Classroom Procedures

A typical day in our classroom

Your child begins each day with a morning meeting. This is typically a community building time.  Next, the children participate in our literacy block.  We focus on reading strategies, guided reading, and writing skills.  Our afternoon focuses on math, science, and social studies.


The students have an opportunity to bring a snack each day.  Snacks that are healthy and able to be eaten with fingers are acceptable. The students usually eat while they are working.  This is why simple snacks work best.  The students will have their snack in the morning. The morning snack helps hold your child over until lunch.  

Sampling of acceptable snacks:  fresh fruit (grapes, apples, bananas, cut-up oranges, plums), peanut butter crackers, goldfish, dry cereal, graham crackers, pretzels, raisins, fresh veggies (no dip please), granola bars, cereal bars, bagels, cheese, PopTarts, etc.

Sampling of unacceptable snacks:  candy, chips, chocolate, donuts, cookies, juice boxes, anything that needs to be eaten with a spoon, fruit roll-ups, Doritos, Cheetos, etc.


Water Bottles

Research has shown that drinking water frequently helps increase the ability for the brain to learn.  For this reason, water bottles are allowed in class.  Be certain that it is a spout water bottle and not a twist off cap.  Due to hard floors, it is helpful if the water bottles are plastic so they will not crack when dropped.  Also be sure it is labeled with your child's name.  Please remind your child to periodically bring it home to be cleaned. 


Home Folders

These folders are my way of communicating with you each day.  Any information that is sent home should be in your child's home folder.  I ask that you look through and sign the folder daily, whether there are notes or not.  This gets you and your child in the habit of opening the home folder every day.