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First Day of Class - Policies & Routines

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

Laura Roberts

on 13 July 2017

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Transcript of First Day of Class - Policies & Routines

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to Mrs. Roberts' class!
Where we all start with a CLEAN SLATE :)
About Me
About Mrs. Roberts
I'm originally from
I enjoy
Suburbs of Chicago.
What are they?
Proficiency Scales
Classroom Entry
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly,
Mattoon High School
2521 Walnut Ave.
Mattoon, IL 61938
Mr. and Mrs. Draper
1234 Winding Road
Sally has been working very hard in class! She's been completing her assignments every day, asks for help when she needs it, and contributes to group discussions in positive ways. Her results are improving greatly - you must be so proud of your daughter!
Mr. and Mrs. Draper,

Mrs. Roberts
Leaving the room
Restroom Procedure
If you would like to use one of your restroom passes,
fill it out with the time and date.

If I am not teaching the whole class, you may
raise your hand holding your planner
. When I signal you, bring it to me and
I will initial it
. If you have no planner then borrow someones to use. Only one student out at a time.

When you leave and return,
record your time in
on your pass log sheet. If you do not return within 5-10 minutes, you will be considered truant/skipping class.
Leave it on your desk, put it in the bin at the end of the lesson. Do not leave your seat without permission.
Help me!
Absent from
My Education
Mattoon, IL 61938
You may leave class if you have a school approved excuse, need to use the restroom (2 passes per 5 weeks), or are ill and need to see the nurse. I can't leave to go to the bathroom, I have to go during passing period, therefore you should too!
Unless you meet one of the above criteria, please DO NOT ask me to leave. I will say, "NO."

Everyone learns more when you actively engage
in the learning activities.

1. Raise your hand and participate when called upon.

2. If you understand something, show thumbs up.

3. If you don't understand something, show thumbs down.

4. If the teacher makes a mistake, respectively let her know.

1. Enter the room
. If you want to socialize, be on your phone,
then stay outside the room. Make sure you're unplugged and the
cell phone is silenced before entering the classroom.

2. Read the overhead and follow the directions.
pick up any materials on the front counter
have your book, binder, and writing utensil
be seated before the bell rings.

3. Work
on the bell work activity until I directed otherwise.

Consequences can be negative AND positive!
They are simply the outcomes of your choices.
& Routines
like a
Notes and calls home
Professionalism grades are earned each day.

Your receive points for being prepared for class on time, following directions, participating, staying on task, helping others, and being respectful, honest, responsible, caring, and putting in an effort.

You lose points for being late, not being prepared, using your cell phone without permission, swearing, or anything that is opposite of the previous bullet point.
Pick up your absent folder and talk
to your teacher.
It is your responsibility to make up any missed work!

Professionalism Grades
Your brain is a muscle that will GROW with EXERCISE!
You need to have a note or tardy ticket to enter the class. Check
the absent folder,
leave me your note
and take a seat.
Late to class?
Classroom Exit
You are dismissed by your teacher, not the bell! The bell is a signal to teachers, not students. When the bell goes off
5 minutes
before the end of the period.
put your binders and books back where they belong. If you are on the computer, save your work and log off. Go back to your desk, check your area for trash, and wait to be dismissed.
A safe, pleasant environment
Pick out a few startbursts, and pass the bag around until everyone has at least one starburst!
Exit Pass
On the back of the student information sheet, Write down one thing you learned or one question you have resulting from this lesson.

Turn in your completed sheet into your period tote.
For each color startburst, you need to share the following information:

Orange - what makes you happy

Pink - something fun you did over
the summer

Red - your favorite thing to do

Yellow - something no one knows about you

My Family!
Our class is well-organized and you will be respected and supported in it.
To have the most time to learn, we need things to run efficiently. Here are some guidelines and procedures that
will make our class run like a finely tuned race car:)
There are more of you than there are of me, so I need a quick,
easy way to get your attention when we are working in groups.
Whenever I need your undivided attention, I will say:

Show respect! Before entering the classroom unplug and silence your cell phone!
Use polite language at the appropriate volume.
Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
Be on time and ready to learn.
Keep your space clean and organized.
Keep your binder clean an organized. If you use tools or equipment, put it back where you found it.
If you left a mess, clean up after yourself.
Follow directions quickly with a good attitude.
In addition to the rules in our school handbook, these are my
In our class, I won't be the only teacher.

You will often teach yourself or others.

I want you to be self sufficient and
try to figure out problems on your own.

In addition to the rules in the school handbook, these are the policies I expect you to follow when you come to my classroom to ensure that everyone and everything is respected and that we have the best learning environment.
Here we go!
No put downs or insults, even if you are "joking." We want to creative a positive environment.
This applies to anything from braiding your bestie's hair to hugging your new bf/gf hello for the 3rd time today to "practicing" your newest karate moves on an unsuspecting classmate.

To be even more specific, this means being in your seat, with your binder, working with a pen or sharpened pencil sharpened before the bell rings.
Unless the teacher gives you permission,
cell phone use will result in detention.
If you bring a cell phone, make sure it is put away before you
enter my classroom. If the teacher didn't give you permission to use your cell phone, you will receive a detention.
Everyone starts the day with zero.
In my class you can earn 5 each day
To prepare you for a successful future!

Will you be ready for this...
My Goal
My husband and I got married in Hawaii!
My Experience
Worked for 18 years in the field of Graphic Communications as a graphic designer, prepress operator, art director, and much more.
Western Illinois University (WIU) - Bachelors of Commercial Art
Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - Bachelors of Industrial Education
Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - Masters of Education Administration
and much more!
Our Policies
When you
to break the rules or not follow procedures, there are NEGATIVE
Lessons Learned
Learning Goals

Students will:

Get to know Mrs. Roberts.

Understand classroom policies and procedures

Understand their role as students in the classroom.

Understand Mrs. Roberts'
role in the classroom.

Get to know other students in the class.
Parents to call:
- Joe :(
- Sarah :)
- Harry :)

Be Respectful!

Be Responsible!

Be Ready
to Learn!
"eyes and ears up here!"
Thumbs up if you understand,
thumbs down if you don't.
In addition to the rules in our school handbook, these are my
Having routines makes the class run smoothy, these are my
Choose a seat to sit at
(NO sitting in the back row(s) unless all other seats are taken)
, please pick up the student information sheet and a Questionnaire (both sides). Quietly start to fill it out.
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