Classroom Information

Contact Information- My email address is racheladams@lowndes.k12.ga.us. You can also reach me at the school, and I will return your call as soon as possible. You may also text me at (229)561-2332. My planning time is 9:50-10:35.

Class Dojo- I use Class Dojo for behavior. Your child can earn positive "dojos" and also receive negative "dojos". I love using this app because you can immediately know how your child's day is going and what they have done to receive positive and negative marks. I also use Class Dojo to send messages about what is going on in our classroom. You can message me, and I will immediately see this because I always have this visible and easily accessible. This is also the place I post videos and pictures of things that are going on in our classroom. Each night, check Class Dojo and initial on your child's behavior chart.

Daily Folders- Your child's behavior chart will be in the front of his/her folder. Please initial each day. If you need to write me a note or send forms to school, please place them in the front pocket of your child's folder. Completed work for the day will be in the back of your child's folder. Reviewing this work with your child would be very beneficial.

Homework- Your child works so hard during the day that I do not give much homework nightly. Usually, the homework that is sent can be completed with 10 minutes. The homework is over content that has been taught in class so your child should not struggle with it. If you ever have questions about what is given, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Accelerated Reader- Students will be allowed to check out books daily. Please read each book with your child nightly. After reading the book, the students will take a comprehension test on the computer. Each child will have a goal, and once that goal is met, students will be able to participate in the AR party.

Exploratory- We will have Exploratory from 9:50-10:35 each day. Please not that on PE days, the students must wear gym shoes. Our schedule for Exploratory is Monday-PE, Tuesday-Group B-Art/Group D-Music, Wednesday-PE Thursday-Group B-Music/Group D-Art, and Friday will be a rotation of the exploratory classes. Each month, a new calendar will go home with the exploratory schedule.

Birthdays- Birthdays are so special. On your child's birthday, you may choose to send in a treat to be enjoyed by the students at lunch or recess. Our snack time is at 10:00 and our lunch time is 12:23-12:53.

How can you help? You are always welcome to come visit our classroom. You can come and read to the students, and I will send out a message on Class Dojo if I am in need of things for the classroom. I love getting to know my students, but I also love getting to know their families. You are such a huge part of them, and therefore, YOU mean so much to me. Please always come to me with anything that you need. I feel we are partners in your child's education. I couldn't do it without you.