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Jody Bush

Classroom Management Plan

June 28, 2018

Elementary School
Discipline Philosophy
Discipline within a classroom has many facets, all of which are crucial to creating an
environment which promotes students’ success. While discipline involves how students behave
and the rules teachers use to control how students behave, I believe it involves foundational
components as well. I feel one of the most important areas of discipline is respect. Teachers must
develop a mutual respect among student to students, students to teachers, and teacher to students.
Without this mutual respect, both teachers and students will struggle with discipline issues
throughout the school year. Teaching and developing mutual respect will prepare students for
success now and in the future.
Another vital facet of classroom discipline is consistency. Teachers must practice discipline, no
matter what the situation is or who the situation involves. This can prove to be difficult at times;
however, if discipline is done on a consistent path, students will know exactly what to expect and
when to expect it, thus allowing for more positive learning environment for all. This will also aid
in the development of mutual respect discussed above.
One other aspect I feel is important is to incorporate positive consequences, and ideally, use
them considerably more than negative consequences are used. I believe it is more important to
promote the positive behaviors that are going on in the classroom than to constantly be
addressing the negatives. Students need to see that the adults in their lives see them trying and
meeting expectations. Not only does this make these students proud of themselves and builds
self-confidence, but it is also a method of redirection for students who might be struggling with
fowling expectations
• A brochure regarding my discipline plan and the classroom management plan will be
in the Appendix and will go to all parents/guardians the first day of school.

Classroom Management Philosophy
Classroom management is just as important as discipline. It is a system of strategies and
techniques which allows the teacher to keep the students focused and learning while in the
classroom. Classroom management is a process which every classroom must have to prevent
disruptive behavior from compromising the methods and outcomes of instruction and learning. It

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is necessary to create a classroom management plan so that all students know exactly what to
expect, when to expect it, and what the consequences will be for neglecting to meet expectations.
It is imperative that a teacher have this plan well thought-out and well prepared before entering
the classroom on the first day of school. More proficient learning will be able to happen if the
students know exactly what to expect. Having a well thought-out plan will provide for a positive
learning environment in which positive learning will be able to take place, thus producing
success in the classroom.
• A brochure regarding my classroom management plan and discipline plan will be in
the Appendix and will go to all parents/guardians the first day of school.

Education Philosophy
My education philosophy is to instill a life-long desire to learn. Through my experience in the
schools, I have seen so many students with no desire or interest in learning. To do this, I believe
a teacher must address each student differently, meeting them where their needs are. Teachers
must be willing to devote time and understanding to all students and encourage students to take
part in their own learning. As a teacher, I strongly feel this can only be accomplished if
instruction is presented to students in a manner that is interesting, is accomplishable, and by the
teacher showing his concern for students on an individual basis. To reach my students’ fullest
potential, I feel incorporating several key points into my instruction and classroom are a must,
not just an option.
The first important point is to have a classroom management plan in place and to use it
consistently. This plan of procedures will provide for a positive classroom environment which is
conducive to learning, focus, and success.
Another important aspect is to be able to differentiate. Differentiation is critical to having student
success. All students do not learn the same, but all students do learn. It is up to the teacher to
decide what the students need -- some may need visuals, repeated instructions, accommodations,
small groups, and even enrichment opportunities. Learning styles also need to be addressed when
considering differentiation. A classroom will have students made up of many different academic

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levels, learning styles, and cultures. Through differentiation, teachers are able to address all
learners in their classroom.
Another important concept is to incorporate technology into my instruction. Technology is such
a huge part of today's society and is expected to become increasingly extensive. Technology not
only engages the students but allows them to prepare for college and the work force.
Incorporating technology into instruction also helps teachers to better diversify lessons, which
reaches more students.
Lastly, I believe it is important to incorporate cooperative learning in my instruction. I will use
many strategies in my classroom to accomplish this environment. By including cooperative
learning in the classroom, students are learning how to practice communication, to think more
critically, and often have movement in their instruction. These benefits will have enormous
learning benefits which will carry the students into their adulthood and will contribute to
increasing the desire to continue learning the rest of their lives.
• A quick glance at my education philosophy will be in the Appendix.

