2 Classroom Rules Follow directions the first time given Raise hand to speakComplete all assignments neatly and turn in on timeRespect others’ rights to learnStrive to do your best always
3 Student Behavior Rewards for Positive Behavior Include: Extra minutes at breakNo homework passesExcellent gradesBecoming a “Loomis Leader”Mini Society (Market Day) moneyField trips and classroom partiesFeeling positive about self
4 Student Behavior Consequences for Negative Behavior Include: Planner signingStudy HallDetentionPoor gradesParent contact/meetingMeeting with Principal/Assistant PrincipalLoss of Mini Society (Market Day) money
5 Hand Signals “pinkie” = you want to ask a question “A” = you want to answer a question“C” = you want to make a comment or share“R” = you need to use the restroom“L” = you would like to use the library“2 fingers up” = you want to leave your seat“3 fingers up” = you need the teacher’s help
6 How to Begin the Day come in quietly Go to your desk and take out binder, books, hw, lunch/snacksOpen your planner– the planner checker will check for your parent’s signature from the day beforeHang up backpack on designated hookPlace any signed notes, Walnut Weekly folder, papers due (not homework) into the respective red basket and cross off your numberSharpen your pencilTake out all math supplieshave math hw open for Ms. L to check and begin working on the math review on your whiteboard
7 Lunch Time Wait for Mrs. Loomis or back of line leader to dismiss you “Bucket” person leaves for lunch firstFront of line leader leaves for lunch second and monitors that all students walk to lunchWalk to lunch – no runningAfter lunch, place lunch pail/bag in bucketBucket person brings bucket back to classroomBell rings – walk to class and line up quietly in two lines outside our door
8 How To End The DayFill planner out completely and leave open for Ms. L to signClean off tops of desk and floorWater plant and do classroom jobDay of the Week person raises hand when everyone is readyMs. L ok’s group to get backpacks from the hooksPack all materials needed for homework in your backpack, including your silent reading bookSit quietly at your desk for end-of-the-day announcements
9 Attention If you hear me speaking, voices off and eyes on me If I ring the bell, voices off and eyes on meIf I ring the gong, finish what you are saying then voices off and eyes on meIf I clap my hands in a pattern, repeat the pattern then voices off and eyes on meTooting the train whistle means you have 3 minutes left before clean up time
10 QuestionsBefore asking Mrs. Loomis a question, think about the following:Has she already given us this information?Did I ask people at my group during an appropriate time?Did I ask three people before I asked her?
11 Bathroom You may use the bathroom at anytime during the day except: The first 30 minutes we have returned to our classroom (i.e. lunch, break, library, etc.)During a drill (fire, earthquake, etc.)While I am instructing, unless it’s an emergencyJust hold up the “R” sign language sign – I’ll nod my head
12 P.E. or BreakP.E. = the p.e. monitors will be in charge of taking out, setting up and cleaning up all equipmentStudents will be dismissed by either Mrs. Loomis or the back line leaderAfter p.e., students will have 3 minutes to use the restroom and get water. Students must be back to the classroom, ready to work in this time periodBreak = the p.e. monitors will take out Mrs. Loomis’ two break bucketsPlease return all equipment to the buckets when the whistle is blownP.E. monitors will bring buckets into class
13 Snacks and DrinksAll healthy snacks are permitted to be eaten during break not during instruction.Water is the only acceptable drink for the classroom.If your water bottle is empty, please fill it up when I am not instructing and NOT after coming in from break.You may drink from the water fountain during times when I am not directly teaching the class.
14 Homework All work must be completed neatly and turned in on time. Assignments not completed on time will be dropped one letter grade. You will have 1 day to turn in a late assignment. It will be 1 grade lowered.Homework will be assigned every night and should take about 60 minutes.If homework is not completed, you must inform Mrs. Loomis, bring her your behavior card to sign and fill out the form in the “No Homework” binder.
15 Behavior CardsFirst signing in a week = warningSecond signing in a week = homeThird signing in a week = lunch detentionFourth signing in a week = parent/student/teacher conferenceLoosing one’s behavior card = detentionToo many detentions = loss of mini society money, field trips or end of the year activities
16 Absent WorkAbsent work will be collected by the Absent Work Collector the day you are gone.The day you return, you must see the Absent Work Collector to discuss the lessons/activities/homework you missed. The paperwork you need will be in your absent folder.You have two days from the day you return to complete the work you missed. It must be turned in to the absent work basket on my desk with the absent form stapled to the top. You are expected to complete all current assignments on time as well. No exceptions.
17 Things To Remember Chairs must remain flat on the floor You must clean up after yourselfAlways ask permission before borrowing somethingNo writing and/or sending notes in class(EVER!)No pencil sharpening while Ms. L is instructing.All assignments must have your name, date, number and assignment or they will not be acceptedAll writing must be neat, or I will have you redo the assignmentNo bullying is ever allowed. Zero tolerance.You are never completely finished, either check your work or read quietly