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1 The Knight’s Community Day One

2 The Knight’s Community Find a desk and take seat in alphabetical order Find a desk and take seat in alphabetical order When prompted find a partner that you do not know very well When prompted find a partner that you do not know very well Share the following with your buddy so that you can introduce each other to the class: First and last name, place of birth, least favorite vegetable (why?), and favorite activity (why?). Share the following with your buddy so that you can introduce each other to the class: First and last name, place of birth, least favorite vegetable (why?), and favorite activity (why?). Hand out forms Hand out forms Go over 8 th Grade letter Go over 8 th Grade letter

3 Knight’s Community Classroom Procedures: Classroom Procedures: Entering classroom: quietly take seat, look for essential question, and think about answerEntering classroom: quietly take seat, look for essential question, and think about answer Bathroom and water fountain breaks – when?Bathroom and water fountain breaks – when? Pencil sharpening – when?Pencil sharpening – when? Log for passesLog for passes Forms and instructionsForms and instructions School policies: Hallways, dress code, gum, food, and drinksSchool policies: Hallways, dress code, gum, food, and drinks Definition of a straight, single file lineDefinition of a straight, single file line Make-up workMake-up work Working in groups (voice levels)Working in groups (voice levels) Computer lab guidelines (site selection, seating; voice level)Computer lab guidelines (site selection, seating; voice level) HomeworkHomework Fire and tornado drillsFire and tornado drills Teacher dismisses class – not bellTeacher dismisses class – not bell

4 The Knight’s Community Expectations Expectations When I am speaking, you are listeningWhen I am speaking, you are listening Participate with your group (don’t be a log or a hog)Participate with your group (don’t be a log or a hog) Keep track of your data journals (stays here)Keep track of your data journals (stays here) Respect our classroom and studentsRespect our classroom and students Be ready for work each dayBe ready for work each day

5 The Knight’s Community When we use technology When we use technology Know your passwordKnow your password Appropriate sitesAppropriate sites Staying on taskStaying on task Homework (see my website) Homework (see my website) Must be completedMust be completed ELA: Reading Journals for Bonus GradeELA: Reading Journals for Bonus Grade ELA: Review class notes dailyELA: Review class notes daily

6 The Knight’s Community 8 th Grade Norms and Procedures 8 th Grade Norms and Procedures Mission StatementMission Statement Discuss ideas and develop a mission statement with four neighborsDiscuss ideas and develop a mission statement with four neighbors Classes will vote on one mission statement to be adopted by the communityClasses will vote on one mission statement to be adopted by the community Classroom norms based on Mission Statement Classroom norms based on Mission Statement

7 The Knight’s Community Create Class Mission StatementCreate Class Mission Statement Discuss ideas and answer questions with four neighbors:Discuss ideas and answer questions with four neighbors: Why are we here?Why are we here? What do we have to do well together?What do we have to do well together? How will we accomplish our goals?How will we accomplish our goals? Class selects one mission statement to be adopted by communityClass selects one mission statement to be adopted by community

8 Knights Community Samples from last year: Samples from last year: We the students of Mr. Leake’s 8 th grade class pledge to stay focused on our learning objectives. We will achieve our goals by paying attention in class, asking questions, taking notes, and following our class norms. We will put forth our best effort at all times. We will make good choices so that we will be successful in 8 th grade, be good role models for the 6 th and 7 th graders, and to be prepared for high school.

9 Knights Community Classroom Norms Respect Your Classmates And Your Teacher Raise Your Hand Before Speaking Be Prepared to Learn and Positive About Learning Pay Attention, Participate and Ask Questions Put Forth Your Best Effort at All Times Be a Good Role Model

10 The Knight’s Community Team Skits Team Skits Large Group 1: the importance of educationLarge Group 1: the importance of education Large Group 2: school did not go well for a student last year – How can the student be encouraged? What can the student do differently this year?Large Group 2: school did not go well for a student last year – How can the student be encouraged? What can the student do differently this year? Large Group 3: demonstrate how students should enter and leave classroomLarge Group 3: demonstrate how students should enter and leave classroom

11 The Knight’s Community School Wide Mission Statement: School Wide Mission Statement: E mpower the school community and M otivate the students to be lifelong learners through interactive engagement to S ucceed now and in the future


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