You will receive a class buddy. You are expected to collaborate, tutor, assist and care for this student as you work through the curriculum. You will help and care for them and they will do the same for you.
We have a class blog. Everyday you and your family can see the fun things we do in class. As soon as your parents sign the permission slip we can start posting our classroom adventures.
You have the opportunity to receive a penny when you are caught doing good deeds and showing good behavior. When you earn 25 cents you may go to the class store. Then you get the opportunity to give your penny to another classmate until the entire class has earned 25 cents. Once the whole class has been to the store then everyone gets to earn 50 cents and go to the store again. This will continue throughout the entire year until we have all earned one dollar.
During the day when you see someone being kind, you will write your name down with a smiley face. If something happened that made you sad, you will write your name down with a sad face. At the end of the day behavior will be evaluated and discussed. You will use the words, "I liked it when you ....... It made me feel happy." Or, you will say, "I didn't like it when you ...... It made me feel sad." Your classmates will then tell you they are sorry, or they will say You're welcome. This will give you the opportunity to encourage your classmates in a positive class discussion.
You will have the opportunity to be our class V.I.P. When it is your turn you may bring a poster to school highlighting yourself. You will receive a reminder two weeks before it's your turn. You will have special responsibilities and opportunities during the week. The class will write about you and illustrate a picture of you.