Mrs. Smith's October Newsletter

It's fall y'all! Change is in the air!

Hey Parents!

The leaves are changing and so are we! I just wanted to inform you of some changes I am making in the classroom starting this month. Throughout this newsletter, you will find the specifics of our new classroom procedures, incentive programs, and management plans. I am doing this in order to enhance the performance of your children and promote a positive and consistent environment.

Beginning of the Day Procedures

Upon entering the classroom, students should put away belongings and go immediately to their assigned seat. There will be an assignment on the board that the students will be expected to begin once they are seated. Students will be encouraged to work on this assignment for the first 10 minutes of class before the morning meeting begins.

Classroom Rules

The Three B's!

1. Be Responsible

2. Be Respectful

3. Be Ready

Consequences and Rewards

**These consequences are not meant to be punishments. They are meant to be results of a decision made by your child. A main focus of mine with these new procedures is for the students to take responsibility for the choices they make.

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Students will begin every day with their clip on the "Ready to Learn" square. As a direct result of breaking the classroom rules, their clip will be moved down. When the classroom rules are followed correctly, their clip will be moved up. A record will be kept by me and sent home to you in their weekly folders along with explanations.

End of the Day Procedures

"The bell doesn't dismiss you. I dismiss you!"

At the end of the day, students will be expected to

  1. Retrieve backpack and return to their desk
  2. Pack up their belongings and wait for their homework folder to be passed out
  3. Wait at their desks quietly until they are dismissed BY ME

If you have any questions about any of the information in this letter, feel free to send me an email or schedule a conference. Please sign this sheet and return it with your student by Friday.