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  1. 1. Teacher Laura Alvarado English 5th Grade Grade
  2. 2. Welcome to English Class! <ul><li>Welcome to your English class. </li></ul><ul><li>I am here to teach; you are here to learn. I will do my job; you will do yours, and together we will utilize this year wisely and beneficially. </li></ul><ul><li>A positive attitude is the key to success. Let’s keep it all the times. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Class Policies <ul><li>There are only six basic classroom policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Following these policies will help keep our class environment peaceful and productive. </li></ul><ul><li>If you choose not to adhere to the policies, there will be logical consequences. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Classroom Policies <ul><li>Speak in English. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow directions the first time they are given. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand for permission to speak. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not touch anyone else with your hands, your feet, or any object. </li></ul><ul><li>No cursing or profanity. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Following these policies will result in: <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><ul><li>A Homework Pass </li></ul>
  6. 6. Not Following Policies will result in: <ul><li>1 st Your name on the board </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledgment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2nd One Check √ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 min. detention at recess and documentation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd Two Checks √ √ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 min. detention at recess and computer privileges reduced or revoked </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>4 th Three Checks √ √ √ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Detention at recess, home called, and you are sent to the office </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Policy Infraction <ul><li>Read it </li></ul><ul><li>Sign it </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it until the end of class and talk to the Teacher </li></ul>
  8. 8. Guideline Policy Infraction
  9. 9. Severe Clause <ul><li>Any student who uses profanity, fights, damages school property (this includes the property of the teacher and other students), or is disrespectful (as defined by the teacher) will be sent to the principal IMMEDIATELY. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Classroom Procedures
  11. 11. Arrival <ul><li>Bring ALL your materials to class. </li></ul><ul><li>Greet the teacher and enter the classroom quietly. </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately go to your seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Take out your materials for work. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin the Warm Up assignment. </li></ul>
  12. 12. If you don´t have a pencil ready <ul><li>Go to the New Pencils container and borrow a pencil. </li></ul><ul><li>When you finish, return it to the Used Pencils container. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to have 3 sharpened pencils ready in your pencil case. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Warm Up <ul><li>You will have five minutes after the entering time to get it done. </li></ul><ul><li>Please raise your hand when you need my attention. </li></ul><ul><li>When you finish or if you finish early, wait quietly, do not disturb others, and read in your individual . </li></ul>
  14. 14. During Instruction <ul><li>Listen to the teacher/speaker with full attention. </li></ul><ul><li>No pencil sharpening, talking, moving about the classroom, or whispering. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask permission to speak by raising your hand and waiting quietly to be called on. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don´t understand the concept, ask a classmate by mentioning which part you didn’t understand. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Getting your attention <ul><li>If the teacher raises her hand: </li></ul><ul><li>Stop whatever you are doing at that moment. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand, and make eye contact with me to show that you are ready to listen. </li></ul><ul><li>Quietly , notify any classmates who haven’t noticed that the teacher has raised her hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait silently. No talking or whispering. All of your attention should be given to the teacher. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Paper Heading <ul><li>Use Format : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name and last name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(no name=no grade) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(I will give you this and ask you to add it to your paper. It helps me in recording the grades.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Place the heading on all assignments </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ariela Cohen 41-3 August 24th, 2009
  18. 18. Attendance Keeper <ul><li>This student places an “Absent” folder on that desk of the student who is absent. </li></ul>
  19. 19. When You Are Absent <ul><li>Ask your classmates what we did </li></ul><ul><li>Check the Absent folder </li></ul><ul><li>Do the work at home </li></ul><ul><li>If you have questions about assignments, check with the teacher at an appropriate time. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have one day to make-up work for every day you are absent. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Homework <ul><li>When you arrive to class, put the homework in the Homework Tray. </li></ul><ul><li>If you didn´t bring the homework, proceed to fill out the Student Responsibility Card, and place it with the other homeworks. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Student Responsibility Card Th is is for students who do not have the assigned homework <ul><li>Fill the Responsibility Card out </li></ul><ul><li>Sign and date it </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it in with the homework papers </li></ul>
  22. 22. Date: _________________________________________________________ Student Number: # __________ Printed Name: __________________________________________________ Group: _____ STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY CARD Completing your homework or assignment is your responsibility as a student. Missing Assignment: ___________________________________________ I do not have my homework or assignment today because: ____ I did the assigned homework or assignment, but I did not bring it to class. ____ I chose not to do my homework or assignment. ____ I forgot to do my homework or assignment. ____ I did not have the appropriate materials needed to do my homework or assignment. ____ Other . . . Please explain below: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature _____________________
  23. 23. While You Are Working <ul><li>Make sure you read or listen to the directions about your work and understand the directions. </li></ul><ul><li>If you didn’t understand, quietly ask for help from other students sitting around you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are asked to help, be polite and help. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak in complete sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>Talking to each other should be no louder than a whisper. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect each other and be friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your time wisely. Put forth your best effort to finish your work on time. </li></ul>
  24. 24. When someone enters the classroom <ul><li>Continue working quietly and follow all classroom rules and procedures. </li></ul>
  25. 25. After You Are Finished <ul><li>Check your work one more time. </li></ul><ul><li>Check if the heading is written correctly on your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>If the assignment is to be turned in, do so. </li></ul><ul><li>If appropriate, read quietly in your seat or start your homework. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Notebooks <ul><li>The notebooks are to: </li></ul><ul><li>Paste the Study Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Work on the Warm Up </li></ul><ul><li>Store vocabulary words for future use </li></ul><ul><li>Write grammar structures </li></ul>
  27. 27. Turning in papers <ul><li>Place your paper on the desk next to you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Left side </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If/When you receive a paper, place yours on top and continue passing the stack to your left. </li></ul><ul><li>The paper collector will come by, collect all stacks, and put them in INCOME the tray. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Working in Cooperative Groups <ul><li>Students are placed in teacher chosen groups at all times. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are responsible for your own work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are to ask a classmate for help if you have a question. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You must help if you are asked for help. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You may ask for help from the teacher when the group agrees on the same question. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. 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>
  30. 30. Moving around the room <ul><li>You must ask permission. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not ask during a classroom discussion unless it is an emergency. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Departure <ul><li>The teacher dismisses you, not the bell. </li></ul><ul><li>Take ALL your materials when you leave. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait until the teacher finishes and officially </li></ul><ul><li>dismisses you with: </li></ul><ul><li> “ Don´t ever forget…” </li></ul><ul><li>And you answer: </li></ul><ul><li>“… we are special.” </li></ul><ul><li>Leave quietly. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Final Thought <ul><li>“ Learning without reasoning leads to confusion; thinking without learning is wasted effort.”  </li></ul><ul><li> ~Confucius </li></ul>