Let’s decide together!
Think about it:
Why do we need rules
in the classroom?
What happens when you make a
• First time – warning
• Second time – seat
• Third time – parents
notified by you, miss
Coming to Attention
• I will ring my bell to get your
attention, or flick the lights on and
Before School Starts
• Line up at cafeteria doors
if you are having
• When done eating, play
on the north playground.
• When the bell rings, line
up by the north doors
next to the ramp (two
• Stand quietly in line.
• Wait for Mrs. Marsden to
come get you. Please
smile and greet her.
Beginning the Day
• Enter the room politely.
• Take materials out of your backpack.
• Put backpack and coats on the coatrack.
• Place your homework on the corner of your
• Get started on bellwork. When bellwork is
complete read silently.
Entering the Room
• Enter the room quietly and
• Do not interrupt other
• Begin work or…
• Wait for instructions from
• Stand up quietly and push in
• Take all necessary materials.
• Teacher will excuse the quietest
• Line up without talking or
touching other people.
• Face forward and watch where
you are going.
Using the Restroom
• You are expected to use the restroom before school,
before recess, and before lunch.
• You will be given ten tickets at the beginning of each
• If I am not teaching the whole class, quietly walk over
to me with your bathroom ticket.
• Only one girl and one boy may use the restroom at a
• Take the hall pass with you. You have two minutes to
use the restroom.
Getting a Drink
• When I am not teaching the class, you may get a
drink from the drinking fountain.
• There should only be one person at the fountain
at a time.
• Do not talk.
• Wipe away any water that you spill.
Getting a Tissue
• You may get a tissue whenever you
• Throw away used tissues immediately.
• Make sure it lands in the trash can.
• Get right back to work.
Throwing Away Trash
• When I am not teaching the whole
class, you may throw away trash
• Do NOT play basketball with your
• Make sure all the trash lands in the
trash can, even if it isn’t yours.
Sharpening Your Pencil
• You may NOT sharpen your pencil
during the school day.
• If your pencil breaks, walk quietly to the
• Place your broken pencil in the
• Take a newly sharpened pencil from the
• Each day I will choose one girl and one boy to be my
V.I.P.s. These students are my special helpers
throughout the day. Their responsibilities include:
• Passing out papers
• Acting as line leaders
• Sharpening pencils at the end of the day
• Other tasks as needed.
• Each student is assigned a table
• Each day a letter will be posted on
the board. The student who is
assigned the number is the table
leader for the day. He or she is
• Collecting or turning in assignments
• Gathering and putting materials away
for the group
• Acting as spokesperson for the group
Cooperative Table Groups
• We will be working together to
achieve our learning goals. Mrs.
Marsden will award
table points for groups that:
• Work as a team with every member contributing.
• Follow directions the first time.
• Work quietly during independent work time.
• Are neat and tidy.
• Show respect and kindness.
Ending the Day
• Take out your planner, and write the
night’s homework in it.
• When your table group is called, you may
gather your backpack. Check your mail
• Clear off your desk.
• Pick up any trash around your desk (even
if it is not yours!)
• Stand quietly behind your desk when you
are ready to be dismissed.
Using the Class Library
• During your silent reading time,
you may take a book from the
• There should be no more than
three people at the bookshelves.
• Take only ONE book at a time.
• Please take care of the book.
Keep it in the classroom.
• When you have finished the book
return it to the shelf.
Headings on Papers
• Make sure you write your name on all worksheets.
• Any assignments completed on a sheet of lined
paper needs a heading.
• On the top right hand of your paper, write your
first and last name (in cursive).
• Under your name, write the day’s date.
• Points may be deducted from papers with no
names or headings.
Passing in Papers
• When I collect papers, each
table will hand their work to the
day’s table leader.
• The table leader will quietly
place the work in the