Presentation on theme: "With Ms. Jenkins. Hello! Welcome to Back To School Night! My name is Kelly Jenkins and I will be your child’s teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. I."— Presentation transcript:
With Ms. Jenkins
Hello! Welcome to Back To School Night! My name is Kelly Jenkins and I will be your child’s teacher for the school year. I am a 2000 graduate of The College of New Jersey and a 2011 graduate of Grand Canyon University with a M.Ed in Curriculum: Reading and Instruction. I have a Standard Teaching Certificate in Pre-K through Grade 3 and I am Highly Qualified in Reading- currently applying for Certification in Teaching Reading. This will be my 14 th year of teaching. Prior to joining CSS, I taught 2 nd Grade for 8 years and Pre-K for 5 years before that. I have twin brothers who are 13 and just began the 8 th Grade! I am excited to be your partner on this journey through First Grade!
I graduated from Drexel University I taught in Philadelphia for 14 years before I came to CSS (k, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades) I've been at CSS for 4 years, 3 of which were in Kindergarten I'm married with 2 children, Santino 4 and Joey 24, I also have a 4 year old grandson Anthony I love spending time with my family My favorite subject is Math Summer is my favorite season because I love going to the beach The Phillies are my favorite sports team
Reporting absences is a basic responsibility of the parent/guardian of our students. Parents/Guardians are to call the school ext. by 8:40 a.m. to report a student absent. Our “School Messenger ” automated phone system will continue to be the first call you receive from our district if your child has been recorded absent by the classroom teacher and you have not called to report that absence. If you forget to call in your child’s absence and then you receive a School Messenger automated phone call, please listen to that message and immediately follow the prompts on the message. Calling the school after you receive the School Messenger message is a critical part of the attendance process and is your responsibility. Please call immediately so we can verify that your child is absent.
On the first day of school, the students made up a list of expectations. We talked about what they would want when they were learning. Then, they came up with these three important expectations. Follow Directions Be Ready to Learn Make Good Smart Choices
We “PAWS” to Be…. Safe Kind Respectful Responsible The BEST that we can be!
This year, we will be using the Frogtastic Behavior Chart to build positive behavior within the classroom. Students’ frogs are "hopped" up the chart for good, PAWS behavior. Behavior Charts are kept in the student's red folder and updated daily to reflect the child's behavior on that day. Parents are expected to sign the behavior chart each night and return it to school the following day.
ELA includes Phonics, Writing, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Workshop Writing Program is Lucy Calkins Guided Reading is small group, differentiated instruction. Reader’s Workshop: interact with the story through meta-cognition and group/partner discussions Phonics Program is Fountas & Pinnell.
Math is delivered in Math Workshop Format. Small Group & Differentiated Instruction Both ELA and Math incorporates “I Can” statements. I CAN Statements contain a list of all secure skills by quarter. I CAN Statements allow students to become responsible for their learning because they demonstrate what they can do. Teachers distribute I CAN Statements in the beginning of the year so parents are aware of the specific skills being focused on during the school year. ~Taken from the District’s website Instruction is student focused and facilitated by the teacher and the Aide.
We, here at CSS, understand that birthdays are important to students and their families. If you would like to send in a treat for your child’s birthday, please send a note or in advance to let me know which day is good for you. The District’s Wellness Policy- which can be found on the website under 'Health Office' – was sent home on the first day of school. As a rule of thumb, any treat that lists sugar as its first ingredient does not comply with the District’s Policy. Cupcakes will not be distributed to students. In Addition: Please keep in mind that distributing birthday party invitations at school is prohibited unless you are inviting all students. Thank you for understanding.