Policies and Procedures
I wanted to inform you of my discipline policy and expectations for your child. I have a simple and straightforward plan that I will be fair and consistent in enforcing. Please Read the following Policies and Procedures for our 4th Grade Classroom.
Classroom Management Procedure
This year our 4th grade class will be creating a constitution of laws that students are expected to follow, consequences for breaking rules, and a reward system for appropriate behavior. I will have the rules posted in the room for students to reference.
The Constitution is the highest law in the United States. All other laws come from the Constitution. It says how the government works. It creates the Presidency. It creates the Congress. It creates the Supreme Court. Each state also has a constitution. The constitutions of the states are their highest law for that state — but the United States Constitution is higher.
With this in mind, students will be sorted into “HOUSES” to enforce good behavior within the classroom setting. Students will work together as a team to demonstrate the meaning of their teams name within the classroom.
1. GIVERS TEAM- offering help to others by giving time, energy and support. A person can always use someones help no matter what!
2.FRIENDSHIP TEAM- making friends wherever you may go. Always strive to put a smile on someones face!
3.DREAM TEAM- using your imagination to excel in something greater. Coming up with new creative ways to help your class.
4.COURAGE TEAM- to help someone or oneself by believing in him/her no matter what. Taking a stance even if it is not the "cool" thing to do.
Points will be added to each group for good behavior and taken away for bad behavior.
At the end of each week, the house with the most points will be rewarded for all their right choices!!!!
Consequences for each individual student:
If student is unable to cooperate with classroom rules, he/she will be set up in a four step intervention plan.
1. Enter the room quietly
2. Hang up your backpack
3. Make your lunch count
4. Turn your work into the homework bin
5. Use the restroom and take a water break
6. Be in your seat working on Bellwork BEFORE the bell rings
3. Turn in any work from the day(s) you were absent. Late work will only beaccepted if you have an excused absence.
****An excused absence is one that has been approved by the office. Excused absences include:
4.. An illness accompanied by a doctor’s note
5.. A wedding in the immediate family
6.. A death in the family
If you are unsure, consult the student handbook for more information.
Visitor in the Room
Lining Up and Hallway Procedure
1. Be Silent
2. Wait until dismissed
3. Keep your hands at your side 4. Keep your eyes forward
5. Move at a walking pace
1. Wrap-up of our day at the carpeted area
2. Get your backpack and return to your desk
3. Put your homework in your take-home folder and place folder in your bag and write into your planners (Check the assignment board if you are unsure)
4. Clean up around your table
5. Place your chair on your desk
6. Stand by your desk with your backpack on and wait for dismissal
Homework Policy and Procedure
***Homework for your fourth grader will consist of 50 minutes or longer at home at least 4 nights per week, practicing spelling words, and doing a few math practice pages per week. Homework is always due the next school day.***
I believe that choice is an important factor in encouraging a lifelong reading habit and will rarely make specific reading assignments. Your child may read library books, books from home, magazines, or books checked out elsewhere. He or she is responsible for keeping track of his/her reading on the monthly reading log. However, your initials are required.
Unfinished Work: Work that needs to be finished or redone for neatness will be brought home in the homework folder. This homework should be returned the next day with a parent signature. If parent does not understand homework, please send a note with child so they WILL NOT be penalized.
Study hall will be offered during students first recess. This is about 20 extra minutes to work on assignments, finish tests, ask teacher questions or simply just catching up on some reading.
If anyone should have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email. Thank you!
Below are the grade percentages for your reference. :-)
rules of my classroom