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804 Scuffletown Road
Simpsonville, S.C. 29681 

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Mrs. Schmidt’s Reading Schedule  2013-2014


10:00-10:40      RTI group 1 


10:40-11:20      RTI group 2


11:40-12:20      RTI group 3 



Assessment Procedures

All first grade students will be benchmarked three times a year in the fall (September), winter (January) and spring (May) with AIMSweb reading assessments to assess reading fluency and phonics skills. If students show a need for early reading intervention services based on the benchmarking results, they will receive early reading intervention instruction with the use of the SOAR reading program. Their reading fluency and phonics skills progress will be monitored every 10 days with AIMSweb progress monitoring assessments and SOAR program assessments.


Grading Scale

  The students in the Early Reading Intervention Program do not receive grades from the Reading Intervention Teacher.




Rules for Student Behavior


Since academic and lifelong success depends in part on learning to make responsible choices, I have developed a classroom discipline plan that rewards responsible decisions and appropriate behavior. This is an informal behavior plan that I have established for all students receiving my early reading intervention services. The plan has been established to help provide your child with an optimum learning environment that will enable your child to meet his/her reading benchmark goals.  We have five main rules in our classroom.


Mrs. Schmidt’s Classroom Rules


1.    Listen carefully to others.

2.    Follow the teacher’s directions.

3.    Stay in your seat during lessons.

4.    Raise your hand when you want to speak during lessons.

5.    Respect others with your words and actions. 


We discuss our classroom rules, as well as play some fun games throughout the year to help everyone remember our classroom rules.  We  also discuss what makes a “top quality student” and “top quality teacher”. Many of the students list following classroom rules as a “top quality student” characteristic.


We have 2 ways a child can be rewarded for following Mrs. Schmidt’s Classroom Rules.


  1. The first way is an individual plan .  Each child will receive a “stamp” (mini stamp of choice) each day on his/her behavior chart when he/she follows the 5 classroom rules.  After receiving 20 stamps (filling up the behavior card), students may pick a “prize” of choice from the treasure chest.
  1. The second way is a group plan.  Each class is a team. If the entire team follows the 5 classroom rules, the team receives  “gold coins” to go in their team gold coin cup. After a team receives 10 gold coins, they may pick a "treat" of choice (special sticker/stamp/small candy). At the end each month all the “gold coins” are counted.  The team that accumulates the most"gold coins" for the month gets to pick out another "prize" from the treasure chest and receives a special behavior certificate. Everyone on the team must follow the 5 rules to receive  “gold coins” each day.



Procedures For Non-instructional Routines


1.       Upon arrival to class, students will take their seats, and quietly wait for instructions from the teacher.


2.       Students may go to the restroom during individual work times if they ask the teacher’s permission.  They may not go to the restroom during instructional time unless there is an emergency.


3.       Students will maintain a Monday Communication Folder.


4.        Students may not sharpen their pencils during class time.  They will take a sharpened pencil out of the pencil basket.


5.       Students will line up quietly to be dismissed at the end of each session as determined by the teacher and walk quietly in the hall back to their classrooms.



Presentation of Rules and Procedures


During the first two weeks of school, all rules, consequences, reinforcers and procedures will be discussed with students.  Rules, reinforcers, and consequences are posted in the classroom and will be reviewed as needed.




Communicating with Parents


Parents will be contacted throughout the school year and are encouraged to call the school or send me a note if a concern arises.  Each family will receive:


1.       Copy of classroom rules, consequences, reinforcers and procedures.

2.        Benchmarking period (September/January/May) progress report/letter.

3.       Telephone calls and/or e-mails concerning student behavior or work which is outstanding or which needs improvement;

4.  Letters regarding classwork and/or behavior as needed;

5.   Communication folders will go home every Monday;