Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Back to School Night Mrs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Back to School Night Mrs Welcome to Back to School Night Mrs. Clark’s 4th & 5th Grade Class NOTE: You don’t need to click on anything. The slides will advance automatically, so just sit back and watch the show.
2 Are you asking yourself this question? How is Mrs. Clark going to teach TWO grade levels at the same time?The answer: TECHNOLOGY!Your student will spend some time learning at the computers, just like you are right now.
3 Math PowerPoint Lessons Each math lesson includes a PowerPoint presentation, which one grade level will view independently while I teach the other grade level.
4 MathPersonal TutorsShort videos of lessons are presented by “Personal Tutors”Here Mrs. Varughese is showing how to find the prime factorizationof 54
5 SpellingPretestsI will use a program similar to the Personal Tutors to record spelling pretests. As students correct their pretest, I will provide instruction about the spelling rule we’re focusing on that week.
6 Social Studies Online Textbook Our complete social studies text book is online. Students can click on the text, and the computer will read it aloud to them.
7 ReadingiTunesStudents will listen to stories in their reading textbook and core literature novels on iTunes
8 PowerPoint Presentations Science & Social StudiesStudents will learn how to create their own PowerPoint presentations on topics such as:ExplorersThe 13 ColoniesFamous Californians
9 Your child is also encouraged to use technology at home. Our class website is full of resources to enrichyour child’s learning.
10 Learning on the Computer is FUN! Click on “Curriculum” to find links to websites and games for just about every content area we study during the year.Practice keyboarding skills with these “Keyboarding” links.
11 Links that Support Home Reading Students can take practice comprehension tests on their library books each week before they take their AR tests. Just click on the link for bookadventure.org .Part of our weekly Home Reading Log assignment includes writing an online summary of a library book on our Book Blog.
12 Other Links to Use at Home There’s no excuse for being “bored” at home. There are plenty of educational games here to keep students productively busy for hours and hours. Click on “Just for Fun.”Don’t have a dictionary or thesaurus at home? No problem. You can find an assortment of resource materials written just for kids under our “Newspapers, Magazines, and Resource Guides for Kids” link.
13 Online Math Textbook Just follow this path: Your child will have math homework every day, but they will not need to carry their heavy math book home. Our entire math textbook is online, and your child can access it through our class website.Just follow this path:1. Enter the website and click on the “Curriculum” link.2. Click on the “Math” link.
14 Online Math Textbook3. Click on the link at the top for either the 4th or 5th grade book..4. This page contains links for the Personal Tutor videos and other resources, but if you click on “Student Works Plus” it will take you to the textbook.
15 Online Math Textbook5. You’ll need to enter an access code, which is on your child’s desk tonight.
16 Online Math Textbook6. Here is your textbook plus lots of other resources. Click on the headphone icons and the computer will read to you.
17 So, your student will be using a lot of technology this year So, your student will be using a lot of technology this year. How about you?Our Class WebsiteOur website contains many resources for the students and for YOU.The address is on my business card, which is on your child’s desk tonight. Please bookmark our website and visit often.
18 You have access to your child’s complete gradebook 24 hours a day. Online GradebookYou have access to your child’s complete gradebook 24 hours a day.Just follow this path:1. Enter the website and click on the “Gradebook” link.2. This takes you to the JupiterGrades login page. You will need to enter your student’s name and password, which I have ed to you (if you have not received my , please let me know tonight).
19 Online Gradebook Your child has a missing assignment In addition to giving you the ability to see every grade on every assignment, JupiterGrades is set up to automatically alert you by if:Your child has a missing assignmentYour child receives a grade less than CPlease keep yourself informed about your child’s progress and help him/her learn good study habits.
20 Home Connect 1. Click on the “Home Connect” link. Fourth graders are required to earn 25 AR points for the first trimester(30 for the second and third trimesters).Fifth graders are required to earn 30 AR points for the first trimester(35 for the second and third trimesters)The Home Connect link gives you 24 hour access to your child’s progress in AR.You can also set Home Connect up to alert you whenever your child takes an AR test.1. Click on the “Home Connect” link.2. Enter your child’s AR User Name and Password (the same ones they use in school when they take an AR test).
21 Blogs (look for these links) Daily BlogEach day a different student will use the iPad to write a brief summary of the day’s activities. Please read their blogs every day, and feel free to leave a comment!Mrs. Clark’s BlogI will also write blogs from time to time. Please check in often for important updates and information.
22 Homework (look for these links) What’s for Homework Tonight?Each day students are responsible for writing their homework in their Agendas. I will also post their assignments on our website, so you will never have to wonder what your child’s homework assignments are.Math Homework HelpEach day I will post a short video either reviewing today’s math concept or working through a particularly difficult word problem. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this extra help.
23 Our Videos & PowerPoints Watch Us in ActionOur SlideshowsI take a lot of pictures of my students engaged in learning activities and having fun. Check out this link for the slideshows.Our Videos & PowerPointsCheck out this link to see videos of the class plus their own PowerPoint presentations.
24 Thank You!I hope you’ll check out these online resources (and many more) on our class website. If you would like to refer back to either of the slideshows presented tonight, you can find them on our website, too. Just look for this link:NOTE: If you don’t have PowerPoint on your home computer, don’t worry—I have included a link to a downloadable PowerPoint viewer.