Come to Class ON TIME and PREPARED everyday!
Follow directions the first time they are given.
Raise your hand to speak or move around in the classroom.
Always be kind and respectful to your teacher and your classmates.

100

You only brought your composition book and a pencil to class.
Yes! That's all you need, so make sure you have them both everyday.

100

You get started on the assignment I give.
Yes! Thank you so much!

100

Do you need to ask permission to throw trash away?
Yes! So it would be a better idea to make a small pile at your desk and throw it away on your way out the door. DO NOT THROW IT FROM YOUR DESK TO THE TRASH CAN!

100

You borrow a marker to write a kind note on the whiteboard.
No! You need to ask permission to borrow something in the classroom, even if you have good intentions with that item.

200

You're on time to class but you lost your pencil on the way. Are you still tardy?
Yes! Unfortunately rules must be consistent if they are going to be followed. You may BORROW a pencil from a friend, or you may BORROW one from the 'Student Station' in the back of the room. Please be sure to return anything you borrow from classmates or from your teacher!

200

You forgot to take your composition book home, so you were unable to complete your homework.
No! We need to learn responsibility this year. The directions were to complete your homework, so you need to follow those directions by completing your homework on time.

200

You raise your hand to use the bathroom while Ms. Vanderpool is giving instructions.
No! Wait until I am finished talking and then you may ask to use the restroom. DO NOT ABUSE THIS PRIVILEGE THOUGH, OR IT WILL BE TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU!

200

You forget to return the colored pencils you borrowed from the 'Students' Supplies' Shelf.
No! You are showing disrespect by making someone else have to clean up after you, or by keeping other students from using those supplies in the future. Please be sure to return, in excellent condition, what you have borrowed.

300

You are sitting on the stools by my desk when the bell rings because you have a question to ask me.
No! You're still tardy. There will always be an assignment on the board for you to get started on, and I have things to do to get ready for class. This means that if you didn't ask me as you were coming in the door, you need to please wait until we have independent work time.

300

I have asked you twice to stop shouting out your answers in order to allow other students the chance to think and respond.
No! You know you need to raise your hand, so I should not have even had to tell you the first time! Think before you speak.

300

Once given permission to move around the room, you distract others as you move around the room.
No! There are too many people in the room to have everyone moving, so movement is a privilege. Do not take advantage of this by moving around loudly or bumping people along the way. Go where you're headed and get back right away.

300

You are seated quietly, facing forward, and keeping your body and your belongings to yourself.
Yes! Talking to your neighbor is disrespectful to those around you and to your teacher. There also is not a lot of space at your table, so be sure to not take more than your share of the table and aisle.

400

You forgot your composition book in your locker; or maybe it is at home.
No! Come prepared with your composition book before the bell rings. Otherwise, come prepared with blank paper to take notes on and staple, glue, or copy in your comp book later.

400

I ask you to stop talking and you say, "But he was talking too."
No! That is called 'back-talk', when you say something back other than "I'm sorry" or "okay". I understand that in most cases you are not talking to yourself, but I don't always know who the other person is you're talking to. There won't be any further consequences if you say "okay" and stop talking, so just do that and we'll all be happy. :)

400

You are whispering to your neighbor during work time.
Yes! Unless I have otherwise stated, it's fine for you to quietly talk to your neighbor while you're getting work done. Don't do it while I, or another classmate, is addressing the entire class, don't cheat, and don't keep each other from getting your work done. Other than that, it is fine.

400

Your friend did not do his or her homework last night so you let that friend copy yours.
No! Copying is cheating! In the long-run, you are not helping your friend. You are just as guilty as cheating then as your friend is. DO YOUR OWN WORK!