Classroom Policies and Procedures
Classroom Procedures and Policies
Classroom rules of behavior and expectations for work will be established early and enforced throughout the year. The classroom should be a fair, caring community that teaches the children to live with fairness and to respond to authority. We will help the children become better citizens who will lead productive and healthy lives. We will focus on social skills that will teach the children to make, be and keep friends.
Parents Are Welcome!
Parents are an important role in the academic growth of a child. The expectations for the classroom will be communicated to every parent. Parents are encouraged to discuss concerns or problems and to ask questions.
Every Friday, you child will bring home a folder with work completed during the week. Please feel free to comment or ask questions in the Friday folder. If you have any concerns or questions throughout the year, please feel free to drop me a note or contact the office and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Homework assignments are written in daily agendas and explained at the end of the day. Students can expect nightly assignments of spelling, reading and math. Generally the activities will take approximately 35 minutes of uninterrupted time. If your child is spending more than 35 minutes on these assignments on a regular basis, please let me know. Homework assignments are a time for practicing the day’s work and are to be done independently. Parents are encouraged to review the work and provide guidance where needed. At this age, students should be held responsible for completing the assignments as well as returning them to school on their own. If a child is having difficulty completing work, please me know. Missing assignment slips to be signed and returned will be given to students that choose not to do homework.
Daily Reading Logs
Students will be responsible for obtaining their parents' signature for verification on a nightly minimum 15-minute reading assignment. For the weekend, 25 minutes of reading should be accumulated. A reading log will be provided on a weekly basis to keep track of what the children are reading, the amount of time spent and parent’s signature. Each student is responsible to have a chapter book for free reading on a daily basis.
Weather permitting, the class is scheduled for outdoors recess for 20 minutes three to four days during the week. Those children who go out during winter months are required to have boots, hats, gloves and a warm coat.
SnacksStudents are encouraged to bring in nutritious snacks. They will have time to eat at some point during the morning. Please be aware, we are a Peanut Free classroom.
If a student will be absent from school, please call the office before 9:00 A.M. so I can gather the assignments that your child may work on at home. Please indicate if you are picking the work up or if it is to be sent home with another student.