Classroom Procedures- This Is How We Do Things… With Excellence!

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  • Students will be assigned seats in collaborative table groups of four. Particular group members will help hand out materials, put handouts in Absent Folders, get equipment, gather papers, etc. Other roles during learning activities are reader, writer (recorder, reporter, secretary), director (spokesperson, monitor/manager, presenter, leader), checker (time keeper, safety officer, clean-up leader, materials manager), etc.
  • To enter the classroom,  walk into the room using a school voice. Take the shortest path to your seat. There will be times when you are asked to line up by the door until you are invited in. Please do this quietly.
  • When you enter the classroom, sit in your seat and begin the Do Now activity. It may be an ice breaker, reading, journal entry, word problem or riddle, or writing down two things you’ve learned. Record your homework in your planner at the beginning of each class during the Do Now.
  • The core idea, learning activities, and homework are posted on the board daily.
  • To get your attention,restore a conversation noise level, or cue clean up time, the trigger signal is the ringing of the chime. When you hear the signal, it is time to “Give Me 5!” What is five? 1. Focus your eyes on the speaker. 2. Be quiet. 3. Be still. 4. Empty your hands. 5. Listen.
  • If you need to leave the classroom, please inform the teacher and get your planner signed. Keys to the lav are on the hook by the door. Sign out on the sign out sheet on the clipboard and remember to sign back in.
  • At the end of each class, clean up & inventory your materials. Wash your hands. Push in your chair. Class is not dismissed until the room is in order and supplies are accounted for. Then I will dismiss you.
  • If  you are absent, collect any missed handouts for learning activities and homework in your Absent Folder. At the end of class, check with the teacher to schedule a time to make up assessments or labs.
  • In an emergency fire drill, be quiet and listen to teacher directions. Line up in front of the door to exit the room. Leave the school by the exit next to room A-20. Remain in this assigned area until directed to do otherwise.
  • For a lock down, be quiet and listen to teacher directions. Move to the wall with the sink. If you have a cell phone and it is not already off, turn it off or set it to vibrate. Do not leave the classroom. Remain in “lock down” until directed to do otherwise.
  • In a stay-put, be quiet and listen to teacher directions. Normal classroom instruction will continue, but remain in the classroom until directed otherwise.