Creating Rules & Procedures: On the first day, I will facilitate a conversation about the student's needs as well as my needs and create some classroom rules with thier input. This helps them own the ruls and build the foundation of a community. I will use a consequence & rewards chart (move up with good behavior, down if not, etc.)
Today, we're going to talk about rules and I want you to help me create them.
Communication: I will communicate with the parents the rules and procedures we create. I will like to have the parents involved as much as possible to partner with them and have them be part of our community as well. I also plan a weekly newsletter explaining homework and assignments and classroom on-goings.
Dear Parents, Today, your child and I created rules and procedures for our classroom. I plan to communicate and involve parents as much as possible. Below you will find a description of the rules and our procedures. Please read and sign that you have reviewed these rules and return to me by Monday.
Routines & Responsibilities: I will also build a routine that can be flexible but still have set activities we do every day like a morning meeting. During this morning meeting, I will select student helpers everyday to give them responsibilities.
Our Daily Routine Monday: .....
Transitions & Time Managment: I will create planned-out, as smooth as possible, transitions from one activity to another. I will incorporate music to help with time management and also keep the students engaged.
1. Take out your Reading Folder. 2. Read the story, "Cinderella". 3. Put your head down on the desk when you are done.
Engaging Lessons: I will vary my teaching styles and methods to ensure the lessons are up to date and engaging. If students are engaged, they do not think about misbehaving.
We will all have a turn to be: 1) Store Clerks: count and give change 2) Customers buy $___ (I will give you an amount) worth of groceries. 3) Observers: use your math journal to write down how the money was calculated (remember your math skills!)
WELCOME TO OUR STORE Today's Math Lesson: Review of Counting Money
Classroom: in the end, my classroom will be a safe place for learning. My bullintin boards will be created for learning and/or creating a community. My students will feel it is a safe place to learn and to communicate with me when they need to.