Welcome to room 15!
I want to welcome you and your child to second grade at Prince Elementary School! We are looking forward to a productive and exciting school year!
Please take a few moments to read the following information. It will inform you about our classroom policies, procedures, and requirements.
Prince School office hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. M-F
Class time school hours: 7:35 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. M, T, W, F
7:35 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays only
*Please note our Early Out day is THURSDAY.
Attendance is very important! Please have your child at school on time. Plan for your child to arrive no earlier than 7:15 a.m. If your child is tardy, you must take him/her to the office for a late slip before coming to class.
Please make arrangements for your child after school. Children are not to remain on the school grounds after dismissal, so if they are not picked up on time they will be taken to the office.
Also, the office must be notified of any changes in your child’s daily dismissal routine (someone else picking up your child, child going home with a friend, etc.). Your cooperation with these matters will be appreciated!
If your child will be absent from school, please call the Prince School office at 696-6350. A call lets us know that your child is safe at home and not lost, or in trouble on the way to school.
Missed student work can be sent to the office for you to pick up, or brought home with your child when he/she returns to school.
If you are able to contribute, our classroom can always use kleenex, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, wide-ruled filler paper, crayons, pencils, dry erase markers, erasers, and trinkets for our prize box. All supplies become community property of our classroom.
During the school year I may request that you send in various supplies for parties, art projects, etc. You will be asked for these things at the time of need, so anything you could supply would be great!
All school work will be sent home on a weekly basis. Every Monday your child will bring home his/her Monday Folder. This folder will include all school work from the previous week as well as a weekly progress report. Please discuss and review these items with your child. You do not need to return the items in the Monday Folder.
Also included in the folder will be a list of spelling words for that week. Your child needs to study the list daily at home and be prepared to take the test on Friday.
Please remember to sign the front of your child’s Monday Folder and have him/her return it to school by Wednesday. Expect the folder to come home again every Monday. If you do not receive your child’s Monday Folder, please question your child and contact me. If we work together to stay informed, your child will have a better chance for success!
I assign homework every day except Friday. For homework each day, students need to:
- Read a minimum of 20 minutes
- Practice their spelling words
- Complete the math worksheet
- Practice math fact flash cards (will be sent home)
I highly recommend that you and your child go through his/her Monday folder and make any necessary corrections.
Our classroom houses a small society. Each student is a citizen who acts in accordance with expected standards of behavior.
With this in mind, rewards are not given for expected behavior – just as society does not give rewards for behaving properly. Also, irresponsible behavior is seen as an opportunity for growth, rather than for punishment.
My approach encourages students to exercise self-discipline through reflection and self-evaluation. Students learn to control their own behavior, rather than always relying on the teacher for control.
We want our classroom to be encouraging and conducive to learning at all times. In this way, children develop positive attitudes and behavioral skills that are so necessary for successful lives.
All students are expected to behave appropriately in the classroom and follow the Prince Code of Honor. Students will:
- be respectful
- be cooperative
- make smart choices
- be responsible
- do their very best!
My Classroom Rules are as follows:
- follow directions
- raise your hand to talk
- make smart choices
- be kind
- make your teacher happy :-)
If a student chooses not to follow the Code of Honor, these consequences will follow:
- Verbal reminder
- Time out with reflection
- Student is sent to the office with a Referral; Parents are notified
**In case of a severe classroom disruption, Zero Tolerance will be enforced. The student will go immediately to the office with a Referral.
Please discuss and reinforce the importance of this plan with your child. Your support will be appreciated! Remember, all students have the right to learn and I have the right to teach!
The following grading system will be used in class and on your child’ report card:
4 = Exceeds the Standards
3 = Meets the Standards
2 = Approaches the Standards
1 = Falls Far Below the Standards
O = Outstanding
N= Needs Improvement
On your child’s birthday, please feel free to bring in, or send in with your child, a goodie to share with the class. If your child’s birthday is on a weekend, we will celebrate it the Friday before. Summer birthdays will be celebrated in May.
In closing, please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. I can be reached at my classroom phone at 696-6379, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send in a note with your child. I look forward to getting to know you, and I thank you for sharing your child with me!