*1st grade behavior policy:
In first grade we are committed to being safe, respectful, and responsible. It is extremely important that we follow rules and make good choices throughout each day. We aren’t able to maintain a positive learning environment or complete all of the fun learning activities planned if we don’t!
*Student clip chart:
This year in first grade we will be using a colored “clip chart” to monitor our behavior and our choices. Your child will have a clip that they physically move up or down the chart depending on their choices.
Please keep in mind that your child may not move every single day-for them to move up, they must go above and beyond in their behavior choices!
We believe this will be a positive way for students to monitor their choices and will give them behavior goals to strive for! Please look over your child’s daily behavior chart each night. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
*Class marble jar:
Teamwork is important in 1st grade! We will monitor our individual choices on the class clip chart, but we will also work together to fill up our class marble jar! As a group, good choices will add marbles to the jar! However, poor choices will take marbles out of the jar. : ( It is just as important to work as a team as it is to work on our own. Look forward to filling the class jar and deciding on a group reward to enjoy! I know I am.
1st grade homework policy:
Your child will be assigned homework Monday-Thursday. They have the opportunity to earn no math homework on Fridays, but reading for 20 minutes over the weekend is still required. The included planner, “A Week in 1st Grade”, gives you all the information you will need for when math homework and reading minutes are due. *Math homework should not take longer than 20 minutes! If it is taking your child much longer than 20 minutes, please contact us. We can make a plan to figure out what he/she is having problems with! Make homework an important task at home and set up a routine to help your child be successful. Aim high first graders- you can do it!
If a student does not complete the homework assigned, he/she will do so at school the following day during recess. Recess is a fun part of the day- please help your child by ensuring their homework is finished before they arrive at school.
Checking over your student’s work after they have completed it will create opportunities for immediate feedback and help if needed. Also, you will be able to praise your child for all of their hard work and learning! After your child completes 20 minutes of nightly reading, please sign his/her reading log and ask a few “book talk questions” on the back of the log!
At the end of each month, students that handed in all of their homework every day and read each night will be honored at the end of the month classroom celebration! Those students will receive a certificate to take home and will enjoy a prize coupon of their choice! Hard work always pays off!