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1 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, October 6 th, 2010 Abu Dhabi International (PVT) School

2 Session Objectives Our Mission Teacher Background Morning Procedures End-of-Day Procedures Entry and Exit Policy Discipline and Behavior Modification Class Work Routine Homework Routine Assessment Procedures Grading Breakdown We Missed You Form Co-curricular Activities Communication

3 Our Mission To support all students in attaining their full potential in personal development and active citizenship by providing the foundation for life learning through quality education

4 Teacher Background Name: Ms. Claire Mc Fadden Country of Origin: Ireland Education: BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Post Graduate Diploma in Primary School Education Years of Experience: 2 years teaching experience in Ireland

5 Morning Procedures Classrooms open at 7:20 a.m. for grade 3. Classroom instruction begins at 7:40 a.m. DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time takes place between 7:25 a.m. and 7:35 a.m. Students are not permitted in class between 7:25 a.m. and 7:35 a.m. as not to interrupt DEAR time. Students enter the class, empty their bags in their lockers, place their bags inside their lockers, and hand in their homework.

6 Morning Procedures Late students are not permitted to enter their classrooms without obtaining permission and a slip from an administrator. Grade 3 students who are late must report to the principals office. Late students who are in the same class will be sent to their classroom with their names written on the same slip.

7 End-of-Day Procedures Classroom instruction ends at 2:35 p.m. Students are given time to write their homework in their passports. Teachers guide students as they put materials needed in their bags to take home. Parents of students in Grade 3 should pick up their children from their classrooms at the end of the school day.

8 Entry & Exit Policy and Procedures for Parents Please read the Entry and Exit Policy Handout. It is also posted on our website.

9 Student Transportation Agreement Please make sure to sign and return the form to school. Your childs ID will be issued according to your choice.

10 Discipline & Behavioral Modification Fostering good habits of character and good citizenship is central in the school mission. Maintaining discipline is the key to providing an environment conducive to teaching and learning. The administration, teachers, and parents must ensure that students adhere to the school rules and behave appropriately.

11 School Rules Grades 3 students develop their own rules with their classroom teacher. Generally, rules relate to the following: Promptness, Responsibility, Organization, Engagement, Teamwork, Discipline, Respect, and Honesty. Discipline & Behavioral Modification

12 Positive Reinforcement Our philosophy student discipline is centered around positive reinforcement and the exercise of patience in supporting every child in improving his conduct. We believe that generally students readily change their behavior if they are approached in a positive and constructive manner, using praise and promoting self-esteem and confidence. Discipline & Behavioral Modification

13 Two positive reinforcement programs Beads for Deeds: Rewardable deeds are voluntary actions that reflect good habits of character and good citizenship. Examples of such behaviors include: Helping others Protecting the integrity of others Picking up litter Good News Report (GNR): is given to students who have performed consistently well or have significantly improved in behavior. Discipline & Behavioral Modification

14 Grades 3 Disciplinary Code The BREAK disciplinary system is used when necessary. Each letter in BREAK is associated with a certain number of offenses committed by a student and a disciplinary consequence. Discipline & Behavioral Modification

15 OffenseLevelConsequence First OffenseB: Beware and BeholdStudent is given a verbal warning. Second OffenseR: Rethink and Regret Student writes an apology letter. Third Offense E: Engage to End Teacher reports to parents using student passport to engage them in helping the student modify behavior. Fourth OffenseA: Assist to AvoidTeacher counsels student in private for 5 minutes during recess time Fifth OffenceK: Break! You are at stake! Teacher writes incident report and meets with student & vice principal/principal. Discipline & Behavioral Modification Grades 3 Disciplinary Code: BREAK

16 Class Work Routine SubjectsSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday English-Oral Language -Spelling -Grammar -Vocabulary -Oral Language -Spelling -Grammar -Reading -Oral Language -Spelling -Grammar -Reading -Oral Language -Spelling -Grammar -Reading Assessment s MathNew Lesson/ Practice New Lesson/ Practice New Lesson/ Practice New Lesson/ Practice New Lesson/ Practice ScienceIntroduce New Lesson/ PPT Read Lesson in Book Reading Support & Homework Activity/ Experiment/ Project ESSIntroduce/ Read New Lesson Revision/ Activity Sheet

17 Homework Routine SubjectsSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday EnglishSpelling Vocabulary Spelling Reading Spelling Grammar Reading Spelling Revision for Assessments None MathPWB ScienceNone Read Lesson ESSNone Read Chapter

18 Assessment Procedures A study guide is sent home one week prior to a scheduled test. The study guide includes the objectives, pages, and other important information that is necessary for the preparation for any test.

19 Study Guide Sample Dear Parents: We will have the first science test on Monday, October 20, Chapter 1: Types of Living Things Lesson 1: What Are Some Types of Living Things? Lesson 2: How Do Living Things Grow and Change? Students should be able to: identify and compare characteristics of living and nonliving things. describe the parts of cells. describe the life cycles of plants. describe the life cycles of animals. define the terms: organism, cell, life cycle, metamorphosis, larva, pupa, inherit Book pages: 30, 37,38, and 45 RS: 5,6,7,8 Copybook

20 Examples FormativeSummative Observations Rubrics Graphic Organizers Self assessments Concept questions Exit Cards Projects Pop Quizzes Projects Rubrics Quizzes Tests Exams

21 Grading Breakdown AssessmentFrequency Percentage of Total Score Language ArtsMathScienceSocial Studies Daily Assessments 5-15/ semester50%40%30 % Project1 per semester5%10 % Presentation1 per semester5 % OthersContinuous 5 % Handwriting 10 20% Lab reports 20% Tests 2-4 per semester 35 %

22 We Missed You Form In case a student is absent, parents have to pass by the Elementary School Office between 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. to collect the We Missed You Form and learning material. It is important that your child reviews the material and completes any missed assignment before returning to class.

23 We Missed You Form

24 Co-curricular Activities Important to develop students character and talents. Clubs for elementary school students will be formed early November. Parents will be informed of the clubs and schedules. Parents are encouraged to enroll their children in the clubs of their interest.

25 Communication Open House Teacher-Parent Conferences Principal-Parent Conferences Student Support Service Conferences Scheduled Meetings Weekly Newsletters from Teachers Monthly Newsletters from Principal Passports Progress Reports Report Cards Website:

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