WELCOME TO 5th GRADE!
Teacher: Mrs. Hopkins
Contact: 532-9521 ext. 115 (may leave a message after hours)
www.ccs133.com (link on the webpage to contact me via e-mail
Homework:CHECK Class Dojo
Accelerated Reader: Your child will again be involved in the Accelerated Reader Program (A/R for short). EACH QUARTER, your child will be expected to accumulate at least 12 points each quarter. This will be through personal reading, teacher read-aloud, and Reading series stories. The 12 points will be equivalent to a double test grade in Reading. Your child will be able to accumulate as many more points as desired past the 12 points to use towards the “purchase” items at the A/R store.
S.T.A.R.—This is our school wide discipline incentive program (STOP, THINK, ACT, RESPONSIBLY). At the end of each nine weeks, those students who have qualified with responsible behavior will enjoy some type of reward (party, movie, game day…..). **Fifth grade students will be disqualified from participating in the S.T.A.R. party if they have received ten negative Class Dojo points, have been assigned a detention within the nine week grading period, have been sent to the office for a behavior infraction, homework negligence, or have repeated violations of the S.T.A.R Discipline Plan.
DISCIPLINE PLAN: In class we use Class Dojo to monitor our behavior. Ten negative Dojo points in any nine week period will result in a Level II detention. We also implement the S.T.A.R. school-wide discipline plan (see parent handbook).
1. Respect yourself. Respect others. Respect your environment.
2. Be prepared to learn.
3. Try your best. Never give up.
4. LOVE yourself.
Class Dojo Point Rewards
Assistant Teacher for the day
Teacher’s chair for the day
Classroom helper in a lower grade (1 period)
Bring a snack from home and eat it in class
The teacher calls parents to tell them what a great kid you are
Computer time (15 minutes)
Sit next to a friend for a day
Chew gum in class
Top Dojo Point earner gets lunch with the teacher!
Birthday Parties: Treats may be sent to school in the morning (to be passed out by the teacher) or brought to school at 2:45 p.m. ALL treats must be purchased from a store/bakery, or still in the original packaging. Please call me and let me know if you are bringing a birthday treat.
Box Tops for Education: Box Tops may be cut off participating food packaging and brought to school anytime to be placed in our Box Tops collection jar. Box Tops for Education now offers an application you can download to your smart phone. Just scan your receipt and it will automaticly add to our school's account. The class with the most box tops gets a pizza party at the end of the year.