Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Procedures Ballad

Here's a compilation of the ballad made up of some verses from each of this year's classes and a couple from last year's classes because they were so, well, classic. Use these to study for your procedures quiz on Thursday/Friday.

It’s time for eighth grade Language Arts.
I’m here to learn the rules.
They’ll help me be successful
To do my best in school!

When you’re entering the room,
So many things to do
Gum is not allowed in here
Get the sourcebooks, too.

And after you’ve completed that
Just look up on the board
To find the warm-ups written there
And have the rules explored.

Now what is that noise I hear,
Coming from above?
Please refrain from speaking now,
And show the speaker love.

Attention Signal
If the teacher’s hand goes up,
Quiet we should be,
Raise our hands attentively
And turn our heads to see.

Wait until she calls the table,
Then we will line up,
Push in our chairs, then we go to,
The blue wall where we stop.

In our “L” shape we will stand,
Quiet one and all
The leader has to stop on cue
While we’re in the hall.

The bell rings, it’s a fire drill,
We line up near the wall,
We walk out really quietly,
Then we go down the hall.

The teacher tells us where to stop,
We follow her command.
Out the door, left to the fence,
In a straight line we should stand.

-other’s property
If someone calls on the intercom
Listen silently

I know you love to scribble,
On the desks, but when
Your hand begins to get the itch
Just halt that anxious pen.

In this class we don’t insult
We do not criticize
We do not make rude gestures
Or roll around our eyes

Don’t say up-shut or be too loud,
You know it isn’t cool,
You will be sent into timeout,
Cause that’s Ms. Izzo’s/Ms. Jackson’s rule.

Stack the sourcebooks uprightly,
And put them in the bin,
And when the teacher lets you out,
Push your chair back in.

If you have your folders out
Put them all away
Trash is not acceptable
Please don’t let it stay

But when you hear the bell ring,
That does not mean stampede!
You’ve gotta wait, Ms. Izzo /Ms. Jackson says
You have not yet been freed.

If by chance you miss a day
There are five things you should do
Ask your group and copy notes
That should get you through

Check the class assignment board
School notes can help too
Always ask a classmate
Which handouts you should do

If you miss too many days
You should stay after school
But with all these helpful rules
It will still be cool!

If you miss a class handout
Find the hanging file
Turn in an assignment late
By the turtle tile

It’s time for eighth grade Language Arts.
I’m here to learn the rules.
They’ll help me be successful
To do my best in school!