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2 Welcome to Curriculum Night th grade class 梅組 竹組

3 First Day of School! 梅組 (Ume=Plum) 竹組 (Take=Bamboo)

4 Fact or Myth  It is easier to learn a second language when young.  Just being in an immersion classroom will make children proficient in a second language. Fact Myth Attentive Listening Active Participation

5 ACTFL Proficiency Scale Graduation Benchmark & GS Entrance Requirement 8 th Grade Benchmark 5 th Grade Benchmark University Global Scholar Benchmark Novice: words & phrase level Superior: Native or near native of the language Advanced: speak in paragraph level, handle high level academic topics and have good control over grammatical aspects of the language. Intermediate Mid to High: connect sentences and start to speak in paragraph about familiar topics with fairly accurate. The Intermediate low to mid level: be able to maintain sentence level conversation about familiar topics.

6 Japanese Speaking Rubric

7 Basic Literacy Skills Expectations  Students are expected to be able to do: O Use three writing systems appropriately O Compose paragraph writing in Japanese O Read and comprehend various types of texts written in Japanese Read and write Hiragana and Katakana with 100% of accuracy and fluency from memory Read and write studied Kanji from memory

8 Kanji Retention The number of required new Kanji Grade 1-5 learn approx. 200 kanji approx. 500 combinations

9 Keys to Succeed in Japanese Class O Participate in class O Listen attentively O Motivation O Reflect on one’s performance O Perseverance and effort O Ask for help O Complete homework and turn it in on time

10 Japanese Homework O Given on Thursday O Due on the following Wednesday Reading Read aloud: once a day, five times a week Explain the content to show their comprehension Need parent signature Answer comprehension questions in sentences Kanji practice & Writing/Vocabulary practice Math Home Connection when the unit is taught in Japanese

11 Assessments O Weekly Kanji writing test O Weekly Reading Comprehension tests (HW tests) O Multiplication Fluency tests O Ansho (reciting): two or three per quarter o Hiragana/Katakana reading & writing o Kikitori (Listening tests) o Kakitori (dictation) o On-demand writing assignments

12 How You Can Help Your Child O Make sure that your child completes homework by him or herself O Listen to your child’s reading everyday and sign off O Encourage your child to get help if needed O Praise your child when he/she meets your expectations

13 Agreements O Follow teacher’s directions O Listen to the speaker One person speaks at a time Don’t interrupt the speaker Be curious about other person’s point of view O Be respectful to Each other. Personal and school property. O Speak in Japanese O Help each other out O Be safe

14 Discipline and Consequences When a community agreement has been broken teacher will give the student the following: 1. A visual or verbal cue 2. A reminder of the broken agreement 3. A Think Sheet, , or a phone call (parent communication) 4. If the problem persists, we will follow the school Discipline Procedure 5. Serious infractions will result in a phone call to parents as well as a Discipline Referral

15 Think Sheet Name: ____________ Date: ______ During school today, I broke the following community agreement: (Check the triangle that applies to your situation.)   Be respectful   Be resourceful and do your best   Be safe O This is what I did: ______________________________________ ________ O This is what I will do next time: ___________________________________ O This is how my family and teacher can help me: _____________________ Student signature: ________________________ Parent signature: _________________________ (Turn this completed form to Mr. Aubrecht the morning after you received it.) 自分のしたことをかんがえてみましょう。 日づけ__________________ 名前__________________ 今日学校で、わたし/ぼくは五年生のみんなのきまりを まもりませんでした。(下のどれかチェックしましょ う。)  そんけいする  ぜん力でがんばる  安全 ( あんぜん ) にこうどうする O わたし/ぼくのしたこと____________ _______________________ ___________________ O わたし/ぼくがなおすこと___________ _______________________ _______________________ _ O どうしたら、家ぞくや先生はわたし/ぼくに協力出 来ますか___________________ _______________________ ____ 生徒 ( せいと ) のサイン:________ 大人のサイン:____________ ( この紙をきちんと大人の人に見せてから、この紙 をもらったつぎの日のあさにとみ田先生に出しま しょう。 )

