Presentation on theme: "5B OPEN HOUSE Mr. Basta & Mr. Grant Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:10-8:30pm."— Presentation transcript:
5B OPEN HOUSE Mr. Basta & Mr. Grant Thursday, September 22, :10-8:30pm
Who is Mr. Basta? Born and raised – Long Island, NY and Fairfield County, CT. BA – Fairfield University MAT – Sacred Heart University Administration Certification - Sacred Heart University Hindley - CMT Coordinator. Darien Public Schools – Director of Summer School Enjoys hiking, traveling, sailing, and spending time with family.
Who is Mr. Grant? Born and raised – New Hartford, NY BA – Sacred Heart University 2006 MAT – Sacred Heart University 2010 Student Taught at Hindley last year in Mr. Bastas room Long Term Subbed at Hindley in 5 th grade last year Married over the summer in Newport, RI Enjoys spending time outdoors with Bernese Mountain Dog Bella
What goals do Mr. Basta and Mr. Grant have this year? To build self-esteem and a sense of personal responsibility and independence. To provide a positive learning experience. To complete the 5 th grade curriculum through large group, small group, and individual activities. To provide enrichment and support for all children.
5Bs GOALS for
Christian Bailey My goal for 5 th grade is to read longer books. IM EXCITED FOR GRADUATION!
Peter Bredahl Peter Bredahl My personal goal is to get at least a ninety or above on every test this year. I am excited for our field trip to the museum because my sister really enjoyed it.
Brian Cicero My goal is to learn a lot about American history Im excited for graduation
Rory Cutts My goal for 5 th grade is to learn all my times tables. IM EXCITED FOR GRADUATION!
Christian Evans My goal this year is to get straight As. I am excited about 5 th grade because I want to be a safety.
Jack ferguson My goal for fifth grade is to read 25 books or more. I am exited for science this year because last year science was very simple and this year I hope to have more of a challenge.
Samuel Carlisle Gleason My goal for Fifth grade is get straight As. I am excited to do all the fifth day projects and to go into sixth grade!
Peter Gorman This year A personal goal that I would like to achieve is, to score ten or more goals this year In hockey. Im excited to graduate from elementary school this year because Ive been here for six years straight and I want to see what middle school is like
My goal is to get strait As on an average This year I am excited for free seating At lunch
Colin Johnson goal: is to try my best in school to get good grades this year
Jared Lopiano My goal for 5 th grade is to do better in writing I am exited for the memory bank
Lilly Ma My goal is to learn more about world geography. This year I am excited to do the Memory Bank and to go on field trips.
Rylee Mirabile My goal for 5 th grade is to get an A in math Im excited for The Hall of Science in NYC
Maya Owainati My goal for fifth grade is to get all straight As in both report cards. I am excited for the fifth grade because we get to graduate at the end of the year.
Ali Quirk My Goal for fifth grade is to get straight As. I am excited to graduate fifth grade!
Arushi Samal My goal for fifth grade is to get straight As all year. I am excited to graduate from fifth grade in June!
Willem Schuddeboom My goal for 5 th grade is to become more organized. I am exited for the memory bank in 5 th grade.
Adelaide Spain My goal for this year is to be a better student and get straight As. In 5 th grade I am excited for Memory Bank and to go to the Hall of Science in NYC.
Jake Talucci My goal for 5 th grade is to read harder books. I am exited for the hall of science
My goal for 5 th is to get Straight As for at least two of the semesters. I am excited for 5 th grade because the field trips are so much cooler and more interesting.
Olivia Yoo My goal for 5 th grade is to get straight As on my report card. For 5 th grade, I am excited to go to the Hall of Science in NYC.
Jack Zagrodzky My goal this year is to get better at math. And be prepared for 6 th grade
What is a typical day like in 5B? Sign-in, Pledge, do jobs Math Readers Workshop Writers Workshop Lunch/Recess Science Social Studies Study Hall Other Weekly Events: Handwriting Word Study Computer Art Library Physical Education Music Current Events Character Education
WRITING Readers Notebook Writers Notebook Math journal Current Events Expository essays Narrative stories Poetry Book Reports Mini Projects Research Projects
READING Novels – Independent, Small Group & Whole Class Time For Kids Current Events Read-Aloud Special Projects Periodic Book Reports
MATHEMATICS District-wide Math Program (Growing with Math) Hands-on approach using manipulatives whenever possible Real-life connections Multiplication facts must be memorized!
HOMEWORK Check The Basta Blog for daily homework: – Starting in October. Homework ALERTS will be sent home for repeated missing or incomplete homework With parental notice, students may need to stay after school to complete missing homework.
What Can You Do to Help? Encourage discussion at home about your childs day. Ask him/her to explain a specific lesson or activity that interested them. Ask him/her to read their homework directions to you and check for understanding. Offer assistance, but do not do the work for your child. If your child struggles with any one assignment for more than 50 min. (excluding projects), send them in to see me at 8:00 am the next day for extra help. Contact me with any concerns at or (203) x
Together... We can help your child to be successful, positive, confident and responsible. It will take the effort at home and at school of parents, teachers, and students to make it happen. I look forward to the challenge.
Please... Find your childs desk. Read your childs note in their writing journal and write a response. Take the materials on their desk. Be sure to sign the CD Handbook receipt form on the table. Sign up for a December report card conference and Volunteer Opportunities (sheets located on front table) if desired.