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Parent Curriculum Presentation

  1. 1. Mr. Martin Room 119 Curriculum Night Community, Curriculum, and Classroom Information
  2. 2. An effective classroom through community… Building relationships  Empowering students  Safe environment  Conflict resolution/mediation  Internal motivation  Collaboration 
  3. 3. What does community look like? All members  are equal participants All members  have a voice
  4. 4. Positive Effects of Community We are the most important factor in our  student’s success. Kids benefit when they get together for  their learning Effective teaching is done by modeling.  We can build a community here, for our  students
  5. 5. Your invitation…
  6. 6. How can we work to make community happen? Our words, actions, teamwork, and support…
  7. 7. Love and Logic What is love and logic?  Love and logic is a philosophy of raising and  teaching children. It allows adults to be happier, empowered, and  more skilled.
  8. 8. Love and Logic Love allows children to grow through their mistakes.  Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their  choices. Love and logic is a way of working with children.  That puts parents and teachers back in control.  Teaches children to be responsible.  Prepares young people to live in the real world.  With its many choices and consequences. 
  9. 9. How Is Love and Logic Different? The concepts behind Love and Logic place  a heavy emphasis on respect and dignity for children Allows parents and teachers to grasp  simple approaches instead of learning difficult counseling procedures.
  10. 10. The Students Have Choices Read or write  Open learning activities  Snacks  Bathroom  Homework-work completion  Behavior 
  11. 11. Uses Enforceable Statements “Don’t sharpen your pencil when I’m  talking.” Or…  “I allow students to sharpen pencils  when I’m not giving directions.”
  12. 12. What Is Our Written Curriculum Based on? A list of knowledge, skills, and processes “Students should be able to… “Students will understand…
  13. 13. Michigan Content Standards History-No Child Left Behind Law  Purpose-to improve schools.  Benefits-show progress, are accessible  Drawbacks-narrow, teach to test, not  authentic learning
  14. 14. What is a GLCE? “The Grade Level Content Expectations provide educators with clearly defined statements of what all students should know and be able to do as they progress from kindergarten through eighth grade.
  15. 15. What Is Alignment? Lessons and activities that are aligned or  connected to state education standards Example lessons:  Writing from knowledge and experience  The last straw 
  16. 16. Examples of Assessment I use multiple assessments for a good  picture of student learning I will assess students knowledge before,  during, and after a unit I also test reading levels at the beginning of  the year. MEAP test=state test in science, math, and  English language arts.
  17. 17. MEAP=Michigan Educational Assessment Program Info on when tests will occur  How can you prepare kids and make them  feel good about it
  18. 18. Writing Standards=GLCE What are our goals for this year? What do writers do? How important is spelling this year?
  19. 19. Writing Genre  Students will write narratives such as mysteries, tall tales or historical fiction.
  20. 20. Writing Genre That writing includes  Characters  Setting  Problems/solution  Sequence of events 
  21. 21. Writing Genre Write a position paper where the  opinion is stated and supported with evidence. Produce and present a research  project with help from the teacher.
  22. 22. Writing Process Think about the audience.  And purpose for writing.  Think of ideas for writing; 
  23. 23. A Successful Writer… Includes characters,setting and  sequence. Develops relationships,comparing and  contrasting elements. Reads a partner’s writing and give  advice for helping them create a better piece of writing. Proofreads their own writing using  grade level checklists.
  24. 24. A Reading Strategy Read Aloud It is a sunny day. A dog walks with his  owner at the park. The dog sees a squirrel eating an acorn. The man sees a meter reader walking from car to car in the far away parking lot. He can hear the change still in his pocket, he forgot to fill the meter!
  25. 25. A Reading Strategy Read Aloud It is a sunny day. A dog walks with his  owner at the park. The dog sees a squirrel eating an acorn. The man sees a meter reader walking from car to car in the far away parking lot. He can hear the change still in his pocket, he forgot to fill the meter!
  26. 26. Cambridge Spelling Research Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
  27. 27. A Myth! But It Does Tell Us Something…about Why It Is Interesting Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not  raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe... This is because the human mind does not  read every letter by itself by the word as a whole.
  28. 28. Grammar and Usage Spelling and Handwriting Write with complete sentences  using nouns, pronouns, articles, conjunctions, hyphens, commas, and colons. Correctly spell grade level words  they see often, sound out words Write neatly in compositions. 
  29. 29. Personal Style Develop individual style to add to written  messages. Example: Use humor, express feelings,use  details, and show examples.
  30. 30. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions How can I help? What is homework like? What does the report card look like?
  31. 31. How can I help my student? Fifth grade has a jump in expectation  Some frustration and mistakes are part of  learning in this year Let them make as many choices as possible  Allow mistakes with empathy, this is called  a significant learning opportunity
  32. 32. What Will Homework Look Like? Homework is used to practice skills and try  out new tasks Minor frustration vs. Major frustration  Minor to no frustration, learning can happen  Major frustration, no learning is possible  Most effective, help with homework in fun  ways when possible
  33. 33. What Will Homework Look Like? Every night-math study links  Every week-essay or reading log  1-2 assignments from science, social studies,  spelling Every month-study tasks and guides,  projects or portfolio pieces Year-a written book! 
  34. 34. What Does the Report Card Look Like? Letter grades show what type of learning is taking  place A=excellent learning  B=above average  C=average learning  Measured on individual basis, not as a ranking  Missing homework, shown on the effort scale  1-4 range 
  35. 35. Time for Questions? Community, Curriculum, and Classroom information.