16 Learning Community O Importance of a strong learning community. O Conversations and activities regarding what kind of community the students want to create in our classroom. O The students worked together to write a social contract, mottos and CHAMPs posters. O We learned more about each other in sharing ME Bags, letters, writing, reading and math inventories and community meetings

17 Learning Community Ume Social Contract (written by students…..) O We will listen and not talk or interrupt when the teacher or other students are talking O We will respect and take care of each other; we will not make fun of others, bully anyone or spread rumors. We will try to be nice and include everyone O We will try our personal best and it’s okay to make mistakes O We will focus on Learning: stay on task and not waste time O We will speak up. O We will have fun learning. O We will eat healthy snacks & sit at the back table if we have nuts. We will not share our snacks and we will be clean. O We will be quiet and respectful in hallways, stairs, cafeteria and bathrooms

18 Learning Community Take Social Contract (written by students…..) O We will not bully, boss or make fun of people’s friends, work, style etc. O We will listen to what people say and not have side conversations O We will be mindful of people’s pet peeves; fidgeting is okay as long as it is not disruptive O We will not talk back or interrupt anybody O We will keep things neat and organized in the classroom O We will be quiet and respectful in the halls, stairs, lunch and bathrooms O We will not be rude at lunch O We will not share snacks; we will clean up after ourselves and our snacks will be healthy; nuts at the back table O We will take time to cool off if we are upset and then have a respectful conversation, letting people know if they are bothering us O We will be the friendly with everyone, no matter gender O We will turn in our best work O We will not vandalize other peoples’ or school property O We will be safe in the classroom O We will Speak Up O We will try our best and not be hard on ourselves.

19 Learning Community Class Mottos O Just Learn It! O WoHeLo Work Help Love O Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained O Learn ALL or Nothing O Pick up the Pencil! O Mrs. Loveland’s Class: what are you gonna learn today? O I’m Learning It! O Hakuna Matata O If you can’t do it today, you can try again tomorrow

20 O Students thrive in an atmosphere of respect O All students feel that they can voice their opinions and ideas O Students make good choices for the benefit of themselves and the group O Students are offered certain freedoms when the group is successful. (i.e. Free Seat Friday, Girls/Boys Lunch, fidgets, brain games) O Learning becomes less teacher directed as students take charge of their learning Intended Results of Having a Strong Classroom Community

21 Great Expectations What can students expect from Mrs. Loveland? O Mrs. Loveland will be fair O Mrs. Loveland will be respectful O Mrs. Loveland will always have high expectations O Mrs. Loveland will challenge and support each student to work to his or her highest potential

22 Great Expectations What does Mrs. Loveland expect from her students? O Students will be respectful to Mrs. Loveland and each other O Students will work hard and try their best O Students will come to class on time and ready to begin

23 Discipline & Consequences When a community agreement has been broken the teacher will give the student the following: 1. A visual or verbal cue 2. A reminder of the broken agreement 3. A Think Sheet (parent communication) 4. If the problem persists, we will have a meeting with parents/guardians, teachers, and, if needed, the Principal or Assistant Principal 5. Serious infractions will result in a phone call to parents as well as a Discipline Referral

24 O Think Sheet O Name: ____________ Date: ______ O During school today, I broke the following community agreement: O (Check the triangle that applies to your situation.) O  Be respectful O  Be resourceful and do your best O  Be safe O This is what I did: ___________________________________________ ___ O This is what I will do next time: ___________________________________ O This is how my family and teacher can help me: _____________________ O Student signature: ________________________ O Parent signature: _________________________ O (Turn this completed form to Mrs. Loveland the morning after you received it.) O 自分のしたことをかんがえてみましょう。 O 日づけ_________________ _ O 名前__________________ O 今日学校で、わたし/ぼくは五年生のみんな のきまりをまもりませんでした。(下のどれ かチェックしましょう。) O そんけいする O 色々なことをためして、ぜん力を出す O 安全 ( あんぜん ) にこうどうする O わたし/ぼくのしたこと_________ ____________________ ____________________ _____ O わたし/ぼくがなおすこと________ ____________________ ____________________ __________ O どうしたら、家ぞくや先生はわたし/ぼくに 協力出来ますか_____________ ____________________ _____________ O 生徒 ( せいと ) のサイン:________ O 大人のサイン:____________ ( この紙をきちんと大人の人に見せてから、この紙 をもらったつぎの日のあさにあんどう先生に 出しましょう。 )

