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First Day of Class - Rules & Routines

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

Carol French

on 21 August 2017

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Transcript of First Day of Class - Rules & Routines

Interactive Notebook
2) Bring your notebook to class! You need it for work and monitoring.
3) Create title pages for each new unit, and set out your pages like I show you in class.
1) Label your notebook with your name and subject.
Matrix Partners preso!
Harvard Business Review
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
Be respectful
to Mrs. French's class!
About Me

About Mrs. French
I'm from
I like
I don't like
ARKANSAS... by way of Missouri and Louisiana.
What are they?
Proficiency Scales
Classroom Entry
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly,
Waskom High School
Attn: Mrs. French
P.O. Box 748
Waskom, TX 75692
Mr. and Mrs. Rebulloza
123 Ross River Road
Michael has been working very hard in class! He's been completing his homework every day, asks for help when he needs it and contributes to group discussions in positive ways. His results are improving greatly - you must be proud of your son!
Mr. and Mrs. Rebulloza,

Mrs. French
Permission to speak?
Refocusing Cue
Hands up and wait.
One person talks at a time
and the TEACHER takes priority!
During instruction, NO TALKING!
Leave it on your desk until the end of the lesson.
Do not leave your seat without permission.
Parents to call:
- Joe :(
- Sarah :)
- Harry :)

...Y E T
Absent from
reading, quilting, traveling, and my nieces and nephews.
To make you WANT to come to my class!
messes and noise.
Be responsible
Be ready
Your brain is a muscle that will GROW with EXERCISE!
Waskom, TX 75692
Neat, neat, neat!
Heading on everything you turn in:
Period #
Date Assignment is made
Assignment Title (if appropriate)
Format for Work
Bring all necessary materials to class.
Look at the board to see "What You Need."
If you need to sharpen your pencil, do it before the bell rings.

When the bell rings, be in your seat and be working on the Opening Activity.
Do not get up again without permission.
Consequences can be negative AND positive! (So can One School)
All school rules are in place in our classroom.
I expect you to follow directions the
time they are given.
& Routines
like a
Lessons Learned
When you
to break the rules, there are
Time Out
Discipline Essay / Phone call home
Conference with Administrator

Your learning will suffer
and your
brain will
Individual privileges.
SPUR Scores
4) Keep your work neat and organized.
Talk to your teacher or a group member about what you've missed.
It is your responsibility to make up any missed work!
I will post assignments on Google Classroom (see Syllabus). You can print out any worksheets you miss, or I can get you a copy WHEN I'M NOT TEACHING!!!

"All who have meditated on the art of governing [hu]mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth"
- Aristotle

Come inside quietly and without distracting others.
Late to class?
Classroom Exit
You are not dismissed by the bell! You are dismissed by your teacher.
Return calculators and other supplies to their designated places.
Pick up your area before you leave.

Free time.
I want to know about YOU...
Exit Ticket
Turn in your completed
Student Information Sheet.
Find an across-the-room partner.
Interview them:

3 interesting facts
Favourite school subject and why
Best quality
Self - Disciplined
Daily Gabstopper Score
Gracious Acts and Good Character
Number of Passing Students
Number of Missing Assignments
Learning Goals for Today

Students will:

1. Understand classroom rules and procedures; and

2. Understand what the course entails.
Consequences can be
Classwide rewards...
Turning in Work
If I give you an assignment, I expect you to complete it and turn it in.

You will get POINTS!
Refocusing Cue
Struggling in mathematics
is not the enemy any more than sweating in basketball....

... it's a clear sign you are in the game.
Zubin Mehta
Text code to 81010:
Algebra II

College Algebra

I don't know how to do that...
I don't understand this...
This doesn't make sense...
I can't do this...

Financial Math
Sit in birthday order so that the person with the birthday closest to January 1 sits in seat 1. The year you were born doesn't matter. Skip the desks labeled with a "T" if possible. When everyone is seated correctly, the student in Seat 4a will raise his or her hand and report that class is ready to begin.
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