Back to school night 2010


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Back to school night 2010

  1. 1. Welcome to fifth-grade in Room 309<br />Please sign in and take any handouts you need from the front table.<br />
  2. 2. Parent Compact<br />
  3. 3. Contact Mrs. Tiggs<br />My blog:<br />Comment directly on blog under a post<br />Phone: 313.874.9800 x 2309<br />Email: Please note: I am much faster at returning emails than phone messages.<br />Conferences/meetings: I am available Tuesdays and Friday between 11-11:45 and after-school some days until 4:15. <br />
  4. 4. Classroom Rules/Student expectations<br />Your children came up with and agreed to these four rules:<br />1. Take care of school and things that are in it.<br />2. If you want respect, give it.<br />3. Walk and be immature at appropriate times.<br />4. Work hard and use your time wisely. <br />
  5. 5. Friday Folders<br />Each Friday a folder will come home with a weekly behavior & work habits report called a Friday Form.<br />A check mark next to a category for the current week means that is an area where improvement is needed.<br />A parent/guardian should initial the bottom of the page each week. <br />These folders are due back on Mondays. <br />The side labeled “Keep at Home” has graded papers and other notes that you should READ and keep at home. <br />
  6. 6. What do we need from you?<br />Help your child practice<br />If there’s a test, replicate the conditions of the test<br />No TV, stereo, iPod<br />Practice math facts with triangle cards or flash cards everyday<br />Check ELO folder and homework everyday (blog:<br />Look for returned/checked papers, notes and Friday Forms in the purple “Friday Folder.”<br />
  7. 7. What do we need from you? (cont.)<br />Help with exhibition requirements<br />Make sure they read everyday and DISCUSS THE BOOKS WITH THEM<br />
  8. 8. Daily Class Work<br />Reading-Weekly Reading letters to Mrs. Tiggs, read guided & independent reading books<br />Writing-Writing projects, entries in writer’s notebooks, grammar assignments & poetry assignments<br />Word Study-Complete Building Academic Vocabulary assignments & Word Study quizzes<br />Math-Student Math Journal pages, independent practice assignments, play EDM game assigned, & weekly quizzes<br />Science & Social Studies-Journal pages and group projects<br />
  9. 9. What can I expect every week?<br />Math homework everyday!! <br />Facts for 15 minutes<br />Study links<br />Journal pages<br />Weekend Writing homework assignment on Fridays, due Monday. Post on or write in journal 3 paragraph minimum.<br />Fridays-Math quiz, Word Study test, SS/Science quiz<br />
  10. 10. What can you expect from Mrs. Tiggs?<br />Check and return homework by Friday.<br />Let you know what learning is going on using the blog.<br />Be consistent and fair with students.<br />
  11. 11. Writing<br />This year will work on grammar and writing genre projects (eg. Personal narrative, mysteries, tall tales, position paper).<br />The kids will collect poems, read, write poems and come to learn more about figurative language, rhyming, non-rhyming, free-verse and structured poems. <br />
  12. 12. Mathematics<br />Right now we are reviewing concepts from last year in preparation for MEAP.<br />Soon we will be back to using:<br />Student Math Journals<br />SRBs<br />Math boxes<br />Study links<br />
  13. 13. Reading Workshop<br />Guided Reading groups<br />Independent Reading<br />Weekly Reading letters<br />Sticky notes<br />Easy, just right, and challenging books<br />
  14. 14. Word Study & Building Academic Vocabulary <br />Building Academic Vocabulary <br />Word Study Words will be studied with ELO<br />Choosing words<br />Pencil Marker Crayon<br />Making Connections<br />Buddy check<br />Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check<br />Tests are on Fridays<br />
  15. 15. Extras<br />Jobs<br />Tickets<br />Auctions<br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br />Thank you for taking time out to spend with us tonight.<br />