There aren't many rules in our classroom which means the ones we do have are that much more important.
Rule one: Be responsible, safe, respectful, and responsible. These are the rules that every class at Rattlesnake Elementary adheres to.
Rule two: Be kind. It’s that simple. Be a kind person. This is a valuable rule because it applies to everything we do. We have talked a lot about kindness, here are a few ideas your kids came up with. We are kind when we help others. We are kind when we include everyone. We are kind when we use kind language with each other. Being kind also means showing kindness towards ourselves. This can look like taking a break in the Calm Corner when we need to, or speaking kindly to ourselves, especially when we make mistakes. Being kind towards ourselves is astronomically important, it tells us that we are worthy and loved and accepted fully. Be kind!
This year we have a hybrid model which means we are learning in school Tuesday-Friday and at home on Mondays. I will assign about 1.5-2 hours of fun and engaging work for Monday so that we can keep the ball rolling on our learning. Please remind your child to engage in their Monday learning.
I am so excited to get to work with you all this year! Our classroom is unique partly because it is a mixed class that started halfway through the school year but also because each of your kids is unique. In this classroom we celebrate our differences and bond over our similarities. Each of your children are an integral part of our classroom.
We will be working hard and making mistakes all year long and it is important to understand that mistakes are good and necessary for learning. Mistakes are learning opportunities! It would be so helpful if you could reinforce this at home so all students deeply know that their value doesn’t diminish when they make mistakes.