School-wide PBIS plan Character clips in classroom Rights and Responsibilities Lifeskills Everyday Communication - newsletters, e-mail, phone, notes, report cards, etc.
Aligned with college and work expectations Rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills Informed by other top-performing countries so that all students are prepared to succeed in a global economy and society Source: http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards
A common set of standards ensures that all students, no matter where they live, will be focused on graduating from high school. In an increasingly mobile society, families with children transferring to new schools will not have to adjust to new learning expectations. Standards will be the same for all students in states adopting them, making transitions smoother for students. All students must be prepared to compete with not only their American peers in the next state, but with students from around the world
o The common core standards are national standards that are being adopted by the state of Arizona. Forty- eight of the fifty states have adopted these standards. o AZMERIT assessment will be administered in the Spring 2015. This assessment will be based on the new Common Core Standards.
Writer’s Workshop will provide students the opportunity to write in various forms such as narratives, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Mini lessons and conferences will support their writing with grammar and mechanics. 6-Traits of Writing: Ideas and Content, Word Choice, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Organization, Conventions
Place events in chronological sequence Describe everyday life in the past Describe past events, people, and places Famous Americans Responsibilities and rights of citizenship Symbols, songs, & traditions of the U.S. Awareness of cultures and customs Geography
o Weather o Solids, Liquids & Gases o Insects & Mammals o The Human Body
Five Standards Operations and Algebraic Thinking Number and Operations in Base 10 Measurement and Data Geometry Mathematical Practices
Arizona 2010 Math Standards or the Common Core Arizona Department of Education http://www.ade.az.gov/standards/contentstandards.asp An expectation of students at each grade level, putting, students, parents, teachers and school administrators on the same page, working toward shared goals. A progression of learning expectations
Investigations 2 Activity based A deeper understanding of math and how to apply it. Mathematical reasoning, problem solving strategies, and creative thinking skills. New York Engage Emphasis on higher level thinking and rigor in context of problem solving and practice.
Reading Series-Harcourt Poetry Book reports Teacher read aloud Reading for a purpose
Phonemic Awareness -individual speech sounds spoken in words Phonics-Understanding of symbol- sound relationship in written language Vocabulary-words readers recognize or use in print Comprehension-understanding the meaning embedded in text Fluency-ability to read a text with accuracy, automaticity, and expression
Develop Essential Skills Conduct Research Apply Technology to Everyday Learning Dreambox
Sent home on Friday Due on Thursday- Spelling test Reading every night for a minimum of 20 minutes – Please initial reading log after your child reads
Parent Pick Up Students will wait in line by grade level cone until car is between orange cones on sidewalk. If you park and pick up your child they will still be waiting in line by grade level cone Walkers Please have a designated meeting spot, if you are walking with your child
o Webpage: o School: sw.kyrene.org/pal o Mrs. Biederbeck: sw.kyrene.org/nbiederbeck o Link to Dove Delivery – check last week’s email
Book Orders- online Classroom Parties In the classroom At home Volunteers will start in the classroom after Labor Day. Volunteer in our Classroom!
I look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities! for taking the time to attend Curriculum Night!