Welcome to Mrs. Leiter's PageMrs. Leiter’s CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
- We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
- We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.
- We will use good manners, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” and allow others to go first.
- We will cheer each other to success.
- We will help one another whenever possible.
- We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
- We will encourage each other to do our best.
- We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.
- If you cause a problem, I will ask you to solve it. *(3 x = d)
- If you cannot solve the problem or choose not to, I will assist you.
- What I do will depend on the person and the situation.
- If you feel something is unfair, whisper to me, “I’m not sure that’s fair,” and we will talk.
- If you cause a severe disruption, you will be sent immediately to the principal.
* 3 tally marks for behavior in one class period = detention
“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you.”
–Henry Ward Beecher
Procedures for Entering the Classroom
1. If the door is locked, wait outside until your teacher greets you.
2. Come in and get your folder and composition notebook.
3. Begin Bellwork.
“Be satisfied with nothing but your best.” – Edward Rowland Sill
1. Ungraded and unfinished work goes in the left side of folder.
2. Finished and graded work stays in the right side of the folder.
3. Composition notebook is for Lexicon/D.O.L. and journaling.
4. Any assignment below 60 can be corrected for partial credit.
“Success is not something to wait for; it is something to work for.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Procedures for Leaving Class
1. You may leave when I dismiss you, NOT the bell!
2. Sit at your desk until the bell rings.
3. If you are standing/walking around when the bell rings, you will be the last to leave class.
4. Employ expectation #3.
“Form good habits. They’re as hard to break as the bad ones.” – Unknown
1. You must have your ID and agenda to have restroom privileges.
2. You get one ‘free’ restroom pass per week.
3. Upon using the 2nd restroom pass in a week, you must serve a 15 minute lunch detention with me.
“The man who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones.”
- Chinese Proverb
1. You must have a computer agreement on file.
2. You must have permission to access the computer.
3. Educational sites and games only.
Cell Phone Procedures
1. Students will use their phones only in accordance with school policy; ie: cell phones must be on silent while in any building. This includes my class.
2. Students ARE NOT TO TEXT OR MAKES CALLS IN CLASS.
3. Students ARE NOT TO UTILIZE SOCIAL NETWORKS IN CLASS.
4. Students ARE NOT TO VIDEO ANY PORTION OF CLASS.
5. Students are to use cell phones only when given express permission by myself or another adult in charge. (substitute, teacher’s aide)
6. If a student is using a cell phone *inappropriately, I will ask them to put their phone on my desk for the remainder of the hour. They can have it back after class.
7. If a student refuses to comply with #5 immediately, their phone will be taken to their grade office and district policy will be followed.
8. If a student has to put their phone on my desk more than twice in one week, the phone will be sent to their grade office and district policy will be followed.
* Appropriateness of cell phone use is to be determined by myself or another adult in charge.
1. If a student is assigned detention, they will come in for the FIRST 20 minutes of their lunch period.
2. If a student does not show up for their detention, they will be assigned another day of detention.
3. If a student does not show up for their added day, it will constitute an immediate office referral for behavior.
Procedures for Working in Cooperative Groups
1. Every member of the group must understand the goal.
2. Every member of the group has a responsibility.
3. Every member of the group will share resources, materials, and information.
4. Every member of the group will understand and master the assignment.
5. Each member of the group will listen respectfully to the other members.
6. If a member of the group has a different opinion, he/she will wait until the person is finished talking and then share.
7. Members of the group will encourage one another whenever possible.
8. Each member will say, "thank you" when he/she receives a reward.
“Anytime you see a turtle on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.”
– Alex Haley
1. Give the speaker your undivided attention.
2. Be an active listener asking appropriate questions.
3. Speak in complete sentences and address the speaker by name.
“Etiquette is behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.”
– Will Covey
Procedures for Greeting Visitors
1. If you are close to the door and a visitor arrives and I am teaching, you may answer the door IF…….
2. You are willing to open the door and say, "Welcome to Mrs. Leiter’s class. My name is ____. How may I help you?"
3. After meeting the visitor and determining the purpose of the visit, the greeter will help them with what they need or show them to a seat.
“Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.”
– Lady Mary Montague
If you need to contact me, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
My classroom number is 405-735-4726.
My conference hour is 4th hour: 11:29-12:26
Supplies needed for my class: 1 composition notebook, pencils, and a donated box of tissues would be greatly appreciated!!! J
I am looking forward to a great year!!
Moore High School