Dear First Grade Families,
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dana Lloyd, and I am honored to be your child’s first grade teacher. I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her full potential. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead. I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can send me a note or call the school at (304)-737-0133.
Each Monday I will send an outline of the week, except this week. Please post it at home to check it daily. Homework is due the day after it is assigned unless stated otherwise.
When your child is absent always send an excuse when your child returns to school. Missed work will be made up for days missed. If your child needs medicine at school, you must send a note explaining it (cough drops are medicine).
Our classroom rules are posted on our wall. As a class, we have discussed our classroom rules, which the students are expected to follow daily. On our behavior chart each student will begin the day with their star in green meaning “Ready To Learn.” A student had a wonderful day if he/she remained in green all day. When a student becomes off task, he/she will be given 2 verbal warnings (moving he/she star to yellow twice). If the behavior occurs a third time, he/she will move their star to orange, resulting in sitting at “Silent Table” during lunch time. Hopefully this shall never happen, but after sitting at the “Silent Table” if behavior persists a parent note will be sent home to be signed and returned to school the next day. If after given a verbal warning, time at “Silent Table” a parent note sent home, and still behaviors occur then the student will be sent to the office. After receiving 3 parent notes and/or a day in AAI (Acting Appropriate Instruction) is received, the student cannot participate in the positive behavior activity (PBIS) for the month.
Here are our Classroom Rules:
- Follow directions quickly
- Raise your hand to speak or stand
- Listen to the teacher
- Be safe, be kind, and be honest
- Respect others
I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year with you and your child!