Classroom Management Plan
Classroom management involves the procedures that a teacher has in place which makes a
classroom function consistent and successful. (Plan is based on 4th/5th grade levels and will
need modification according to grade level and district schedules and policies in place.)
The following procedures will not be natural to all students. Telling students what must be done
for the many situations in a school setting in not enough. Procedures must be taught, rehearsed,
and reinforced. This is the only way students will master the procedures, teachers will not end up
frustrated, and a positive learning environment is created.
Teaching the procedures involves modeling the them for the class. I will model and will ask
students to assist me in modeling the procedures. Getting the students involved will keep them
engaged better and will allow for the correct procedures to be seen, not just discussed.
Rehearsing the procedures takes time, but it is time well spent. Teachers must remember that if
students do not rehearse correctly, there is no consequences. Procedures are not rules, so they
cannot be broken. Students need to keep practicing until they understand and rehearse the

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procedures correctly. I will rehearse with my students as many times as it takes for them to
demonstrate understanding and proficiency.
Reinforcing is a crucial component of procedures as well. For this to be effective, teachers must
be patient and understand the need to teach and re-teach procedures. For reinforcement, I will
verbally coach the students who I see struggling to follow directions or who seem lost. I will also
be specific in my affirmation of students who are following the steps of the procedures.
As I implement the teach, rehearse, and reinforce cycle of teaching procedures to my students, I
will also understand that these procedures are not going to be mastered the first day, or even the
first week of school. It will take time, teamwork with my teaching team, patience, and
consistency. I will also know that any time spent practicing procedures is never a waste of time,
it is crucial to creating a successful, positive learning environment for my students for the year
ahead.

• Arrival
Students will meet in the gym and assemble in their class lines. At 7:45 teachers will
pick students up from the gym. Students will walk as a class to lockers (or cubicles),
place backpacks in lockers (or cubicles), and gather their materials for their first class.
I will stand at my door, making sure to greet all my students while I take role.
Students will turn in any homework or documents that are due in the designated bins.
Students will sit at their assigned seat and will begin "Bell Ringer Activity," which
has previously been placed on each desk. During bell activity, teacher will be
addressing special issues for the that day, lunch records, absences assignments, and
other important duties, such as noting transportation changes for the day. Teacher will
close bell activity before beginning instruction.
• Tardy
Students who arrive after 8:00 A.M. will be sent to the office for a tardy slip (if they
did not get one when they came in). Students will quietly put away their belongings in
lockers (or cubicles) and gather materials for their first class. If time allows, students
will begin bell work and continue working until the teacher begins the instruction.

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• Absence
Absent work will be placed in "Absent Folders" for each student who is absent. When
students return to school, they must obtain their absent work from the folders and sign
their name on the pre-printed sign-in sheet, which is their acknowledgement that they
did receive the work. Students who are absent will have the same number of days to
make-up the work as the number of days they were absent. Students who were absent
will also have the option to have a working lunch with the teacher the day they return
to gain instruction on any missed concepts.
• Homework
Students will write homework assignments/class work to be completed in daily
planner. Students will place this work in their homework folder. Parents will be
advised to check planner and folder daily to ensure no assignments are over-looked. If
homework is not turned in on due date, the student will fill out a "Homework
Responsibility Card," which will include the student's name, the date, the assignment
not turned in, the reason why the assignment was not turned in, and both the student's
and teacher's signature. The cards will be filed for later references.
• Getting the Class' Attention
Teacher will quietly say "Give me three" and will hold three fingers up. This signals
to students to stop, look, and listen. Teacher will wait until everyone is looking at
him/her and is quiet before beginning instruction.
• Visitor in the Room
When a visitor enters the room, my students will know they should remain seated and
stay quiet and focused. If they were currently working on something, they should
continue working quietly. If students have a question on what they are working on,
they may quietly ask a shoulder buddy to help them. If the teacher has to stop the
discussion or instructions, the students need to quietly get out their library/AR books
and begin reading.
• Getting the Teacher's Attention
Students will raise hand with coordinating numbers of fingers to indicate need. For
example, all five fingers mean the student has a question or comment on our
discussion, three fingers mean that you need my help, two fingers mean that the

