Meet The Teacher 2008


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Meet The Teacher 2008

  1. 1. Welcome to Meet The Teacher Night Mrs. Sigismondi Fourth Grade Vanderbilt Elementary School
  2. 2. How Well Do You Know Your Child? <ul><li>Please complete the quiz on your desk, your child will grade you tomorrow. </li></ul>
  3. 3. November Conferences <ul><li>November 19 - Night </li></ul><ul><li>November 20 - Night </li></ul><ul><li>November 21 - Day </li></ul>
  4. 4. New Report Cards <ul><li>New report cards this year </li></ul><ul><li>Informational meeting will take place in October at the PTA meeting </li></ul>
  5. 5. Home School Connection <ul><li>Eboard - </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Phone calls at the school 592-3800 </li></ul><ul><li>Email - </li></ul>
  6. 6. Snacks <ul><li>Healthy Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>No Peanuts </li></ul><ul><li>Water bottles </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homework <ul><li>Purpose of homework </li></ul><ul><li>Studies have shown that time spent on homework has important and positive effects on achievement. Homework can provide opportunities to practice, prepare for, or extend learning. It also builds responsibility, self confidence and time management skills. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Role of Students <ul><li>To record the homework assignments in their notebook </li></ul><ul><li>To make sure they have everything they need to complete their homework before they leave school </li></ul><ul><li>To complete their homework and to return it on time </li></ul><ul><li>To complete their homework as accurately and neatly as possible </li></ul><ul><li>To ask for guidance from the parent, if necessary </li></ul>
  9. 9. Role of the Parent <ul><li>To provide a time and place that is free from distractions, consistent with a child's learning style. </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate to the teacher any circumstances that prevent the completion of homework or any troubles with the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>To read the assignment book nightly to see the assignments that have been given </li></ul><ul><li>To check and sign all assignments </li></ul>
  10. 10. Birthdays <ul><li>Simple craft </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Book </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Item to Share </li></ul>
  11. 11. Schedule <ul><li>Lunch 12:20- 12:55 </li></ul><ul><li>Special 1:10-1:50 </li></ul><ul><li>Monday - Library </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday - Gym </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday - Art </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday - Gym </li></ul><ul><li>Friday - Music </li></ul>
  12. 12. Extra Help <ul><li>There will be open extra help on Monday mornings beginning promptly at 8:25. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be extra help on Tuesday mornings which will be by invitation only. </li></ul>
  13. 13. NYS Testing Dates <ul><li>English Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Week of January 12th </li></ul><ul><li>Session 1: Reading Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2: Listening Section </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 short responses and an extended response </li></ul><ul><li>Session 3: Reading and Writing </li></ul><ul><li>- 3 short responses and 1extended response to 2 related passages </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mathematics Exam Week of March 2nd <ul><li>Session 1:Facts and Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2: Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>- Open ended question </li></ul><ul><li>Session 3: Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>-Open ended question </li></ul>
  15. 15. Science Assessment Week of April 28th <ul><li>Session 1:Skills </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2: Performance Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>- Hands on Tasks </li></ul>
  16. 16. Book Orders <ul><li>Scholastic book orders will be sent home on a regular basis. You will have the ability to order them by sending in a check made out to Scholastic, cash, or by going on line and ordering them with your credit card on their secure site. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank You! <ul><li>I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to be here. I look forward to working with you and your children to make this an amazing year filled with exciting learning experiences, loads of achievement and lasting friendships. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Class Parents <ul><li>Mrs. Ng </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Cyrus </li></ul>