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Miss Anna Suminski

Management Plan
2nd Grade Classroom

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.


Table of Contents
Table of
Part I. Classroom Organization....
Physical ........3
Record Keeping Procedures. 4
New Students in the Room ...4
Keeping the Classroom Orderly/Keeping Students Organized and Desks Clean 5
Display Student Work.. 6
Part II. Disciplinary Policies and Professional Ethics
Establishing Initial Group Rules/ Expectations ...6
Consequences for Breaking Classroom Rules. 7
Rewards for following Classroom Rules .7
Student Disrespect to Me or to Other Teachers... 8
Student Conflict on the Playground .8
Lack of Motivation in Class .9
Student Tardiness .9
Student Disruptions During Class and Students Offending Others 10
Cheating ..10
Contacting Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) and the Principal ..10
Defiant Behavior .10
Professional Ethics ..11
Part III. Classroom Routines and Procedures
How to Teach Students to Follow Classroom Routines and Procedures 11
Opening Routine/Attendance ..12
Student Sharing... 12
Room Helpers .12
Field Trips... 13
Homework .. 14
Handing in Papers... 14
Activities for Students if They Finish Early ...14
Announcements ..15
Dismissals ...15

Bathroom and Drink Procedures 16
Absences 16
Communicating with Parents .17
Parent Conferences 18

Purpose: There is no greater tool to have in a classroom than an effective

management plan.
Task: You have just been hired as a new Second Grade teacher. Your new
principal wants a copy of your management plan to keep in the office and
incase parents or substitute teachers have any questions.
Part I: Classroom Organization
A. Physical

When I started to design my future classroom I started with the students
desks. I placed the desk towards the front of the classroom facing the white
board and overhead screen. This will be easy for all of the students to see
the material on the board at all times. The desks are staggered so students
will not have to look over one anothers head to see the board. Next I placed
the teachers desk, teacher storage, phone and computer all in one central
location. This will make it easier for a teacher to keep track of their
belongings. I also made the desk in the back right corner so the teacher can
keep an eye on the room at al times and never have her back facing her
students. There is also a clear view of the door, students desk, and all work
centers. I put the class rug and in the back of the classroom, but by the
reading area. This way students can spread out on the rug when they read,
but still be located right by the books. There are two large comfy chairs for
the students to sit and read in. The different centers are located in the
middle of the room. I did this so everything could, somewhat, be centrally
located. I did not include a restroom in my classroom because I have never
seen a bathroom inside of a second grade classroom. I think allowing the
students to exit the classroom and walk to the restroom gives the students a
sense of responsibility and freedom.
B. Operational
Teacher Record-Keeping Procedures
I will keep my student records on the computer (electronically) and manually
in a book just in case. I think having them electronically will be easier for me
to manage because all of my grades can be on one
document. I will also have a harder time loosing
computer then different pieces of paper! This will
also be easier for me to share grades with parents
when they ask for a progress report. I can send the
parents a copy of their students assignment
completion and grade so they can have the
information when they talk to their child about how
they are doing in school. I will make sure to have a
hard copy of grades as well because my computer
could crash and I think it is important to have a back
up. This also allows me to take quick notes and assessments without having
to be on the Internet. So I will use a mixture of the two because both have
New Students in the Classroom
Being the new kid can be scary or intimidating. I want to make sure that from
the time that new student walks into the door to the time that they leave to
go home they feel like they are in a safe and loving environment. Hopefully I

will have notice that my class will be receiving a
new student. If I am informed I will make sure
the students know we are getting a new student
so they are not shocked when he or she walks
into the classroom. I will share as much
background on the student that I have with my
class so they can think about things to talk
about with their new friend.
On the day the new student comes to my classroom I will place the welcome
banner up in the classroom like I did on the first day of school for the rest of
my students. We will all gather on our classroom rug and I will introduce the
new student to the class. The student will get a chance to share with the
class what their name is and where they used to live. If the student is
comfortable they can share out a few fun facts about themselves and the
students can ask him or her some questions! This will hopefully make the
transition less awkward and allow the students to get to know each other a
little better.
After the student introduces himself or herself the students will say their
name and their favorite part of our classroom. This will let the new student a
little bit about them. The students will all be wearing nametags and so will I.
This will help everyone through out the day because things can easily be
forgotten! We will then inform our new friend about our classroom policies
and procedures. I will let the students share with our new friend what
anything that they think he or she should know about our classroom. I will fill
in what the students do not tell our new friend. This will also help remind the
students of what they are suppose to be doing daily.
After the initial introductions the students will return to their desks or tables
depending on what we are suppose to be doing at that time. I will introduce
the new student to their class buddy who will be helping them through the
day. I will show the student to their desk and show them where their cubby
is. If the student has any questions this is time that they can ask me! From
here the new student will stick with their buddy and go through the daily
routine with that student. I will explain what we are doing and why we are
doing it along the way. The student will also receive a class newsletter from
the month before and the month to come, a contact slip for the parents to fill
out, and the teachers contact information.
Keeping the Classroom Orderly/Students Organized and Desks Clean

