Off to a great start!!
I can't believe that we are already into the fourth week of school. Time is going too fast!! We have spent the first few weeks getting to know each other and establishing procedures. We have just about completed our beginning of the year reading assessments. These scores will be sent home soon. You can also come out to Literacy Night on Sept. 28 to learn more about your child's scores and how you can help at home.
We are lucky to have a great class!! We have already earned our first class reward. I rewarded the students for their excellent behavior the first two weeks of school with ice pops.
As part of our PBIS program, students are working to earn PAWS for excellent behavior. When another teacher or staff member catches our class being good in the hallways, specials, cafeteria, etc., they earn a PAW print. When 25 PAW prints are earned, the class will receive a treat from me. At the end of the quarter, the class with the most PAW prints will receive a prize from the PBIS team.
(No Electives & Friday Schedule)
8:00-8:40 Arrival & Morning Work
8:40-9:20 Science/Social Studies
12:20-12:35 Read Aloud
2:50-3:00 Pack Up/Dismissal
With Electives Mon-Thurs
8:00-8:30 Arrival/ Morning Work
12:45-1:30 Social Studies/ Science
1:35-2:15 1st Elective
2:20-2:58 2nd Elective
Classroom Rules Consequences
1. Be prepared 1. Verbal Warning
2. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself 2. Think Sheet
3. Stay on task 3. Teacher's Choice at Recess or Silent Lunch
4. Follow directions 4. Parent Contact
5. Be respectful 5. Office Referral
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 .
75% of our class has signed up for ClassDojo. I hope you find the daily homework assignments helpful. Thank you for using this tool to communicate with me. Also, I am so appreciative for the donations of tissues, paper, markers, etc. that you provided for our classroom. You are awesome!!
September 21 Teacher Workday- no school
September 25 Progress Reports
September 28 Literacy Night/ Parent Engagement @ 6:00
September 29 Early Release @ 12:30