,My number one goal is to promote a good learning environment through a school wide initiative PBiS. It fosters teaching your child how to stay safe, be respectful, and responsible so every student has an opportunity for learning success.
The rules that they will learn is 1. Follow directions quickly (Responsible) 2. Raise your hand to speak (Respectful) 3. Permission to leave their seat (Respectful) 4. Make smart choices (Safe) 5. Keep the Dear Teacher Happy (Trying their best, Responsible)
I will be using an app called Classdojo to communicate how your child is doing. This app allows parents to view their child's day in real time. It also has an option to instant message encouraging messages to your child throughout the day. I will invite parents to join through Classdojo.com. I frequently update parents through Class Story on the exciting things happening in the classroom and school.
Everyday we will start with a clean slate (0 points). As the day goes on I will give points to students that are meeting expectations.
Ask your child how many points did you earn today.
Social Emotional Learning
This year your child will participate in social emotional learning to be brain and body safe. It will consist of the 5 sections in the circle below. We will start with self-awareness and when the students show me they are ready, we will move onto the next section clock-wise. We will be working on these skills all year long.