Classroom Procedures: The 10 Golden Rules for Spanish Class:
When I enter the classroom: All students should be prepared with their Spanish materials (Spanish Folder, Notebook, and Book Baggie [book baggies are only for my fourth & fifth graders] ) we will then have our classroom greeting and meeting.
Signals for attention: When I need the students attention, I will state: "uno, dos, tres atención" (1, 2, 3 attention) or Bate...Bate...CHOCOLATE; as soon as the students hear the signal, they are to stop what they are doing, look, and listen for directions.
Participating in group lessons: Students are not to bring anything with them unless I asked them to; they are to politely find a place to sit where they can do their best learning; when sitting in the class carpet they are to sit on their bottom, not on their knees; they are to listen carefully for new information; raise their hand to speak; they are not to speak when the teacher or a classmate is speaking.
Obtaining help with assignments: Students should quietly ask the students at their table for help with directions if they need it; if they are working alone, they are to raise their hand to receive help from the teacher; if they are working with a group, they are also to ask their group members for help to understanding the goal of the assignment.
What to do with unfinished work: If students have unfinished class work they must turned it in the following week as their homework. If a student misplaces his/her class worksheet /homework an electronic copy can be found under "scanned copies of class notes/ homework". If the work has not been uploaded to class website please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be provided with an electronic copy.
Handing in finished work/homework: When students are done with their classwork they move on to the next assignment and quietly raise their hand, so that I can give them classwork and homework credit.
What to do during free time: If students finish their assignment, they are to finish any unfinished assignments; when they finish those assignments, they may choose to work on completing their assigned reading for the week.
When Leaving the room: Studentsare to tell me where they are going in Spanish; they are to sign out and take the correct hall pass; they are not allowed to run or play in the hallways or restrooms. Can I go to the bathroom?: ¿ Puedo ir al baño? Can I drink water? :¿ Puedo Tomar agua? Can I go to the nurse?:Puedo ir a la enfermería?
Fire drill: Students are to stop everything; stand up, grab their coats/jackets, lineup, and head for the door quickly, without running or pushing; they do not cover their ears; they do not make any side trips; as the "fire chief" I will take the fire drill folder and lead the line outside; the students are to hold the door for the person behind them; as a class we will wait quietly in line (outside) until we are allowed to go back into the building.
When I leave the classroom: The students are to put all of their Spanish materials away and prepare for their next class. I will post any homework that is due on the whiteboard. Before I leave each class I will make any final announcements. The teacher will say "adios amigos" (goodbye friends) and the students will say "adios Señorita Heras".