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Contact Information:
 
Please feel free to contact me any time! I would be more than happy to sit down and meet with you to discuss your child's progress and/or answer any questions/concerns you may have.
 
E-mail: Katrina_Arnold@notes.k12.hi.us
Phone: (808) 483-7240 ext. 247
 
Classroom Website:
 
You can visit this website to find out up to date information, weekly homework assignments/projects, and see photos of what we've been up to in class! I will do my best to keep up with this, but sometime, things get a bit crazy when we're busy learning!
 
Also on this website you will be able to learn about any field trips and volunteers needed. I hope you find time to visit the site regularly as well as sharing it with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc.
 

GLO’s

Your child is being taught to exhibit scholarly behaviors, both inside the classroom and out through observable behaviors, such as student efforts, work habits, and behavior. Throughout the year we will continue to practice the Hawaii General Learner Outcome Standards and exemplify scholarliness.

The 6 GLO’s include:

1. Self-Directed Learner: The ability to be responsible for one’s own learning.
2. Community Contributor: The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together.
3. Complex Thinker: The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
4. Quality Producer: The ability to recognize and produce quality performances and quality products.
5. Effective Communicator: The ability to communicate effectively.
6. Effective and Ethical User of Technology: The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically.

 
Rules and Consequences:
I believe all students can behave appropriately in the classroom. I will tolerate no student from stopping me from teaching and/or any student from learning. In order to ensure a safe and nurturing environment, I will be utilizing the following discipline plan
 
Class Rules:
1. Be in class on time with books, supplies, and assignments.
2. Work quietly and use time wisely
3. Show respect to others and property
4. Listen to and follow directions
5. Work and play safely
 
Consequences:
1. 1st offense: verbal warning
2. 2nd offense: note in behavior log and partial loss of recess
3. 3rd offense: loss of recess and note home to parent
4. 4th offense: referral to counselor or administration.
 
If a serious offense occurs, the office will be notified immediately. Students with proper behavior will be rewarded through various means.
 
To encourage students, I will recognize appropriate behavior with individual, group, and class rewards. Individual students will be praised for their good behavior and will be rewarded with positive notes, stickers, or special privileges. On a weekly basis, groups may earn points towards a special treat or privilege for being cooperative, responsible and being prepared. Also, the entire class may earn treats or privileges for certain achievements as a class.
 
Curriculum:
 
Our goal is to teach students to be responsible for their own learning and become life-long learners. One way we achieve this is through our curriculum at Webling Elementary School, we use Reading Wonders and Achieve 3000 for language arts. For math, we utilize Go Math and iReady.
 
You can help us to have a successful school year and achieve our goals by reinforcing the importance of education at home. Here are some ways you can help your child at home:
 
1. Set a specific time and quiet place for homework.
2. Help your child organize homework materials.
3. Check and sign your child's agenda daily to ensure they have completed all assignments.
4. Read with your child and talk with him/her.
5. Encourage and support your child's efforts.
6. Communicate with teacher. Please keep me informed of what is going on at home. You may use the communication log located in your child's agenda.
 
Additionally:
1. Students need to be in the classroom by 7:45 A. M.
2. Please do not schedule doctor's appointments or vacations during school hours. Absences have a great impact on student achievement.
 
Homework:
 
Purpose: I believe that homework is important and can help students make the most of their experience in school. It can reinforce what has been learned in class, prepare students for upcoming lessons, develop responsibility and help students develop positive learning habits.
 
Frequency/Duration: Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday. On the average, assignments should take no long than 30-45 minutes to complete. In addition, your child will be doing independent reading for at least 100 minutes a week (students may choose how long to read each day based on daily after school schedules). **If a child does not finish his/her class work, this much also be completed at home, which may result in Friday night homework.
 

*Please review this Homework Policy with your child.*
As in previous yours, your child will have a school planner. At the beginning of every school day your child will copy down all homework assignments for that evening. Your child is then responsible for completing the assignments at home.

