4th Grade Math, Science, and Alabama History
Mrs. Jones and I both use Class Dojo to monitor our classroom discipline. Negative points result in consequences and positive points earn rewards. This is a great way to monitor behavior since parents can link with us and keep track of their child’s points as they earn or lose them. Dojo Points are recorded in their bi-weekly folder to be signed. Students, who fail to follow school rules, as stated in the handbook, can receive demerits or receive an office referral. Office referrals go to the principal and assistant principal for review and they will make a final decision on the consequences of the behavior. Parents will then be notified.
From the Mrs. Junco...
I believe that parent teacher contact is vital. If you need to reach me during school hours, you can call the school at 334-361-6400 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Please keep in mind that messages left in the front office are placed in our teacher boxes to be checked during our planning time or the end of the day. It may be the following day before these calls are returned. Messages left on my email will be checked daily and an email sent back at my earliest convenience. Conferences will be scheduled promptly, and these will be during my planning period.
INOW is available and can be purchased in the front office if you wish to keep up with your child's grades. This is a great website that allows you to see grades as I post them. I send home bi-weekly folders with graded papers and school information each week. It is your child's responsibility to bring this home, and your responsibility to sign and return it the following day. Once signed you can keep the papers that are in the folder that are a 60 or higher. Papers that are a 59 or lower need to be signed and sent back. There have been occasions that some of our little darlings have removed papers they are not so proud of before their parents could see them. Keeping up with INOW and noticing the graded papers section in their folder that denotes how many papers were sent home that week, can alleviate this problem. I strongly recommend parents to use these resources. By doing so there will not be any miscommunication with regard to grades.
Parents: sign up for Notify Me, and receive instant messages to your phone, email, text, or personal device. This will allow you to know instantly when there are bus changes, fund raisers, weather related closings, and other important school news. Stay in the know!!!
My name is Tracy Junco. I am a graduate of the University of Alabama, and have obtained my Masters from Troy in Montgomery. This will be my 20th year of teaching. Being a long time "Alabama-Girl" and state resident allows me to have a vested interest, not only in our community, but in the education of our children as well. I love teaching AL history and science since I am able to pull from my own heritage and backyard. Math is another love I share with my students. I know what a challenge math can be and how vital these elementary skills are, so helping students learn a variety of methods for meeting the challenge is quite enjoyable. I LOVE teaching and being a part of the Daniel Pratt family. To continue with my growth as a fourth grade teacher I have enjoyed the privilege of being trained with AMSTI, STEM, and Project Learning Tree. Hands-on learning, discovery, problem solving, a variety of projects and interesting assignments, help make each school year fun and memorable with the help of Alabama Pals and 4-H. I feel that it is vital to stay abreast of the latest technology and teaching methods in order to provide our students with the best education possible.