Algebra II: First Day of Class Welcome to Mr. Crabtree’s class! We will learn to do things you never thought possible. Welcome! Your toughest class ever! You will learn very challenging math. You all have the potential to perform well. I love to teach this class and will enjoy teaching it to all of you. Introductions: Mr. Crabtree Enjoy Problem Solving (Math) Love Teaching Math (Yes, geeky) Married to Joanna Three Kids: Alayna Gwendolyn Lydia Prompt To Class Enter main door Gather supplies pencil binder calculator automaticity folder Sit in your seat Begin opener On The Board You will find: Plan of the Day (POD) Learning Target Opener Resources Translation What we will be doing What you will know by the end of class What to begin when you arrive to class What you need to be prepared Whole Classroom Instructions See staff’s hand raised and hear “I need your attending skills.” Stop what you are doing Raise your hand Give eye contact to staff Quietly wait for instruction Ask questions to clarify and validate Making Requests Asking a Question Raise hand Wait for teacher response Ask using what you know Making Requests Continued… Be sure to use the restroom before announcements. Be sure to request administrators during breakfast. See requesting “Voluntary Focus Room Procedure” Student Request for Focus Room Student shall respectfully request a focus room from staff person, at appropriate time and place. Explain purpose in a hallway conference. Wait patiently and quietly for staff to call Focus Room coordinator for availability. When directed by staff, report directly to Focus Room with signed points. When unavailable, student and staff will have hallway conference to problem solve next steps. Side Partner Breakout Problem solving is much more successfully done together. Mr. Crabtree will say, “get with your side partner.” Move your desk Determine roles Listen for the task from Mr. Crabtree White Boards Mr. Crabtree will ask two students to hand out the white boards and pen/erasers. These students will hand these out one at a time. Keep pen caps on until you hear, “Now write.” Erase board completely Return cap to pen Hand materials back to the students who first brought you them. Group Learning – Tribal Rules Introduce self Desk Touch Decide roles Use attending skills Wah space Circle-up Move desks into a circle facing inward. Move unused desks to the walls of the room Facilitator Prompt Listening Skills Test Taking Advanced Notice Pencil and Calculator permitted Cue cards Individual work “Show what you know” No Surprises Essential to grade Completed Work Please, please, please don’t hand it to me! Write your name and date at top. Review to ensure completion. Put in the completed work tray on my desk. Classroom Rules 1) Be prompt to class. 2) Use respectful words, tone and body language. 3) Participate to your full capacity. Dismissal from Class Mr. Crabtree will get the class’ attention. Wrap-up tasks will be given at this time. Complete your wrap-up tasks Wait for Mr. Crabtree to conference with each on process point earnings. When Mr. Crabtree says, “Have a great rest of the day,” you are welcome to leave to your next class.