Classroom Policies

Classroom Policies

Mrs. Armstrong’s 4TH Grade

 

Homework Policy:

Homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students make the most of their experience in school. Homework is used to reinforce what has been learned in class, prepare students for upcoming lessons, extend and generalize concepts, teach responsibility, and help students develop good study habits.

     Homework is given regularly to fourth grade students. The amount and frequency of assignments will vary. All students are expected to complete assignments, on time, and in a neat manner.

     There is no such thing as no homework!  Not all homework is written. In  social studies class the students are given  vocabularyword list in which must be studied at home as well as in class.  These words will come home with your student weekly and should be reviewed at home nightly.

     Each day the students will be writing their homework in the planner.  Please review this with him or her at home.   Please also consider purchasing a designated homework folder for your child.  Organization is the key to keeping up with homework.  If no specific written homework is assigned, the student should write a reminder to study vocabulary.

There will be quizzes and tests in Science and Social Studies, and students will need to study vocabulary for these.  There will be study guides to use at home for tests that cover larger amounts of material.

    After checking your child’s homework, please sign the student planner.  This lets us know that you are aware of what he/she has done for homework.  Please do not sign the student planner until you have checked to see that the homework was done.  We look forward to partnering with you to help your child succeed this year!


 

Planner Expectations

<!--[if !supportLists]-->       <!--[endif]-->Students must bring their planner to school every day.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->       <!--[endif]-->Students must write down daily assignments and homework, upcoming tests, and important dates in their planner.  If there is no homework, the student should write "none" in the box.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->       <!--[endif]-->Planners must go home with students every night.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->       <!--[endif]-->Parents or guardians should sign planners daily.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->       <!--[endif]-->It is the student's responsibility to update their planner if they are absent.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->       <!--[endif]-->If a student loses their planner, they must obtain another one from the office immediately.

 

The planner is used for us to communicate with you.  
        
If you need to send a note to us, please write it on a SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER.  This will allow us to keep the note as a reminder to follow through with your request.  You may staple the note into the agenda on the appropriate date, or put it in the clear pouch at the front, whichever is best for your child.


 

Signed Papers, Materials, Discipline Plan

 

SIGNED PAPERS:  Signed papers will be sent home in a Take Home folder.  Please review and discuss the papers with your child. Then, please sign and return the papers in the folder to school by the following day.

 

MATERIALS:  Students will be expected to have the materials that they need in class each day.

 

DISCIPLINE PLAN:  School wide expectations –WINGS  Rules:

Work hard, Impress Self and Others,

 Be Nice,

 Demonstrate Good Manners

 Show Self-control.

 

 

 

Consequences:

If you choose to break a rule (Level 1 offense: minor hall infractions, talking/off task, not following directions, running, pushing, shoving, horseplay, disrespectful/unkind behavior, out of class without a signed pass, inappropriate language)

1st time -   verbal warning

2nd time – verbal warning and a mark on the clipboard

3rd time – a mark on the clipboard; The student will have a personal conference with me.

4th time – The student receives a demerit and the parent receives a phone call or note home

**Demerits should be signed by the parent.
 

 

*Depending on the severity of the disruption or infraction, any step may be skipped or may be dealt with by the teacher specific to the situation.  A record will be kept of the behaviors.

 

**Level 2-3 offenses will be referred to the office immediately! (A description of Levels 1, 2, and 3 offenses can be found in the Student Handbook.)

Rewards for Making Good Choices

Verbal Praise      Positive Note Home    Special Privileges    Trip to the Treasure Box