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Classroom rules 2007 08

  1. 1. Classroom Rules Orchestra Room
  2. 2. Rule #1 Be courteous and respectful at all times. <ul><li>Show respect for classroom, school property, and property belonging to others by not touching anything that does not belong to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to the teacher and your classmates in a respectful manner. When responding to the teacher always use good manners by saying “Yes, ma’m” or “No, ma’m”. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rule #2 Bring all required materials to class every day. <ul><li>Each student is responsible and will be graded for having the required materials everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>All students are required to bring their OWN music and pencil everyday, not just rely on their stand partner to bring it!! </li></ul><ul><li>Violin and viola students are also responsible for having their personal instrument in class every day. If a student is unable to bring his/her instrument because it is out for repairs, a parent note is required. In this case, a school instrument will be provided for use in class without a deduction of participation points. Without a parental note, you will lose participation points for that day. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your agenda to class EVERY DAY. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rule #3 Handle music and instruments with care…they are expensive. If you are using a school instrument, you are responsible for any damage to the instrument or case and will be required to pay for repair or replacement costs.
  5. 5. Rule #4 Remain on task and behave appropriately. <ul><li>There will be no unnecessary talking or playing during rehearsals/class instruction. When the conductor dictates a cut-off, stop playing immediately and listen for comments or instructions. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Orchestra Concert Requirements <ul><li>Fall, CODA, Jamboree and Spring concerts are required performances. </li></ul><ul><li>Please put these dates on your calendar and do everything possible to keep them reserved for our concerts. These are our primary evaluation tool and are invaluable to team building. </li></ul><ul><li>If the student cannot participate in a concert, you must notify the teacher at least one week in advance and you must submit a taped recording of the entire concert program prior to the concert date or make arrangements with Mrs. Secrist to perform the entire concert program for the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to follow this procedure will result in a zero for the performance grade given for that concert. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classroom Procedures
  8. 8. Procedure #1 Entering the Classroom <ul><li>Enter Quietly And Get Required Materials . </li></ul><ul><li>Upon entering the classroom, students are to immediately get their instrument and/or other required materials and proceed to their assigned seat without excessive noise. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to borrow classroom equipment you must request permission from Mrs. Secrist to borrow school equipment and leave “collateral” at the front of the classroom. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Procedure #2 Tuning <ul><li>7th And 8th Grade Students Tune Your Instrument . Students should then proceed to tune their instrument using the tuners provided by the teacher or their own tuner. Teacher and section leaders will be provide assistance as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>6th Grade Students Place Instrument Beside Seat . Until given different instructions, 6 th grade students should place the instrument beside their seat and wait for the teacher to help with tuning. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Procedure #3 Beginning of Class <ul><li>READ THE AGENDA AS SOON AS </li></ul><ul><li>YOU ENTER THE ROOM. </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not ask Mrs. Secrist any unnecessary questions </li></ul><ul><li>at the beginning of class. </li></ul><ul><li>Once we have settled into class for the day, I will let you know that I am ready to help with tuning as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Some days there will be written work relating to our orchestra class work. The assignment will be posted and self-explanatory. While the written work is being done I will assist students as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>If no bell work has been assigned for the day, you should immediately proceed to get your instrument and music out, tune and warm-up. </li></ul><ul><li>There should be no talking that is not related to our class. All talking should be done with your “quiet” voice. </li></ul><ul><li>There should be no yelling, running, or inappropriate language at any time! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Procedure #4 Bathroom Breaks <ul><li>We will follow the school procedures for bathroom breaks which include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only one person at a time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaks are not allowed during the first or last five minutes of class; waiting until all announcements are completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You MUST have your instrument tuned and music ready before asking for a bathroom pass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign the Bathroom Log at the beginning of class: maximum 8 allowed per class; go in the order that you sign up; take the BR pass with you and return it to the Log location when you return </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Procedure #5 Behavior Chart <ul><li>Orchestra class will use the Behavior Management Plan (BMP) to monitor classroom behavior and participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to follow the classroom rules or procedures will result in the appropriate number of deductions from the students Conduct Grade or Class Participation Grade. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Procedure #6 Tardy Procedure <ul><li>Once the tardy bell has run, any student entering the classroom will be considered tardy unless you have a pass from another teacher or staff. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a pass from another teacher, give it to Mrs. Secrist. Without a written note your tardiness is considered unexcused and points will be deducted from your behavior chart. </li></ul><ul><li>Quietly and without ANY unnecessary noise, proceed to get your required materials, go to your assigned seat and join in the class activities. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Procedure #7 Quiet, Please! <ul><li>Remain quiet when the teacher is talking or working with other students. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop playing as soon as the teacher stops conducting. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Procedure #8 Dismissal <ul><li>Pack up in quiet and orderly manner . Students are to pack up their instrument and put away all personal items as well as any classroom equipment used during class. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must remove trash on the classroom floor. </li></ul><ul><li>On Fridays, the last class of the day will be responsible for putting away all chairs and stands. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone will be quiet during afternoon announcements. </li></ul><ul><li>Final dismissal is given by the teacher when ALL these have been completed by EVERYONE. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Procedures Summary <ul><li>Enter Quietly And Get Required Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Tune Your Instrument (7 th and 8 th ) OR Wait for teacher assistance with tuning (6 th ). </li></ul><ul><li>Begin Written Work On Your Own if indicated on agenda. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Bathroom Break procedures . </li></ul><ul><li>Remain quiet and focused in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Pack up in quiet and orderly manner. </li></ul>