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?
Classroom Expectations The atmosphere in this classroom will be formal and academic, but comfortable. Students will work hard, learn science, and enjoy the process. If a visitor walked into our classroom during the day, what should they see?
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 biology.
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.
Entering the Classroom Procedure 1.Enter the room quickly and quietly. 2.Read the bellwork assignment and start working. 3.If you finish the bellwork assignment early, work on something else quietly. 4.Quietly, patiently wait for instruction.
Bellwork Procedure 1.Pick up handouts, be seated, and gather materials for class. 2.Read the bellwork assignment and start working. 3.Do not wait for the teacher or the bell. 4.If you finish the bellwork assignment early, find something quiet to work on while others are finishing.
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 bellwork assignment A. Teacher announces daily/weekly agenda. B. Teacher discusses returned papers/feedback. C. Bellwork follow up. D. Daily lesson begins.
Absence Procedure It is your responsibility to check with the teacher for make up work If you are missing work from an absence, the teacher will let you know what you are missing and provide the materials needed. You have 5 days to get with the teacher to schedule when make up work is due.
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.
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
Getting the Class’ Attention The teacher will say, “Listen up” or “I need your attention” and I will hold up my hand. When you see my hand you are to 1) stop what you are doing. 2) look at the teacher. 3) raise your hand until the class is silent.
Walking in the Hall Procedure When we are walking in the hall (fire drills, writing lab, outdoors) Stay with the group. Go quickly and quietly to the destination.
End of the Day Dismissal Procedure 1.Hand in daily work. 2.Put away materials. Make sure desk area is neat and trash is picked up. 3.When the bell rings, be seated and look at the teacher (All students must be seated). 4.Teacher dismisses class. 5.Push in chairs and proceed quickly and quietly out the door. 1.Last class put chairs up
Classroom Consequences Verbal warning Write up Administrators are always an option for classroom disturbances. Conference with teacher Call parents Other: detention, action plan form, SIT referral, behavior contract
Students Leaving the Classroom Get permission from the teacher without disrupting class. You must have a hall pass(agenda) to leave the room.
Bathroom Use The best time for bathroom use is during passing period. You should not leave class to use the bathroom unless it is truly necessary. Do not ask to leave 5 minutes after class starts or 5 minutes before class ends. Only person at a time will use the bathroom.
Student’s Sudden Illness Tell teacher where you are going. Go to the nurse or restroom. Follow up with the teacher when you are better. Note: You should not be “suddenly ill” very often.
Safety Drills Where do you go in case of a fire drill?
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.
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.
Teacher Away from the Room Step 1: Be seated and start working on the bellwork assignment as usual. Step 2: Sit quietly, be patient, and use the time to work on other academic assignments. Step 3: Contact another science or math teacher in a nearby room.
Last 20 Minutes No students in the hall the last 20 minutes of the school day. –Emergencies: Administrator will escort
Thank You!!! Thank you for following the classroom procedures. This will allow us to have a wonderful, creative, and productive year in science class with minimal stress and wasted time. What other procedures should be added to our classroom list?