1. Respect other people and property
2. Listen when others are talking
3. Follow directions
4. Work quietly
5. Play safely
This year, we will be using a colored “clip chart” to monitor our behavior and our choices. Your child will have a clothespin (clip) that they will physically move up or down the chart, depending on their choices. Even though a student may make a poor choice, the opportunity to move in a positive direction is available. The chart gives the students an opportunity to make better choices and move their clothespin back up the chart, as well as recognize hard-working, responsible students. Please keep in mind that your child may not move every single day – for them to move up, they must go above and beyond in their behavior choices! Do not expect your child to have their clip on “Great Day” or “Outstanding” everyday. This does not mean they had a bad day.
The chart below explains how the clip chart works. I believe this will be a positive way for students to monitor their choices and will give them behavior goals to strive for! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
· Outstanding - Children get to decorate their clip and take a happy note home.
· Great Job – As children continue to make good choices, they’ll advance to “Great job!”
· Good Day – Making a good choice will help children move to the yellow section of our chart
· Ready to Learn – All children will begin each day on “Ready to Learn”. They will move clips up or down depending on choices made each day.
· Think about it – When children receive a warning, they will move their clip down to help remember to think about their choices.
· Teacher’s choice- If children continue to make poor choices, they will move to this section. I will decide on an appropriate consequence.
· Parent contact – If another poor choice is made, the child will move to the last section. The child will miss recess and complete a behavior reflection to be signed. A phone call will be made to discuss the behavior.
Homework is an important part of the learning experience. It is essential that children learn at an early age how important this responsibility is. Therefore, I am asking parents to check each night that all homework has been completed and placed on the homework side of the folder. Homework will be given four nights a week, Monday through Thursday. The children have a homework sheet that they write everything on. If homework is not completed, it will be finished during recess.
Students are given grades in spelling, spelling application, phonics, reading comprehension, oral reading, grammar, and math. Grades are based on tests, quizzes, worksheets, and class work. All graded work will be based on skills that have been taught. I will not grade something that was just introduced. You will not always see everything that has been graded. Many times, I grade an observation of an activity during class. For example, spelling application, oral reading, phonics, and often grammar are based on in-class work and activities. All graded papers will be sent home in a test envelope. Please sign the envelope and return it to school.
Religion, handwriting, science/ social studies, and social skills will be marked on a grading code.
Grading Scale Grading Code
98-100 A+ E – Excellent
95-97 A G – good
93-94 A- S – Satisfactory
90-92 B+ N – Needs improvement