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					Welcome to 7th grade Language Arts! I am really looking forward to this year and hope that you are, too. In order for this
year to be successful, there are procedures that must be followed. Procedures are used every day. We use procedures at a
stop light, on an airplane, and in the grocery store. These procedures help us to be successful in the world. The procedures
for my class will help you work well and achieve great things this year.

Entering the Classroom
    1. Line up outside the front door and wait for my permission to enter the class.
    2. Walk (not run) into the classroom.
    3. Retrieve your notebook from the box by the sink.
    4. If you need to sharpen your pencil or turn in an assignment, do so now.
    5. Sit in your assigned seat.
    6. Open your notebook to the next available page.
    7. Date the page and complete the Warm Up.

If you are tardy
     1. Present me with a note from the class you left.
     2. Retrieve your notebook and copy the warm up question on the first available left side page. Answering the Warm
         Up will be homework.
     3. When you have completed step 2, raise your hand and I will give you further instructions.

Leaving the class
   1. Use the restroom before 1st block. We will be using the restroom during Over Time and after lunch. If you have an
        emergency, raise your hand in the “R” shape. You will not need to say anything. If permission is granted, leave
        quietly.
   2. If you have forgotten class materials, please borrow them from a neighbor. We have a lot to learn this year and
        there will not be time for you to go to your locker. COME PREPARED!

End-of-period class dismissal
   1. The teacher (not the students or the clock) dismisses the class.
   2. Place your textbook under the desk.
   3. Put your notebook back into the box for your class.
   4. Pick up and throw away any trash in your area.
   5. Straighten desks in rows.
   6. Be sure that any necessary information is copied into your black folder.
   7. Sit quietly and wait for teacher dismissal.

Asking a question
    1. Raise your hand.
    2. Stay in your seat and quietly wait to be called on.
    3. If we do not get to your question, or you think of one but don’t want to ask it out loud, write it down on a piece of
        paper.
    4. Place it in the envelope by the door on your way out at dismissal.

Listening to and responding to questions
    1. Keep your mouth closed and your ears open when a student or teacher is asking a question.
    2. If you think you have an answer, raise your hand. If you are not seated and quiet, you will not be called on.

Responding to my request for attention
   1. I will use the two finger symbol (which means ears open and mouths shut) to gain your attention.
   2. When you see this symbol, freeze, turn and face me, and hold up the symbol to show me you are paying attention.
   3. Wait quietly for further instructions.
When someone knocks
   1. Do not get out of your seat to answer the door unless I call on you. More than likely, I will answer the door.
   2. While I am talking to the guest, all students are to be reading the textbook or working on the assignment.
   3. There are to be no interruptions while the guest is present, unless it is a dire emergency.

If someone should call over loudspeaker
     1. Only the teacher should respond.
     2. Remain quiet while I speak with the office.
     3. If the teacher is not present, the attendance taker should inform the office, no one else.

Group work
   1. Quietly wait while all directions are gone over.
   2. At the indication of the teacher, move to your groups’ designated spot.
   3. Choose jobs for each person in the group. The jobs will be indicated on the bulletin board.
   4. Use problem solving skills, your brains, and teamwork to complete the assignment.

Changing groups
   1. Give the “T” signal and wait until you are called up to approach the teacher.
   2. State your case for changing your group, but be warned – unless you and another student are mortal enemies, I will
       more than likely not change your group.

Keeping your notebook
   1. You must have your notebook every day in class.
   2. You may keep it in your class box or in your locker, it is your choice.
   3. Each page must be dated.
   4. The 1st section is for warm-ups and vocabulary. The 2nd section is for literature notes and the 3rd section is for
       writing and grammar.

When you need help or a conference
   1. If you disagree with something and want to meet with me, give me the “T” signal and I will call you up when I can.
   2. If you want a conference, write your request on a piece of paper and place it in your class envelope during
      dismissal.
   3. See me before school, before class, after class, or after school if you need help.

Collecting papers
    1. Starting with the student on the far left (by the windows), place your paper on the desk next to yours.
    2. The next student adds his/her paper to the stack and places the papers on the next desk.
    3. The paper passer outer is to collect the papers from the end of each row, put them in numerical order, and place
         them in the appropriate tray.

Getting out of your seat
    1. Raise your pencil in the air if you need to sharpen it. As long as it will not disrupt the class, I will let you go.
    2. If you need a tissue, please help yourself.
    3. If you need to throw something away, please place the trash on the corner of your desk. I will pick it up and put it in
        the trashcan for you.



                                     ***I reserve the right to alter the above procedures,
                                  but I will make you aware of the changes if they occur.***

				
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