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Teacher: Ella Moore. Who is your child’s teacher? Ella Moore Husband is David: Mother to Jason and Jacob 13 TH year with Whitehouse ISD M.Ed in Reading.

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1 Teacher: Ella Moore

2 Who is your child’s teacher? Ella Moore Husband is David: Mother to Jason and Jacob 13 TH year with Whitehouse ISD M.Ed in Reading Reading Specialist Faith-based Literacy Volunteer Passionate about teaching and learning science Avid outdoor sports enthusiast

3 SUPPLIES NEEDED 2 100 page composition book for science journal 1 for Fall semester, 1 for spring semester. FLASHDRIVE Large 3 ring binder Braded folder Pencils Personal pencil sharpener Crayons or colored pencils Supply holder that hooks into binder Scissors, dry markers, glue sticks, liquid glue

4 SCIENTIFIC EXPECTATIONS Investigations to develop a rich knowledge of science and the natural world Utilize safe lab practices Classify elements, compounds, or mixtures Understand types, uses, and conservation of energy resources Understand Earth’s part in our solar system, the role of gravity, and space exploration Classify living organisms and their environments. Know the contributions of relevant scientists

5 SCIENTISTS Work together Share

6 USE INVESTIGATIVE LEARNING

7 Adhere to Science Lab Safety Procedures

8 Build Thinking Skills

9 Learn about the world around Us!

10 Grading Policy All subjects receive a percentage grade. DAILY GRADES ARE WORTH 60% OF GRADE TESTS ARE WORTH 40% OF GRADE Any assignment, quiz, or test which receive a score less than 70 may have a retake. Homework retakes are done at home, quizzes and tests are retaken in the classroom. The highest grade a retake can earn is 70. Students have 1 day to return a retake assignment.

11 Classroom Discipline See Brochure for campus discipline policy. See and sign Discipline Plan after viewing. Incentives such as seating privileges, jobs, and science tickets are provided.

12 Parent-School Compact The purpose of the parent-school compact is to communicate a common understanding of home and school responsibilities to assure that every child attains high standards and a quality education.

13 The School’s Responsibility Whitehouse Independent School District will: communicate with parents and notify them of school events in a timely, efficient manner communicate learning expectations for students at each grade level provide an environment that promotes positive communication between the teacher, parent and student provide homework assignments that will reinforce classroom instruction provide opportunities for parent conferences and school functions to maximize parent participation

14 The Parent’s Responsibility As a parent, I will try to: see that my child is on time and attends school regularly establish a time for homework and review it regularly encourage my child’s efforts and be available for questions read aloud to my child and let my child see me read be an interested listener as my child reads to me help my child establish a routine for school days attend parent/teacher conferences support the school in its effort to maintain proper discipline help my child learn to resolve differences in positive ways stay aware of what my child is learning respect school staff and the cultural differences of others

15 The Student’s Responsibility As a student, I will try to: attend school regularly work hard to do my best in class and schoolwork help to keep my school safe ask for help when I need it respect and cooperate with other students and adults

16 Acknowledging that parent/guardians are a student's first teachers and that this continuing support is essential for academic success. is committed to the following parent involvement policy: **Parents will annually receive information concerning the implementation of the Schoolwide Title 1, Part A program and will be encouraged to offer suggestions for improving/strengthening the program. (Meeting is held districtwide annually, usually in the spring.) **Parents will be given timely information concerning overall student performance standards and expectations. **Parents will be given timely information concerning campus/state assessment instruments: local assessment measures, TAKS, etc. Campus-Parent Involvement Policy

17 Campus-Parent Involvement Cont. **Parents will be offered opportunities for learning how to foster improved academic performance for their child(ren) through various campus activities. (Parent Meeting, parent conferences, etc.) **Parent representatives will be involved in the development, review and evaluation of the campus improvement plan. **Schoolwide, Title 1 Part A parents will be given an opportunity annually to participate in the School/Parent Compact. (It is reviewed each year at Parent Meeting.) **Parents of students participating in Schoolwide supplementary services will be asked to complete surveys seeking evaluation of the academic instructional program and parental involvement. (If your child receives Schoolwide services, program evaluations will be sent home at the end of the school year.)

18 Q & A What questions can I try and answer for you? Contact me anytime through: email: mooree@whitehouseisd.orgmooree@whitehouseisd.org school phone: 903/839-5656

19 We’re off to a great start Thank you for assisting me in teaching your child. I’m expecting a terrific year.


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