Welcome<br />To Room 17!<br />Back to School <br />October 4, 2011<br />Mrs. Donskoy<br />
Focus on Science<br />Focus on global issues<br />Testing <br />(District and CST)<br />Focus on FOSS kits<br />90 minutes...
Focus on Science<br />Focus on projects<br />Focus on global issues<br />Careers in Science<br />How do the events affect ...
Code Blue</li></ul>Our Program<br />
Focus on Thinking Pathways<br />Icons of Depth and Complexity organize our thinking and lead us to new ideas and discoveri...
Focus on Cooperative Learning<br />RESPOND!<br />Seating in pods<br />Working in class teams<br />Discuss it!<br />EXPLAIN...
Planning for Success<br />Check Homework<br />Math Whole Group:<br />Problem solving lessons, new games, computation puzzl...
Planning for Success<br />Language Arts Treasures - Whole Group:<br />Grammar, comprehension skills, writing<br />plot str...
Planning for Success<br />Science – Whole Group<br />Combination Class<br />
Planning for Success<br />Science – Whole Group<br />Periodic Assessment Grade 4<br />Periodic Assessment Grade 5<br />Cal...
Multi-Age Classroom<br /><ul><li> Learn to work independently
Learn to transition from one activity to another
Learn vital organizational skills
 Develop better relationships across grade levels</li></ul>Combination Class<br />
YES TO EFFORT!<br />  Papers returned on time<br />Self-motivation: completing the assignments not only for a grade or poi...
YES TO MATURITY!<br />Correcting behavior or grade with an action rather than a habitual “I am sorry.”<br /> Asking what c...
NO!<br />  Staying up late on Fridays and Saturday<br />  Coming to school to “sit away” the time<br /> Frequently forgett...
How Is Your Day? <br />Behavior and Responsibility Chart<br />Excellent Behavior<br />Warning, late for class, homework no...
Homework<br />
Homework<br />
Prizes and lunch<br />with the teacher<br />for the winning team<br />
Absences and Tardies<br /><ul><li>Catching up is hard to do…
Teams often lose points if a student is not in the classroom on time
Test make-ups are scheduled for recess or after school
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  • Back to School October 2011

    1. 1. Welcome<br />To Room 17!<br />Back to School <br />October 4, 2011<br />Mrs. Donskoy<br />
    2. 2. Focus on Science<br />Focus on global issues<br />Testing <br />(District and CST)<br />Focus on FOSS kits<br />90 minutes of Science per week<br />10 hours of Science and units based on Science per week<br />Use of Technology<br />Careers in Science<br />Science Lab<br />Focus on projects<br />Our Program<br />
    3. 3. Focus on Science<br />Focus on projects<br />Focus on global issues<br />Careers in Science<br />How do the events affect the world around us?<br />How is environment affected by global warming?<br />Life is based on balance, and we are all dependent on each other and interconnected in one way or another. <br />Think about your area of study as a entomologist, nutritionist, herbalist, etc. <br />Life Science<br /><ul><li>Rain Forest
    4. 4. Code Blue</li></ul>Our Program<br />
    5. 5. Focus on Thinking Pathways<br />Icons of Depth and Complexity organize our thinking and lead us to new ideas and discoveries. <br />Language of the Discipline<br />Details<br />Big Ideas<br />Patterns<br />Multiple Perspectives<br />Trends<br />Unanswered Questions<br />Rules<br />Across disciplines<br />Ethics<br />Change Over Time<br />Our Program<br />
    6. 6. Focus on Cooperative Learning<br />RESPOND!<br />Seating in pods<br />Working in class teams<br />Discuss it!<br />EXPLAIN YOUR THINKING!<br />Working in groups in the science lab<br />Working on math problems in pairs<br />TALK!<br />PAY ATTENTION!<br />Our Program<br />
    7. 7. Planning for Success<br />Check Homework<br />Math Whole Group:<br />Problem solving lessons, new games, computation puzzles.<br />Fifth Group Meets with the Teacher<br />Fourth Group works independently<br />Fourth Group meets with the teacher<br />Fifth Group works independently<br />Combination Class<br />
    8. 8. Planning for Success<br />Language Arts Treasures - Whole Group:<br />Grammar, comprehension skills, writing<br />plot structure, learning new independent activities, such as Spelling Sudoku<br />Language Arts Treasures - Whole Group:<br />Grammar, Comprehension, Writing<br />Fifth Group Meets with the Teacher<br />Fourth Group works independently<br />Fourth Group meets with the teacher<br />Fifth Group works independently<br />Combination Class<br />
    9. 9. Planning for Success<br />Science – Whole Group<br />Combination Class<br />
    10. 10. Planning for Success<br />Science – Whole Group<br />Periodic Assessment Grade 4<br />Periodic Assessment Grade 5<br />California Standards<br />Test – Fifth Grade Only<br />Combination Class<br />
    11. 11. Multi-Age Classroom<br /><ul><li> Learn to work independently
    12. 12. Learn to transition from one activity to another
    13. 13. Learn vital organizational skills
    14. 14. Develop better relationships across grade levels</li></ul>Combination Class<br />
    15. 15. YES TO EFFORT!<br /> Papers returned on time<br />Self-motivation: completing the assignments not only for a grade or points, but for the joy of learning and a pursuit of knowledge!<br /> Demonstrating effort: e-mailing the teacher with questions, calling friends, studying on the weekends, watching Discovery Channel instead of Cartoon Network, canceling party and sleepovers on the weekdays<br /> Self-control<br />
    16. 16. YES TO MATURITY!<br />Correcting behavior or grade with an action rather than a habitual “I am sorry.”<br /> Asking what can be done to improve the grade<br /> Staying during recess or after school if more studying is required<br /> Helping peers to achieve <br /> a good grade<br /> Going to bed on time and coming to school every day.<br />
    17. 17. NO!<br /> Staying up late on Fridays and Saturday<br /> Coming to school to “sit away” the time<br /> Frequently forgetting papers <br /> Arguing with the teacher <br />(Negotiating is okay)<br /> Pouting, sulking, and bullying<br />
    18. 18. How Is Your Day? <br />Behavior and Responsibility Chart<br />Excellent Behavior<br />Warning, late for class, homework not completed, papers not signed<br />Serious Warning<br />Behavior Note Sent Home<br />
    19. 19. Homework<br />
    20. 20. Homework<br />
    21. 21. Prizes and lunch<br />with the teacher<br />for the winning team<br />
    22. 22. Absences and Tardies<br /><ul><li>Catching up is hard to do…
    23. 23. Teams often lose points if a student is not in the classroom on time
    24. 24. Test make-ups are scheduled for recess or after school
    25. 25. Homework still needs to be turned in
    26. 26. Assignments must be completed</li></li></ul><li>Grading Policies<br />
    27. 27. Grading Policies<br />http://www.mrsdonskoy.com<br />
    28. 28. Grading Policies<br />Follow directions on the screen<br />
    29. 29. Grading Policies<br />My e-mail<br />Our class web site<br />Click on the grades to see why the grades for specific assignments<br />You will also receive weekly grade reports in an e-mail.<br />
    30. 30. Homework<br />Flexibility is the key…<br />Reading Log<br /> Students must take pride in their work.<br />No weekend homework, but…<br />Please check the IPOD Notebook<br /> Homework is posted online for verification purposes<br /> Signature is a part of the homework (Planners, Missing Work Slips, etc.)<br />
    31. 31. Any<br />questions?<br />

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