Classroom/School Routines Snack & Lunch Healthy choices 2 snacks and lunch (extra snacks if needed) Reusable water bottle Lockers Indoor shoes & extra clothes Agenda Please sign beside your child’s message everyday Leave notes on opposite side Agenda is checked and signed by me each morning
Classroom/School Routines Portal Please check regularly for updates Important dates, information, pictures and suggestions for home will be posted Instructions were sent home Communication Newsletter will be sent home each month Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions or concerns
Classroom/School Routines Pizza and milk forms will be available online School newsletter is emailed each month School website has link to newsletter Let the school know of any change in your child’s routine Library 1 or 2 books at a time Send book back once finished in order to get a new one (no set library day) Science & Physical Education teacher is Ms. Sawchuk
Curriculum The Daily 5 A way to structure the literacy block so all students are engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. Read to self, Read to someone, Listen to reading, Work on writing and Word work. Math Hands-on with a focus on problem solving, group work and 3 part lessons. Before (Minds on) During (Action) After (Consolidation) The focus is not on worksheets
Curriculum Language Reading, Writing, Oral Communication Math 5 strands (Number Sense and Numeration, Geometry & Spatial sense, Measurement, Patterning & Algebra, Data Management & Probability. Religion/Fully Alive Social Studies Gym/Health Arts (Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Dance)
Technology We have a class ipad that will be used for educational math and literacy games. It will also be used to document learning through the use of pictures. Computer lab/Classroom computer Smartboard
Assessment & Evaluation Students will be continuously assessed before learning, during learning and after learning. This ensures that differentiated instruction can take place (the needs of all students are met.) Anecdotal notes, checklists, observation, conference, tasks etc. Success Criteria (what is the task? What are the expectations?) and Rubrics (outlines the levels of performance, lines up with the success criteria)
What will come home? You will see work come home occasionally. A few writing pieces a month. Our math is very hands on and focuses on group work and problem solving. We will use our math journal to record our work most of the time. Golden Math Ticket (This will let you know if your child needs extra practice in a certain area.)
Raz Kids We will be beginning Raz kids soon. More info to come It is an online home reading program that allows the children to choose books at their reading level
Homework Please read every night with your child. Your child will bring home activities to complete at home occasionally. These activities will be a way to reinforce what we are working on in class. I will leave suggestions on the Portal and in our class newsletter.
Learning Skills These are the most important are of the report card. The 6 learning skills are: Initiative, Self- Regulation, Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work & Collaboration. Please see the Class Portal for a link that further explains these skills.