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