Behavior Policy


Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,


Welcome to 1st Grade 2015-2016.  I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this school year.  As you well know, your child is on his/her way to becoming a more fluent reader, learning new math skills, and much more.  In order for our classroom to be the most successful, classroom discipline is imperative.  Together we can make this a successful school year. 


School Agenda


Your child will receive an agenda that is provided by the school.  It will be sent home daily in their binder and must be returned each school day.  It is your responsibility to look at your child’s agenda every night.  It is a communication tool between us.  Agendas will be used for important school announcements, homework assignments, and your child’s daily citizenship through-out the whole 2015-2016 school year. Your DAILY initials are required on the section where the day of the week is located.  Everything will be recorded or sent home in the agenda and binder.




Homework will be assigned every Monday thru Thursday-no homework on Fridays. Every Monday, students will receive a homework sheet with homework assignments for that week in their agendas.  Students will have reading, spelling, and math homework.  *It is the responsibility of the child to take home all supplies needed to complete their homework assignments.  If student fails to do his/her homework assignment, they will receive a warning, but if it occurs frequently, other consequences will be given.   It will be recorded in their agenda, this will keep you informed on your child’s daily homework completion.  I expect all homework to be turned in on a daily basis. 




While your child is at school, they will have expectations to do their best to achieve success in their academic learning and be safe in their school environment.  It is expected of each child to make right and safe choices, whether in the classroom, in the cafeteria, on the playground, in computer lab or on the bus.  We have four basic rules.

They are: 


  1. Listen and follow directions. 
  2. Respect others and property.
  3. Be prepared.
  4. Keep hands, feet or objects to yourself.
  5. Accept responsibility for your actions.



If rules are not followed, I have a color-coded behavior chart, which helps each child monitor his/her own behavior.  Each child has a color card with his/her name on it.  Each child will begin each day with his/her “card” on green, which means they are doing great.  The idea is to stay on this color the entire day.  If right choices are not made, they will move their color card as follows: 

  1. Green- Doing Great!
  2. Yellow- 1st Warning
  3.    Orange- 2ndWarning-Time off recess-Lose 1conduct point
  4. Red-Parent Contact or Principal’s Office.*Lose 3rd conduct point.


I offer incentives throughout the day, week, and year to encourage appropriate conduct choices, thus focusing on positive reinforcement for expected behavior.  My goal is to provide a positive learning environment for the success of all my students. *Each student can earn 100 points per six weeks grading period for conduct.  All points lost will be deducted from the 100 points.  If you have any questions or concerns, schedule a conference, call me, or send write a note in the agenda.   My contact number is 580-5282 Ext. 2263.  The best times to reach me are 9:00-9:45 during my conference time or after school from 3:30-4:15.  If you are unable to attend at these times, we can set-up another time that will be suitable for all of us. 


I truly appreciate your time and support throughout the entire school year.  It is an honor and privilege for me to be a facilitator in your child’s academic and social development. However, please remember you are your child’s teacher for life.  Thus, I would appreciate your time in helping to explain the information at home and reiterating what I present in the classroom.  I am sure with our combined efforts your child will be ready for second grade, as well as, developing the foundations for life long learning.  Let’s make it a spectacular year!  Once again, welcome to 1st grade!  Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!  


Ms. Ponce