Presentation on theme: "Mrs. Hall Tiffany Park Elementary. Grew up in Sammamish, WA Went to the University of Washington Moved to Arizona, Masters from ASU Early Childhood."— Presentation transcript:
Grew up in Sammamish, WA Went to the University of Washington Moved to Arizona, Masters from ASU Early Childhood Education Taught Head Start for 2 years in Phoenix This is my third year at Tiffany Park!
READING: Reading Streets, Scott Foresman Zoo Phonics Comprehension Toolkit Letters and sounds Recognizing and writing our names Story details like characters, settings and sequence Blending sounds together in words to read
Math: Math Investigations, Scott Foresman Counting Collections Number names and counting sequence Counting to tell the number of objects Comparing numbers 2 and 3 dimensional shapes Basic understanding of place value Measurement Simple addition and subtraction within 10
Writing: Lucy Calkins’ Writer’s Workshop Students move from learning the uses for writing to producing their own written stories about real moments in their lives. Handwriting without Tears Focus on correct letter formation and spatial awareness Science: FOSS Science Kits used for 3 units of study Animals 2x2, Wood and Paper, and Trees Social Studies: Second Step Used to help students learn about how to listen and to understand feelings and problem solving Art: Integrated in the curriculum and unit themes
DIBELS Reading test that measures letter naming and first sound fluency, nonsense word reading and sound segmentation. Unit Tests At the end of each unit of study in science, reading, writing and math Skills Checks and Informal Assessments Data collected daily and weekly to help inform me of where they need extra help or might need to go beyond.
Monday –Thursday 8:30- First bell 8:35-Tardy bell—work begins 8:35-8:50- Morning work, check-in, and morning meeting 8:50-9:20- Writer’s Workshop 9:20-10:00- Whole group reading instruction 10:00-10:15- Recess 10:20-11:25- Small group reading instruction and skills practice 11:30-12:05- Lunch and recess 12:10-1:25- Math routines, whole group instruction and math work stations (hands-on practice) 1:30-2:15- Specialists (MUSIC, PE, LIBRARY) 2:20-2:45- Handwriting and Read Aloud 2:45-2:55- Pack up and Snack 3:10- Dismissal
Friday (Late Start) 10:00- First bell 10:05-Tardy bell—work begins 10:05-10:20- Morning work, check-in, and morning meeting 10:20-11:25- Reading whole group and small group instruction 11:30-12:05- Lunch and recess 12:10-1:10- Math routines, whole group instruction and math work stations (hands-on practice) 1:10-1:25- Recess 1:30-1:55- Writer’s Workshop & Friday Sharing 2:00-2:35- Specialists (MUSIC) 2:40-2:55- Pack up and Snack 3:10- Dismissal
Tiffany Park Tigers… P articipate respectfully A ct responsibly W ill follow directions Will be s afe Tiger Paws School-wide reward for following expectations
Linked to Tiger PAWS Listen when someone is speaking Use the listening rules from Second Step to show that you’re listening Raise your hand to speak Follow directions quickly Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat Make smart choices
Scoreboard Smileys and frownies Practicing and re-learning expectations when necessary Super Improver Wall
Reading Log Sent home on Mondays—returned on Fridays Check the weekly news for information about what we’re studying each week and look for the “Family Times” to help reinforce skills at home I will sometimes send home practice packets that target specific skills Unfinished work
Two students each week to bring something to share Something they made Something from nature Something that is special to your family No toys please
Your child may bring a treat to share with the class on his or her birthday and the students will sing and make a card. Please let me know if this conflicts with your beliefs Please keep it simple! No balloons, treat bags or juice boxes. A small treat is fine. Please ask me first about classroom allergies. All food must be store bought. If your child’s birthday falls on a weekend we will celebrate the week before Summer birthdays will also be celebrated during the school year.
Please be sure to fill out the WA State Patrol Form and have it on file in case you’d like to come help in the classroom. Contact me if you have time available and interest in helping with some or all of the following: Field Trip (late May or early June) Regular classroom volunteering Materials preparation at home Classroom celebrations
We use real objects to practice counting in a program called Counting Collections We would love counting collections donations! Some helpful items are: Plastic bread ties Plastic bottle caps Old keys Beans or pasta Puzzle pieces
Please be sure and check and send back your child’s “take home folder” each day Read the school newsletter (monthly) and classroom newsletter (weekly) for information about events, announcements, and what we’re learning Feel free to call or email me any time with questions or concerns
Remember to send your child to school tomorrow with a bear so that they can take part in our teddy bear picnic! If they do not have a bear, I have one that they can adopt for the day