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									Classroom expectation and
• Think of a good class. We want to create a
  good class also.

• In order for us to be successful we have to
  have order. The following procedures will help
  us establish an orderly, educational classroom:
• Attitude, mindset and materials before class
   Attitude, mindset and materials
             before class
• Be supportive of each other
• When we laugh, we do not laugh to put
  another person down
    Attitude, mindset and materials
              before class
  MISTAKES. You should concern yourself more
  with feedback you get from communicating
  than from worrying if what you say is perfect.
    Attitude, mindset and materials
              before class
  EVERY DAY. You will be asked to:
• speak in front of class or at your seat, individually
  or in a group
• work independently in silence
• write on the board or at your desk
• move to a different seat if needed
• act out skits and watch skits attentively with
  occasional appropriate outburst (“Ay caramba”)
      Attitude, mindset and materials
                before class
•   Bring to class
•   composition book
•   writing utensils
•   extra paper
•   (each day, even if you have early dismissal.)

•   have other supplies available when needed:
•   scissors
•   crayons or colored pencils
•   1inch three-ring binder with dividers
    Attitude, mindset and materials
              before class
Keeping your composition book
• No loose paper.
• Keep neat
• Use color whenever appropriate

Heading all notebook entries
• Draw a line below any previous activity.
• ALL entries should have a title and date for your
  organizational benefit.
   Attitude, mindset and materials
             before class
Entering the classroom
• Find your assigned seat.
• Get out all necessary materials: composition
  book, writing utensils, etc.
• Open your composition book to the
  vocabulary section and study your vocabulary,
  unless there is another assignment.
• Be ready to listen to today’s agenda.
During class
                     During class

• Generally, wait until there is a break in the activity,
  instructions, or lecture to ask for something. Interrupting
  someone else is disrespectful. Asking to go out of the room
  right at the beginning or during an activity does nothing to
  help you learn.

• Also, we want to observe the same structure as much as
  we can for all classes. Activating strategy – opening
  activity; whole group activity preferably in Spanish; partner
  or small group activity for practice; summarizing strategy –
  review standards, activities and check for relevance.
  However, if something needs to get done we will deviate
  from that structure as needed.
  Consequences for disrupting the
educational process or not doing work
Any of these consequences may be applied:
• conference in the hall
• call home
• morning or afterschool detention
• conference in the office
• referral
These consequences never seem fair, but I am
  charged with maintaining a classroom conducive
  to learning. Do your best with assignments and
  behavior so time does not have to be wasted.
                           During class

When you are tardy
• Quietly and with the least disruption enter the room giving me a written
  excuse from another teacher or administrator, if you have one.
• Ask a classmate about the current activity we are on. Any classmate is
  expected to assist you.

Leaving the classroom
• Raise your hand during a break in a lecture or activity, unless it is an
• Ask, “?Puedo ir al baño?” (Can I go to the bathroom) or “?Puedo ir a la
   oficina? (Can I go to the office). You will not be permitted to leave class
   for any other reasons.
• Only one person at a time and you may not be permitted to go when you
   want .
                    During class

Asking a question and making statements-When you
  have a question or a statement that is relevant
• Raise your hand.
• Wait until I can acknowledge you.
• Speak up so everyone can hear you. (Speaking up
  when necessary is a good leadership skill!)

Sharpening your pencil
• Make sure your pencil is sharpened before class begins.
• During class, wait until there is a break in an activity.
                           During class

Responding to my request for attention
• I will raise my hand
• You:
    – please turn and face me
    – Be ready for instruction

When the Teacher has a question or a comment
• Face the teacher to show you are paying attention.
• Listen to what is said.
• Think about what is said.
• Respond appropriately.
• If you have to answer a question “I don’t know” or “I can’t” will not relieve
  you of answering the question. You may be asked to come up with a
  better answer.
                 During class

End-of-period class dismissal
• We will make sure the room is in order.
• We will try to review our objectives and what
  we have learned.
• You will stay in your seat until the bell rings.
• I will try to remember to say “Adiós” to all of
  you as you exit.
                 During class

Heading papers that will be turned in
• Unless otherwise directed, put your name, date,
  and period on the paper.
Turning in assignments
• Unless otherwise directed, I will ask several
  students to pick up assignments.
Working cooperatively
• Be willing to work with anybody
• Every individual has to contribute to the group.
                 During class
• Test and quizzes:
  – do your own work unless it is a group grade
  – most of the time, you will turn in your papers at
    the front of the room in the class plastic drawer
  – read, sleep, or do homework while you wait for
    everyone else to finish
                     During class

During emergency situations
• stop what you are doing
• Stand or sit together wherever we are directed to stay
• Fire drill – exit to the right and go to the grass outside
• Tornado drill- line up along the hallway
• Lockdown-get out of sight of the windows and stay
  quiet, lights should be out
• Everyone has to make sure that all students are safe.
  Teacher will check attendance for safety.
                During class

Any time you have nothing to work on
• Stay on task by studying your vocabulary.
• Please avoid gossip and being so loud that
  everyone in class can hear what you are
• Additional information
          Additional information
• Homework evaluation:
  – most of the time it will be work that you can do on
    your own or that you will get an answer key for
    immediate feedback
  – will be checked for completion more than for
  – grading usually will be:
     •   check plus: 100
     •   check: 85
     •   check minus: 70
     •   if you do not turn anything in or it takes too long for
         you to make it up it is a 0
        Additional information
• Extra credit:
  – turn in 3 bathroom passes at the end of semester
  – turn in 1 encounters with others paper
  – passing out papers
• Max allowed:
  – either:
     • 3x 100% on homework
     • 3 points extra on semester grade (whatever works best
       with new gradebook)
            Additional information

If you need tutoring
• Arrange with the teacher when you can come to receive
    help. (Before or after school, or during academic lunch

When you are absent
• study your vocabulary (
• upon returning, ask a classmate (especially in your group)
  about the previous classes and obtain make-up work
• arrange for make-up work (you got 2 days) and/or
  assignments (tasks, quizzes) by appointment with teacher
         Additional information

• If you have a legitimate problem (medical
  conditions, doctor’s recommendations, etc.
  such as vision problems), you need to speak
  with me or talk to a guidance counselor. I
  will adjust according to doctors’ orders.
Ask yourself: “Am I helping myself and
       others learn Spanish?”
• What are your needs as far as classroom
  environment for learning Spanish?

• What behaviors influence others negatively?

• What behaviors influence others positively?

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