Classroom Rules/Student expectations Your children came up with and agreed to these five rules: 1. ) Treat others the way they want to be treated. 2.) Make sure we and the room are clean. 3.) Always have good ears. 4.) Always do what’s right in school. 5.) Pay attention to classwork.
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 homework folder and homework everyday (blog: http://mrstiggs.blogspot.com) Look for returned/checked papers, notes and Friday Forms in the orange “Friday Folder.”
What do we need from you? (cont.) Help with exhibition requirements Make sure they read everyday and DISCUSS THE BOOKS WITH THEM
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 Before the MEAP, there will be weekly writing topics After the MEAP, we will work on grammar and writing genre projects (eg. Legends, adventure, fantasy, research, essays and personal narratives)
Mathematics What are: Student Math Journals? SRBs? Math boxes? Study links? Games we play?
Reading Workshop Guided Reading groups Independent Reading Weekly Reading letters Sticky notes Easy, just right, and challenging books
Word Study Choosing words Pencil Marker Crayon Making Connections Buddy check Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Word Study test
Word Study (continued) Poetry workshop Readers’ Theater
Social Studies History Alive (U.S. History) Pro’s and Rookies LOTS of group work and note-taking
Science Objects in the Sky Systems and Survival Forces and Motion LOTS of group work Many experiments Data-keeping/graphing results
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 Fridays-Math quiz, Word Study test, SS/Science quiz Book-in-a-Bag Read everyday Keep a log Discuss with an adult