Presentation on theme: "Accelerated curriculum Learning is an interrelationship of all curriculum Develop inquiry skills Creative thinking and problem solving Communicate ideas."— Presentation transcript:
Accelerated curriculum Learning is an interrelationship of all curriculum Develop inquiry skills Creative thinking and problem solving Communicate ideas
We don’t keep reinventing the wheel because we need new wheels. We keep reinventing it because we need new inventors.
Standards are fewer, much deeper Even greater focus on problem solving Each grade level has only the domains (major topics) relevant to their focus
During math, we will be learning new skills and strategies by engaging in problem solving tasks that are hands-on and build a strong foundation. The tasks will require in depth thinking, correct use of vocabulary and the ability to explain their thinking in multiple ways. Common Core Standards –Numbers Base Ten –Operations and Algebraic Thinking –Measurement and Data –Geometry
Reading skills and strategies will be taught in multiple ways. Common Core Standards –Reading: Literature –Reading: Informational Text –Reading: Foundational Skills –Writing –Speaking and Listening –Language
Spelling will help students recognize patterns, not just memorize words. Spelling will also include sight words There are activities in class with spelling words. Practice words at home.
10 - 15 minutes a night (Stop if too frustrated) Homework is sent home each night to reinforce skills taught in class. It is due the next day unless marked differently. Keep homework folder in backpack! Sign behavior chart every night Read nightly for 10 - 15 minutes (Reading Logs)
K – 2 do not receive letter grades Mastery of Standard is MS on report card If they do not fully understand a concept it will show P (progressing) on report card AC is area of concern on report card Progress reports are sent home mid-quarter. Sign/return report card envelopes quarterly.
STAR Chart 1 st - warning 2 nd - lose ½ recess 3 rd – lose whole recess 4 th – call home to parents 5 th – lose Fun Friday
One student is chosen per week. A letter is sent home the Friday before their week explaining the schedule of events. Students are featured in the weekly newsletter. Star Student
Classroom newsletters will be placed on class website every Friday. “Star Student” biographies Supply wish lists Objectives covered in class Upcoming events Specials schedule for next week
6-Day Rotation for “Specials” 30 minute specials They will rotate between PE, Music, and Mandarin Library checkout will be twice every six days for kindergarten and once every six days for 1 st grade. 2 books are checked out and can go home.
Snack PM (Healthy snack with no nuts) Please bring a labeled water bottle. If it is your child’s birthday…your child may bring in a special treat to share with the class. The treat must be store bought. Lunch then recess 10:50 – 11:30 Money deposited in accounts before school www.mylunchmoney.com
Volunteer Spot Volunteers will be needed for different classroom activities. Science experiments Computer help Prep work Reading Workshop help Mystery reader www.volunteerspot.com
Clubs are available through both the school and KGA. Information will be going home soon about the clubs.