Off to a great start!
We have had a great start to the school year. Our class is the first in the school to earn 25 Paw Prints for excellent behavior! We now have a big white 25 point paw print hanging in the hall for everyone to see. Way to go 3rd graders!! I'm so proud of you!!!
I want to thank all the parents that sent supplies in for our classroom. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!
Click on the link below to see a list of supplies needed.
Capturing Kids Hearts
This is our second year implementing CKH, a process aimed at building relationships and creating a safe, effective environment for learning.
What doe it look like in our classroom?
In addition to classroom rules, we will have a Social Contract that will be created during the first few days of school. The students will create a Social Contract for our classroom with words to describe how they want to be treated and how others want to be treated. Once this contract is created, everyone is invited to sign it. The expectation is that everyone follows the social contract and that students monitor their own behavior so the teacher doesn't have to intervene. In turn, if the teacher doesn't have to intervene, then there are no consequences. Students are taught hand signals that will be used to direct behaviors. There is a time-out sign, check your neighbor sign, and foul sign. The time-out is used to get all students quiet and still quickly. The check your neighbor sign is used to help a neighbor get back on task. A foul sign is used when someone shows disrespect. The student upon whom a foul is called is to give 2 complements to the other student. When students do not follow the social contract, they will be asked a series of questions. If the student answers the questions and corrects his behavior, there are no consequences. On the third violation of the social contract, the student is asked to "act out" in another classroom .
I want to thank the parents who have already signed up for ClassDojo. Please let me know if you need help signing up.
September 19 Vacation Day
September 28 Early Release (School lets out at 12:30)
October 5 Field trip