Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!. A little about me... Second year of teaching Graduated from the five year teacher education program at KU From."— Presentation transcript:
A little about me... Second year of teaching Graduated from the five year teacher education program at KU From Wichita, KS Getting married at the end of Sept. and will be Ms. Baker.
Communication: Voicemail during the day: (913) 993-4533 If EMERGENCY contact office! Call office if child is going home with a different person/way E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org Notes with your student Please contact me right away if you see a problem or have a concern! Web Backpack: www4.smsd.org/AmaraBenskin Class Newsletters
Daily Schedule 8:10 School begins 8:20-9:20 Specials 9:30-11:00 English Language Arts 11:00-11:30Reading Workshop 11:30-11:45 Math – Check Morning Work 11:45-12:10 Lunch 12:15-1:00 Math 1:00-1:30 Math Workshop 1:30-2:00 Recess 2:15-3:00 Science or Social Studies 3:00-3:10 Pack-up 3:10 Dismissal
Planners... Our daily communication tool If a student is having trouble completing assignments I will call you and ask you to sign their planner each day All homework assignments are listed in the homework section
Homework Should be taking about 40 minutes or less each night Read for 20 minutes every day. Should go home with the students and come to school with the student everyday- In yellow homework folder or in binder
Homework Assignments English Language Arts (ELA) packets- due on DAY 5 (the day of the reading and spelling test) Daily Math page due Friday One state book due Friday. Roughly 5 problems from math book most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (will be able to access book online) Only time classwork may become homework is when a student is not using their time in class productively (this should be rare).
Pride Folder Comes home each Friday and is returned on Monday. Please sign the signature sheet in the left side pocket Remove all graded papers and notes from school to keep at home.
Grading: Letter grades are given in all subjects except handwriting and specials (U, N, S-, S, S+). Grading scale: 90% -100% A 80%-89% B 70%-79% C 60%-69% D below 60% F Correcting work: if work needs to be corrected, I will write “CORRECT” next to their grade. They can receive a new grade in these cases.
Absences and Make-up Work: Work can be picked up at the end of the day, or sent home with a sibling/neighbor if requested. If you are going out of town and want make-up work, please give as much notice as possible. Students have two days for every one day they are gone to complete make-up work.
PBIS POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORTS SCHOOL-WIDE EXPECTATIONS: Be Safe Be Responsible Be Respectful We use a proactive approach and positive reinforcements to reward student’s making good choices.
Behavior Expectations: One redirect during a class period for minor incorrect behavior If behavior is not corrected after a reminder, student moves to safe seat in the classroom. A think sheet may be filled out. If one is sent home please sign it and talk with student about behavior. If behavior is still an issue at the safe seat, student moves to buddy room in 3 rd grade. If behavior disrupts the buddy room, student moves to the office.
Field Trips Tues., Oct. 1 to Ernie Miller Park We need volunteers for this trip! Covers pioneers, fur trade, and Native Americans Coterie Theatre- Winter TBA We need volunteers for this trip! May to Topeka, KS. Tour the Capitol building Visit the Natural History Museum Parents are welcome to attend May need to provide own transportation
Special Events Kansas Day –Jan. 29, 2014 Celebrate Kansas’ birthday with our one-room school house, square dancing, and a Pioneer Feast! (Class coordinator needed for feast.)
Have a great evening! Please go to the back table to sign up for conferences, field trips, etc. Please consider being a room parent and joining PTA! Thank you so much for coming!