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First Day of School- Chemistry

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

on 25 August 2014

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Transcript of First Day of School- Chemistry

Homework and Assignments
2) Please have a proper
heading on all assignments.
3) Please turn in HW to tray in back of room,
1) All assignments will either be checked or collected.
Rene Birthday
Work bell to bell
to Ms. Pocevic's Chemistry Class
About Me
How to Get An "A" in Ms. Pocevic's Class
About Ms. Pocevic
Origin
Education
Born in Houston, TX
Grew up in The Woodlands, TX
Currently live in Houston, TX
Entrance
Procedures
Dismissal
Goals
LET"S LOOK AT A
SAMPLE Assignment
Unit
Test!
Expectations...
Rule #1
Rule #4
Rule #5
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly,
Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalez
P.O. Box 38944
Jorge has been working very hard in chemistry! He's been coming to class every day, always raises his hand to ask a question, and helps other students. If he keeps up the good work I'm sure he'll have an A this year!
Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalez,

Sincerely,
Shelby Pocevic
Rule #3
DO NOT CHEAT.
Do not eat or sell anything in class unless given prior permission to do so.
Keep yourself and others safe
Don't forget to call Chelsea's parents about her disruptive behavior!
Help me!
Absent from
Class
Late to
Class
Quietly
enter the room.
Hand me a pass or accept a tardy.
Quietly
take your seat.
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BS in Biology, minor in Health from the University of Houston
To help my students love and succeed in chemistry, but also succeed in life.
LET'S GET STARTED!!!
Alright...
Be an active learner
Be prepared
Houston, TX 77002
Attend to personal needs before coming to class.
Use polite speech and body language.
Rule #2
Be in class and working within
ONE MINUTE
of tardy bell.
Rules
Critical Thinking
Creativity
**
All school rules are in place in our classroom.
Procedures
like a
welcome!
Don't Make Me Call Home!
3rd time: Phone Call Home
4th time: Conference with Parent
When you
CHOOSE
to break the rules, there are
CONSEQUENCES
...
1st time: Verbal warning.
2nd time: Student-Teacher Conference
Art, dance, TV and movies, community service, my sorority (Phi Mu)
REWARDS
Classroom Procedures
Come to class prepared EVERY day. (pencil or pen, paper)
Sign in on sheet before bell rings, pick up hand-outs, and start warm-up
Clean up your area & put items you've used in class back in their proper place.
Stay seated - the bell does not dismiss you, the teacher does.
It is up to you to come to me for absent work
Write ABSENT for warm up in box for day you were absent
Expect to make up any missed tests/quizzes on the day you come back unless otherwise arranged.
CELL PHONES
"You can be the President of the United States, or an Olympic Champion."
-Henry Cejudo
Let's see what some of the consequences are in Ms. Pocevic's class...
Pistol Pete
A whole FAMILY of teachers!
Communication
Collaboration
The 4 C's
Mustang PRIDE Bucks
Positive Note Home
Homework Pass
Gift cards, small prizes
You will be told once to put away
On the second time I will hold phone until end of class
Defiance will get referral/ AP called

Assessments

Grading Policy
50%
Labs
20%
Homework
10%
Homework, Notes and Daily Work Rubric
Warm-Ups are very easy grades that can really affect a grade. Make sure you complete them
correctly.
Tips for Success
Use
class time
WISELY!
Use your
resources
: textbook, notebooks, previous tests, internet, peers, teacher.
Use your
BRAIN!! Be a critical thinker.
Use your
opportunities
: Office Hours!!! Arrange another day/time if you can't make the scheduled hours.
are responsible for your own education.
YOU
So, TAKE CHARGE!
Interests

5th time: Referral
Are prohibited

**
Students will be written a referral immediately for severe disruptions/defiance.
If we are taking notes, be sure to fill them out properly!!!
WJSHS
Home of the "Panthers"
Repeat offenders will follow consequence sequence
Austin High School
Houston, TX
How Do I Earn Rewards?

Consistently giving thoughtful
answers

Helping others

Going above and beyond on work

Making sure others follow rules
No STAAR test for this subject...YAY! However, you must pass class exams to pass the class to get enough science credits to graduate.

Possible Examples
Examples of Procedures:
Warm-Up
What to do when tardy
What to do when absent


Chemistry class is for chemistry ONLY
20%
Daily Work (Warm-Ups, Work Sheets)
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