As you are all probably aware by now we had 8 more students added to our roll. It's like starting over like the beginning of the year. We have to reteach rules, procedures and expectations. We have new seats or new class members at our tables if we did not move ourselves. We are putting into place a few different management techniques. We have cards by our desks. They are Blue (E), Green (G), Yellow (S), Orange (N), Red (U). We did a warmup for two days this past week getting used to following rules the first time requested and follow the classroom rules and procedures with fidelity to maximize the learning time for all students. Everyone was beginning on Blue those two days. However, beginning this week students will begin on Satisfactory (Yellow). That way students will show how they have demonstrated Good and Excellent behavior and be able to move up and if poor choices are made they will be moved down. Students may always improve and move up at any time during the day. Each day they start over anew. I will mark the ending color indicating their behavior choices at the end of the day on the calendar in their homework folder. At some point, I hope to let them color the square and I will initial to confirm but for now, I will be writing and initialing it.
As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please do contact me directly. I am here to work in tandem with you to help your child reach their full potential and achieve success in First Grade.