I have been teaching for 12 years. I have taught 2nd grade, Pre-Kindergarten and 1st grade. In my family I have an 8 year old littlegirl in the 3rd grade named J’Maalyah. I also have a fiancé who justfinished the police academy. Last, but not least, I have a littleShih Tzu named Nala.I teach Reading Recovery in the morning. In the afternoon I teachMath, Science and Health.
Be prompt Make sure your child arrives to school on time so they can be ready to learn when class beginsSchool Day Our school day is from 8:10 am - 3:10 pm. Students will receive a tardy slip at 8:20 amLeaving Early It is understood that emergency situations occur, but please try to limit picking up students early so that a full day of instruction is providedAbsences If your child is absent from school, please send a note to school when your child returns. Include the reason for the absence and the days your child was absent. If a note is not received, it will be counted as an unexcused absence on their report card.
Dismissal Our school day ends at 3:10 pm. Car riders, daycare, walkers and bus students have designated areas to dismiss Please be patient if you pick your students up from school by waiting Our goal is to get students dismissed quickly but most importantly safely
Uniforms are not mandatory but “strongly” encouraged!Polo Style Shirts and Spirit Shirts Polo style shirts can be worn any day for the week in the colors of: white, gold, green and red Sprit shirts can be worn on FridaysBottoms Khaki bottoms are worn with the polo style shirts and spirit shirtsInappropriate Dress No open toe shoes, flip flops or house shoes No sleeveless tops for girls Mohawks are prohibited
CHAMPS School-wide behavior expectations Posters for hallway expectations posted around the campus Classroom CHAMPS expectations and classroom rules posted3, 2, 1, 0 School hallways are to be orderly and quiet at all times Glover has a 3, 2, 1, 0 hallway expectation (show chart)Color Chart System Green means excellent day! Colors will be changed if the CHAMPS classroom and school expectations are not followed1st Grade Team Discipline Plan First grade team has a discipline plan to give students opportunities to correct behavior to prevent sending the child to the principal’s office If this plan does not improve the child’s behavior, the parent will be notified and the child will be sent to the principal’s office
For students with good behavior, there are school wide andclassroom incentives.Classroom Incentives 10 minutes of Free Time Fun Friday (treats, games, dancing, etc.) StickersSchool Wide Incentives Eagle Bucks Eagle Bucks Cart (can spend Eagle Buck money to buy items on the cart)
B.E.E. is an acronym for Bring Everything Everyday The B.E.E. binder is a 3 pronged folder that houses EVERYTHING students and parents need to keep up to date with what is going on at school in one folder They help students to establish good organizational skills that can carry on throughout their time in school. Bee books will be sent home every night. Please return them every school day.What Does The B.E.E. Book Hold? Money and notes pouch Behavior chart – to be signed DAILY Homework pouch Contact information Breakfast and lunch menu STAR Words cards (Sight Words) STAR Words Chart Class Schedule
What Are Tuesday Folders? Tuesday folders are school wide folders sent home with every child each TuesdayGraded Papers Each Tuesday your child will have graded papers in their Tuesday folderImportant Notes from the School and Teacher Glover sends home important notes from the school about events each Tuesday and papers that have to be signed and returned will be sent home in Tuesday folders and also in the B.E.E. Book
There are two designated restroom times to takerestroom breaks and get water as a class Please communicate if your child has a medicalcondition that may cause them to frequently goto the restroom In extreme emergencies the students will beallowed to go the restroom This system is put into place for classroommanagement, to limit classroom disruptions duringteaching, to keep students safe and to cut down ondiscipline issues that could occur
Why Do Homework? Homework is practice of skills learned and good review Homework is an expectation and non negotiableHow Is Homework Done? Homework should be done Monday-Thursday Homework should be done with an adult in case help is needed Please do not do homework for your child, allow them to do it independently and use a parent/guardian for a guide for help
Reading HomeworkMonday and Wednesday: Reading Comprehension WorksheetTuesday: Journal PromptThursday: Read by yourself or allow a parent to read to you Spelling HomeworkMonday : Write your spelling words 3 times eachTuesday: Write your spelling words in a sentenceWednesday and Thursday: Study your spelling words for test on Friday Math HomeworkMonday and Wednesday: Math WorksheetTuesday and Thursday: Math Worksheet/Activity/Game No homework is given on Fridays
Envision is a supplement to our mathcurriculum.If you would like to have your child reviewtopics learned during school online, pleaseindicate your preference on the sign-in sheet.
1st Nine Weeks September 20th2nd Nine Weeks November 15th Our Grading Scale3rd Nine Weeks • 100-70% = S January 31st • 60% or Below = N4th Nine Weeks April 25th
1st Nine Weeks October 25th2nd Nine Weeks January 10th Our Grading Scale3rd Nine Weeks • 100-70% = S March 28th • 60% or Below = N4th Nine Weeks May 30th
Reading Recovery serves children most at risk of reading andwriting failure. Reading Recovery helps students to developeffective strategies for reading and writing through individualizedthirty-minute daily sessions with a specially trained teacher.Children make accelerated progress in twelve to twenty weeks.The goal is for them to reach the average level in their classrooms.For students to exit the program successfully after 20 weeks, itis crucial for parents to read the books sent home with theirchildren daily!
First grade will take two field trips this year.One field trip will be in the fall and the secondfield trip will be in the spring.When the date and destination of our field triphas been established, a permission slip and notewill be sent home.
Parents are always welcome to help in our classroomand for the first grade team!Here are a just a few ways that you can help: Chaperone for field trips Donate items to the classroom Help make games for workstations Volunteer in the parent center to help laminate, cut out materials, etc. Help set up for programs and awards day Volunteer in our Classroom!
Fort Bend ISD’s Website provides links to curriculum, studenthandbooks and other valuable information. Go to http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us Click on the tab Student and Parent Information The links to right of the screen gives information to parents of various topics The Academics and Programs link at the top of FBISD homepage, shares all the programs in the district, including Reading Recovery http://www.fortbendisd.com/academics-programs
Please allow 24 hours to respond to emails and phone calls.How To Schedule A Parent Conference Please email, call or write a note to schedule a parent conference Please wait for a reply to make sure that a conference has been scheduled at your requested date and timeConference Times Monday, Thursday and Friday from 1:15 pm -2:00 pm If the time does not accommodate your schedule, please contact the teacher with a time that is suitable and within a reasonable time
Please allow 24 hours to respond to emails and phone calls.Teachers are always here to help parents in any waywith problems or concerns.We ask that any problems or concerns are addressedwith the teacher first and not immediately directed tothe principal.In the event that a concern is not resolved, please workwith the teacher to schedule a meeting with theprincipal.
Please allow 24 hours to respond to emails and phone calls.Email Email is the quickest way to reach us Ms. Bass- email@example.com Ms. Alexander- firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone The number to our direct phone line is: 281-634-8483 If a call is made before 3:45 pm your call will go directly to voicemail After 3:45 pm calls will ring in the classroomNotes You may write a note and place it in your child’s green Take-Home folder.
Go to http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us Click on the word Campuses (another menu box will open) Click on the words Campuses Websites Go down the page to Elementary Schools and click on Glover (Glover campus webpage will open) Click on the tab Classes Click on the teacher’s name By the word Navigation, click the down arrow and chooseResources. Click Go
for taking the time to attend Open House!We look forward to working with you and yourchild this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities!