Warm-up – 8/18/15 Each student gets a scavenger hunt grid. (They’re all the same.) When I tell you to begin, walk around the room and find OTHER students that fit each of the descriptions in the box. The other student writes THEIR name in the box that describes them. A fellow student may only sign ONE box. Example: Even if Karen’s favorite color is blue and she plays a team sport, she can only sign one box! Next Up: Create Information Index Card First & Last name Address Birthday Parent/Guardian name Parent/Guardian email Phone numbers! Cell, work, home Welcome! Warm-up Locker assignments Introduction Student Information Survey (turn in!) Overview of Class Procedures Rewards & Behavior Expectations Review– Scratch Paper Student information sheet, welcome letter, signature page About Me Mrs. Katie Herriott 6th year teaching Became a teacher based on love of reading & writing, grammar – inspired by Mom Lives in Ninety Six with husband Wayne and two “fur babies” Penny & Charlie Hobbies include reading, listening to music, surfing the Internet, and playing Candy Crush Originally from Indiana; graduated from Indiana University in 2008. Taught 1 year in Indiana, ~2 years in Florida, 2.5 years in Ninety Six Your Turn Complete the survey provided Please answer each question in detail – that means complete sentences! You have 15 minutes! Attitude Attitudes drive behavior Your body language is a result of your mental attitude By choosing your attitude, you get in that mood and send out a message that everyone understands, consciously or unconsciously The choice is yours; make the best one! Attitude Attitude A feeling or emotion toward a fact or state A positive, upbeat, warm state of mind A cocky, cool, defiant, or arrogant manner Attitudes are the established ways of responding to people and situations that we have learned, based on the beliefs, values and assumptions we hold. Attitudes become manifest through your behavior. Procedures Recognize the signs Know what they mean DON’T assume, ask Morning Routine/Schedule All students report to Homeroom at 7:50 AM. Homeroom study period is from 7:50 AM – 8:20 AM. If you come to school early, you will be sitting in my classroom, either A.) completing homework OR B.) silently reading. This is not 30 minutes of social time. This is not a 30-minute nap time. There are multiple helper tasks that you may sign up for in the morning. Signing up is on a first come, first serve basis. Helping out in the morning will earn you wildcat paws for your ID card! Entering Classroom Procedure Go directly to your assigned seat. Look at Board and begin on the warm-up assignment SILENTLY. Take out and place any homework assigned from the night before on your desk for me to check. Turning in Work Procedure Place your completed work in the tray assigned to your class. Make sure you are turning work in to the correct tray – If I can’t find it, I can’t grade it! If you’re not sure, check the sign on the wall above the trays. When finished with work, read SILENTLY until everyone else has completed their work. Missing Work Form If you do not have an assignment completed at the time it is due, you must fill out and turn in a Missing Work Form. If the absence is excused, you have an extra day to turn in the assignment without penalty. If the absence is unexcused, you will lose 10 points each day the assignment is late. Example: A homework assignment is due Monday. Johnny turns it in on Wednesday, even though he was at school all three days. He misses 1 of the 10 questions, for a score of 90%. But the assignment is 2 days late, so 20 points are then deducted. Johnny’s final grade on the assignment is 70%, D. Late Work Form When you turn in an assignment later than the day it is due, regardless of the reason why, you must fill out and attach a Late Work Form. Fill out this form completely and staple it to the back of the assignment. What about when I’m absent? Use a student computer to go to http://www.greenwood52.org and click on Mrs. Herriott’s classroom. 2. On the Assignments page, read about what went on during the class time you were absent – write down/respond to the warm-up, do DGP, etc. 3. If there was a handout given in class, go to the purple bin and look in the folder for the day(s) you were gone. Make sure you get handouts in a timely manner, as they will be switched out weekly. *To save time, access my website & complete all that you can at home before you return to school. Remember, you have 3 other core classes to complete work for! 1. Bookshelf Procedure Only TWO people are allowed at the bookshelf at a time. NO TALKING at the bookshelf. If you want to check out one of my books, ask permission first! Then write your name, the title/author of the book, and the date you’re taking it on the sign-out sheet next to the bookshelf. When you return the book, write down the date you’ve brought it back. Restroom Procedure Go to the restroom during permitted times – before and after class. You may go to the restroom during class time for emergencies only. Repeated requests to use the restroom will result in immediate parent contact and loss of social time. Leaving the Classroom You will receive three emergency restroom passes and locker passes each semester (NOT each quarter/grading period). Put your name on them immediately and use them wisely! Whenever