Grading and Discipline

Students will meet me at the designated spot at 8:25 am every morning.  Students who are tardy will be responsible for checking in at the office and for getting the class assignments missed, from me.  If planning a vacation or a family gathering, students need to get homework from me before the trip.  All lessons are planned at least 2 weeks in advance.  There is no excuse for a student to miss work.

I grade on a 100 point scale.  Five percent (5%) of in-class assignments will be based on attitude.  This can either help or hinder their grades.  If a student has a piece of work that they are proud of, I have asked them to bring it to me to put in their file of their best work.  I will choose some of their work, but they can also choose some of their own favorites.  Assignments that have not been completed will be finished ruing the Fun Friday activity.

As a student, your child is expected to do the following jobs.

  • Listen and Follow the directions of the teacher
  • Do not socialize during class time (No Talking)
  • Listen when others are speaking
  • Doing their best work
  • Respect the teacher and other classmates
  • Right to succeed
  • Clean up at the end of the day

In order to maintain a productive environment, we must have and expect discipline from the students.  One of the toughest things for students in 4th grade is socializing.  Students must learn not to talk or socialize during class time.  Those activities are to take place during recess and lunch.  Discipline does not only have negative consequences, but also positive consequences if good behavior is shown on a consistent basis.

Positive Consequences:

Negative Consequences

  • Class Parties
  • Free Time
  • Recess
  • Prizes / Treats
  • Participation in the Fun Friday activity
  • Must Flip a Card (Green – Good Job, Yellow – Warning, Red – Opps!, No cards left – Principal’s Office
  • Loss of Recess
  • Loss of Participation in Friday Activities
  • Writing a report in the “I’m All Ears” book
  • Call to Parents