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  • Students want to be cool above everything else! It is the ultimate embarrassment for them to walk into the right room. --A student was standing in front of my door after lunch one day. I asked him if the door was locked because I didn’t remember locking it. He said “I don’t know! I didn’t want to try and get embarrassed if it was locked!”
  • This eliminates the possibility of the shy student having to float around the room until he/she finds a place that has not already been occupied by a group of long time friends. --I also keeps the chatty best friends away from each other. --
  • Things that I enjoy: --Reading --Talking to family and friends --Technology!! --Computers --Book --Students enjoy knowing that you are a REAL person! Sharing this type of information breaks down the invisible wall between the teacher and the student. It lets them know that you are a regular person who enjoys regular things outside of school.
  • **Copy of “Successful Teaching” --Thank you Rosemary Wong! This is a life saver! --Thank you Mrs. Wong! The unique number paper grading system has saved me hours of valuable time! --Students have told me that they wish all teachers would agree on one heading. It is very confusing for them.
  • Assignment: Does music bother anyone? Turning in Papers: p.190 MLA: Double space for word processed papers Questions: PLEASE ask. No such thing as stupid questions. If you don’t understand, please let me know. Announcements: Complete silence. Resume work.
  • Intro 7/8 PowerPoint

    1. 1. Mrs. Strohmaier (You may call me Mrs. Stroh) The information presented is correlated to The First Days of School . ADAPTED FROM: http://www.effectiveteaching.com/secure/uploads/file/GoBe%20Links/Unit% 20E/DVD/PowerPoint_Seroyer_UFDS.ppt#12
    2. 2. correlated to The First Days of School Procedures and Guidelines
    3. 3. Am I in the right room?
    4. 4. Where am I supposed to sit?
    5. 5. Who is this teacher as a person?
    6. 6. Yes, Always!
    7. 8. CLICK CLUNK
    8. 9.
    9. 10. How will I be graded? You will earn the grades you receive.
    10. 11. Grading Policy <ul><li>Grammar : </li></ul><ul><li>Tests: 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Performance: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling and Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Tests: 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Performance: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Reading : </li></ul><ul><li>Tests: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Performance: 60% </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Writing : </li></ul><ul><li>Tests: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Performance 60% </li></ul>
    11. 12. Mrs. Stoh’s Classroom Rules for Successful Learning <ul><li>Be courteous. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>Be on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow all procedures and policies . </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing to follow the rules will result in the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal Acknowledgement </li></ul><ul><li>A stress free learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>A pleasant and secure atmosphere </li></ul>Choosing not to follow the rules will result in the following: 1 st— Warning and documentation 2 nd — Loss of recess 3 rd — Action Form, Parental, Contact 4 th — Disciplinary Referral
    12. 13. <ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul>
    13. 14. Be in your assigned seat and working on the assigned bellwork when the bell rings.
    14. 15. Bring ALL books and materials to class and take them with you when you leave.
    15. 16. Follow directions the first time they are given.
    16. 17. Treat each person in this room with respect and dignity.
    17. 18. Follow all procedures and policies as outlined in the St. Mary’s Handbook.
    18. 19. <ul><li>This classroom is a “No Whining Zone”. That means that there will be no whining, for ANY reason. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything that I do is in your best interest, so please respect the “No Whining Zone” this year. </li></ul>
    19. 20. Not Following Guidelines will result in . . . <ul><li>1 st </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infraction Notice/Parental Contact </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. <ul><li>Mrs. Stroh’s Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What’s causing the problem? </li></ul><ul><li> (Please list the factors) </li></ul><ul><li>3. What plan will you use to solve the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s Signature </li></ul>
    21. 22. Infraction Notice Offense________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________   Conference Result_______ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ ________________ Date _____________________ Student’s Signature _____________________ Teacher Signature
    22. 23. 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>
    23. 24. <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 office IMMEDIATELY. </li></ul>
    24. 25. Following Guidelines 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>
    25. 26. <ul><li>Please enter quietly. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Take out your materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Check board for daily </li></ul><ul><ul><li>assignment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>If no assignment is on the </li></ul><ul><li>board, read workshop or choice book. </li></ul>
    26. 27. Student Responsibility Report Karla Henson – Liberty Middle School Personal Responsibility Report (When work is missing or incomplete.) Check all that apply to you. _____I did not have materials in class today. Circle: book, pencil, paper, notebook, other_________________ _____I did not have the assigned homework. _____I did the homework but did not have it in class _____I did not return assigned materials (ex. Progress report). Excuses: Check all that apply to you. _____I did not have appropriate materials at home. _____I forgot. _____I was too sick to do my homework _____I was absent and did not get the assignment _____Other – explain in detail:_______________________________ ________________________________________________________ Signature: Date:
    27. 28. <ul><li>Enter quietly. </li></ul><ul><li>Excused : Place excuse in </li></ul><ul><li>my mailbox. </li></ul><ul><li>Unexcused : Make sure you go to the office. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a seat and take out </li></ul><ul><li>your materials. </li></ul>
    28. 29. <ul><li>I will . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Stand in front of the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise my hand or ring the bell.. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for everyone to be </li></ul><ul><li>quiet and prepared to listen. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin speaking. </li></ul>
    29. 30. <ul><li>The following format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>plus unique number </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Place on all homework </li></ul><ul><li>assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Put in appropriate bin </li></ul>John Doe (13) Grade 8 St. Mary’s School September 1, 2009 Weekly Writing Assignment
    30. 31. “ What do I do next?”
    31. 32. <ul><li>Work on unfinished assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Read your “choice” or “partnership” novel. </li></ul><ul><li>Work on your writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Review vocabulary words. </li></ul><ul><li>Start working on tonight’s homework. </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER do nothing! </li></ul>
    32. 33. <ul><li>Meet with your Homework Buddy. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy the homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieve any handouts from the student work file. </li></ul><ul><li>Make-up work for unexcused </li></ul><ul><li>absences is not available. </li></ul>Returning from an Excused Absence
    33. 34. <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 </li></ul><ul><li>assist you. </li></ul>
    34. 35. <ul><li>Place your paper in the appropriately labeled bin. </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER HAND </li></ul><ul><li>ME A PAPER </li></ul><ul><li>Passing in Papers: If/When you receive a paper, place yours on top and continue passing the stack to your left. </li></ul><ul><li>I will come by and collect all stacks. </li></ul>
    35. 36. <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, </li></ul><ul><li>write it down and ask later. </li></ul>
    36. 37. Our Volume Meter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 GROUP WORK
    37. 38. <ul><li>Do not ask during a classroom discussion unless it is an emergency. </li></ul>
    38. 39. <ul><li>The teacher dismisses you, </li></ul><ul><li>not the bell. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not start packing up prior to the bell. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait until the teacher finishes and </li></ul><ul><li>officially dismisses you with </li></ul><ul><li>“ Have a nice day!” </li></ul>
    39. 40. <ul><li>Library/Computer Lab </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>
    40. 41. <ul><li>I will trust you until you give me reason to do otherwise. </li></ul><ul><li>I will respect you and work with you to solve problems. </li></ul><ul><li>I will promptly correct and offer feedback on your work. </li></ul><ul><li>I will work with you to meet learning goals. </li></ul><ul><li>I will offer extra help and alternative assessments should you require them. </li></ul>
    41. 42. Together, we will have an awesome year!” – Mrs. Stroh

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