Students must wait quietly outside the classroom until that time and will be greeted promptly when class has begun.
I will be communicating with you weekly about your child through the home folder. I have purchased these folders for you but if your child loses it during the year, you will need to send a replacement. In the folder will be a behavior calendar, papers, and school notes. The behavior calendar will either have a stamp for a successful day or a short note telling you about any problems that occurred. The week must be initialed by you and returned the following Monday. Your child is responsible for returning this folder.
Please follow through at home for any unacceptable behaviors that occur during the school week this will help your child be more successful in school and make our days more pleasant. I appreciate your help!
Behavior is one of the most important elements of the school day. If behavior is out of control, then learning is not possible. I use a 5 step method in my classroom. The steps are as follows:
- Everyone begins with a smile :o)
- “Uh Oh” face (10 minutes time out)
- Sad face (20 minutes time out)
Students who have earned all smiles at the end of the week will get to choose a small treat on Friday.
At the end of each month, a progress report will go home to you and a copy should be signed and returned to school.
Drinking water in is highly encouraged in our classroom. It is especially important during hot weather. With this in mind, your child is allowed to bring his/her own water bottle into class and leave it at his/her table. If you would like, please allow your child to bring a small bottle labeled with their name to class. Bottles will be sent home periodically to be washed. A reusable bottle is preferable to a disposable bottle in order to reduce waste.
Here is our supply list for English class
- Backpack *
- 2 boxes of crayons (24 count)
- Child safe scissors *
- Pencils (sharpened, if possible)
- 4 glue sticks
- Small 5x8 plastic pencil box *
- 1 composition notebook
- 1 pack of yellow highlighters or dry erase markers
- 1 bottle of school glue
- 1 bottle of hand sanitizer or package of hand wipes
Supplies marked with an asterisk (*) need to be marked with your child's first and last name