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  1. 1. Expectations & Procedures <br />Ms. White & Ms. Nonaka<br />
  2. 2. Long-Range Goals:<br />Ask for help when needed (respectfully and after attempting independently) <br />Plan & complete long-range projects <br />Stay focused during independent work times<br />Learn how to be organized! (keep a daily planner with daily assignments)<br />Weekly binder checks every Friday!<br />
  3. 3. Guidelines for Success<br />P – Participate during class activities<br />A – Attitude is everything; be positive <br />L – let someone know if you need help<br />E – Encourage each other <br />R – Respect yourself and others <br />M – Monitor your own organization & work<br />O – Open to help, suggestions & new ideas <br />
  4. 4. At the beginning of class…<br />Be inside the classroom with the door shut by the second bell<br />Collect all materials you will need for the day<br />Leave your backpack along the wall<br />Start working on daily vocabulary (on the board)<br />
  5. 5. Materials you will need:<br />Folder<br />Pencil<br />Paper <br />Always check the board when you enter class for other necessary materials <br />
  6. 6. “Sticky Questions”<br />We understand that you may have questions during independent work times but please don’t disrupt your neighbor or raise your hand. <br />There are sticky tabs in each table box<br />Mark your question on the page or put a colored sticky on your desk if you have more than one question<br />
  7. 7. “Sticky Questions”<br />Please only use the tabs if you have a question<br />The teachers will be walking around and will come see you if we see a sticky tab on your work or your desk. <br />Please don’t worry, at the end of the period we will ask if anyone had sticky questions that didn’t get answered <br />
  8. 8. Homework <br />Due at the beginning of class on FRIDAY<br />Turn in to the wire basket on the teacher desk (labeled by period number)<br />Check the bottom basket for graded assignments <br />* Late assignments will be accepted up to one month after due date for a reduction in points *<br />
  9. 9. Absent? <br />File box by the bookshelf with a folder for every day of the week<br />It is your responsibility to check the folder for the day you are absent <br />Look at the week schedule on the board or ask a neighbor to help fill in the minder binder <br />Longer than 2 days? Talk to the teachers!<br />
  10. 10. Bathroom <br />Each student receives 3 bathroom passes each month<br />You may use your bathroom pass after the first 15 minutes of the period <br />If you MUST go before the 15 minutes are up<br />Turn in a pass <br />Spend 15 minutes of lunch in the class<br />You may eat your lunch during this time<br />
  11. 11. Noise Volume<br />We do a lot of fun activities during the day!<br />Please check the Noise Chart on the chalkboard at the beginning of every activity or class period. <br />There will be a large yellow star next to the noise level appropriate for the activity. <br />We will tell you if the volume changes levels in the middle of an activity. <br />
  12. 12. Noise Volume<br /> LEVEL 1 <br />Silence <br />Individual work/learning time<br /> LEVEL 2<br />Asking the teachers for help<br />Borrowing supplies from your neighbor<br />Guided discussion <br />Asking a quick question (neighbors ONLY)<br /> LEVEL 3<br />Still have “inside” voices <br />Group work times <br />Ask a classmate a question or for help <br />
  13. 13. You are all STARS!<br />Each day, the whole class has a chance to earn one letter of the word STAR<br />HOW?<br />Keep focused on the task at hand<br />Keep the noise level appropriate (see the chart on the board)<br />You can earn up to 20 “STAR” points per week<br />For a total of 80 points per month<br />If the class earns 75-80 stars we will have a celebration!(more info to come…)<br />
  14. 14. Beads<br />Everyone starts with 30 beads each month. You can use the beads to “buy” special activities or supplies you may need <br />EARN (MORE) BEADS:<br />Working on task <br />Being extra helpful <br />Showing respect to teachers and other students <br />LOSE BEADS:<br />Disrupting class work times <br />Being noisy when re-entering the classroom from an outside activity<br />Using the restroom before 15 minutes is up or after your 3 passes are gone<br />
  15. 15. Earn your “ticket” outside<br />Clean up your desk & workspace<br />Return class materials to their homes<br />Make sure your minder binder is filled in <br />Return your class binder to its place on the bookshelf<br />
  16. 16. Remember:<br />The bell does not dismiss you!<br />We will make sure you are out in a timely manner <br />If you have questions or concerns, we’re here to help you<br />Our goal is to help you learn, grow, and have fun!<br />
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