Each day your third gradechild will be bringing home a student planner which is part of a K.I.T. Binder. This a organizational tool for them to Keep It Together. In the planner you will see the homework assignments for the night or weekend. Your child will always have reading minutes and a minimum of 10 minutes of math fact practice every night at home. Practicing the addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts at home is expected. This includes weekends. For weekends, students may have reading and math and any additional projects or tests to study. The weekend counts for Friday. Some sort of homework will be given Monday through Friday. This planner needs to be signed at the bottom by the student's parent/caregiver each night after the child has completed their homework tasks. It is the student’s responsibility to get this signed and return homework each day.
Students will be expected to read at home nightly and maintain a Home Reading Log when assigned. When it is full, just send to school and I’ll give your child another one. That helps me keep track of the their independent reading throughout the year. We will begin the first half of quarter one having parent/gaurdian signature of Agenda for reading at home. Student Behavior Accountability System:
Third grade is a big transitional year when it comes to behavior and maturity. They will be expected to be more responsible, independent, and accountable in the classroom. Students will be expected to follow the classroom rules and work expectations. I use a eight color pocket system with Class Dojo. The card that is facing out and displayed first is the behavior the student is demonstrating. This will be used in the classroom and the rest of the school. When a student chooses not to follow one or more of the classroom rules, school rules, and/or work expectations, that student will be asked to move their front facing card to the back of the pocket and then display the appropriate color card. They are able to move their card up or down when they are given permission by the teacher(Mr.K.) This is the second year that I am implementing Class Dojo Behavioral System. It is a behavioral management and parent communication tool. This enables parents to monitor their child's behavior through out the year. Students will be able to earn positive points towards their behavior goal through out the day. i.e. staying on task, cooperating well with others. Where they ended the day points will be combined with the number of Dojo points earned during the day for specific behaviors observed. Then the students will earned points towards a teacher approved reward. i.e. pick from the prize box, bring a stuffed animal for the day, extra ipad time, no homework.
During the Instruction Day.
If the child is on : Purple = "Exceeds Expectations" Student is demonstrating excellent positive behavior choices for themselves and is a positive role model for others. Blue= "Great Effort" Student is demonstrating great effort towards their work or tries very hard. Green = "Ready to Learn" Student is demonstrating expected positive classroom behavior. Yellow =" Think About I " Student is inconsistent with making good behavior choices and should reflect on their choices to help them improve. Orange = " Make Better Choices" Student is having a difficult time demonstrating classroom behavior expectations. Teacher has a choice to contact parent or not. Red= "Parent Contact" Student demonstrated behavior(s) or behavior that hurts another student physically or emotionally according to Coolidge behavioral expectations.
Where They Ended their Day Purple = "Exceeds Expectations" Student demonstrated excellent positive behavior choices for themselves and is a positive role model for others. Blue= "Great Effort" Student demonstrated great effort towards their work or tried very hard. Green = "Ready to Learn" Student is demonstrated expected positive classroom behavior. Yellow =" Think About I " Student was inconsistent with making good behavior choices and should reflect on their choices to help them improve. Orange = " Make Better Choices" Student had a difficult time demonstrating classroom behavior expectations. Teacher has a choice to contact parent or not. Red= "Parent Contact" Student demonstrated behavior(s) or behavior that hurt another student physically or emotionally according to Coolidge behavioral expectations. Parent(s) will be contacted to discuss child's behavior. Consequences
If the student doesn’t get their agenda signed for that day, it will be considered not done or incomplete. As a consequence, the unfinished homework may be sent home in addition to the days homework or the student may stay in for recess to finish it. It will also be reflected as part of their report card. If absent from school, the child will have one day to make up the work for each day absent.
Students will have opportunities to earn rewards in my class for positive behavior and work completion. Students will have For agenda and daily appropriate behavior, students will be able to earn a points each day homework is returned, agenda signed, and appropriate behavior is maintained. Students will be able to save and then buy different rewards for the year. Students can choose from the Prize Box, Lunch with Mr. K., Computer Time, Game Time, or a Mr. K. approved reward. As a class, students will work toward a classroom goal to earn a agreed upon and teacher approved reward.