Presentation on theme: "Curriculum Night at Whitlow Elementary"— Presentation transcript:
1 Curriculum Night at Whitlow Elementary WELCOME!!!!4th GradeCurriculum Night at Whitlow ElementaryMiss Grindle, Mrs. Mahoney, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Ridings, Mrs. Vaughan, Mrs. Whitlatch, and Mrs. Willingham
2 Index CardsFor all individual questions about your child, please fill out the index card found on each child’s desk.Please include:Name and your question.I will get back to you as soon as possible!
3 BEFORE YOU LEAVE…. SIGN UP FOR A CONFERENCE TIME! Sign up sheet is on the table!Week of OctWrite your child’s name in the slot!
4 Meet Mrs. WillinghamGraduated from Georgia Southern University in 2006 & the University of Alabama with my Master’s degree in 2009.I am currently back in school at Georgia Southern working towards my EdS!This is my 6th year of teaching and 4th in 4th grade.Born in Hartwell, GA and raised in Gwinnett County.
5 Grade PLUS4th Grade is very excited to be part of the Grade PLUS reporting system again during the school year!Take a look to learn how your child will be graded this year.Grade Plus
6 Grading and ReportingWe will use two types of classroom assessments: formative and summative.Formative grades are daily grades that will receive a 1, 2, 3, or 4.Summative grades are percentage grades that are strictly based on county-wide assessments.Sample Report Card
7 Summative Assessment Retests Allowed ONE retest for each summative assessment (Math, Reading, & ELA). Not Science and Social Studies!Students eligible for a retest must participate in re-teaching and re-learning sessions.Students who receive a 70% or lower are automatically eligible for a retest. Students whose summative grades do not reflect daily grades will also be eligible for a retest.Students will receive the higher of the two grades, not the average of the two.The purpose of allowing a retest is to ensure mastery of standards.
8 School and Class RULES Be Ready! Be Respectful! Be Responsible! Be Safe!Hands and feet to yourselfOne behind the otherWalk silently
9 ConsequencesEach time a child breaks a rule in the classroom, he/she receives a verbal warning.The next time the child breaks the rule, a tally is given.1st tally mark – 2 Wisdom Walks2nd tally mark – 4 Wisdom Walks3rd tally mark – 4 Wisdom Walksd and parent contact.For each missing homework assignment, a tally is givenOne lap per missing assignment.
10 HOMEWORK Homework will be assigned Monday -Thursday. Homework assignments should take approximately 40 minutes each night.Homework not completed will need to be completed the following night in addition to all other assignments.A “Loose in the Lab” science experiment will be used to motivate students to complete all assignments for the month!Check out the 4th Grade Website for homework information.Whitlow Home Site
11 AGENDASEach student should have an agenda to keep track of daily assignments.Check agenda every night to help the students learn responsibility for completing homework.
12 Friday FoldersYour child will bring home a Friday Folder at the end of each week with graded work, a brief conduct report, and any notes/fliers.Important work that needs to be signed and returned back to school will also be sent home in the folder. Please sign on the line and return to school on Monday.Sign and return the conduct sheet on the left side of the folder each Monday. Do not remove it from the folder!This will help me to know that you’re aware your child’s behavior report and graded work for the week.If you would like extra pages to practice, please let me know and I will send items home.
14 Specials Session 5: January 26 – March 5 Session 5: January 26 – March 5PE, Tech, PE, Tech, PESession 6: March 6 – April 18Art, PE, Art, PE, ArtSession 7: April 19 – May 25PE, Music, PE, Music, PE Session 1: August 11 – September 16Technology, P.E., Technology, P.E., TechnologySession 2: September 19 – October 21Counseling (each day)Session 3: October 24 – December 5PE, Art, PE, Art, PESession 4: December 6 – January 25Music, PE, Music, PE, Music
15 School Hours School will begin dismissing at 3:00 P.M. 8:20 AM - 3:00 PMStudents may be dropped off in the rear of the building in the car rider line no earlier than 7:50 A.M.After 8:20, parents must take students to the front office to be signed in.No check outs after 2:45 P.M.School will begin dismissing at 3:00 P.M.