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student needs the restroom, and one finger is a request to get a drink. Teacher will
respond appropriately according to request.
• Restroom
Students will be encouraged to go to the restroom and get a drink during designated
class transitions and breaks; however, students will be allowed to leave the room for
emergency situations. Students will inform the teacher of an emergency by holding
up two fingers. After teacher acknowledges their request, they will need to sign out
on the list by the door. Students must sign back in when returning to the room.
• Lining Up/Hallways
Students will be dismissed from the class by the teacher. Students will line up in the
classroom and enter the hallway in a single-file line and silent. Students will walk
single-file and quietly as to not disturb the other classes. A reminder acronym will be
uses-"SIS," which stand for single-file, in a line, and silent.
• Collaborative Group Work
Collaborative group work will be an important part of classroom instruction. During
collaborative group work, students must maintain a positive learning environment by
treating others the way they want to be treated, respecting each other's opinions,
working as a team, and discussing only the concept being taught.
• Transition
Transitions within the classroom will be done efficiently. A timer will be set
according to how long the transition should take place and the students have until the
timer goes off to complete the transition. Transition from class to class will done
within 5 minutes and will be done efficiently, as to not disturb other classes. Students
will get their materials for the next class, use the restroom and get a drink, and line up
silently at the door of their next class. Students will enter the next class when
instructed to do so, being greeted by the teacher as they enter the room. Although
students will be expected to make transitions smoothly and quietly, "Brain Breaks"
will be given as I see they are needed. This will be a brief 3-minute break used for
stretching, pencil sharpening, and to get a drink. The point of this is to allow students
to move and to re-start their brains and re-gain focus.

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• What to Do When Done
When the students complete the assignment for the day, they have an option on what
they may do until class transition. They may either read their library/AR book, get a
book from the teacher's library, get a silent folder game from the game shelf, get
practice "fun" sheets covering various concepts from the file folders, or work on
lesson extensions.
• Dismissal
At time of dismissal, students will clean the area around them and gather their
belongings. Students will put things away in lockers (or cubicles) that they do not
need to take home, get backpacks, and pack up what they need to take home. Students
will line up single file in line and will walk to designated areas as a class, falling off
where they need to be according to how they get home -- bus, walkers, daycare,
parent-pick-up.
• Home and School Connection
Class newsletters will go home with students each Monday and will be sent via e-mail
to parents/guardians as well. I will also utilize "REMIND" to communicate important
messages to parents as they happen. Constant communication will occur via e-mail
regarding both positive and negative choices students have been making.
• Bullying Pledge
Bullying is not acceptable, and I feel it is my responsibility to do everything I can to
prevent this from taking place in my classroom and with my (any) students. One way
I can do this is to encourage and model respect for all individuals. I must also model
and discuss the "Golden Rule," which is to treat others as you would want to be
treated. Another thing I can do is to discuss bullying with my students and to inform
them of the negatives of this action, both to the person(s) doing the bullying and to
the person(s) being bullied. I will encourage my students to take the following pledge
and will inform them that pledges are not to be taken lightly. We will discuss each
part of the pledge, making sure to understand each part. Taking this pledge means that
we live by these words, not just say them!

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▪ Mr. Bush's Stop-the-Bullying Pledge:

✓ I ____________________ pledge to be tolerant and accepting of my
fellow students, even though their ethnicity, religion, gender, physical
appearance, disabilities, style of dress, economic status, cultural
customs, or social standing may be different from my own;
✓ I ____________________ pledge to take action when I see bullying
occurring, either by intervening to stop it (only when it is safe to do
so), or speaking with my teacher, counselor, principal, or parents as
quickly as possible.
✓ I ____________________ pledge to raise the awareness of my friends
and fellow students that bullying is a cruel, de-humanizing behavior
which diminishes the dignity and self-worth of its victims, and which
has no place on our campus, in society at large, or within our fifth-
grade team.

