My experience has shown a difference between syllabi in primary grades with collegiate syllabi.
How many times have students asked you what the assignments were last week? Last month? Next week?
I used to require students to write down assignments each day, but that took away precious instruction time. Weekly handouts added paper waste and confusion.
The attached syllabus offers you a detailed start for your course. The first page details contact information, course content, goals, required materials, behavior expectations, and rewards.
The second page details grading policy, student time management assistance, reading suggestions, assignment expectations, suggestions for parents, and how to keep a positive attitude.
The third page details assignments every two weeks for students complete with due dates and common assessment correlations for quarters 1 and 2.
The fourth page details assignments for quarters 3 and 4. The last four weeks of the year details JumpStart assignments to prepare students for the next course of study after summer break. You will find that with a detailed syllabus similar to this will save time during instruction and keep your students organized. Teachers the following year will thank you for JumpStarting your students to the next course after Spring testing. Also included on page four are several resources to assist students when they struggle as well as key questions to guide them in the right direction.
Page five is a signature page for parents and students. When returned, you will have parent contact numbers, student differentiation ideas, and relationship building material.
You can modify the .doc file completely. Please share how you improved the syllabus to help others' syllabi in the future. Thank you!