• Discipline Plan for Mrs. Buchanan
    Classroom Rules/Expectations
    1. Remember the Golden Rule and to treat others like you would like to be treated!
    2. Follow directions and use attentive listening!
    3. Respect others and their property!
    4. Be honest and make wise choices!
    5. Be responsible for yourself: complete all assignments on time!
    6. Have a positive attitude and have fun!!!
             We are a wonderful class of 4th Graders! We treat everyone with respect! We follow the Golden Rule, by treating each other like we would like to be treated! We have a positive attitude and look for the positive in others. We are always honest and patient! We always try to do our very best!
             The students will be encouraged to be responsible for their own behavior. Every effort will be made to allow for the students to improve their behavior without teacher/parent/office involvement. Students will be given  3 chances.
    Praise!!! Goods scores on work and good report card!
    Group points and class money!
    Class and Big 4th grade Stores!
    Luxury Day!!!
    Field Trips!!
     Homework is given to:
    1) review information,
    2) practice old skills,
    3) practice new skills,
    4) complete unfinished class work,
    5) study for tests,
    6) complete long term projects such as reports.
    Most school nights, fourth grade students should be able to finish their homework in 30 minutes to an hour. If your child is spending an hour or more each evening on homework, please contact me to discuss the matter.
    Homework is expected to be done when it is assigned. Most assignments will be completed in one evening and turned in the next day. Some homework projects, such as reports, take several days to complete. For long term assignments, due dates will always be provided by the teacher so children will know exactly when the assignment is due and how long they have to complete the work.
    Written homework will be collected and checked. Written assignments will be recorded as completed or incomplete.
    The consequence for a student not having completed homework will be based on the frequency of missing homework assignments. Possible consequences for not turning homework in on time may include:
    1.     Recording the score as a zero until the assignment is completed and turned into be scored.
            (A three  day grace period will be given before other consequences, such as those listed below, are applied)
    2.     Staying in at recess to complete a missing assignment.
    3.     The teacher contacting parents to inform them of chronically late assignments or several     missing assignments.
    4.     Students who have completed all their classwork  and have shown responsibility with turning in their homework assignments will receive Fun Friday or store as a reward for all of their positive effort for the week!
    Students are responsible for copying assignments accurately from the board into their daily planner, and for remembering to take home all books and materials needed to complete their homework. They are responsible for turning in completed assignments as requested by the teacher.
    Please ask to see your child's assignment book every school night. Go over the entries with your child and initialize the entries daily when your child has completed them. Parents are encouraged to look over homework and offer help when needed. Please write notes on papers if you feel it would be helpful for the teacher to know your child had difficulty with an assignment.