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  1. 1. Classroom Expectations Fifth Grade Ms. Mercer Room P4 – Nicholas Elementary
  2. 2. Student Behaviors <ul><li>Be prompt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be ready to learn when class begins. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the supplies and books you need </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be a polite and positive participant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak in a quiet voice, and listen when the teacher talks. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be productive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn in work on time, and always do your best. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be a problem solver </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct problems quickly and peacefully before they escalate. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Show Respect <ul><li>Value yourself. Be honest and do the right thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the ideas and opinions of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Help your teacher by helping other students. </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible with property and belongings. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Responsibility for Coursework <ul><li>Bring your notebook, textbook, and pencils to your desk as you enter the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Finish your class work in class, and turn in all homework on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives for each period are posted on the bulletin board along with a list of textbooks you will for the period. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Promote Lifelong Learning <ul><li>You can develop lifelong learning traits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be curious about others and the world; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about other people and cultures; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for new solutions; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your unique talents and intelligence to promote positive change; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn and apply technology tools to solve problems. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ms. Mercer’s Class Rules… <ul><li>Respect yourself, respect your fellow students, and respect the adults and property in this school. </li></ul><ul><li>You can talk, if you raise your hand and after an adult has called on you. </li></ul><ul><li>You can leave your seat, if you raise your hand and get permission. </li></ul><ul><li>You can do your best. No permission is required for this. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Respect yourself… <ul><li>Examples of not respecting yourself are: </li></ul><ul><li>Using profanity; </li></ul><ul><li>Not doing your best; </li></ul><ul><li>Damaging your work. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences: You will receive detention for using profanity, not doing your work or damaging your class work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Respect your fellow students… <ul><li>Examples of not showing respect to your fellow students are: </li></ul><ul><li>Calling another student a name; </li></ul><ul><li>Talking about someone's mother, grandmother, or other family members trying to hurt their feelings; </li></ul><ul><li>Taunting someone (&quot;You gonna do something&quot;); </li></ul><ul><li>Talking about a classmate's body in an insulting way. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences: You will receive detention. If the taunting or insults involves threats, you will receive a citation and get detention. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Respect the adults… <ul><li>Examples of not showing respect to the adults in the school are: </li></ul><ul><li>Calling an adult a name; </li></ul><ul><li>Talking about an adult's body in an insulting way; </li></ul><ul><li>Refusing to follow directions from an adult. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences: You will receive detention if you don’t follow directions. You will receive a call home, and a citation or referral for showing disrespect to an adult. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Respect property… <ul><li>Examples of not showing respect for school property are: </li></ul><ul><li>Writing on or damaging books, furniture, or walls; </li></ul><ul><li>Stealing; </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Teacher's Edition without permission; </li></ul><ul><li>Chewing gum. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences: If you chew gum at school, you will receive detention. If you deface something (if you can clean it off) you will clean it up, and receive detention. You will receive a call home, and a citation for damaging school or another student's property, stealing, or using the Teacher's Edition. </li></ul>
  11. 11. You can talk, if you raise your hand and after an adult has called on you. <ul><li>Examples of this are talking out of turn, talking back to a teacher (talking after an adult says, &quot;That is the final word.&quot;), or talking after an adult tells you or the class to be quiet. </li></ul><ul><li>You can talk when the teacher calls on you, when the teacher asks for a class response, or when the teacher has you working in groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences: You will receive detention for talking out of turn or talking during a quiet time. If you are repeatedly disruptive (talking out of turn), you will receive a call home and a written citation/referral. </li></ul>
  12. 12. You can leave your seat, if you raise your hand and get permission. <ul><li>Sit upright in your seat (your bottom on the seat, all four chair legs and both of your legs on the floor). No tipping or rocking. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay out of off-limits areas (teacher desks, teacher cabinets). You should only be at a computer if you have permission. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences: You will receive detention for repeated poor body space (not staying in your seat). You will receive detention for being in an off-limits area in the classroom. You will receive a citation for leaving the classroom without permission. </li></ul>
  13. 13. You can do your best. <ul><li>No permission is required for this. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Policies <ul><li>Gum, permanent markers, and rubber bands are not allowed in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Recess is the time for using the bathroom – you will owe detention time for using the bathroom during class. </li></ul><ul><li>Please be in your seat and working within 5 minutes of the bell. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear your uniform (white collared shirt, blue bottoms) every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Absences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Math Notes from the class note book. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make up any homework. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Grading <ul><li>Grades are based on the accumulation of points. </li></ul><ul><li>Points are based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major exams and projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class participation (effort) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(daily work and homework) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grades are included on weekly reports. </li></ul><ul><li>Homework is assigned four days a week, and is due the next day. You will go to detention if you do not have your homework at the start of class. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Grading Scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>81-100% = 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66-80% = 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>45-65% = 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33-44% = 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Below 33% = 1 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. My Pledge to Students <ul><li>I will trust you until you give me reason to do otherwise. </li></ul><ul><li>I will respect you and work with you to solve problems. </li></ul><ul><li>I will promptly correct and offer feedback on your work (within 1-2 weeks). </li></ul><ul><li>I will work with you to meet learning goals. </li></ul><ul><li>I will offer extra help should you need them. </li></ul>