*Have you joined ClassDojo yet? If not, please let me know! It's a free app and website that you can easily access at home or on your phone! This will be my primary way of communicating with parents this year. *Please bring school supplies, emergency card, and other paperwork by Friday, August 19. *Would you like to order scholastic books online? https://orders.scholastic.com/FJ244 *Aloha Parents! I am anticipating a productive and exciting school year! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child. My goal is to make each day at school an engaging, productive, and fun experience! I have found that as students accomplish daily goals and work in motivating groups with their peers and myself, their happiness and success in school increases. I value students who come to school prepared to learn and demonstrate good citizen ship and effort in all area. As a class, we will construct our own rules. These rules will be explicit, explained, and visible for all to see. It is expected that students will follow our classroom and school rules for their own safety and to maintain a healthy and successful learning environment for all. There are various consequences for students who choose not to follow our rules, typically missing fun privileges. Children who follow our rules and are ready to complete daily tasks and assignments will enjoy additional fun activities throughout the week. We will also work together as a class to receive points for working together to make good choices. A class reward will be obtained when the class reaches its goal of consistently being on task, working co-operatively, and being prepared. These behavior systems are an important part of our classroom and help promote responsibility and accountability in my students. Your help and praise at home will encourage their hard work at school. I will share more information in the weeks to come and during Back to School Night in early October. I hope you are as excited about the school year as I am!