Classroom Management Procedures
Intensive Reading Course
(Posted On VHS Website)
2012 – 2013
Beginning of Class:
a. Entering the Classroom: Students will enter the classroom quietly, immediately sit in their assigned seats, and complete their Bell-work Assignment (Journal /Video Writing Prompt). This assignment will always be displayed on the SMART board and/or written on the far right side of the board. There will be absolutely “No Talking” during this assignment. Students who violate this procedure by not immediately sitting in their assigned seats will be marked tardy and given a Behavior Warning Card (Yellow or Red).
b. Tardy Students: Tardy Students will check in with the teacher prior to sitting down. If students are more than (10) minutes late to class they will be marked absent and must report to Attendance to check-in. Attendance will give students a Tardy Pass to return to class. After the 3rd & 4th tardy, students will receive Detention Duty and after the 5th tardy, students will receive a Disciplinary Referral, and every time thereafter.
2. Classroom Areas:
a. Teacher’s Desk & Filing Cabinets: Theses areas are always off-limits to students.
b. Pencil Sharpeners & Trash Cans: The classroom pencil sharpener and trash cans should be used before class instruction starts. Students are not allowed to disrupt instruction by getting out of their seats to use the pencil sharpener or the trash can during instruction.
c. Digital Processing Visualizer (Projector) Equipment/Smart Board– is always off-limits to students. Students are not allowed to use this equipment, without permission.
3. Whole-Class Procedures:
a. Signals for Student’s Attention: The Quiet Signal is used to signal students to immediately quiet down and pay attention. During the “Quiet Signal” the teacher will walk in front of the classroom and raise her hand. Students’ are to immediately raise their hand also and quickly stop talking. Five Seconds Rule – All students should be quiet and paying attention in less than “5” seconds. With her hand still raised, the teacher will start counting backwards from 5 (5-4-3-2-1)!
b. Disrupting Class - Loud and excessive talking, singing, and/or dancing, is not allowed in class. Students are to raise their hands and obtain permission before talking, asking questions or making statements in class.
c. Distribution of Books & Hand-Outs – books, hand-outs, and other materials & supplies for daily use will be placed on the “Materials Table” located in the back of the classroom. After completing bell-work (Journals), students will collect materials/books from the “materials table” and return quietly to their assigned seats. After use of materials (books), students are to return them to the “materials table”, neatly.
d. Sustained (Silent) Reading (SSR) – there will be absolutely “no talking” during “SSR” time. After being told to select a book, students may select a book of their choice from the Class Library, and return quietly to their seats. Only two (2) students are allowed at the bookshelf at a time. After silent reading, students will complete a writing assignment (Reading Summary) about what they read. When told to do so, students will quietly return their books to the bookshelf, and turn in their assignments.
e. Bathroom / Water Fountain Policy: Students are instructed to use the bathroom during their break between classes. However, if a student needs to use the bathroom during class time, permission must be obtained. Students are permitted only one bathroom break during class. Only “one” student is allowed out of class for a bathroom break at a time. Students must sign-out for bathroom and water fountain breaks and take a hall-pass with them. Upon returning, student must sign back in.
f. Leaving Class – students are not allowed to leave the classroom without permission. When given permission, students will be given a “Pass” and must sign-out on the “Student’s Destination Log” and also sign-in when he or she returns.
g. Clinic Passes – When requested, due to an illness students will be given a clinic pass to report to the clinic. Students will return to class with a signed clinic pass from the Nurse. Also, for emergency phone calls only, students will be given a pass to use the phone in the clinic.
h. Volunteer Assignments - Each quarter, students may volunteer to complete extra assignments in class. Students can sign-up for extra assignments (volunteers) on the Volunteer Sign-up Sheet. Students should complete their volunteer assignments daily. Most assignments will be completed at the end of class. Treats will be provided for volunteers. Volunteer examples include class librarian, desks monitor, computer monitor, errand runner, student helper, book organizer, pass-out or pick-up hand-outs ….
4. Cooperative Teams (Groups/Partners):
a. Students will be assigned to work in small-groups or with a partner to complete some assignments.
b. All students are required to participate in group/partner assignments. Students are to complete their assignments “together”. They are expected to help each other with assignments, take turns reading, review assignments and answer questions “together”. They must work only in their assigned groups; switching groups is not allowed.
c. At the end of group time, students are required to move all desks/chairs back to the right areas, put away materials, turn-in assignments, and quietly return to their assigned seats. Students will have three to five (3 - 5) minutes to accomplish this task.
d. Grades: An individual, as well as a “group grade” will be given for “group work”.
e. Thirty (30) Seconds Rule – Students have “30 seconds” to get with their assigned group members and begin their group assignments. Timers will be set to monitor students’ movement and adherence to class rules.
5. End of Class:
a. Putting Away Supplies: Each student is responsible for putting away the supplies/books and materials that he/she used during class.
b. Cleaning-up: Each student is responsible for the cleanliness of their desk area and other assigned areas in class. The class will not be dismissed until the classroom is clean and organized.
c. Preparing to Leave: Students are not to leave any of their personal materials/belongings in class. Students are required to remain in their “assigned” seats until class is dismissed. Waiting at the door for the bell to ring is not allowed! The teacher will dismiss the class, not the “bell”.
Rewards: Classes will be rewarded for overall good behavior and following classroom rules and procedures.
Note: These “Classroom Management Procedures” must be read, signed, and kept in students’ “Reading Folder” at all times.
My signature below indicates that I have read and understand the classroom rules and procedures and have been given a copy of my own to keep.
Student Signature _____________________________________________________Date_________