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Welcome to Curriculum Night Brookwood Elementary Mrs. Palaguachi
About Mrs. Palaguachi Queens College CUNY, New York, NY Bachelors in Sociology Queens College CUNY, New York Masters in Elementary and Early Childhood Education Ninth year teaching I look forward to working with your children this year!
Phonics, Phonics, Phonics Making Words Sequential Phonics Incremental Lessons Decoding Strategies Sight Words in our word books Nightly Homework Spelling Assessments (emphasis on correct spelling used in writing)
AZ Leveled readers for guided reading Scholastic Leveled readers in leveled library RAZ Kids online reading program Independent readers and writers, teach phonic skills, reading comprehension, prediction skills and compare/contrast. Differentiated small group reading instruction
Math We are following the Georgia Math Frameworks which correlates to our GPS standards. We work on specific math skills in a whole group and small group setting. We also do partner work when practicing previously taught skills. For example: Graphing Whole class graph: How do we get to school? Create, read and interpret the data Then create a graph with your partner: Favorite Foods Collect data, create your graph, share.
Weather Magnets Living Things Light and Sound Scientific Inquiry
American Heroes –Benjamin Franklin –Thomas Jefferson –Lewis and Clark with Sacajawea –Harriet Tubman –Theodore Roosevelt –George Washington Carver American Folk Tales Map Skills Seven Continents and Major Oceans Government and Civics Economics
– Economics/Money System All Students have a classroom job that they must apply for every 2 weeks. They earn a salary. They all have a money bag where they keep their earned income/rewards They use this money to purchased goods and privileges on Fridays at Palmart This is also a behavior management system because good behavior can earn money. As well as inappropriate behavior will receive a fine. The fine is then paid to the banker.
Weekly newsletter (homework, spelling, words to remember, specials, notes from teacher) Homework – in the daily home folder and is due on Fridays Daily Folder with behavior report. Sticker indicates that your child had a good day! A check mark indicates an area that your child had difficulty in Daily Folder with notes, completed work, etc.
ASSESSMENTS AZ leveled readers/running records End of Unit Math Quiz and Tests Skills Assessments for Report Card Weekly spelling tests AIMS Web RTI progress monitoring
Grading 3 – Consistently and independently achieves the standard 2 – Progressing toward achievement of the standard 1 – Limited or minimum progress toward achievement of the standard X – Not assessed at this time
Tips for Helping Children with Reading Setting the Atmosphere A quiet comfortable place to read is best. Let children see you as a reading model. Read aloud to children, read with children, and listen to children read to you. Reread favorite stories. Allow children to make predictions before and during reading (Discuss the predictions. There are no right or wrong answers.) Help children recognize the value of silent reading. (You read silently as they read silently.)
Tips for Helping Children with Reading Responding to Errors in Reading We have a tendency to tell children to sound it out when they come to an unknown word. Why might we not want to do that? Phonics is a key piece in the process of learning to read, however, reading for meaning is the primary goal. That is why we encourage children to use prior knowledge and picture cues to help them figure out the words in a story. We want to produce independent readers who monitor and self- correct errors as they read.
Provide Children with Wait Time Allow at least 5 to 10 seconds for the child to work out the problem on their own first Next, provide assistance with the following prompts: What would make sense there? What do you think that word could be? Use the pictures to help you figure out what that word could be. Go back to the beginning of the sentence and try again. Do you notice any parts in the word that could be chunked together?
Transportation changes For safety reasons, last minute changes in bus or car transportation will not be permitted except in case of an emergency. If you need to change your child's transportation home, please send in a note in the daily folder. If your child rides his or her bike to school or walks to school, they must be accompanied by a parent and the parent must walk them into the front office and sign them in.