A Green Take-Home folder is sent home every day. There is a behavior calendar that stays in the folder so that you will know how your child is doing every day. The folder may contain important information, announcements, or completed work. It is very important that your child brings this folder back to school each day. You may send notes, lunch money, and other information back to me in the folder. This will help to create a routine and continue the communication between home and school. Please make sure that the folder is signed by you and returned to school every day and that you check it each night.
Discipline: Students know the class and school rules and procedures. They are expected to follow them. In our classroom, each student has 3 colored cards ( green, two yellows, and red). A student begins the day on green. If a rule is broken, a verbal warning is given. If it continues, a card is changed to yellow and “think time” is given in the room. If the problems continue, the student will move to the next yellow and have a timeout in another room. If the behavior continues then the red card is turned and an office referral will occur. If there is a problem, there will be a note on the calendar (in their green folder) with a brief description of the problem. Intials are at the bottome of the reflection calendar, If there is an intial then that is the behavior the student struggled with.
Read to and with your child every day, if possible. The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for them to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom.
Homework: Every "Working" Wednesday students will have homework due and receive new homework assignments. It is important that you guide the students but allow them to learn from the assignment. Please read the directions and help your child complete the assignments. Students should use pencil to complete assignment but if it is a coloring section, students should use crayons.