Our goal is to help each child reach his/her potential.
Introduction First bell rings at 7:50. Tardy bell rings at 8:00. Each student needs to have a book to read while waiting for the bell to ring.
Communication Monday Folders Weekly teacher emails and website updates Twitter updates @mrsbatrje Remind texts or emails Our monthly newsletters are posted on the school website.
Student Planners First planner is provided for students. Student assignments written in each day. Divided by subject area. Daily communication with parents. Brought home each night for parent signature. Homework will be written in red ink.
Behavior management We believe in praising the students as much as possible. We use a checkbook system with the money being used to purchase passes at the end of every month. We practice good manners at all times. If consequences are required, we use Love and Logic and the school wide 5 step discipline plan.
5 Step Discipline plan REUBEN JOHNSON ELEMENTARY Office Referral Form Student: _________________________________ Date: ________________________ Teacher: _________________________________ Grade: _______________________ TEACHER INTERVENTIONS: Step 1: Warning (Behavior 1)___________________________________________________ Step 2: Think Time – In class (Behavior 2)________________________________________ Step 3: Think Time - In Another Class (Behavior 3) Step 4: Loss of Privilege (Behavior 4)_____________________________________________ Step 5: Teacher ’ s Discretion (Behavior 5) If Step 5 is reached, send referral home for parent signature. A. Contact Parents_________________________________________________________ B. Office Intervention_______________________________________________________
Homework **As a guide only** 45 minutes of i-station each week Mon./Wed. –Lang. Arts/Social St. Tues./Thurs. – Math/Science Fri. - Enjoy the weekend!
Mathematics Units of Study Number Concepts Four Basic operations Fractions Geometry Probability/ Statistics Time Money Customary/Metric measurement Graphing
Math Daily spiraling warm-up Beat the clock Problem Solving Spiraling math assessments – These are cumulative. Spiraling homework Textbook – Texas GO Math Textbook is available on-line Think Through math computer program
Reading Class Novels - A Paradise Called Texas - An Indian in the Cupboard - Johnny Texas - Sisters Grimm - A Line in the Sand
Reading Reading Skills - Word Meaning - Main Idea, Summarizing - Supporting Details - Facts and Details, Cause and Effect - Drawing Conclusions - Fact/Opinion - Inferencing - Character Analysis - Compare/Contrast - Author ’ s Organization & Purpose
Language Arts Language/Grammar - Eight parts of Speech (nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, prepositions) - Sentence Structure (noun/verb agreement; complete sentences) - Capitalization and Punctuation - Usage
Language Arts Four types of compositions - Personal Narrative - Expository - How-to - Persuasive Editing for target skills Differences between revising and editing a draft. Empowering Writers
Spalding Spelling Word study Antonyms/synonyms Idioms Word ladders--helps with reading fluency as well. Focuses on phonemic awareness Monthly assessment for growth
Social Studies The Great State of Texas - Geography/Map Skills - Native Americans - European Explorers/Settlers - Independence & Statehood - Government - Modern Times - Projects throughout the year
Science Scientific Process Science notebooks Matter and Energy Organisms and Environments (plants/animals) Human body system (Circulatory, Respiratory, and Digestive) Earth, Sun, and Moon System Weather Earth science (patterns of change – erosion) Healthy Environment, Healthy Me Science Fair – individual projects –due January
Background check If you would like to volunteer to help out at the school or go on a field trip, you need to have a background check completed. Information is on the McKinney ISD website at https://webserv.mckinneyisd.net/worksp ace/ https://webserv.mckinneyisd.net/worksp ace/
Thank you so much for coming tonight! If you have not already signed up for a conference, please do so before leaving tonight. Be sure to turn in your field trip permission slip and money.