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Back To Shool 4th Gr Ppoint

  1. 1. Welcome Bienvenue Back to School Night Fourth Grade Drew Hammond
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Andi McGeorge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MA in Curriculum Development & Educational Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative License (Type D) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fifteen years of teaching experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twelfth year at Academy International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IB consultant and site evaluator </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Assessment <ul><li>CSAP – Reading, Writing, Math, & Science </li></ul><ul><li>DIBELS – Reading Test </li></ul><ul><li>Scantron Math and Reading) </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated Reader </li></ul><ul><li>GRADE –group administered reading and listening assessment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Language Arts <ul><li>Many resources: ( Reading Street , literature circles, novels, Time for Kids , and non-fiction &/or historical fiction integrated with current IB unit of inquiry). </li></ul><ul><li>At home reading - minimum 20-30 minutes daily </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: Six Trait and Step Up to Writing program to include: expository and narrative writing, multi-paragraph essays, journals, letters, poetry, and note taking to accompany current IB unit of inquiry </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mathematics <ul><li>Everyday Math: Family letter sent home at the beginning of each unit </li></ul><ul><li>12 Units, each with a practice test, and then unit test at the end </li></ul><ul><li>Math quizzes are given periodically throughout each unit </li></ul><ul><li>Nightly homework, called the Studylink, will match the lesson taught at school that day; sometimes a math journal page also </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on-Equations is the algebra program used by the school </li></ul><ul><li>Math Facts: instant recall of multiplication/division facts to 12x12 is expected, 5-10 mins practice each evening </li></ul><ul><li>http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/index.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>TAG students will receive their math in the TAG room, so curriculum specifics should be discussed with the TAG teacher, Ms Stegman. </li></ul>
  6. 6. IBPYP Curriculum: <ul><li>Profile and Attitudes: please reinforce at home </li></ul><ul><li>IB units of inquiry: Earth Movements, Government, Writing, Regions, Immigration and Environments </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homework: <ul><li>Written on board daily; students are to copy in their planner </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 50 minutes nightly </li></ul><ul><li>Daily reading 20-30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Math: usually one page of studylink and/or mathbox </li></ul>
  8. 8. Class Discipline Plan: <ul><li>Rules and Expectations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show respect for everyone, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always have a good attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the noise level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IB Profiles and Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Three Tier School Discipline Plan </li></ul>
  9. 9. Communication <ul><li>andrea.mcgeorge @asd20.org (this is the best way to reach me) </li></ul><ul><li>Voicemail: 234-6510 </li></ul><ul><li>School Number: 234-4000 </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda / Responsibility Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Communication </li></ul>
  10. 10. Volunteers <ul><li>Sign up if you wish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>room parent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>field trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>class parties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clerical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Naturally (Reading Fluency) Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sign up sheet in back of room </li></ul>
  11. 11. Miscellaneous <ul><li>Neat, Complete, & Correct (criteria for acceptable work) </li></ul><ul><li>Unfinished/redo work should be written in their agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy snack </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday treats welcome – Nut free treats please </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thanks for coming! <ul><li>Au revoir </li></ul>

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