What do we need for success? 1 st School Supplies Students will be required to arrive to class prepared with the following materials: 1-3 subject notebook Pens A student planner would be helpful to keep track of assignments and important dates (they are not being provided by the school this year).
Entering the Classroom beginning of class Meet and greet at the door Happy Place Start the Do Now or other beginning of the class activity as directed by the teacher. Activities at the beginning of class are intentional and NOT busy work. They are designed to help you be more successful in understanding the topic we are learning. Do nows and beginning of class activities are part of your PARTICIPATION GRADE.
Late? Unprepared? Is that P.R.I.D.E.? Students who choose to be late for class or choose to be unprepared without supplies are also choosing the following consequences: 1 st -2 nd offense unexcused Teacher warning/record of date 3 rd offense Parent notice/teacher detention 4 th and subsequent offense Parent conference/Office referral *Class participation is graded and includes being prepared with all materials.
Exiting the Classroom at the end of class time Each student is responsible for handing in an exit ticket activity. 5 minutes or so before class ends students will choose a closure card for the day and each student MUST complete the exit ticket activity before they leave. Exit Ticket is part of your PARTICIPATION GRADE. Take care of our place. Push chairs in, return pens and pencils and any other supplies you may have taken out. Do you know if there is homework? Quiz tomorrow? Test? Project due? Have a great night
Got Homework? If we have purpose we do! All homework assignments are due on the date assigned. In the event of absence, the students will be given time equal to the number of absences to make up their work. Any student who requires extra assistance with homework, projects or any assignment is welcomed and encouraged to see us after school. Weekly current events will be turned in each Friday that school is in session. Students are required to fill in a form and choose an article of current news. Current Event magazines are given to students each week or they may choose a newspaper article of their own. SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT articles are not acceptable. In class we will analyze current events to connect the past to the present to make history more relevant and meaningful. *Homework is graded.
Making the Grade Grading Policy: Final grades are accumulated by utilizing a point system. At the end of each marking period there will be a total possible points number and the number that the student actually earned. These numbers are then divided to decide a number grade. Points allotted for assignments will differ and students will know the point value prior to due date. For example, long and short term projects and tests are given more points than class participation. Homework is always worth 20 points unless otherwise stated ahead of time 1000 possible points? You earned 800 you have an 80 for MP.
Expectations Definition= believing that something is going to happen or believing that something should be a certain way. We have expectations of excellence, because we prepare for excellence.
Class Behavioral Expectations Lifelong success depends in part on self-discipline: Be Prepared and be honest. (Integrity) Consider the feelings of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights. (Respect) Discipline yourself and others wont need to. Simple.(Excellence) Take care of each other, take care of yourself and take care of this place. (Purpose, Dedication)
Everyone in a school or community has certain needs to be able to give of their best. These needs are often expressed as essential values- they are essential because they relate to what we need as human beings to function well together. These needs are remarkably similar regardless of age or status, role or position. They include:
You decide what else we will ALL be accountable for: What expectations should you have of your teacher? What expectations should you have of each other? What expectations should your teacher have of you? What expectations should you have for yourself? We will brainstorm, conference and vote for the remaining expectations in this class community next week Lets create a classroom community of EXCELLENCE!
Rewards & Consequences Positive Recognition and Rewards Positive notes and phone calls home -Brag Sessions Star student nominations -Titan Stars Student of the Month nominations through central office. Raffle system-students earn raffle tickets for periodic drawings Consequences when a harm is done 1 st offenseTeacher reminder and warning 2 nd offenseTeacher/student conference after school 3 rd offenseParent notified/teacher detention/conference 4 th offenseParent conference and/or formal office referral
Stay Calm & Carry On SEVERE BEHAVIOR CLAUSE: Any severely disruptive behavior will NOT be tolerated. Disruptive students to this extent will be removed from class immediately and sent to main office with referral and follow up mandatory parent conference.
Right is right This is an institute of education Classroom Courtesy Policy Courteous Behaviors: Saying please and thank you Paying attention in class (eyes on the speaker) Socializing with friends during passing periods and lunch. Asking questions and interacting with peers and teachers. Asking for, accepting, offering, or declining help graciously. No, thank you Allowing teachers and peers to complete statements without interruptions. Throwing away your own trash. Cleaning your own workspace. Trusting to report safety concerns or other issues that require attention to a staff member.
