Presentation on theme: "Granger Elementary School Teacher/Parent/Student Agreement"— Presentation transcript:
1 Granger Elementary School Teacher/Parent/Student Agreement Commitment to EducationExemplary Students!
2 AS A TEACHER OF GRANGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, I AGREE TO… Provide high quality instruction in a way that will motivate and encourage all children.Attend and implement staff development regarding best teaching practices.Hold parent-teacher conferences at least once per school year, and be accessible by phone, , and notes for consultations regarding the child’s achievement.Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress, including 3-week progress reports, 6-week report cards, and on-going assessment of daily work.Provide parents with opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s education.
3 AS A PARENT OF GRANGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, I AGREE TO… Make sure my child is rested, on time, and prepared for school each day.Know how my child is doing in school by communicating with teachers by notes, phone calls, or s.Monitor my child’s homework and make sure study time is in a quiet place.Encourage educational activities and read at least 20 minutes daily with my child.Be an active participant in my child’s education.
4 AS A STUDENT OF GRANGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, I AGREE TO… Come to school rested and ready to learn with the necessary supplies.Always put forth my best effort to do schoolwork and homework in a quality manner, and ask for help when I need it.Share papers, behavior log and folder with my parents, and return signed papers & notes to my teacher.Read on my own and with my family every day for at least 20 minutes.Be respectful of myself and all members of Granger Elementary School.
5 Our Philosophy“They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” –AnonymousHelp my students achieve the highest quality performance they canWarm and nurturing environmentStudent has ownership of their learningStudents are engagedDifferentiate instructionTeach at higher levels of thinking
6 Goals and Expectations Goals and expectations are aligned with the state learning standards for first grade. (TEKSDRA (Developmental Reading Assessment)Level 3(C))at the beginning of the year and level 16(I) at the end of the year.Other Diagnostic assessments.Leveled ReadersPlease return next day. Students that do notreturn their books will change their color.
7 Things in my backpackFolder with Behavior log - please initial it everydayNewsletter/ Homework (Received and Returned each Friday)Book Bag on Monday - Thursday
8 Backpack cont.Blue Thursday FolderGraded school work
9 Behavioral Expectations Work and Study HabitsPersonal BehaviorBlue, Green, Yellow, Orange, RedStarts on green each day.Children that receive more than one yellow per six weeks will receive an S on their report card.
10 Curriculum Thinking Maps Number Corner Investigations Critical Thinking SkillsJohnny Can Spell/Spelling SkillsReaders/Writers Workshop/Guided ReadingScience and Social Studies Units
11 Homework Read 20 minutes daily Write spelling words Practice sight wordsPhonogram practiceComprehension activitiesMath practice activity
13 ReadingReading is a major part of our lives; therefore, your child’s education. It takes a partnership between us, as teachers and you as parents, to truly achieve success in the early stages of reading development.
14 Tips for ReadingDon’t leave home without a book. Have your child bring along a book or magazine any time you’ll have to spend time waiting, such as a doctor’s visit.Once is not enough. Encourage your child to re-read favorite books and poems. With repeated readings, your child should be able to read more quickly and accurately. This increases fluency.Use the television. Set the television on closed captioning so your child can read about what is happening on the show.
15 Tips for ReadingTimed reading. Time your child as he or she reads. The next time they read, they can try to beat their old time.Read in voices. Reading in character voices or silly voices may make reading time at home more enjoyable.Explore online reading. starfall.com or tumblebooks.com (log in: go to the library page, user name:nisdtx; password: books) are great resources for online books.
16 Tips for Reading Predict Look for important information. Look through the pictures.Think about what you already know.Think about what you will learn.Think about what will happen next.
17 reread, read ahead, use a dictionary, or ask for help. Tips for ReadingMonitorHave them point to the words as they read.Ask questions…“Does this make sense?”“Does it look right?”Try “fix ups”…reread, read ahead, use a dictionary, or ask for help.
18 Tips for Reading Summarize Retell the story. Think about the story parts(characters, setting, beginning, middle, & end).Think about the main idea and details.
19 Tips for Reading Evaluate How do you feel about what was read? Do you agree or disagree?Does it remind you of a time in your own life?Is there anything that you read that you still have a question about?
20 Reading GroupsThis year the first grade teachers are working together to meet the reading needs of each child. We will be combining students in different classes according to their reading level. Some of the students will remain in their class for reading instruction while others will move to a different class for that portion of the day.
21 Reading Strategies to get Tough on Tricky Words Look at the picture cluesThink about what you know about the wordReread the sentence and get your mouth ready for the part you knowSkip, read on and come back (context clues)Question yourself “What will make sense?”
22 Thanks for ComingYou can now meet your child’s teacher in their classroom to sign up for conferences. For your child’s privacy please remember this is not the time for a conference about your child’s progress.