A new school year is upon us and with it comes new responsibilities and challenges. A new year means greater expectations. I want you to have a very successful 5th grade. I want your experiences this year to be positive ones. Knowing your role as a student and being able to work with your teachers will help you overcome any challenges you will face this year. Also, it will help you reach your academic goals faster.
Come to class with all materials (book, pencils, homework, etc.)
Students should copy agenda located on the board into their planners.
Be ready to learn. Set a good example for others to follow. The teacher is always looking for students to be leaders in the classroom.
Listen and follow directions. Ask questions if you do not understand something.
Using your time wisely in class will reduce the amount of unfinished work needed to be completed for homework.
Do not let your actions prevent others from learning. YOU are responsible for your own actions. You can play on the playground but a classroom is for learning.
Remain in your seat.
Raise your hand to get teacher's attention.
Be courteous to others. "Please", "Thank You", and "Excuse Me" are words that can really make you sound like a grownup.
There is an old saying that still holds true today: Treat others the way you want others to treat you.
Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself at all times.
No bullying. Words can hurt someone more than the sticks and stones do.