Signature: _________________________________________________

Date: _____________________________________________________

Discipline Plan/Classroom Rules

The discipline plan involves the rules that are put into place to establish what the student should
or should not be doing as far as behavior. I feel it is of great importance for the students to help
create the rules. If the students have a part in establishing the rules, they have a sense of
ownership and will be likely to respect and follow the rules. (Plan is based on 4th/5th grade
levels and will need modification according to grade level and district schedules and policies in
place.)
• Complete Discipline Plan
▪ 3-5 Rules
During the first 3 days of school, teacher will discuss the process of students
helping to create 3-5 basic rules for the class to follow. Teacher and students

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will agree on 3-5 basic rules which we feel are important to the success of the
class, both as a group and individually. I will then display these rules on the
classroom wall for students to refer to during the school year. Below are
examples of some basic rules, but ultimately, students will develop these.
✓ Treat others the way you would want to be treated.
✓ Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
✓ SIS -- single-file, in line, and silent in the hallways.
✓ Listen to instructions/directions the first time given.
✓ Try your best in all you do.

▪ Rewards
Although I will encourage students to work for intrinsic awards, I understand
that offering students extrinsic awards is something that must be incorporated
into the classroom to motivate and encourage positive behavior and choices
and can help kids master the expectations of acceptable classroom behavior
and scholastic achievement. Below are some of the rewards I will utilize in
my classroom.
✓ Positive communication with parents/guardians in relation to
responsibility card system. Each time a student earns five positive
responsibility cards, I will email their parents.
✓ Also, supplementing the responsibility cards will be Mr. Bush's tokens
for making a good choice. These can be collected and cashed in for
different rewards at various "levels." These will be given out any time
a student is seen being kind, following expectations, helping others, or
going over and beyond to encourage positive action in the classroom
and on campus. If a student gets a positive responsibility card, they
will also be getting a token with it. These tokens will go towards
earning one of the following rewards:
o Select friends to sit with to complete a cooperative learning
activity
o Play academic computer games

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o Deliver school-wide announcements
o Priority on alternative seating choices
o Receive pass to "Get out of one homework assignment of your
choice"
o Choose a friend for a social break
o Visit time with a previous teacher
o Lunch with the teacher

▪ Consequences
Negative consequences will be referred to as "accountability" in my
classroom. These are necessary to discourage negative actions and choices
both in the classroom and on campus. Accountability must be issued on a
consistent basis for the success of the individual students as well as the
classroom as a whole.
✓ Communication with parents/guardians in relation to responsibility
card system. Each time a student has earned five negative
responsibility cards, I will email their parents.
✓ Each time a student earns a negative responsibility card, they will be
charged one token.
▪ Type of System
My responsibility card system is meant to be an “opportunity cost” system. If
the students want to earn privileges and respect, they must learn to be
responsible and make respectful, positive choices. It is meant to illustrate how
the students are in control of their actions and accountable for their choices.
▪ Accountability Component
This will be initiated at the beginning of the year and followed consistently
though-out the school year. Once the classroom rules have been created with
the collaboration of the students, these rules will be printed on a document for
the parents/guardians and students. I will also send home a brochure of the
classroom management plan and the discipline plan. The following will be a
letter I send home with these three items. This letter will need to be signed by

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students and parents and returned to school. If the students do not return the
letter to school, the student and I will call the parents and explain what was
sent home to ensure that the parents are aware of our rules and plans.
✓ I ________________________________________(student) and
__________________________ (parent/guardian) have read and
understand the Class Rules, the Classroom Management Plan, and the
Discipline for Mr. Bush's classroom. We understand that if either of us
have any questions or comments, we may contact Mr. Bush via e-mail
or phone.
Student Signature ________________________________________
Parent Signature _________________________________________
Date ___________________________________________________

Seating
I will begin the school year with assigned seats. The students will be assigned alphabetically for
a couple of weeks so that I can learn their names more quickly. Students deserve for us to learn
their names as quickly as possible. If acceptable with the administration, I will develop a photo
enhanced role sheet. This will eventually be placed in the substitute folder for use by anyone
who is taking my class that is not familiar with the students. I will have their desks labeled with
their names on label strips which include various reminders such as cursive alphabet, number
lines, formulas, etc. before the first day of school.
The layout of my room will be one which encourages cooperative learning. Preferably, with
stand-up option desks which can easily be moved together and apart quickly to accommodate
different needs within the class. (structures, cooperative learning, chalk and smart board lessons,
and testing)
• A copy of my room layout with cooperative seating will be in the Appendix.

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Preparation

First impressions can last a lifetime, so proper preparation is a must. Proper preparation before

the first day of class will set the tone for the remainder of the school year, along with

establishing confidence in the teacher and students.

• Before the Students Arrive Checklist -- having these things taken care of before

students arrive the first day of school will give me more confidence when the students

enter the classroom, which will allow for me to address student needs in a more

efficient manner.

▪ Prepare letter of introduction to students.

▪ Prepare letter of introduction to parents.

▪ Mail letter of introduction to parents.

▪ Plan out seating chart and room layout (see Appendix D)

▪ Attach desk labels to desk, assign seats, and write names on desk labels.

▪ Label lockers/cubicles with students’ names

▪ Plan and prepare a "Welcome Back" display

▪ Prepare a welcoming sign to post outside door, which includes my name,

room number, and class list.

▪ Decide on a classroom theme and stick with it throughout the classroom as I

plan, decorate, etc.

▪ Plan and prepare bulletin boards

▪ Decide what information will be posted and where, such as birthdays,

calendars, menus, outstanding work, and subject area work.

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▪ Create signs for students to help with routines, procedures, and to know where

certain supplies are kept.

▪ Label areas/bins to turn in homework and other documents.

▪ Research students schedules -- gym, music, computer, labs, lunch, recess --

and make a schedule to post for students and a copy for my notebook. My

copy needs to note any students who will be pulled from room and what times

they will be pulled.

▪ Gather and organize all supplies, both mine and the students' supplies

▪ Prepare transportation list -- one to post and one for my notebook -- how will

each student be going home.

▪ Set up substitute folder with important information -- schedules, class lists,

duties, assignments, etc.

▪ Prepare attendance and grade sheet rolls.

▪ Prepare first week’s lesson plans, work, materials needed.

▪ Print off any work students will be using the first week (at least first 2 days).

▪ Create a container filled with numbered/named popsicle sticks. This might be

needed in cooperative groups, to assign tasks, and/or to check out supplies.

▪ Copy and assemble Classroom Management Notebook and be ready to discuss

it with students the first day of school.

▪ Create a greeting process and message to meet students with.

✓ I will greet students in the gym when I pick them up to go to class (I

will be in the gym early the first couple of days to greet the students

when they first get to school instead of waiting until time to pick them

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up from the gym.). I will greet them with a fist bump and a welcoming

smile.

✓ As I do, I will say, "Good morning, I am so glad you are here.

Welcome to our school. We are going to have a great year."

• Letter of Introduction to Students

Dear (Student's name),
Hello, my name is Mr. Bush, and I am going to be your 5th Grade
teacher this year. I have heard so many good things about you and cannot
wait to get this year started. I have many fun and interesting activities
planned to do which will help us to learn our important concepts.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I graduated from Tarleton State
University. I am married and have four daughters. I grew up in Joshua,
Texas, and attended Joshua Schools from 1st Grade through 12th Grade.
The most important fact I can tell you is that I am super excited to be your
teacher this year and am looking forward to getting to know you.
If you need anything, please let me know. If I cannot help you, I
will find someone who can.
Sincerely,

Your Teacher,
Mr. Bush
Room #209

• Letter of Introduction to Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,
My name is Mr. Bush, and I am going to be your child's 5th Grade
teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. I just wanted to take the time to
introduce myself to you and tell you a little about myself.
I was raised and attended 1st Grade though 12th Grade in Joshua,
Texas. I recently graduated from Tarleton State University. I have been
married to my wife for 27 years. We have four daughters, two of which
attend Tarleton State University as well. I enjoy learning and hope to
instill a love of learning in each of my students.
I am super-excited to get the year started. I have numerous activities
planned for your child, which include hands on activities, technology
integrated activities, cooperative group activities, and independent

