• Classroom Rules Procedures 2014-15.docx

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

     

                 As you know school is here and I want to inform you and your child on how I will be running the classroom this year and the guidelines your child will be following in order to make the school year run as smooth as possible. It is my privilege to have the chance to teach your child social studies. My goal for your child is to further his/her education mentally, physically, and emotionally and to prepare them for the state assessments. Your child will need the following materials/supplies.  If you have not already purchased these items, they can be purchased at the Dollar Store, Big Lots, Wal-Mart, or Staples.

     

     Materials/Supplies:                                                        

    Ø One 1 inch binder (Dollar Store)

    Ø Loose-leaf paper  (Dollar Store)

    Ø one red pen (Dollar Store)

    Ø notebook (Dollar Store)

               

    Students deserve a positive learning environment.  All students can behave appropriately in the classroom.  No student has the right to stop any other student from learning or distracting the instructor from teaching your child.  The behavior guidelines below will generate an ideal learning environment. Please go over them with your child.

     

    Behavior Guidelines

    (Behavior is an Art)

    A - Attentive:  Be on time, in the right place, ready to work. Have the necessary materials (pencil, book, planner, paper, and homework) and be ready for the assigned lessons. 

    R - Respectful:  Be respectful and courteous to others (students and teachers), raise your hand to speak, display no disruptive behaviors, and respect school property.

    T - Take Responsibility:  Be on task, hand work in on time, and allow no distractions to learning.  Be a person of character, be trustworthy and act with integrity.

     

    I realize that there are different circumstances for each situation. I set up the following consequences in order to be fair and understanding to all the children.  

     

    Infractions Will Result In:

    FIRST CONSEQUENCE - a warning that may be nonverbal, verbal, or written.

     

    SECOND CONSEQUENCE - time out within the classroom, in another classroom or setting.

     

    THIRD CONSEQUENCE - discipline referral form, parent notification, and a recess detention, lunch detention, or after school detention.

     

    FOURTH CONSEQUENCE - office referral, parent notification for frequent and continuous violations of the rules.

     

    Fair does not mean that everyone gets the same things; fair means that everyone gets what he or she needs. Discipline is carried out on an individual, case-by-case basis. In case of major violations or continual behavioral infractions, the student will be subject to treatment as spelled out in the Whitesboro School Handbook. Disrespect will simply not be tolerated. I hope that you will feel free and comfortable enough to bring any concerns or questions you might have, to my attention. 

     

    Your children will have some type of work/studying to do every night. I strongly encourage parents to ensure that your children are spending some portion of the evening studying, reviewing, correcting, or simply reading a book. Homework in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade is designed to help students master concepts taught in class, finish unfinished work, prepare and research for projects/reports, and to gain the skills needed for organization and responsibility. As you do, I have high expectations for your children. I will be fair in accommodating their various needs and circumstances.

     

    Below is a list of procedures I will be using in my classroom.

     

    Classroom Procedures

    Procedures for entering the classroom:

    Ø Students will quietly take their seats and prepare to work.

    Ø All out of seat business (i.e. sharpening pencils, speaking with teachers/peers, etc) must be taken care of immediately.

    Ø Students will have all necessary materials with them. 

    a.      pencil and eraser, or pen

    b.      social binder/textbook/vocabulary notebook

    c.      planner          

    d.     homework placed in the open on the desk

    All other materials will be placed under/in the desk until needed.

    Ø Students will write the assignment for the day in their planners.

    Ø If there is no homework they are to write “none or the number 0”. 

    Ø When bell work is assigned, the students will begin work on it.

    Ø Students will keep their planners open on their desk until my assistant has checked them for readability and accuracy (to be discontinued after the first month of school).

     

    NOTE :     The 'checking' of the planner should be extinguished by the 3rd week of school.

     

    Procedure for “Bell work” activity:

    ·         Students quietly work on bell work until instructed to stop.

     

    Procedure for getting the students’ attention during class activities:

         

    Ø When students hear “all eyes on me” they must STOP what they are doing, LOOK at me and LISTEN for directions or information.  

     

    Procedures for participating in class discussions:

    Ø Students will be attentive.

