It's a new year - and it feels new. There have been big changes around the junior high. We are no longer grouped by common students or teachers. I have a new prep period. A student teacher, Mr. Helmuth, has agreed to help us out.
And of course, we have all new students.
We've both been very impressed so far. The students have been following the procedures we've laid out. They're on time. They're polite. I have no complaints.
I don't have to many rules for my class. Respect yourself. Respect others. That's what it boils down to.
We have focused on procedures, though.
If students want extra credit for reading and discussing the blog with an adult, they should write down the procedures for the following:
Bellwork: where do you get it? When do you start it?
Turning in papers: Where do they go? How do they face?
What color pens or pencils? Why?
What happens when we start grading? Why?
If you write that down, and turn it into the extra credit tray, guess what?!?! You get extra credit.