Open House Presentation 2009Presentation Transcript
0 Miss Wheaton & Mrs. DeBlock 2009 - 2010
Mrs. DeBlock and Miss Wheaton 2009 - 2010 WELCOME TO OPEN HOUSE 0
My Name is Renee DeBlock
From Whitehall, NY – Currently Residing in Glens Falls
From a family of teachers.
Teaching in Queensbury since February 2004
Graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh
Elementary Education B.S. (Pre-k – 6)
Reading Education M.S. (K – 12)
Introducing: Mrs. DeBlock 0
My Name is Amanda Wheaton
Consultant Teacher / Special Educator
From Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
Graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh
Elementary (1 – 6) / Special Education (1-6) B.S.
Currently Attending SUNY Albany to pursue a masters in Inclusion and Special Education. (birth – 21)
Introducing: Miss Wheaton 0
Our classroom will be run in a similar manner as other 5 th grade classes.
Your child will experience:
Whole Group Instruction
Small Group Instruction
Instruction geared toward many different learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic
Enrichment / Challenges
The Classroom in a Snapshot 0
Our Teaching Philosophy Our philosophy as co-teachers is to work together to instill a love of life-long learning within our students. Within the classroom, we will strive to create meaningful and engaging lessons. We will maintain a level of high expectations for our students and for ourselves. We as co-teachers will make every effort to be role models to our students and will demonstrate reliability, respectfulness, and responsibility. We hope, in turn, through our actions our students will reach the fullest of their potential becoming upstanding members of society and active participants of the community. 0
Monday Art 10:15 – 11:00
Tuesday Music 10:15 – 11:00
Wednesday Gym 12:15 – 1:00
Thursday Library 1:00 – 1:45
Friday Gym 1:45 – 2:30
Everyday Lunch 11:35 – 12:05
*Band and Orchestra Lessons Vary*
T/W Band /Chorus Rehearsal 1:45 – 2:30
M/W or T/TR (alternating) Orchestra Rehearsal 1:45 – 2:30
Our Schedule 0
Reading / ELA - McGraw-Hill Series
Math - McGraw-Hill Series
Social Studies - Houghton Mifflin
“ Canada & Latin America”
Science - Scott Foresman (Taught
by Mr. Snowball)
Trade Books 0
Behavior Plan Raffle Tickets – Individual Reinforcement Marbles - Class works as a Team PBC – Super Bee Coupons 0
(45 - 60 minutes)
(Homework Grade, 0,1,2)
0 – Assignment is not completed
1 – Assignment has been attempted.
2 – Assignment is complete.
Same System as the Middle School
Students should bring home their homework folder and planner daily
Assignment Pad Signature
Homework Help Website!
Click on Classroom Web Pages
Then William H. Barton Intermediate
Then our names, Mrs. DeBlock and Miss Wheaton
We learn from our mistakes..
Tests (Chapter or Unit Tests)
The students will always know when is a test is going to be taken in advance.
Tests grades are scored twice. (With the exception of Spelling) Original grade and correction grade (optional)
50% of points lost can be gained back
Example – Student gets an 80% on a Math Test
He/She corrects the test and gets all questions correct
10 Points are awarded and the second grade scored will be a 90%
Quizzes (and Spelling Tests)
Quizzes are given on occasion. Students will usually know as well.
Corrections are also welcomed (See Example)
Example – Student gets an 80% on a Social Studies Quiz
He/She corrects the quiz and gets all questions correct
10 points are awarded – 90%
The first grade and second grade are averaged out to a 85%
If your student is absent :
Excuse is needed the day the student returns to school.
Missed work can be picked up the day the student is absent if called (or e-mailed) ahead of time.
Happy Notes / Post Cards
Words are introduced every Monday. Workbook pages are also discussed.
Words on Webpage!
Cell Phones / I-pods / MP3 Players / CD Players – Are not to be used during the school day.
SNACK-Please send a nutritious snack daily
Book Orders- optional (sent home occasionally)
NYS Tests Social Studies, ELA, Math
Notes to School
Handwriting - Cursive
READ, READ, READ
Practice Math Facts / Vocabulary Cards
Organizational Skills – Remembering Instruments and any other items for specials.
Concepts you can help us with at home: 0
If you’d like to send in a treat for your child’s birthday, we’d be happy to celebrate in class. 0
0 Thank you so much for coming! Please know that we are all here for the same reasons!