Welcome to LeBlanc Elementary and a new school year. I am looking forward to a successful year with your child. To insure this success, please discuss these rules and guidelines with your child and retain this for future reference.
Always have supplies ready when getting to school in the morning. It is very important that your child gets to school on time. Our bell rings at 8:10 a.m.
Homework will be put on the board everyday for your child to copy in his/her homework folder. Homework must also be done in that same folder. Finished classwork will also be put in this folder. Please remove all completed classwork each night. Also, please remind your child to check their homework folder each evening for assignments!
Reading – You will be asked to listen to your child read for 20 MINUTES EACH NIGHT, and to sign a “Reading at Home” log.
Spelling – Each evening there will be a spelling assignment for your child to complete, such as writing words two times each or writing sentences that include the spelling words. A trial test will be given on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Anyone making an A+ will not take the oral test on Friday.
Math - Math pages will be assigned from your child’s “Math” binder. This is a new way of teaching math that is completely different from first grade. We are very excited about this program. Your child will not only learn second grade math concepts, but will finally understand the answer to their favorite question, WHY?! In addition to the book we are asking that your child learn addition and subtraction facts to 20, by sight! All math homework will be in a sleeve in their homework folder.
Science or Social Studies - These courses will be taught about every other three weeks; three weeks of Science and three weeks of Social Studies will make up your child's grade for the report card. Study guides will be sent home.
Test papers will be sent home every Wednesday in LeBlanc Elementary yellow envelop. This envelop will contain all of your child's tests from the previous week. Please review the tests with your child and go over the areas where your child may be having problems. Along with the test scores will be a conduct report. The conduct report will have any conduct marks your child received and a conduct grade. This grade is used to figure the conduct grade for the report card. Please discuss your child's conduct grade with them and the importance of good behavior in the classroom. Please SIGN the conduct form and return on the following day!
We strive to use positive discipline in our classrooms. Your child will be rewarded for cooperation and hard work. Any student who receives less than four conduct marks during the week will be allowed to participate in the “Fun Friday” activity that will be taking place at the end of every week. We must all cooperate to provide a successful and meaningful learning environment.
A daily discipline log will be sent home every night to help you to keep track of your child's progress. If a rule is broken, your child will be given a verbal warning and a “W” will be highlighted on the child’s conduct report. If the behavior is not stopped, an rule will be circled on the conduct report and a consequence will follow. Each additional "circle" will also followed by a consequence. Each week your child will be given a conduct grade, which will be determined by the following criteria:
0-2 marks - Satisfactory
3 marks - Needs Improvement
4 or more - Unsatisfactory
The number of conduct marks will determine the grade for the nine weeks period.
1. Follow directions the first time they are given.
2. Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat.
3. Eyes front when the teacher is talking.
4. Change tasks quickly and quietly.
5. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
I hope that this information will help you and your child get off to a good start this year. I am available for conferences whenever you need to meet with me. You may send a note or call the school if you have any questions or concerns.
If you are able to donate any of these materials to our classroom I would greatly appreciate it.
· Expo Dry Erase Markers – used in our spelling center
· Primary Writing Tablets with dotted lines- used for handwriting activities
· Baby Wipes
Your Child’s Teacher,
Mrs. Shana LeBlanc