I would have a fun search and find for the students to
participate in! This will help them find out where
everything in the classroom and where everything
should be put away after it is used. It also allows
students to see what belongs in what section of the
classroom. This will help to keep us organized and
keep things in their proper place. Students will be held
accountable for being able to locate and put away
things like games, books, jackets, lunch boxes, etc.
There will be labeled bookshelves and bins for all
different types of items in the classroom. The students will find their things
when they are participating in the search and find. Everything thing will be
clearly labeled and proper placed so all students can reach it.
We will clean the room every Friday after recess. As the days go through the
week we will pick up appears we see on the floor and keep the room neat,
but Friday will be our cleaning day. This is the time we will make sure that the
games are where they are suppose to be, books are put away on the right
bookshelf, papers are put away in our take home folders, etc. We will also
clean our desks every Friday. It is important that students keep a neat
workstation. I think it is easier to focus when there is not clutter in your
workspace and this will also help us keep the number of germs to a minimum
in our classroom, if that is possible! We will use shaving cream to clean our
desks, while practicing our spelling words! The students will get a small
amount of shaving cream to put on their desk, which will help clean away the
marks on the tables. The students will practice spelling their words for that
week and then wipe the shaving cream up before we take our tests. We will
also have household cleaning wipes for the students to use for their chairs, I
think if I keep all of my belongings organized, my desk free from clutter, and
clean the students will do the same. Monkey sees monkey do is a saying that
comes to mind. I want to lead by example. It is not fair to expect the
students to stay organized and keep the room clean if I am not doing my part
as well.
Displaying Student Work
On the first day of school I will take a picture of each one of my students and
I will have the write or trace their name depending on their different abilities.
The students will be allowed to decorate their name sheet. Once they are
done I will print each students picture and put it together with their name. I
will place the name and picture above each students cubby. This student
work will stay up for the whole year and it will also be helpful for us to
remind us of names.

Students work will be displayed ALL over
the classroom and in the hallway for
everyone to see. This will allow the
students to take pride in the classroom
and be proud of what they have
accomplished. Students seem to try harder
when they know that numerous people will
be seeing their works. I will make sure to
put up different drawings the students create, samples of their writing,
assignments they complete in math, science, social studies, hand writing
worksheets, spelling tests, etc. I will have a bulletin board in my classroom
just for the students work. The students will also get somewhat of a say in
what I display in the classroom. I will give them the option between two
different pieces and they can pick the one that they like best. Every two
weeks we will add and take away different pieces of student work so the
students can continue to see the good work they are doing. This is a way to
build the students confidence and it allows me to praise the students for
their hard work. If a student does not want their work displayed it does not
have to be, but every student will have the chance to have their work be
displayed for the whole class to see.
Part II: Disciplinary Policies and Professional Ethics
Establishing Initial Group Rules/Expectations
I will front load the first two weeks of my class. As a class we will take the
first two weeks of school to spending time learning the procedures, rules,
expectations, consequences for our classroom, and set up boundaries. This
should help the student become familiar with everything and hopefully make
the rest of the year run smoothly.
Consequences for Breaking Classroom Rules
The students will know the consequences for breaking
the rules because we have specially gone over them for
the first two weeks of school. The consequences will
also be posted in the classroom clear for everyone to
see. The first time a student gets in trouble they will get
a verbal reminder of what the consequences are for
breaking the classroom rules. I will put a W next to their name for the day.
This will help me remember if the student has caused trouble that day and I
can look back at all of the other days and see if there is a pattern to their
misbehavior. The second time the student breaks the classroom rules they
will get 5 minute of their recess taken away or they will have to stand on the
wall for 5 minutes. I will place an X next to the students name. IF the

