Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO 3M “Be The Best You Can Be”. About Mrs. Mackey Grew up in Story City, Iowa Graduated from Iowa State University This will be my 28th year working."— Presentation transcript:
About Mrs. Mackey Grew up in Story City, Iowa Graduated from Iowa State University This will be my 28th year working in education My family consists of my husband, Doug; son, Caleb; daughter, Alison; and dog, Johnny I enjoy attending sporting events, creating projects on the computer, working out, jogging, reading, riding bike & shopping
Behavior Management “Shooting for Success” is our class motto. We also follow the Mustang Rules: 1.Be Respectful. 2.Be Responsible. 3.Be Safe. These rules can easily be followed when we remember our Class Promise, on the next slide.
Communication You can contact me by: Phone - (515)986-5674 Email - smackey @dc-grimes.k12.ia.us
What We Do *Daily 5/Cafe Reading Workshop * Words Their Way Word Study * Comprehension Toolkit Lessons *Vocabulary Instruction *Writers Workshop * Math *Science * Social Studies * Cursive Handwriting
HEADPHONES We will be using CD stories for our Listen to Reading round of the Daily 5. If you have a set of headphones at home that could be used at school that would be great. I have a few but they tend to not last very long if many hands are using them. If your child brings them from home they will be stored in a baggie and will be theirs to use exclusively. Also, if you happen to have an old Discman CD player at home and would be willing to donate it to our classroom it would be appreciated. Thanks!
Specials Day 1 – Computer/ Music Day 2 – P.E. Day 3 – Library Day 4 – Computer/ Music Day 5 – Guidance/ P.E. Day 6 - Art
Take Home Folder Your child will have a take home folder in their backpack daily. Please check for any notes or papers from Mrs. Heitland and myself. “Left at home” papers are on the left side and “bring right back” papers are on the right.
My Web Site http://fc.dc-grimes.k12.ia.us/~smackey/ Information available on my web site: Newsletter Copies of notes sent home Student Websites Parent Pipelines This Powerpoint Other info that comes up Please check it for updates. I will send a reminder email stating if/when I have updated the information.
I will be writing a newsletter which will be available on my web site. It updates our progress and activities at school. I will send out an email notice on Sundays when I have updated the information. Clicking on my website address at the bottom of my emails will send you directly to it. I may not update weekly. Please let me know if you don’t have an email address.
Report Cards Your child’s report cards will be printed from Infinite Campus. The letter grading is as follows: C = Consistently Meeting Grade Level Objective P = Progressing Toward Grade Level Objective N =Not Yet Meeting Grade Level Objective * = Not Evaluated These will be determined by percentages on third grade skills.
MAKE-UP WORK If your child needs to miss school for appointments, the best time for these would be during lunch/recess if possible. If you are planning to be gone for a period of time, please inform me ahead of time. When your child returns, he/she will complete work at school, as time permits. Some work may be sent home for completion.
Birthdays! Your child is welcome to celebrate their birthday at school, but it is by no means required. If the birthday falls on a weekend day or day off of school, we can celebrate the school day before or after. Summer birthdays may be celebrated on their half birthday date. Treats should be store bought.
Special Occasions Dallas Chief Eagle visits Fire Fighters Visit Nutcracker Winter Holiday Party Valentine’s Day Party Forest Park Museum Field Trip to Perry
Support Services Guidance, Mr. Jones BLAST, Mrs. Degnan Special Education, Mr. Stratton Math/Reading Interventionist, Mrs. Broderick & Mrs. Fullerton Speech, Mrs. Norman AEA consultants
Book Orders An order form will be sent home at the beginning of each month. There is a letter with info about ordering on line in your folder. If you frequently use the computer it is a very user friendly method. The activation code will be needed the first time ordering only. Please pay attention to the deadline date at the top of the order form CHECKS ONLY, PLEASE if sending the order to school. They can be made out to Scholastic Books. The books offered are very reasonably priced. They make great gifts too!
Teacher Lists http://www.teacherlists.com/ Includes a list of items you could donate to our classroom if interested.