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Classroom Expectations & PBIS

PBIS, Procedures and Classroom Expectations  

Panther Expectations

 

P+A+W=S

 

Practicing Responsibility + Acting Respectfully+ Working Safely

 

Setting

School-Wide Rules/Expectations

P

Practicing Responsibility

A

Acting Respectfully

W

Working Safely

Cafeteria

 

 

 

 

Ask permission to leave table

 

Get all your materials before sitting

 

Remove all trash and wipe   tables

 

Talk quietly to your neighbors

 

Use good table manners

 

Walk quietly in a straight line

 

Keep both hands on your tray

 

Wait at stop sign to empty your tray

Bathroom

 

 

 

 

Flush appropriately

 

Turn off faucets

 

Conserve supplies

Keep restroom clean

 

Minimize time in bathroom

 

Wait your turn

 

Wash and dry your hands

 

Keep hands and feet to self

Bus

Listen for driver’s instructions

 

Keep belongings in your book bag at all times

 

Use quiet voice when speaking to others

 

Keep hands, feet, and objects to self

 

Remain seated facing forward at all times

 

Remain orderly during arrival and departure

Car Riders-Morning

Stand quietly to wait for bell

 

 

Listen for monitor’s instructions

 

Keep book bags and hands to self

Car Riders-Afternoon

Be on time

 

Sit in assigned area

 

Help younger students listen for their name

 

Sit quietly

 

Listen to monitors to call your name

 

Keep book bags and hands to self

 

Hallway

 

 

 

Always have a hall pass

 

Go directly to your destination

 

Walk in the third block , in a straight line

 

Move quietly through school

 

Protect and admire work of students’ and staff

 

Place fallen work to a safe location

Walk with hands behind your back

 

Playground

 

 

Wait your turn to use equipment

 

Share equipment

 

Return equipment after using

 

Ask permission before leaving playground

Use equipment appropriately

 

Stay is designated area

Assembly

Sit quietly in your space

 

Use appropriate responses

 

Use audience manners

 

Follow directions

 

Follow Hands-Up procedure

 

Move quietly

 

Wait your turn when entering and exiting

 

Leave entrances clear

Classroom

 

 

 

 

Be Prepared

 

Actively participate and listen

 

Take responsibility for your actions

Keep hand, feet, and objects to yourself

 

Speak kindly to others

 

Keep classroom environment clean

 

Follow Directions

 

Use materials and equipment correctly

 

Panther Pride: Keeping all visible areas (environment) neat, clean, and free of dirt, trash, and waste. Promoting Panther pride supports our health and safety.

 

All About Our Class! 

Classroom Expectations

You can expect that I will:

·         come to school prepared to teach exciting lessons each day,

·         treat all students fairly,

·         work hard to provide each student with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in first grade,

·         encourage and assist students in doing their best,

·         and treat each child with respect and love! J

I expect that your child will:

·         come to class prepared, rested and ready to learn,

·         have all homework assignments and 100 Book Challenge reading completed on time,

·         follow the expectations as listed in the PBIS Matrix and practice self-control,

·         use kind words with others and maintain good character,

·         maintain a good attitude and display respect for the adults and students in our classroom and school,

·         follow all school, bus and classroom rules,

·         and always try their best in ALL they do! J

Our School Day

Our school day starts at 7:25am. Students are tardy at 7:35am and stand the chance of missing breakfast and important morning work if they come in late. Dismissal will be at 2:35pm each day except Wednesday, which is 12:35pm. If your child needs to go home another way than they usually do, please contact the office by 1:00pm or send a note to school in their folder. We cannot send a student home a different way than usual without parental consent.    

Curriculum

Your child will have the opportunity to learn through a variety of fun, hands-on interesting lessons this year! We will conduct experiments and complete projects that will be great learning opportunities for the students. We use the My Math curriculum. Students get to experience math through whole group instruction and modeling as well as independent practice, small groups and partner work time. The Journey’s Curriculum accompanied by Daily 5 and CAFÉ is how we will teach Language Arts. During Daily 5, students get to practice skills and work with small groups or partners in the following rotations: Read to Self, Read with a Partner, Word Work, Writing and Listening Center. CAFÉ stands for C=Comprehension, A=Accuracy, F=Fluency and E=Expanded Vocabulary. Between the Daily 5 rotations students will gain whole group instruction based on these important building blocks of reading.       

Breakfast & Lunch

Students are welcome to bring their own healthy lunch or they may purchase a lunch from the cafeteria. If your child brings their own lunch, please do not send candy or soda.  

Behavior System

We will continue with the school wide PAWS system, however, we are adding a few components within our classroom. You will find very specific information about the PAWS system in the back to school packet that will explain the school-wide behavioral expectations.

Students receive PAWS throughout the day for displaying proper behavior. Additionally, I use a stoplight system to help control daily behavior; green (happy face, 2 or less warnings), yellow (straight face, 3-4 warnings) and red (sad face, 5 or more warnings). When students are warned for unacceptable behavior they are individually redirected and conferenced with to be sure they know what they did wrong and why it isn’t okay behavior. If a student receives a straight or sad face, a note will accompany the face on their behavior chart so that you will know what happened. Below describes the disciplinary actions in more detail.

Consequences and Rewards:

5 Happy Faces = Popsicle or Treasure Box Treat (at the end of the week)

Straight Face = Lose 10 minutes of Recess Time & Note Home

Sad Face = Lose Recess Time & PAWS Parent Communication Form

You can expect formal written consequences when students have…

ü  5 Days without 100 Book Challenge = PAWS Parent Communication Form

ü  5 Days without Homework = PAWS Parent Communication Form

ü  5 Sad Faces = PAWS Office Referral

ü  3 PAWS Parent Communication Forms = PAWS Office Referral

Note: Students MAY be written up without first receiving a PAWS Parent Communication Form IF the behavior is extreme, such as fighting, cursing, stealing and etc.

Homework Folders & Homework Notebooks

A homework folder and notebook will go home each day. Inside you will find the homework, homework contract, behavior chart and other important pieces of information for the week. Your child may need assistance with the homework and you will be expected to sign or initial the homework contract and view the kind of day they had, so please check this daily. This is VERY important since you will find items such as our classroom newsletter to keep you informed about our class, school newsletters, fliers, permission forms, field trip information, progress reports, student work and other various pieces of valuable information. Much of the homework will need to be completed in the notebook to save on paper and copying. Please use the front and back of each page and do not skip pages. J  

100 Book Challenge

Students will be allowed to choose and take 6 books home each day that will need to be returned daily. They are expected to read independently each night for 30 minutes, as part of their homework. Please remember that they will need to read to an adult so that they can help with the reading, if necessary. Also, talking to them about the book, asking questions, reviewing sight words and going over their 100 Book Challenge card are important in their success.

Student Progress

Student classwork will go home twice per month in a large, white envelope. Please keep the work at home but be sure to review the work so that you will know how your child is performing independently in class. You should sign the envelope and return it to school the next day. All assessments will be kept in the classroom, however, feel free to stop by to review their tests at any time. In addition to the regular Interim Reports and Report Cards, you will receive a Progress Report twice per month informing you of their grades and classroom performance. This way you will always know where your child stands in both academics and behavior/social areas.  

Field Trips

We will have several exciting field trips this year! Students will not be able to attend if they do not return the permission form. If you would like to chaperone, you will need to fill out a Volunteer Form that includes a background check.  Chaperones are chosen on a first come, first serve basis and will always be responsible for their own transportation and lunch. Chaperones will also be responsible for paying for their portion if the trip requires admission.

Communication

Please feel free to contact me through email (cdposton@gcsd.k12.sc.us) or via telephone (527-4411) to set up a conference, talk about concerns or to discuss your child’s progress at any time.   

 

Sampit Elementary School-Wide Pledge

                I pledge that I will show my best in all I do and say. I will be respectful, responsible, and safe every day. I pledge that I will do this because that’s the Sampit Way.