Welcome to our classroom...2nd grade with Mrs. Shaw
28th: Awards Assembly 9:30-10:00 in the cafeteria
29th - April 7th: NO School - Spring Break
8th: Welcome Back from Spring Break
24th: Secretary's Day
26th: ELAC Meeting @ 8:30 in Rm. 19
29th-May 20th: State Testing
3rd: Cinco de May Celebration 5:00-7:30 pm
7th: Teacher Appreciation Day
13th-17th: 6th grade Shady Creek
24th: Minimum Day-Dismissal @ 1:15
27th: Memorial Day- NO School
31st: ELAC Meeting @ 8:30 in Rm. 19
Morning in the Garden 9-11:00 am
Minimum Day-Dismissal @ 1:15
7th: Awards Assembly @ 9:30-10:00
11th: Minimum Day-Dismissal @ 1:15
12th: 6th grade promotion & barbecue
Minimum Day-Dismissal @ 1:15
13th: Field Day
Last Day of School
Minimum Day- Dismissal @ 1:15
20th: Office closes for the summer
Classroom Wish List
*Lysol (spray & wipes)
Scholastic Book Orders
Sometimes the right book is all it takes to nurture a child's love of reading. And ordering online makes it easier than ever to find that just right-Scholastic book for your child. Be sure to see the great selections in Lucky this month, including National Geographic Kids: Dog Finds Lost Dolphins! for only $1! You can browse and expanded collection of carefully selected titles for your child online.
When you place your order onlind, you'll help earn FREE Books for our class and you also get a $5 FREE Book Pick to use on your next Scholastic Book Clubs online order!
It's fast and easy:
Use our one-time class activation code ( L9-VHT) when you register
Thanks for helping grow your child's love of reading and for supporting our class!
8:30-9:10 Reading Groups
9:10-10:00 Language Arts
10:15-11:20 Reading Comprehension/standards review
12:00-12:15 Read Aloud
12:15-1:30 Math (Library 12:00-12:30 on Wednesday)
2:10-2:15 Clean Up and Dismissal
I hope that you and your family had a nice summer break. I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year. Together, we are a team, and my goal is to provide your child with the best education possible. Our combined enthusiasm and support is an integral part of your child’s success.
I have attached information that will help you understand the classroom policies, procedures, and expectations. Although these are the policies now, changes may need to be made, during the school year.
Please remember to use our classroom web page. The classroom web page will have information about our classroom and there is also a link for educational web sites, including Accelerated Reader and Saxon Math. I will be updating the web page throughout the year. You can access the web page by going to www.mjusd.com and on the left side of the page click on the link for schools. Click Olivehurst Elementary then on the left side again, click classrooms and you will find the link to the web page for Mrs. Shaw.
Due to current budget cuts, we are asking for some donations for students to use in our classroom. At this time, we are in need of boxes of tissue, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and pencils. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
It has been proven that good communication between students, parents, teacher, and the community improves your child’s education. Thank you once again for your time. Let’s work together to create an enriching, challenging, and caring learning environment for your child. If you have, any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at (530) 741-6191 ext. 5904 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please leave a message and a phone number and I will return your call as soon as possible. I am looking forward to a great year!
Mrs. Lisa Shaw
Every week a student will randomly be chosen to be the “Star Student.” Information will be sent home the Friday before your child is chosen as the “Star Student” with more details. The weekly “Star” will get a chance to share interesting information about him or herself. There will also be other classroom perks for the chosen student.
Your child will be given a homework packet at the beginning of the week. He/she is not to do all the work in one night. The cover sheet will inform you of the work assigned for each separate day. The homework packet must be returned daily inside the provided homework folder. The homework cover sheet must be signed by a parent or guardian each night, verifying that your child completed the assigned work. Unfinished classroom assignments may also be sent home as homework as needed.
We encourage students to practice basic skills (simple addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts) each night. Flashcards, timed tests, or computer games to practice these facts are suggested for 10 minutes each night.
Students will be required to take a spelling test and the weekly standard assessment on Fridays. Every six weeks your child will be given Edusoft Assessments which assess 2nd grade standards in language arts & math. Progress reports of students results will be sent home after all six week assessments have been scored.
We utilize the behavior chart system. Students are expected to follow the rules, which are as follows;
1. Make good decisions
2. Show Respect
3. Be a problem solver
Students are responsible for the rules, which are posted in the classroom, with the following expectations and consequences:
1. Outstanding (3 classroom credits can be earned)
2. Good Job (2 classroom credits can be earned)
3. Good Day (1 classroom credit can be earned)
4. Ready to Learn (expected behavior)
5. Think about it (warning)
6. Teacher Choice (consequence)
7. Parent Contact (a green note will be sent home with an expected parent signature)
Students will have the opportunity throughout the day to move up or down the behavior scale. As always, please call us if you have any questions or concerns. Students who are continually talking may also have to fill out a classroom yellow sheet. 5 yellow sheets during a week will result in a teacher consequence, 10 yellow sheets would require parent contact and 15 yellow sheets in one week would result in a teacher suspension from the classroom.
2011 Bullying Legislation
AB 746: Amends California Education Code Section 32261 (d) by adding "the posting of messages on a social network Internet Web site." to the current list of student behaviors:
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to encourage school districts, county offices of education, law enforcement agencies, and agencies serving youth to develop and implement interagency strategies, in-service training programs, and activities to improve school attendance and reduce school crime and violence, including vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership, gang violence, hate crimes, bullying, including bullying committed personally or by means of an electronic act, which includes the posting of messages on social network Internet Web site, teen relationship violence, and discrimination and harrassment, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment.
AB 1156: Amends California Education Code sections 32261, 32282, 32283, 46600, 48900, effective July 1, 2012
1. Encourages inclusion of bullying prevention policies and procedures in comprehensive school safety plans;
2. Requires the AG's Office and the CDE to contract to provide training in the prevention of bullying. Note: this law does not require districts to train their staff; the requirement is directed at State agencies to contract to provide the training.
3. Requires that a pupil who has been determined (by school personnel) to have been the "victim" of an act of bullying be given priority and/or additional consideration for an interdistrict transfer if the parent of the "victim" request a transfer.
4. Amends the definition of bullying to mean:
any severe of pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means fo an electronic act, as defined, including, but not limited to, sexual harrassment, hate violence, or harrassment, threats, or intimidation, that has the effect or can reasonably be predicted to have the effect of placing a reasonable pupil, as defined, in fear or harm to that pupil's or those pupils' person or property, causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health, causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance, or causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with hir or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.
AB 9: Amend California Education Code Sections 234, 234.1, 234.2 and 234.3 and adds Section 234.5, effective July 1, 2012:
1. Requires each site to add bullying to the existing anti-harassment policy;