Most communication will be through Class Dojo and this website. Please make sure to check both often.
- What is your behavior system?
- How will I know what color my child ends on for the day?
- What will the homework be like?
- What are Priorities?
- What are the Tickets?
- What is the Bingo Chart?
- How can Homework Passes be used?
- What do I need to know about Reading Counts/SRI/Lexile Scores?
- Can textbooks be brought home?
- Can students take Library books home?
Our behavior chart consists of 7 colors. All students will begin on green each day. This means they are coming to school 'ready to learn.' Students can move up to the following colors: blue , purple , and pink. Students are moved up when they exhibit excellent character, show scholarly thinking, and consistently show they are following school and classroom rules. If students are not following the rules, they will be moved down on the chart. First move would be to yellow, then orange, and finally red -- 'parent contact.' *Students can move up and down throughout the day. Once they move to a color, it doesn't mean that's what they will end the day on.**
Students should come home and tell you what color they ended on. :) You will also be notified via Class Dojo. Please note, I will not notify you if your child ended on green, just if he/she went up/down on the chart.
Every week students will have Read Theory and Ten Marks Math will be assigned each week. Students will have time in class to work on these. If they do not complete them in class, then they will have to complete them at home. Math homework will be on an as needed basis and is always due the next day, unless they are told otherwise. Please check the Homework link on this website to see what the homework is for the week.
Priorities are long term class assignments that students work on when they have finished something assigned in class. These usually consist of Math Quilts, Math Graphs, Multiplication/Division review sheets. Students will be given the assignments, keep them in their Priority folder in their desks, and turn them in by the due date. Students are always given several days to finish these before the due date approaches. Students should be able to finish these in class; however if something is not completed by the approaching due date, it may need to be taken home to finish.
Students will be given tickets for showing outstanding character/scholarly behavior in class and out on the yard. The group with the highest number of 'points' for the week also gets tickets. Tickets will be kept by students and they can use them to 'buy' items in our prize boxes.
Students that end on blue, purple, or pink each day will get to put their number on our Bingo Chart. They get one box if on blue, two boxes if on purple, and three boxes if on pink. When the chart is full, I pull slips (like Bingo) and if I choose the box that their number is in, they receive a homework pass.
Math is assigned nightly. Students can use a homework pass for the night's math assignment, however, it needs to be checked with me before using it. **Students are still responsible for knowing the concepts even if a Homework Pass is used**
Reading Counts is a program, and SRI and lexile scores are a part of it. Please see the link on this website to read the information about these.
Yes!! Students can always take a book home to help them. I encourage this when a test is coming up.
Parents and students who were here last year have signed a 'contract' with the library in order to take these books home. Students will need to take books home to read in order to take a reading counts quiz. I will let you know what days we will be going to library, and all books must be at school that day. Books from our classroom library can also be taken home, however, they need to be checked out with me.