### First Days of School Plan

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Preparation for student’s arrival:

- Have
my name posted on the door (easier for students to find the room) as well
as Mathematics class and the room number
- Stand
at the door and greet my students as they walk in
- Have
set up trays for the students to turn in their homework and have them
label for each period
- Have
the bell ring assignment on the board for the students to begin when they
walk inside.

Welcome students and Introduce:

- Meet
the students in the hall way
- Tell
the student there is a name tent with their names on it

- Welcome
everyone to the first day of school
- Take
attendance referring to the seating chart
- Tell
the students I am first year teacher and I am excited to be teaching
Mathematics
- Ask
the students “Who likes Math?” This will give me idea about my students

Classroom rules and
procedures:

- Begin
by tell the student every class has rules and if they are obeyed this
class can be a lot of fun
- Review
the rules and procedures (clarify the difference between a rule and a
procedure)
- Classroom
rules
- Be
respectful- The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do
unto you.”
- Be
patient- We are both learners and we will have patience with each other
- Be
loyal to yourself and others- Everyone have a chance to learn and
everyone will get that chance.

• Procedures:

- Entering
the classroom- Everyone has until the bell rings to get into the class if
they enter after the bell the student will sign the tardy book. The
students have until the bell rings to get the chatters out (rehearse)
- Turning
in homework- Everyone will write on a piece of paper their name and
something they want to learn this semester. Then we will practice turning
in the assignment in the correct tray (rehearse)
- Bell
rings- the students have five minutes after the bell to finish, then we
will begin reviewing the bell ringer (rehearse)
- Exiting
the class- If I am teaching when to dismissal bell rings then you will
remain in your seats. If I am not teaching and I have given the students
homework time then they are free to leave when the bell rings (rehearse)
- Absent
work- the student will have a class folder with their period on it and
this is were all the absent students work will
be placed. When a student is absent the will check the folder and the
assignment will be due the next day.
(Rehearse another day)
- Getting
the class quiet- I will have a rain stick and when I turn over the rains
stick the students will have until the rain stick is done to be quiet.
(Rehearse another day)

- Consequences
(This is a fun class but if you break the rules there are consequences)
- First
time you choose to break a rule – Warning
- Second
time you choose to break a rule – You and I will have a conference after
class is dismissed to discuss the expected behavior in this class.
- Third
time you choose to break a rule – You will receive a thirty minute
detention. All detentions must be
served by Friday of the week it was assigned. If you receive a detention on Friday it
must be served before the end of the following week. Detentions may be served before or
after school and must be scheduled with me.
- Fourth
time you choose to break a rule – You will receive a thirty minute
detention and a phone call to your parent/guardian.
- Fifth
time you choose to break a rule – You will be referred to the principal’s
office.

Closing each period on the first day of school:

- Ask a
few students how their day was
- If
there is time left at the end of class, we will do an icebreaker activity
- Dismiss
class when the bell rings, unless I am talking