Entering

Upon entering science, please prepare for class by:

  • sitting down in your assigned seat.
  • adopting a quiet and alert posture.
  • getting out, opening and arranging your...
    • assignment notebook.
    • pens and pencils.
    • class notebook.
    • homework. (Do not remove from your notebook.)
  • copy down any homework into your assignment notebook.

If you do not have a writing instrument, please ask a neighbor before class begins. This is a daily responsibility and you are expected to meet this need without my assistance. Class readiness is part of your grade.

Once pass time has ended, all students are asked to remain SLANT while waiting for me to begin the lesson.

Class time is for learning. Please respect this by coming prepared and following these guidelines. If you are ready and I am still busy, please quietly read over your work, notes, or complete other homework until I begin class.


During

I maintain a daily agenda that is posted online. We will use this on the smart board to pace our lesson.

Daily Expectations

During class, I ask that you adhere to the following behaviors.

  • Respect all students, classroom aides, and myself by acting with kindness and politeness at all times.
  • Remain SLANT unless I instruct you otherwise.
  • Raise your hand if you would like to add a comment or ask a question.
  • Participate with at least one comment, question, or clarification per day.
  • Do not organize or pack your things until I end the lesson.

Personal Needs

I ask you to meet your personal needs in a responsible and respectful manner. Responsible means you familiarize yourself with the expectations below. Respectful means that you follow through with meeting your needs without taking away from our class time. This is done by following these guidelines without needing reminders.

Bathroom use: My bathroom pass is located by the sign-out sheet on the bookcase. If you need to use it, please hold up your assignment notebook until I give permission. Only one person may use the bathroom at a time. If my pass is out, please wait until it is returned.

Pencil sharpening: My pencil sharpener is located in the back of the lab. If you need to use it, please go back and do so. Only one person may go to the sharpener at a time.

Need a pencil: If you do not have a writing instrument, please ask a neighbor before class begins. This is a daily responsibility and you must meet this need without my assistance. Class readiness is part of your grade.

Missed Class/Need Work: Students who have had an absence should use the class website to identify the work that was missed. I generally cannot assist you during class when a lesson is in progress or about to begin. Email me for assistance and plan to come in early or stay after if you need additional help.

Emergencies

Fire alarm: Immediately stopped talking and line up by the main door. Maintain silence and follow instructions from adults.

Lock-down: Immediately stopped talking and look at the teacher. In silence follow instructions to assist with lowering all shades and testing that doors are locked.  All students should proceed to the rear of the lab by the pencil sharpener. Sit on the floor and maintain silence. Follow instructions from adults.

 


Leaving

You may begin packing your materials when I indicate class has ended.

Please leave by the middle door only.

Hallway behavior must be safe and respectful at all times.  No yelling or roughhousing.