Information from 1B
Take Home Folders
Each night your child will be bringing home a red take home folder. Please take a few minutes to look through this folder. On the left side are notes and work that should be left at home. On the right side is work or forms that should be completed and brought back to school. This folder is also a good place to put notes to me because your child will check his/her folder as part of our daily morning routine.
Your child may bring birthday treats to share for their special day. Students who have summer birthdays may also pick a day during the school year in order to bring treats. Please be sure that treats are purchased at a store and are peanut free. I also ask that parents provide any necessary materials such as napkins, plates, and/or utensils. Invitations to personal parties are only to be passed out at school if all the students are invited.
We have 21 students in our room this year. To promote healthy eating habits, I am encouraging healthy snacks for our class. Examples of snacks to bring include: goldfish, fruits, animal crackers, applesauce, pretzels, cereal, and crackers. I have a fridge in my room to store fruit. Please package these individually. We are a "PEANUT FREE" classroom.
F.I.R.S.T. Books and Spelling
In First Grade, students will be expected to read 4 books at least 4 times a week. These books will be provided to the student. As students progress, they will move up in reading levels. Logs are to be returned with the books on the first day of the week. Each night your child should read their F.I.R.S.T. books and review their spelling words. Occasionally I may put a worksheet in their take home folder for them to complete.
Scholastic Book Orders
I will be sending home scholastic book orders every month. Our class code is R8GBN. If you would like to place an order online please click the link below to be directed to my online order page.
Your child uses this stoplight in my classroom for behavior. Every day they start at green or "I am good to go." If students are on green, they are making good choices and are being a role model to others.
If a student isn't following a classroom or school rule, I will give a verbal warning. If I must speak to the student again, they will move to yellow or "I need to slow down and think about my choices." There are no consequences given if the student is on yellow.
If the behavior either continues or there is another incident in the same day, the student will be asked to move to red or "I need to stop and reflect on my choices." If your child is on red, they will lose 5 minutes of recess and I will help them reflect on their choices. If necessary, I may contact you via email, note home, or phone call.
If the student is able to improve their choices and actions, they are able to move back down the stoplight towards green. Each day is a new day and all students start back on green or "I am good to go."
At the end of each day, if your child is on green they will earn a "hot spot." A "hot spot" is a sticker and the stickers are kept on an incentive chart in my room. Once your child fills up his or her chart, they will earn a reward. Throughout the day if I catch a student going above and beyond, I may give him or her an extra "hot spot."