8 th Grade Georgia History •Group Six •Wendy Barrett •Gennie Shelton •Gayle Wheeler Mr. Murphy’s LAWS FOR STRESS-LESS CLASS When you first get to class…. • Sit down at your seat and copy the agenda off the overhead in to your planner. • Bring me any notes from the office if you are leaving early or have an excused absence. Excused absences should check red folder for make-up assignments. • Turn in your homework in the blue basket next to my desk. • Wait quietly at your desk until the late bell rings. Absentee Policy All students are expected to attend school regularly to get maximum benefit from class. • Illness is considered an excused absence from school. All other reasons must be approved by the school. • Excused students are expected to turn in make up work the day after from returning to class. Work due on the date of your absence is due when you return. Please refer to your student handbook and note that excessive absenteeism will have a severe impact on your grades and could lead to expulsion. If you are late to class… • Report to the front office. • Give the secretary a note signed by a parent explaining why you are late. • You will be given a pass admitting you in to class. • If it is unexcused, you will not be allowed to make up any work that was missed. Beginning with the third tardy in a quarter, a student will be given an automatic detention for each tardy to school. Excessive tardies could result in a parent conference and, if necessary, suspension. See your student handbook for further details. When can you leave this room? • You must have the hall pass for bathroom, water fountain, or locker visits. • Only one person is allowed to leave the room at a time. • If you are leaving school early, a note must be given to me BEFORE class begins. • Anyone who abuses this policy by wandering around with the hall pass will lose all privileges of the pass, and have to take care of such business in between classes. MY HAND RAISED TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. YOU SHOULD • STOP TALKING • GET TO YOUR SEAT • TELL YOUR CLASSMATES • WAIT FOR MY INSTRUCTIONS RAISE YOUR HAND TO GET MY ATTENTION IF YOU WISH TO: • GET HALL PASS FOR WATER/RESTROOM • GO TO SPECIALITY AREA • GO TO COMPUTER AREA • ANSWER A QUESTION/MAKE COMMENT ASSIGNMENT HEADINGS UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER • YOUR NAME • DATE ASSIGNMENT TURNED IN • GEORGIA HISTORY/PERIOD NUMBER • MR. MURPHY STUDENT TALKING WILL OCCUR IN A RESPECTFUL MANNER: • WHEN CALLED UPON AFTER HAND IS RAISED • DURING GROUP DISCUSSIONS • BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS • WHEN MR. MURPHY ANNOUNCES “FREE TALK” ACTIVITIES ENCOURAGED WHEN WORK IS COMPLETED • RESEARCH TIME IN COMPUTER AREA • CLEAN SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENT AREA • WORK ON PROPS/COSTUMES FOR PLAYS • OTHER HOUSEKEEPING AS NECESSARY Classroom Layout Mr. Murphy 8 th Grade Georgia History Costume design/ Bookshelf Compute r station Activity table Bulletin Board Teacher’s Desk Violet Table Yellow Table Bulletin Board Bulletin Board Indigo Orange Table Table Overhead Blue Door Table Red Table Supply Closet and Costume Storage Whiteboard Procedures for Classroom Areas • Supply closet/costume storage – Supplies are to be placed on the shelves in a neat and orderly fashion – Costumes are to be folded neatly and costume supplies are to be placed in the labeled containers • Costume design/ Activity table – All supplies are to be cleaned off table and placed in the supply closet – Table is to be cleaned after each use – Chairs are to be pushed under the table when finished • Computer Station – Mr. Murphy must give permission for computer usage – Only appropriate web-sites may be viewed – No downloads are allowed – Computer must be shut down when finished Mr. Murphy’s Laws For Ending Class!! Putting away supplies • All supplies from the supply closet/ costume storage are to be returned to their appropriate shelves • All books and materials stored in bookshelves are to be returned and neatly organized • All trash is to be picked up and placed in trash cans • All chairs are to be pushed under the tables when class is dismissed • All completed assignments are to be placed in the “In-Basket” on Mr. Murphy’s desk Organizing materials for next class By following Mr. Murphy’s rules for putting away supplies, all materials will be in the appropriate place for the next class!!! Dismissing Class • When bell rings, all chairs are to be pushed under tables • Students are to take all of their belongings from the classroom • Students are to exit the classroom in a quiet and orderly manner • Last period students are to quietly listen to the announcements before exiting the classroom SAFETY PROCEDURES In the event of a fire or fire drill the following instructions are to be strictly followed: 1. No talking 2. Walk quickly in single file 3. No pushing, shoving, or running 4. STAY WITH YOUR CLASS! The teacher will be the last to leave the room and will make certain that fire doors are closed. We will go down the hall and out the door on the left next to the lunchroom. Roll will be taken as soon as the class is safely outside. When there is a Substitute Teacher ... • You will respect her and be on your best behavior • If the teacher leaves negative comments concerning your behavior, you will be written up • Any work assigned is still due and should be handed in or you will be penalized HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!! GO WILDCATS!