When your child returns to school the next day, he/she will need to turn in all assignments. If the assignments have not been completed, your child will need to complete them at recess, after school, or that evening at home. Incomplete assignments will be completed, he/she will then ask you to check the assignments and have a guardian sign the planner. This should be done nightly. Incomplete assignments will be highlighted so that you will know which assignments were not done. They will be crossed out by me when they are completed. If your child is unable to complete any of the missing assignments by the end of the week, he/she will have the weekend to complete them. If they are NOT received by the following Monday your child will receive a zero (no grade) for those assignments, which will affect your child’s grade on his/her report card.

 
Grading Policy:
Grading will be based on teacher observation, daily class work, homework, and tests and quizzes.
 

Grading Scale:

ME - 95% - 100%                               

MP - 75% - 94%

DP - 60% - 74%

WB - 0% - 59%

Participation/Homework - 10% Quizzes – 20%
Assessments – 30%
Projects – 40%

In addition to writing homework assignments in the planner, it is also an important means of communication between parent(s) and teacher. I will be checking your child’s planner in school. Please feel free to write me regarding any questions or comments you have also.

Grading throughout the year will be a reflection of your child’s efforts and performance in classroom participation, class work, homework, and assessments (tests, writing, projects, etc.). Also, if your child seems to have excessive homework, please speak with me. This may be due to the fact that the student is taking home too much unfinished class work and needs to focus more in class to get it done before going home.

 
Field Trips:

We will be going on field trips this year that are related to what we are studying in class and the Common Core standard. Going on field trips is a fun and essential part of your child’s learning experience and your child is expected to participate. Please remember that the field trip money is due by the date stated on the field trip form or else your child will NOT be able to attend the excursion. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

It is in you child’s best interest that we work together this year. I look forward to working with you to ensure a successful year for your child. Please discuss the classroom rules and consequences as well as the attached homework policy sheet with your child, then sign and return the bottom portion of this letter. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Library:

Please remember it is very important that children return their books on time every library day or at their earliest convenience. This year, your child may check out three books. If a child wishes to renew his or her book, he or she must bring the book back to school on library day. Returning a library book is considered homework. Damaged or lost books will need to be paid for. All 6th grade students need to have their fines and overdue/lost books squared away in order to walk for graduation.

Cafeteria Duty:

6th grade students will serve as cafeteria monitors on a rotational basis. Five students will report to cafeteria duty every six weeks or so to serve food during the lunch periods from 10:30am – 11:35am. Your child will be notified in advance when he/she will have cafeteria duty. Your child must wear closed covered shoes that day . Class work that your child may have missed will be reviewed with them but possibly will be sent home as homework.

 
 
Students' Responsibilities: Students should do their best (neat, complete) job on their assignments. They are expected to work on their own and ask for help only after they have given it their best effort. All students are responsible for turning in their homework upon entering the classroom.
 
Teacher's Responsibilities: I, or sometimes students (depending on the type of assignment), will correct homework. If an assignment is done incorrectly it will be returned to the student to be re-done. I will help the student at recess if help is needed.
 
Parents' Responsibilities: Parents play an important role in making homework a positive experience. Therefore, I ask that you please make it a top priority, set a daily homework time, provide necessary supplies and a quiet study environment, provide support, and contact me if you notice any problems. PLEASE CHECK ANY SIGN YOUR CHILD'S AGENDA NIGHTLY TO ENSURE THEY HAVE COMPLETED ALL ASSIGNMENTS.
 
Incomplete Work: If there is a legitimate reason why a student is not able to finish work, please send a note to school on the day the homework is due stating the reason it was not completed. The note must be signed by the parent/guardian. If incomplete work persists, I will contact parents so that we can work together on possible solutions.
 
Absence: Please notify the office staff at 808-483-7240 if your child will be absent. Your child will be responsible for completing the assignments that she/he misses during an absence. All absent students will receive an absent folder containing class work, homework, and handouts given throughout the day. Please notify me or the office staff whether or not the folder will be picked up from class or the office.
 
Please read and discuss our class homework policy with your child. I am confident that together we can encourage your child to have a positive and successful learning experience! Thank you for you support at home!


 

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