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2 Sawnee Elementary Mission Statement Sawnee Elementary creates an engaging learning environment which is student centered, enriched by all staff, and nurtured by home and community.

3 Please refer to the papers on your childs desk before leaving tonight. Conference sign-ups are on the back table, if you wish to choose a time. Enjoy the treats at your desks!

4 5th year teaching at Sawnee Elementary 12th year teaching in GA Public Schools Georgia Southern, Undergraduate Oglethorpe University, Masters Degree Grew up in Gwinnett County, Norcross Life-long learner, Completed Gifted Endorsement last Spring Value each minute I am teaching Extremely dedicate to you and your child!!!

5 Recess – 12:40-1:00 Lunch – 11:17-11:47 Make sure your child dresses appropriately for outside weather. We go out every day, as long as it is at least 45 degrees.

6 All students are able to achieve! Verbal/Linguistic Visual Logical/Mathematical Musical Interpersonal Intrapersonal Bodily/Kinesthetic Naturalist

7 Flexible Grouping Reading with teacher at your childs own reading level Reading with teacher at your childs own reading level A-Z Reading Levels, Grade-Equivalency A-Z Reading Levels, Grade-Equivalency The Daily 5, Gail Boushey & Joan Moser Read to Someone Read to Self Work on Writing Word Work Whole group weekly story Listen to Reading Teacher Read Aloud, Daily*Additionally each student Language Arts Skillshas a reading goal based on his/her individual level.

8 Mini-lesson Independent writing time Practice writing process Writers Board keeps students informed and motivated Exemplary work is displayed Curriculum: My Writing Friends Empowering Writers

9 Guided Math Small Groups – 2 Groups Daily Games, technology, manipulatives Lessons – Whole Group - Daily (www.georgiastandards.org)www.georgiastandards.org Math Unit tests throughout the year Place Value, Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Geometry, Graphing, Probability, Time, Money Curriculum: Georgia Math Frameworks and Common Core Performance Standards

10 Map skills Geography History Economics Government / Civics Historical Figures Healthy Living Study guides used in Science & Soc.Studies o Scientific Method o Rocks & Minerals o Heat Energy o Magnets o Pollution o Habitats

11 20 Phonic Based Words Pre-test will be given each Monday. If student misses 3 or less on pre-test they will be given a more challenging list. Student's assessed every Friday

12 Students are given number grades on their report cards 4 –Extends/Exceeds within the standard 4 3- Consistent Achievement within the standard Moderate Achievement within the standard 1- Limited Achievement within the standard Students are also graded on work habits/behavior. D= Does not meet S=SuccessfulE=Exemplary Grading Scale for special areas: S = Successful P= Progressing N = Needs Improvement

13 Formative Grades Friday Spelling Tests Weekly Story Tests Observation during small groups One-on-one checks Daily Assignments Spiral Review Summative Grades End-of-Quarter Tests One-on-one checks Math Unit tests Reading Running Records

14 County Interim Testing Sept & Feb CRCT April 9,10,15,16,& 17 -Must pass reading!! Third Grade Writing Assessment

15 Builds community Increases excitement about learning Improves academic and social skill Group Activity: Each Monday Olveus / Bully Prevention Program

16 Approximately 45 minutes per night Grammar/Writing Math Spelling 20 minutes of reading Reward: Homework Punch Card – weekly

17 Absence, Tardies, Check-Outs Transportation Changes Lunch, Ice-Cream Purchases Birthdays, arrange ahead of time Snacks-Students responsibility Field Trips: one in county, one out of county

18 Positive Reinforcers Trophy Tally Marks: Team Effort Compliment Parties: Entire class Monthly Class Store: Individually Individual Warnings 1 st – Redirect 2 nd – Verbal Warning 3 rd – Sign Behavior Book 4 th – Revisit Behavior Book 5 th – Revisit Behavior Book 6 th – Reflection Form, Parent Notification

19 Students That Are Responsible Always try your best! Applaud Others Homework Folders returned Friday Have Graded Papers Folder signed weekly Complete Book Ticket Goal Have Fun!!!

20 Sometimes students may read books from our class library. All books are arranged by levels, subjects, authors, fiction, and non-fiction. Books must stay in classroom. Look for This book belongs to… labels

21 Homework-be a teacher at home Graded Papers- parent/student conference Conference Sign-Up Volunteer Calendar Watch D.O.G.S. Mentoring Program

22 Please have your child bring in a healthy snack each day. Water bottles encouraged Please, no juice

23 Common Core State Standards Georgia Frameworks Units-All Subjects Six Traits of Writing It's Learning Mrs. Threlkeld's Webpage *Newsletters Weekly Standards, Quiz on Friday *On-Line Practice If all else fails, Google Search & You tube!

24 Melissa Venza Fall Centers Ruvina Go-Gilliland Winter Centers Catherine Kelly Holiday Breakfast Christy Madson Spring Centers

25 Check my website for any information Thank you so much for coming tonight! Please remember to sign up for conferences!


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