Reading The Comprehension Toolkit *Focuses on “Reading as Thinking” *Builds key thinking strategies for increased comprehension *Supports time for shared reading, guided reading groups, small groups, independent reading, and collaborative discussions. *Students read a variety of genres. *Matches students with “just right” reading texts. Fountas & Pinnell Word Study *Builds word knowledge through instruction in phonics, spelling patterns, high frequency word knowledge, vocabulary development, and word- solving actions.
Mathematics Everyday Mathematics *Emphasizes conceptual understanding while building a mastery of basic skills. *Relates math to real life situations. *Hands-on activities *Practice through Games *Cooperative learning through partner and small-group activities *Home and School partnership www.everydaymathonline.com
Everyday Mathematics Units of Study Semester Units First Semester Number and Operations in Base 10: Understanding Place Value Demonstrate competence extending the counting sequence (Objective 2) Demonstrate competence understanding place value (Objective 1, 3, & 4) Operations and Algebraic Thinking (Addition and Subtraction) Demonstrate competence representing and solving problems involving addition and subtraction. (Objective 1) Demonstrate competence adding and subtracting within 20. (Objective 2) Number and Operations in Base 10: Deepening Understanding of Place Value Demonstrate competence using place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract. (Objectives 5-9) Measurement and Data Demonstrate competence measuring and estimating lengths in standard units. (Objectives 1-4) Develop competence representing and interpreting data (Objectives 9-10).
Everyday Mathematics Units of Study Second Semester Number and Operations in Base 10: Extending Place Value Demonstrate competence using place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract. (Objectives 5-9) Demonstrate competence relating addition and subtraction to length. (Objectives 5 -6) Geometry, Measurement (Time & Money), Operations and Algebraic Thinking (Foundations for Multiplication) Develop competence reasoning with shapes and their attributes (Objectives 1-3) Demonstrate competence working with time and money (Objectives 7-8) Demonstrate competence working with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication (Objectives 3
Social Studies TCI My Community The Pre-K- Twelfth grade social studies curriculum is to develop responsible, action-oriented citizens with a personal, global, and historical understanding of cultural diversity and community.
Character Education *Compassion *Honesty/Integrity *Respect *Self-Discipline *Courage *Perseverance *Responsibility/Accountability *Team Work Tribes *Attentive Listening *Appreciation/No Put Downs *Right to Pass *Mutual Respect *Safety
Language Arts Write Source Process of writing Forms of writing Word study Proofreaders guide Additional Resources and Experiences: Personal narratives, Expository, Opinion Writing Descriptive writing Poetry Journal writing Writer’s Workshop & Writing Crafts Friendly letters Making books
Technology Integrated into the daily routine of the classroom through: *Student productivity *Communication and collaboration *Delivery of lessons *Classroom management *Smart Board *Audio Enhancers *Document Camera
Science and Health *Science and Technology for Children: *Students make their own discoveries *Knowledge is actively constructed by the learner *Hand-on *Scientific reasoning skills *Units of Study -Soils -Solids & Liquids -Life cycles Harcourt Health Focus *Safety *Healthy-Habits *Decision-Making Skills *Interpersonal Skills
World Language *Emphasis on the Spanish Language *Integrated into the curriculum *Develops awareness *Appreciation of other cultures *Cultural comparisons
Student Goals *Love of Learning *Independent *Responsible *Compassionate *Resourceful *Flexible *Knowledgeable Teacher Goals *Support and Nurture *Develop Talents *Meet Individual Needs *Integrate Learning Styles *Connect Curriculum to the Real-World *Challenge and Grow *Partner with Parent s
Two Way Communication Emails Notes Phone Calls Conferences It is a partnership in your child’s learning
Reading homework: Read 15-20 minutes each day. Math homework: Will be sent home in folders. Phonics & Sight Words: Study for assessments on Fridays. Differentiated homework : Sent home once a month.
If for some reason a child is having difficulty following our class procedures/rules, I will send you a note, email, or I will call you. I believe it is so important for us all to communicate throughout the year so we are all on the "same page" and "same team". I only want what is best for you and your child. Our class marble jar is a fun way to reinforce good class behavior, Marbles will are placed in the jar when good behavior is exemplified in the halls, bathrooms, recess, as well as in the classroom. When the jar is full, we will have a special "fun day" to celebrate our success!
8:50-9:25 Morning Announcements, calendar/daily schedule, & group time 9:25-10:00 Writing 10:00-10:10 Snack/restroom Break 10:10-10:55 Writing, Reading/Language Arts, Reading Centers (Daily Four)* 10:55-11:10 Morning Recess 11:10-11:50 Writing, Reading/ Language Arts, Reading Centers (cont.) 11:55-12:35 Lunch/ Recess 12:35-12:50 Restroom Break 12:50-1:30 Specials- Art, Music, or P.E. 1:30-2:30 Math 2:30-3:20 Math, Science, and Social Studies (Spanish once a week on Tuesday) 3:20-3:30 Agendas/Pass out papers 3:30 Dismiss Media-Thursday 1:45 Computer-Wednesday 2:00 Counseling- 2 nd Wednesday of each month *Daily Four includes: read to self/partner reading, word work, writing, and small group instruction
We will be going to the Oxley Nature Center on October 22.
Healthy Snacks and Birthdays *We have individual snacks each morning. Please send a healthy, low sugar snack that can recharge his/her brain and body. Make sure the snacks do not have nuts or any nut products. The school is really trying to promote healthy eating choices. However, I know birthdays are special days to celebrate at school. So, it is up to you on how you would like to celebrate. We will celebrate at our 10:55 morning recess or at the end of the day 3:00. The three important things to remember about food are: 1. Must be store bought 2. must contain NO NUT products 3. the ingredient label must be provided. Please know that you are not required to provide anything for your child’s birthday.