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First Day of School - 6th Grade Math

A presentation to welcome my sixth 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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Thomas Wolford

on 22 August 2014

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Transcript of First Day of School - 6th Grade Math

Homework
2) If it is to be collected, please place it in the hw bin.
3) Otherwise, please leave your hw on your desk to be checked.
1) All hw will either be checked or collected.
Matrix Partners preso!
Harvard Business Review
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
Rene Birthday
welcome!
Be respectful
To Mr.Wolford's Math Class
For students just starting 6th grade AND
my students who are now in the 7th grade!
About Me
How to Get An "A" in Miss Bauer's Class
About Mr. wolford
2013-2014
Education
Hobbies
Sixth Year at Menifee K-8
Entrance
You can get an incorrect answer and still get a good grade by showing that you understand the concept!
It doesn't matter if the answers are correct, I want to see your work & that you tried!
Procedures
Dismissal
Goals
LET"S LOOK AT A SAMPLE HW!
Unit
Test!
Life Goals...
Expectation #1
Expectation #4
Expectation #5
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly,
Menifee K-8:
Miss Bauer
4901 Dale Boulevard
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Mr. and Mrs. Lee
123 Dale 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,

Sincerely,
Mr. Wolford
Expectation #3
When working in pairs or in groups, use your "inside voice".
Respect your classmates and your teacher.
Strive for Progress, Not Perfection
Don't forget to call Ashley's parents about her disruptive behavior!
Help me!
Absent from
Class
Late to Class
Quietly
enter the room.
Sign your name in the tardy log & place tardy slip in the bin.
Quietly
take your seat.
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Alice Lloyd College
To help you learn math & to help you learn to enjoy math!
Playing with my sons, Coaching Basketball, Watching movies, and playing video games sometimes
What do you like to do, where are you from, how did you spend your summer...
Now Tell Me Something
About You!
Be honest
Be on your best behavior
CAN'T
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Pay attention when the instructor is speaking, and when classmates are speaking.
Keep your hands and your feet to yourself.
Expectation #2
Be on time and at school every day.
Expectations
(I miss you when you're not here!)
Action
Consequence
**
All school rules are in place in our classroom.
Expectations
like a
Lessons Learned on the Ballfield
3rd time: After School Detention.
2nd time: break Detention.
When you
CHOSE
to break the rules, there are
CONSEQUENCES
...
1st time: Warning.
4th time: Referral to administration.
REWARDS
Shaq Cash.
Fistbumps.
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.
Classroom Procedures
Come to class prepared (with paper, sharpened pencils, your Math notebook/take-home folder, etc.) every day.
Greet the teacher and enter our classroom.
Get your Math binder out, & take out your supplies.
Write down the day's word/words of the day
Get started with the Bell Work as written on the board.
Yes!
No
I Know The Answer
or
I Have A Question

4) If you did not do your hw, please fill out a pink slip.
Pick up any missed handouts from the absent bins.
It is your responsibility to make up any missed work!
HAND
SIGNALS

"You can be the President of the United States, or an Olympic Champion."
-Henry Cejudo

Alex Rodriguez
09/14/2012
X
Grading Policy
Coming to class regularly, on time, and ready to work.
Completing Bell Work.
Volunteering to write on the board, asking questions, and answering questions.
Seeking extra help before school, after school, or during lunch.
What Counts as
Effort & Participation???
Awesome!

100% Credit
Great Job

75% Credit
Incomplete

50% Credit
Let’s Talk

0% Credit
Formulas/
Givens
Written down
(if applicable)
Written down (if applicable)
Nothing written
Nothing written
Work
All work shown
All work shown
None
None
Mistakes
None
Silly mistake(s)
N/A
N/A
Answer
Correct
Incorrect
Correct
Incorrect or blank
Good Effort

25% Credit
Written down (if applicable)
Some or all work shown
Errors show lack of understanding
Incorrect or blank
Scoring Rubric for
INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS
on Unit Tests, Quizzes, and Collected Homework
Excellent!

Full Credit
Okay

Half Credit
Next Time

No Credit
Work Shown
Yes
Minimal or none
No
Effort
Obvious
Minimal
No
Scoring Rubric for
Checked Homework
** Students will be sent to the office immediately for severe disruptions.
Candy bought with Shaq Cash.
Let's see what some of the consequences are in Mr. wolford's class...
Being Excused from the Room

•You may leave the room only if you have your agenda and willing to give up break.
•You can also spend 50 dollars in shaq cash and buy out of break for going to restroom
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