Questions and Answers
Q : What is
the best way to contact Mrs. Scelia?
A: The quickest way
to contact me is through Classdojo.com. Login information will be sent home on the first day of school. You may also email me at email@example.com or you may use the
contact form to the left. You may also write me a note or call the school and
leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible.
Q: What is
A: ClassDojo is a fun
tool to track and monitor behavior in the classroom quickly and easily. Each
student is assigned their own avatar that they can custom design. Students are
rewarded points for positive behaviors and deducted points for negative.
ClassDojo also captures and generates data on behavior that is viewable by both
teacher and parents. Each student is given a unique code that is sent home at
the beginning of the year. Log in, enter your email address, and it will
automatically send you behavior reports on a weekly basis. This is a great way
to stay informed!
Q: How much
homework should we expect?
A: HW should take
your child no more than 20 minutes. I give
homework because it is useful in reinforcing what has been learned in class,
prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility, and helps
students develop positive study habits. Students should do their best job on
their homework. We expect students to do the work on their own and only ask for
help after they have given it their best effort.
happens if my child becomes frustrated and cannot complete an assignment?
A: If your child has
difficulty with homework, please write me a note on the actual
assignment itself. I will go over the work with your child usually on the
day I receive the assignment back. Please do not spend hours on an
assignment if your child is becoming frustrated! Homework is not intended to
create a “battle” between parent and child.
often does my child have to read at home?
A: Students should read at least fifteen minutes a night Monday- Friday. The best way to develop a love of reading is by reading with them and encouraging them to read as much as possible!
Q: Can my
child bring in a snack and a water bottle?
A: Yes! We will be
having a working snack daily. Some great healthy snacks include pretzels,
granola bars, carrot sticks, etc. Healthy snacks do not include candy or any