The ABC’s of Mrs. Shytle’s class
Absences: if your child is absent from school, an excuse note is due within 3 days of the absence in order for it to be excused.
Behavior Chart: This year we will be following the PAWS behavior policy. Students will be reminded to always show PAWS behavior while in the building.
P: Positive attitude
A: Accept Responsibility
W: Work hard
S: Show Respect
We will use the star clip chart in our classroom to track our behavior. Every day each student begins on green(4 stars). Throughout the day students have the chance to move their clip up or down on the chart according to their behavior choice. Positive behavior choices allow students to move their clip up. Inappropriate behavior causes the clip to move down one level.
Students are acknowledged by their positive behavior. Students feel the sense of accomplishment when they make good choices and clip up. Students who clip down always have the chance to improve their behavior and move up their clips throughout the day.
Students will record their behavior in the agenda each day. Please check the agendas and sign each night.
Students will also have a behavior card. They will receive punches according to their behavior each day. When their card is filled up they will get a chance to go to the treasure box.
6 or 7 stars= 3 punches
5 Stars= 2 punches
4 stars= 1 punch
Less than 4= 0 punches
Birthdays: You may send a special snack for your child’s birthday if you would like. Please send a note ahead of time. Due to Davidson County’s Wellness policy, we must serve all items after lunch and they must be commercially prepared.
Communication: Communication is essential for a successful year. Please feel free to send a note, call or email ([email protected]) with any concerns or questions you may have. I will communicate regularly through parent notes, newsletters, progress reports, report cards, conferences and phone calls.
Discipline: Good behavior is very important for us to have a successful year in first grade. We will be learning the school and class rules the first day of class and will implement our behavior plan the first week of school.
Enrichment: Students will have enrichment on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure they wear appropriate shoes on days that we have PE (Monday).
Field Trips: We are trying to plan a couple of educational field trips throughout the school year. More information will follow when they are scheduled.
Folders: Each student will have a B.E.E. Book.- this stands for Bring Everything Everyday. This is their daily folder where you will find their agenda and important notes or classroom information. Please make sure to place any notes and money in the zipper pouch inside of the folders. If there is money for multiple expenses, please label or write a note to make sure the money gets to where it needs to go.
Each student will also receive a purple folder that will be sent home each Monday. This is their Monday folders. The Monday folders will contain work that is being sent home that has been checked and graded. There will also be a sheet in the orange folder where I will record any important scores that need to be sent home. Please return these every Tuesday and make sure to empty their checked work from the folders.
Homework: Each week your child’s homework will be send home on Mondays and will be due at the end of the week. I encourage each student to read at least 15 minutes each night in addition to their homework packet. They need to record their reading on the reading log in the BEE books. This is be used for the BOOK IT program this year. They can read books from home or books online.
Library books: your child will be able to check out books from the library each visit. Please keep in your child’s book bag.
Lunch: Lunch for our class is from . Please put your child’s money in the pouch located in the front of their B.E.E. Book. There should be no glass bottles or cans in the cafeteria. Please remember that visitors are not allowed to bring outside restaurant food during the school day.
Medication: anytime your child needs to be given medication at school, please fill out the medication form that can be picked up at the office. All medication must come to school in the original vial.
Newsletter: I will send a weekly newsletter home that will inform you of what your child will be studying in the upcoming weeks. It will also contain any upcoming dates.
Parties: We will be having 2 parties during the year: Christmas and End of year. We will also have several special snack celebrations to celebrate and correlate with the holidays or special events in our classroom.
Snack: each day your child will be allowed to eat a quick nutritional snack from home. Please send the snack daily. Also please try to make sure the snack is easy to be opened by your child.
Tardiness: Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time. The classroom opens at 7:45. Students need to be in their seats and ready to learn at 8:00. It is very important that your child has had time to unpack and not feel rushed.
Transportation: If your child’s dismissal time changes, please send us a note specifying the change. We must have written permission from the parents to change a child’s transportation. If your child rides in a car, please let him/her out at the walkway each morning and we will bring them out in the afternoon.
Thank you so much for your support throughout this year! I look forward to working with you to make sure this is a successful year for all! 😊