Homework - Homework will be given Monday - Thursday nights. Most Thursdays will be reserved for studying for Spelling tests and D.O.L. quizzes. Students should empty their "KEEP AT HOME" pocket each night and complete the assignment in the "RETURN TO SCHOOL" pocket.
Student Agendas - Students will write their homeowrk assignments in their agendas daily. Parents, please sign each night to communicate with me that you have seen the assignments. I will check your signature each day.
Spelling - Students should study nightly.
Reading - Students are expected to check out and read books on their reading level. An assessment will be administered to determine a reading level range. You will hear a lot about our Accelerated Reader program and our AR Fast Track this year! A "Reading Log" will be sent home which will outline the reading requirements for each month. Parents, please document the reading that takes place at home by signing and returning the "Reading Log" at the end of each month.
Rules/Consequences - Students will participate in our rule-making process. Good behavior is rewarded with DOJOs (positive points), marbles, and smally candy treats while misbehavior results in the following NOJOs (negative points):
2. Walk 5 mins. of "Bonus Recess"
3. Quiet Table; Loss of "Sharpen the Saw Day"
4. Visit to Mrs. Brooks office and misconduct notice sent home
Rewards - DOJOs (positive points) will be given for appropriate behavior, for being an exceptional leader and practicing the Seven Habits. Each week students will be awarded a small treat for earning at least five DOJOs.
Sharpen the Saw Day - Any student who has ten NOJOs will not be allowed to participate in this monthly reward.