In the Door
--sit in same desks as last class (alphabetical order)
--concept of the Jump Off explained again (REMINDER)
--turn in your signed sheet/slip by placing it in the black basket on the front table
--pick up a copy of the “Day 1 Review - You betcha vs. Nah, not so much” sheet from the front table—complete quietly and independently
--HW policy (REMINDER)
*WHILE STUDENTS WORK, HW CHECKED--NAMES LISTED ON BOARD FOR HR DETENTION (IF NECESSARY)
S. the C.
--information about blog (REMINDER)
Instruction -- Non-Negotiable Expectations and Procedures
--go over policies in depth via the "Day 1 Review –
You betcha vs. Nah, not so much" sheet
--pick up an index card from the front table
--follow the directions on PowerPoint for creating commitments and establishing classroom consequences quietly and independently
Discussion – Establishing Our Classroom Environment: Rule of the Room/Developing Consequences
--share commitments from poster/students share ideas from index cards
--share Rule of the Room--potential "breaks" discussed (link to student commitments)
--brainstorm consequences--discuss and make decisions via T-chart
Transition -- take out your notes from last class (partner interviews)
Teambuilder/Research/Writing Workshop -- Thematic Essay Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews
--brief overview of writing assignment given
--Mr. Martin shares a paragraph from a sample essay from the past--though our assignment will be slightly different, this paragraph should still prove helpful
--"do what you need to do" in order to gather the raw material necessary for writing such an essay (roam around the classroom and gather additional information about your first partner from last class [recall that one other peer talked with/took notes about your partner]), meet with your first partner again and bolster your notes, etc.
--FYI: YOU MUST INCLUDE A DIRECT QUOTATION FROM YOUR PARTNER IN YOUR ESSAY!
HOMEROOM LESSON (BLOCK 2)
--Finish gathering information for writing your first essay of the school year. Expect to "officially" begin the writing process next class!