3 Back to School File Folder Kissing HandBirthday Celebration NoteClass scheduleTeacher contact informationBe sure to check your class list for accuracy!
4 At Will Davis Elementary we are SHARP SafeHonestAttentiveRespectfulProductiveAt Will Davis Elementary we are SHARP
5 Assignment NotebookPlease be sure to look at it everyday. You do NOT need to sign it everyday.
6 Super Sharp Chart Wednesday Folder Please sign the Wednesday Folder every week. This folder contains graded papers, school flyers, and the Super Sharp chart.Super Sharp ChartThis chart gives you an update every Wednesday regarding your students behavior and homework. Please sign this chart every week and let us know if you have any question regarding behavior and/or homework.These items must be signed and returned by Thursday or students will have a homework consequence.
7 Red Folder:This is the homework folder. This is where all homework is kept until it is ready to turn in. The reading log is also located in the red folder.Absences:Please send a note with your student or call the office if the student has been absent.We are only able to gather missed assignments after school.You may look on the website to get the homework assignments.
8 Class Rules Come to class prepared Speak at appropriate times Follow directions the first time they are givenRespect othersHelp create a positive and safe working atmosphereBe honest
9 If a student breaks a rule: First Time: Verbal WarningSecond Time: Five minutes off of recessThird Time: Ten minutes off of recessFourth Time: Miss entire recess/self-correction letterDishonesty and rudeness will result in a double consequence.The use of inappropriate language, defiance, and physical aggression will result in an immediate referral to the office.
10 Reward SystemOur students have the opportunity to earn stickers everyday. Stickers may be used to “buy” privileges.Students who have three marks or less each months will receive four lap passes.
11 Grading PolicyWe encourage all of our students to turn in assignments on time. The following policy is for late assignments NOT due to absences.Teachers may deduct 10 points off each day an assignment is late.One weekly reminder will be given for late work.Any assignment more that a week late will be graded as a 50. If no assignment is received a zero will be entered in the gradebook.Assignments/tests with a grade less than 70 may be corrected in class for a maximum grade of 70.Please check the Wednesday folder for all graded papers and monitor your students grades on-line. If you notice anything or have a concern/question please let us know.Our grading policy is in line with Austin ISD policy and has been approved by our administrators.Please go to the Parent Cloud to monitor your student’s grades.
13 Math TEKS (2014) Place Value Concepts Addition and Subtraction Concepts and ComputationPrime and Composite NumbersMultiplication and Division Concepts and Computation Algebraic Expressions and Equations and Locations on a Coordinate PlaneRational Number ComputationsFinancial LiteracyAttributes of Two-and Three-dimensional Figures and Measurement ConceptData AnalysisWhole and Rational Number Computations Involving Multiplication and Division and Engaging STAAR ReviewAlgebraic Expressions and EquationsMeasurement Concepts
14 Math Resources Texas Go Math (consumable textbook) Investigation Games Hands on EquationsLogic GamesiPad pilot programComputer Websites: IXL.com, Dreambox, Think Through Math, Learning.com, Brain Pop, Reflex Math, Sum Dog
15 Math Challenge GroupsA pre-test will be given at the beginning of each unit of study in math. If the student makes a 90 or better, they will be given accelerated or more advanced activities for the topic.
16 Science Information Our main science units this year are: Inquiry/Safety/Lab ToolsMatter and EnergyForce, Motion and EnergySun, Earth and MoonDynamic EarthOrganisms and EnvironmentsLego RoboticsUT outreachMARE
17 Science Resources Science Text Motivation Science EV3 Lego Robotics KitsDavis Science Lab with Ms. IsaacsEarth SchoolUT Science OutreachComputer Websites: Scholastics Study Jams, Learning.com, Brain Pop
18 Social StudiesThe Apothecary Shop has paid for the “Time for Kids” subscription this yearWe study American History and Geography this yearOur International Week focus this year is North America and we will study the regions of the United States
19 Language Arts Reading Reading orally, silently, and with partners Comprehension Questions/Reading SkillsReading will be based on genre studiesWritingTeacher/Peer ConferencingEditing/Publishing StrategiesDiscussionSharing/Presenting
20 Language Arts Homework Reading LogStudents must read for 20 minutes every Monday-Thursday night. Please sign the reading log every time your student reads.VocabularyTests are on FridayDaily vocabulary assignmentsAny unfinished class work is expected to be finished at home.
21 Parent/Teacher Conference STAARMath March 30thReading March 31stScience April 22ndParent/Teacher ConferenceOct 13th and Feb 16thWe will discuss your child’s strengths, progress, goals, and any concerns you may have.
22 T Bar M Carrera/Kent Nov. 6-7 Kennie/Henson Nov. 20-21 A special thank you to Beth and Emily for volunteering to organize this event and answer questions!!Thanks in advance to all the parent chaperones!!We could not do this without you!!!!