This year, I will be utilizing an innovative online tool called Class Dojo to help keep you informed of your child’s behavior at school, as well as to share exciting classroom news and photos. Within Class Dojo, students can both earn points for demonstrating positive behaviors and lose points for making poor choices in the classroom and at specials. As a teacher, I can post photos of the fun things we are doing at school and share messages regarding your child or our class as a whole. All that you need to do is download the free app and enter your parent code (please see your child’s Class Dojo flyer for your specific code and more detailed instructions on how to get started). Once your account is set up, you will receive alerts when your child has earned or lost a point, along with a brief statement explaining the point change. For example, your child may earn a point for “showing determination” and “demonstrating empathy” towards others, while our negative points include “poor self-control” and “off-task”.
Rules for Our Classroom Community
Be Respectful and Considerate
Listen politely while others are speaking
Raise your hand if you want to share an idea
Be respectful of the ideas and opinions shared by others
Use kind words
Keep your hands and feet to yourself
Be honest and learn from your mistakes
Follow directions and ask if you are unsure
Try your best to be prepared for lessons and activities
Do the Right Thing
Always try your best to make good choices!