Room 104

Routines & Procedures

School-Wide Rules
  • School-Wide/Classroom discipline ensures that all students make good decisions about their behavior. The children will develop self-discipline, the ability to resolve conflict independently and peacefully. Everyone has the right to enter a classroom that is bully-free and nurturing. When we all work together as a team the children will benefit and be rewarded with a positive, loving, learning environment.
  • Rules
    • We will not hurt anyone on the inside or outside.
    • We will respect others, their possessions, and our building.
    • We will keep our hands, feet, and other objects to ourselves.
    • We will use acceptable attitude and appropriate language.
    • We will follow directions the first time they are given.
    • We will not prevent the teacher from teaching and other students from learning.
  • Rewards
    • In order to encourage positive behavior, the children will be rewarded with bucket items, notes sent home, stickers or small rewards (pencils, certificates, etc...).
  • Consequences
    • When classroom rules are broken, logical consequences will occur: 
      • They may include time away from the class, cleaning or repairing damaged property, written or verbal apologies, or a note written by the student to be sent home, signed and returned.
      • In the event that the student needs to be removed from the classroom to allow the rest of the class to work in a positive environment, he/she will be referred to the office to speak with Mr. Lenosky.

Morning Exercises
  • Every morning the students will enter the classroom and go directly to their seats. Once they are at their seats backpacks should be emptied and then placed in the student's cubbie. Coats should be hung neatly and lunches should be removed from the backpacks.
  • Students will order his/her lunch on the interactive whiteboard.
  • After the morning announcements, we will open our day with the "Pledge of Allegiance."
  • Students will quietly move to the calendar area for our "Calendar Showcase" (we will practice naming the date, days of the week, count by ones, twos, fives and tens, count money and use tally marks).
  • Our daily schedule will be reviewed and then the students will return to their seats to begin the day.


Take Home Folders
  • In order to facilitate the various homework assignments and paper flow that are a part of our everyday lessons, I've given each child a red "Take Home Folder."  The "Take Home Folder" should come home every day of the week, so please check your child's backpack daily.
  • Any papers that are placed in the "Bring Back" side of the folder need to be completed and returned. Please make sure that your child returns the folder the next day. 
  • Your child's behavior plays an integral part in his/her learning and growth.  Everyday he/she will earn a sticker on the "Communication Sheet."  If he/she chooses not to follow the classroom rules, the rule that was broken will be noted.  Communication is the key to a successful first grade year.

PTO Information
  • The William Penn PTO has gone "green". Please refer to their website for all information.

Absences
  • If your child is absent for more than two days and you would like homework sent home, please call the office and tell Mrs. Carter or leave her a message before noon.  You can also send me an email before noon.
  • When your child returns to school, please send an excuse with him/her.


Early Dismissals & Change in Transportation
  • Anytime your child has an early dismissal or change of transportation (e.g., being picked up from school instead of riding the bus), a note must be sent to school.  Please understand, for the safety of the children, they cannot be dismissed without written permission.

Homework
  • Homework is an important part of your child's learning process. It not only reinforces what they are learning in class but it also teaches them responsibility and discipline.  It is very important that your child learns good homework habits early.  Make sure your child has a designated homework area that is well lit and away from distractions.  Keep a box with scissors, pencils, erasers, and crayons nearby so that your child will have all the supplies that they need.
  • In first grade:
    • Students will be given a homework packet at the beginning of each week.  Please do not work ahead (I know how tempting it can be - I may not have taught the concept and I want to avoid confusion for you at home.)
    • Please return the packet on Friday unless otherwise specified.

Scholastic SeeSaw Book Orders
  • One of the great benefits of first grade is learning to read. Almost everything we do in first grade centers around reading. There is no better way to build up our classroom library as well as your home library than with inexpensive school book clubs! During the year, I will use Scholastic Book Club.  This club offers a variety of inexpensive books as well as a large selection of Beginning and Easy Reader books.
  • Every month, I will send home order forms for the club. The more choices I can offer, the better! Remember that participation in this club is purely optional. Since the book club prices are so reasonable, I feel it is worthwhile to offer it to the families who may wish to participate.
  • Each order form will be marked with the ordering deadline.  Please make sure to order online or return the forms on or before that date. When sending payment to school with your child, please send a check or money order made out to Scholastic, Inc. Put the order form and the check in an envelope marked clearly with your child's name.  
  • Online ordering is also a convenient way to place your order. Use the code J9Y29 on the website to place your order.

Special Area Schedule for Room 104
  • Monday
    • 10:35 - 11:00 - Library
    • 11:05 - 11:35 Health
  • Tuesday
    • 10:35 - 11:35 Art
  • Wednesday
    • 10:35 - 11:00 - PE
    • 11:10 - 11:35 - Library
  • Thursday
    • 10:40-11:10 - Music
  • Friday
    • 10:35 - 11:00 - PE
    • 11:15 - 11:45 - Music


Lunch Menu
  • Please click the link for the monthly lunch menu.
  • Lunches are $2.25/$2.80
  • Breakfasts are $1.60
  • Checks can be made to BPSD FSD or payments can be made directly to PayForIt.net