Presentation on theme: "OPEN HOUSE Mrs. Patti Pyle 5th Grade Silver Lake Elementary September 13, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
OPEN HOUSE Mrs. Patti Pyle 5th Grade Silver Lake Elementary September 13, 2012
Welcome Families! Welcome to our classroom. Beginning with the End in Mind, my goals for Open House are: To help parents understand the work their child will be doing throughout the school year. To explain the expectations of your child. To share information about how you can support your childs learning.
A little information about me… I have 20 years teaching experience in grades K – 8; regular education and gifted education. I have children of my own (a 5 th & an 8 th grader) so I value the importance of family and wanting what is best for your child.
My Philosophy I believe all students can and will learn. I strive to meet the needs of all students.
Class Mission We will work together to help each other learn new things and treat each other in a kind and caring way, so that everyone can achieve greatness!
Communication Daily agenda book Written in each day Signed at home each night Contact me at or X 1143 Contact me at any time
5th Grade Curriculum Students will study the following subjects: English Language Arts Mathematics Social Studies Science Related Arts
English Language Arts Guided Reading Reading Street Fluency Comprehension Skills and Strategies Writing 6 Traits Writing for a Variety of Purposes Working With Words Vocabulary Skills & Decoding Strategies
Mathematics Emphasis on problem-based investigations and conceptual learning while building practical application skills Units of Study : Mathematical Thinking at Grade 5 Patterns and Symbols Picturing Numbers (Data) Probability Geometry Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Basic facts mastered is the key to success in fifth grade Math Study Island
Social Studies Economics Market Economy/Supply and Demand Financial Institutions International Trade links countries around the world Geography Mapping skills State locations Regions Civics Citizens role in a democracy Bill of Rights Branches of Government State vs. Federal Government History 1850s to present
Science Ecosystems (spring) Mixtures and Solutions (fall) Motion and Design Winter Healthy Living/Digestive System
Assessments Diagnostic (what can you do before being taught?) Formative (what can you do after being taught specific skills?) Summative (what can you do with many taught skills?) DIBELS/QRI DCAS
Related Arts Technology – Mr. Mause Physical Education – Mr. Trzcinski Music – Ms. Layton Art – Mrs. McCall Guidance – Mrs. Kannanen Foreign Language – Chinese Mrs. Chang (fall) French in the Spring The Related Arts schedule will rotate this year. Students we given a schedule in their blue & white folder.
Homework Homework is seen as an extension of classroom learning. Students will have homework packet that will start in the next few weeks. I will come home on Fridays and be due on Thursdays. There will be places for parents to sign off, please look over your childs work with them! It will include: Homework – weekly assignment sheet - Reading Log –Study Island –Physical Activity –Vocabulary review & practice –Family Time and discussion
Student Progress Friday Folders Signed and Returned by Monday each week Weekly Goal Forms Mid-term reports Report Cards Parent Teacher Conferences November 19 th and 20 th
Silver Lakes Vision Silver Lake Elementary: Empowering Learners and Leaders
7 Habits of Happy Kids 1. Be Proactive 2. Begin with the End in Mind 3. Put First Things First 4. Think Win-Win 5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood 6. Synergize 7. Sharpen the Saw
What do each of the habits mean? Habit 1: Be Proactive You are responsible for you. You have the power to make choices. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Develop a personal mission statement. Focus on where you want to go. Habit 3: Put First Things First Personal management Work then play Habit 4: Think Win- Win Finding a solution to a problem so it is beneficial to all involved
What do each of the habits mean? Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood Get to know one another Listen before speaking Habit 6: Synergize Teamwork Respect Build on one anothers strengths Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw Care for yourself physically, mentally & emotionally Meet your spiritual needs
School Policies District Code of Conduct Absences Note due within 5 days Alert Now System / School cancellations for bad weather and other reasons School activities Field Trips Reminders
Thank you for coming! There is a partnership between school and home. I look forward to a wonderful year with your children. I hope they enjoy their time in school and learn, learn, learn!!