A Little About Me: This is my fourth year at Ivy Academia. Prior to Ivy, I taught kindergarten, a combo of first/second grade, and fourth grade. I went to school here at California State University, Northridge for both my BA in Educational Studies and my teaching credential.
Back To School Agenda #1: Conferences: - Scheduled Parent / Teacher Conferences are in October (Oct. 22 nd, 23 rd, and 24 th – Minimum Days) - Please let me know if there is any other time that you would like to have a conference throughout the year. Just e-mail me and we can arrange it : firstname.lastname@example.org
Back To School Agenda #2: - Drop Off and Pick-Up Procedures: - Please be safe, obey traffic laws, and do not block driveways. - In the morning the gates open at 7:15. School starts at 8:15 - School ends and dismissal begins at 2:45.
Back To School Agenda #3: Volunteers: - Check your e-mails please. - I like to communicate via e-mail, please inform me soon if this is not a good way to send out classroom news and information. - Whenever there is a project or assistance needed, I will send out an email. Just respond to the email and I will sign you up. - Volunteer Hours: 25 hours for one child & 40 hours for more than one child
Back To School Agenda #4: Birthdays: - Please, no birthday invitations delivered to school unless there is one invitation for every child in the class. Otherwise, feel free to use the class roster to mail invitations to specific families. Thank you for your understanding. - There will be no individual class parties. At the beginning of each month, we will celebrate all the birthdays from that month together. (First Thursday of every month)
Back To School Agenda #5: Ivy Community: - Ivy Community = student run businesses, where the children learn about product development, business operations, people skills, etc.. - Ivy Community will take place on Friday afternoons, when we are in our Friday Formal Attire. - Ivy Community has already begun and shopping will start in November.
Back To School Agenda #6: Emergency Kits Emergency Cards Shared Support Agreement - Please bring them in ASAP. - Thank you to those who have turned them in already.
Back To School Agenda #7: Behavior: This year I will be using a positive behavior support plan. The class will always have a character train which we are focusing on mastering. These traits will change and be chosen according to classroom need. Students who are displaying positive behavior will earn compliments and awards.
Back To School Agenda #8: Four Things : For every lesson there will be four things discussed: - Entrepreneurial Standards: (How does this lesson relate to being an entrepreneur?) - Essential Questions: (What do we need to learn from this lesson?) - Common Core Standards: (What do we need to know in 3 rd grade?) - Depth and Complexity: (How can we think in a more deep and complex way?)
Back To School Agenda #9: First Grade Curriculum: Language Arts- Students will be using a language arts program called Core Knowledge. Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a comprehensive, preschool through fifth grade program for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking while also building students’ vocabulary and knowledge across essential domains in literature, global and American history, and the sciences. In the early grades, CKLA focuses on oral language development through carefully sequenced read-alouds as well as systematic instruction in reading and writing skills.
Science Science- Through Core Knowledge students explore different aspects of science: the human body, astronomy, animals, and habitats.
Math Mathematics- In math, students will be using a new curriculum called Everyday Mathematics. In first grade, Everyday Mathematics focuses on procedures, concepts, and applications in four critical areas: Understanding addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20 Understanding whole number relationships and place value, including grouping by tens and ones Understanding linear measurement as iterating length units Composing and decomposing geometric shapes and reasoning about the attributes of shape
Social Studies Social Studies- Through Core Knowledge students explore different aspects of history: early world civilizations, early American civilizations, frontier explorers, fables, and stories.
Back To School Agenda #10: Homework : Students will be required to complete homework on a nightly basis, Monday through Thursday, which is expected to be completed and returned each Friday. Homework will include practice online using IXL. In addition, students will need to complete a weekly reading log, which will be completed each week. Homework calendars will be sent home on Monday and are to be returned by the start of school on Friday. Projects may also be assigned on a quarterly basis.
Back To School Agenda #11: Number Grades: 4321 Excelling at the Standard Meeting the Standard Progressing toward the Standard Not Meeting the Standard
Back To School Agenda #12: Comments / Thoughts / Questions: