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Mrs. Kerr`s Quistors 2018-2019  

Mrs. Kerr's Quistors 2018-2019

 

Please keep these pages in the blue folder so you can refer back to them throughout the school-year.

 

Fees/Supplies

~ $15.00 - classroom fee

~ $2.75 - student lunch

~ $1.25 - student breakfast

 

Grades

Reading/Language Arts Grade

70% mastery of skills

~ The goal for our students is to be reading on or above level I by the end of first grade.

Math Grade

70% mastery of skills

~ Records will be kept on your child's class participation, completing classwork and completing homework.

~ Remind your child to always use neat handwriting.

 

Blue Folder

~ It is very important for you to check your child's folder every day. Each day you should initial the behavior chart and discuss behavior (whether it's good or bad) so they'll know that their parents and teachers are communicating. 

~ Every day, take all classwork/papers out of the folder and keep them at home. If papers are marked incomplete, then your child must finish them at home and return them in the blue folder next day to receive credit. 

~ Any notes that you send should be in the zipper pouch in the blue folder.

~ Money must also be in this zipper pouch. It must be labeled (classroom fee, lunch money, field trip, etc.) and if you send cash, it must be for the exact amount. Any money that is not labeled or any money that is not the exact amount will be returned to you in the zipper pouch.

 

Homework

~ The homework assignments are meant to give the students extra practice on the skills covered in class and to give the parents a chance to see how their child is progressing. Parents may need to work with their child to complete these assignments, but please do not do the assignments for your child. Homework assignments for the week will be on the Homework Packet that comes home each Monday. Return completed homework assignments in the back pocket of the blue folder each Friday.

 

Lunch

~ Our lunch time is 10:45 and you are welcome to come when you can. You may bring lunch for yourself and your child or you may purchase a tray. Just send us a note in the blue folder and let us know if you are getting trays or bringing lunches so our lunch count will be correct.

 

Snack

~ Please send a healthy, non-messy (sometimes we will be working while we are snacking) snack for your child each day. No candy is allowed for snack time. 

~ Be sure to send a full water bottle for your child each day, we won't have time to fill water bottles at school (water is the only drink allowed during snack time). Water bottles with twist off tops (like most of the disposable ones) cannot be used in the classroom because when they fall over they spill all over books and papers. Water bottles with the pop-up spouts may be used in the classroom.

 

Student of the Week

~ Each Friday, we will draw a name for a new "Student of the Week".

        ~ The "Student of the Week" may make a poster (send the poster to school on Monday morning of your child's week). Students may put photos, drawings, etc. on posters and write what some of their favorite things are, likes and interests, etc. The poster will be sent back home at the end of your child's week.

       ~ Your child may bring something each day to share with the class (picture albums, toys, books, etc.).

 

Activity Schedule

Monday - Computer

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Library

Thursday - P.E.

Friday - Art

 

 Discipline

~ Everyday when your child enters the classroom, his bucket will have 10 pom poms in it (meaning we are glad you are here and made an effort to come to school).

~ When your child is caught doing something positive, following rules, etc., he will earn a pom pom for his bucket. Please remind them that they will do many wonderful things and not receive a pom pom for everything they do. Also, they can not ask for a pom pom when they do something great.

~ If your child earns at least 5 pom poms by the end of the week, he will earn a fun activity/prize/reward on Friday.

~ At the end of the day, all pom poms earned (over the 10 they started out with) will be added to our class bucket.

~ When the class bucket is filled, our class earns a party!!! So when your child displays positive behavior, he is individually rewarded and also helps the class earn a reward!

~ This helps the kids understand that good behavior is good for themselves and the entire class!

~ There will be times when the students may not follow our agreed upon class rules. Excessive talking, playing, off task behaviors, etc. in class disturbs others while learning. When students display these off task behaviors they will have to remove a pom pom from their bucket, which will result in loss of free play during recess (1 pom pom lost = 5 minutes of free play lost, 2 = 10, etc.) and the class bucket will lose a pom pom. This helps the kids learn that their behavior not only effects them but their classmates as well.

~ Behavior that could be physically or emotionally harmful to others will not be tolerated. Bullying, profanity, fighting, stealing, etc. will result in the student receiving an individual punishment for classroom conduct and/or a visit to the Principal's Office (depending on the severity of the behavior) where appropriate disciplinary action will be decided and taken (pink slip, in-school suspension, home suspension, corporal punishment).

 ~ Only those students who use their best behavior and follow the school/classroom rules throughout the week will be allowed to participate in special activities/rewards each Friday. As long as your child doesn't loose a pom pom more than 3 times per week, he will earn a fun activity/reward on Friday. Any action from the section in bold print automatically dismisses your child from the activity/reward on Friday. Students learn quickly that they must earn their rewards and that rewards will not be given to those with less than satisfactory behavior.

~ We believe that all students can and want to behave well in school. No one is perfect, so please don't expect your child to never lose a pom pom. If your child loses a pom pom, we will talk to him about it at school and you should discuss it at home as well. We will remind him that he needs to correct the behavior so he doesn't lose any more pom poms which would result in losing a reward. If your child is losing more than 3 pom poms each week, please email me to schedule a conference so we can work out a behavior plan to help your child improve in this area.

 

If You Need Us

~ Please remember that the best way to communicate with us is by sending a note in the blue folder. If you need to tell us something after your child is at school and you did not send a note in the blue folder, call the office (662-895-2256) if it is something we need to know that day. If it's something that can wait until the next day or so, you can email us at melanie.kerr@dcsms.org. We check our email before the students get to the classroom in the morning (the students are using the computers the rest of the day) and after dismissal, so if you need to tell us something really important, please call the office and they will give us the message. 

~ We realize that situations may occur in which you will need to talk to us. If you call the office and you need to discuss something over the phone, they will give us the message and we will call you as soon as possible. Please understand that we can only return phone calls during your child's Activity Period or after school.

 

This is going to be a great year for your child! You will be so amazed and proud of how much your child is going to grow and learn. We are so excited to share this year with you!

Mrs. Kerr & Mrs. Sandie