student continues to misbehave they will go to a buddy classroom and sit in
that teachers room for 10 minutes. This is something that I will already have
worked out with a fellow teacher and a policy that the office will be aware of.
The students parents will get a call home after school and I will send a letter
home with the student informing that parent why the student missed part of
recess, or the whole recess depending on the severity of the students
actions, and the parent will be required to sign the slip and send it back to
the teacher. If the student continues to disrupt the busy teachers class or
does not cooperate they will be sent down to the office, the students
parents will be called right away, and a parent conference may be scheduled
as well. This will help us address the students behavior and get down to the
bottom of the misbehavior.


for following
Classroom Rules

I think it
is important to
to do the
is the
thing to do. I do
not want
my students to rely
on praise or a reward every time they do something respectful or follow the
rules. I will emphasis the importance of being a good friend, being respectful,
and following the rules. I so understand that rewards do motivate the
students to and extent. With this in mind I will keep a glass jar on my desk
and a box of marbles. Every time I see the students do something kind or
really follow directions I will place a marble in the jar. Once the jar is filled
with marbles the students will receive a class reward. The students can win a
pizza party, pajama day, an extra hour of indoor recess, an ice cream party,
or they will be allowed to brig in their favorite board games and we will play
them for an hour. This will hopefully motivate students to stay on task
because they never know when I will be watching or when they will receive a
Students Disrespect to Me or Other Teachers

I will not tolerate disrespect towards other students, staff members, or

myself. I think students look to one another and myself to see how to act. I
will always be respectful and hold myself to a high standard. I will make sure
to NEVER disrespect a student, a parent, or another staff member because I
do not want my students to ever do this either. I will talk about the
consequences for disrespecting students, staff, and the classroom in the first
two weeks of school. During this time we will also get to know each other as
a class. I hope during this time we can foster a relationship that brings our
class together as a family. If we create a sense
of community it will be hard for the students to
disrespect someone they care about. I do
understand that family members do fight
Students who disrespect anyone in my
classroom will follow the same consequences
as before (warning, loss or recess, and sitting in
a buddy classroom for an extended period of
time.). Students will write a letter to the person the disrespect explaining
how they disrespected that person and an apology to that person. The
student will deliver this letter to the person they have disrespected. I will
have a min conference with that student and try to figure out what was going
through their head when they disrespected that person. I will try and figure
out if there is some underlying issue to explain their behavior and I will
explain to them why we do not disrespect each other. I will also call the
parents to let them know what has happened in class and keep them up to
date on the students behavior. I will also remind the student that our class
and school are a family and comminute of people that want what is best for
them. I will continue to work with this student until they can demonstrate
that they understand what it means to respect the people in our building.
Student Conflict on the Playground
Conflicts on the playground can carry into the
classroom. When at recess I will make sure to
keep an eye out for any altercations. I will approach the students and we will
use something called the 1,2,3 policy (modified from Elyse Webb). 1- Take 1
big deep breath 2- The students should try to use their problem solving skills
to work out the problem. 3- If the students cannot solve this problem on their
own they should get some perspective from the teacher. This allows the
students to try to be self-sufficient and take on some responsibility.
Lack of Motivation in Class

If I am no interested and engaged in that and activities how can I expect my
students to be engaged and motivated to learn? You cant! As a teacher I
need to know my students strengths and weakness. I need to know what
they are interested in and how to keep them engaged. At the beginning of
the year I will give my students an interest
survey. This will allow me to see what they
like and what they dont like. I will try to
make each lesson and activity as enjoyable
as possible. I think a positive attitude can
go a long way. There will be times when
students do not want to do what we are
doing that day in class. It is mu job to find
out way. There would be an underline
reasons why that student does not want to
complete an assignment. Maybe that student did not get enough sleep or
something happened at home the night before. I am a human too so I
understand that things happen and you are not always focused, but I hope to
excite my students!
Student Tardiness
Sometimes students miss the bus, mom or dad is running late, the weather
messed up your plans, you have a doctors appointment, or you get sick.
These things happen all the time and you never know when something might
come up. In second grade it is snot often your fault for being late so I will not
penalize the student for being late, unless I have proof that they decided to
skip class. I will follow my schools attendance and tardiness policy. If
tardiness becomes a problem I will schedule to meet with the parent or
communicate with them somehow to see if there is a problem with getting
the student to school on time. We will work together to make a plan that
benefits all parties involved. I will keep a record of all tardiness in my class.
After a student is tardy 3 times I will send a note home to the parents letting
them know that the student has been late on three separate occasions. The
student will need to get the slip signed and return it the next day. The
student will not intentionally be penalized, but being late constantly may
cause them to fall behind the other students. I will express the concern to
the parent


