About Miss BandurReceived my undergraduate in ElementaryEducation from the University of IllinoisReceived my masters in reading and literacyfrom Benedictine University, Certiﬁed ReadingSpecialistTaught third grade for three years, Third yearin ﬁrst gradeI love being a part of the Dryden Community! My Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to foster a life-long love of learning in your child by providing an environment where each student feels valued and respected.
What’s in theReading bookmark with strategies Room mom contactto use at home information formDecoding Reference Page/ Royal Reader sign upBookmark Email sign upInvented spelling booklet Dryden Handbook signMath Number Grid and Line off- allZaner Bloser handwriting sheet District 25 Handbook signArticulation Letter from Mrs. off (media release) (NewRebsamen Students)Star of the Week schedule Volunteer information form can be found on theMath Log-in information back tableDaily 5 and reading informationDryden 60th Anniversary Party
Class Website andEdline Page MissBandur.Blogspot.com
Literacy Curriculum: ReadingTreasures Program: whole groupinstruction, guided reading, phonics,and grammarhttp://macmillanmh.com/readingLiteracy Intervention ProgramPlease make reading at home a priority!The beneﬁts will last a lifetime ☺
Literacy Curriculum: Writing Units of StudyDon’t get hung up on correctspellingAt home encourage writing: lists,writing to grandma, stories, etc.
Literacy Curriculum: OtherWord Wall; high frequency wordsPhonics; letter tilesSpelling; pretest & challenge listsPoetry folders
Math CurriculumEveryday Math program- sometimes referred toas Univ. of Chicago MathEmphasis on problem solvingSpiral curriculumHome links nightly- please check them!Time and money- we will work hard!Everyday Math Online
Science Curriculum Weather Penguins Life Cycles Magnets
Social StudiesCommunityGeography/Map skillsCultural Comparison-ChinaCurrent Events; Time for KidsPatriotism/Famous AmericansHolidays
Have You Filled a Bucket Everyone has an invisible bucket. We are at our best when our buckets are overﬂowing- and at our worst when they are empty. Everyone also has an invisible dipper. In each interaction, we can use our dipper either to ﬁll or to dip from others’ buckets. Whenever we choose to ﬁll others‘ buckets, we in turn ﬁll our own.
Lunch MoneySend in an envelope with child’s nameand “Lunch Money” on the frontChoice: Hot lunch (red, white and blue)Home lunch, or Cold lunch (broughtfrom home)Home lunch, please send a note
MiscellaneousCheck backpacks nightly- take home foldersScholastic books orders- once a monthHomework due following day unless otherwise notedHealth- if sick, please stay home! Do not feel guilty aboutmissing- we want a healthy class!Pumpkin carving- each child may bring a guest to help!SnackGoing home a different way- please send a note!Birthday celebrationsReminder Card disciplineReward JarGet lots of sleep!
Contacting MissEmail: Kbandur@sd25.orgVoicemail: (847)506-6999 x 7127Blog: MissBandur.Blogspot.com
Thank you forSo that I have time to address any questionsor concerns you may have, please feel freeto use the blank notecard on your child’sdesk to write these questions. I will contactyou via phone, email, or a note home so Ihave a chance to focus on each concern!
Although we will learn a lot this year..... ...we will also have lots of fun along the way!