2010-2011 FOURTH GRADE EXPECTATIONS & PROCEDURES
WHEN ENTERING THE CLASSROOM IN THE MORNINGS
Wait quietly for the teacher.
Empty book bags and hang them on the back of your chairs.
Order lunch or put pack lunches away.
Listen to morning announcements, no talking during announcements.
All written work needs a heading, which will include your name, date,
subject, and page number.
Written work should be completed to the best of your ability or it
will be done over.
Disrespectful behavior toward teachers or students will not be tolerated.
BDS has a zero tolerance for bullying, verbal or physical.
Student will not be given warnings for bulling. Parents will be contacted
through either a phone call or parent alert.
Student’s Negative Behavior:
1st offense – Verbal Warning
2nd offense – Verbal Counseling
3rd offense – Parent Notification (Parent Alert, Parent Note, Phone
call or Administrative
WHEN A TEACHER IS TEACHING
Raise your hand to speak and wait to be recognized.
Remain in your seat.
Have needed materials on your desk.
Hands on desk, feet still, and eyes on me!
HOW TO TREAT OTHER STUDENTS
Stay positive with your peers.
Sustain from name-calling or teasing.
Respect yourself, classmates, and teachers.
Respect the property of others.
D.T.U.I. (Don’t touch unless invited)
WHEN STUDENTS ARE WORKING
Work quietly without disturbing others.
Continue working independently.
When completed, work on other assignments, when all assignments are
complete, make a smart choice.
Line leader/Door Holder stays in front of the line.
Door holder holds the door open for the rest of the class and turns off lights.
Walk and stay an arm’s length away from the person in front of you.
Walk in a single file line on the right hand side.
Walk at a quick, but safe speed.
FIRE DRILL PROCEDURES
Stand-up behind your desk, push in your chair, as soon as you hear the
Walk quickly, but at a safe speed.
Exit the room in single file, through the hall door.
Go to class designated area.
If you are not in the classroom, go directly to the designated area.
BATHROOM AND WATER FOUNTAIN
Use when needed after permission is given.
Be neat and clean-up after yourself.
Every student is responsible for their desk (inside and out),the floor around
their desk and cubbies.
Clean-up any areas that you work at, at tables, computers, on the carpet,
Failure to keep our room clean will result in loss of privileges.
MOVING AROUND THE SCHOOL
Walk in a single file line.
Stay on the sidewalks at all times.
Stay with your class/teacher.
If you are not with your teacher, act properly.
Classroom jobs are privileges and can be taken away if the student is not
responsible. The jobs will change each month or week and some jobs will
have academic requirements.
Homework – Every day your child will write their homework assignments in their
planner. It is their responsibility to write down and keep track of these
assignments. If they miss an assignment, excused or unexcused, they will be
expected to complete the assignment. Students will be given ample time for
completion of missed assignments.
You will be contacted via phone, letter, or email if your child is not
ACCELERATED READER (AR)
This is a motivational reading program with positive reinforcement and
WILL NOT BE GRADED!
Planners will be used for communication purposes.
Planners will be checked for communication everyday.
Students will use planners to record homework assignments.
Important papers will be in homework folders.
Signatures in the planner are required each night!
Student will be required to read independently for 20 minutes every night
Students must log their reading in the Reading Log and Parents must sign
We will have a working snack break each day. This is a privilege that can be
taken away if snack wrappers are left in or around desks or rules broken.
Water and Healthy Snacks ONLY! A list will be provided!
Classroom websites can be located through the school website! I will update
Newsletter will be posted on the classroom web page weekly.
Students will take a Reading and Math assessment test based on the
Sunshine State Standards. They will also take the Florida Writes this year!
LETTER GRADES S, N, E, & U
90-100 = A S = satisfactory work (80%-
80-89 = B N = need improvement (70%-
70-79 = C U = unsatisfactory work (60%-
60-69 = D E = exceed expectations 100%
50-59 = F I = Incomplete (students will
have a limited time to complete
all missing assignments.
**Test grades will be worth 60% of the Grade. Quizzes account for 40% of the
Students graded papers will be sent home each week. All graded papers
must be individually signed and returned!
I will meet with parents to discuss student’s progress upon request. Daily or
weekly communications can be done via e-mail, over the phone, in the
planner, or in person.
4TH GRADE EXPECTATIONS &
Please read and discuss the Fourth Grade Expectations and
Procedures with your child. A copy is available on my classroom
website! Sign and return this form to school as soon as possible.
I have read, and understand the expected behaviors and
procedures for 3rd grade. I pledge to uphold the rules of
my classroom and work to the best of my ability.