Ms. Mahaley Jeffers


 

 


 

 


 

 

Dear Families,

Welcome to 2nd grade at Fairview Elementary! My name is Mahaley Jeffers, and I will be your child’s teacher this year. I am looking forward to a fun and successful year! As you all may know, this is my first year teaching, but I know together we can accomplish anything!

This year will definitely be a fun and exciting year, but as in every school year, things can and will come up. I believe that a successful year occurs with open communication between the teacher and parents. Always feel free to contact me by phone (663-3700) or by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The best time to call would be Monday-Friday between 12:45-1:30. I will respond to emails within 24 hours. Never hesitate to contact me with any questions that you have. I am so excited to start this school year with a great group of students!

There are many ways you can help your child be successful in school. Give lots of praise for work well done. Be sure to comment and ask about all papers and projects that come home, and most importantly, read with your child. In doing so, you become an active participant in your child’s education.

Discipline Policy

Each child entering the classroom is expected to behave in a positive and acceptable manner. To ensure all students know what is expected of them, I have set in place a discipline policy.

Consequences

This year I really want to focus on positive reinforcement. Students will be rewarded for good behavior. We will have a “Classroom Critters” jar, I will add a critter (a fuzzy pom-pom) to the jar each time a student shows good behavior, once the jar is filled students will receive a reward of some sort. My main goal is to constantly encourage positive behavior.

In the event that a behavior issue becomes a problem, I will notify the parents. Depending on the behavior, the consequences will vary. Some examples would be loss of privileges, field trip, etc.  I do not like to call home for bad behavior, but if I feel it is necessary, I will do so. There will also be times I will notify you of good behavior. This could be through a note home or a phone call.

Homework Policy

Students will have a weekly homework folder. Homework should take no longer than 20 minutes each night. Your child’s homework may be reading, practicing spelling and vocabulary words, or math each night. Students will bring home a weekly progress report in their homework folder every Thursday. You will need to sign that progress report and send it back with your child the next day.

Testing

We will test over our weekly reading story every Friday. If we test on a different day, I will let you know. This will include reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling phonics, and fluency.  I will send home a weekly newsletter containing information about what we are covering that week.


Classroom Library

My class will attend the school library on Friday. Students will also have the opportunity to read and check out books from my classroom library. If they bring a book home, I ask that it is taken care of and returned. I have purchased many of these books with my own money, and it is very costly to continue buying books for the classroom.


Snacks

Your child works hard at school, and sometimes they need an extra little boost during the day. I allow students to bring a small snack and drink for snack time. If you would like to send classroom snacks, it is GREATLY appreciated.

I am so excited and I am looking forward to a wonderful year!

Thank you,

Mrs. Jeffers