3What will we learn this year? Science – Chemical Testing, Plant Growth and Development, Earth Materials, and much more!Social Studies – map skills and tour of the U.S.A.Math – multiplication, division, and fractionsReading – small groups and literacy circles
4Music, Art, Computer, Counseling, & Recess We’ll go to music or art once a weekWe’ll go to Mrs. Billingsley’s lab twice a weekWe’ll have counseling with Mrs. Carr twice a monthWe’ll have recess daily
5Morning Work Get unpacked Get everything you think you’ll need for the daySharpen 2 or 3 pencilsTurn in homework on the back tableTurn in any money/notes to yellow basket on my deskIf you must talk, please whisperStart on morning work (It must be completed by 8:00 a.m.)
6Money & Note Turn In Lunch money should be in your pencil case All other money should be in an envelope with the reason for the money, your name, and your cubby #Never just hand money to meAll money and notes go in the yellow basket on my desk
7Cubby Room RemindersYou can go to the cubby room to take care of anything during the Morning Work time without permissionDo not go to the cubby room during the day without permissionOnly 3-4 in the cubby room at a time when packing upThe line leader is the monitor during pack-up time in the afternoon
8Individual Restroom Break If you need to use the restroom, stand at the back of the room and hold up your thumb. Wait for me to respond by nodding my head or holding up my thumb.
9I’m done with my work!You have a few choices if you finish your work early…Read your A.R. book, or…Read one of my books, or…Work one of the “Brain Teaser” sheetsNever tell the teacher that you’re finished with your work
10When the teacher raises her hand… This means that you do the sameThis means that you should stop talking and make eye contact with me“Class, class!!!”If you hear me say, “Class, class!”, you are to repeat it exactly as I say it. This is another way I may get your attention.LET’S PRACTICE!
11Homework & Class Work Homework should always go in the homework bin Class work should always go in the top tray
12Hallway Behavior Walk in a single-file line Do not talk in the hall Stay on the red squaresIf you see a friend from another class, you may wave and smile at them, but please do not talk to them
13Class Restroom Trip Monitors go in first to check the restroom Stand outside the restroom on the white tile (stay off of the blue tile)When finished with the restroom, get water and Germ-XLine up in front of Mrs. Holley’s door without talkingI will choose Quiet Mouse
14Lunchroom Procedures If you are standing in the lunchroom, you are quiet! Enter lunchroom in a single-file line without talkingThe first person in line will give the lunch ladies the number countSay “Please” and “Thank you” to the lunchroom ladiesDo not leave empty seats between one another at the lunch tableTalk quietly and only to the people directly next to you or in front of youIf you drop/spill something, then please clean it up – its your responsibilityTake your tray when you are done eatingLine up quietly (Remember the first rule above)
15Paper Heading On the right side of your paper Your Number – in the air Your First Name and Last Name – first blue lineThe DateThe SubjectExample:#23Kim GulledgeAugust 15, 2011Math Morning Work
16When your neighbor is absent Shoulder Partner – please tell your neighbor what he/she missed when she was absentTidy all of their papers and keep their desk neat while they’re absent
17Writing Down Homework Write it exactly like I have it on the board I will sign your planner daily (except on Fridays)Your parent must sign it nightly (except on Fridays)I will do a weekly planner check
18What are the rules in your class? Be responsible – be on time, be prepared, and have everything you needBe resourceful – take care of things yourself and ask a neighbor for help before you ask the teacherBe respectful – say thank you, please, and you’re welcome to your classmates and to all adults, show respect at all timesTreat others the way you want to be treated!
19Group CompetitionsThere are three groups constantly competing in my classroom. You can earn colored sticks for your groupThe group that has the most points at the end of a given time period winsThis will make more sense as time goes by. You will earn your first points today!
20What happens if I break a rule? 1st Time – Verbal Warning2nd Time – Behavioral Slip3rd Time – Behavioral Slip sent home and no recess and/or silent lunch4th Time – Call home to parents and/or After School Detention by youBehavioralSlip
21Daily Closing MessageAll students will stand and say the Daily Closing Message together