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Mrs. Tammy Jo Schlechter

Title I Lifetoucher at Deubrook School District 5-6
Sparkling in education to support and encourage the love for math and reading!

To navigate my space here: scan the column to the right, you will see the first four links that help share about me, a link to our hardworking school board (please thank these folks when you see them), and our school calendar. These are the links you may want to access most. Farther down in the column at the right, there are more pages sharing resources and projects that I have worked on.

I believe in our school district's philosophy of dreaming, developing, and doing. This motto captures why I want to work with Deubrook's best students in the whole world and the staff that cheers them on! The blueprint I use as a road map to help can be found at the following link:

Link to South Dakota's State Standards


Classroom Expectations

Working Levels in Mrs. Schlechter's Classroom

Student is:

4 responsible, respectful, and challenges self.

3 responsible and respectful.

2 working when reminded.

1 not working.

0 not working and distracting others.

Behavior Expectations for Students and Mrs. Schlechter :)

Guidelines for Student Behavior

1. You may engage in any behavior which does not create a problem for you or anyone

else in the world.

2. If you find yourself with a problem, you may solve it by any means which does not

cause a problem for anyone else in the world.

3. You may engage in any behavior that does not jeopardize the safety or learning of

yourself or others. Unkind words and actions will not be tolerated.

In ensuring that the above guidelines are adhered to, I will operate with the following principles as my guide:

1. I will react without anger or haste to problem situations.

2. I will provide consequences that are not punitive but that allow the child to experience

the results of a poor choice, enabling him or her to make better choices in the future.

3. I will proceed in all situations with the best interest of the child who—foremost in my mind—academic, social and emotional well-being will be fostered.

4. I will guide students toward personal responsibility and the decision-making skills they

will need to function in the real world.

5. I will arrange consequences for problem situations in such a way that the child will not

be humiliated or demeaned.

6. Equal is not always fair. Consequences will be designed to fit the problems of

individual students, and they may be different even when problems appear to be the


7. I will make every effort to ensure that, in each situation, the students involved

understand why they are involved in consequences.

8. If I at any time act or react in a way that a child truly feels is unjust, that student need

only say to me, "I’m not sure that’s fair." I will arrange a private conference during

which the student can express to me why he or she feels my actions were not fair.

This may or may not change my course of action. I am always open to calm, rational

discussion of any matter.

(Adapted from the Love and Logic site and Mrs. Krochmal)