Work Habits and Academics
Your child will have several assignments during the school day for which he or she is responsible. If your child for any reason is unable to complete an in-class assignment, this will automatically become homework to be completed at home and returned to school the following day. Work not returned will result in a zero. Project due dates will be posted. Students are expected to adhere to these due dates as well. Please talk to your child about the importance of completing assignments.
Any in-class assignments that are not completed during the school day will become homework for that evening. This work will be due the next school day. Please check your child’s planner every night to make sure all assignments are completed. Please initial the agenda nightly. I will check agendas for initials tuesday-Friday. Students will be expected to read at least 20 minutes every night and practice their math facts.
4th and 5th grade students receive letter grades on the report card in addition to our standards based rubric. Grades are based on percentages, which are derived from their test assessments, class work, and class participation.
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 – 79%
D = 60 – 69%
F = 59 % and below
Behavior Management and Rules
In order to provide our students with the excellent educational climate they deserve, the following Discipline Plan will be in effect at all times.
In our class we have 3 main rules:
Treat yourself with respect
Treat others with respect
Treat our school with respect
How we demonstrate our classroom rules:
- Show self-control
- Control talking
- Use good manners and have a positive attitude
- Show respect for others
- Listen and follow directions
- Do your personal best.
- Help others and be a good friend
Snacks, Lunches, and Water
Please make sure that your child is bringing a nutritious snack (please no Takis) and lunch to school (if bringing a lunch from home). There is no sharing of snack at school, so please bring an appropriate amount for one person. Our classroom has a water fountain, though some students may feel more comfortable bringing their own water bottle to class. Please make sure water bottles have a no spill lid.