Our classroom follows the RES policy for discipline. Students are expected to be respectful, on-task, and ready to learn each day. I use a “green, yellow, red” system in my classroom. Students will start each day on green. One verbal warning will be given for behavior that is not in accordance with classroom policy. Non-compliance with the class rules will result in a yellow card followed, if necessary, by a red card. My expectation is that ALL students will stay on green. A note will be sent home if a student has a “red card” day. Any serious offenses will be referred to Dr. Person and a parent or guardian will be contacted. By working together we can create a learning environment in which all students can succeed!
Communication is vital to our success. Please look for newsletters that will be sent home occasionally with your student along with updates to this web page. These letters are an important resource for dates, events, and activities that are happening in the third grade and throughout the school. Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the strongest indicators of a student’s success. I encourage you to keep the lines of communication open.
Students should be independently reading a book they enjoy at all times and will need to have a book handy each day for silent reading. Students will have a regularly scheduled time to borrow books from the school library or may bring one from home.
My grading policy adheres to the district policy as follows:
93-100 = A 92-85 = B
84-75 =C 74-70=D
69 or below = F
Our class participates in the Rehoboth Elementary School PBS program. Adults within the building and on the buses may reward exemplary behavior with a Starbuck. Tuesday is Starbuck Redemption Day for our class, when Starbucks may be used to purchase items from the Showcase in the Foyer. Starbucks may also be used to enter occasional raffles.
Rules for a Cooperative Classroom
Our class adheres to 6 rules that they think are the most important to follow. They are:
Always have Fun!
Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible.
Keep hands to self.
Walk quietly in hall.
Raise hand to speak.
Be a good role model.
Mrs. Kea and her students use the Golden Rule as the basis for their classroom behavior.
- We RESPECT each other.
- We take RESPONSIBILITY for our actions.
- We strive for EXCELLENCE in all areas.
- Students are expected to adhere to the Cape Henlopen Code of Conduct for school and bus behavior.
Each evening you can expect your child to arrive home with his/her homework written in the agenda. Students are given time throughout the day to write down assignments and have it stamped or signed by the teacher. One of my goals is for all students to become independent in organizing and completing their schoolwork. Thus, students are responsible for copying homework assignments correctly in their agenda. All assigned homework is to be completed at home and turned in on time. Incomplete work will be sent home for completion.
Please help your student by reviewing and initialing your child’s agenda daily. I may write notes home occasionally in this space. Feel free to write a note to me if needed and remind your child to alert me to any notes you may write. You may also communicate with me via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I try to check my messages at some point each day.
Instructions for a daily reading log will be reviewed with students during the first week of school, but to clarify READING LOG homework: Each night, your child will fill in the log with the title of the book they are reading and the time spent (30 minutes are required each night beginning November 14th). Using prompts listed on the back, complete the assignment on the bottom of the page any night and turn in the completed log each Friday. Logs should be brought to school each day for my initial and turned in for a grade each Friday. If your child loses or misplaces the log, it is their responsibility to get an extra copy, fill it out, and return it to me for a grade.
Finally, please clean out your child’s homework folder regularly. They should be emptying out the “Stays Home” side every few days to keep down on the clutter. Reading logs and spelling lists should stay in the "Bring Back" side each week until completed.
I am always available for questions or clarifications via e-mail. I look forward to a fantastic year with your child. Together, we will help your child have the best year ever!
I can be reached via e mail at email@example.com or through the school office at 302-227-2571.