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Welcome to Open House 2014-2015 Amy Baumgartner 630-439-8144 email@example.com
Communication Weekly “Keeping in Touch” Newsletter will be on my website and come home/be emailed on Monday Weekly conference/update with students about reading totals Assignment notebooks and take home folders – Mrs. Stefani and I check daily Wednesdays-newsletters, LEHSO information,--sent home or emailed SOCS online website – www.lisle202.orgwww.lisle202.org
Desk Tour Letter from your child Paper for you to respond to your child Survey AUP Handbook Sign-Off My Classroom Management policy (web) My Schedule (web) 4 th Grade information packet
Reading Assessments MAP testing STAR test – for Accelerated Reader levels (information in packet) Running Records – reading level AIMS Web Fluency test Helps to determine students independent and instructional reading level These assessments help to give me information about your child as a reader. They help me to make some decisions about grouping, assessment, and instructional activities. I also conference with students to assess them informally.
AT LA Curriculum - Vocabulary and Word Work Words Their Way Building Vocabulary – 5 th grade edition Think Analogies Word Masters Analogy Competitions – Dec. 3, Feb. 18, April 22 Students learn multiple meanings of words and how to do analogies
AT LA Curriculum - Comprehension College of William and Mary Close Reading Strategies Shared and Interactive Reading Bloom’s Taxonomy of Higher Level Thinking Skills Accelerated Reader Small Group Work Emphasis on Literature and Nonfiction Texts Reading Response Journals
AT LA Curriculum - Writing Lucy Calkins Units of Study College of William and Mary mini-lessons Students will keep a writing journal/binder for responses to prompts and narrative, expository, and opinion writing. Students will use a variety of technology to improve their spelling, word processing, and to help complete quality final writing products. Writing will be taught as a process.
Differentiation in AT LA Mrs. Hurt will push in to our class to team teach each Wednesday Descriptive Writing Story Elements Word Masters Ongoing Projects Opera in the Neighborhood She will also pull out qualifying students on Tuesday afternoon
Homework / Grades Homework is given nightly, Monday-Thursday Reading should be done each night (15-30 minutes) Logs are due on Friday Final Trimester Grades 20% Participation (whole class activities, discussion rubrics, homework) 20% Tests/Quizzes 30% Comprehension 30% Word Work Writing – graded as S,N,U -- writing is a process
Red Hot Reading Club / Reading Contest Weekly Logs – due every Friday Completed and turned in weekly No missing logs Read a minimum of 50 days this trimester 1,000 pages in 1 st Trimester for AT ELA AR Requirement – 5 passed tests Reach individual goal Turn in book slip for each completed book to help your team!
Thank You for Coming! I look forward to working with you and your child this school year. I truly believe students grow to be well-rounded, life-long learners when there is cooperation between parents, teachers, and students. Please turn in any paperwork that you have filled out to the kidney table up front. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me. It’s going to be a terrific year!
Welcome to Open House! Amy Baumgartner 630-493-8144 firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication Weekly “Keeping in Touch” Newsletter will be on my website and come home/be emailed on Monday Assignment notebooks and take home folders – Mrs. Stefani and I check daily Wednesdays-newsletters, LEHSO information,--sent home or emailed SOCS online website – www.lisle202.orgwww.lisle202.org
Math Curriculum/Resources Envision Math Text (reference) Hands On Equations – CCSS Authentic Tasks Place Value Multiplication and Division Geometry Fractions and Decimals Problem Solving School Store Data, Number Theory, Multiplication, Division
Math Stations Daily Stations done to meet the individual needs of our 4 th grade math students. Based on a common, grade-level math assessment (per topic), we will determine which students are in need of extra math interventions Students will work with a teacher during the last 20 minutes of math while 4 th grade students in other classrooms work on Math Stations Stations Math Journals Hands On Algebra Multiplication/Division Facts IXL and other Technology
Multiplication and Division Timed test taken weekly Multiplication 2-12, All Facts Division 2-12, All Facts 30 problems in 1 ½ minutes 2 seconds to retrieve the fact and 1 second to record Students move through the tests at their own pace Mastery of facts help with longer computations and other math topics Practice nightly!
Homework / Grades Given most nights (unless a topic is not completed) except Friday Fact Flashcards can be done nightly Final Grade for Trimester 20% homework (completion, corrected ) 20% tasks (whole class, small group, individual) 25% formative assessment (quizzes, exit slips, etc.) 35% summative assessment (tests)
Thank you for coming! I look forward to an outstanding year with you and your child! Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding and questions or concerns! Have a wonderful evening!