Students will be graded in the following areas:
Grades are based on a percentage system. Additionally, you will need an English binder writing folder, pens, pencils, and paper. Make sure you carry a class calendar with you or some type of calendar to keep track of dates and assignments.
A. Rules and procedures are fundamental in life. We follow rules and procedures in our daily lives for things such as approaching a traffic light, starting a car and driving, and making a letter.
B. There are also rules and procedures in this classroom. These rules and procedures ensure a positive atmosphere in the classroom. They contribute to a safe learning environment for everyone.
II. Procedures for Entering the Classroom
A. There is a specific way I want you to enter the classroom. I expect for you to follow these procedures:
1. Students are not to stand or wait around in the hallway.
2. Enter the classroom quietly without running or pushing.
4. Take your assigned seat
5. I will tell you when to take out your chrome books, binders, and/or learning tools. Cell phones and other electronic devices that are not school approved are not allowed.
6. Begin bell work immediately when you are seated. BW will be projected on the wall every morning.
7. When you are done with bell work, begin the assignment, which will always be projected on the white board.
8. Work quietly and by yourself.
9. Wait for further instructions from the teacher.
III. If You Are Late…
A. You are late to class if you are not inside the classroom when the bell rings. If you are late to class you must:
1. Walk in quietly to the front office and obtain a late slip.
2. Return to class with a slip and place in tray on my desk marked slips.
3. Take your assigned seat.
4. Join the activity in progress. If you don’t know what the class is doing, ask THREE classmates before you ask me. If you are still confused, raise your hand until I walk over to you. I will always clarify and get you on the right track.
IV. Consequences for Tardiness
A. See Classroom Rules and Consequences.
V. If You Are Absent
A. It is your responsibility to make-up any assignments or tests in a timely manner when you return from an absence. This also applies for athletes who miss class for any sports events or any student(s) who miss class for any school or off campus events. Follow this procedure:
1. Join the activity in progress. If you don’t know what to do, raise your hand and wait until I reach you.
2. During the last 5 minutes of class, copy the missing activities and Bell work. You may get this information from a responsible classmate.
3. If you need to make-up a test you must make arrangements with me during the last 5 minutes of class. Tests can only be made up before school or during lunch and only if previous arrangements have been made. You have one week after you return to make up work and/or tests.
If you have access to the Internet at home you may e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for missing work.
VI. Turning in Assignments
The teacher will sometimes collect homework, group-work or individual work. You will turn these in only when the teacher asks for them. Make sure the assignment has your full name, course name, and date. This should be on the upper left corner of your paper. All work must be in your English binders.
VII. Getting Your Attention
A. There may be times when I may need to get everyone’s undivided attention so that I may give directions, explanations, answer group questions, etc. or if the noise level gets too loud. When I need everyone to stop talking and pay attention to me:
I will say “Eyeballs” and raise my hand.
When you see me raise my hand you must:
1.Stop talking and look at me.
2. Wait for me to speak.
This procedure should take us no more than 10 seconds.
IX. Procedure for the End of Class and Class Dismissal
Right before the bell rings everyone should: be in assigned seat, be quiet, gather all their materials and wait for the teacher to dismiss the class or the student.
X. When We Have a Visitor
A. When we have someone come into our classroom who is not part of our class (teacher, administrator, student, parent) you are expected to follow the same classroom rules and procedures. You are expected to be polite to the visitor. Do not talk to the visitor unless he/she is talking to you directly. Continue working on your assignment as usual.
B. If the visitor needs to speak to me privately, I expect you to remain in your seat without talking until I finish speaking with the visitor.
XI. When You Finish Early (which rarely happens)
A. If you finish all of your assigned work early you may a) read independently for AR b) work on an assignment for another class c) write or d) draw. DO NOT TALK OR DISTURB OTHERS.
XII. Restroom Policy
A. In order to control the amount of traffic leaving my classroom a maximum of 1 person may go to the restroom during any given period. You may go to the restroom only if:
a) you have finished all of your assigned work
b) the class is working on Individual Seatwork (no passes during Teacher or Guest Lecture)
c) you have not abused this privilege in the past
XIII. Classroom Rules
A. Classroom Rules are posted in the classroom. Let’s quickly review what each rule means.
1. Respect the teacher and classmates (You respect the teacher when you do what she says, don’t talk back, do not touch her property without permission, and follow all classroom rules and procedures. You respect your classmates when you follow classroom rules and procedures)
2. Follow directions (This means that you do whatever the teacher(s) asks you to do without complaining or arguing about it. Example: return books, go back to seat, copy from board, stop talking, etc.)
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself (This means you do not throw things, kick things, push people, hit people, etc.)
4. No swearing, teasing, or name calling (You do not use obscene or vulgar language in the classroom for any reason. You do not make fun or tease another classmate because of his color, race, language, religion, etc.)
A. Everything we do in life has consequences. If you choose to run a red light, you must accept the consequences that come with it (traffic ticket, taking someone’s life, crashing your car, etc.). Consequences are the things that happen to you when you choose not to obey a rule. This is what will happen if you choose to violate one of the classroom rules:
1. 1st time: Verbal warning
2. 2nd time: Call, Letter, and/or Email to parent(s) or guardian(s).
3. 3rd time: Detention along with a behavior reflection form.
4. 4th time: Principal, Parent, Teacher and Student meeting.