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First Day of School-English I

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.
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Shannon Kelley

on 14 August 2013

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Transcript of First Day of School-English I

Absences
2) When your partner misses class, grab handouts for them.
3) Fill out a "While You Were Out" slip and paperclip it to the handouts.
1) Choose Homework Partner.
Matrix Partners preso!
Harvard Business Review
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
Rene Birthday
welcome!
Be respectful
to Ms. Kelley's English Class
About Me
How to Get An "A" in Ms. Kelley's Class
About Ms. Kelley
2012-2013
Education
First Year at FZE!
In Class
My grading is based on the skills we are working on in class. Rubrics will always be given for large projects!
Procedures
Outside of Class
LET''s LOOK AT A While You Were Out SLIP
Paper
Due!
Expectations...
#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!
Late to Class
Quietly
enter the room.
If you don't have a pass, sign your name in the tardy log. If you do, hand it to me!
Quietly
take your seat and get instructions from your neighbor..
T
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*Incarnate Word Academy, class of 2007
*BA in English and Communication from Truman State University (2011)
*MAE from Truman (2012)
Hobbies
Hanging out with my awesome friends and family, costume parties, Netflix, volleyball
Now I'm ALMOST done talking...
Be honest
Be incredible
CAN'T
Be honest.
Be respectful.
#2: I expect you to...
Have a positive attitude.
Expectations
Be open-minded and check negativity at the door!
Effort
Results
**
All school rules are also in place in our classroom.
Expectations
like a
English I curriculum
Short stories and poetry
To Kill a Mockingbird
A variety of READING, WRITING, and TECHNOLOGY
The Odyssey
This I Believe essay and other writing prompts.
Research projects
TECH TIME
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
A few videos that
will and won't describe our classroom this year.

4) After being absent, pick up your packet from the absent work bins!
"You can be the President of the United States, or an Olympic Champion."
-Henry Cejudo
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???
SAMPLE PAPER RUBRIC
** Technology will be a big part of our classroom and will be used in a variety of ways
Let's take a look at some of the things we will be working on this year!
Being Excused from the Room

We're adults. Let's not make this
TOO
difficult.
*Grab a Hall pass from the
green
bin or write yourself a pass on a post-it. Then hand it to me to initial.
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!
With our 1:1 laptop program, technology will be a LARGE part of our classroom.
Tomorrow, we will sign a technology contract to make sure things like this don't happen.
Be open and willing to share your opinions and experiences with our class.
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!
Absent Work=
GREEN bin
Late Work=
Red bin

American Lit is a bit different...
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