16 ATTENDANCEAn absence must have a written excuse within 5 days to be excused.Students will have 3 school days to complete missed work or 3 days per day for multiple day absences.Example-If a child is absent 3 days, he/she will have 9 days to make up work.The attendance line is or
17 Breakfast and Lunch Money Students may eat breakfast at school every day. Breakfast is $ 1.25.Students will have six choices for lunch most days. Lunch is $2.15 and $3.25 for guests.Money in a student’s account can be spent in any way the child chooses unless you put a block on the account.
18 Ice CreamUnless you have a block on the account, your child may purchase ice cream daily.The cost for ice cream this year is $0.75.If you have a block and would like your child to buy ice cream, please send in money on those days.
19 Guests for LunchAccording to the Forsyth County Wellness Policy, all snacks and food brought to school for a class must be commercially prepared. We have many students with allergies and need to be able to verify ingredients in food products.Parents should enter and exit from the door located next to the front office. You may wait for us by the stage. Please do not wait outside the classroom.You may only have your child sit with you at the parents’ table. Sorry…no friends allowed!
20 Birthday Celebrations All birthday celebrations will take place during lunch time.The items can be brought up to the school and dropped off or you can bring them to lunch.No homemade items. Must be INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED and store- bought.Please no pictures!!!
21 Class Parties We will be having 2 class parties this year. Winter break and end of the year.I will be in need of volunteers to help at these events.You will receive more information from me and our room mom about the parties and activities.Jackie Sides is our class room mom this year.
22 No volunteers on Early Release or Testing Days. Hours are from 9-2:30. School Volunteer Policies:No more than 1 hour per day and should be scheduled with the teacher in advance.Younger siblings should not accompany volunteers to classrooms.Volunteers I Need:I need volunteers Monday -Thursday.You will work with 1 or 2 students at a time in the library on math and/or reading skills.Please me if you would like to volunteer!!!Please include times, days, and how often.No volunteers on Early Release or Testing Days. Hours are from 9-2:30.
23 SnackWe eat snack daily after Specials. Please send your child with a “healthy” snack each day.Please leave candy and soft drinks at home.
24 SCIENCE Earth Science - Solar System - Weather Physical Science - Force & Motion- Simple Machines- Light & SoundLife Science- Water Cycle- Ecosystems
25 SOCIAL STUDIES Map skills/Geography The Ancient Americas Explorations and EncountersOur Colonial HeritageThe American RevolutionThe New NationOur Nation GrowsWar Divides the Nation
26 MATH Math instruction includes: Whole group mini lessons 3 small group rotations for 15 minutes each, dailyMath Master timed multiplication and division testsMath JournalsHoughton Mifflin program includes:Place Value & RoundingMultiplicationDivisionAlgebraGeometryProblem Solving
27 fundamental to learning and thinking. Reading & ELACurriculum that will be covered:Leveled ReadersSpellingGrammarReading comprehensionLiterature CirclesVocabularyFluencyThe integration of reading, writing, listening, grammar and speaking arefundamental to learning and thinking.
28 Writing Across the Curriculum Students will be involved in Writer’s Workshop daily. During this time student will work on writing activities to boost their skills as thinkers and communicators.Creative WritingJournal WritingWriting ProcessWriting Across the CurriculumModeled Writing: mini-lessons on narrative, persuasive, informational and response to literature.
29 4th Grade Practice Writing Test Will be held in March.We will use the Early Release Days of each month to prepare the students for both this and the 5th Grade Writing Test.Timed sessions for Brainstorming, Drafting, Publishing, etc.
30 4TH GRADE ACTIVITIES Chorus Art Club Spelling Bee Technology Fair Girls on the RunGirls/Boys Scouts
31 For More Information Also visit my website and the grade level Visit the county web page (www.forsyth.k12.ga.us)There you will find helpful information about Forsyth County’s Grading and Reporting.Also visit my website and the grade levelwebsite!!!Whitlow Home Site