P r o c e d u r e s
2.Phase 1: Attendance Procedure
Collect all the hotel keys from the students.
Have the students gather their belongings and stepinto the hall.
While students move into the hall, place the hotel keycards in a prominent location along with an indexcard box close by.
Once in the hall, quietly tell the students that at yourdirection, they will enter the room, find their keycard, drop it in the box, and then have a seat.
Tell the students that this will be the daily attendanceprocedure. Once the tardy bell rings, any key cardsleft out will indicate who is tardy or absent.
Ring a bell and have the students practice theprocedure.
Substitute the hotel keycards with novelty dog-tags. Have the studentsgrab them and wear themaround their neck duringclass. Depositing them ina box as they leave for thenext day.
3.Phase 2: Desk Olympics
Tell the students that they will now compete as a classagainst all your other classes in a timed activitysimilar to a gameshow.
Explain that when in your class, they will be movinginto groups many times during the year and that thegroups will vary in makeup and size. To maximizeinstructional time, you have created a procedure thatwill allow students to move quickly, quietly, andcorrectly.
master and timer.
Tell students that their first event is side by side pairs.Have students get their student notebook out and findtheir buddy clock. (See Starting the Year Right:Lesson B for details). Have students make eyecontact with their 5 o’clock buddy. Tell the studentsthat you will now time how long it takes for the classto all be arranged in pairs. Tell the students the rulesare that they must move quickly, quietly, andcorrectly. If there is any talking, you will add 5seconds to the class total.
Using the timer, tell the class to begin. Start themusic clip too. When completely settled and quiet,show them the time. No matter how quickly the time,tell them they must do much better. Allow them thechance to do the activity once more, but let themknow that this one counts.