First Day of School

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Ms. B. Lucas2016-2017 SCHOOL TERMElementary grades 4 - 6

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From your teacherMy job is to teach you and to help you be successful. I appreciate you and I will provide you with quality instruction. We will be working together closely. We will treat others the way we want to be treated. We will call each other by name. We will refer to adults as Mr. or Mrs./Ms., maam and sir.Each one of us is responsible for our class. We will keep our classroom neat and orderly. We will put things back where they belong. We will get up and throw our trash away. We will not hoop with the trash can.I will be going over the rules and procedures for the class and we will practice them. They are to help you learn in a classroom that is safe and effective. They will help make sure that you are successful. Ms. B. Lucas

CLASSROOM RULESEnter the room quietly.Bring ONLY necessary materials to class.Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings.Respect and be polite to classmates, teachers, and staff.Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

GENERAL PROCEDURES

You will be assigned your seat on the first day of school. Enter the classroom quietly and follow the instructions that are written on the board.All papers that you turn in should contain the proper heading at the top right corner of your paper. Your heading should contain your name on the first line, your class period on the second line and the date on the third line.Each student will keep a notebook for recording grades and vocabulary words and for writing a weekly entry about three things he or she has learned this week and what he or she liked most about this week.

DISTRIBUTION OF GRADES

MY GRADING SCALE A 100-90 B 89-80 C 79-70 D 65-69 F 64-Below

STUDENT RESPONSIBLITIES

Use the assignment notebook to keep a record of all assignments, tests, and other responsibilities. Collect the necessary materials (books, worksheets, etc.) needed to complete the assignments.Raise your hand and ask questions and seek help from teacher if confused about the assignment or any part of the work. I am here to help you. Remember to be quiet and courteous so that everyone can learn. Turn in quality work that you feel good about. Remember, your work represents you.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUED

Be responsible for completing and returning all assignments on time to the teacher. This includes making up homework when absent. Follow all expected standards of quality concerning heading, neatness, content and directions.Budget time wisely and share time plans with parents/guardians, especially on long-range assignments. Only bring needed supplies to class. No food, drink, cell phones, or any other distraction allowed. Keep these at home!

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

Daily homework assignments will generally be given Monday through Thursday. Homework will not routinely be assigned on weekends. Students are encouraged to use weekends and vacations for long-term assignments and daily reading. Homework will consist of unfinished class work,drill and practice exercises(spelling and vocabulary words, math facts and computation),preparation for tests,research activities and reports - short and long term,reading and writing assignments, book reports,media assignments - TV, radio, newspaper,interviews, hands on projects - mobiles, models, arts and crafts, extra credit activities.A total of four quizzes will be given. Dates will be announced.

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS CONTINUED

Groups will be assigned and a major project will be due. Groups will be monitored for overall progress and individual performance.

Each student will write a book report from a book selected by the teacher. Each student will receive his own copy of the book to be read in class. There will also be copies available in the library to check out and take home. The teacher will provide you with the guidelines for the report.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss

MARVIN MARSHALLS HIERARCHY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTLEVEL A ANARCHY, an unacceptable level of behavior. Students are narcissistic and only think of themselves, and have little concern for others.LEVEL B BOSSING/BULLYING/BOTHERING, also an unacceptable level of behavior. They only obey the teacher when authority is used.LEVEL C COOPERATION/CONFORMITY, an acceptable level of motivation. Behavior comes from external influences.LEVEL D DEMOCRACY AND TAKING THE INITIATIVE TO DO THE RIGHT THING, the highest and most desirable level of motivation. Students behave responsibly without having to be told to do so. You do the right thing because it is best for you and for the people around you.

* LEVEL D IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!*Charles, C. M. (2011). Building Classroom Discipline, 11th Ed. Boston, MA: Pearson. 166.