Classroom Procedures 7th Grade Math Room 208 Mrs. Righter
What’s a PASS SHEET? • Passes are for going to your locker, the restroom, the nurse, the office, etc. • Each student will be given NINE (9) passes at the beginning of each grading period. • Unused passes are worth 10 points extra credit each SAVE YOUR PASSES FOR EMERGENCIES!! Q: List 3 examples of times when you may want to use a pass
How do I use a pass? • You must have your passes IN CLASS • You cannot go get them from your locker, or bring them to me later • You cannot borrow, share, or owe a pass • When they are gone, you will not get any more until the next grading period • Lost or stolen passes WILL NOT be replaced • Forfeited passes WILL NOT be replaced Q: What does forfeit mean? Q: I lost my passes. When can I get more?
How can my passes be forfeited? Passes are a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT. You can forfeit them! Ways to forfeit a pass: 1. unexcused tardy to class 2. Inappropriate hallway behavior 3. Talking or playing ANYTIME the class lines up 4. Misbehavior for a substitute teacher Q: What kind of behavior is inappropriate in the hallway? Q: List 3 times or reasons we may need to line up as a class Oh NO !!
What is appropriate hallway behavior? • Walk on the right • Silence is expected • No running • Keep moving – do not block doorways or cause traffic problems • Do not touch lockers • Keep your hands to yourself
What should I bring to Math class? All Students must have these items in class EVERY DAY: • Math book • Homework log • Passes • Problem of the DAY (POD) notebook • Pencil, erasers, paper • Last night’s homework • Good Attitude and best effort Q: What do the letters POD stand for?
What to do when you come in: • Enter the classroom without talking • Make sure all supplies are ready to use • Be in your seat when the bell rings • Put last night’s homework on your desk • Copy today’s assignment into your log • Start working on the problem of the day (POD)
What if I’m late to class? If you are not in your seat and beginning your work when the tardy bell rings you are TARDY I will not waste class time to ask why you’re late • Bring me your pass to class immediately • No pass = forfeit one of your passes. • If you do not have your passes with you, have used all of your passes, or do not bring them to me right away, you will have lunch detention and an extra assignment. Q: How can I get a lunch detention?
What if I was absent? • Write ABSENT at the top of any assignments that were due while you were gone • Give them to Mrs. Righter to initial • Record the assignments from your absence in your homework log • Check the ABSENT FOLDER for a copy of worksheets, handouts, etc. • You have until Friday of the following week to turn in ABSENT work or make up a test/quiz
What if I don’t have my homework? HW is due when class starts • In your locker? Use a pass • HW may be turned in by the end of the day for half credit • HW that is not turned in on the day it is due will not be accepted Q: You forgot to do your HW. How can you still get credit for it?
What if I need to use the restroom? • Hold your passes up so I can see them • No passes are given during the 10/10 rule or during instruction • Once I sign your pass, take the hall pass and go NEVER ask to use the restroom if you don’t have your passes Q: At what times are NO passes allowed?
What if I need to go to my locker? • Hold your passes up so I can see them • No passes are given during the 10/10 rule or during instruction • Once I sign your pass, take the hall pass and go. Q: Your homework is in your locker. What should you do? Q: Give one example of a time when you will not be allowed to use a pass
What if I need to sharpen my pencil? • I expect that pencils will be sharpened and ready to go before class begins. • If you must sharpen your pencil during class, raise your hand while holding the pencil. • Only one person at a time will be allowed at the pencil sharpener. • Use the pencil sharpener on YOUR side of the classroom Q: When are you expected to sharpen your pencil?
What if there’s an emergency drill? • Fire Drill = windows closed Tornado Drill = windows open • Line up quickly and walk in an orderly line to our assigned spot • TALKING or PLAYING = 2 pass forfeit • Last student out turns lights off and closes door Q: What happens if I talk or play around in line?
What if there’s a substitute? • Never, never, never turn any work in to a substitute teacher • Keep your absence work until I return • No computer use! • All subs are informed about the pass policy. If you don’t have your passes – don’t ask to leave the room • Students who misbehave for a sub will lose two passes
How can I get good grades? • Have good attendance • Be on time • Bring your supplies to class every day • Focus on the lesson • Ask questions if you don’t understand • Always be on your best behavior • Do your CW and HW every day • Review for tests and quizzes
How will my grade be calculated? Grading Scale You can check your grades anytime at http://angelfire.com/oh5/krighter Grades are made up of HW, CW, Quizzes, Tests, and Projects
What about discipline? The purpose of Discipline is to remind you of the rules. As a 7th grader, you are expected to control your own behavior. I never want or like to discipline students. BUT, if you cannot control yourself, then you force me to provide a consequence to help you Mrs. Righter uses the following consequences: Forfeit a pass Extra assignment Lunch detention Phone call home New seating assignment Last in line for lunch Office Referral -- 190
Quiz Questions • List 3 examples of times when you may want to use a pass • What does forfeit mean? • Give one example of a time when you can’t use a pass • What kind of behavior is inappropriate in the hallway? • List 3 times or reasons we may need to line up as a class • What do the letters POD stand for? • You forgot to do your HW. How can you still get some credit for it? • When are NO passes allowed? 9. Your homework is in your locker. What should you do? • When are you expected to sharpen your pencil? • How can you make sure your supplies are ready to use? Why is this important? • I lost my passes. When can I get more? • What happens if I talk or play around in line? • What will happen if I misbehave for a sub? • How can I get a lunch detention? • List 5 things you can do to help you get good grades? • I have 3 passes left at the end of the 9 wks. What can I do with them? 18.