Each student will be expected to meet 4th grade expectations. These include following directions the first time they are given, being respectful to other people and their possessions, bringing supplies to class each day, and following expectations in the hallway, cafeteria, and special areas.
Students will clip up and down a behavior chart based on when they follow or do not folllow these expectations. At the end of each day, students will mark in their planner the color they ended the day on. At the end of the week, students will receive reward time based on their positive and negative choices for the week. The more days students finished on green means the more reward time they earn.
This year I will be keeping a homework binder. Whenever students do not bring in their homework, they will be required to sign in the binder. This means that anytime you want to check to see if your child had their homework or not, I will have a record of it.
Any time students do not have their homework, they will be expected to clip down on the behavior chart AND bring in their homework the next day. Students will clip down each day until their assignment is brought in. If the assignment is not brought in by Friday, the student will spend Friday reward time completing his or her missing work.
If missing homework becomes a reoccuring problem, parent contact will be made.
If it continues after this step, a behavior referral will be completed and the student will visit with Ms. Akers or Mr. Reed.
Every student in the 4th grade will have their own planner. Teachers will assist students in writing down their assignments each day so students are clear on exactly what their homework is. Students are expected to show their planner to their parents each night AND have their parent sign their planner. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS PLANNERS ARE A GREAT COMMUNICATION TOOL BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL. Every night a student gets their planner signed, they will earn a "hot" ticket towards weekly classroom prize drawings.
When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to collect and complete their missing work as soon as possible. For example, if a student is absent on Monday and study spelling words is written on the planner chart when he or she returns to school, the student needs to take responsibility and ask for a copy of the words. Typically, all copies of missing work will be waiting for that student on their desk when he or she returns to school. When students delay completing their missing work, they only get further behind as often times one concept builds on the previous one. If missing work is not completed in a timely fashion (within a few days), students will have to get caught up during class reward time (such as Fabulous Friday).
Each Monday, graded assignments will be sent home in a white envelope. Students should go through the assignments in this envelope with their parents and have their parents to sign the outside of the envelope. Envelopes are expected to be returned to school the next day. Students who do not return their envelopes signed will clip down as this is considered a homework assignment.