Period 1: Students learned the morning procedure:
Students line up outside the door quietly. Genders segregated. Teacher says, “Good morning” and shakes their hands.
REMIND STUDENTS TO LOOK PERSON IN EYE
Once student enters class, they quietly put away their belongings into the closet and take out all the supplies they will need for the day and will quietly work on their Blast from the Past.
If student needs help, students should raise hand and teacher will come around.
CLOSETS ARE GENDER SEGREGATED,
BOOKBAGS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THEIR SEATS. THERE IS SIMPLY NO ROOM. NO EXCUSES!
After most students belongings have been entered into the closet, then, the closet manager will make sure all bags and coats are in the closet and then will close the closet.
WE WASTED A LOT OF TIME LAST YEAR BECAUSE THERE WERE CONVERSATIONS AT THE CLOSET SO WE ARE GOING TO PRACTICE IT AND SEE HOW WELL WE CAN DO IT. WE ONLY HAVE THREE MINUTES DAILY. OUR LEARNING IS URGENT. WE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO WASTE.
Activity: Have students practice morning procedure quietly.
Ask students to stand up quietly. Call them row by row to go outside to line up quietly. Practice morning procedure until students do it correctly.
Closing: This is what I want every morning to look like. We are in 7th grade now, and there is no time for nonsense. Our learning is urgent and we do not have time to waste. Of course, I have all the faith that you all will rock because this is the best class in the 7th grade.
Activity 2: SWBAT learn about SLANT
Now, that you all know our morning procedure, I am going to remind you about SLANT. Like last year, you all are required to slant.
Who could tell me what that SLANT stands for?
Ask and Answer questions
Track the speaker
I may not always ask you all to SLANT. Like last year, I will ask to see you in college student position because I am preparing you for college and for a better life.
Activity: Have students model SLANT. Have students not model SLANT.
Closing: Every teacher in school expects you to SLANT.
Period 2: Math
Aim: SWBAT identify the importance of malleable intelligence in order to understand that hard work leads to success. Values taught: all students can and will learn AND hard work leads to success.
Key Points of lesson:
-intelligence is malleable (changeable)
-if you believe intelligence is malleable you will be more positive when facing challenges and more likely to meet goals
-hard work leads to success
Period 7: ELA
SWBAT explain how Trisha (from Thank You, Mr. Falker) overcame her obstacle by hard work and by reaching out to others to support her.
SWBAT explain how peers affect each other’s self-confidence and what we can do to build each other up, rather than push each other down.
VALUES TAUGHT: hard work = success, everyone can and will learn (malleable intelligence), together everyone achieves more (how we affect each other)
• Hard work = success
• Malleable intelligence: everyone can get smarter if they work hard
• If you need help, ask (teachers will give)
• Peers can help and/or hurt each other’s self-esteem – what are you going to do?
8th period: Community Building Activity:
AIM: SWBAT ask their partners 5 questions and will share one interesting thing they learned about their partner to the class.
Activity: Students will talk in one-inch voices to their partners and ask the following questions to their partners. After 5 minutes, make sure students switch roles. Students will be asked to share one interesting thing they learned about their partner.
1. If you were to choose a new name for yourself, what would it be?
2. What was the most exciting thing you did this summer?
3. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be and why?
4. Share one of your most embarrassing moments.
5. If you were given a million dollars and 24 hours to spend it in, (no depositing it in the bank or investing it) what would you buy?
Activity 2: SWBAT learn end-of-day procedure
The procedure for the end of the day is the following:
First, those people who have jobs to do at the end of the day should organize their belongings and make sure they have everything ready to put in their book bags.
The super sweeper will sweep the class. The brilliant board washers will get the materials to wash the board and will wash the board. The dynamo desk wiper will wipe the desk off every Wednesday and Friday.
Jobs are to be taken very seriously. I’ll be handing out Job applications tomorrow. You all will be paid on your RAMPS paycheck as well. I will talk more about RAMPS tomorrow.
When I am done with the lesson, I will announce it. I will ask you all to put away your books and get ready to go home. That is, you should organize your books and papers and put out all the stuff you need to bring home for homework home.
Then, I will call you either table by table to go to the closet and get your belongings. This should all be done quietly.
Once you have your belongings from the closet, you will walk back to your seat and pack your book bag and wait there quietly for the rest of your classmates to be called. The quicker we do this, the quicker we will all be ready to leave.
After everyone has his or her belongings, I will call you by table to line up. Girls, just like for lunch, you will line up by the closets and boys will line up in the front of the room.
Once you are in line, there is no talking, and girls, please do not touch my bulletin boards. We spent alot of time this summer making them beautiful for you.
When we are walking downstairs, there is no talking. We will not go anywhere if we are talking, and I will have go back to our seats and start all over from the beginning, delaying our dismissal.
Student Interest Survey
Give parents letter from me and remind them to fill out contact information
Malleable Intelligence sheet