Mrs. Kristyn Smith, Second Grade
In our classroom, we live by these rules…
- Always Be Honest (Proverbs 12:22)
- Forgive and Forget (Micah 7:18)
- Be Supportive of One Another (Acts 20:35)
- Be Kind and Tenderhearted (Ephesians 4:32)
- Keep Your Promises (Romans 4:21)
- Comfort One Another (1 Thessalonians 4:18)
and above all …
- LOVE ONE ANOTHER (1 Peter 1:22)
My classroom rules are as follows…
- Listen And Obey Directions The First Time
- Raise Your Hand Before Speaking Or Leaving Your Seat
- Respect Your Classmates And Your Teacher
- Keep Your Body And Objects To Yourself
- Always Do Your BEST!
My classroom consequences are as follows...
1st Offense: Warning Students receive a verbal warning indicating what rule has been broken and what I expect.
2nd Offense: Time-Out Students walk outside the classroom and sit in the hallway or the secretary’s office so that they can still be seen, but are removed from the classroom. If necessary, students go to the Kindergarten classroom across the hall way. The Kindergarten teacher and I each have a specific seat in our classroom designated for time out. This ensures that the student is removed, but also under watch and won’t interrupt the learning of others.
3rd Offense: Letter Home to Parents
4th Offense: Reproof
First, let’s discuss the expectations that I have for your children. The paramount expectation is that each child grows as a child of God. The best part of teaching is having a front row seat watching and listening to your children. It’s wonderful experiencing life’s journey with them. I am blessed that I can witness how God works through them and I can not wait to see how they contribute to God’s kingdom in the future.
While your children grow as children of God, I expect them to progress academically. I expect them to work hard, put forth their best effort, and have a good attitude while learning. Because learning is a life-long journey and my time with them will be short, I must lay the foundation for years of learning to come. I challenge your children to be the best they can be, so that they can contribute their talents to society. I value, respect, and believe in your children. I set high expectations for them in the classroom and know they will achieve them!
In addition to spiritually and academically growing, I expect them to have character, integrity, and respect for everyone. I expect them to be obedient and follow my classroom rules. I have created a warm, loving, and tolerant environment in my classroom where your children have developed into a community of learners. I will not accept inappropriate conduct that destroys our environment, no matter how minor the offense. Your children are learning that all actions have consequences – both positive and negative. They are becoming conscious of their choices and what results because of them. They learn just as much from negative consequences as they do positive. All of these consequences mold your children into the adults they will become. We are all working to be Christ-like examples.
Now that I’ve shared my expectations for your children, let me explain my expectations for you. First, I expect to have a relationship with you. I expect to show your children that there is a connection between home and school – that all of us work together to achieve a common goal. Let’s form a partnership, so that we are working together for the best interests of your children. I expect you to work with me to accomplish NCS’ mission statement: to develop strong Christ-like character and academic excellence in a safe, Christian environment.
Next, I expect mutual respect and support. I respect the decisions you make as a family and I will support those decisions. I request that you respect my decisions in the classroom and support them.
Last, I expect open communication. If you have a question, comment, problem, praise, or just want to talk then please contact me. I respectfully come to you if I have a question, comment, problem, praise, or just want to talk about your child. I do not go to other parents to address my concerns and I request that you show me the same respect. I am always willing to set up an appointment for private discussion. Your children are my #1 priority and open communication makes it easier to ensure that their best interests are kept at heart.
Your children will forever have a special place in my heart. I love my job! I’m thankful my path has led me to North Christian School. God has a plan for each of us and I truly believe I am supposed to be a part of this school. Please continue to support, encourage, and pray for me! I appreciate you! Let’s work together to accomplish what is best for our children.