you leave the classroom, you are required to fill out your agenda and have me sign it. I will not write you a pass to go anywhere - You must have your agenda as your hall pass! If you don’t have it, you’re not going anywhere. Trash Procedure Wait until the END of class to throw trash away. There is no reason to interrupt a lesson to go to the trash can. DO NOT “throw”/“shoot” trash into the trash can. Doing this will result in an immediate “scratch paper.” Emergency Procedures Fire drill: Stay with your class!!! Quietly exit classroom & turn right. Go out double doors by Mrs. Winchester’s room. Walk across pavement and into grassy area. Form a line and wait for further instruction. Earthquake drill: Quietly get under your desk and wait for further instruction. Tornado drill: Quietly exit the classroom & turn left. Line up along the lockers. Kneel on the floor, facing the lockers, and cover your head with your hands. Wait quietly for further instruction. **Failure to follow the above procedures will automatically result in an administrative referral. CLASS MATERIALS CHECK LIST SSR books – Always have a “back-up!” At least TWO sharpened pencils w/ erasers Pencil sharpener Journals (2 – Warm-Ups & SSR) ELA binder Notebook paper Student handbook/agenda Textbook – On as-needed basis Class Plan Expectations Everyone deserves respect. Manners are important. Safety at all times. Consequences First offense: warning, student conference, and/or loss of privileges Second offense: parent contact and lunch detention Third offense: parent contact and lunch detention Fourth offense: referral to administration for more severe sanctions EMS School Rules Follow directions Keep hands/feet/ objects to self Bring materials to class Show respect for yourself, your school, and others ^ By following this rule specifically, you are almost guaranteed to stay out of trouble! Class Reward Plan What: Classroom Wildcat paws When: The class works together to demonstrate positive behavior By whom: Classroom teacher, staff who compliments individual class How often: Daily How many: Up to three per day-or none! Where: 10 wildcat paws redeemed in class for a class reward Class Plan Positives Fun Friday Inside Game Day Fun Friday Outside Game Day Outside class time (Still learning!) Fun Friday Snack Day (Still learning!) Movie Day Computer Games Day Electronics Day Class Choice (Hat/Pajama Day, extra time at recess, ???) Individual Rewards What: ID cards—Wildcat Paw stickers on student’s plastic card worn on lanyard When: Student demonstrates good behavior, character, or decision making skills Demonstrate model behavior Encourage problem students by finding/pointing out small changes NOT when you ask for one!!! By whom: Any staff member How often: daily How many: Staff’s goal to give out 5 paws per day Individual Rewards – Cat Cash Once you have filled your ID card with wildcat paws, they may be cashed in at the front office for “Cat Cash.” Each 10 paws will result in $1 of Cat Cash. You may then use your Cat Cash at the monthly “Cat Closet.” There, various items will be available each month for you to purchase using your Cat Cash. Hat/pajama day AM basketball in the gym AM computer games in the lab Wildcat Card Redeemable for incentive after both sides of card are filled with paws Redeem in office for Cat Cash Lost card- $.50 If you forgot your tag, you will not be able to redeem any paws you could have received that day Wildcat Card Samantha Student 7th Grade Offenses Level I Level II Level III Level IV Level I Classroom tardiness Eating/drinking in class Repeated failure to Repeatedly talking out of follow directions Improper show of affection Unauthorized sale Horseplay Loitering turn Being out of seat without permission Throwing objects Littering Failure to identify self Failure to bring materials to class Continually unprepared for class Level I Offenses All Level I offenses are turned in to administration on the 4th classroom offense. Students have received warnings, 3 lunch detentions, and parent contacts have been made before Level I offenses are submitted to administration. Level I Administrative Consequences Referral 1: After school detention Referral 2: 1 day of ISS Referral 3: 2 days of ISS Referral 4: 3 days of ISS 5th and subsequent referrals: OSS Level II Cheating Profane/abusive language Falsifying information Failure to report to an assigned area (skipping class), out of area Displaying negative attitude toward others Sharing/posting of media that disturbs school Possession of unauthorized substances An activity that endangers self or others Endangering self or others Minor disrespect Illegal use of electronics Arguing with a teacher Lying to school officials Level II Administrative Sanctions Referral 1: 2 days ISS Referral 2: 3 days ISS Referral 3: 2 days OSS Referral 4: 3 days OSS 5th and subsequent referrals: 3 days OSS *Continued incorrigibility will result in administration presenting the student’s disciplinary records to the board for alternative placement or expulsion. Level III Deliberate disobedience/refusal to obey Trespassing by a suspended student Major disrespect Bullying, threatening, intimidating, taunting, or harassing another student or teacher Vandalism ($26-$99) Minor theft ($26-$99) Fighting/physical harm Possession of lookalike drugs/ weapons Possession of