This one is for you!
I wanted to have a page just for you! On this page you can find upcoming events and important information that applies to you throughout the year. If you have any questions or concers please contact me via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY Thursday these folders will go home to you. If you would please sign and return them with your student the next day, that would be a huge help to your student and myself.
EVERY week your child will get a new Accountability sheet. Miss Whitehead and Myself will contact you on that sheet if your child has made a great or poor choice along with missing assignments. EVERY WEEK you will need to sign or initial in the designated area so we are aware that you have seen this sheet. If nothing is written on the log please sign the box anyways. Of course if you see something you wish to contact us about please contact us by email or the front office.
In 5th Grade, we use an app called Class DOJO. We encourage you to sign up for this app on Back to School Night and at Parent University. We will use this app all year long to stay in contact with you about upcoming events and happenings in our grade! It is such a quick way for us to get information to you. It will come as a text to your phone! :)
We will also be using DOJO in class as well. Within this app, there is a way that we can give and take points away fron students depending on behavior. For example, a student is doing what they have been asked to do they will recieve positve points. On the other side of that, if they are disruptin class, they will get points taken away. They will keep a runnign total throught the month. At the end of the month they top 5 point holders in each homeroom class will earn a prize. Prizes from last year included the following (pizza party at lunch, Rootbeer floats, favortie drink, sit with a friend at lunch, icy's)
If a student is turning in work they have corrected for a better grade, the assignemnt must meet the following criteria. The assignment must be turned in within one week (One Thursday Folder Cycle) and the grade must read a 60% or below to qualify. *This is subject to change due to the needs of an IEP or a 504 plan.
In Reading & Science we will be using a spiral notebook that will be our study tool for the year. This notebook will be the ticket to successful studying in our class. They will have a blue and green spiral one for each subject. They are more than welcome to take this home around test time in order to study from. I ONLY ASK THAT THEY BRING THEM BACK! :)
Reading Logs/DEAR Time
THERE WILL NOT BE READING LOGS! :) I know students are doing plenty of reading throughout the day and I understand they do outside of school activites when they leave my room. In saying that, Studnet siwll have a designated time to read every single day after lunch/recess. This will be during our restroom break time. Obviously, I will encourage your student to read at home, but I will not require them to "log" it.
Find My Bus
If you need to find your bus for the school year please visit this link!
7 Habits/ Leader in Me
At Kingsgate, we are using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids created by Stephen Covey. We will be talking about all 7 habits as the year progresses. Please encourage your student to use these habits inside and outside of school. This is a list of the 7 habits we will be looking into.
- Be Proactove
- Begin With the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win-Win
- Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw