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1 Intro to Horticulture Coach Dukes Room 329
Classroom Procedures

2 Why Should We Have Procedures in Our Classroom?

3 Procedures are a part of life
Procedures are a part of life. They allow complex operations to run smoothly with minimal confusion, low stress, and less wasted time. Airports Driving Restaurants Movies School Where else are procedures practiced?

4 Classroom and Academic Expectations

5 Classroom Expectations
The atmosphere in this classroom will be formal and academic, but comfortable. Students will work hard, learn Horticulture, and enjoy the process. Now ask your self, If a visitor walked into our classroom during the day, what should they see?

6 I expect students to do the following things to make sure the classroom runs smoothly:
Attend class, and arrive on time. Have materials ready when the bell rings. Listen when others are speaking. Follow directions the first time they are given. Get permission before speaking. Be polite and respectful toward each other. Stay on-task and focused on aquatics.

7 Academic Expectations
Come to class on time and have materials ready. Follow teacher’s directions and complete assignments. Work hard and enjoy the process. Do your best. Do not complain; it poisons the atmosphere.

8 Daily Procedures

9 Entering the Classroom Procedure
Enter the room from the street side of the shop Get your notebook out and be seated. Read the bell work assignment posted on the board and start working. If you finish the bell work assignment early, work on something else quietly. Quietly, patiently wait for instruction.

10 Bellwork Procedure Bell work will be on the board or overhead
Read the bell work assignment on the board and start working. Do not wait for the teacher or the bell. If you finish the bell work assignment early, find something quiet to work on while others are finishing.

11 What is bellwork? The assignment posted on the board to be done when you get to class. You will have 5 minutes. This will be checked periodically for a test grade. You are responsible for getting the bell work every day.

12 When you finish work early . . .
quietly read a book. organize your planner or homework. use your hand held computer for academic work. sit quietly. do a puzzle. work on homework. wait patiently.

13 Daily Schedule Daily objective and agenda
Teacher–instructions/Modeling Student–guided instruction/Practice Assessment/Closure This all goes for classroom days, Greenhouse days, and nature walks

14 Class Opening Procedures
I. Bellwork assignment time A. Students work on bellwork B. Teacher takes attendance, returns papers and checks on individual students as needed. II. After the bell work assignment A. Teacher announces daily/weekly agenda (Mondays). B. Bell work follow up. C. Daily lesson begins.

15 Tardy Procedure (1) Once the bell has rung you must go down to the office and receive a tardy pass in order to enter the classroom

16 Absence Procedure When you are absent, it is your responsibility to get with the teacher to see what you missed. You will have until the end of the week to complete your missed work.

17 Listening to/Responding to Questions
When we are having class discussions, raise your hand to be called on and actively listen to whoever is speaking. Teacher will give specific instructions when students are to call out answers without first raising their hands. Ask only questions that are relevant to the lesson. Be respectful of all comments and ideas, even if they differ from yours.

18 Working Together in Groups
Each student in a cooperative group will have a task which will be assigned by teacher or determined by group members. Example of tasks: - recorder - presenter - materials person - clean up person - encourager - leader–keep group on task

19 Getting the Class’ Attention
The teacher will say, “May I have your attention please”, “I need your attention” or I will just start talking and you will have to keep up. When you hear the teacher speaking. 1) stop what you are doing. 2) look at the teacher and listen.

20 End of the Class Dismissal Procedure
I will give you heads up on when to get ready to go. Hand in daily work. Put away materials. Make sure desk area is neat and trash is picked up. When the bell rings, be seated and look at the teacher (All students must be seated). Teacher dismisses class. Push in chairs and proceed quickly and quietly out the door near the street side.

21 Classroom Rules Respect Others Respect Yourself Respect Equipment
Class Rule

22 Classroom Rules Follow teacher’s directions. Do not disrupt class.
Be polite and courteous to others. Stay seated and on task. Do not throw or toss anything. Keep hands and objects to yourself. No profanity.

23 Classroom Consequences
Verbal warning Stay 2 minutes after class for conference. Meet with Teacher next morning about your behavior Call or parents and Send to office

24 Behavior Intervention
Sit in safe seat Sent out of the classroom Calls to parents Office referral Work with others to develop a behavior plan Create action plan to determine a better behavior

25 Students Leaving the Classroom
Students will not leave classroom/Greenhouse Unless for emergencies Use the restroom between classes

26 Student’s Sudden Illness
Tell teacher where you are going. Go to the nurse or restroom. Note: You should not be “suddenly ill” very often. “an emergency on your part does not constitute an emergency for me.”

27 Safety Drills Where do you go in case of a fire drill?

28 Fire Drill Exit out the door, by the street, and walk down by the football field

29 Tornado Stay in the room Room is a safe haven for tornados

30 Safety Drill Teacher locks door. Close blinds
Students get in the back corner of the classroom. Students stay in room. QUIET Students wait for further instructions. Students return to learning task.

31 Greenhouse/Tools Procedures
We will always meet in the classroom. Bell ringer procedures apply. We will walk out as a class to the greenhouse on the street side. Groups will be assigned prior to going out. Specific jobs will be assigned.

32 Classroom Visitors You may smile and you may say hello if it is appropriate and it does not disrupt the class. Continue to work in class as you normally would. Remember to make a good impression for visitors. We want to impress them.

33 Guest Teacher Be polite and respectful. The teacher is a guest and we want to make a good impression. Continue to work in class as you normally would. Remember, we want to impress all visitors in our classroom.

34 Other Procedures Test taking procedures Using lab equipment
Listening to announcements

35 Test Taking Procedures
Must have pencil or pen. Build wall around your area. Do not talk Do not look at others work. Turn in when done Work on the assignment posted after test

36 Using lab equipment Follow safety instructions at all times
Do not touch equipment until told to do so Follow all instructions given by teacher.

37 Listening to announcements
Anytime someone comes on the PA we must immediately stop what we are doing and listen. Remain in your seat and listen.

38 Thank You!!! Thank you for following the classroom procedures.
• This will allow us to have a wonderful, creative, and productive year in Horticulture/Landscape Design with minimal stress and wasted time.

39 Tuesday August 27, 2008 OBJECTIVES
Learn more about Classroom Procedures, Classroom Format, and what is expected of each student List 3 things that interested you from yesterdays discussion about the course


Find your seat and begin bellwork-in their objectives notebook Teacher will check roll while students are writing

Lecture and instruction on new material Activities to engage students in the material Greenhouse Days Perform what we learned the day before Work on projects such as propagation Nature Walks As a class we will walk around campus learning the different plants

Consists of quizzes, charting the progression of plants and projects, and participation grades

Random checks of the objectives notebook Unit tests Plant Identification Tests


Respect Others Respect Yourself Respect the Equipment

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