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Mrs. Eastwood's Classroom Rules

Mrs. Eastwood’s Class Rules

  1.  Be Honest-do not take things that do not belong to you. If you find something, and it is not yours, return it to its owner or ask whom it may belong too. If you borrow something from a classmate, or the teacher, please return it as soon as you are done using it in the condition in which you borrowed it. Always tell the truth. Do not cheat on any assignments.
  2. Be Kind- treat others the way in which you want to be treated. Think about what you are going to say before you say it and how it would make you feel if someone said it to you or about you. If you see someone that needs help, ask if you can help them. Hold the door open for someone with their hands full. Just be kind. We never know what someone else may be going through, and a little kindness or compassion may help that person have a better day. You do not have to play with everyone, and you do not have to be friends with everyone, but you do have to be nice to everyone.  If you ever need to just talk because you are having a bad day, your sad, or upset, please just let me know and I will always be available for you to talk too. Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated!!
  3. Be Ready for Class- come in, sharpen your pencil, find your seat and get your things out for class. Do not wait until after class has begun to ask to go to the restroom, or get something from your cubby.  When class begins please stay quiet and in your seat. I will give you plenty of time to talk, as I believe learning involves back and forth conversations and discussions about what we are learning. When it is time for quiet work, I do expect you to be working quietly.
  4. Be Respectful- please remember if someone else is talking, including myself, please raise your hand and wait your turn to be called upon. No one likes to be interrupted when they are trying to talk. Everyone will get a chance to talk. Also, if an adult enters the room, or the phone rings, please continue to work quietly without interruption. When an adult is talking to you for example, the outside duty teacher is questioning your behavior, please be respectful and do not back talk. You will be given a chance to talk and or explain your side. I firmly believe there are always two sides and I am always willing to listen to both.
  5. Hallways, Library, Lunchroom- always walk inside the building and classrooms. Be respectful of others and try to whisper or remain quiet while in the hallways or restroom due to others still in class. Remember the library is a quiet place. No running, horseplay, or loud talking will be allowed.
  6. Be Responsible-  Your text books, work books, and chrome book are your responsibility. You must take care of them. It is your responsibility to place your chrome book into the appropriate place in the cart for charging. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have your books and materials (including homework) needed for class daily. Remember that everyone makes a mess every now and then, just be responsible and clean up after yourself. If you accidentally spill something, don’t make a big deal out of it, just please clean it up promptly. If you tear out paper from your notebook and it leaves little pieces in the floor, please pick them up. Your desk is your responsibility. Please keep it neat and tidy. If you get something out or off of a shelf, please return it properly. Do not just throw things onto the book shelves or in the baskets. Let’s take pride in our classroom and keep it neat and clean.
  7. No Cell Phones- when you come in to class in the mornings if you have a cell phone, please turn it off or on silent, and place it into the slot in the box with your name. Cell phones will be locked up in my filing cabinet during the day and will be returned at the end of the day. We have a classroom phone that will be available if a parent needs to contact the student. We also have calculators, and dictionaries for student use.
  8. No Cheating- if you do not understand something, please ask me. I am here to help you learn. If you cheat, you will receive a zero on the assignment and I will contact your parent/guardian. You will have to redo the assignment during recess to receive credit. If you are caught cheating a 2nd time you will be referred to the principal. Never be afraid to ask for my help. I am 100% willing to help you at any time. You will receive my cell phone number in which you may call, text, or video chat me for help after school hours.
  9. Playground, Gym, Auditorium- While on the playground always follow the duty teacher’s directions. No back talking will be tolerated. No fighting, or rough housing which may lead to an actual fight. When the duty teacher blows the whistle, line up immediately and wait quietly for directions. While walking to PE, stay on the covered sidewalk and do not run through the parking lot as vehicles, delivery trucks, and/or trash trucks may be moving around. Do not dottle while going to and from P.E. While in the auditorium for a presentation, play, etc. please follow directions, sit quietly in your chair and be respectful of the person or groups on the stage.
  10. Restrooms- absolutely positively no horseplay in the restrooms!!! Take care of your business and quickly return to class. Please go to the restroom before class begins each morning. If you need to go during class, please raise your hand to be excused. Do not write on the bathroom stalls or walls. You will not be allowed to take any type of pencil, pen, marker, crayon etc. with you to the bathroom at any time. If you are caught writing on the stalls or walls you will be sent immediately to the principal. Please do not fill the toilets with toilet paper or personal hygiene products to cause them to overflow. Please do not waste toilet paper, hand soap, or paper towels. Do not put anything in the toilet that does not belong there! Do not wipe bodily fluids on to the stall walls or toilet seats. This is very unhealthy for everyone. Our janitorial staff works hard to keep our bathrooms neat and clean. Please do not make their job harder than it should be.