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First Day of School - 6th Grade Math

A presentation to welcome my sixth grade students to their first day of school, and introduce them to me, my expectations, and my classroom rules and procedures.

Kelly Mueller

on 30 August 2017

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2) No LATE homework will be accepted, unless you were absent.
3) Homework will be scored as follows:
-complete= 100%
-partially complete=60%
-no homework=0%
1) Homework will be graded for completion and effort.
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Harvard Business Review
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Rene Birthday
to Mrs. Mueller's Math Class
For students just starting 6th grade!
About Me
Fourth Year at Dixon-Smith Middle School
It is important to do your homework because practicing is how you will learn the material!
If you choose to break the rules or negatively impact the learning environment, there are consequences! Think before you act!
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly,
Dixon-Smith Middle School
Attn: Mrs. Muellerer
4901 Saddie Boulevard
Stafford, VA 22193
Mr. and Mrs. Lee
564 School Boulevard
When your block earns a bingo, Mrs. Mueller brings the whole class a treat!
Follow Instructions
No Put Downs
Strive for Progress, Not Perfection--have fun!
Help me!
Absent from
Virginia Tech--Bachelor's
Kansas State University--Master's
To help you learn & enjoy math!
Classroom Procedures
Be Prepared to Learn
Follow Instructions
Stafford, VA 22554
Be Prepared to Learn

-Use respectful words and tone of voice when talking to anyone.
-Work to solve problems constructively.
-Leave other people's property alone.
-Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
Listen Attentively
-No talking when the teacher, other adult, or peer is talking.
-Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged before speaking out.
For Every Action
Their is an equal and opposite reaction!
All school rules are in place in our classroom.
like a
Remember, there are rewards for good behavior and "reminders" for inappropriate behavior--it's all about your choices! Choose wisely!
Lessons Learned on the Ballfield
3rd time: Parent Notification.
2nd time: Infraction notice and silent Lunch (depends upon infraction).
When you CHOSE to
not follow
the guidelines,

there are
1st time: Warning
4th time: Office Referral
Top 3 Students with greatest Dojo Points for each quarter per block earn a "treat."
Come to class prepared
(with math folder, ISN, pencil pouch, homework, and agenda, etc.)
every day.
to your seat.
Write your homework down in your agenda
Start "Warm-Up."
Clean up your area & put items you've used in class back in their proper place.
Pack up your belongings and stay seated.
The bell does not dismiss you, the teacher does.
Class Attention Signal
Pick up any missed handouts from the absent bins.
It is your responsibility to make up any missed work!
Dream Big and Never Give Up! Remember that you are AWESOME!!!!
** Students will be sent to the office immediately for severe disruptions.
Block with the Most Points for the Week
Most = 3 Bingo Balls
Runner Up= 2 Bingo Balls
At the Very Least= 1 Bingo Ball

About Mrs. Mueller
Running, boating, traveling,
and spending time with family and friends.
Let's Play
That's Me!
Respect Others
-Be in your seat and ready when class begins.
-Have all appropriate materials.
-Have homework completed.
-Follow reasonable instructions the first time given.
-Words can hurt. Put downs can also be a form of bullying and we are a "0 Bullying School!"
Two eyes watching,
Two ears listening,
One mouth closed.

Your hand should also be in the air showing me five.
Let's practice!
Also, check to make sure you haven't missed any ISN notes. These notes can be retrieved from the filing cabinet. The page number of ISN notes will correspond to a folder number. You may also borrow my ISN notebook in class to see how all notes should be placed. I recommend having a friend from class who you can rely on/call to help you keep your notebook up to date when absent.
Listen Attentively
Respect Others
Do Your best! :)
Stand Up and Say
"That's Me If. . . "

You have lived in another
You love to read!
Math is your favorite
You play a sport.
You have a dog as a pet.
You have a cat as a pet.
You have no pets.
You have sibling(s).
You moved to VA
this summer.
You are excited about middle school.
You like video games.
You went to the beach this summer.
You have visited another country.
You have older siblings.
You plan to work hard and
do your best this year!
Everyone is standing, RIGHT?!
What do the Bingo Balls Mean?
Now that you know a little bit about me,
let's play a game to get to know one another!

It's Time for some. . . .

Quick Questions!!
Here are your instructions:

Interview a different classmate for
each of the questions on your
"Quick Questions" sheet. Be sure to
fill out his/her name and answer.

Are there any questions?

When the music begins, go find
someone to interview.
Coffee Break!
Let's Play. . .This or That!
Sharpen pencils when you enter. If you need a pencil, ask a friend.
If you ask me, you must use the pencils with the zebra flags and it must be returned. Do not make this repeated event.

If your pencil breaks during class, raise your hand and ask permission to leave your seat.
Can I just move around the room whenever I need something?
So, what do I do if. . .?
I don't have a pencil or I need to sharpen a pencil?
To use the restroom, get water/tissue, or to go to the nurse:

raise your hand to get my attention & to ask permission
fill out your agenda
sign out on the door with time out and time in (when you return)
Where do I turn in papers?
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