lighters/fireworks Any behavior which causes a major disruption Level III Administrative Sanctions Referral 1: 2 days OSS Referral 2: 3 days OSS Referral 3: 5 days OSS *Law enforcement may be notified by either school officials or parents if deemed necessary. Level IV Assault & battery Extortion Bomb threat Possession, use or transfer of dangerous weapons Sexual offenses Vandalism (above $100) Arson Furnishing, selling, or possession of controlled substances Distribution, sale, purchase, manufacture, or unlawful possession of controlled substances while in or within a radius of ½ mile of school grounds Threatening to take the life of or inflict bodily harm upon a teacher, principal, or members of their family Pulling fire alarm Certain instances of bullying Level IV Administrative Sanctions Referral 1: 10 days OSS, notify parents/law enforcement, & recommendation for expulsion Detentions LUNCH – Scratch Paper Every day Required to report to detention teacher (Mrs. Jones) in cafeteria Bring pencil & scratch paper Failure to report will result in another scratch paper You are allowed only THREE scratch papers. After three, you will receive an administrative referral. AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-4:00 If you miss, ISS will be assigned. SCRATCH out Misbehavior at EMS! Lunch detention In lunch detention, you referrals have been replaced with “scratch paper.” All Level 1 offenses qualify for scratch paper. The teacher gives you the scratch paper, which you bring to lunch detention. will complete the scratch paper, and then the scratch paper is mailed home to be signed. You are only allowed three scratch papers during the entire school year. EMS Scratch Paper Everyone deserves respect. Classroom Hallway Cafeteria Restroom • Follow directions. Raise hand. Keep area clean. Encourage others. • • • Clean up your area. Follow directions. Keep hands on your tray/food only. • • Wait patiently. Keep area clean. Use low voices. Be prepared for class. Complete assignments. Stay on task. • Face the front of the line. Use low voices. • • • Use low voices. Flush toilets. Place trash in trash cans. Remain in seats until dismissed. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self. • • Report any spills. Pick up any objects on the floor. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self. • Wash hands. • • • Manners are important. • • • • Safety at all times. • • Walk quietly. Walk on the right side of the hallway. • • Protect and admire the word of staff and students. • Face the front. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self. • • • • Quick-Outs Quick Outs are used when students disrupt the learning in the classroom. A Quick Out places the student in ISS for the remainder of the class period. When a student has accumulated 2 Quick Outs, the student will conference with administration. After 3 Quick Outs, the student will be given a full day of ISS for continued classroom disruptions. As Quick Outs accumulate, ISS/OSS will be assigned. Electronic Devices Cell phones, cameras, handheld games, MP3 players, etc. must be turned off and put away upon entering the school building and are not to be used throughout the school day. Must not be visible and must not be used without teacher permission Visibility/use of devices will be taken for seven days & returned to the parent/guardian Level I consequence enforced Refusal to comply will result in law enforcement More About Electronic Devices If it is found that a student’s cell phone has been used for parental contact, dismissal, or any other reason, a level II consequence will be given. All devices are to remain with the owner at all times! Devices are brought at your own risk! School and staff are not responsible for any loss or theft, though attempts will be made to recover missing devices. Dress Code Proper shoes must be worn at all times No vulgar, revealing, obscene or otherwise inappropriate symbols, will be permitted Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than 4” above the middle of the knee Tight fitting clothes are not permitted Exposed midriff is not permitted Tops must be 2” or wider See-through clothing is not allowed Undergarments should not be visible Hats are prohibited inside of building No holes allowed 4” above the knee revealing skin Chains, fish hooks, nose/lip to ear chains prohibited Pants must be worn at natural waistline Dress Code Sanctions 1st Offense: Correct violation and documented 2nd Offense: Correct violation, lunch detention & parent contact 3rd Offense: Correct violation, parent contact & ISS 4th Offense: Correct violation, parent contact & OSS 5th & subsequent offense: Correct violation, parent contact & OSS Overview of 7th Grade ELA ELA-English Language Arts Reading Novel Units: Charlotte Doyle, A Christmas Carol, read-alouds Short Stories: selections from textbook Informational text: selections from textbook Digital media Writing Personal Narratives, argumentative essays, informational essays Journals DGP - Grammar & Language Research Poetry What to Expect In-class assignments Independent, partner, & group work Homework Blogs Note taking Book reports Quizzes Tests Research paper Poetry anthology http://www.greenwood52.org http://www.greenwood52.org/ ems/site/default.asp http://www.greenwood52.org/ 16742073191055563/site/defa ult.asp Questions?