Snack/Recess Please bring snacks in a brown bag or ziplock baggie with your child’s name written on it. All items from snack need to be either eaten or thrown away when snack is over. (No big water bottles, bag of chips, whole sandwiches etc.) Kids have 10 mins. to eat and then 10 mins. to play on the playground. Its is short and goes quickly.
*Lunch boxes- Write name clearly on front. *Pack items your child can open independently. *Include utensils if needed. *No messy containers/lids…Please.
RESPECTFUL *I will be RESPECTFUL GOOD LISTENER *I will be a GOOD LISTENER KIND and HELPFUL *I will be KIND and HELPFUL RESPONSIBLE *I will be RESPONSIBLE PERSERVERENCE *I will show PERSERVERENCE
We have a class behavior chart which consists of eight colors. Four colors are for exceptional behavior and produce a reward for your child at the end of the day. Each day your child will record on their homework log where their clip was for that day. If needed I will write notes explaining the reason for the color they were on for that day.
MARBLE JAR: We earn a WHOLE GROUP reward when the entire class listens, walks nicely in line, gets to work quickly or earns a compliment around campus! A handful of marbles are added to an empty jar. When the jar is full=POPSICLE PARTY or An EXTRA RECESS!
GREEN= GREEN=all clips start here at the beginning of the day and each child who ends up on this color will get a “Respect Check” PURPLE= PURPLE= all clips that end up on this color will get a sticker from the sticker basket-plus a “Respect Check”. BLUE= BLUE= all clips that end up here will get DOUBLE respect checks. THE GOLD STAR= THE GOLD STAR= If your child gets moved up to the star he/she will get a respect check and earn a trip to go to the treasure box. They also get to wear a special gold medal all day.
Your child will be bringing home a homework folder every night. This folder is to come back to school every morning. Please check this folder for important papers and daily homework assignments. If this folder is lost or damaged it will need to be replaced as soon as possible. This folder will contain a nightly check off list of homework for parents as well as a check off area regarding your child’s behavior for that day. Keeping track of this folder will help your child learn organizational skills and will insure that notes to/from home and school are delivered. I check them each morning and I ask you to check them each evening.
Quarterly Bench Marks.. *How do I help my child do their best in school? *Please refer to documents/handouts in Back To School Packet * Copies of the report cards and standards can be found on the district website.
The Black Cat Look at the black cat. It is big. The cat can run to me. I like to play with the cat. We play with the ball and then we will have a nap.
Ice Cream Words *In first grade we have a list of 100 high frequency words we call “Ice Cream Words”. They are split into color levels just like in Kindergarten. *I will be testing your child on these words three times this year. (see attached sheet for dates/details) *These words need to be read by your child within 2 seconds and without sounding them out. (they do not follow the phonetic rules). *Your child should be able to read the first 30 ice cream words by our first report card period.
Parent Volunteers are GREATLY appreciated and Welcomed! Please sign up tonight for a time/day *Room Mom, Meet The Masters & Weekly Volunteers for academic rotations. We will start parent volunteers at the beginning of September. Volunteers need to be able to commit to being consistent and on time weekly. (if any emergencies arise and you are unable to come, please email/call the night before)
Birthdays We celebrate Birthdays at the end of our day. On your child’s birthday, they may bring in a STORE BOUGHT TREAT ONLY. No bake goods please due to allergies. Ideal treats are popsicles, fruit snacks, cookies, and fresh fruit. The district recommends that Big Cupcakes are saved for special at home family celebrations! *Join The Friday Flag Birthday Book Club*
Parent-Teacher Communication I send weekly (sometimes daily) emails to you to keep you informed of important school information. Please check your emails frequently so you don’t miss any details. I have already sent a few emails, so if you haven't received one yet..find me tonight and provide me with a working/current email.
Children Learn What They Live If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy. If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient. If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence. If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate. If children live with fairness, they learn justice. If children live with security, they learn faith. If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves. If children live with acceptance, and friendship, they learn to find love in the world.