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activities. Each of these are carefully planned to engage your child and to
make learning interesting and fun.
I also wanted to briefly inform you of the discipline plan for my
classroom. First, I believe in consistency. Consistency creates a positive
learning environment in which students know what to expect, which
allows for confident and successful students. I also feel it is important to
encourage positive behavior with positive rewards and encouragements.
With this in place, negative choices are discouraged, thus creating less
occurrences for negative consequences. During the first two days of class,
your child will participate in developing our classroom rules. Once we
collaborate and create these rules, a copy of these rules will be sent home
for you to review. Having the students create these rules, allows the
students to "own" them; therefore, less negative choices will be made in
the classroom.
Lastly, I wanted to inform you of a few important events, which will
take place on our campus. The dates for these events are listed below:

➢ August 16, 2018 -- Meet-the-Teacher -- 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
(bring school supplies)
➢ August 17, 2018 -- Fun Night -- 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
➢ August 20, 2018 -- First Day of School

I look forward to meeting both you and your child and know we will
have an enjoyable and successful school year.

Sincerely,

Mr. Bush
Room #209

• Tentative Agenda/Schedule for the Day
(Plan is based on 4th/5th grade levels and will need modification according to grade
level and district schedules and policies in place. 4th/5th Grade switch classes and
rotate in blocks among four teachers; therefore, this schedule will represent in detail
what will occur in my class, with extra time during the rest of the week devoted to
classroom and discipline plan discussion, review, and practice.

8:00-8:45 would normally be school-wide RTI time but will be used for first day of
school business today.

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7:45-9:50 Homeroom-1st Block
• Meet and greet students in the gym where they will assemble
as they arrive, making sure to calm any nerves.
7:30-7:45
• All students sit according to grade level and homeroom
teachers.
• Take students to 5th grade hall, and directly into class.
7:45-7:50
• 5th graders will go to homeroom teachers first.
• Have students sit in pre-marked assigned seats.
7:50-8:05 • Students start Bell Ringer.
• Collect any lunch money.
• Complete and Collect Bell Ringer
• Morning Announcements/Pledges
• Introduce self to students.
• Have students introduce themselves to class.
• Make sure everyone feels welcome.
• Have students place any supplies they brought on desks.
8:05-8:45 • Go though required school supplies, and tell students whether
or stays in class buckets, stays with them, or goes to another
teacher.
• Place any supplies they keep in backpack.
• Instruct students to go put things in their locker, except a
pencil.
• Come back to room and sit in assigned seat.
• First-day-of-school PowerPoint.
8:50 - 9:10
• Ask students if they have any questions.
• Go over location of things in the room,
• Go over classroom management plan (procedures)
9:10-9:30
• Go over discipline plan (rules)
• Ask students if they have any questions or comments

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regarding these plans.
• Explain to students the importance of creating class rules
together.
• Collaborate with students and write on white boar their
suggestions for class rules.
9:30-9:45 • Inform students that tomorrow we will settle on these five
most votes on rules and print those off. Once these are printed
off, these and the classroom plan and the discipline plan will
be sent home with an acknowledgment letter to parents and
returned to school.
9:45-9:50 • Clean-up/pack-up
• Transition to 2nd Block: getting supplies from locker, using
9:50-9:55
restroom, lining up at 2nd Block classroom.

9:55-11:05 2nd Block
• Meet and greet as they enter the classroom, making sure to
9:55-10:00
calm any nerves.
• Have students sit in pre-marked assigned seats.
10:00-10:10 • Students begin Bell Ringer.
• Check Roll
• Complete and Collect Bell Ringer
• Introduce self to students.
10:15-10:30 • Have students introduce themselves to class.
• Make sure everyone feels welcome.
• Collect supplies which will be kept in class bins
• First-day-of-school PowerPoint.
10:30-10:40
• Ask students if they have any questions.
• Go over location of things in the room,
10:40-10:50
• Go over classroom management plan (procedures)

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• Go over discipline plan (rules)
• Ask students if they have any questions or comments
regarding these plans.
• Explain to students the importance of creating class rules
together.
• Collaborate with students and write on white boar their
suggestions for class rules.
10:50-11:00 • Inform students that tomorrow we will settle on these five
most votes on rules and print those off. Once these are printed
off, these and the classroom plan and the discipline plan will
be sent home with an acknowledgment letter to parents and
returned to school.
11:00-11:05 • Clean-up/pack-up
• Transition to 3rd Block: getting supplies from locker, using
11:05-11:10
restroom, lining up at 3rd Block classroom.

