School doors open at 7:45. School begins at 8:00. Please be sure your child arrives on time. Important classroom community building takes place during Morning Meeting every day from 8:00 - 8:17. Students build positive relationships with their peers and me, practice encouragement, problem solving, and conflict resolution at this time. Also, LPCS TV (our in-house produced Channel 1) is shown at this time, and we celebrate birthdays and accomplishments.
Morning classes include skills, spelling, math, reading, and english. Afternoon classes include history and science. Each afternoon, fourth graders will have science with me all year as well as history with Ms. Johnson.
Birthdays are celebrated during Morning Meeting. In the classroom, we celebrate birthdays by singing and your child will receive a big birthday sticker from me. We will not celebrate with food. Please review Littleton Prep's Wellness Guidelines, and let me know if you have questions.
Your fourth grader should have average of 30-45 minutes of homework per night. This may include: studying, work completion from a classroom assignment not finished, 20 minutes of reading their AR book, or organization of backpack and/or school supplies. Please encourage 30 minutes per night of play or physical activity outside of school.Research shows improving physical fitness helps boost your immune system, increase blood flow to the frontal cortex of the brain, reduce risk for disease, and can result in greater academic achievement.
Students have each been given an assignment calendar which they are required to use to keep track of their assignments, homework, tests, and projects. While I don’t require a parent/guardian signature, I recommend that you go over it nightly with your child. Our students have so many classes and different teachers each day that it’s really difficult for most of them to remember all the different assignments they are to complete.
Late Work / Lunch Tutorial
Work is considered late if it is not complete at the start of class. If a child does not have his or her assignment, he or she will be assigned to lunch tutorial to complete the work. Parents/Guardians will be notified if any work is missing via email. Late work will be scored beginning at 75% of the original score. Late or missing work will be indicated in the online Infinite Campus grade book.
Parents/Guardians: Be sure you have requested a password from the main office in order to access your child’s grades. You will need to bring a photo i.d. and it only takes about three minutes.
Get Some Sleep!
Research finds children need 10 hours of sleep per night. This allows the brain to store information learned throughout the day, make memories and replenish brain chemicals needed for healthy brain activity.