    Ø Students will raise their hands and wait patiently to participate in class discussions.

    Ø Students will treat peers’ comments and contributions with courtesy and respect.

     

    Procedures for leaving their seats or the classroom:

    Ø Students will ask for permission by raising their hands.

    Ø Students will fill in the date, time, and destination on the log sheet located in the back of their planners as well as the classroom log sheet located near the exit. 

    Ø Teacher or assistant will initial the planner.

     

    Procedures for assignment completion:

    Ø Students will use a common heading, which will include the student’s name and date on the top line with the subject and period on the second line.

    Ø Assignments will be written legibly or returned for a rewrite.

    Ø Assignments are to be handed in when due.

    Ø Late papers must be completed that day after school, or receive a zero.

     

    Procedures for when students are absent or leaving early:

    Ø One day:  Immediately upon returning, students are responsible to find out about any work assigned and hand it in on the next day. Suggestion: stay after school for extra help.

                More than one day: A parent or guardian must call in for the assignments.

                Your child is more than welcome to attend my after school homework club on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. There they will receive a light snack and extra help.

    Ø If your child needs to leave early, prearrange to get the homework or have your child see the teacher for the assignment. If that isn't possible, have your child read the next section in the textbook.

     

    Procedures for grading:

    10%           CLASS WORK AND CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION

    20%           HOMEWORK

    70%           TESTS /QUIZZES/PROJECTS

     

    I am looking forward to seeing you at Back-to-School Night. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at home 732-8156 or email me at vsmith@wboro.org.  My goal is to make your child’s transition to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade as straightforward as possible.  My promise is to do my best to make their year a wonderful one!

     

    Please sign below acknowledging that you have read this, and have your child return this copy to me on the second day of school.  I will send your child home with a copy for your records.

     

    I have gone over these classroom rules and procedures with your child.

     

    ______________________________________        ___________________________     

                            Student Signature                                                      Date

     

    ______________________________________        ___________________________     

                            Parent Signature                                                         Date

     

    ______________________________________        ___________________________

                            Teacher Signature                                                       DateDear Parents and Guardians,

     

                 As you know school is here and I want to inform you and your child on how I will be running the classroom this year and the guidelines your child will be following in order to make the school year run as smooth as possible. It is my privilege to have the chance to teach your child social studies. My goal for your child is to further his/her education mentally, physically, and emotionally and to prepare them for the state assessments. Your child will need the following materials/supplies.  If you have not already purchased these items, they can be purchased at the Dollar Store, Big Lots, Wal-Mart, or Staples.

     

     Materials/Supplies:                                                        

    Ø One 1 inch binder (Dollar Store)

    Ø Loose-leaf paper  (Dollar Store)

    Ø one red pen (Dollar Store)

    Ø notebook (Dollar Store)

               

    Students deserve a positive learning environment.  All students can behave appropriately in the classroom.  No student has the right to stop any other student from learning or distracting the instructor from teaching your child.  The behavior guidelines below will generate an ideal learning environment. Please go over them with your child.

     

    Behavior Guidelines

    (Behavior is an Art)

    A - Attentive:  Be on time, in the right place, ready to work. Have the necessary materials (pencil, book, planner, paper, and homework) and be ready for the assigned lessons. 

    R - Respectful:  Be respectful and courteous to others (students and teachers), raise your hand to speak, display no disruptive behaviors, and respect school property.

    T - Take Responsibility:  Be on task, hand work in on time, and allow no distractions to learning.  Be a person of character, be trustworthy and act with integrity.

     

    I realize that there are different circumstances for each situation. I set up the following consequences in order to be fair and understanding to all the children.  

     

    Infractions Will Result In:

    FIRST CONSEQUENCE - a warning that may be nonverbal, verbal, or written.

     

    SECOND CONSEQUENCE - time out within the classroom, in another classroom or setting.

     

    THIRD CONSEQUENCE - discipline referral form, parent notification, and a recess detention, lunch detention, or after school detention.

     

    FOURTH CONSEQUENCE - office referral, parent notification for frequent and continuous violations of the rules.

