Mrs. Genovesi’s Homework Policy
Dear Parents and Families,
Home learning is an important part of your child’s school experience.
Supporting good work habits requires a joint effort. I will support your child and encourage good work habits at school. Your child will benefit greatly from your support and encouragement at home.
Please read the homework policy below and discuss it with your child. Then sign and return the bottom portion of this page to me. Be sure to keep this form for future reference.
· I will provide your child with a Daily Home Learning Folder.
· There will be a ‘Daily Communication & Home Learning Log’ to be kept inside the folder.
· The folder needs to be checked by the child and parent/family member each night.
· Each child is expected to spend 10 minutes (per grade level) each night at home practicing concepts that promote learning.
This means that 2ndgraders should spend a minimum of 20 minutes each night working on 2ndgrade learning concepts.
· I may assign the home learning activity and if so it will be found inside the folder, completed that night at home and returned in the folder the next day.
· If there is no daily assignment from the teacher then the child and family may choose how to spend the 20 minutes. It can be reading aloud to a family member, practicing math facts, weekly
spelling words, sight words practice, writing, etc. Parents will then write a description of what learning activities were completed and then sign the ‘Daily Communication and Home Learning
· I will be checking the Daily Folders in the classroom.
Following through with this procedure promotes learning, organization and responsibility. Before you know it, the Daily Communication and Home Learning Log will be a part of your normal routine! I do understand that there may be an unforeseen circumstance that arises and the daily learning may not get completed. If so, please contact me so that we can make
arrangements. If I do not receive notice from the parent about inability to complete the daily learning requirements, the child may miss recess in order to make up what was expected.
Mrs. Genovesi’s Behavior and Discipline Policies
Dear Parent and Families,
Your child’s success is very important. To create and maintain a positive learning environment for all students, I will follow the behavior and discipline policies below. Please read them and discuss them together with your child. Please keep this form so that you can refer to it in the
Daily Behavior Tracking
I have small sectioned posters in the classroom that are used to track student behavior.
Each child will have a small magnet or clip with their name or number on it. All children will begin fresh each morning on the section titled, “I am having a great day!” The goal is for your child to stay in this section the entire day.
If a child does not follow the classroom rules and expectations I will give them a verbal warning.
If the behavior continues, I will ask them to move their name/number to the next section that is labeled, “Warning! I need to make better choices.” If the behavior continues, the child will be asked to move their name/number once again to the last section and will recieve a consequence as well as speaking with me in efforts to resolve the issue. Possible consequences may include filling out a “Thinking Form” to assist them in identifying and understanding alternative solutions to the targeted behavior, staying in during recess, speaking with the principal about their behavior, formal citations, or other loss of privilege.
I keep records of the Behavior Chart and will communicate to parents on the ‘Daily Communication & Home Learning Log’. When you get the log each night inside your child’s folder, you will see a star or smiley face from your child if they didn’t move their magnet/clip. If your child was asked to move I will personally write to you about the incident. Most students can go all year without moving their name and are very proud of doing so!
We do not tolerate ‘put downs’of any sort. One of my favorite rules is:
The Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.