3 HOMEWORK Homework assigned Monday through Thursday Contract on back of folder5 missed or incomplete homeworks = detention after school on FridayQuality work – see RubricPlease sign and check your child’s workPractice Sight Words and READ with your child daily.Please return text books and readers next day
4 FRIDAY FOLDERS Sent home Fridays Empty child’s folder of completed workThere will be a section dedicated to correspondenceRETURN Fix and Finish work in folderSign folder – discuss with your childSign and return any enclosed tests
5 NEWSLETTERS Posted each Monday on our website. Lists events, skills being covered, Sight Words for the weekSight Word contracts and activities are also available on our website.
6 SIGHT WORD CONTRACTSImportant part of reading program is students knowing Sight Words ON SIGHTAssigned 6 or 5 words per week (first weeks are review of Kindergarten words)Contract has different optional activitiesTotal activities completed up to 100 pts.Based on honor system – DO NOT hand in completed projects.Return contracts in Friday folders for Monday Morning
7 POETRY BOOKS One poem every week Will be homework on THURSDAYS Return book to school FridayColorful illustration (see Rubric in back of poetry book)Student should be able to read poem after practicing it in school all week. If not, read together.
8 BOOK REPORTSWill be assigned in advance and you will receive instructionsREQUIRED – refer to same Rubric scale as Homework assignmentsA reminder will be on the websiteMissed report counts as missed homework
9 SNACK HEALTHY Daily/Morning NO SHARE RULE Drinks are OK-water can stay on the deskEncourage hand washingBathroom use is encouraged at this time
10 DISMISSALNote required for any changes in how your child will be going homeSend note if different person will be picking your child upFront door dismissal daily
11 EXTRA HELP Offered TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings at 8:05am Will send a note home letting you know if your child should attend.
12 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Small treat (cupcakes, munchkins, cookies)New options offered as well (see website).Usually celebrate in the afternoon – drop off at front deskPLEASE do not hand out invitations to a party UNLESS the whole class is invitedSee enclosed FRIENDSHIP LIST
13 MATHGo Math!Common Core State StandardsRefer to child friendly standards on my webpage
14 SCIENCESome concepts being covered in our Science program are: Life (plants and animals)Physical (sound, light, heat)Earth (weather, sky, rocks)Human Body (health, growing)Modules being designed to align with the new Common Core
15 READINGDaily 5-Read to Self, Read to Partner, Writing, Word Work, Work with Teacher5 UNITSNew sight words each weekBenchmark Evaluations
16 REPORT CARDS 3 times a year Not all concepts covered in first Trimester – will be indicated with an XKeep the report card
17 Behavior Modification Positive Reinforcement: Tickets for Prizes and Class DojoTraffic Light to monitor negative behavior*May change over time
18 HOW YOU CAN HELPKeep in touch (Friday folders, call office, note in homework folder)Check and sign homework dailyCheck website each MondayPractice Sight WordsSLEEP!Less TV, more readingVolunteer for parties and trips- party collection of $10.00 (covers projects and healthy snacks)
19 Encourage speaking in full sentences Set up a quiet Homework space with supplies ONLY for homeworkBring your child to school ON TIME – 5 times late is mandatory detention for your child. Drop off begins at 8:15am. Your child is marked late if they arrive after 8:30am.Sign up for a conference (in hall)Sign up for Parent Portal (Comp Lab)
20 Home and School Compact On the deskExpectations and responsibilities of the school, parents, and students.Read it and review it with your child.Sign below THE PARENT and have your child write his/her name below THE STUDENT