Curriculum Night 2007

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  • Curriculum Night 2007

    1. 1. Welcome to Mr. Howell’s Class Curriculum Night
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Rules/Rewards/Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>We Are Online </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Questions/Concerns </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who is Mr. Howell? 3 Truths and a Lie <ul><li>I traveled across country for 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>My house burned down when I was in 7th grade </li></ul><ul><li>I water-skiied 72 miles non-stop </li></ul><ul><li>I was a straight A student in Elementary School </li></ul>
    4. 4. Classroom Rules <ul><li>Respect yourself and others </li></ul><ul><li>Always have a positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared when class begins </li></ul><ul><li>Treat others the way you would like to be treated . </li></ul>
    5. 5. Positive Consequences <ul><li>Happy Gram/Phone Call Home </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Praise </li></ul><ul><li>Music played </li></ul><ul><li>Computer time </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy snack </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Pass </li></ul><ul><li>THE JOY OF LEARNING! </li></ul>
    6. 6. If a Student Chooses to Break a Rule <ul><li>1st Time ~ Verbal Warning </li></ul><ul><li>2nd Time ~ Time Out </li></ul><ul><li>3rd Time ~ Loss of Playground </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4th Time ~ Meeting with Mrs. Nolan </li></ul>
    7. 7. Blackboard ~ Class Website <ul><li>Homework assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Information of upcoming events </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Our Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Book Orders </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Board </li></ul><ul><li>Use your child’s username and their password to gain full access. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Curriculum Overview <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul>
    9. 9. Reading Theme ~ Perspective <ul><li>Dear Mr. Henshaw </li></ul><ul><li>Crash </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge to Terabithia </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Children of the Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Tuck Everlasting </li></ul><ul><li>Owl in the Shower </li></ul><ul><li>Bull Run </li></ul>
    10. 10. Writing <ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Fictional Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Responses </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison Matrix </li></ul>
    11. 11. Spelling <ul><li>Spelling Challenge: Contract that provides students with choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Content area vocabulary, sight words, and core words from our Spelling Text </li></ul><ul><li>Create a continual base of knowledge </li></ul>
    12. 12. Math <ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Reasoning and Proof </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Representations </li></ul><ul><li>Number Sense and Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Probability and Statistics </li></ul>
    13. 13. Science <ul><li>Science Inquiry Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Perspectives on Ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Energy and Change </li></ul><ul><li>Living World </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Inquiry Investigation </li></ul>
    14. 14. Social Studies <ul><li>Introduce Document Based Questions (DBQ’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Map Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus Perspective Study </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Colonization </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary War </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Reconstruction </li></ul>
    15. 15. Homework <ul><li>45 - 60 minutes per night </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Challenge (10-15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Logs (15-30 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Writing assignment (10-15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually Math homework M-Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>All homework will be written in the agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Usually no homework on Friday’s </li></ul>
    16. 16. 5th Grade Activities <ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Band </li></ul><ul><li>Orchestra </li></ul><ul><li>DARE </li></ul><ul><li>Student Council </li></ul><ul><li>Odyssey of the Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Moving up Ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>End of the Year Field Trip </li></ul>
    17. 17. Questions or Concerns

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