ExpectationsYour teacher expects you to:•Be respectful, responsible, and safe wherever you are!•Set a good example for the school – you are now the LEADERS!•WORK HARD!•Always try your best.•Show good character.•Take initiative.
ValuesWhat does the word values mean?What values are important to you?
Being ResponsibleWhat does being responsible in the classroom look like?
Being RespectfulWhat does being respectful in the classroom look like?
Being SafeWhat does being safe in the classroom look like?
Brownie Points & Mustang Bucks Who doesn’t love brownies?•Every time our class earns a compliment from someone, you will earn a “brownie”. •Every time our class earns zero marks in specials, you will earn a “brownie”. •Every time our class turns in all their homework, you will earn a “brownie”.Once the entire tray of brownies has been earned, I will bring in a tray of brownies and juice to enjoy!
Think About It I expect you to make good choices that don’t interfere with the learning of others. In the event that you choose not to I will ask you to fix your problem.* We use the mark chart. You earn marks for choices you make that aren’t responsible, respectful, or safe. * In the event that you need a few minutes to cool down and think about a situation I will ask you to visit another teacher’s room or the carol in the hallway. You will need to complete a Think About It sheet. This sheet will need to be signed by a parent. * I expect that as a 5th grader you can take responsibility for your choices. This means that if a phone call home has to be made, it usually will come from you.
Procedures There are procedures for everything inlife. Each teacher does them differently. This is what will work for us…
Transitions During transitions, your teacher expects:•You to clean everything up quickly and quietly before we move on.•If you have homework that has been assigned, that needs to be put away properly.•I expect us to be able to transition properly the first time. If we have to try it again it takes away from your learning and free time.
Morning Procedure Every morning, you can expect to: •Meet me in the gym against the wall. When the rest of the school is ready to stand, we will head upstairs.•When we arrive at the classroom, I love to greet you with a hand shake and hello. Eye contact is very important to me!!!!•When you enter you will immediately vote for your lunch choice and head quietly to your seat. •Each morning there will be instructions on the board for where to turn your homework in. If your work isn’t turned in, I assume it isn’t done.•Your agenda needs to be out on your desk each morning. •We will take attendance, lunch count, and then get ready to head to our specials. Let’s Practice!
Getting AttentionIf I need to get your attention, you might hear the following:• 3-2-1 FREEZE! •This gives you three seconds to stop what you are doing and give me your attention•Magic Music Wand•Clap Pattern •I would like for you to repeat this pattern back to me.•“5K Head’s Up” •This means look up from what you are doing and give me eye contact.
Sharpening Pencils I have a very simple pencil sharpening rule:Please don’t sharpen your pencils while I am teaching, during silent reading,or at a time where it would interfere with other’s learning.Please sharpen your pencils before specials in the morning, duringindependent work time, or at the end of the day while we are waiting for ourend of the day dismissal announcement.
Leaving the Classroom When you need to leave the classroom, I expect:•You need to sign out on the Sign in/Sign out board.•If you are using the bathroom, you need to take the “bathroom pass” and place it on your desk. Let’s talk about bathroom expectations.•If you need to leave the classroom for any reason other than the bathroom, you need to ask first.
HOMEWORK Homework expectations in 5th grade:There will be homework every day. Do your best ~ always try!•I expect your agenda to be filled out every day and after each class.•If you get home and forget the homework, it is always posted on our class website.• You do earn a mark if you don’t do your homework. You may be asked to go to lunch homework club if your work isn’t done.•I hope you will be part of our homework pizza club!
End of the Day At the end of the day, your teacher expects:Remember, Mrs. Lammers will call for walkers, car riders, and then buses.•We will stop every day at 3:05 to get ready to go home.•Agendas will need to be filled out.•I will hand out Smart Bead notes that have been earned that day.•Everyone is expected to clean up the floor around them. Take initiative, even if it isn’t your garbage.•While waiting for your dismissal, this time is used to silently read or work on homework.
AbsentI expect you to be in class everyday. •Try not to miss school. •I miss you when you are gone! You have to make up the work you missed. •In class work •Homework 2 days to turn in absent work.