Mrs. Kajfasz's Home Page!
Thank you for visiting my Home Page! My name is Mrs. Kajfasz and I will be your child's 2nd grade teacher this year. I had a very busy summer and now I'm ready to start a new school year! For information about school supplies for this year, please refer to my "Welcome Page".
Below is other important information that pertains to the operation of my classroom:
I will send home a schedule of our Weekly Specials in your child's Homework Folder. Please make sure your child is prepared for gym class with sneakers twice a week. If it's more convenient, your child may keep an extra pair of sneakers in the locker at school.
Our lunch period is scheduled from 12:15 - 12:45 each day. Also, since we will have some early morning specials, I usually allow for a short "working snack". Please only send in healthy snacks such as crackers, fruit snacks, fresh fruits or vegetables. I prefer no sticky snacks or ones that require a spoon.
The children will usually have a homework assignment each night. The assignment will reflect what we worked on that day. It will usually be a math sheet or a phonics' sheet. Please see specific subject areas on my website for ways to provide extra support from home. I do not usually give homework over the weekend unless it is for a project or a review for a test.
Whenever possible, please try to read a little each evening with your child. This is a great way to help your child improve his/her oral reading skills as well as monitor and develop his/her comprehension skills. Please remind your child to record each book he/she reads on the Home Reading Log and return it to school when completed.
Please help make sure your child is well-rested and on time for school each day. In the event your child is home sick, please make sure you send in a note the next day. Without a note, this will be considered an "illegal" absence. I will send home some slips in your child's Homework Folder for you to use.
Many of the children like to bring in a treat to share with their classmates. Please send me a note a few days before, just in case we have duplicate birthdays with other children in the classroom. Due to food allergies, our school policy is store-bought items only so the ingredients will be listed and can be checked. Instead of cupcakes, other popular items include: cookies, jello, ice cream sandwiches or cups, rice krispie treats, individual bags of mini cookies or crackers.
Classroom Management Plan
On the first day of school, I will review my Classroom Management Plan with the children. I will also send home a copy for your review. Cooperative behavior is always encouraged so we get the most out of our class lessons. There is no time for disruptive behavior and I will deal with any class problems through the use of colored discipline zones. Cooperative behavior is always rewarded.
I look forward to working with you and your child and having a successful school year. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to stop in, or call me at school (278-7980), or contact me via email (email@example.com).
2nd Grade Teacher
Niagara Falls Schools