How do you open a class?

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  1. vickilyn

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    My only suggestion is to be sure you can still hand out any food or candy as a form of reward - that is now banned in most schools. Otherwise, if that worked for you, great.
     
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    It's still very much a practice here in Virginia. I'm surprised they don't allow it elsewhere. Any reason why?
     
  3. vickilyn

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    It has to do with the nutrition laws that have changed everything from what they can serve for lunch to what they can share at a party. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/5/feds-propose-ban-chips-candy-schools/

    However, with the number of food allergies out there today, I believe that those allergies and possible ramifications should be considered significant and noteworthy. No teacher wants to have their license hanging by a thread because a minor accepted candy that was offered by a well meaning but ill informed teacher.
     
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    "I'm obviously not Ms. Jones. My name is Mr. Giles, but the same classroom rules will apply today. In other words, as long as everyone does the right thing, we'll all have a great day. Yes?"
     
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  5. mathdad

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    Start by writing your name on the board. Then go over classroom rules and what is expected of them throughout the day. Provide motivation in your speech. Tell students a little bit about yourself. They always want to know what else you do in addition to subbing.
     
  6. RussianBlueMommy

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    EDIT!! Oct 21, 2016
    When I wrote this it was my first year of subbing. Wow! This is my second school year and I have changed my approach a bit.

    #1- I no longer put the personal pics up.
    Also, if they are loud coming in I just wait. Once they hear the bell and see me standing up front, they usually get quiet.

    It really depends on the age (Middle, Junior or High)-- and on how they entered the room. I have on more than one occasion, spoke loudly and said "We need to please enter quietly!"
    but typically I go up to the front of the room and have a similar speech
    For high school:
    "Good Morning/Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Mrs. *** and I am filling in for Mr/Mrs ***. I'm going to take roll now.
    After taking roll.. I tell them "Mr/Mrs *** wants you to work on xyz. Please do so quietly, and if you have any questions let me know- I will be at his/her desk. I make sure to lay down any rules (you guys know you can't cell phones out... so if I see them, they go in cell phone prison)-**
    INEVITABLY and without fail, I will get told "Mr/Mrs lets us..." or "does it this way.." my reply? I'm not them.... classic, works, and simple.

    Then I ask a student to take the attendance sheet to the office (per school policy)

    ** cell phone prison is something our HS Does... the phone gets taken to the office and they can pay $5 to get it back at the end of the day or it can stay for 3 days.

    For middle school or junior high, I may be a bit more soft spoken.....
    With all campuses, I tend to use the document projector to put my family pic on the board, so they can see I have a life outside of school. The kids (all ages) seem to love the pictures of our cat.
     
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    We can give out candy, it just can't be "SUGAR ONLY" i.e It has to be chocolate because "milk" "peanuts" etc are good for you... Govt logic.
     
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