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  1. To insert your company logo on this slide • From the Insert Menu • Select “Picture” • Locate your logo file • Click OK • To resize the logo • Click anywhere inside the logo. The boxes that appear outside the logo are known as “resize handles.” • Use these to resize the object. • If you hold down the shift key before using the resize handles, you will maintain the proportions of the object you wish to resize. World History & Geography Classroom Routines and Procedures 2013-2014

  2. What are procedures and routines? • Procedures are the way you are instructed to do something. • Procedures become routines when they are done the same way over and over again. • The goal in our class is to quickly, quietly and correctly follow classroom procedures and routines each day. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  3. Plan to Succeed • Your success in this class begins even before the tardy bell rings. • Being prompt and prepared requires you to plan ahead, manage your time carefully, and prioritize your tasks. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  4. Passing Period • Please take care of all your personal needs during your passing period. • Your personal needs are not part of our classroom agenda, and you will rarely be excused from class once the period begins. • So…take care of your personal business during your personal time. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  5. Bathroom Before the Bell • Visit the bathroom BEFORE you come to class. • You will have limited access: • No bathroom in the first 10 minutes or the last 5 minutes of class. • No bathroom during teacher’s instruction, presentations, or instructional videos. • A pass must be filled out. (You will receive three passes every six weeks.) Created by Andrea L. Wright

  6. Grooming • Groom yourself in the bathroom or locker room. • Many people are allergic to perfumes and other cosmetics. • Grooming items taken out of your backpack or in use will be confiscated. Only your parent may retrieve the item(s). • Note: Lip balm for chapped lips will be allowed in class as long as you are discrete. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  7. Water • Get a drink of water or fill your water bottle BEFOREthe bell. • You will have limited access to the drinking fountain in class: • No fountain in the first 10 minutes or the last 5 minutes of class. • No fountain during teacher’s instruction, student or teacher presentations, or testing. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  8. Socialize Before Entering Classroom • Quickly say “hello” to your friends. • Do not stop or hang out. • Getting to class on time is your top priority. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  9. Tardiness… • Tardiness will lower your citizenship grade. • You must be in your assigned seat atyour assigned location when the bell STARTS ringing. • This is non-negotiable. • Only a signed hall pass will excuse you. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  10. If you are tardy… • Take a tardy form from the bookshelf at the front of the room. • Silently fill it out. No debating with teacher. • Place the yellow duplicate in your class period’s bin. • Keep the white slip to take home. • Have a parent/guardian sign it. • Return signed slip at the beginning of the next class meeting. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  11. Entering the Classroom • Walk calmly. • Pick up a warm-up. • Speak at moderate volume. • Read the agenda. • Take out your materials. • Have homework ready. • Sharpen your pencil and get water if necessary. • Be seated. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  12. Seated & Silent • All students must be seated and silent at the tardy bell. • We all need to get down to business right away. • The teacher will take attendance and check homework while students complete a warm-up activity. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  13. Warm-ups • You will be assigned a daily warm-up. • This activity will last 7-10 minutes. • Work silently, whispering only if you need to ask for help from one of your seatmates. • If you complete you warm-up earlier than other students, silently make sure your notebook is organized and your planner is updated properly. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  14. Classroom Supplies • Please respect all classroom materials and supplies. • Think of materials as TOOLS not TOYS • Take only what you need. • Use with care. • Return materials/supplies when you have finished. • Report any misuse or theft of classroom supplies. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  15. here here Backpacks • Keep the aisles clear. • Don’t hang on backpacks on chairs. • Don’t leave backpacks under a chair. • Backpacks must be under your table, standing against the leg of the table at either your right or left side. or Created by Andrea L. Wright

  16. The Pencil Sharpener • Please respect the electric pencil sharpener. • Only sharpen number 2, graphite pencils. • Color pencils and crayons jam/break the machine. • Do not play with the settings. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  17. Chairs • Four on the Floor: Always sit with all four feet of the chair FLAT on the floor. • Tip and Tumble: Leaning back or rocking in your chair is a danger, and it is forbidden. • No Pressure: Do not sit on, apply pressure, or hang items on the back of the chair--this includes backpacks. • Keep it Clean: Never stick gum, glue, or tape on/under chairs. Don’t write on or scratch chairs. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  18. Homework • Homework is due at the beginning of class without delay. • Work that is not properly affixed to the notebook page-- glued or taped-- will be lowered by one letter grade. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  19. Late Credit • Work that is not turned in on the due date at all will receive up to 50% of the possible score, or an “F.” • Work that is not turned in at the beginning of class but is turned in later on the due date will earn up to 75% of the possible score, or a “C.” Created by Andrea L. Wright