25 Mrs. Loveland’s Goals O Create an engaging and fun learning environment O Meet new challenges with a positive attitude O Foster students’ love of learning O Help students Exceed State, District and National Benchmarks O Guide students’ understanding of their role in the classroom learning community O Help students see themselves as capable, independent learners O Help students establish a sense of responsibility and good study habits O Prepare students for Middle School

26 Reading Curriculum O Updated Scott Foresman Curriculum O Student accounts accessible online O Strategies and Skills to help students reading and comprehension O Utilize a variety of texts (TCI SS Alive) O Thank you PTA!!! O Classroom lending library O Novel studies O Vocabulary & Grammar study

27 Writing O Journal writing O Revision and editing process O Opinion O Expository, with large research component O Poetry O Writers Workshop Model

28 Math, Science and Social Studies O Units in both Japanese and English classrooms O Hands-on integrated approach to learning O Social Studies Alive curriculum with individual student online accounts (yea PTA!) Social Studies Alive O Bridges Math Curriculum Bridges Math O Science Units: Ecology, Universe, and Variables O MATH FACT FLUENCY!!

29 Math, Science and Social Studies Standards O Math Standards: O Science Standards O Social Studies: O Reading: O Common Core State Standards:  CCSS in kid language : er123/2012/12/03/i-can-common-core-standards-k-5/ CCSS in kid language er123/2012/12/03/i-can-common-core-standards-k-5/

30 English Homework Composition Notebooks O Assignment given every other Friday O Due 11 days later on Tuesday O Students need to plan ahead of time to complete Daily reading expectations O minutes in a variety of genres O Occasional book assignments; SS Alive reading homework Due 2 – 3 times a week: O Math Home Connection O Due on either Tuesday or Friday Homework Calendars are in Student Binders

31 Grading O 4 grading periods throughout the year O Curricula and report card are aligned with state standards O Variety of formative and summative assessments O Smarter Balance State Assessment O Typing practice at home would be an assethttp://www.smarterbalanced.org/smarter- balanced-assessments/http://www.smarterbalanced.org/smarter- balanced-assessments/

32 Parent Volunteers If you are interested, please contact us. English class volunteer opportunity O Tuesdays and Fridays to check in homework During occasional Art classes: O Ume Tuesday 8:50-9:30 O Take Tuesday 8:10-8:50 Japanese speaking volunteers: You will be asked to : O Listen to individual students’ ansho (reciting) or reading O Create materials O Event help O Help with their Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji

33 Attendance When your child is or will be absent  Please let the office know  If you know in advance that your child will be absent please let us know  Students will be expected to check in with teachers and make up missed assignments 8:05 Tardy Bell When your child comes into class after tardy bell, your child will be marked tardy. Call the school office by 10:00 am if you need to change your child’s after school plan for the day. No children permitted on school grounds without an adult before or after school; students should stay in the cafeteria until bell rings

34 Communication & Website 1.Mrs. Loveland’s Weekly Blog :Blog 2.Tomita sensei’s website: ① Go to Richmond Website: ② Go to staff pages ③ Click Tomita-Farrell, Miki Japanese specific information In an effort to save paper, we'd like to communicate as much as possible with you electronically.

35 Please remember to… O Sign up for a conference time Conference dates: Oct 29, Oct 30 O Take materials found in your child’s mail box with you O Make sure that you are verified as a volunteer for this year O Write questions on note cards to leave if we don’t get to answer them.

36 Thank you for coming ありがとう O Jen Loveland O Miki Farrell : Tomita sensei O Yoshimi Miwa (Intern)


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