Curriculum Night 2009-10


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Curriculum Night 2009-10

  1. 1. WELCOME Your kids are fantastic, so you must be fabulous!
  2. 2. “ The best way we can show love for our children is to not do for them what they could and should do for themselves.” --A. Lincoln
  3. 3. Climate Enhancement <ul><li>Life Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder of Success – The Kid in the Red Jacket </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Segram’s role </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe environment=Risk taking=LEARNING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ I hear, I forget... I see, I remember... I do, I understand’ </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Expectations <ul><li>BE HERE </li></ul><ul><li>Mariner Code Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency- behavior card system </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Walking in halls </li></ul><ul><li>Working quietly </li></ul><ul><li>Bathroom </li></ul>
  5. 5. Homework <ul><li>What parents can do- Effective Thinking/Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Planner </li></ul><ul><li>45-60 minutes per night </li></ul><ul><li>Reading 20 -30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling-Assignments due on Thursday; Test Friday; Spirals here on Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Math- AMP’s, M4T, Math Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies/Science </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reading <ul><li>Small group instruction to teach comprehension skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Whole group instruction- Lit study using novels </li></ul><ul><li>Lit groups </li></ul><ul><li>Book Projects – 3 presentations this year </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reading <ul><li>* Expository! Expository! Expository! </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic Kids, Storyworks! </li></ul><ul><li>*Using the text to support </li></ul><ul><li>*Research skills </li></ul><ul><li>*Deepening Comprehension: </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing, Drawing conclusions/inferencing </li></ul><ul><li>*Fluency-rate, expression, and intonation </li></ul><ul><li>*Author’s theme/purpose </li></ul>
  8. 8. Writing <ul><li>DEARF </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Process- prewrite, draft, revise/edit, publish </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Writing across curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Rubrics </li></ul>
  9. 9. Writing <ul><li>Some of the topics we will cover this year in </li></ul><ul><li>writing include: </li></ul><ul><li>Content, Organization, and Style </li></ul><ul><li>Conventions- using them consistently, specialized spelling lists- accountability, tests on Fri. Narratives and Expository </li></ul><ul><li>The Writing Process- tightening up, building independence </li></ul><ul><li>Adding details to paint a picture for the reader, adding voice/personality/feelings, focusing on “one small seed” and turning it into a “watermelon,” considering the reader </li></ul>
  10. 10. Math <ul><li>Math 4 Today/AMPS </li></ul><ul><li>Periodically/End of Unit: Concept tests </li></ul><ul><li>Number Sense, Geometric Sense, Measurement, Algebraic Sense, Probability/Statistics Reasoning </li></ul>
  11. 11. Science <ul><li>This year in science we will be investigating three major topics through the scientific process: </li></ul><ul><li>* Water </li></ul><ul><li>The properties of water and the water cycle </li></ul><ul><li>*Life Structures: Plants and Crayfish </li></ul><ul><li>Form and function as well as life cycles/systems </li></ul><ul><li>*Magnetism and Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Circuit pathways and transfer of energy </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Social Studies <ul><li>Studying Washington State: geography, regions, and features </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about the Northwest Native Americans and their history </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring what brought settlers west and some of the hardships they faced as they settled in the Northwest. </li></ul><ul><li>CBA- Classroom Based Assessment- mandated by state with focus on People on the Move- should tie in with pioneer studies and there are rubrics that accompany this assessment. </li></ul>
  13. 13. District Wide Assessments <ul><li>DRA 2: Developmental Reading Assessment- fluency is the gatekeeper </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic Writing Assessments scored with statewide expectations/rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>4th Grade Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies CBA </li></ul>
  14. 14. Questions/Comments Please fill out an index card on the back table
  15. 15. Thank You!