I hope your winter break went by well and you are ready to learn!
Raise your hand
What grade did you receive last semester? What grade do you want to receive this semester? What are two things you can do differently to receive a better grade? What are two things you can do if your grade begins to drop? What is one thing you can do on topics that become challenging to give you a greater chance for success?
Classroom rules and procedures are important to create and maintain for allowing yourself and others to learn and grow as a student. Every class has them to benefit you in learning and allow others to participate in creating a comfortable learning environment.
There are consequences when following or not following the classroom rules and procedures The negative consequences escalate as the rules and procedures continue to be broken The positive consequences shall be rewarding both intrinsically and extrinsically.
Be Punctual by the time the tardy bell rings, students should be seated and working on the do now. Students not seated by this time will be considered late, and the schools tardy policy will be followed. Be Responsible you should work as hard in class as I work to be prepared for your class. This means you should have all necessary materials with you, you should do your best to remain focused and on task, and you should take responsibility to complete neat work that you are proud of.
Be Honest if everyone knew everything, teachers would be unnecessary. Teachers expect that students will struggle from time to time. Cheating on tests, plagiarizing, copying anothers homework, or even pretending to understand difficult material does a disservice to everyone in our class. Ask for help when its needed teachers love it! The school has a policy on academic dishonesty that will be strictly followed in the event that cheating is discovered. Be Respectful I promise to show students every respect, and I expect every respect from my students. More importantly, I want all students to respect themselves and each other enough to be on time, responsible and honest.
Tardy Policy If you know you will be late to class, then make sure you have a pass from the office to return to class. Academic Dishonesty/Cheating Enough said. Electronic Devices The only electronic device allowed to be used in class is a calculator For example, no cell phones, no ipod, no ipad, no computers. If a parent needs to communicate with a student, a call should be made to the office. Any personal electronic device being used in class will be confiscated and turned in to the office, and students or parents will have to arrange to get it back from Administration. A refusal to turn over these devices when requested will result in a student being referred to administration for disciplinary action.
Dress Code Make sure you in proper attire and leave prohibited accessories at home. Leaving the class room without the teachers permission is prohibited Keep Food and Drink out of Class Use facilities will be limited. NO pass first and last 30 minutes NO pass on Wednesdays
When you enter the classroom be ready to learn Look at the board section DO NOW to see if book is required Have a seat in your assigned seat before the bell rings Take out your homework due, notebook, and agenda Write important information on agenda Teacher will take attendance and agendas will be stamped while you are working on the DO NOW
During class When instructions are being given or teaching is taking place, you may not stand up, go to the trash can or the pencil sharpener. Once class work begins (either independent or group work), you may move around the room as needed to sharpen your pencil or throw away trash without permission. Participation is expected. Although I encourage each student to take risks by venturing into relevant class room discussion, the rules of respecting yourself, your teacher, and your fellow classmates apply; raise your hand, be courteous in your responses to others opinions, and maintain decorum by eliminating profanity and slang from your conversation.
Before you leave the class You will be directed to begin putting away personal items and academic materials. Please wait for this direction. Please stay in your seats until I excuse you; do not bolt for the door the minute you hear the bell.
Testing of any kind will be: Individually completed (No talking) Raise your hand if you require teachers attention Be Test Ready before the test begins Lectures Students should be attentively listening, taking notes, and frequently asking the teacher questions by first raising your hand. Remain in your assigned seat at all times. Actively participate.
Independent Work Refrain from interrupting others You may communicate mathematics with students adjacent to you Raise your hand if you require teachers attention If you finish earlier than your peers, assist them in every way possible to quicken the pace of the class Group Work Refrain from interrupting others You may communicate mathematics with other students by moving adjacent to the other student you wish to gain attention Raise your hand if you require teachers attention If you finish earlier than your peers, assist them in every way possible to quicken the pace of the class
Class work is a regular component of each class period. Generally it is due by the end of the class period, although it may continue the next day or be assigned as homework. Homework is an integral part of preparing a student for college. As such it will be assigned on a regular basis, although not every class period.
Late Work is accepted with a letter grade penalty assessed. Any assignment not turned in within ONE WEEK of its original due date will NOT BE ACCEPTED. Extra Credit will NOT be an option for any student who has NOT turned in ALL OTHER ASSIGNMENTS. Extra credit is for students who have tried and need a little more practice, not for students who never tried in the first place. Got NP If you have an NP, get help! Tutoring is available afterschool, see schedules. I will be available in the morning by 7 and during nutrition.
Best method to contact teacher will be through email Jaguayo@laalliance.org A parent-teacher conference or class visit may be schedule for my conference period. Please contact me for appointments at (323)905-1210. Let the office know you would like to schedule an appointment with me at a specific date and leave your number. I will follow up with a confirmation.
Which rule do you believe will benefit you the most academically? Which two rules do you plan on following religiously? Which two rules do you feel you are more likely to break?
Exit Slip/Assessment Which rule do you believe will benefit you the most academically? Which two rules do you plan on following religiously? Which two rules do you feel you are more likely to break? Tomorrow Bring a new notebook to start on page one for notes Bring a three ring binder to hold completed work for evidence Be ready to learn