Turtle/Tortoise Steve has a classroom pet Tortoise. Hulk is 24 years old and students can take him home to spend the night but only with a note from parents. He can not go on the bus per DPS rules. Please make arrangements for transportation. He can be a little dirty so please have your child wash your hands after touching him and keep him away from other pets (he is shy).
I-Ready Students now have access to an i-Ready program to help them with Math and Literacy. They have their password and log-in information.
Peer Conflicts: We are teaching the students a skills based program to deal with Bullying and Conflicts with peers. This includes Second Step, and Stop, Walk, Talk. These programs have been approved through the district and will teach valuable skills to have as they continue into middle school. We ask all students to write us notes about peer problems to keep them private and not disrupt instruction.
Good Behavior: The kids receive poker chips, DOJO points, and stamps in their planners for good behavior. They trade in the chips for no homework passes and snacks on Friday. They also receive rocks and superheroes for being a role model or solving a difficult problem. They also trade these in for prizes.
If your child is struggling at school with conflicts, please contact us, and we will address the situation as soon as possible. Thank-you again for your support.