  20. If You’re Absent • Go online to and find the homework posted for your class period. • Call a classmate. Write the names and numbers two people in your student planner. • When returning to class, check the black, plastic tub under the classroom window. Locate any handouts or assignments you have missed in the hanging files. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  21. Make-up Assignments • Only homework and class work assigned during your excused absence can be made up for full credit. • For short-term assignments, you must complete and submit (turn in) your assignments within three school days of your absence. • For long-term projects or papers that are announced in advance, you must submit your assignment immediately upon your return to the classroom. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  22. Extra Credit • Extra credit is rarely offered in this class. • Any extra credit that is offered is directly related to the assignments or assessments (tests/quizzes) already established by the teacher. • No extra credit assignment will be created to help an individual student “replace” or “make up for” work that was assigned as part of the curriculum. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  23. Keep Your Planner Updated • You are responsible for all of your assignments. • Fill out your planner and refer back to it daily. • Again, if you are absent on a day where an assignment is due--especially a project or a paper--that work is due immediately upon your return. • Assignments posted on the whiteboard and/or the homework site ( will not count as make-up assignments for full credit. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  24. Rubrics and Checklists • Many of your assignments will be assessed using a rubric. • Rubric scores are usually based on a five (5) point scale: 5=Advanced, 4=Proficient, 3=Basic, 2=Below Basic, 1=Far Bellow Basic 0=No Evidence. A proficient score is roughly translated into a “B” letter grade. • Checklists often reveal how elements within an assignment are weighted. Some elements are worth more than others. • The teacher will do her best to make the rubric clear and available BEFORE the assignment is due. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  25. Writing: Final Drafts • You will complete several writing projects this year. • Your writing projects must demonstrate your ability to organize and express your learning in a clear and creative manner. • Always check your word choice, spelling, and grammar BEFORE submitting a final draft. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  26. First and Last Name • History, Per. • Date • Title • The body of the assignment: should follow these • guidelines unless stated otherwise: • Use a simple font such as Times or Arial. • Use a 12-point font size. • Indent all new paragraphs, using the “tab” key; leave no blank space between paragraphs. • Double-space all text except for long quotations (4 or more lines). • Use standard margins of 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches. • Use black ink for text. • Pages must be numbered and single-sided. • NEVER, EVER conclude your paper with the phrase “The End.” • 1 Formatting Final Drafts Proper Heading: Use the right alignment button, to place your heading in the right-hand corner of the first page. Title: Use the “enter” key to leave one blank line above and one blank line below the title, which is always centered. Body: Unless stated otherwise, use these guidelines for the body of the paper. This includes an introduction and a conclusion. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  27. If You Don’t Have a Computer • Plan ahead! • You have been assigned a personal account on the district’s network/server. • Make arrangements with the teacher to work on a classroom computer or a netbook. • Don’t wait until the last minute. • In cases of emergency, legibly write your final draft in blue or black ink. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  28. If Your Computer Crashes • As a precaution, ALWAYS backup your writing/assignments as you go: • On your home computer • At your district account • On a flash drive (USB drive) • Printing an occasional hard copy is also a good habit. If your data becomes corrupted or your computer crashes, it’s easier to recreate your document—even with partial information. Having something is better than having nothing. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  29. If Your Printer Runs Out of Ink… • Send the document as an attachment to a friend via email. Ask him/her to print it for you. • Save your document on a flash drive, bring it to school early and print it at the library or a teacher’s classroom. • As a last resort, legibly write the paper in blue or black ink. Be prepared for a phone call home to verify that the final draft could not be delivered in typed format. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  30. Group Activities • Use a soft voice that only your group will hear. • Allow one group member to speak at a time; please don’t interrupt. • Be an active listener—honestly consider the ideas of others. • Be a productive participant. Do your part. • Solve problems and answer questions together. • Send one group member to speak with the teacher if necessary. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  31. Clock Buddies/Partners • You will each have a copy of a Clock to paste into the front of your interactive notebook. • Find 12 classmates, one for each time slot on your clock. • Each of those other students, in turn, has your name in the matching time slot. • When the teacher says, “Meet with your 4 o’clock buddy,” look at your clock and move to work with that partner. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  32. G-O, go • Before you get up and move about the room during a partner or group activity, wait for the teacher to say: • “G-O, go.” • The instructions are not complete until the teacher says, “G-O, go.” Created by Andrea L. Wright

  33. Signals • The teacher will request your attention/silence in two ways. • She will ring a bell. • Everyone should be silent within 5 seconds of the bell’s ringing. • She will clap a rhythm and wait for you to repeat the rhythm without speaking. (Call and Response) • When the teacher stops providing a rhythm, the students should remain silent. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  34. Interruptions or Visitors Announcements over the PA system, alarms or drills, office monitors, and adult visitors are all common interruptions. Do not add to the interruption or you will receive an after school detention. • Sit silently and wait instructions. • Don’t call out to or talk to a visitor or monitor. • Don’t start a conversation or begin playing a game with your classmates. • Don’t get out of your seat to do something you want to do, such as got to the water fountain or dump trash. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  35. Closing Class • During the last 2-3 minutes of class, possibly 5 minutes of class if supplies are in use: • Write your homework in your planner. • Pack you backpack. • Pick up trash around you immediate area. • R.O.Y.G.B.I.V. the markers in the tray. • Have one seatmate empty the mini-trashcan into a brown or grey trash bin. • Straighten your tables and return chairs to their proper location. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  36. The Recycling Bins • Please place recyclable materials in the blue bins located in the classroom. • Paper must be free of crayon wax or any biological substances, such as mucus, blood, or food. • Plastic bottles or aluminum cans must be EMPTY and preferably rinsed. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  37. Dismissal • Remember the teacher dismisses the class, not the bell. • Please wait silently for the teacher to dismiss you with the following phrase: • “Adios, Amigos!” Created by Andrea L. Wright

  38. If You Face a Social Problem • If you have a problem that affects your safety or emotional well-being, tell an adult right away. • Remember, if the teacher cannot help you, she will refer you to someone who can. • If you want to see your counselor, fill out a blue, “Request to See Counselor” form located on the wall near the classroom door. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  39. You May Discuss Concerns… • If you have a concern such as your seating assignment or grade, visit Ms. Wright before or after school, write a note or send an email to • Individual grades are NEVER discussed during class time. This time is devoted to instruction, practice and reflection. • During the semester, updated grades will be posted in the Power Teacher grade book. You may access your grades using at My Big Campus. Created by Andrea L. Wright

  40. Additional Help • Ms. Wright will offer additional help each Wednesday from 2:30-3:20. • If you are concerned about your grade, have specific questions, or require assistance, please meet with Ms. Wright after school. • On occasion, Ms. Wright may need to cancel these “office hours” to make room for essential district business. Created by Andrea L. Wright