11:10-12:15 3rd Block
• Meet and greet as they enter the classroom, making sure to
11:10-11:15
calm any nerves.
• Have students sit in pre-marked assigned seats.
11:15-11:25 • Students begin Bell Ringer.
• Check Roll
• Complete and Collect Bell Ringer
• Introduce self to students.
11:25-11:40 • Have students introduce themselves to class.
• Make sure everyone feels welcome.
• Collect supplies which will be kept in class bins.
11:40-11:50 • First-day-of-school PowerPoint.

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• Ask students if they have any questions.
• Go over location of things in the room,
• Go over classroom management plan (procedures)
11:50-12:00 • Go over discipline plan (rules)
• Ask students if they have any questions or comments
regarding these plans.
• Explain to students the importance of creating class rules
together.
• Collaborate with students and write on white boar their
suggestions for class rules.
12:00-12:10 • Inform students that tomorrow we will settle on these five
most votes on rules and print those off. Once these are printed
off, these and the classroom plan and the discipline plan will
be sent home with an acknowledgment letter to parents and
returned to school.
12:10-12:15 • Clean-up/pack-up
• Transition to 4th Block: getting supplies from locker, using
12:15-12:20 restroom, lining up at 4th Block classroom.
• Students get lunches from locker if they brought their lunch.

12:15-2:20 4th Block, lunch, recess, gym, music, computer
• Meet and greet as they enter the classroom, making sure to
12:15-12:20
calm any nerves.
12:20-12:50 • Lunch
12:50-12:15 • Recess
• Restroom/drink
12:15-12:20
• Return to class
1:20-1:30 • Have students sit in pre-marked assigned seats.

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• Students begin Bell Ringer.
• Check Roll
• Complete and Collect Bell Ringer
• Introduce self to students.
1:30-1:45 • Have students introduce themselves to class.
• Make sure everyone feels welcome.
• Collect supplies which will be kept in class bins.
• First-day-of-school PowerPoint.
1:45-1:55
• Ask students if they have any questions.
• Go over location of things in the room,
• Go over classroom management plan (procedures)
1:55-2:05 • Go over discipline plan (rules)
• Ask students if they have any questions or comments
regarding these plans.
• Explain to students the importance of creating class rules
together.
• Collaborate with students and write on white boar their
suggestions for class rules.
2:05-2:10 • Inform students that tomorrow we will settle on these five
most votes on rules and print those off. Once these are printed
off, these and the classroom plan and the discipline plan will
be sent home with an acknowledgment letter to parents and
returned to school.
2:10-2:15 • Clean-up/pack-up
• Line up
2:15-2:20
• Travel to specials (gym, computer, music)

2:25-3:10 • Specials (gym, computer, music)

3:10-3:15 • Pick students up from specials

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• walk to designated meeting places based on transportation

• First Day Bell Work Assignment
Students will complete an "All About Me" pennant. These pennants will allow me, as
well as the students, to get familiar with and make connections with the students.
Once the students finish filling these out and decorating them, I will collect these and
bind them together. The strand of pennants will be strung along the hall.
An example of the pennant the students will complete is below:
http://www.pinterest.com

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If time permits, students will also complete an "ABC Class Search." The purpose of
this activity is to allow the students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with
what is in the classroom and how the classroom is set up. This will also allow the
students to feel more comfortable in their classroom. The students will be encouraged
to take this home and share their findings with their friends and families. An example
of this activity is below:

• Teacher Welcome/Introduction
Please see attached PowerPoint presentation in Weebly web site.
https://mrbushec6.weebly.com/

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Appendix

A. Discipline Plan and Classroom Management Brochure
B. Education Philosophy At-a-Glance
C. Layout of Classroom

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Appendix A
Discipline Plan and Classroom Management Plan Brochure
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Appendix B
Education Philosophy At-a-Glance

Clip Art:
http://www.google.com

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Appendix C
Classroom Layout