Student Disruptions During Class and Students Offending Others

We will follow the consequences displayed and talked about in the first
couple weeks of school. Students know what is expected of them and what
will happen if they disrupt the classroom. If I start to notice a little chatter I
will move myself over to where the talking is coming from. Hopefully my
presence will stop the chatter all together. If this is not the case once I let the
students start working on the task at hand I will talk to the individuals
chattering privately. I do not want to draw attention to them. This is where
the students will get their warning and told if you continue to talk while you
are suppose to be paying attention to the whole class you will sit inside for
the first 5 minutes of recess. Make sure to follow through with your stated
consequences. This will show students how serious you are and that the
rules are not to be broken. If the student continues to disrupt talk to them
while they are sitting in for recess. Ask them if they have any questions
about your policies and why they ignored your warning. Remind the student
of the classroom polices. If they cooperate let them go out to recess and do
not hold this disruption against the student for the rest of the day, have a
fresh start for the student when they come in from recess. If the student
does not cooperate go to step 3, which is sitting in a buddy classroom.
I will look to see what the school policy for cheating is and incorporate that
into my classroom. I personally will have a ZERO tolerance policy in my
classroom when it comes to cheating. Students will be introduced to this
policy in the first weeks of school. Cheating will be considered as trying to
take someone elses work and claim it as yours. If this happens the student
will receive a zero on the assignment and a phone call will be placed home
with the parents.
Contacting Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and the Principal
I will have open communication with the parents in my classroom and the
principal. The principal and parents are always welcome in my classroom.
The principal should feel free to stop by our classroom and they should be
able to see what we are working on that day. I do not imagine having many

problems where the principal needs to be involved in my classroom, but I will
keep open communication with them. I will however inform the parents of
any incidents that happen in the classroom. We will also have open
communication and constant contact through phone calls, emails,
newsletters, take home folders, written notes, and parent conferences.
Defiant Behavior
Defiant behavior such as ignoring my
instructions or goofing around in class has
already been addressed above in consequences
and student disruptions. If a student did become
violent in the classroom or a danger to
themselves, myself, or the other students it is
important to have a plan to put into action.
If a student becomes violet in my classroom I
ask the other students to step out into the
hallway. I will have already worked out a plan for
them to go to my buddy teachers classroom.
This is where they will stay until the defiant
behavior is under control and it is no longer a
threat for them to be in the room. I would have
my line leader tell the buddy teacher to contact the office and let them know
what is happening in my classroom. They will have a copy of my policy and
will know that my students will be in another classroom. The office would
then send down the appropriate people to my classroom to help handle the
situation at hand. Again open communication with the office is key to
classroom success.
Professional Ethics

It is my goal to conduct myself professionally while I
am in and out of the classroom. I will not participate
in anything that could reflect poorly in my students,
my school, or myself. I will abstain from things like
parent fights, rumor spreading, staff cliques, slander
against a student, parent, or staff member, etc. I will
remove myself from these types of situations.
Instead I will focus on create lasting professional and
respectful connections with my peers and parents. This will allow me to
effectively do my job and be the best educator I can be. If I do not agree with
what the principal is saying or asking me to do I will personally take time to
meet with them. Hopefully we can come to some sort of agreement or
compromise where both of our voices are being heard. If I do not get along
with a colleague I will still be respectful towards them. I will try not to put
myself in a situation where things might be heated.
Part III: Classroom Routines & Procedures
These are things that students will extensively go over the first few weeks of
school. Not all of these things will be mentioned, but students will practice
our everyday classroom routines and procedures. Practice makes perfect!
Opening Routine/Attendance
Some students walk to school, some ride their bikes, others take the bus,
and some are dropped off at the school. Students will arrive at school at all
different times. My students will come straight to the classroom, unless they
have business in the office. When students get to the class they will take off
their jacket and backpacks. They will place them in their cubby and get out
the materials they need from their backpacks such as their planner, folder(s),
assignments, and pencil bag. If a student has a cold lunch they will put it in
the cold lunch bin to be carried down to the lunchroom. If the students are
getting hot lunch they will find the stick with their name on it and put it in
either one of the buckets indicating the lunch choices for that day. This will
quickly help me take attendance because I can look to see who hasnt placed
their stick in the appropriate place. I can then scan the room to see if they
number of open seats matches the number of sticks left. This is also the time
for students to get a drink of water, sharpen their pencil, or use the
Once the school wide announcements start students are expected to be in
their seats. At this time I will take the lunch count and enter in attendance.
After the school announcements we will have our class announcements. My
mail helper will take the attendance and lunch count down to the office. The
rest of the students will turn in their assignments to the turn in bin and copy

