Here’s how we learn and let learn
Prompt I am sitting in my group as the
bell rings with my homework and class
work ready for
check off. I am working on the daily bell work.
Prepared I have all my materials, pen, pencil, paper,
binder and text book and am ready to learn.
Polite I show respect with my
face, voice and words to my classmates and my teacher. I put all my trash in the trash and recycle bin. I stay on task and allow others to learn.
At an appropriate
time, when I am not instructing, you can sharpen your pencil and quickly return
to your seat.
You forgot something:
Quietly ask someone to
borrow what you need. If you forgot your binder you can use a
separate piece of paper and add it into the appropriate section later.
At the end of Class:
Clean up your area and
write down your homework from the board at the front of the room.
To receive full
credit, you must do your work in pencil, correct it in pen, and show
all your work.
Homework should be
turned in on time and late work will receive reduced credit.
Make – Up Work:
You have one
day for every day you miss to complete homework. It is your
responsibility to find out what it was, by checking the board, asking a friend,
or checking the web site.
When expectations aren’t
followed this is what happens….
Personal Check: Is this a one-time incident? Do you
just need a reminder of the correct way to conduct yourself or is this the
time to learn the correct way?
Solution-based Conference: We will conference during class or after class
about some solutions.
Parent phone call or
conference: I will
contact your parents and let them know that you require some practice time or
reminders about your responsibilities in this class.
Conference: We will
meet with your teachers and parents to figure out the best way to support you
in being successful at school.
Entry Activity: Take out homework and previous day’s class work and open them
for me to check. A math problem (based on the current
unit) may be displayed with a projection device or on the board and
you are expected to be working on this while I check off your homework and
Homework: Homework should be
done in pencil and corrected with a colored pen. I will display the
answers and different students will show the class how they got their answers.
Homework should be filed in your folder in the classroom.
work: I will introduce/teach
the next lesson and in your groups you will be working together to come up with
solutions. It is important to write down all the ideas you came up
with, everyone in the group is responsible for writing down their own solutions
but can use the group to discuss what might be a reasonable answer.
Summary: We will discuss the answers and
different groups will present how they got their solutions. This is a time
to correct any misunderstanding and write any other notes that may help you
solve these types of problems in the future. Some tests and quizzes will
allow the use of notes so it is important to do a good job on this.
Dismissal: Copy down homework from the board.
Remain by your seat until the bell rings!
We will be
using our new math program again this year (This is our fifth
school year with this program and it is working great). The latest word is
that students will not have their own textbooks for use at home. A
set will be provided for classroom use and books may occasionally be borrowed
from the library if necessary. Students will be fined for lost or
damaged books. The entire textbook is available on-line so students with
internet access have no need to take a book home. In cases where their is not easy
home-access to a computer, a limited number of students may check-out a book to
keep at home all year and there will be no need for them to take it to and from
school each day.
59 and below F
Homework, Class work 20%
Tests Quizzes 80%