General Classroom Information 

Our classroom is one where students enjoy learning and are pleased with their accomplishments. I want them to feel comfortable to take risks, try different learning strategies, respect others' differences, and be active in our classroom community.



Communication: Parent/teacher communication is so important.  Please let me know if you have concerns or if there is anything going on at home that may affect your child at school. I’m available by email (mcfarlandd@newmarket.k12.nh.us) and phone or we can set up a conference. The Circle Notebook with your child's letter in it comes home on Fridays. Please sign and/or write back. I will also send a letter about what we’re doing at school the first week of every month.



Behavior: The students decided that classroom behavior and rules can be summarized with “respect”.  We’ve talked about the words “helpful” and “hurtful” as well because everything fits into these two words in dealing with themselves and others.  They are responsible for their learning and for their classroom environment. We work on making good choices. Students with disrespectful behavior will have a consequence, which may include a time out, loss of activity time at the end of the day, or loss of recess.  They will make goals throughout the year for themselves.  Toys and other distractions need to remain at home.



 Snack

·       Because we have the first lunch at 11:10, kids having an activity after school may need a snack.


·       We have several students with nut allergies in our class, so snacks should have no nut products. Having nut items for lunch is okay because the cafeteria is set up for that.


Tidbits:

  • Our Scholastic Book Fair code is JGNTR if you want to order on-line.

  • Homework: Students have one paper a week with activities to do, which is turned in on Mondays.

  • We cook each week. Fun!!!

  • Supplies: We are always in need of cups, wipes, pencils and dry erase markers.

  • Specials  (12:55)  

  • Mon – Art         Tues- Music        Wed – Library       Thurs – Computer      Fri - Phys. Ed.                                                                                                                        (sneakers)