We follow and practice the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.
Habit 1: Be proactive. You are in charge. Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind. Have a plan. Habit 3: Put first things first. Work, then play. Habit 4: Think win-win. Everyone can win. Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Listen before you speak. Habit 6: Synergize. Together is better. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. Balance feels best.
1. Follow all classroom and school procedures. (We will discuss these in a moment) 2. Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself. 3. Respect your property and the property of others. 4. Respect your classmates, adults in the building, and yourself. 5. Allow Mrs. Sanford to teach and your classmates to learn.
Your Leadership and Data Binder is your ticket to a successful school year. If you follow the guidelines below then switching classes, transition times, progress monitoring, and traveling from school to home with run smoothly. Your binder… Should be organized Is kept neat and tidy Travels with you daily Contains everything you will need in your classes
Pencil zip pouch Student Planner/Agenda Flashback Notebook (keep it in your binder, so you can study it at home) Dividers/Tabs for: Leader in Me, Reading, Math, Science, and Celebrations (with 2 sheet protectors) 5 additional sheet protectors for:
Slip 1: Classroom Mission Statement My Goals for this 9 Weeks Slip 2: Behavior Graph Weeks 1-5 Behavior Graph Weeks 6-10 Slip 3: Spelling Pre/Post Test Graph AR Goal Progress Slip 4: My MAP Goals ERQ Rubric Slip 5: Extended Response Data Sheets The 7 Habits Tree
Procedures are important in society so that people can function in an acceptable and organized manner. Think about it.. Getting ready for school Setting the table for dinner Checking out a library book Getting ready for bed Club or sports procedures
1. Come in quietly. 2. Take out the items you need for the day, and hang up your backpack on your hook. Binder Snack Homework AR book Any notes or additional information for me 3. Use the restroom. Wash your hands. 4. Sharpen 2-3 pencils. 5. Write down your agenda notes in your planner. 6. Begin your morning work/flashback.
Straighten up your area. Return any borrowed supplies. Gather all of your belongings. Push in your chair. Line up at Mrs. Curry’s door on a number. Wait to open the door, until I dismiss you. Walk into Mrs. Curry’s room quietly and go to your assigned seat.
Line up on a number. Hands are down at your side. Eyes are forward. Noise level is silence.
Turn in any absent notes to me. Check with a classmate to get any agenda notes from your missed days. Check the absent folder for any missed work. Any completed absent work needs to be turned in to the correct bin on my desk. Missed assessments will be made up during recess/lunch time. It is important to be at school everyday!
You do not have to ask to use the restroom. You are allowed to use the restroom anytime, unless I am teaching or if there is an assessment. If I am teaching, and it is an EMERGENCY (meaning you are unable to wait) then you may go. Restroom breaks will be limited during assessments. Go before we start. If you miss important information while you are in the restroom, it is your responsibility to catch- up. This procedure may be different in other classes.
Restroom monitor walks in first. Students line up quietly outside the entrance doors and waits for the monitor to count off. Monitor then stays inside the restroom, monitors behavior, and politely reminds students to wash their hands. When one student walks out, another student is allowed to walk in. Noise levels are at a whisper level.
WALK in a single file line. First half of the class, go to the first entrance. Second half of the class, go to the second entrance. If you brought your lunch, go to your assigned table. While in line, make sure your feet are on the correct mark. Get ALL needed items while going through the line. Noise level: talking quietly
Select a journal you have never written in. Begin reading previous entries. When directed, write your first/last name and entry number in the Table of Contents. Locate the next available blank page. Do not skip back pages. Write the date at the top and entry number in the bottom right corner. Use no names, draw no pictures, and use appropriate language. Report any inappropriate writing. Write until time is up.
Once a month, students will apply for class jobs. All students will have a job. Just like in the real word, you will apply for your class job.
Telephone operator Classroom greeter Restroom monitors Bus number recorder Paper passer Messenger Librarian Germinator Clipboard carrier Desk inspector Homework chart supervisor Cafeteria attendant Fire chief Group Leader
Homework is due every Friday. On Friday mornings, place it in the correct bin on my desk. Students who complete homework will place a star on the Homework Chart. If homework is not turned in, student will not participate in Sharpen the Saw activities and a Pink Slip will be filled out.
MondayRead *fiction material for 15 minutes and write reflection. TuesdayRead *nonfiction material for 15 minutes and write reflection. WednesdayCheck Mrs. Sanford’s website with parent or guardian. Answer question. Parent must sign paper. Review Spelling words. ThursdayRead *free choice for 15minutes and write reflection. FridayTurn in your reading reflection sheet. **Spelling test. *Make sure to read what type of books you should be reading for the week, for example, nonfiction, fiction, free-choice. ** Any student who scores a 100% on his pretest does not have to take the assessment on Friday.
The bell does not dismiss you. I do. Mrs. Veronica says the bus numbers over the intercom. Noise level is silent during this time. The bus number recorder writes the numbers on the board. I will call them out. This is when you are expected to line up at the door if your bus was called. Stop at the door until I dismiss you. Everyone else remains seated.
Here are just some of the things you will be learning in my class.
The Witches by Roald Dahl Fanciful tales, voice, imagination, cliffhangers Holes by Louis Sachar Realistic fiction, flashbacks, character analysis, inferencing Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Realistic fiction, flashbacks, foreshadowing, sequence of events Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Greek Mythology, text to text connections, visualization Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco Memoirs, Civil War, illustrations Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine Nonfiction, The Underground Railroad, illustrations If time allows, students will vote on our final read aloud.
Who were the first people in North America? Why did Europeans come to America? Why were Europeans interested in Kentucky? Daniel and Squire Boone As more Europeans came to America, what began happening to Native Americans? The American Revolution/Birth of our Nation What is the meaning behind the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and The Bill of Rights Kentucky becomes a state. The Civil War and how it affected the people of Kentucky Economics: What is it and why is it important to the growth of our nation, state, and city? The Branches of Government and how they work together. Geography: states and locations, Kentucky regions, Kentucky rivers, and major cities.