Our Mission Statement The mission of Mrs. Gurians class of Succeeding Gators is to learn Math, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, and cursive handwriting. We want to learn about animals, plants, and do lots of Science Investigations. In addition, we want to learn to lead and succeed. We will learn everything by listening, paying attention, doing our best class work and schoolwork and… by being respectful, responsible, and safe citizens. We will do these things so that we can be smarter, be ready for third grade, and make the world a better place for everyone.
Class Expectations… Be Respectful! Be Res1ponsible! Be Safe They also decided that being kind, helpful, and cooperative would make our year more successful! The children helped create the rules and agreed to abide by them.
Meet Mrs. Barbara Gurian GTE (Now Verizon) – 15 years… ending with a position in middle management as a Purchasing Agent Professional Educator – 15 years Calvin Hunsinger SED Center – 3 years Curtis Fundamental School – 5 years (4 th -5 th grade combo class) Plumb Elementary School – 7 years 4 th Grade – 2 years 1 st Grade – 4 years 2 nd Grade – start of my 2 nd year
2006 – Cable Network's Leader in Learning Finalist 2004-2005 – Pinellas County's Outstanding Educator Finalist National Board Certification 2006 – Early Childhood Education Over $70,000 in grant awards Including a $10,000 Bank of America Incubator Award to enhance our Science Shack – Outdoor Classroom CTIP – Curriculum Technology Integration Program (3 computers & a printer) School Involvement: Student Council Sponsor Plumb Players Sponsor SAC – School Advisory Committee Team Leader Literature Lane County Science Instructor
Meet Mrs. Gurians Family Heather, Bryan, and Tyler Live in Columbia, South Carolina Both were former Army Sergeants and served in Germany and Iraq Bryan – Paramedic Heather – Civilian Army Employee Tyler Michael was born on September 16, 2005 Patrick (holding Kylie) Lives on a 10 acre farm in Brooksville Student at Pasco-Hernando JC Works at Winn-Dixie Kimberly and Kylie Live in Indianapolis, IN Pet Groomer at Petsmart Kylie Ann was born on May 4, 2005
Life…Its all about family… and… this class is all about your family…
It takes ALL of us working together to help your child be the best that he or she can be! Home School PTA Community
Parent Teacher Association Please join to help our students $4/person Parents Grandparents Businesses Purchase many items for the classrooms Extra-curricular activities
Volunteers MUST be registered – Paperwork available tonight! Lend a helping hand Work with students in the classroom Field Trips Work at home Register your vehicle for field trips
Adopt-a-Class Very easy and beneficial way to help your childs class Donations of $150(+-) or more Paper, computer software, books for class library, projects, field trips, etc. Share the donation with several families Ask your place of business (Tax deductable)
Parent – Teacher Communication Agenda or planner ($5.00 donation) Sign or initial the agenda every day. Website: Plumbs website www.plumb-es.pinellas.k12.fl.us or www.schoolnotes.comwww.schoolnotes.com Newsletters and curriculum previews Email, telephone calls, notes, and conferences My email is Gurianb@pcsb.org. Family Involvement Opportunities: Readers Theater, 2 nd grade program, Library night
Conferences Conferences will be scheduled in the near future Student-led conference Please sign up for a time that is convenient for you A confirmation note/phone call will be made prior to the conference date
Portfolios On-going documentation of accomplishments: student work data from assessments & expectations goal setting writing pieces shared at Student-led conferences
Textbook Policy All textbooks provided by Pinellas County Schools Math, Handwriting, Social Studies and Science workbooks are consumable Hardcover books are to be used outside of the classroom when necessary and returned in good condition Pay for any unreturned/damaged books
Technology Computers used daily in the classroom Computer lab weekly Portable lab for projects. Cassette players and LeapPads Document camera & projector
Class Schedule 8:20-8:50 Unpack, prepare for the day, WPNN 8:50-9:30 PE 9:30-11:00 Reading 11:00-12:00 Math 12:00-12:30 Lunch 12:35-1:15 Monday – Computers Thursday-Music Friday-Art *Content Area: Wed. & Friday 1:15-2:15 Writing 2:15-2:40 *Content Area * Social Studies, Science, or Health
Homework Although homework may be different at times, our normal nightly schedule will be: Monday – Spelling Tuesday – Math Wednesday – Reading (Test Thursday on story) Thursday – Study Spelling (Test Friday) Students will be expected to read every day for 30 minutes. When they are capable of reading at a level 20, they will be expected to earn at least 10 Reading Counts points each month.
Grading Policy 100-90E(Excellent) 89-80V(Very Good) 79-70S(Satisfactory) 69-60 N(Needs Improvement) 59-0U(Unsatisfactory) Please work with your child to help them correct errors on papers. This will help them review and master concepts rather than just skipping by them.
Report Cards & Midterm Reports September 28, 2007 – Midterm November 30, 2007 – 1 st Report Card January 11, 2008 – Midterm March 2, 2008 - 2 nd Report Card April 18, 2008 - Midterm June 3, 2008 - 3 rd Report Card
Attendance Attendance is very important! Students need to be present and on time daily. Send a note (separate from the agenda book) to excuse each absence.
Thank you! Thank you for all the snacks, bandaids, tissues, hand soap, and extra supplies! Youve helped us get our year off to a wonderful start and your kindness is deeply appreciated!
Please do the following before you go… 1. Look through your childs textbooks. 2. Write a note to your child and stick it to their desk. 3. Sign up for a conference time 4. Please be sure you signed in Thanks so much for coming!