Here are things I look for, when I grade your child's work.
~The paper is turned in on time.
~The paper demonstrates good effort.
~The name, date, student number, and assignment name or pg number are on the paper.
~The paper is neat. (minimal erasures marks and no doodling)
~It is complete. (All work is shown and answers explained in complete sentences, using punctuation and capital letters.)
I want your child to take pride in their work. Papers that do not have these items will be returned to your child for corrections, before a grade is given.
Being an Innovation School, Franklin has added the AVID program to our school. One of the main focuses of AVID in our school this year is organization. Students will be taking home their AVID Binders everyday and are expected to bring them back everyday as well. Please check the planner in the binder, as it has all the homework for the evening and please sign the planner every night. If a student forgets to bring their binder, they will clip down. If they lose the binder, they will need to bring $10 to replace the binder and spend recess and possible after school PASS time copying notes to get the binder back to where it was. If you have any questions about the binder, please feel free to ask. This is something new to our school this year.
Your child will always know in advance when a test is coming. If your child does poorly on a test, I may ask that you sign and return the work. Please send it to school with a signature the next day. That way you will know if there is an area that your child needs to give special attention to, and I will know you were informed.
Students may take an A.R. test on ANY book that is at an appropriate reading level. I have a “3 in 1 out” rule for AR tests. If students take 3 AR tests in their level, they are allowed to take 1 test out of their level (either above or below). Students should be getting 85% or higher on AR tests. Each quarter, students are given a point goal along with the 85% goal. Those students that reach their quarterly AR goal will receive an AR award at the end of the quarter.
Student Classroom Book Checkout
Students are given time to read for Accelerated Reader during the school day and should be reading 20 minutes every night. Students are asked to keep a book to read in their desk as well as at home. In the event that a student has finished reading a book, but has not been able to check out a new one from the library, I have my own classroom library from which they can pick books to read in class until they are able to check out from the media.
Our classroom rules are VERY simple ~ RESPECT.
R = Responsibility
E = Effort
S = Self Control
P = Perserverance
E = Empathy
C = Curtosity
T = Tenacity
Please make sure that your child has their
name on everything, they bring to school. Without a name on your child's items, I have
no way to identify them if they are lost.
Your child needs to have their supplies at school every day. A supply list can be found on the home page of the Franklin website.
Letters to Parents
From time to time, you may be receiving a letter from me concerning any number of school related issues. Often important letters get forgotten and left in back packs or desks. Please make sure to check for notes home in the orange folder in the AVID Binder.
I welcome the opportunity to speak with parents. After school, I am often supervising on the playground, planning for the next day, or have staff meetings that I must attend. Please call ahead of time and let me know if you would like to speak to me. I know your time is valuable, and I would hate to see you make a trip without getting to speak to me.
During the day, I am working with your
children and may not be able to come to the phone. Often times we are at the library, outside,
or somewhere else. If you are
unable to reach me, leave a message on my voice mail. In case of an emergency, call the office. They will relay a message to your child. Our Classroom phone number is 595-4041.
Parent InvolvementI welcome and encourage parents to participate. Studies indicate that students whose parents are supportive and involved in their education are much more likely to be successful in school. Our school has many wonderful activities that need your help. Becoming a member of our PTO group is a great way to participate in our school as well. Also, feel free to come into class for a visit. Please check with me in advance and let me know you are coming, just in case we are testing.