down the appropriate information into their planners. We will then start
Student Sharing
If a student has something that they want to share with the class they will
have to wait their turn and raise their hand.
Students know that it is not polite or
acceptable to just blurt things out in class. If
students have something more than just a
thought they want to share with the class, for
example a native dance or a book written in
the L1 (first langue) we will have to sit down
and schedule a time for this to happen. There
will be plenty of opportunities in class for
students to share their thoughts, answers,
opinions, and examples of work.
If my students are having trouble sharing one day I can use Popsicle sticks.
Each stick will have a different childs name on it. I will put the sticks in a cup
and pull out one stick at a time. When I pull out the stick the student whose
name is on that stick will have to share an answer to the question we have
been talking about. These have been called fair sticks as well. The name
comes from the teacher not specifically calling on a student they want, but
everyone has the equal opportunity to be called on.
Room Helpers
There are many different benefits of having classroom helpers! This gives
everyone in the class a sense of responsibility and allows them to be involved! It
also helps create a community because each job needs to be completed in order
for us to have a successful classroom. This will also help me out as a teacher with
some minor details and take some responsibility off of my plate. I will make sure to
go over the guidelines for each job at the beginning of the year in the first two
weeks. The students will hold one job for a week and then we will rotate. This is
unless a student cannot handle the job they are assigned. In this case we will
make other arrangements for a different student to take that job. The jobs that will
be in my classroom include modified from (Dori Hauser, Kisha Barnes, and
Jackie Schneider):


Mail helper: they will be in charge of putting back

worksheets in students mailboxes.
Calendar helper (1 student): this student will
help the class go through what day, month, and
year it is and help record what number day of
school it is.
Lunch carriers (2 students): two people will help
hold the bin that carries the cold lunch boxes in it to
the lunchroom.
Secretary The secretary takes notes for class
discussions or speakers.
Equipment Manager This person helps with computers, visual
equipment, and audio equipment.
Fireman This person shuts off the lights and closes the door when a
fire alarm sounds. She/he can tell the office when we are all out of the
building. Also, can turn off lights and shut door when we routinely
leave the building.
Clean Up Crew This person helps clean up the floor at the end of the day,
keeps the board clean, and washes tables in the lunch room after lunch is"
Zoo Keeper This person cares for animals in the room.
Librarian He or she checks on bookshelves each day to make sure they are
Office Runner He or she takes out attendance to the to appropriate place
and runs errands for the teacher.
Recess Equipment He or she takes the ball basket out for recess
daily. This person also makes sure we have the same number of balls
on the way in as we did on the way out.
Paper Passer: This student will pass out the papers each day for the
students in the class.
Naturalist: This student will water the plants in the classroom.

Field Trips
I will conform will all school wide field trip policies. The parents will be
notified of the field trip in my monthly newsletter. They will get a separate
sheet of paper with the full field trip details and a permission slip for their
student at least one month in advance. The student will be responsible for
returning the permission slip by the week before the field trip, unless a
special circumstance is made. Again it is the students responsibility to bring
back a signed permission slip. If the student does not bring this back they
will not be allowed to go on the field trip. They will stay in school and I will
make arrangements for them to join another class.


