Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



Q: What supplies does my child need to have?
Q: What items are on your wish list?
Q: What are your classroom rewards or incentives?
Q: Can I come visit my child?
Q: Do you have classroom volunteers?
Q: What is your homework policy?


Q: What supplies does my child need to have?

Specific labels will be given to students at Meet and Greet to affix to all their personal supplies. Grade level supplies are as follows:

    • ● 1 Binders- 1in – 1 touch EZD Ring – any color or design
      ● Non-tangled earbuds
      ● 4 composition wide-ruled notebooks
      ● 1 3-holed pencil pouch (no boxes)
      ● 36 sharpened #2 standard pencils
      ● Pack of 24 colored pencils
      ● Crayons – Crayola – 24 Ct
      ● 5 solid color pronged folders (1 of each- yellow, orange, green, red, blue)
      ● 1 package of thick colored dry erase markers (4 colored set)
      ● 3 packages of glue sticks
      ● Scissors – Fiskar – Kids – 5 Inch – Pointed
    • ADDITIONAL supply for Vaughan’s class includes:
    • ●  Last name A-M: facial tissue and Purell hand wipes
    • ●  Last name N-Z: quart and gallon Ziploc bags 
  • 1 “Book Tote”: A small tote bag to store their books.  It can easily be hung in their cubby, stored at their seat, and carried throughout the school.  Be sure that a large book can fit entirely inside the bag, but not as large as most reusable grocery bags (too big for cubbies).  The sample I have is 13.5 in x 13.5 in x 3.5 in.  You may already have something like this lying around the house. If not, they can be purchased between $1 and $4 from Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, craft stores, etc. Students must have their names on these and may decorate them however they wish.

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Q: What items are on your wish list?

Please visit my Amazon wish list for ways to help make our classroom an even more amazing place!

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Q: What are your classroom rewards, incentives and consequences?

Great Question! I am a big believer in incentives to motivate student learning and encourage good behavior, so I have a lot of ways students are rewarded. Oakview teachers will use Class Dojo to assist students in following our WISE school behavior plan:
Working collaboratively as
Engaged Learners

ClassDojo is a web based program which allows teachers to track students’ behaviors (positive AND problematic) easily and efficiently. The program is based on points, and students can be given positive points for things like being on task, being respectful, participating, or working hard. On the other hand, points can be taken away if students are off task, talking out, or unprepared. The goal is to fully implement the program right away, but please bear with us as we are learning as we go!

After students have been added to the system, there is a student access code we will give to each student so that they can log on to the website. On the site, they are able to see how many points they have, what positive behaviors were noted, and which areas they need to develop. Along the way, students will be able to “cash in” on their points for different prizes and coupons.

One of the greatest features of ClassDojo is that it allows us to send parents a “behavior and skills report” by e-mail. All you need to do is use the parent access code to get signed up. Our hope is that this will help you better understand the progress of your student’s behavior on a week-to-week basis.

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Q: Can I come visit my child?

Sure you can! I do however ask that you notify me of your visit at least the morning of. This helps me prepare to use you effectively if you are volunteering. It also minimizes distraction to your child and others, as well as disruption to the lesson going on. 

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Q: Do you have classroom volunteers?

Yes! There are many ways to contribute your time and talents. Tuesday folders, tutors, teacher helpers, and fun friday coordinators are just some of the many aids we have this year. Just make sure you have filled out the forms to be cleared as a WCPSS volunteer which must be done ANNUALLY!!

If there are changes in your availability from the beginning of the year, just e-mail me of your new status.

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Q: What is your homework policy?

Homework is designed to review material or prepare for upcoming skills. Ideally, third grade students should spend around 30 minutes READING each night. 

Students will write their own notes or homework down in their agendas daily. If there is a homework assignment it is due the NEXT day; not by the end of the week unless otherwise noted. A parent signature in the daily agenda acknowledges that notes have been read and any homework has been completed.

I understand things come up and sometimes homework simply cannot get done. I just ask that you send me a note or email letting me know so I can make an exception for your child. 

**Encourage your child to do the homework on their own, then go back and check it with them. This will better prepare them for testing where they don’t have your help!**

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