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First Day of School

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

Karla Johnson

on 23 August 2016

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Transcript of First Day of School

2) When you return to class, check the Make-Up Work folder.
3) If you have questions, ask a classmate first. If you still have questions, please ask me.
1) Yes, we did work while you were absent!
Matrix Partners preso!
Harvard Business Review
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
Rene Birthday
Be respectful
About Me
How to Get An "A" in Mrs. Osment's Class
In Class
My grading is based on the skills we are working on in class.
Outside of Class
LET''s LOOK AT the Make-Up Folder and Class Trays.
#1: I expect you to...
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly,
#5: I expect you to...
#4: I expect you to...
#3: I expect you to...
Try your best.
Communicate with me.
Strive for Progress, Not Perfection
Help me!
If you are
Late to Class
enter the room.
Hand me your pass.
take your seat and get instructions from your neighbor.
Four tardies = write up

We are going to have a FABULOUS year!
Have a Growth Mindset
Be prepared
stay on task.
Be respectful.
#2: I expect you to...
Come to class prepared. Folder, Pencil, Agenda, Highlighter, Book!

All school rules are also in place in our classroom.
like a
to Mrs. Johnson's
Core + Reading Class
Unit 3: Courage in Life
and in Literature
Unit 2: Perseverance
Listen and provide encouragement: we are on the same side! Communicate with me so I can help you to succeed.
Be interested in your lives: your family, your job, your team, your relationships
Be available for help at any time
What You Can Expect From Me
Keep things exciting: If you're bored, I'm bored, and I don't want that!
Attempt to make you laugh...even if I don't always succeed
Create clear guidelines: no mysteries here!
Challenge you to push yourselves
Prepare you for every obstacle in this class
4) Complete your assignment and turn in to your class period's tray!
Coming to class regularly, on time, and ready to work.
Completing outside reading and homework.
Volunteering opinions in class, asking questions, and answering questions.
Seeking extra help as necessary
Being a positive and productive member of our class--contributing to class discussions and group activities
Communicating with me about what you need!
What Counts as
Effort & Participation???
Let's take a look at some of the things we will be working on this year!
Being Excused from the Room

We're are not allowed to let you leave the classroom unless it is an emergency.

So if you ask to leave, be prepared to go to the office first!
Everyone in our classroom community deserves to be treated with respect.
Communication is key.

If you're struggling or want something more from this class, PLEASE talk to me about what I can do to help you!
We have mini laptops for the use of this class. You must follow the technology rules or you will lose the privilege to use them!
Later today, we will sign a technology contract to make sure things like this don't happen.
When working in groups use your "inside voices."
Challenge yourself to think outside the box and achieve new levels of greatness.
Let me know what you like, what you dislike, and what you need help with in this class. Tell me about your life outside of class!
Reading and writing are vital to this class. So be prepared to do both DAILY!!
Riding my motorcycle
Skiing, Kayaking, Running
Spending time with my family and friends.

About Mrs. Johnson
Grading Policy
All classwork is due at the end of class and should be turned in to your class cubby.

Everything you turn in should have the correct heading in the TOP RIGHT HAND corner:

It is YOUR responsibility to check for Make-Up Work!
Taught Kindergarten for a year.
Two years of Title 1 at Lynch.
This is my 5th year at Rowe.
To help you become a successful reader and enjoy reading!
Fire Drill
Exit the classroom towards Mr. Keister's room and go towards the soccer fields.
Actively Engaged
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