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Welcome to Mrs. Derickson's Webpage

Name: Mrs. Derickson

Grade: 2nd grade

Classroom: 204

Phone Ext: 519

Email: bderickson@pcsd32.com

Hello! My name is Barb Derickson. I am a second grade teacher at Perryville Elementary School. Welcome to my webpage.

Meet the Teacher

Hello! My name is Barb Derickson. I am a high school graduate from Perry County School District #32. I have been employed at Perry County School District #32 for 13 years. I have taught 11 years in second grade and 2 years in third grade. I am presently a second grade teacher. I enjoy coming to school each day and working with your children. I have been married to David for 18 years and we have two children, Emma and Elijah.

School Supply List

Items for individual use:

24 - #2 Ticonderoga pencils

3 – plastic pocket folders (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue)

1 – box of crayons (24 pack)

1 – black Sharpie

2 – pearl pink eraser

2 – glue sticks

1 – pair of student scissors (Fiskars works the best)

1 – small pencil box (9X5 is a good size)

1 – clipboard

1 – spiral notebook (wide-ruled)

1 – backpack (no wheels, please)

1 – yellow highlighter

1 – Expo dry erase marker

1 - Wet wipes

$15.00 for the Classroom Survival Kit

Items to be shared:

2 – boxes of tissues 

Mrs. Derickson’s Classroom Management

It is my pleasure to welcome your child to my class. To help keep our classroom organized and provide an ideal place for your child to learn, I have developed the following classroom discipline plan that will be in effect at all times.

Rules:

1.Work quietly. Do not disturb others.

2.Be a good listener.

3.Please keep hands and feet to yourself.

4.Walk in line at all times.

5.Raise your hand and wait to be called on.

6.Respect yourself, others, and property.

By following these rules we will be being respectful, responsible and ready to learn students!

We will be using the stick system in class to manage individual student behavior. If a student chooses to break a rule, he/she will remove a stick from the behavior chart.

4 sticks – ALL STAR!!!

3 sticks – Strike 1 – warning – write note in planner

2 sticks – Strike 2 – lose 5 minutes of recess and write a note in planner

1 stick – Strike 3 – loses entire recess and writes a note in planner

No sticks – poor sportsmanship penalty – will receive a discipline referral and write a note in planner

Each student will be responsible to fill out his/her planner for negative behavior. I will assist students with this. The child is also responsible to show it to a parent and have it signed by the next school day. If a child chooses not to take care of this, he/she will lose 5 minutes of recess the following day. The planner will need to still be signed for the following day. If it happens again, a phone call will be made to his/her parents. At the end of each month, students will be rewarded in various ways for positive behavior. With this system, we are reinforcing positive behavior. If your child persists in negative behaviors that prevent other children from learning, I will contact you. If the behavior continues to be a problem, a discipline form will be sent to the office. Please reinforce at home the idea that each child is responsible for his/her own behavior. Self-discipline is one of the best lessons a child can learn.

I know that all students in our class are capable of displaying good behavior and following the class rules at all times. However, I do realize that at times your child may be having a not-so-good day. The goal with this classroom management is for the students to become responsible for their own behavior.

Please take some time to review this with your child and make sure he/she understands it. Thank you so much for helping your child develop into a self-disciplined student. We are very proud of our students at Perryville Elementary School!

Show your Pirate Pride by being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn!

Mrs. Derickson’s Homework Policy

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Second Grade! I am really excited to be working with your child this year. We will be learning many new concepts and skills this year that will take extra practice. I want to let you know a few things about homework this year. Your child will be expected to take responsibility for his/her homework this year. Homework helps a child practice what has been taught in the classroom or to build on a thematic unit we may be working on.

I will be assigning homework Monday thru Thursday. If it is necessary, homework may be assigned on Friday evening. Any homework not completed in class is to be considered homework. This is a transition year where your child should be encouraged to study and complete homework independently or with minimal help. Your child will be receiving math worksheets for homework. Your child will also be expected to study his/her spelling words each evening and be ready for a spelling test on Friday. Another responsibility of your child will be to read for at least 15 minutes Monday thru Thursday. Research has shown that with only 15 minutes of reading time outside the classroom, all readers can be brought to grade level or beyond. Together we can help our children be successful!

Your child may also be assigned reading, writing, social studies, science, or spelling homework.

I expect your child to do homework independently and to ask for help only after giving it his/her best effort. If your child has difficulty with the assignment, please write me a short note explaining what you think the problem might be. PLEASE CHECK OVER ALL YOUR CHILD’S WORK AND HAVE HIM/HER TO CORRECT ANY MISTAKES. PLEASE INITIAL YOUR CHILD’S HOMEWORK ONCE HE/SHE HAS CORRECTED IT. I have found that immediate feedback helps children in understanding their mistakes. By working together we can help your child do his/her best job.

Homework should always go home and be returned in the designated “My Take Home Folder”. I will be handing this folder out on the first day of school. It should always stay in your child’s backpack. Please check your child’s folder every evening. Homework is due when your child enters the classroom in the morning.

Unfinished homework will be made up at recess time. Your child is required to write in his/her planner anytime he/she has a missing assignment (this includes the reading planner being signed). Four missed assignments in a month will result in a discipline form. Once again, it is vitally important that we work together to make sure that your child develops the study habits that will be needed in later grades. I encourage you to praise your child for the homework efforts put forth each night. I believe that words of support are a great way to motivate a child to do well.

Please read this and review it with your child. Thank you so much for your cooperation in the education of your child!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Derickson

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