I will personally make sure to send

out a letter to the parents at least
one week in advance reminding
them of the upcoming field trip.
This letter will include what the
student will need to bring with
them, what they will need to leave
at home, if they need to pack a
lunch, an emergency number to
call, our tentative plan for the day,
and anything special they need to
Each student will get a planner at the beginning of the year. They will write
down their homework everyday and have a parent sign their planner
everyday. This will help to ensure me that the parents know what the child is
suppose to be doing each night and it keeps them in the loop. They will copy
down the days goal in the planner so the parents can see what we worked
on. The student will also copy down what they have to do at home that night.
Each night students will be assigned to read 2o minutes with a parent,
sibling, guardian, grandparent, friend, independently, it doesnt matter as
long as they are spending 20 minutes in a text! This will be repeated each
day in the students planner. Any other assignments will be written down on
the board under the homework category. This will change everyday
depending on what is due!
Students will also have weekly spelling words that they will tape into their
planners. The first three nights of the week they will be required to write
each spelling word 3 times. On the fourth night they should do a practicespelling test to prepare them form Fridays weekly spelling test.
Handing in Papers
I will have a clearly labeled turn in bin on my desk. This is where the students
will turn in all of their assignments, tests, quizzes, worksheets, papers, etc.
This bin will stay on my desk for the entire year so the students will always
be able to locate the bin. When I give students back their papers I will either
put them in their individual cubbies for I will pass them out to each individual
Activities for Students if They Finish Early

Each student works at a different pace and learns in a different way. I do not
want to rush students when working in class. Students should have enough
time, within reason, to practice the skills they need to be successful. The
students who get done earlier than the rest of the students should take the
time to go back about double check their thinking/work/math/thought
process. Once students have gone over the work themselves they should
compare their assignment with another student in the class. If they is a
discrepancy students should check with one more student and compare
thought processes. After students may work on practicing their spelling
words, independently reading or reading with a buddy, return to an
assignment they have not completed in a different subject, or drawing or
free writing at their desk. Students will have a list posted of what they can do
once they have completed an assignment so they can self-monitor if they are
on task or not
Every day the announcements will be done at the beginning of
the day. This is part of our opening routine. The school wide
announcements will come on in the morning signaling the
students to be quiet. Then we will do our classroom
announcements if there are any. I will be orally tell the students what the
announcements are and also written on the board for everyone in the
classroom to see. Students can ask any questions at this time about what
they classroom or school wide announcements mean.
Anytime we leave the classroom as a class for something like lunch, recess,
or specials we will line up at the door behind the line leader. I will dismiss the
students from their seats five minutes before they are suppose to leave for
the scheduled event. This is time for them to put anything away in their
cubby, grab a jacket, get a book to return to the library, grab an instrument
for band, etc.

Anytime we walk in the
hallway you will stand next
your hallway buddy. So
there will be two students
silently walking next to
each other holding hands.
This will make it easier for
me to keep track of the
students because they will
not be in a long line that is
hard to monitor. The
students are expected to be quiet and respectful in the hallways. If we
cannot walk the way we are suppose to we will wait until we have fixed the
problem and then continue to our destination. Students will have practiced
this style of walking for the first two weeks extensively so they will know
what to do and how to act.
At the end of the day it is the teacher who dismisses the students not the
bell on the loud speaker. Students should stay seated until the teacher tells
them it is time to pack up to go home. Each student will be expected to put
his or her chair on top of the table to make it easer for the janitor to clean
the classroom at night. Students will not run out to their cubbies or out of the
classroom. They are expected to walk and not shove other students. The
classroom procedure, rules, and consequences are still in effect even though
the bell has rung.
Bathroom and Drink Procedures
Students will be allowed to go to the
bathroom once in the morning and once after
lunch, unless there is an emergency. Students
will be encouraged to go to the bathroom
during their lunch, recess, and before we start
our morning routine. This will help keep the
classroom interruptions to a minimum and
maximize the amount of time the student is
in the classroom learning.
One boy will be allowed to be out of the classroom at a time and one girl will
be allowed to be out of the classroom as a time. Going to the bathroom is not
time to go socialize with your friends in the hallway. Students will have to
sign out when they leave the room. They will write down their name, where
they are going, what time they leave the room, and what time they came
back. They will tae the bathroom pass with them. One will be for the boys
and one will be for the girls. This will help me keep track of who is out of the
classroom and makes sure that two people of the same gender are not in the

hall at the
clock taped
out so there
have been outside of the classroom.

