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Ms. Raiford's First Day of School

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

on 7 August 2016

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2) You are expected to begin work immediately.
3) Answers will be discussed in class or asked as a HW assignment.
1) Will be displayed for the first 5 minutes of class.
Matrix Partners preso!
Harvard Business Review
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
Rene Birthday
Welcome!
Be respectful
Evaluation and grading
Teaching Experience
Education
Entrance
Procedures
Dismissal
Hobbies
Goals
Unit
Test!
Expectations...
Rule #1
Rule #6
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly,
Rule #4
Strive for Progress, Not Perfection
Help me!
LET'S GET STARTED!!!
Alright...
Be prepared
CAN'T
Pay attention when the teacher is speaking, and when classmates are speaking.
Show up to class prepared to learn.
Rule #2
Be on time to class and at school every day.
Rules
(We miss you when you are not here.)
Critical Thinking
Creativity
Rule #7
Rules
like a
to Ms. Jennifer Raiford's Class
1st Offense -

2nd Offense -



3rd Offense -


4th Offense -

Other Classroom Procedures
Come to class prepared EVERY day. (notebook, sharpened pencils, binder, etc.)
Write down the day's homework.
Be in your seat, with your Warm-Up started by the time the bell rings.
Put calculator you were assigned in class back in their proper place. Stay seated - the bell does not dismiss you, the teacher does.
Pick up any missed handouts from the absent bin and check the assignment calendar.
It is your responsibility to make up any missed work!
ALL assignments are on my
website
Be productive & responsible

Absent from
Class
Late to
Class
Quietly
enter the room.
Place pass/tardy slip in designated basket
Quietly
take your seat.
Joe and Braiden!
Me and Riley!
Communication
Collaboration
The 4 C's
1
2
3
Quizzes and Notebook Checks
Grading Policy
30%
Tests and Projects
50%
0-1
Homework Rubric
Extremely incomplete.
Basically just a
name NOTHING!
2
Majorly incomplete.
Less than half of the problems done!
3
Incomplete.

HALF of the problems done!
4
Good Job.
Assignment complete with a few errors!
4
Excellent Job.
Assignment completed with some errors.
5
Super Awesome.
Perfect HW score NO Errors with a
Stamp/Sticker
Homework is assigned
DAILY
... so use your class time wisely for tutoring!
Tips for Success
Use
class time
WISELY and work on your assignment!
Use your
resources
my website for videos, peer study groups, tutoring, me or another math teacher when I am unavailable.
Use your
BRAIN!! Be a critical thinker.
are responsible for your own education.
YOU
So, TAKE CHARGE!
Be willing to learn and have a positive attitude.
Rule #3
Follow directions the FIRST time they are given.
Class participation is highly encouraged.

Please use your
5 minute break to go to the bathroom and be on time to class.

You are expected to complete bellwork everyday! it is part of your spiral grade.
Consequences of Ignoring Class Rules
Please leave your personal emails, text messages and chats outside the classroom!!!
Warm ups
The most important thing is you to start THINKING!
About Me
My family: my son and dog, Bingo, sci-fi movies and darts
Double major in math and education with a minor in Science (Bachelors)
11th Year of teaching
3rd year at Berkner
About Ms. Raiford
To help you learn, enjoy and be successful in math !
University of Texas at Dallas
Ms. Raiford
Take notes and get ready to learn...
SMART
is the new
SWAG
!!.
BE RESPECTFUL!!
There will be no restroom privileges 10 mins after the bell rings or 10 mins before the bell rings...........DO NOT ASK!
(Also during Testing)

This classroom is a “No Whining Zone”.
No WHINING.........for ANY reason!
Rule #5
Use school appropriate language at all times.

Ex: Use of the "N-Word", gang related greetings (West side, On Nation, On I, etc), and profanity are prohibited.
Warning

Student Conference & Parental Contact

Detention (Fridays Only)

Administrative Referral

Don't forget to call Ashley's parents about her disruptive behavior!
ALSO SEE THE TIPS PAGE ON MY SITE


20%
Homework and Notes
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