P.R.I.D.E.P.R.I.D.E. Discourteous Behaviors: Using vulgar, foul, abusive or offensive language. Listening to an iPod during a formal learning situation such as during directives or while completing GROUP work. Text messaging or talking on a cell phone during class time when the teacher is talking or you are working in a group. Bullying, teasing, or harassing others. Not showing up for your scheduled appointments or completing tasks. Your word means something Failing to communicate when youre not coming to school for an extended period of time.
Goal Setting "Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time. It must be a goal that is so appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that you can't get it out of your mind. If you do not get chills when you set a goal, youre not setting big enough goals. -Bob Proctor What is a goal? Do you have goals? Do you have specific steps to achieve your goals?
GOAL SETTING-Be S.M.A.R.T. S stands for SpecificYou should be clear about what you want to happen. Not Specific: I want to make good grades. Specific: I want to have a 93 average in history by November 7 th 2012. M stands for MeasurableYou should be able to track your goal. Not Measurable: I want to make a lot of free throw shots. Measurable: I want to make at least 9 out of 10 free throw shots in the next basketball game. A stands for ActionWhat small specific actions must you take to achieve this goal? Wrong: In order to make a 93 average in history by November 7 th,2012 I must hand my assignments in on time. Right: In order to make a 93 average in history by November 7 th, 2012. I must use an agenda to track when my assignments are due so they are on time. R stands for RealisticCan you achieve these goals? Is it doable? Unrealistic: I want make 200 free throw shots in one game. Realistic: I want to make 8 out of 10 of the free throw shots that I attempt. T stands for TimeYou should set a time frame for your goal. No time: I want to learn to play the piano. Time: I want to learn to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by June 3 rd.
Purpose- Your Sentence What is your WHY? If you dont know why you are doing something you are likely NOT to do it! Give yourself a sloganYOUR SENTENCE Example: Mrs. Grieco I have two: You represent something bigger than yourself. & Knowledge is POWER. YOU TRY: Have fun whats your slogan (sentence) PURPOSE! HINT: Think of your favorite song or commercial is it in there?
Which is your dominant intelligence? http://www.literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyo urstrengths.html http://www.literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyo urstrengths.html Log on to website Take assessment Take notes on the results Add notes to your Student Profile folders Look up your dominant intelligence on YouTube (learn about yourself!)
Which is your dominant learning style? http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsitest1.html http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsitest1.html Log onto website Take personal learning survey Take Notes on the results Add notes to your Student Profile folders Look up your dominant learning style on YouTube (learn about yourself!)
The Power of Reflection Reflect on the following statements and decide which statement appeals to you most: 1.It helps now and then to step back and take a long look of where we are at right now. 2.We cant do everything and there is a sense of freedom in that. 3.We can do something and we need to do that well. Choose ONE and explain why it appeals to you most.
Social Discipline Window To Mean Rude With Just right Fairness=Firmness Not Gives up Ignores me For Too soft Does too much for me FIRMRULESFIRMRULES LOW Fairness/Respect HIGH
Lets Practice Student is Late 3 rd Time Your are late for class the third day in a row and your teacher greets you warmly and says she missed you. You are late for class with a pass, but you are locked out and not permitted to enter. You receive a zero. You are late and unprepared everyday and your teacher says nothing to you. You are late for the third time without a pass, your teacher allows you in class and gives you a detention slip and/or calls home to address your frequent lates.
The Name is Shame
Lets Practice- Student struggling with class work that is difficult. A student says that teacher hates me or she/he has it in for me. A student wears ear buds all day, even in halls and lunch. A student bullies another student in class. A student puts their head down and refuses to participate. A student is the class clown. A student cut themselves and no one knows. A student verbally attacks the teacher or another student. A student cuts class to hide in the bathroom. A student skips school to drink and/or use drugs or comes to school under the influence. A student experiences frequent headaches or stomach aches.
In your OWN words using Cornell Note Taking
Another version of Cornell
Lets Practice Use the Cornell template provided by your teacher You can see we already filled out the LEFT column Try and recall as much information as you can about each Key Point on the left from this Pre-Season Unit and write about it on the right. In an emergency, work with a partner. HELP, I am still drowning! Ask us for a Key Words list to help you recall the information.
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