same time. There will be a digital

to the clipboard where students sign
is no confusion on the time they

The students do not need to leave the classroom to get a drink of water. I will
trust students to use the drinking fountain at the appropriate times and an
appropriate amount. If students start to abuse this privilege there will only be
certain times students will be allowed to get a drink of water. I will personally
monitor the time the students are allowed to use the water fountain.
I hope that all my students will be excited to come
to school and walk into my classroom everyday
excited to learn, but I know this is not always the
case. Students miss school for all sorts of reasons,
but I want them to feel like they are missed when
they are gone. Each student will receive a we
missed you card in their mailbox/cubbies on the
day they are gone. This allows the student to know
that we were thinking about them! This also
reminds the student that they are loved and missed when they are not in
I will collect all of the sheets that the student has missed from that day and
have them placed in their cubby/mailbox for when they return! If for some
reason I did not get to collect the papers in time the students can collect
their papers from the file folders with papers from the activities done each
day. I will also conference with the student at the beginning of the day to
explain what they missed and ask them if they have any questions about the
papers they missed. I will also call the parents to let them know what I have
sent home with the students and inform them of what the student needs to
do in order to be caught up! We will work together to ensure the students
overall success.
Differentiation Policy:
There are many different ways and reasons for a teacher to differentiate for
all different types of learners. It is important for the teacher to make content
and assignments suitable for ALL students. Each student functions differently
so there is no one-way to differentiate for a high ability or lower ability
student. I will make sure to fix assignments and assessments to ensure that
students can complete them to the best of their abilities. This may include
things like allowing them to speak part of the assignment, draw or use
visuals, listen to something be read orally, get up and do some sort of

movement, etc. There are lots of adjustments I can make to assignments. I
can also give extra time to students who need it within reason, let students
use manipulative, receive assistance from and aid, allow the student to leave
the room for a pull out method, ensure that I have higher level content and
materials on hand, etc. I will also make sure to make use of all of the
resources the school provides for me such as title 1 teachers, ESL instructors,
TAG specialists, Special Education Teachers, etc. these professionals can help
me make a specific plan and determine what will best suit that specific
student. Differentiation will be done on a personal and individual basis for
the students in my classroom.
Communicating with Parents:
At the beginning of the year I will send a letter home to the parents to inform
them of my classroom policies and expectations for the students. I
will also let them know what I have planned for the yea and ways
that they can get involved in and outside of the classroom! I want
to let parents know that they are welcome to come to the
classroom and can play a role in their childs education! I will give
the parents my contact information as well so they know the best
way to communicate with me and have multiple
ways to communicate with me. I will be spending
parents monthly updates of what we have
accomplished in class that month, what we have in
upcoming months, and any special events they
should know about in our school or
in my classroom. This allows the
parents to stay involved and part of
the process.
I will send home a sheet with each
student on the first day of school for
the parents to fill out. On this sheet
the parent will be able to indicate
the best way to contact them, email,
phone calls, or written letters home
with the student. I will also ask them
the best time in the day to contact
them. This will help me to
accommodate each family because
everyone is busy and I realize that!
Will also send home my contact information, again, so the parents know how
and when is best to contact me.
Parent Conferences:


Parent conferences are a great way to check in with parents and share with
them what their student has been up to in the class! This is a time to
highlight all of the good things the students are doing and what they are
excelling in. this can also be a time to address any concerns you have as
well. I will make sure to collect samples of student work that I think really
demonstrate what the student is doing well. I will also allow the student to
add a sample or two that they want their parent to see. This allows the
student to have some involvement in the conference process. I will also show
the parents and example of something the student can work on or needs
help improving on.
I know that parents are busy and some of them will not be able to come to
the conference during the times I have available. I will need to be flexible
with my conference schedule. I will need to work with the parents to find
times that we can both meet. This might mean staying late, coming in early,
meeting on the weekends, or conducting a phone conference. I might also
need to coordinate with the school so I can have an interpreter there for the
parents. I will also see if any of the other teachers the student works with, if
any, are available during the meeting time. If not I will make sure to voice
their concerns and let the parents know a progress report from their end.
Since we have kept up communication through out the year there should be
no new shocking or new news to the parents. This should be a chance for use
to chat and catch up on what the student is doing in the classroom and at
home. The environment of the conference should be relaxed and comfortable
for everyone involved. I will make sure there is plenty of time for the parents
or guardian to ask any questions. I want them to feel safe and comfortable
when asking questions.