Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Mrs. Connell’s Curriculum Night. When I’m not teaching… District Chairperson for Elementary Social Studies District Writing Committee District."— Presentation transcript:
When I’m not teaching… District Chairperson for Elementary Social Studies District Writing Committee District Report Card Committee Blogger on Scholastic’s Top Teaching Scholastic’s National Advisory Board Leonard Safety Patrol Supervisor Leonard Student Council Advisor Leonard Science Committee Community volunteer Active in my children’s activities Love to cook, travel, garden and read
My Background University of Michigan BA-Ed MA Reading-Reading Specialist Certification EdSpecialist Degree- Specialty in Curriculum Starting my 24th year at Leonard! My best education??
Why do I teach? “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein
Nuts and Bolts www.geniaconnell.com Curriculum Common Core: What your child should know by the end of third grade Important Dates MEAP Oct. 9, 10, 16 Room Mom-Mrs. Brown
Important Times Morning Bell rings at 9:05 Classes start at 9:10 Lunch 12:20-1:00 Dismissal 4:01
Snack Time Students can pack a healthy snack to eat mid-morning.
My Teaching Philosophy All children are gifted All children can succeed We learn by doing and we move forward from our mistakes Success is the best motivator
My Teaching Philosophy Children learn by doing Projects are done in school Children will be children, I help guide them toward making good decisions during the school day.
The Heart of my Classroom Rules Don’t be afraid to try Put effort into whatever you do Be respectful to others Be responsible Don’t freak out!
Expectations "If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves." ~Thomas Edison
Child/Parent Responsibilities Support and guide your child, don’t do it for him or her. (Backpacks, homework, snacks, etc) Show mom and dad what you can do on your own. Always remember: No harm has ever come to a child who forgot their homework, folder or library book. (The first few times)
3 rd GradeSpeak Translations I don’t know what to do!
3 rd Grader Means I don’t feel like doing this right now, so I have an idea, why don’t you just do it for me?
3 rd Grader Says… She didn’t tell us what to do!
3 rd Grader Means Actually she did tell us what to do, but there may be a slight chance I wasn’t listening, so why don’t you just tell me now.
3rd Grader Says… This is too hard! (AKA) I don’t get it!
3 rd Grader Means… I would much rather be watching TV right now, so why don’t you tell me to do it later, or better yet, why don’t you just do this for me.
3 rd Grader Means… Please don’t look in my backpack.
My Mission for your Child Each and Every Day for Each and Every Child. I will do my best each day to give your child relevant knowledge, the courage to try new things, the curiosity to seek new answers and the ability to be the best they can be. And I plan for us to have a lot of fun in the process! “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing". ~Malcom Forbes