Ms. K’s rules for 8
Grade Social Studies Success!
First, a quick Public Service Announcement:This year is a very important step towards high school. Once you are in 9
grade, yourteachers will expect you to be mature in your classroom interactions and monitor yourassignments without much prompting. We are going to work together to get your study habits,organization, and behavior in line with high school standards. Hopefully, this class will also befun and engaging, and become a place where you discover new things every day. In order forthis to happen, however, we need to understand a few rules and expectations that will leadyou to success in high school and beyond.--Ms. K
Classroom Rules and Expectations:
With great power comes great responsibility:
I trust all of you to be responsible foryour classroom materials (textbook, notebook, handouts, assignments) and treat eachassignment as an opportunity to really show me what you can do.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find out what it means to me:
Being respectful means listening toand not interrupting me or your fellow classmates, maintaining classroom cleanliness,
and allowing everyone’s opinions to be heard.
It also means that we must be respectfulin the language that we use in class. Swearing and any insulting or degrading languageor terms will not be tolerated.
I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!:
I know that sometimes life gets in theway, and you may be a few minutes late to class. If this happens, please enter quietlyand take your seat without stopping to talk to your classmates. If you are consistentlylate to my class it will begin to affect your participation grade, and we will need todiscuss solutions.
If you are talking, then you are not listening. When I am giving instructionson assignments or activities, please wait until I am through before asking for
clarification. That said….
Ask me, ask me, ask me:
A skill that will be important in your lives is learning how toask for what you need and want. If something doesnot make sense or is unclear, just ask!
A place for us:
This is OUR classroom, and we willmake reward systems for behavior and assignments. If we work together, we will be as successful at playingin the sand as this totally awesome baby.