• Standards

    State Standards for first grade can be seen on the Michigan City Area Schools website along with pacing guides for math and language arts. 
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  • Classroom Rules

    One of my goals as a teacher is to provide a safe learning environment for my students. The following rules help achieve that goal.
    1. Follow directions quickly
    2. Raise your hand for permission to speak
    3. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat
    4. Make smart choices
    5. Be respectful
    Numbers 4 and 5 are designed to cover a wide range of things and to make students think about their actions and the consequences of those actions.
    If these rules get broken or followed, students gain or lose a point on Class Dojo. They may save up points and exchange them for a reward such as a sticker, treasure box item, or sitting by a friend for the day to name a few. If they ever get negative points, they get a privilege taken away such as minutes off of their 2nd recess.
    For more information on classroom rules and procedures please see the link above.
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