Classroom Expectations/Homework Policy

Dear Parents and Students,

            I am looking forward to a very exciting school year. With you help, I know that together, we can succeed. In order to make this school year a success, I would like to share my expectations of your child with you. This will include classroom rules, consequences (behavior sheet), rewards, and general information that will help you help your child stay on track.

In order to provide your child and all students in my class with the comfortable learning environment they deserve, the following discipline plan will be in effect at all times.

Classroom Rules:

1. Follow Directions

2. Raise your hand to ask questions or to get out of your seat

3. Listen carefully when others are talking

4. Work quietly and DO NOT disturb others

5. Be respectful to teachers, classmates, other adults, and school property

6. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

7. P.A.W.S. and Think! Make smart choices

8. Work hard, have fun and ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST!

Consequences:

1st time-Verbal warning

2nd time-Mark behavior sheet (lower behavior grade)

3rd time-Mark behavior sheet (lower behavior grade)

4th time-Note home to parents

5th time-Office referral

Rewards:

  • Wacky Wild Wednesday (see below)
  • Homework passes
  • Award Certificates
  • Candy/Treats
  • Stickers/Pencils

 

 

Wacky Wild Wednesday

Students who behave properly and complete homework assignments will be positively rewarded with what I like to call Wacky Wild Wednesday. All students who have good behavior all week (2 or less marks on their behavior sheet for any one day), return their behavior sheet on Monday morning with a parent signature and who complete their homework all week, will receive “party time/free time” the following Wednesday afternoon. This includes socializing with friends, playing on the computers, playing games, or anything they may chose to do. They may also bring in a small treat to eat/drink during this time. Any student who loses Wacky Wild Wednesday will be working on some type of assignment that I give them. Wacky Wild Wednesday is my way of showing students that I am proud of their hard work.

 

Behavior Sheets

I use behavior sheets as part of my classroom management. Every Monday your child will have a new behavior sheet on their desk. Throughout the week, any time your child misbehaves or breaks a classroom rule, they will be asked to mark their behavior sheet. By marking their behavior sheet, they drop a letter grade and a percentage of their overall daily behavior grade. Some reasons why they might have to mark their sheet would be for talking, not listening, interrupting, not following rules, not completing homework, and being off task. Any student who has to mark their behavior sheet 3 or more times in any one day will automatically lose Wacky Wild Wednesday. The behavior sheet is the homework for the weekend. Every student needs to get their behavior sheet signed and return it to me Monday morning. This is a way that I can keep you informed of your child’s behavior throughout the school year. Any student who does not return their behavior sheet in on Monday will automatically lose Wacky Wild Wednesday for that week.

 

Homework/Take Home Folders

Every day your child will take home his/her Homework/Take Home Folder. Please try to check this each day. It may contain important announcements, homework assignments, or completed work. It is very important that your child brings this back to school each day. This will help to create a routine and continue the communication between home and school. Also, use this as a way to communicate with me. For instance, if your child is doing something different from their normal schedule (going home with a friend, being picked up by another family member) please send me a not to let me know the change of plans. I will check this folder each morning.

Homework

Reading and math homework is given Monday- Thursday every week. Students will also be required to read every night (Monday-Friday) and complete a reading log that will be filled out daily .Reading logs must be signed by parents.  All homework is due the next day, first thing in the morning. I do not accept late assignments (except if a student is absent or not in class due to being with a different teacher).In addition any work not completed in class, may be assigned as homework. Any homework not completed and turned in will result in a mark on their behavior sheet, a loss of Wacky Wild Wednesday, and possibly the loss of recess. The homework must be completed by the following day and will not receive credit if turned in late. I will not allow any students to call home if they forget their homework. Students need to be responsible!

 

I hope that the information I provided in this letter gives you a better understanding of the way I run my classroom. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions or concerns that you may have. I look forward to an exciting year with your child.

                                                                                   

                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                                                                    Mrs. K. Garcia