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1 Welcome Parents & Families Back to School Night August 27, 2013

2 Mrs. Hamilton Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State Major: Elementary Education Major: Elementary Education Minors: Psychology & French Minors: Psychology & French Master’s Degree from National University Master’s Degree from National University in Best Teaching Practices Teaching for 10 years Teaching for 10 years 1 year in Placentia-Yorba Linda USD 9 years in Corona-Norco USD 2 years teaching 6 th grade Science (ECMS) 2 years teaching 6 th grade Science (ECMS) 6 years teaching 6 th grade (Susan B. Anthony) 6 years teaching 6 th grade (Susan B. Anthony) 1 year teaching 5 th grade (McKinley) 1 year teaching 5 th grade (McKinley)

3 Science Cornell Notes Cornell Notes Notes will be taken for each lesson in the Chapter Notes will be taken for each lesson in the Chapter 5 point quizzes will be given at the end of the lesson (students may use their notes) 5 point quizzes will be given at the end of the lesson (students may use their notes) Hands-On Labs Hands-On Labs Chapter packets should be brought to school daily Chapter packets should be brought to school daily

4 Earth Science Plate Tectonics Plate Tectonics Earthquakes Earthquakes Volcanoes Volcanoes Ecosystems Ecosystems Living Resources Living Resources Energy/Material Sources Energy/Material Sources Erosion Erosion

5 Mini Quizzes 5 point quizzes are given after every lesson we cover in class 5 point quizzes are given after every lesson we cover in class Students may use their notes for the lesson on the quiz Students may use their notes for the lesson on the quiz Most quizzes are application based Most quizzes are application based All questions in their notes are based on the questions they will see on the quiz All questions in their notes are based on the questions they will see on the quiz

6 Tests Students will be given a week notice for tests Students should study minutes each night. Students should study minutes each night. Does your child know how to study? Does your child know how to study? reread through notes/outlines reread through notes/outlines make flashcards make flashcards complete a study guide when given complete a study guide when given

7 Homework Any class work not completed during class time, should be taken home, completed, and brought back the next day. Any class work not completed during class time, should be taken home, completed, and brought back the next day. Written on board Written on board Students are expected to write down their homework as soon as they come into the room Students are expected to write down their homework as soon as they come into the room Homework Island Homework Island Tutorials held Mondays & Thursdays until 3:10 Tutorials held Mondays & Thursdays until 3:10 must provide student’s transportation must provide student’s transportation

8 Grades 60% Tests/Quizzes 60% Tests/Quizzes 20% Labs/Projects 20% Labs/Projects 15% Classwork 15% Classwork 5% Homework 5% Homework Progress Reports sent home every 3 weeks Progress Reports sent home every 3 weeks Keep track of your child’s progress on Parent Portal Keep track of your child’s progress on Parent Portal Must maintain a 2.0 GPA ( or higher) with zero Ds and Fs to attend dances, clubs, etc. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA ( or higher) with zero Ds and Fs to attend dances, clubs, etc.

9 Contact Information If you don’t receive a response back, resend the , it may have been sent to the “Spam” folder. If you don’t receive a response back, resend the , it may have been sent to the “Spam” folder. Leave a message at the school and I will respond as soon as I can Leave a message at the school and I will respond as soon as I can

10 Questions? Thank you for coming and showing an interest in your child’s education.


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