*Our classroom is based on community and teamwork. It is essential that students learn to work together and get along. Second graders are expected to treat all members of our school family with kindness and respect. Bullying (hitting, name-calling, fighting, making fun of others, etc.) will not be tolerated in our classroom.
*In our classroom, I strive to teach the students about responsibility. Students will be responsible for having their homework completed and turned in on time, as well as bringing their Take Home Folder and other necessary materials to school each day. They will also be encouraged to ask questions if they do not understand something.
*Students will be expected to do all of their work to the best of their ability. If an assignment or project is rushed through, the student will have to redo the assignment. Second graders tend to "rush through" assignments to be the first one done. We work hard in our classroom to really take our time and do our best on all activities, and to learn that all of us learn and complete things at different rates.
Our Class Motto Good, better, best, never let it rest... until your good is better and your better is your BEST!
Our Classroom Rules 1. Listen while someone is talking. 2. Follow directions the first time given. 3. Treat everyone with kindness and respect. 4. Take care of our school and classroom. 5. Work and play safely and quietly. 6. It's OK to make mistakes.
7 Habits of Happy Kids 1. Be proactive. You're in charge of yourself. 2. Begin with the end in mind. Have a plan. 3. Put first things first. Work first, then play. 4. Think win win. Everyone can be successful. 5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Listen before you speak. 6. Synergize. Together is better. 7. Sharpen the saw. Balance feels best.
Classroom Rewards and Consequences 1. In our room, we use the Class Dojo app to track student behavior. Parents and students will receive log in information at the beginning of the school year to set up their accounts. Students will earn points, or get points taken away, depending on their choices throughout the day. Each Friday, I will write down the total points for that week on a chart, and add/subtract those points from each student's cumulative points. Students can then "spend" their points on different classroom rewards. Rewards range from 10-100 points:
50 points: Snooze Button (skip morning work), Stinky Feet (go without shoes in the classroom), Furry Friend (bring a stuffed animal to school)
75 points: Crack the Computer (15 minutes of computer time), Super Supplies (use the fun supply basket), Puzzle Play
100 points: Hat Head, Show & Tell, Lunch w/ Mrs. Vail
2. Students can earn Devil Dollars from me and any other teacher or staff member in the school for being a Dependable Devil and following the school rules as stated in the school-wide PBIS program. Devil Dollars will be put into a container in our classroom and collected once per week by our PBIS team. There will be a drawing held each week for prizes! Students can also choose to save their Devil Dollars and "purchase" a reward worth a certain amount of dollars.
3. In our classroom, I strive to focus on POSITIVE behaviors, rather than negative behaviors. Therefore, consequences for negative student behaviors or choices will be handled on an individual basis and will pertain directly to situations that may occur. Parents will be notified should these types of situations occur in the classroom.
S.O.S. Binders Students will be expected to bring their S.O.S. (Super Organized Student) binders to and from school each day. They will also be expected to get their Daily Homework sheet signed each evening, and bring it back the next school day. If you have any questions about these binders, you will find an informational sheet in the back of your child's binder about how it is set up and organized.