Class News

November 8, 2012

Class Notes

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to come meet with me for parent conferences. I enjoyed getting to speak with you about the progress of your child. It has been fun getting to know their personalities and watching them learn. If you need to schedule your conference please send me an email or give me a call. As I spoke about in most of the conferences please remember to have your child review their multiplication facts each night. Also check their agenda nightly for homework (which is also posted on the Sunset Park webpage). The weekly communication folder ( sent home on Thurs.) will contain their graded tests and quizzes and any important events happening at the school.

We have started a school wide incentive to decrease the number of tardies. Our class we earn a star for each day every student is on time. Once we earn 30 stickers we can cupcakes!! It is important to have your child to school on time each day. I start teaching at 7:50. The students are expected to be unpacked, have their homework copied and to have completed their calendar math by this time.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a new behavioral management tool I am using in the classroom. It is a website that creates an avatar ( a small character) for each child. Then I can reward the students for positive behavior such as completing work, staying on task, and helping each other. I can also give negative points for shouting out, not doing work, not be prepared for class. I can also email you the reports for the week so you can see how your child is doing in class. So far this has seemed to help with behavior. I will set a point goal for the students to reach and offer a reward. This week's reward is- 22 points and they can log in and change their avatar (which are currently monsters).

Dates to Remember

11/12- Multiplication Timed Test
11/12-20 Book Fair
11/13- Vendor Fair (Rawlinson Road Baptist Church 6-8)
11/14- Late Start
11/15- Magnet School fair at Sullivan (6:30-8)
11/21- Thanksgiving Break

Canned Food Drive

We are collecting canned foods for our school wide community service project. Please bring in canned goods until Nov. 16th. As an extra bonus the class with the most canned goods wins an ice cream party!!