Room 28 Information

 

 

Welcome to

Second Grade!

 

Mrs. Laura Huth

Buffalo Elementary

500 Sarver Road

Sarver, PA 16055

724-353-9577

 

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Art 1:20

Day 2: Computer 1:20

Day 3: P.E. 1:20

Day 4: Music 1:20

Day 5: Art 1:20

Day 6: Library 1:20 and P.E. 2:00

 

Special Area Classes

 

  • Computer: Mr. McGrath
  • Library: Mrs. Eiler
  • Music: Mr. Harris
  • Art: Mrs. Clark (Please send in a paint shirt in a Ziploc bag with child’s name on it.)
  • P.E.: Mr. Yard (Students will need to wear tennis shoes every gym day.)
  • Reading Inclusion: Mrs. Rabbitt (Weekly Schedule TBA)

 

School Attendance

 

  • Your child’s regular and prompt attendance at school is crucial to his/her success.
  • The best learning takes place when there are teacher/student interactions. Please view school as a priority. 
  • One excuse needs to be sent to school on the day your child returns. 
  • If you are planning a trip during the school year, make sure you have filled out the necessary forms from the office. All trips and vacations must receive pre-approval.

 

Parent/Teacher Relationship

 

  • I believe a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year, I will communicate with you through notes, phone calls, e-mails, weekly newsletters, progress reports, report cards, and parent-teacher conferences.  
  • Please contact me at any time if you have questions or concerns using the contact information listed on the front page. 
  • The best way to reach me throughout the school day is through e-mail, which I check as frequently as possible.

 

Parent Participation

 

  • Throughout the school year there will be various classroom activities and celebrations.  I encourage you to attend and support these functions when possible.
  • Your support of school activities makes your child feel important and sends the message that you value school.
  • Please let me know if you are interested in reading to the class, sharing family history, talking about your career, or making an art/craft project with the students.  I will also send notes and e-mails when I am in need of some extra help in the classroom.

 

Classroom Expectations

Be A STAR!

  1. Always follow directions.

 

  1. Stay focused.
  2. Try your best.
  3. Act safely.
  4. Respect others.

 

Classroom Clip Chart

 

Each day, students will begin on “Ready to Learn.” Students who follow the class rules will remain there. Students who follow the class rules and show extra effort and respect towards others will move up the chart. Students who do not follow the class rules will move down the chart. Your child’s behavior for each day will be indicated on his/her behavior chart.

 

  • You’re a Super Star! (Receive a star sticker.)
  • Rising Star (Receive a smiley face sticker.)
  • Ready to Learn (Receive a stamp.)
  • Warning (Receive a stamp and W.)
  • Lose Recess (No stamp and note from teacher.)
  • Teacher’s Choice (No stamp and note from teacher.)

 

Please remember that students who receive a Warning did not receive a consequence such as losing recess. Warnings are an important tool used to teach boundaries in the classroom and will be used frequently. Students who receive a Warning still had a good day. A Warning simply means your child needed an extra reminder about classroom rules and procedures.

 

Behavior Charts

 

  • Students will receive a new behavior chart each week to track behavior, record homework, and write a sentence about each school day.
  • At the end of each week, please review this chart, sign it and return it to school on Monday. Your child will be able to choose from the prize box on Monday if a stamp or sticker is received for each school day, the chart is signed by a parent, and the chart is returned to school.

 

Consequences

 

  • Partial loss of recess or privilege, no recess or privilege, call home to parents, write apology letter, talk with principal and parents
  • If an expectation is not met, the students will be required to write/draw about their actions and how to make better choices on a “Think Sheet.”

Rewards for Good Behavior

 

  • Praise, stickers, extra privileges, special rewards from the prize box
  • Marble jar rewards for good behavior from the whole class
  • Students will choose from the prize boxes when they fill their homework charts and when they return a completed and signed behavior chart.

 

Classroom Procedures

 

  • Pencil box: Please send in a pencil box/bag that closes and will fit in your child’s desk. Students may bring in extra pencils, erasers, crayons, colored pencils, or markers if desired but they must fit in the pencil box. NO SHARPIES.

 

  • Take Home Folder: BLUE FOLDER, Please check and send back EVERYDAY.
    • Please keep behavior chart, classroom expectations, spelling list, vocabulary list, and math flashcards (in brown envelope) in the Return to School side of the folder all week. Lists may be removed once a new one is given out.
    • All checked papers and notes should be removed from the Keep At Home side every night.
    • When in doubt about a paper or item, return it to school. I will send it home again if we no longer need it here.

 

  • Math Flash Cards: Will be used while learning addition and subtraction facts. Keep them in the provided brown envelope and return to school every day.

 

  • Snack: I DO NOT allow snack in my classroom. Please be sure your child eats breakfast at home or at school so he/she is ready to learn. Students may bring a refillable water bottle to school. Please only fill it with plain water. Drinks will also be available at the water fountain during class bathroom breaks.

 

  • Book Orders: Will come home once a month. Please do not send cash. Make checks payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.

 

  • Newsletters: Will be sent home every Friday (or the last school day of the week) and will be available on my web page.

 

  • Technology: I will use a digital camera in our classroom to capture special events that happen during the day.  The photographs will be strictly used for educational purposes.  Please inform me if you do not wish to have your child in photos.

Recess

 

  • NO handheld video games or electronics may be brought to school. Students are expected to play actively outside and cooperatively inside. 
  • Students need to have a coat, hats, and gloves during cold weather. 
  • Students who do not have a coat in cold weather will be kept inside.
  • No toys should be brought to school except items to be used during recess in active play.  We welcome donations of balls, jump ropes, board games, puzzles, etc. 

Birthdays

 

  • You may send in a treat with your child or drop it off in the office.
  • Treats may be a snack, drink, or both. Treats should be easy for your child to pass out. Please NO cakes or cookies cakes. Individually wrapped treats are preferred.
  • I truly appreciate when you limit choices. A box of assorted donuts can cause quite a frenzy in a classroom of second graders!
  • Please DO NOT send in any nut products due to allergies.
  • Summer birthdays may be celebrated whenever you wish during the year. Please let me know ahead of time.
  • Please use discretion when distributing birthday invitations. Birthday invitations may only be distributed in school if they are for the whole class, all of the boys in class, or all of the girls in class. 

Overall, I expect your child to be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn throughout this school year. I am looking forward to a great year of working with you and your child. Thank you in advance for all of your support!