First Day of Class Introduction


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This is the PowerPoint I used with my French I classes this semester to establish a classroom routine.

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First Day of Class Introduction

  1. 1. Bienvenue au français I ! <ul><li>Le Premier Exercice </li></ul><ul><li>Use the name tags on the desk and the poster on the board to find your seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Write your name in the name plate of the textbook on your desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to fill out the Essential Information card and the Student Information sheet. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Qui est le prof ?
  3. 3. Syllabus Review <ul><li>What do you do in French 1? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you be graded? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Guideline #1 Be in your assigned seat and working on Le Premier Exercice when the bell rings. Guideline #2 Bring your textbook and all necessary materials to class and take them with you when you leave. Classroom Guidelines
  5. 5. Necessary Materials <ul><li>Discovering French Bleu textbook </li></ul><ul><li>A writing utensil, preferably a blue or black pen </li></ul><ul><li>A 1.5 or 2 inch three-ring binder. </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook dividers. </li></ul><ul><li>A pack of 3” x 5” index cards (can be left at home). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Guideline #4 Guideline #3 Treat each person in this room with respect and dignity. Follow directions the first time they are given.
  7. 7. Guideline # 5 Follow all procedures and policies as outlined in Brighton High School handbook.
  8. 8. Benefits of Procedures <ul><li>Verbal Acknowledgement </li></ul><ul><li>  A stress-free learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>  A pleasant and orderly classroom atmosphere </li></ul>
  9. 9. Not following guidelines will result in… <ul><li>1 st </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal Warning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guideline Infraction Notice and Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3rd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Plan , Parental Contact, and 30 minute after school detention ( Fridays Only!!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disciplinary Referral </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Guideline Infraction Notice <ul><li>Read it </li></ul><ul><li>Sign it </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it until the end </li></ul><ul><li>of class </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sample Guideline Infraction Notice
  12. 12. When you are late <ul><li>Enter quietly </li></ul><ul><li>Excused : Place pass in your class’s folder in the attendance binder. </li></ul><ul><li>Unexcused : Sign detention </li></ul><ul><li>list in the attendance binder. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a seat and take out </li></ul><ul><li>your materials. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Paper Heading <ul><li>IF there is not pre-assigned space to put your name, follow the following guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>Write or type your name in the upper left-hand corner of the paper, with the date and your block. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Turning in Assignments <ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Except when otherwise noted, all homework for the week is due the following Monday at the beginning of class. </li></ul><ul><li>Place your name on the assignments and put it in the appropriate box. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are missing an assignment or receive a failing grade, you may resubmit the assignment the following week for partial credit. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Student Responsibility Form Th is is for students who do not have the assigned homework <ul><li>Fill it out </li></ul><ul><li>Sign and date it </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it in with the homework </li></ul><ul><li>papers </li></ul><ul><li>You need to complete a form for each assignment that is missing. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sample Responsibility Form
  17. 17. Turning in Assignments <ul><li>Classwork </li></ul><ul><li>Place the assignments in a pile on the upper right hand corner of the desk until we are ready to turn them in. </li></ul><ul><li>When asked, pass the stack of assignments to the table to your right. </li></ul><ul><li>Once all of the assignments are as far to the right as they can go, pass them forward. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Turning in Assignments <ul><li>Projects and Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Written projects follow the homework policy. If you want to email them to me, I must receive it by 7:30 AM on the day it is due. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Presentations are due on the assignment date. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are absent, you will not receive a grade on the assignment unless the absence is excused. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Turning in Assignments <ul><li>Tests and Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have finished, turn your paper face down and wait for others to finish. </li></ul><ul><li>When time is up, place your papers still face down on the corner of the desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Pass them forward following the classwork procedure. </li></ul>
  20. 20. I have finished. I can… <ul><li>Start working on my French homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Finish a some missing assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Review my flashcards. </li></ul><ul><li>Work on your portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your binder. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a review activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Read a book. </li></ul>
  21. 21. When you return from being absent, <ul><li>Go to the Daily Assignments Binder. </li></ul><ul><li>This binder will be up to date for the previous school week. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at L’Emploi du Temps. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieve any handouts or copy the directions of any assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a test or quiz, make an appointment to do make-up. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Scheduled check out <ul><li>Please let me know as you enter the classroom. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I will be at the door. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quietly raise your hand to get my attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Pack your materials and leave at the scheduled time. </li></ul><ul><li>If it is an emergency, quickly get my attention and I will assist you. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Classroom Discussions <ul><li>PLEASE participate. </li></ul><ul><li>I want to hear what you have to say. </li></ul><ul><li>Make all questions and comments relevant to the current discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>If your question is off the topic, write it down and ask later. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Moving around the room <ul><li>Beginning of class or during independent work time </li></ul><ul><li>- Unless you need supplies from the resource table or need to turn in your homework, please stay in your seat. </li></ul><ul><li>During a mini-lesson or class discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>- Do not ask during a classroom discussion unless it is an emergency. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Class Dismissal <ul><li>The teacher dismisses you, </li></ul><ul><li>not the bell. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not start packing up </li></ul><ul><li>prior to the bell. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait until the teacher </li></ul><ul><li>finishes and officially </li></ul><ul><li>dismisses you with: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bonne journée ! A demain ! ” </li></ul>
  26. 26. “ Special” Procedures These will be introduced on an “as needed” basis <ul><li>Library/Media Center </li></ul><ul><li>Special guests </li></ul><ul><li>Progress Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Working Cooperatively </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Drill </li></ul><ul><li>Intercom Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Substitute Teacher </li></ul>
  27. 27. Remember… I truly believe in your potential and I want you to believe in it too! Let’s have an amazing semester ! - M. Hightower-Mills