Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Donna Roberts. Prattville has been my home since 2002. I enjoy camping, spending time at the lake and with my family. God has blessed me with 2 amazing children and now a precious, adorable grandaughter. My daughter, Kayla graduated from PHS and from the University of Mobile. She and her husband Jack and their beautiful baby girl Nova Jaymes, who is 2 1/2 yrs. of age, live in Fairhope. My son, Logan also graduated from PHS and from Auburn University. He continues to live in Auburn, where he works as a project manager. I also have a precious, crazy cocker spaniel named Toby.
I got my BS in Elementary Education from University of Montevallo in 1985 and my Master's in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College in 1987. This will be my 34th year of teaching, 16 of those being in 2nd grade. I have also taught kindergarten, 3rd grade and Remedial Reading.
I am very excited about this school year, and look forward to meeting my new students and their parents. I strive to meet the needs of each of my students , and pray for them regularly as if they were my own. I believe in providing a classroom environment where all students can FOCUS on learning and be successful, which is why you will find structured, yet fun and motivational activities taking place at any moment. Thank you for allowing me to be one of the most important influences in your child's life. For that reason I ask for you to cover me in prayer. I look forward to partnering with you through this exciting journey.
Ms. Roberts’ Class Schedule
10:55-11:13 Language/ Grammar
11:13-11:25 Math Calendar
11:25-12:05 P.E. / Planning
1:45-2:35 Science / Social Studies
2:35-3:05 Character / Wrap-Ups / Dismissal
Music: Mondays (12:50-1:35)
Library: Wednesdays (1:45-2:15)
Located in our classroom is a behavior management “Rules” board. It states that
1. Listen and follow directions/obey (in a timely manner)
2. Treat others with respect.
3. Complete Work - to the best of their ability.
Each child has a frog on the board with his/her name on it. All frogs begin the day on the board. Frogs remaining on the board the entire day will get a sticker on their behavior calendar that day. Students who earn a sticker every day that week will go to the "Treasure Wagon" on Friday!! (2 class dojo points)
Misbehavior or failure to follow any of the rules results in the child's frog "hopping" from the board to the log. This is considered a "Reminder Warning" to think about making good choices. The child still receives a sticker for the day. (2 dojo points)
If the child continues to break the rules, the frog “lands in hot water,” which means he/she will NOT receive a sticker on the chart for that day and could possibly have silent snack. (1 dojo point)
If the child’s frog gets removed from the water into the red basket, he/she doesn't get a sticker, has silent snack, loses 10 min. of Fun Friday, and parents get a phone call. (0 dojo points) Four or more “red baskets” in 2 weeks will result in an office referral.
Other opportunities to be rewarded when “caught making good choices” occur throughout the day. Earned tickets can be traded for classroom reward coupons. Positive behaviors for group and whole class will accumulate and also result in group or class reward.
Fun Friday Plans
Fun Friday can take place outside or in our classroom, beginning at approximately 2:00. Students will be able to play with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, games, and toys designated just for that time (legos, tinker toys, marble maze, building gadgets, car tracks, magnets, Sorry, Life, etc.). Occasionally educational movies may be shown.
*Partner games will only be allowed if we no longer have to follow COVID guidelines.
**We are always in need of “cool” things for our “Treasure Wagon.” These can be new or used (good condition). They will be washed and quarantined before being put in the wagon.
Please label the following with student's name:
- 1 Backpack (no wheels please)
- 1 (1/2 inch) binder with clear pocket on the outside
- 8 Clear page protectors
- 1 box pre-sharpened # 2 pencils and personal pencil sharpener,
or mechanical pencils
-1 pink rectangle eraser
- 2 Boxes crayons – 24 Count
- 1 Box thin markers
-1 box colored pencils
- 1 Scissors (Fiskars work the best)
- 2 Liquid glue – 4 oz.
- 2 Stick glues
- 3 Fine point (thin) expo markers (any color)
- 1 Highlighter (yellow)
- 2 Single subject spiral notebooks with wide-ruled paper (journals)
(If possible, please do not get the kind with perforated pages. They tear out too
-Small personal headphones or ear buds
-Lanyard (if desired - to clip and hold mask during lunch)
- 1 Ream white copy paper (not Target brand)
- 1 pack bright multi-color copy paper
- 1 Rolls paper towels
- 1 Boxes Kleenex
- 2 Lysol Clorox wipes
-----WISH LIST-----(if you can supply extra):
- money donation for class projects
- ink cartridges (HP 901)
- hand soap / sanitizer
- items for our “Treasure Wagon” (gently used or new little toys or
trinkets that kiddos LOVE – clearance items, Dollar Tree, closet clean-out, etc.
You’d be surprised at the things children think are cool. (It will be cleaned and
quarantined before it goes into the wagon.)
Thank you so very much!!!