Welcome back to school!  

Dear Parents,

I would like to welcome your family to Big Ridge Elementary for the 2016/2017 school year.  I am so excited to join the team here this year by teaching the CALMM classroom. With each new school year, we welcome new friends to our classroom as well as returning friends.  This is going to be another exciting year in the CALMM class!  My name is Mrs. Liz Fleming.  I am the classroom teacher.  Mrs. Jackie Rahn and Mrs. Tiffany Deck are my paraprofessionals and will coteach along with me. We are here to meet the needs of your child and will help with any questions or concern you might have.

Classroom Management:

Let me explain our classroom routine and behavior routine.  Your child will begin his or her school day by checking in at our feelings chart.  A stick or picture will be moved to show how they feel as they start the school day.  This will assist with any needs they may have at the start of their day.  In our room we use ,token boards,” to reinforce the children as they make good choices throughout the day.  Once all of the tokens are earned, your child will earn a chosen reinforcer, (computer time, sticker, bubbles, play-do time…).  Once they earn the tokens and receive a reinforcer, the token board is cleared and we start over again!  The motto in my room is, “Praise the Best!  Ignore the rest.”  This is in regard to behaviors.  We believe in positive praise for good choices!


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions that cannot be answered with a note.

My email:  fleming_elizabeth@hcde.org          

Please check our school website on a regular basis to find our class page:  http://bigridge.hcde.org  click on:  School Staff,  Elizabeth Fleming.

I am looking forward to a great year teaching your child!



Mrs. Liz Fleming


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