Mrs. Grainger's Class Updates

January 19, 2016

PBIS Changes

Beginning this nine weeks, students will continue to use their tally sheets to monitor their behavior. Instead of earning points to attend quarterly celebrations, they will be using their points to "purchase" privileges in the classroom and school. The privileges range in cost from 10 points to 100 points. This creates a wonderful opportunity for you to discuss spending and saving habits with your child. A hard copy of the menu of privileges will be sent home with students this week.

Last Quarterly PBIS Celebration

Our last quarterly PBIS celebration will be Wednesday, January 20th for those students who met their goal. We will be having a game party after lunch. Students are welcome to bring in a board game from home on Wednesday to share with the class. Please do not send in electronic devices. Please email me if your child is uncertain if he/she met their goal this 9 weeks. We did not have time to count up our points before the students left on Friday.

Important Dates

  • February 11th -Early Release and Valentines Day Party (time TBD)
  • February 12th -Teacher Workday (NO SCHOOL)
  • February 19th -Family Movie Night
  • February 22nd -Early Release Day
  • March 25th -Teacher Workday (NO SCHOOL)
  • March 28th-April 1st -SPRING BREAK

Classroom Needs:

We are in need of the following items-

  • pencils
  • tissues
  • Lysol or Clorox wipes

Bits and Pieces:

  • Please continue practicing multiplication facts at home. We are now exploring the relationship between multiplication and division. Flash cards can be purchased for $1.00 from many places such as Walmart, Target, the Dollar Store, etc. Many students are still not able to answer basic multiplication facts quickly. Keep studying! :)
  • We are working on opinion writing during our writing block time. Ask your students what their opinion is about cell phones in schools for students.
  • We are in the process of completing midyear reading assessments that are required by the state. Once they are complete, students will be taking home a Home Connect letter giving you valuable information about your child's current reading level.