D6 Policies & Procedures
I. Morning Routine
Greet teacher verbally and make eye contact
Enter classroom quickly, quietly and respectfully (QQ&R)
Unpack and store materials
Get on task - Morning Wakeup activity
QQ&R stands for quickly, quietly, and respectfully. It refers to the manner in which a student moves around the classroom and the school campus. Here are some situations when a student should remember QQ&R:
Entering and Exiting a room
While exchanging papers or while passing materials in or out
While taking out or putting away materials
Moving around a room and lining up
Note: In general, a student should remain in their seat during class. It is not permitted to sharpen a pencil or leave to use the rest room while the teacher is presenting a lesson.
Backpack unloaded of school books, papers
Stored in cubby: backpack, clothing/hat, cell phone (off), lunch
Stored in desk: two neat stacks, pencil basket in center
Stored on floor near desk: 3-ring notebook, water bottle
Stored in 3-ring: pencil pouch, work in progress
Graded work gets saved until end of quarter. Don’t remove!!
Note: Keep ‘em neat. Backpacks, cubbies and desks may not be cleaned out during class unless a student gets teacher permission.
Water only in the classroom - no colored drinks, no juice, no soda
This key phrase means Stop, Look and Listen. It’s used to gain students’ attention for directions, lessons, or announcements. It may be signaled by the teacher verbally, with a bell, or by a hand signal. On 1, the student should stop whatever he/she is doing. On 2, the student should focus on the teacher by making eye contact. On 3, the student should be silent and ready to listen.
Note: Good listening looks like: Eyes on speaker, shoulders turned to speaker, body still and silent, leaning slightly towards speaker.
III. Ask for Help
Three before me:
Self-reread or mentally replay directions and look at samples
Ask 2 classmates
Raise hand and keep thinking/trying
IV. Answer Questions - A.C.E.
Answer the question with a complete sentence, using part of the question
Cite evidence from the text-refer to page/paragraph, examples, quotes, pictures
Elaborate w/details, extend to real-life situations, make connections
Raise hand when asked to share
V. Lining Up & Transitions
The key is to remember QQ&R.
For lining up, think Sidewinder-style (sssss...):
Spot - abc order by last name
Still - hands down, toes pointed forward
Space - arm’s length
See - looking forward
VI. End of Day Routine
Copy assignments into agenda
Pack items to go home (agenda, 3-ring, books, etc.) and place backpack on desk
Clean floor around desk, tidy inside desk
Read or wait silently until dismissed by teacher
When dismissed, remember to push in chair
VII. Things to Do If I Finish Early
Read AR book
Read weekly story
Finish other assignments
Study spelling or vocabulary
Practice math facts
Write in journal
Work a puzzle
Remember: Keep work organized by subject in the 3-ring binder. Graded work gets saved until end of quarter. Don’t remove papers from the 3-ring and leave them at home!!
Homework - 30 mn/day minimum: finish assignments, study vocabulary and spelling words, drill on math facts. 20 mn/ day: silent read
Late work - Work is late if it is not done before we check it in class or before the teacher asks to collect it. It may be accepted the following day if a parent has sent a written excuse (family emergency, dog ate it); otherwise, a student may finish it and turn it in by the end of the day and receive half credit
Teacher reserves the right to not accept late work if it becomes habitual
Late work will affect effort grades
MakeUp Work - It’s student’s responsibility to ask for missed assignments, Due within 3-4 days
Do-Overs/ Extra Credit - Student or Parent may request, in writing, that student redo a test if a grade is below 70% (C). The request should explain how the student will prepare for the redo and when he/she will be ready. Do-overs will earn a score no higher than 70% (C)
Extra credit assignments may be allowed at parent request, with parent participation, to be determined on a case by case basis