Class Procedures & Expectations

All students need and deserve a safe and positive learning environment.   Your child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for his/her growth.  The plan below outlines our classroom rules, positive recognition for appropriate behavior, and consequences for inappropriate behavior. 

After discussions about our SPOTS behavior expectations and how we learn, we have nicknamed our class the BRIGHT Class. The letters stand for the character attributes we wish to develop.

B=BEST EFFORT
R=RESPONSIBLE
I=INQUISITIVE
G=GENUINE
H=HARDWORKING, HONEST
T=THOUGHTFUL

Classroom Rules:
1. Follow directions quickly.
2. Raise yur hand for permission to speak.
3. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.
4. Make good choices.
5. Show your SPOTS!
6. Keep your dear teacher happy.

Classroom Clip Chart & Class Dojo.

Like many teachers here at Lasselle,  I use a clip chart.  The clip chart is a visual way for students to track their behavior.  Students can move up in a positive direction or down in a negative direction.  Incentives are offered to encourage positive movement.  I also use Class Dojo, which is a point based reward system.  Students can earn points for good choices hard work and improvement. ( Please see me to sign up for a parent account on Class Dojo so you can get.regular updates on how your child is doing in class.) Students can earn Class Dojo points and reward tickets as well as special jobs in class.   

WAY to GO!!! 
I love to recognize excellent behavior as well as iproved behavior in class.  Std

 I also use Class Dojo, which is a point based reward system.  Students can earn points for good choices hard work and improvement. ( Please see me to sign up for a parent account on Class Dojo so you can get.regular updates on how your child is doing in class.) Students can earn Class Dojo points and reward tickets as well as special jobs in class.  I also love to post pictures and send out congrats in my e-newsletters. 

Consequences

However, if a student chooses to break a rule, the following steps will be taken:

First time: Warning, clip down.

Second: Conference with student/loss of recess 

Third: Send to buddy teacher and parent phone call/conference, low level referral.

Fourth: Referral to Principal’s office

Severe disruption: Principal’s office

Birthdays

Birthdays are a special day in a child's life. I welcome and encourage this optional celebration!  However, due to limited time and space, I must ask you to  , , 

-I have 30 students in class who will need napkins and any spoons or forks for treats.
-Please arrange a date with me in advance, so I can plan accordingly.  Our schedule changes daily.  All celebrations will be held at  the lunch tables from 2:15-2:30.
Treats need to be ready to serve in individual servings.  I won't be able to cut a  cake or cookie cake and have time to serve it.
 -Please remember we are supposed to serve healthy options.
-Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend the party, yet not necessary.
-Due to our limited time schedule, if parents/guardians are coming, it is essential that you come on time and not be late.  The children will be ready for the party, and we can’t be late for dismissal.  We will meet you at the lunch area at 2:15. (Remember the parking lot is very, very busy - plan to come early!

Summer Birthday Celebration Schedule

I give an "Unbirthday" party to students who had birthdays when we were not in school.  I hold it the last week of school.


Make Up Work & Late work: I


Students are responsible for the work they miss.  “I didn't know what to do,” or “I didn't know I had any make-up work,” are not acceptable excuses. I leave work and worksheets in student's folders when they are out. They can always come and ask about the assignments they missed if they need help.There are procedures in place in my  classroom in regard to make-up work.  Please send in a note excusing the absence or call the school at (951) 490-0350.Please check the "Oops, i forgot my homework" page for nightly assignments.
I always accept late homework if it is returned within the week it was assigned.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! Thank you for your support! You can contact me at:
vemanuel@valverde.edu or at 951-490-0350