Ms. Renee Byrd

4th Grade Language Arts

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Planning period:






August 3, 2016

Dear Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome your child to my second grade class this year!  This letter contains the homework policy and test schedule for my students.

Your child has a School/Home Folder which will contain all written correspondence from school.  Homework assignments, spelling lists, vocabulary lists, and updates about school events will be found in this folder.  Any papers in the right hand pocket of the folder should remain at home while any papers in the left hand pocket of the folder should be returned to school.

Starting Monday, August 8, on the first day of each school week your child will bring home a Classroom Newspaper.  The Classroom Newspaper will contain a list of the week’s homework assignments, the testing schedule for the week, your  child’s averages in each subject for the nine weeks, and your child’s behavior report for the week.  I ask that you read over the Classroom Newspaper each week and return the bottom portion of the newspaper to school with your signature the next day.

Each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday your child will have a Reading and Math worksheet to complete and return to school the next school day.  These pages should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Each night your child will have a reading assignment from the reading book.  Please have your child read the story we are reading in class with an adult at home each night.  You may take turns reading a page at a time to one another if you wish.  Accelerated Reading books may be read nightly.

We will have spelling tests on Wednesday and Friday of each week.  If your child makes 100 on Wednesday’s test, he or she does not have to take the test on Friday.

We will take a reading test on the last school day of each week.  This test will cover skills taught in class during the week as well as reading comprehension, phonics, and language arts skills.

Should you need to contact me during the year, my e-mail address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also call me at school 663-3700 during my planning time 1:30-2:15 Monday through Friday.  You may also want to check out the county’s web site and click on the Fairview link for school events.

Please sign and return the second page of this letter by Friday, August 12, 2016.

Looking forward to a great year!

Mrs. Renee’ Byrd


Discipline Plan

Classroom Rules Consequences If you choose to break a rule

1. Follow all classroom procedures.                 First Time: One Bubble – Lose 5 Minutes Recess

2. Follow directions the first time given.      Second Time: Two Bubbles – Lose 10 Minutes

3. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to                            recess.

yourself                                                   Third Time: Three Bubbles – Lose entire Recess

4. Stop and listen when the teacher is                             and call parents.

talking.                                                    Fourth Time: Three Checks- Lose entire Recess,

5. Be kind and honest to yourself and                                   call parents, and sent to office.


Severe Disruption:  Sent directly to office.


Bubbles start over each day.  Students losing recess five times in one week will automatically receive one day of In-School Suspension (ISS).



Praise           Extra Recess        Positive Notes                Whole-Class Free Time

Positive Phone Calls         Whole-Class Reward     Game Time            Computer Time


(Please sign below and return this page to school by Friday, August 12, 2016.)


I have read the Classroom Discipline Plan and Welcome letter and discussed it with my child.


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Wed Aug 01
Inservice for Teachers
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Fri Aug 03
Service Day for Teachers