Here are some guidelines that should help smooth the transition into 4th grade.
How to Reach Me
I am available to conference with you before and after school. In the mornings I am usually at school by 7:45 and here in the afternoons until 3:15. You can reach me by phone or leave a voice message at 291-4791 ext. 135. I am also available through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond to your messages as quickly as possible within that time frame. I am always willing to set up appointments that will fit with your busy schedule. Just ask!
Any time that you can donate to your child’s learning and classroom is greatly appreciated. Please know that if you sign up to volunteer on a regular basis, I will be looking forward to putting you to work! I rely on your consistency to be in the room at your scheduled times. I use volunteers in a variety of ways and sometimes my lesson plans depend on you! If for any reason you are unable to keep an appointment please let me know. I will send out a schedule of times and tasks that I need help with in the coming weeks. Thank you for your help in our classroom!
On occasion it will be necessary for your child to bring money to school (lunch money, book orders, etc.). Always send money in a sealed envelope with the following information written on it:
- Your child’s first and last name.
- The amount of money included.
- The purpose for the money.
- My name and room number. (Mrs. Smith’s Room 135)
With many students to keep track of and several reasons to collect money, this helps me out tremendously and reduces the likelihood of errors. Also, if the envelope is left on the bus or playground, this information will help the money to be returned to the classroom.
Our bodies and brains need energy to keep us going! The kids in our class will take the time for a nutritious snack at 9:30am each morning. Please do not send peanut products (to avoid allergies) or products high in sugar. The goal for snack time is to feed our brains for the mid-morning part of the school day. If your child has special dietary needs, please send appropriate snacks for him or her.
Birthdays are special occasions for children. If your child wishes, he/she may bring treats for the class on the day of his/her birthday. Please send a note a day or two in advance, so I can set some time aside for a class party. If you wish to celebrate a summer birthday during the school year, that is fine as well. Please do not send birthday party invitations to school unless the entire class has been invited. Although it may seem convenient to distribute invitations this way, it can cause unnecessary disruption of the school day. Thank you.
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Be Safe
- Be Ready to Learn
If you choose to break a rule:
First time: Warning.
Second time: Loose recess.
Third time: Time Out…Think about it! Students will fill out a form helping them understand why they are making poor choices and how better choices can be made. This form will be sent home their parent that night and returned with a signature the next morning. If the note does not return back to school the next morning, the student will call their parents from school explaining the situation.
Severe Disturbance: Sent immediately to principal’s office.
Everyday is a fresh start in our classroom! Everyone has a bad day once in awhile, therefore names will be erased from the board each morning and a new day will begin.
Positive Behavior Recognition:
Extra Recess Notes Home
Verbal Praise Phone Calls Home
Outstanding You’s Free Time
High Fives Learning
Awards Class Party