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Welcome to our world of learning! Please find your child's seat and write a note back to them on the back of the letter they wrote you. Please take the gift card for our class store. This is my thank you to you and your child for coming tonight. Agenda: Parking Lot Introduction Important Info Survivor, etc. EOG, Report Cards Volunteering Questions?
Check us out... It's a LOVELY Class! Please sign the Title 1 Sheet. If you have not received an email from me, then I do not have your correct email address. Please leave your child's name, your name, and your email on a sticky note and give to me at the end of the night.
A bit about me: Education: BA in Economics, Boston University MBA, Simmons College (Boston MA) M Ed., Lesley University (Cambridge MA) National Board Certified Teacher (Fall 2011)!!! First career: High tech; engineering, product manager, market manager Second career: Stay at home mom Third career: Stampin' Up Demonstrator Fourth career: Teacher!!!
Our day: Each day is very important. Please do your best to make appointments after school, if possible. We are learning from the 8:30 bell to 3:00 dismissal. Agendas: Agendas will be going home daily (M-Th) starting this week. I will initial them each night (most nights...) Please look sign them each night. Feel free to add a note, if you want. Homework: Math 10-15 minutes; practice from the lesson and/or math facts. Reading: Reading At Home (more info later) or 20 minutes nightly. I believe homework should reinforce what we are learning in class, not to be busy work. Please advise me if HW is taking too long. Homework is not graded, but is important to make sure students are able to do the course work.
Curriculum Focus: STEM -- Science Technology Engineering Math I love teaching all subjects with a STEM slant. Engineering with Tufts University and LEGO. Engineering careers Math: basic knowledge and enrichment. Reading: extend your thinking BEYOND the text... Think about what you do as a reader -- NYTimes -- Sunday Comics -- Work email Need to determine the purpose, the need, and the response.
www.learningwithpride.com Our classroom website. Dates are added monthly. Videos and pictures (need all permission forms) Projects Student websites for learning
Volunteering in our Classroom and on Field Trips Please sign up for a volunteer clearance. Best times for volunteering: 8:30-9:30 --Math 10:30-11:30 --Reading or any other time is great, too! Need: Room Parent Friday Folder person
Classroom Economy Have you heard about credits and debits? Class Store monthly (small prizes appreciated) Positive reinforcement, especially for the kids who are always doing the right thing. Works well to improve/change behavior (line up at recess, etc) Links to the Social Studies curriculum
EOG, Report Cards, Conferences The EOG is coming in May. My goal is to provide skills and strategies for the kids for the testing world they have now entered. It is a "LIFE" skill, not a TEST skill. Report Cards go home quarterly. Interim Reports go home mid-quarter for all students. Conferences: Fall conferences on Other times, just give me a call. I am here from 7 AM - 5:00 most days (unless it's soccer carpool...)
We need: T Shirts for tie dying (info to come home soon) Data notebook binders (2 binders for our class) Page protectors for data notebooks $5 per child for Time For Kids More "wishes" on the flowers by the window.
Contacting me: Best Way: email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2nd best way: email: email@example.com or, note in agenda (I'll see it at the end of day so have your kids let me know in the morning) call the office (919-233-4300). I can return calls most days from 1:15-1:30).
It is going to be a GREAT year! Questions? Before you leave tonight: Make sure you sign in (antique desk) Write your email if YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED EMAIL from me. Write a letter back to your child. Take the gift card for your child. Take your mints... Check out our wish list (flowers in the vase on the square table) Sign up for volunteer clearance (classroom computers) Thanks for sharing your children with me!