Miss Namachar's Class
Rules for Miss Namachar’s Classroom
1) Listen the first time.
Listening the first time prevents confrontation and makes for a much more productive learning environment. Students will gain trust from the teacher, and the teacher will, in turn, give students more privileges and responsibilities.
2) ALWAYS tell the truth.
Learning to tell the truth is a difficult concept for young students, but the earlier honesty is learned, the better. Students who learn to tell the truth gain trust and respect from their teachers and their peers, and build stronger relationships with them as well. Telling the truth also prevents further confrontation and more severe consequences.
3) Be a friend, not a bully.
Bullying is not tolerated. In order for the classroom to be a safe place and a fun place, students must treat each other with kindness and respect. When students see someone being mistreated, they are encouraged to be a friend, not a bystander. They may invite someone to sit at their lunch table, share their belongings and games, or help with a task. Whatever the case may be, they must learn to accept each other for their similarities and differences. We all have feelings, and our feelings must be treated with care.
4) Treat everyone and everything with respect (the way you want to be treated).
Students are not expected to be best friends with every other person in the room, but they are expected to be civil with each other and treat their peers the way they, themselves, want to be treated. They must also treat their classrooms and their school with respect by keeping their desks neat, putting things back where they belong, and taking care of supplies.
5) Be a role model for others, and follow the rules.
Students are encouraged to be role models for their peers. By following the rules and demonstrating to others how to follow the rules, they are contributing to a fun, safe, and productive learning environment.
These rules are designed to uphold my classroom vision that students will be able to enter a safe and happy learning environment. It is my goal for students to treat each other with kindness, participate, and have fun while learning. My classroom will be a positive space where students will feel safe physically, socially, and emotionally. Here, students will build skills and values that will help them grow into healthy and productive individuals. By instilling these values in our children, we can contribute to creating a bright future for our children and making the world just a little bit sweeter.
My behavior system is primarily composed of a clip chart, which is widely used throughout our building. Students clip down for poor choices and clip up for positive behavior. The chart is color-coded, and the color on which a student ends his/her day is recorded in my grade book. Students are able to earn points for behavior and homework. The points translate to money, and the money can be used to purchase classroom rewards. Students may clip down on the chart as well as lose points and/or money for poor behavior or incomplete assignments.
It is my sincere hope to work together with parents to create an enriching classroom experience for our children. Together, we can work to successfully teach our children important academics, values, and life skills that will help them to thrive in our ever-changing society. My door is always open to parents and families who wish to take part in their child's learning experience.
As a learning support teacher, I am not responsible for having parents and relatives sign up for classroom parties, field trips, and other activities. In addition, because of state laws, all parents and relatives who wish to be involved in these activities must acquire clearances. However, I am always in need of help in other ways including IEP input, assisting your child with homework/assuring homework is completed, and classroom donations. Some items my classroom can never have too many or too much of are listed below.
It is my personal belief that students should not be overwhelmed by homework at the end of the school day or on the weekends. Therefore, any homework assigned will be simple and brief, or it will be part of a long term project or assignment. Please take the time to ensure that your child is completing the homework assignments on time. I have all assignments and due dates posted on the assignments page.
How You Can Help at Home:
I strongly encourage you to make everything a learning experience for your child. Allow them to participate in baking, shopping, and other activities that involve math, science, reading, and other concepts. Also, choose books to read at home. Read a chapter or two before bed, and model for your children just how fun reading can be. Encourage them to read by taking them to the library and allowing them to choose their own books. Dedicate time to practicing and reinforcing skills learned at school. If you are ever in need of ideas or resources, please do not hesitate to ask!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email or school phone. Please visit the top of this page or the staff directory for my email address and school phone number. Know that I am always available to help in any way I can.
Reading and Language Arts
Slippery Rock Area School District