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Discipline Policy
Students need an environment that is conducive for learning. In order for this to occur, all students must learn and follow our classroom rules. Students spend the first week of school learning these rules, the rationale, and their consequences, and are given examples of positive actions to take.
Each day the students will write the color (green, yellow, orange, red, or blue) they received throughout the day in their student agenda. When checking the agenda for homework assignments, please note your child’s behavior for the day. We will initial all students’ agendas to let you know which color they ended on for the day. Please also remember to sign the agenda for your child if they receive orange, red, or blue. We want to know that you are aware of any issues and that your child is being honest with you about how their week is going. Students who consistently follow the rules are rewarded and praised for their good choices (Mustang Tickets, homework passes, notes/calls home, and/or special treats).
Quote of the Week!!
"Now is the time to be awesome,"
-Kid President
Class Rules
This year, we will practice the three “R’s.”

1.Be responsible for yourself and your belongings.
2.Be respectful to yourself, others, and school property.
3.Be ready to learn at all times.

Each day, students who are modeling the three “R’s” will be rewarded with “chance” tickets. As they receive their tickets, they will write their names on them and place them in the Chance jar. On Friday, we will draw several names from the jar. The more tickets students earn, the greater their chance to choose a prize from the jar. When we notice the class modeling the three “R’s” as a team, we will place a tally mark on the board. The number of tally marks received by the class at the end of the week will determine the number of names pulled from the Chance jar on Friday.
Mrs. Adair's Teaching Philosophy
To me, being an educator is such an important, challenging and rewarding profession that is centered on relationships. Teaching is significant because teachers have a direct impact on every person and every profession in our society. Teachers, along with parents, are responsible for training and equipping their students with the basic skills necessary to successfully perform a job, no matter what the job may be. However, not many people realize that a teacher's job extends beyond teaching a skill or subject matter. Teachers not only prepare students for the workforce, they promote good citizenship, reinforce values, nurture students, and cultivate students natural talents and abilities. Overall, teachers work hard to develop well-rounded individuals who become contributing members of our society. This is a tremendous responsibility. To accomplish this, teachers must build relationships with students and their families. Building relationships is an essential component of my personal teaching style. I believe that students need to feel comfortable working, exploring, taking risks, and learning. I want my students to think of our classroom as a second home, because ultimately it is! Therefore, I incorporate community building into my daily schedule. I take the time to build a personal relationship with each of my students, because I respect them as individuals and am concerned about their overall wellbeing, not just their academic success.
Furthermore, I encourage and facilitate relationship building among the students in my class. We take the time and effort to acknowledge feelings, celebrate successes, comfort friends, and assist with problem solving. Building relationships helps me get to know each student closely, as well as their personal challenges. Each school day during our morning meeting, my class and I take a few minutes to do an activity I refer to as “glad, proud, sad.” The only rule is that no one can comment on another person’s response. Students may share one thing they are either glad about, sad about, or proud about that has taken place since our last meeting. The range of responses is vast. Some days they are all generic… “I’m glad my team and I won our football game last night,” or “I am proud I made an “E” on my Social Studies test.” But every so often we have responses that allow my students to get things bothering them off their chests, and thus, letting his/her classmates know that they might need a few words of encouragement, like “my cat ran away and I am very sad about that,” or “I am sad because my grandmother is in the hospital because of cancer.” I do this activity for many reasons: to help the students get to know each other, to help myself get to know my students, to help the students get to know me, but most importantly to take a set time every day to let them express themselves to others, something some children may not get to do at home. Initially, students are encouraged to only share things they are comfortable sharing. It means a lot to me if they choose to share something with our class that might be difficult to say out loud. They also have the choice to “pass” if they do not feel like contributing to the conversation that day. It is during this time that I am able to reflect on how far we as a “team” have come throughout the year, something I hope they are able to reflect on as well.
To say that my job is rewarding seems inadequate. Watching my students grow from day to day is such a profound feeling. Watching my students take ownership of their work and their actions is remarkable. To know that I assisted in their growth and success even a little bit makes my title of “teacher” one of my favorite.