In Room 122, we strive to create a safe, positive, nurturing learning environment. First and foremost, we follow the Indian Trail expectations: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.
Specifically, our room will follow a basic behavior plan in which each child is responsible for making appropriate choices. Each day, the children will begin as "hang ten" surfers. This means they are following basic classroom expectations. If they go above and beyond, they may be moved up to "cowabunga" status - definitely an accomplishment to be celebrated.
Sometimes, surfers may encounter some "rough waters" in which a behavior warning will be issued to the child. They may need to take a break in a quiet area and think about their choices. If the behavior continues, the child will move to the "wipe out" zone. They may need to fill out behavior action plan to be signed by a parent. Specific consequences will depend on the situation.
Snacks: 122 is a peanut-free zone. Students may bring a healthy snack to eat during a designated snack time. Healthy snacks include fruits, vegetables, yogurt, or granola bars. Any snack not appropriate for school will be sent home in the student's backpack.
Water Bottles: Water bottles are allowed and encouraged!! Try to make the bottle as "spill-proof" as possible as we will be working with many materials during the day. Sports drinks, juice, and flavored water are not acceptable.
Toys: Please leave toys at home. We have plenty of hands-on materials in our classroom! If a child brings a toy from home, he or she will be asked to put it away. The child is responsible for the toy at school and on the bus.
Absences/Tardies/Transportation Changes: Please inform me of all known changes to the child's schedule. Notes in the student's BEACH folder will be checked daily. E-mail is another great option.
Birthdays: Birthdays are such a special time for the children and definitely something to be celebrated. Children should bring in a healthy snack to share if desired such as popsicles or fruit snacks. Pencils, erasers, or any other non-food item are a great alternative! Additionally, you are invited to read the child's favorite picture book to the class.