The only homework is 100 min. of reading every week. Use a stopwatch (not a timer) and have your child add the minutes for the week. You can ask, “How many more minutes do you need to read if you already read 15 min. (or 40 min, etc.)?” This will help your child learn ways to make 100.
Please play games with dice, dominoes, cards and money. Teach your child to keep the score.
Please read aloud to your child nightly as well as having them read aloud. Have them “track with a finger” while you read, and have them “echo read,” where they echo you. Some great books for this age are: Authur, Frog and Toad, Henry and Mudge, Berenstain Bears and Dr. Seuss books of course!
Birthday Treats/ Party Invitations
You may bring any birthday treats during the student’s scheduled lunch time. Do check in with the office first. Unless inviting everyone in the class, party invitations must be given out after dismissal.Positive Behavior Expectations - We are PAX Leaders! Peace * Productivity * HappinessDuring our first library meeting, our librarian reads the book “Have you filled a bucket today?” We aim to be bucket fillers everyday.
Our school wide expectations are:
- Be Safe
- Show Respect
- Be Responsible
- Pursue Excellence
Our class rules are:
- Follow directions quickly (Be Responsible)
- Raise your hand for permission to speak (Show Respect).
- Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat (Be Safe).
- Make smart choices (Pursue Excellence).
- Keep your dear teacher happy.
RewardsI try to “catch students being good” and reward them with a ticket they can put in our classroom bucket. At the end of each month, two names will be drawn from the bucket for a prize.
Throughout the day, the class may earn “Granny’s Wacky Prizes.” They will love to tell you about this.
Practice Makes PermanentI believe that students must be taught how to act. So, my first correction is to ask students to repeat an action again, the correct way. I may have a student to take a time out at the back of the classroom if they are not meeting the expectations. This is designed to keep students in the learning environment.
Processing FormsA students who continues to not meeting the expectations, will be told to fill out a “processing form” in another teacher’s classroom. This is an opportunity for the student to reflect on their behavior (what they did, why they did it, and how they will change their behavior).
Two processing forms in one week result in a mid-day detention and a letter home. Please talk with your child about his/her behavior and make a plan for positive changes. Three processing forms in one week result in an after school detention.
I may send a student to the office for further investigation if behavior warrants.Grades
Here is our grading scale:O - OutstandingS - SatisfactoryP - ProgressingN - Needs improvement
Report Cards-Family AccessElementary school report cards are issued at the end of each trimester and students are assessed in accordance with Oak Harbor Public Schools board policy. Parents can keep tabs on their children's progress and their problems by checking online in Family Access, a secure system that also allows you to check attendance and more. Account information is provided to each family by the school office at the start of the school year. Talk to our school front office about Family Access or learn more here. | Family Access Log-In.
If you are interested in volunteering in class this year, please fill out a volunteer application that can be found in the office or the Galleria. By working together, we can create a successful learning environment for students at school and at home. I am very much looking forward to working with you and your child this year.