Parent Info Night Recap!
Homework Folders & Planners:
These two things should come home everyday. Homework and important information is in there. There are also planners and information on Book Bingo, should you have a question. Planners document behavior for the day, listed with a number, if there was a situation. Below the date is a highlighted line for your signature. We check for parent signatures daily. We update the planners with important events happening school-wide and in 4th grade. Lots of information for you and your child and it helps him/her stay organized.
Please see homework folder for guidelines, as they have changed quite a bit this year (which we’re totally excited about!).
Conferences are scheduled on an “as needed” basis either by the teacher or the parent. We would like to take some weeks to get to know the kiddos before scheduling any conferences.
We use tickets for classroom incentives. Students earn tickets daily, but they can also be taken from them. Student “cash in” tickets for special privileges throughout the year, such as wear a hat, bring a favorite snack/drink, bring a stuffed animal, teacher treat, or take a walking field trip to Panther Creek Shopping Center.
Please let us know about changes in transportation by sending a note with your child in the morning.
We frequently send out emails letting you know what is happening in the classroom or around the school. We will also let you know of any supplies we might need for special projects. At any time, please feel free to email us if you have any concerns.
Grades Less than 70%:
Daily grades (NOT major grades) of 69% or below can be corrected at home on a separate sheet of paper, stapled to the original, and signed by a parent. The grade will change to a 70%. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this policy!
We give homework on Wednesdays and it’s due the following Tuesday. We wanted to provide enough time for kids to work on their homework. Kids are super busy each week with school and extra-curricular activities, so giving extra time over the weekend (let’s get real – Sunday nights) seemed to really work well for busy kiddos!
Class Behavior Clipboards:
Our class “clipboard” documents behavior. Certain behaviors (excessive talking, disruptive behavior, no HW turned in, not following directions) correspond with numbers. These numbers are documented in the planner each day if your child receives one. The key for behaviors are on the first page in your child’s planner. Your child should be able to communicate with you as to WHY they received a mark for the day.
Scholastic Book Order:
Please consider supporting Scholastic by ordering from book orders! Everything is sold tax-free, at great prices. This always allows teachers to collect “points” which we use for buying classroom necessities – thank you!!!!
Classroom Supply Wish List:
We have lots of different ways of learning, organizing, and keeping our classrooms germ-free!!! So many of you have already given extra supplies, which we are sooooooo grateful for! We could ALWAYS use plenty of the following:
red pens Clorox Wipes “fun” Duct tape Scotch tape
clear packing tape letter envelopes glue sticks throw pillows
new/gently used games post-it notes copy paper
reel of tickets paper towels napkins
paper plates index cards colored Sharpies
Mrs. Hurt- Lisa Gunden
Mrs. Osterman- Monica Carlin