Classrooms Happenings

Welcome to 1B! Please use this website to view Homework each week and important reminders.
Please check the "Reminders" Tab. I put a link on there for the skills covered  in our Reading Lessons.

Dear Parents,

You may soon be hearing a lot about “Green Behavior” cards from your child. It’s part of a system that helps students take responsibility for their own behavior in the classroom.

Here’s how it works: The class will follow our classroom rules for behavior. We have a chart to track their success. Everyone begins each day with  green “Good Behavior” cards in their pockets on the chart. Students who forget to follow the rules must replace their green cards with yellow, orange, or red cards.

A green card means “You’re doing great!”

A yellow card means “Warning! Pay more attention to your behavior.”  

An orange card means “You have a consequence.” (For example, a time-out or losing a privilege.)

A red card means this action will be taken: The teacher will call the child’s parents.

At the end of every day the children will receive a sticker for good behavior on their Behavior Chart.  At the end of the month, I will send the Behavior Chart home and you can see your child’s progress. The children that receive 20 tickets will get a prize. The second grade teachers use this system and it works great. The first graders will be well prepared by the time they get to second grade.

I’m hoping to teach the children to be accountable for their behavior. If a child gets an orange or red card, they can earn a yellow or green card back. This is a positive learning tool.

The children that are consistently following directions and listening will be rewarded daily.

I will still use the Grab Box. That is a weekly reward.

The children and I are excited to get started. We will begin on October 1st.  By conference time, you will be able to see your child’s progress.

Thank you for your support!


Mrs. Biancaniello

Cell phone policy

Parents, please review the Cell Phone/Text Messaging/Telephone/ and Internet Correspondence Policy with your children:

Cell Phones/Text Messaging/Telephone/Internet Correspondence
Students are permitted to have a cell phone at school but the cell phone must be turned off and kept in the book bag at all times while at school. Text messaging is never allowed. Violators will have their phones taken and only his or her parent must reclaim the cell phone in the school office. Utilizing any other form of communication, other then the nurse or main office, is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate detention.
The school telephone is for office use only. Students may use the phone only in the case of an emergency with the Principal's permission.  Permission WILL NOT be given to students to call home for forgotten supplies or to communicate social plans. Please do not request that a child phone home during or after school for any reason.  If it is necessary to communicate a message, the parents are expected to phone the school. The message will then be forwarded to the student. During the school day, students or teachers may not come to the phone to receive messages.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Attention Parents,

This year we are introducing a peanut and nut free table in the cafeteria. Please be advised it is not mandatory that your child sit here but they do have the option. If you would like your child to sit at this table please let your child’s homeroom teacher know. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you!