     

    Fair does not mean that everyone gets the same things; fair means that everyone gets what he or she needs. Discipline is carried out on an individual, case-by-case basis. In case of major violations or continual behavioral infractions, the student will be subject to treatment as spelled out in the Whitesboro School Handbook. Disrespect will simply not be tolerated. I hope that you will feel free and comfortable enough to bring any concerns or questions you might have, to my attention. 

     

    Your children will have some type of work/studying to do every night. I strongly encourage parents to ensure that your children are spending some portion of the evening studying, reviewing, correcting, or simply reading a book. Homework in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade is designed to help students master concepts taught in class, finish unfinished work, prepare and research for projects/reports, and to gain the skills needed for organization and responsibility. As you do, I have high expectations for your children. I will be fair in accommodating their various needs and circumstances.

     

    Below is a list of procedures I will be using in my classroom.

     

    Classroom Procedures

    Procedures for entering the classroom:

    Ø Students will quietly take their seats and prepare to work.

    Ø All out of seat business (i.e. sharpening pencils, speaking with teachers/peers, etc) must be taken care of immediately.

    Ø Students will have all necessary materials with them. 

    a.      pencil and eraser, or pen

    b.      social binder/textbook/vocabulary notebook

    c.      planner          

    d.     homework placed in the open on the desk

    All other materials will be placed under/in the desk until needed.

    Ø Students will write the assignment for the day in their planners.

    Ø If there is no homework they are to write “none or the number 0”. 

    Ø When bell work is assigned, the students will begin work on it.

    Ø Students will keep their planners open on their desk until my assistant has checked them for readability and accuracy (to be discontinued after the first month of school).

     

    NOTE :     The 'checking' of the planner should be extinguished by the 3rd week of school.

     

    Procedure for “Bell work” activity:

    ·         Students quietly work on bell work until instructed to stop.

     

    Procedure for getting the students’ attention during class activities:

         

    Ø When students hear “all eyes on me” they must STOP what they are doing, LOOK at me and LISTEN for directions or information.  

     

    Procedures for participating in class discussions:

    Ø Students will be attentive.

    Ø Students will raise their hands and wait patiently to participate in class discussions.

    Ø Students will treat peers’ comments and contributions with courtesy and respect.

     

    Procedures for leaving their seats or the classroom:

    Ø Students will ask for permission by raising their hands.

    Ø Students will fill in the date, time, and destination on the log sheet located in the back of their planners as well as the classroom log sheet located near the exit. 

    Ø Teacher or assistant will initial the planner.

     

    Procedures for assignment completion:

    Ø Students will use a common heading, which will include the student’s name and date on the top line with the subject and period on the second line.

    Ø Assignments will be written legibly or returned for a rewrite.

    Ø Assignments are to be handed in when due.

    Ø Late papers must be completed that day after school, or receive a zero.

     

    Procedures for when students are absent or leaving early:

    Ø One day:  Immediately upon returning, students are responsible to find out about any work assigned and hand it in on the next day. Suggestion: stay after school for extra help.

                More than one day: A parent or guardian must call in for the assignments.

                Your child is more than welcome to attend my after school homework club on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. There they will receive a light snack and extra help.

    Ø If your child needs to leave early, prearrange to get the homework or have your child see the teacher for the assignment. If that isn't possible, have your child read the next section in the textbook.

     

    Procedures for grading:

    10%           CLASS WORK AND CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION

    20%           HOMEWORK

    70%           TESTS /QUIZZES/PROJECTS

     

    I am looking forward to seeing you at Back-to-School Night. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at home 732-8156 or email me at vsmith@wboro.org.  My goal is to make your child’s transition to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade as straightforward as possible.  My promise is to do my best to make their year a wonderful one!

     

    Please sign below acknowledging that you have read this, and have your child return this copy to me on the second day of school.  I will send your child home with a copy for your records.

     

    I have gone over these classroom rules and procedures with your child.

     

    ______________________________________        ___________________________     

                            Student Signature                                                      Date

     

    ______________________________________        ___________________________     

                            Parent Signature                                                         Date

     

    ______________________________________        ___________________________

                            Teacher Signature                                                       Date

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