Classroom Expectations English/Language Arts Mrs. Bills
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Classroom ExpectationsEnglish/Language ArtsMrs. Bills
Student BehaviorsBe prompt!Be ready to learn when class begins.Be prepared!Have materials (paper & pencil) with you everyday.Be a polite and positive participant!Speak when called upon and listen attentively.Be productive!Turn in work on time and always do your best.Be a problem solver!Correct problems quickly and peacefully before they escalate.
Show RespectBE APPROPRIATE IN ALL YOUR ACTIONS!!!Value yourself. Be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values.Treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect.Honor the ideas and opinions of others.DO NOT interfere with the learning of others.Offer to help.Be responsible with property and belongings.
Responsibility for CourseworkBring a binder, paper, and appropriate writing tools to class everyday.Keep your notes and graded work in your binder.Know due dates, and submit all coursework on time.All assignments are posted on the reminder board.
Responsibility for CourseworkPROPER HEADING FORMATFULL NAMEDATEPERIODBILLS
On the top of all papers!
Promote Lifelong LearningYou can develop lifelong learning traits:By showing curiosity about human nature and how the world works.By seeking and valuing diversity.By persisting in seeking out new solutions.By using your unique talents and intelligence to promote positive change.By learning and applying technology tools to solve problems.
PoliciesFood and beverages are not allowed in the classroom except a water bottle.Please be in your seat when the bell rings, as class begins at that time.Major assignments and projects can be resubmitted. They will be scored at a 10% deduction.Absences:Each absence has a one-day grace period.Pick-up copies of hand-outs.Ask a classmate for notes.You are responsible for your make-up work.
GradingGrades are based on the accumulation of points.Points are based on:Class participation (effort)Completion of assignments(daily class work)Major projects, quizzes, and tests
Classroom RoutinesClass begins with a warm-up. Students keep their warm-ups all week and turn them in at the end of the week. Passes are for emergencies only! If you must leave the room wait for a pass and sign in & out on the log sheet.Tickets are given for participation and when I feel like it. Drawings are held at the end of the week, depending on class behavior. Clean-up your area before I dismiss you!
Warm-upReminder ~ Use the proper heading & format for your paper!TITLE = WARM-UPSDATE ~JOURNAL #1
Write a paragraph = 6-8 sentences. Be sure to number & date each journal entry.
Come in the room quietly & do the assignmentsilently!
Class Rules Reminders No talking during instructionRaise your hand for questions or commentsDO NOT insult or disturb othersA binder is required for this class and you MUST bring paper and something to write with every dayParticipation in class work is requiredNo eating or chewing gum in class. Only water is allowed.Do not throw objects and do not damage school property. No electronics, cell phones, MP3sBe respectful at all times!
My Pledge to StudentsI will trust you until you give me reason to do otherwise.I will respect you and work with you to solve problems.I will promptly correct and offer feedback on your work.I will work with you to meet learning goals.I will offer extra help and alternative assessments should you require them. Come and talk to me.