Warm 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 New – Scratch Paper Student information sheet, welcome letter, signature page About Me Mrs. Katie Herriott 5th year teaching Became a teacher based on love of reading & writing, grammar – inspired by Mom Lives in Ninety Six with husband Wayne and two “furry children” Cappy & Penny 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, 1.5 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, B.) silently reading, or C.) watching & responding to CNN student news. 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 block. 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 chart 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. 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. Trash Procedure Wait until the END of class to throw trash away. 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 Textbook – in class SSR book/magazine/newspaper At least TWO sharpened pencils Pencil sharpener Journals (2) Binder Notebook paper 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: Individual class rewards: wildcat paws When: The class works together to demonstrate positive behavior in any area of the matrix 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 Electronic Day Class Choice (Hat/Pajama Day, extra time at recess, ???) Individual Acknowledgement What: ID cards—Wildcat Paw stickers on student’s plastic card worn on lanyard When: Student demonstrate good behavior, character, or decision making skills Demonstrate model behavior Encourage problem students by finding/pointing out small changes 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 Audrey Alexander 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 Sanction First offense: warning Second offense: parent contact & lunch detention Third offense: parent contact & lunch detention Fourth offense: office referral for more sever sanction Level I Administrative Sanctions 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: 1 day OSS Level II Minor vandalism Minor theft Cheating Profane/abusive language Falsifying information Skipping class Possession of unauthorized substances Unlawful assembly Gambling Endangering self or others Minor disrespect 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 Threatening another student Vandalism ($26-$99) Minor theft ($26-$99) Fighting 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 Bullying Level IV Administrative Sanctions Referral 1: 10 days OSS & recommendation for expulsion Detentions LUNCH – Scratch Paper Every day Required to report to detention teacher (Mrs. Jones) 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 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. • • • • Electronic Devices Cell phones, cameras, handheld games, MP3 players, etc. are not allowed on school grounds during school hours (upon entering the building) Must not be visible Must not be used 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 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 3” above the middle of the knee Tight fitting clothes are not permitted – no leggings/yoga pants/compression clothing 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 “Holey” pants are prohibited 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?