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Organization Students should have a binder with line paper in it. One folder for homework labeled keep home and bring back. The other folder should be for their Science/SS work. The agenda should be able to fit in binder too.
Grades and Friday Folders Every Friday students will bring home Friday Folder. Please sign cover sheet and each test with your full signature. I ask that you sign each one, so that none of the papers end up “Missing” (sometimes those not so good grades disappear ) The grading scale for report card is in your folder *You can check student grades online through the Progress Book Parent Portal (see password worksheet) www.esasd.net
Homework & Agenda Books PTO graciously purchased agenda/homework books for each student. Thank you! Please check and sign the agenda book each night and sign with your full signature. Students are expected to copy their homework into their agenda book each day. Homework is always written on the board. Homework will be given Monday through Thursday except for special projects, book reports or owed work. As PSSA approaches, homework may also be sent home on a Friday. Expect to spend about 55 minutes on homework a night.
School Wide Positive Behavior Be responsible Have materials with you and complete classwork and homework on time. Be respectful Speak in a normal tone of voice, and listen attentively. Be safe Keep your hands to yourself and follow the rules. Be Ready to Learn Students should be in the classroom no later than 8:45 a.m. Please limit early dismissals. Class does not end until 3:15 p.m. Have materials out and ready to go for each subject.
Behavior Charts Rewards & Consequences All students will be given a new behavior chart weekly. Points will be tallied and sent home each week in Friday Folders. Rewards- Students can receive tickets for positive behavior. Tickets can be redeemed weekly and for monthly reward. Consequences- A verbal warning is given first, and then the student will receive a strike.
Policies Late Arrival & Early Dismissal- Please avoid these! 8:45 Class begins 3:15 Classes end Absences affect academics! Snacks- we have snack time every day, but must be healthy. Students may only drink water in class Homework- Homework is given each night. Please check agenda books. Students will have homework every night Monday through Thursday. As PSSA approaches, homework may be sent home on the weekend. Failure to complete homework will result in a loss of recess. Birthdays- If you send in food they have to abide by health policy. For a small fee, the cafeteria will provide healthy birthday snacks to the class.
Dress Code Please visit the district webpage and click on the link for Dress Code See attached printout.
Reading Series McGraw Hill Reading Wonders Students read 2 stories each week (one with teacher and one in pairs/independently There are 2 tests given weekly Story read in class 2 cold reads (not read in class) Online access codes (see printout) Spelling- Words are on Spelling City website. www.spellingcity.com www.spellingcity.com
Other Important Things to Know Math facts- Students must know their math facts. They should be able to master 15 facts per minute in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Reading- Students should be reading 77+ words correct per minute. This will increase to 107 words per minute by the end of the year. Websites to help your child can be found off the www.esasd.net website under the Instructional Resources link.www.esasd.net www.PearsonSuccessNet.com website with our math book online www.PearsonSuccessNet.com www.spellingcity.com - Students can go online and play games and take practice spelling tests. www.spellingcity.com www.mathfactcafe.com and www.mathscore.com are great sites to work on math facts. www.mathfactcafe.comwww.mathscore.com www.studyisland.com is a Reading & Math website www.studyisland.com www.achieve3000.com is a current events reading website www.achieve3000.com
Pennsylvania System for School Assessment (a.k.a. the P.S.S.A.) Dates- April 11 th -22 nd. Students will be tested in reading skills the first week, and on math skills the second week. Test consists of both Multiple Choice and Open-Ended Response questions.
Conferences Our first conferences November 16 th & 17 th. It is very important that all parents attend. The teacher will be explaining the report card as well as your child’s diagnostic results for the reading and math curriculum. Please sign up for a conference time before leaving.