*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.
Classroom Values This is a class that shows kindness. This is a class that dares to be bold. This is a class that laughs daily. This is a class that thinks critically. This is a class that works hard. This is a class that learns from our mistakes. This is a class that gives generously. This is a class that shares selflessly. This is a class that respects others. This is a class that cares deeply. This is who we are.
Rewards & Consequences In our classroom, I strive to focus on POSITIVE behaviors. Therefore, consequences for negative student behaviors will be handled on an individual basis and will pertain directly to the situations that may occur. Parents will be notified in these cases.
Class Dojo is an app/website that will be used to track student behavior. Parents and students will be invited to join the class on this app so that behaviors can be monitored throughout the day. Students will earn rewards based on how many points are earned.
Students can earn Devil Dollars from any staff member for being a Dependable Devil! They can save them and purchase rewards or turn them in for a weekly drawing.
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.
Character Education We will be learning about each of the 7 habits, and focusing on each classroom value in depth at the beginning of the school year. I will continue to reinforce these values and expectations throughout the school year as we build our classroom community, work together as a team, treat all members of our school family with kindness and respect, and grow into more responsible citizens.