Grades Of course there will be grades, but we will focus on practice and learning We will learn, practice, learn, and assess.
What are the rules in this classroom? 1.Respect each other in what you say and do. 2. Keep a clean and safe environment.
Activity! Discuss with a partner some examples of being respectful in what you say and do. Discuss with a partner how to keep a clean and safe environment in our classroom. Be prepared to share. Raise your hands when I ask for examples. Tonight: Write down other rules we might need and bring them tomorrow.
Following Rules will result in.. Verbal acknowledgement A stress-free learning environment A pleasant and orderly classroom atmosphere Earning Longhorn Prides
A warning will be given if a rule is broken. If another rule is broken, movement to another seat or personal conference will occur. If yet another is broken, an email or phone call to your parents will be made. If the above three steps fail to work, and rules continue to be broken, an office referral will be given. A parent/teacher conference will be called. A warning will be given if a rule is broken. If another is broken, a Rule Infraction Notice will be given and sent home for you to see and sign. If yet another is broken, an Action Plan for success will be created along with an email or phone call to you. If the above three steps fail to work, and rules continue to be broken, an office referral will be given. A parent/teacher conference will be called. If a Rule is broken…
We also need Procedures—How We Operate Our Classroom Entering the classroom In-class procedures Sharp pencils Warm-up Homework ready to check Restroom Procedure Finished with Work Dismissal Others
Entering the Classroom: The Steps Entering the classroom quietly Check the table for any handouts or materials Be in your seat BEFORE the tardy bell Read and complete the warm up for the day Remain quiet until I begin class Why is this important? Let’s practice!
The Quiet Signal When you see me raise my hand, become quiet and raise your hand until everyone is quiet. Why do we need this? Let’s practice—everyone start talking!
Restroom Procedure Try to take care of business before class. If you need to be excused to the restroom, raise your hand with your fingers crossed or by holding up two fingers. Why do we need this?
Turning in Papers Pass your work up to the front of the row, or center of the table if in a group. A helper will come by and collect all stacks. If you finish work in class, you may turn your work in to the appropriate class period tray, located on my desk.
Finished with Work Work on other work Help others (quietly) Stay in your seat (unless helping others) Remain quiet
Dismissal Procedure I dismiss you, not the bell Quietly prepare to be dismissed Wait for me to dismiss you Leave quietly and walk from the room.
Missing Homework Homework is for practice and super important for your success. If it is assigned, I expect you to complete it and have it when it is due. Some work will be done in class and will not be brought home.
“Special” Procedures These will be introduced on an “as needed” basis. Library/Media Center Special guests Progress Reports Working Cooperatively Fire Drill Intercom Announcements Assemblies Substitute Teacher
Have an awesome year!” – Mr. Kohn “I truly believe in your potential and I know that you have the ability to succeed!