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First Day of School - 5th Grade

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

Antonia Bista

on 29 August 2017

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Transcript of First Day of School - 5th Grade

2) No LATE homework will be accepted, unless you were absent.
3) Homework will be scored as follows:
-complete= 100%
-partially complete= 0%
-No homework or No Name=0%
1) Homework will be graded for completion and effort.
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Rene Birthday
to Ms. Bista's 5th Grade Class
For students finishing elementary school!
About Me
Fourth year here at Parkwood Elementary
It is important to do your homework because homework questions may likely be seen on tests and quizzes!
Let's see what some of the consequences are in Ms. Bista's class...
Follow Directions
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
Timmy has been working very hard in math class! 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. Lee,

Ms. Bista
All I ask for...
Be Prepared to Learn
Active Listening
It makes learning easier!
...is for you to do your best
Strive for Progress, Not Perfection--have fun!
Help me!
Absent from
UNC-CH Bachelor's in Psychology; M.A in teaching in Baltimore; Duke Licensure
To help you learn and love school!
Running, swimming, traveling,
and spending time with family and friends.
Classroom Procedures
Be Prepared to Learn
Follow Instructions
Stafford, VA 22554
Walk into every class ready!

-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.
What does it look like?
-No talking when the teacher, other adult, or peer is talking.
-Give the speaker your FULL attention.
-Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged before speaking out.
All school rules are in place in our classroom.
Social Contracts
like a
I wish to only make positive phone calls! Make your parents proud!
Lessons Learned on the Ballfield
3rd time: Team Meeting and contact home immediately.
2nd time: 2nd Warning and Student Teacher Conference.
When you
to break the contract, there are
1st time: A warning.
Notes and calls home.
Praise and Pride.
Come to class prepared (with homework completed, sharpened pencils, notebook, etc.) every day.
Greet the teacher and enter our classroom.
Unpack at cubby & take out materials needed for the WHOLE DAY!
Leave homework out on your table to be checked!
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 Signals - Sound Signals
Pick up any missed handouts from the cubby day you were absent on.
It is your responsibility to make up any missed work!
Dream Big and Never Give Up!
** Students will be sent to the office immediately for severe disruptions.
Goodie Bags, Friday Prizes,
and Homework Coupons
About Ms. Bista
Super Panthers!

What is
Not just me, everyone!
-Be in your seat and ready when class begins... Start your DO NOW immediately!
-Have all appropriate materials.
-Have homework completed.
-Follow reasonable instructions the first time given.
-Participate positively in class.
-Stay on task.
-Learn all you can.
-GIVE 100%
Raise your hand to be recognized.
ask to use restroom while the teacher is instructing.
Repeat behavior
will be
Use the Hand Signal
You may get tissues only after asking me. Do not get up and walk around the room without permission.
If you need to sharpen a pencil. . .
-Look in basket to see if another is sharpened
-Raise the pencil in the air
-I will see it and get you a new one
NEVER use the sharpener
Again, you must ask permission to get water and the same conditions are in effect for water as they are for the restroom.
I need your attention in 5..4...3...2
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! :)
What kind of homework can you expect?
Weekly Spelling/Vocabulary List
Reading Passage or Writing Task
Practice Worksheet
Anywhere from 3 to 10 questions,
must be dissected
**If you ever need help with your HW, see me before school, during lunch, recess, or connect, or after school**
Get started with the "Morning Work" or eat breakfast and watch Planet Earth
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