Contact Mrs. Tiggs My blog: http://mrstiggs.blogspot.com Comment directly on blog under a post Phone: 313.874.9800 x 2309 Email: email@example.com Please note: I am much faster at returning emails than phone messages. Conferences/meetings: I am available Tuesdays and Friday between 11-11:45 and after-school some days until 4:15.
Classroom Rules/Student expectations Your children came up with and agreed to these four rules: 1. Take care of school and things that are in it. 2. If you want respect, give it. 3. Walk and be immature at appropriate times. 4. Work hard and use your time wisely.
Friday Folders Each Friday a folder will come home with a weekly behavior & work habits report called a Friday Form. A check mark next to a category for the current week means that is an area where improvement is needed. A parent/guardian should initial the bottom of the page each week. These folders are due back on Mondays. The side labeled “Keep at Home” has graded papers and other notes that you should READ and keep at home.
What do we need from you? Help your child practice If there’s a test, replicate the conditions of the test No TV, stereo, iPod Practice math facts with triangle cards or flash cards everyday Check ELO folder and homework everyday (blog: http://mrstiggs.blogspot.com) Look for returned/checked papers, notes and Friday Forms in the purple “Friday Folder.”
What do we need from you? (cont.) Help with exhibition requirements Make sure they read everyday and DISCUSS THE BOOKS WITH THEM
Daily Class Work Reading-Weekly Reading letters to Mrs. Tiggs, read guided & independent reading books Writing-Writing projects, entries in writer’s notebooks, grammar assignments & poetry assignments Word Study-Complete Building Academic Vocabulary assignments & Word Study quizzes Math-Student Math Journal pages, independent practice assignments, play EDM game assigned, & weekly quizzes Science & Social Studies-Journal pages and group projects
What can I expect every week? Math homework everyday!! Facts for 15 minutes Study links Journal pages Weekend Writing homework assignment on Fridays, due Monday. Post on www.edmodo.com or write in journal 3 paragraph minimum. Fridays-Math quiz, Word Study test, SS/Science quiz
What can you expect from Mrs. Tiggs? Check and return homework by Friday. Let you know what learning is going on using the blog. Be consistent and fair with students.
Writing This year will work on grammar and writing genre projects (eg. Personal narrative, mysteries, tall tales, position paper). The kids will collect poems, read, write poems and come to learn more about figurative language, rhyming, non-rhyming, free-verse and structured poems.
Mathematics Right now we are reviewing concepts from last year in preparation for MEAP. Soon we will be back to using: Student Math Journals SRBs Math boxes Study links
Reading Workshop Guided Reading groups Independent Reading Weekly Reading letters Sticky notes Easy, just right, and challenging books
Word Study & Building Academic Vocabulary Building Academic Vocabulary Word Study Words will be studied with ELO Choosing words Pencil Marker Crayon Making Connections Buddy check Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Tests are on Fridays