Philosophy:  Each child comes to us with unique experiences, interests, and learning styles. Our goal is to truly know your child and use this knowledge to guide, support, and motivate him or her. We believe that exceptional teaching requires continual professional development, personal reflection, and collaboration. We value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us to give your child the most powerful and joyous learning experience possible.

Behavior Expectations:  We have high expectations for each student in our class. We encourage responsibility in order to foster independence, and we expect students to be respectful of each other and their learning environment. Students are expected to contribute in a positive manner and follow these class expectations:

1. Show respect
2. Make thoughtful choices
3. Solve problems

We use meaningful praise and also reward students with stickers for their “sticker chart” to help monitor these behaviors. Students will be acknowledged for their positive behavior and contributions in class. Once a student has earned 10 stickers, they receive a prize from the “Treasure Box.”

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