Welcome to Ms. Maraboli's Class
2021 School Year
TCS Vision for Literacy
Tipton County students will become critical readers, writers, and thinkers who are self-directed in their learning.
Tipton County teachers will facilitate student-directed learning and develop strong readers by effectively implementing a high quality literacy curriculum that aligns to the science of reading:
Explicit instruction of phonics and foundational skills in K-2
High quality texts that systematically build background knowledge.
A deep focus on textual evidence and the comprehension of texts' key ideas and details
Meet the Teacher
Welcome to the new school year! I will be your child's first grade teacher! I got married in July 2020 to my high school sweet heart and will at some point be changing my last name to Maraboli Dismukes.
I graduated from the University of Memphis, and this will be my fifth year teaching. I strive to help my students grow both academically and as individuals. I help foster confidence and good rapport while also teaching accountability. I am excited to have your kiddos in my class this year. Let's have the best year ever!
Classroom Rules and Expectations
We want our students to be Tremendous, Respectful, and Courteous Kids (TRACK) always!
Be Tremendous: always try your best, be prepared, be kind, and be honest.
Be Respectful: raise your hand, treat supplies and materials carefully, follow the rules and expectations no matter where you are. Use your manners when talking to others. Respect others and their belongings.
Be Courteous: be kind to others and treat them how you would want to be treated.
Last, but not least, believe in yourself!
Rewards and Consequences
In my classroom, my first resort is always positivity. However, I also believe in the importance of accountability. In my class, there are rewards and consequences.
Students can earn rewards for good behavior. We have a class scoreboard that can earn the whole class a reward, or individual students may earn their own rewards when they fill up their class punch card.
HOW THEY WORK:
Class scoreboard points can be earned when I see fantastic behavior across the whole group or the majority of the whole group.
Every student will have a punch card. Once their card is full of hole punches, they can pick out a coupon from the coupon box. They will then receive a new punch card.
Students will receive consequences if needed. Consequences come after warnings unless the behavior is something that requires an immediate consequence. Students may receive one or more of the following consequences: lose a conduct grade, walk recess, or receive calls home. Negative behavior may also result in not receiving a class reward, or not being able to participate in the TRACK party.
Please note that these consequences are not listed in any particular order, as some behaviors may require one thing over the other. Please also note that some behaviors may result in the involvement of admin or the guidance counselor.
Checking Your Child's Conduct
I will record your child's conduct daily on their agenda sheet. Each day will have what their conduct is as of that day. On Friday's slot, I will record their resulting conduct for the week. If you sign your child's agenda sheet on FRIDAYS acknowledging that you have seen their week's conduct, then your child can earn a punch on their punch card if they show me your signature on the following MONDAY.
I am the easiest to contact via email or through text. Please make sure that you join our Class Dojo so that we can easily message one another. Please understand that I may not see messages after 7:30 p.m. However, if I do then I will respond as quickly as possible.
Class Dojo join codes were sent home with your student on the first day of school. Please contact me if you need your code again.