Thursday, September 20, 2012

Student Behavior and Class Dojo

Over the past couple of weeks you may have heard your child talking about Class Dojo. When I first heard about it from another teacher I was curious about it. Since I first used it class last year I have found it to be a very valuable asset for students. It allows them to earn points for good behaviors they exibit in the classroom. In school I use it all the time for students giving them points for participation, effort on their work, helping others, being quiet on the carpet and walking quietly in the halls.

Recently I began sending report cards to parents from Class Dojo. These reports allow parents to see their child's behavior in class through out a week. There is also a feature that allso students to sign in and design their own monster or avatar. If you think your student would use this feature I can send home more information.

Please give me feedback on this new feature. I will continue to do student behavior charts in the back of each child's yellow folder until any issues with this feature are worked out. Thanks!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Homework, Newsletters, and Book Orders Oh my!

Hello everyone! I am excited to start off a new week of school here at Wilbur Elementary. The students have been great and we are starting to get into the curriculum. Tonight homework was sent home with students in a plastic homework bag similar to the one below.

Homework will be sent home every Monday and due the following Monday. Homework is optional but it is recommended to use it to help your child practice the skills he/she is learning in class. Today I also sent home our class newsletter and class calendar. You can also access a PDF version of both by clicking on the following link:

Book Orders! It is that time of year when book orders are sent home, all books are published by Scholastic. You can place your order by clicking on the Scholastic link below. Your books are then shipped to the school and I will send them home with your student.

One last thing, I will be sending home a bag with envelopes in it. These envelopes are for you to use for any money that you need to send to school for student lunches, field trips, fundraisers, or spirit wear. I am only sending home four envelopes to start but I can send home more if you request them. Please send me a note in your students yellow folder if you need more. If you want to make your own at home you can download the PDF file of the envelope labels.

I hope everyone has a great week and I will post again soon!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Second Week of School!

This week we learned about the letter M and the letter S. Students had a great time interacting with SMART board lessons, making Michael Mouse hats, learning the Tucker Sign for both letters, learning how to write each letter, and learning new letter sound songs. One of the students favorite songs was the Letter M song

We also recorded ourselves singing the letter M song. Students were so excited about learning the letter M song that I recorded them singing it during snack time one day. Take a quick listen, it is very cute! You will have to click on the link below and download the file in order to listen to it.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Keep checking back for more posts each week.