Sprague Classroom Procedures Q and A
These are the most often asked questions by students and my answers. However procedures change with each new group as needed.
How, and When do I pack up to leave?
Put assignment back in binder and replace
Put back borrowed materials
Clean up – especially snack items
Push in chair
This changes from day to day, I will tell U
Do We Line up?
Never – stay seated until you are dismissed.
When can I enter the room?
When you are invited in by myself or the "Pig Protector"
How do I prepare for class each day?
Get out planner, look at the board for needed tools, Get binder, pull out previous work, review key concepts packet
What if I don’t have my tools for class?
Look in bins to borrow and return
Where can I get paper?
Baskets on both sides of the room.
When can we stand up and stretch?
Whenever you are working independently or in a team and the entire team agrees.
What If I forget to get materials and you started class?
Do it quickly and quietly
Note: I will keep talking and teaching
How do you get our attention?
Countdown 5,4,3,2, - don’t let me get to One
How do we get yours?
Stand up, come and see me
When can we snack?
Whenever you are working independently, never during direct instruction.
What can we have for snacks?
Single serving or single packed
Healthy – no cookies/candy; NO nuts
Can we chew gum?
Never – this is a Gum Free campus
When can we listen to music?
Only if you earn L2J ATB
What if I need a tissue?
Get up quietly and locate the nearest box.
What if I get a bloody nose?
Grab tissues and lock eyes with me and go directly to the bathroom – wait for someone to open door if it is shut
What if I have allergies and/or a cold?
Grab the box and garbage can but remember to return at the end of class.
When can I get up to sharpen my pencil, get a drink, ETC.?
Whenever you are working independently
What do I do & Where do I go During emergency drills?
Drop everything IF the intercom states it's a drill or if I say go.
Fire: Go straight out the classroom door –
do not go out 7th grade door
LockDown: Front of room
Can we sit where we want?
96.9 percent of the time
You’re disruptive – I move you
If you are working in a team and team members are disruptive – I move them
Class is disruptive – I move all of you
What do I do when I have to use the bathroom before or during class?
Before – Go during class switch times after your materials are out and ready and before I begin class
If I’m Talking – raise a hand, point to door – sign out
During Team or Independent Work– lock eyes and sign out
Do we have jobs?
Only if you want them - just ask
What do we do if we have a guest teacher?
Greet politely, - fold back planner for name tag - follow whatever they say
And/or ask you to do - help them
When, and How do I earn Extended Recess?
On 1 to 2 Days each month
Complete all Homework, Follow Team Awesome constitution
How do I LABEL my work?
Name & date/time in left-hand corner
Date/time completed at end of your work
Title of assignment on top line – centered
How do I turn in my work?
Check for name, dates, time stamps
ABC order last name
What happens If my work is at home or incomplete? ?
Create a cover sheet: Write your name on a piece of paper, when you will turn in – no more than three days
How do I turn in my late work?
Find the original cover sheet and staple to work, place in Late Work bin near my desk
How, when, and by who is our work assessed?
Short assignments: 24-48 hrs Long: 1 week or more
Mrs. Sprague, you, peers, your folks
What do I do for Homework?
Read – 80-100 pages each week AND
Review Key concepts 5x week OR
Vocabulary – 2x week OR
Canvas/close reader - 1x OR
Memorization as needed
When, How, and for How Long do I check out a book and return?
Before class, during Independent Work, before and after school
Checkout: Use index card name of book and date Need help selecting a book: ask
Check in: return to correct shelf or basket then write date on card
Two to three weeks depending on length
What if I lose or destroy a book?
Tell me quick and replace it
How do I know what I missed when I was absent?
Go to the website,
weekly task folders
Note: Need help? Make an appointment with Mrs. S
When is my absent work due?
93.9% 2 days
Sometimes you will have more time
Sometimes you will need to complete ASAP
How do I earn a Cookie?
Random acts of kindness and/or brilliance
How do I earn a Starbucks?
Small kindnesses to others