Below are some points to remember throughout the year!!
1. Student behavior expectations – Well behaved students demonstrate respect for both their peers and the adults around them. Demonstrating that respect for everyone in school will be one of the keys to their success this year. If your child can demonstrate respect for the adults and peers in school they will have a much more enjoyable school year. Please talk to your child about how to (i.e., follow the rules, resolve conflicts) demonstrate respect for those around them. Please ask your child to explain my classroom expectations. We discussed them at length the first day of school. As I said above, respecting those you work and play with is one of the keys to success.
2. Communication – PLEASE look for, check, and sign your child’s agenda every night. It should be brought home daily and used by them to make sure they have completed all of their assigned work on time. Remember, incomplete work significantly reduces their grade and their chances of success in school.
* Agendas are an easy and effective way to communicate with me as long as your child brings their agenda to me in the morning. Frequently quiz/test dates will be entered into their agendas prior to the actual test dates so be on the lookout for those dates and provide time at home for them to review daily in preparation for any/all assessments.
* Thursday Folders are also a way for us to communicate with you. This must be returned the following day (Friday) so PLEASE remember to ask for, check, sign, and return it every Friday. Most of their graded work is sent home in this folder along with school-wide notices, book orders, upcoming events, etc.
3. Supplies – Please check with your child periodically to ensure that they have all they need to be successful in school. I do my best to provide extra’s in case of emergencies by expect most of that burden to fall upon your shoulders as the child’s parent or guardian.
4. Homework: Your child will probably have homework from me (Math) 2-3 days/week, but it will usually require no more than 20 minutes to complete. I say this with confidence because I will never assign practice/review problems as homework that I have not taught in class. Their Math notebook will be an important resource so please be on the lookout for it and ask them to show you what they are doing in my class. Allowing them time to talk about what they learn in school is a great way for them to “study” without them even knowing they are studying!
Current Unit Content: Refer to the Math link to view a more detailed description of what is happening and upcoming in my Math class.
Please feel free to contact me with questions/concerns. I hope to have a fun, exciting, and successful year with your child.
BULLYING. Or should I say NO BULLYING!!!
LCES has a zero tolerance Bullying program and as one of the LCES Bullying Committee members I am a strong proponent here at LCES. We take Bullying very serious as it negatively affects the individuals involved as well as the classroom environment as a whole. Please reinforce friendly, respectful behavior at home as that will trickle into the classroom and positively influence those around them. If we (teachers/parents/grandparents/etc.) as the adult in the children’s lives provide a good model for them, they will in turn become good role models for their peers.