2 Before We Begin Sign up for a conference Sign up to volunteer Look around the roomWrite your child a note
3 Welcome to Room 15! Introduction of Myself Introduction of Our Theme BackgroundExperienceIntroduction of Our ThemeKitchen/Cooking
4 Routines Morning Procedures Meals Dismissal School starts at 7:50 so please make sure your child arrives on time.If you know your child will be absent please call the absentee line ( ) or send a note in advance.MealsSnack - Nut Free (around 9:30-10:00)Lunch 11:55-12:25DismissalBuses start loading at 2:35. Please send a note about any changes. Please do NOT send an if the change occurs after school starts just call the office and leave a message. ( )
5 Classroom Expectations Be safe.Be responsible.Be respectful.
6 Behavior Programs Individual Behavior Program Stop & Think SignsWhole Class Behavior ProgramMarbles
7 Our Daily Schedule Academic Blocks Specials 2 hours Language Arts block1 hour Math block30-45 minutes for Science or Social StudiesSpecialsRecess (daily for 15 minutes)PE (Mon., Wed., and Friday) - tennis shoesSEARCH and Guidance (EOW Fri.)Music (Mon. and Tues.)Spanish (Thurs.)Library (Tues.) - open checkout dailyArt (Thurs.)Computer Lab (Wed.)Curiosity Cave - monthly
8 Grading Policy Assignments will be scored with an 4, 3, 2, or 1. Grading and effort learning progression scalesWriting learning progression scalesPlease keep in mind that information about a child’s achievement and development may be gathered in a number of ways. Some techniques are:ObservationsDiscussions/conferencesWork samplesVerbal and nonverbal participationAssessments
9 Report Cards and Conferences Report cards are issued 4 times a year.Conferences are held in the fall and by request.Students are assessed in both academic and effort.Students will receive a score of E, M, P, B for academic growth.Students will receive an O, S, N for effort.
10 Report Cards Grading Scale: E = exceeds standards, M = meets standards, P = making progress towards standard, B = below standardThese letters are not the same as the traditional A-F report cardEffort Scale:O = Outstanding, S = Satisfactory, N = Needs Improvement
11 Report Card Data Reading Math DRA reading levels SME level Independent levels 1st and 4th quartersInstructional levels 2nd and 3rd quartersMathSME levelGiven as grade level (ex: 2.5)Will not see on the report card at the beginning of the year
12 Homework Look in “To Go” folder and agenda every night. Reading (15 minutes nightly)Word Study: Spelling City (Mon. - Thurs.)Math: (3 times a week)Science or Social Studies (once a week)Projects – as assignedSunshine Math – optional enrichment math which starts in OctoberHomework should take about 30 minutes. If your child is struggling with his/her homework, please let me know.
13 How I use spelling city? Log onto www.spellingcity.com Click on student icon-top left of page.Move curser down to #2 “Find a list” -type in Mouritzen.My name will appear with school name. Please click on my name, this is dark blue. This will open up to “my page” with a message. Click on the homework for the week. Each word study group will have their own list named by color and the date.Please have students do 1 activity per day-Monday through Thursday. I will assess on the reviewed words on Friday. If your child would like to do more activities please feel free to do so! Please do not print any activities; I trust this will be done
14 Communication Folders Phone Calls E-mail Updates Monthly Newsletters Thursday Folders (Red)PTA and school informationStudent workNotes to and from schoolTo Go (Orange)AgendasHomework - written instructionsPhone CallsPlease leave a message in the office. ( )UpdatesMonthly Newsletters
15 Communication E-mail - do NOT use for emergencies Website WebsiteUpcoming EventsNine Week PlansNewslettersHomework AssignmentsClassroom ScheduleGrading PolicyCurriculum Web Sites
16 Celebrations/Birthdays LCPS is not allowing any food or non-food items to celebrate birthdays.Students cannot pass out invitations at school.Class PartiesWinter CelebrationEnd of year
17 Student of the WeekEach student will have a special week to design a poster (provided by me) and bring in items to share with the class.The poster will be sent home a week before it is due.
18 MedicationIf your child requires medication, please give it directly to our school nurse. The children are not allowed to give it to the nurse.Children are NOT allowed to have medication in class.