Parent Orientation


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Parent Orientation

  1. 1. The Morning Routine What Can You Do To Make Sure Your Child is Prepared?
  2. 2. Daily Nutrition <ul><li>Eat a good breakfast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cafeteria serves a balanced breakfast every morning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For breakfast, be here at 7:30 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lunch Boxes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No canned or carbonated drinks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pack a well balanced lunch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please be conscientious of our peanut allergies! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. More morning routine… <ul><li>Please be here by 8:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Resource begins at 8:10 </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to do with important notes and such? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send everything you want your child’s teacher to see in your child’s homework folder. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Money Matters <ul><li>Please label all money </li></ul><ul><li>Snacks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Snack increase from 50 to 60 cents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School choices are ice cream or lemonade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student may bring a healthy snack from home </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Math Program <ul><li>Houghton Mifflin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands on instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student workbook pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student math journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework sent as needed </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What about Social Studies and Science??? <ul><li>We will follow GPS (Georgia Performance Standards) for Social Studies and Science </li></ul><ul><li>Both curriculums are integrated through.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands on activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning workshop centers </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Reading is what it’s all about! <ul><li>Five Important Areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phonemic awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phonics Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Open Court Reading <ul><li>Decodables </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes words your child can sound out and vocabulary words your child studies each night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text your child should be able to read on their own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your child point to each word they read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send book back to school the next day </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Supplemental Readng <ul><li>Reading is Fun! We encourage our children to check out books from the library or their classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Pizza Hut “Book It” program </li></ul><ul><li>Six Flags tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Reading books of choice helps to foster a child’s love for reading and is essential for building fluency! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Homework Folder <ul><li>Look at homework folder nightly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build your child’s responsibility, have them pack their book bags every night. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please make sure homework folder is sent back to school each day. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Resource <ul><li>P.E. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers are Mrs. Bonnie Sims and Mrs. Mandy McKnight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please have your child wear tennis shoes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ms. Thrower will teach the music classes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your child will receive instruction during computer lab by either: Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Roberson, or Mrs. McDade. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Report Cards <ul><li>Report cards go home every nine weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Grades are recorded and averaged in these areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In addition they will also receive a handwriting grade </li></ul>
  13. 13. Playground Safety <ul><li>Please wear tennis shoes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flip flops, sandals, or high heel shoes are not safe on the playground. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Things that could get caught on playground equipment resulting in injury include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long drawstrings on coats, jackets, or sweatshirts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>necklaces </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Absences <ul><li>Please send in a dated doctor’s note or handwritten note when your child returns to school. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 unexcused or handwritten notes could result in conference with teacher and administrator. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attendence is vital!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong correlation between attendance and student success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call office for make up work </li></ul></ul>