Presentation on theme: "Please come in and make yourself comfortable. Once you read your child’s letter, please take a moment to write a message. Your child will enjoy starting."— Presentation transcript:
Please come in and make yourself comfortable. Once you read your child’s letter, please take a moment to write a message. Your child will enjoy starting the day with a message from you! (use the You Are Fabulous paper) Welcome to Our Classroom
WHAT’S ON THE DESK… 1. Letter from your child 2. Paper for you to write back to your child 3. Exit Ticket 4. Informational Folder * I will put a copy of this presentation on my website.
Penn State Graduate Certified in Elementary and Special Education 13 th year teaching, 5 th year at CBSD. Two wonderful children, Katie, 13, Robby, 11 and a great husband, Dave About Mrs. Porco
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY Growth Mindset Vs. Fixed Mindset Parents, teachers, and students make an unbeatable school family. A classroom needs to be a place where students want to come to learn. Differentiation – Learning is NOT one size fits all!
Wednesday Folders School Wires: go through cbsd.org Weekly Emails E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org@cbsd.org Phone: 267-893-4250 ext. 1827 Let’s be proactive. Let’s be a team. Communication
READING Benchmarks- Grade two goals in the areas of accuracy, fluency, and comprehension on the following DRA levels: October-level 20 January- level 24 End of Year- level 28/30 Good Habits Great Readers Whole Group Mini-Lessons Small Guided Reading Groups Reading Department Support
READING WORKSHOP THE DAILY 5 Read to Self - Independent Reading- Book Boxes/Good Fit Books Read to Someone Listening to Reading Word Work- i-Pads, Spelling, Word Games, Phonics activities Invitation to Write Teacher small group Comprehension and Fluency
“BEING A WRITER” UNITS OF STUDY – A FRAMEWORK FOR THE YEAR Bright Ideas and Building Stamina Revising and Editing Grammar Authors as Mentors Personal Narratives Opinion Writing Writing Non-fiction Poetry Friendly Letters
WORD WORK Words Their Way Program Phonics Based Spelling Pattern Sorts Aligned Homework Spelling City Games i Pad Apps
EVERYDAY MATH Fact fluency- www.xtramath.orgwww.xtramath.org Everyday Math online games Homelinks Math Book in BEAR Binder Everyday math website for tutorials Concepts are revisited again and again throughout the year Games and manipulatives for hands-on learning and differentiation Money and time Working with basic facts and problem solving- two digit addition and subtraction, counting to 1,000
SOCIAL STUDIES SCIENCE What is a community? Maps and Globes Economics Sound Rocks and Minerals Habitats
WE SPECIALS! Monday – Library Tuesday –ART Wednesday – Physical Education (sneakers please) Thursday – QUEST Friday – Music and Computer LAB
Questioning & Understanding through Engineering, Science, & Technology All students will engage in authentic learning experiences that build their 21st century skills in collaboration, critical and creative thinking, and communication to solve real world challenges. What will students do?
Questioning & Understanding through Engineering, Science, & Technology Unit 1 - Grades 1-6
HOMEWORK Bear Binder Homework -20 minutes (10 minutes x grade level) Read every night – Be sure to initial the assignment book! Please let me know if your child struggles with work.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Positive reinforcement Make learning fun & interesting Allowing every child to feel successful
A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER Changes in transportation (Let the office know) Book orders Birthdays (celebrate a half-birthday) Snack (easy to eat at desk!) Lunch – 1:40 PM
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? * Read together at home. *Talk with your child about school. Make connections to our weekly newsletter. *Check your child’s BEAR binder *Empty and sign your child’s Wednesday Folder and review your child’s work. *Join the PTO PTO video PTO video *Stay tuned for more classroom opportunities…
All human beings are with unique gifts. The healthy functioning of our community depends on its capacity to develop each gift. -Peter Senge, The Learning School
FINAL THOUGHTS… Please complete the exit ticket Tell your child why they are “Fabulous!” I’m here for your child and you. Never hesitate to contact me.