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Introductions I grew up in Carlsbad. I went to college at Sonoma State University. I have a 16 th month old son, Landon, and a 7 week old son, Carter. This is my 8 th year of teaching. I have been at LCM for the last 7 years. I love teaching and I feel SO lucky to have such an amazing job!
Introductions I grew up in Escondido. I went to college at Cal State San Marcos. I have a five year old daughter, Mckenna, and a 21 month old daugher, Bailee. This is my 8 th year teaching. I have worked at LCM and TOES. I am passionate about teaching and feel blessed to have such a rewarding career.
Welcome to 4 th Grade! With so much curriculum to cover, we have a busy schedule! TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 8:45-9:00 Opening Opening/ Flag Salute 9:00-10:00 Math 10:00-11:10 ELA Social Studies/ Science ELA Social Studies/ Science ELA Social Studies/ Science ELA Social Studies/ Science ELA Social Studies/ Science 11:10-11:30 Recess 11:30-12:05 D.I.R.T. Writing 12:05-12:50 PE Science Garden/Music WritingPE Writing/ Library (12:20- 12:50) 12:50-1:35 Lunch 1:35-2:10 Literature 2:15-3:05 Writing Early Release Pack up & Dismissal 2:10 WritingBuddies/ Art 3:05-3:10 Pack up & Dismissal 3:10 Pack up & Dismissal 3:10 Pack up & Dismissal 3:10 Pack up & Dismissal 3:10
Classroom Management We are big believers in POSITIVE reinforcement! We are always looking for students doing the right thing! However, if a student continues to make the wrong choices after a warning, they will have to “pull a slip.” If the behavior continues, the student will need to go to detention and complete a reflection form.
Class Dojo Excellent tool to assist with classroom management. Helps keep track of positive and negative behaviors. Parents can have access to their child’s information EACH DAY! Students can create a log-in, design their own avatar, and keep track of their progress. http://www.classdojo.com
Living the Dolphin Way Do Your Best Work Help Others Succeed Respect Your School Always do the right thing, even when no one is looking!
7 Habits of Happy Kids Habit 1: Be Proactive I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking. Habit 2: Begin With the End In Mind I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. Habit 3: Put First things First I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and achieve my goals. I am disciplined and organized. Habit 4: Think Win-Win I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ emotional bank accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives. I look for ways to be a good citizen. Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident and in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking. Habit 6: Synergize I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I work well in groups, even with people who are different from me. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble. Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw I take care of my body by eating right and exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.
Classroom Economy Students will be held responsible for a number of things in room 6. As a reward and motivation, students will be “paid” for the doing the following things: ∙ a weekly job ∙ being a table captain ∙ returning homework ∙ Showing the Dolphin Way!
Executive Assistant $20.00/week *Helps teacher with passing out and collecting papers *Organizes lunch cards *Takes paperwork to the office *Assists with teaching/projects when needed Room 6 Jobs Treasurer $15.00/week *Pays students for various reasons when asked by teacher *Exchanges Bailey Bucks when the Coupon Store is open *Pays the weekly salary to the students who have a class job Librarian $10.00/week *Collects and returns library books to the library in the morning *Keeps our Classroom Library neat and organized *Keeps the Library Checkout Book at his/her desk Table Captains (1/table group) $10.00/week *Checks that all table group members have all homework assignments *Records complete and missing homework assignments *Collects team members’ papers and puts them in number order *Keeps table crate/pencil cup near chair to pass out materials Supply Manager $10.00/week *Sharpens pencils in the bucket when needed *Checks on paper supply on shelves and restocks when needed *Keeps all supply areas neat and organized Points Recorder $5.00/week *Records class/table group points when asked by the teacher *Tallies the class/table points at the end of each week and gives a report
Homework Homework will be given each Monday-Thursday. All assignments will be given for the purpose to reinforce what we are learning in class. Homework should NOT take more than 30 minutes plus additional time for independent reading. If your child is spending more than this amount of time on his/her homework, please contact us via email or phone call. A note from you explaining why homework is incomplete will prevent your child from being penalized. Please check your child’s assignment notebook nightly. This is another great tool for communicating with me. I would like you to please sign the assignment notebook each day during the week.
3 Point Response 1.Write a complete sentence with a capital letter and a period. 2.Use words from the question in your answer. 3.Include evidence to support your answer. Example Question: What is your favorite color? Response: My favorite color is yellow because it is bright and cheerful.
Teamwork We are looking forward to a fun and successful year! We believe that it takes teamwork to accomplish this! This year we will be communicating with all room 6 families through the following things: ∙ Weekly newsletters ∙ Emails ∙ Phone calls (positive too!) ∙ Dolphin Envelopes
LCM College Days College Wednesdays-wear college t-shirt or colors Focus on what it means to be college ready Talk about different colleges and what is unique about each one Getting students excited about going to college!
Birthday Celebrations While we LOVE celebrating birthdays, we have a strict Wellness Policy that does not include treats for students. Please be considerate of this when it is your child’s birthday! Some options besides food include: birthday book donation (to LCM’s library or our class library) pencils
We Love Our PTO!!! Please support our hard working, generous PTO as they support all of us!
Have some extra time? Interested in Volunteering? Please take a minute to check out our volunteer sign up sheets. Feel free to email us with any questions or concerns about this!