Back-to-School Night Power Point 2008

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Back-to-School Night Power Point 2008

  1. 1. WELCOME TO N-3 Mrs. Lisa Cirulli
  2. 2. SIGN-UPS/IMPORTANT DATES <ul><li>Please sign up to volunteer in our classroom! </li></ul><ul><li>Your help is greatly appreciated!! </li></ul><ul><li>Save the Dates- </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Education Week – 10/20 – 10/24 </li></ul><ul><li>PSSA Testing – Writing: Feb. 9-20, Reading & Math: March 16-March 27 </li></ul>
  3. 3. COMMUNICATION <ul><li>Wednesday & Assessment Folders </li></ul><ul><li>Class wiki sites- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cirullispot.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.starsofn3.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-notes </li></ul><ul><li>Open Door Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Email – [email_address] </li></ul>
  4. 4. LANGUAGE ARTS <ul><li>Emphasis on the Writing Process </li></ul><ul><li>Writer’s Express series to support students as a resource </li></ul><ul><li>Blend of Grammar and Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio Collection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with all subject areas </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. SPELLING <ul><li>Connects spelling to: </li></ul><ul><li>thinking, vocabulary development, reading, and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Unit assessed each Friday </li></ul>
  6. 6. READING <ul><li>The Houghton Mifflin Series </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Reader’s Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Book Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Blend of fiction and non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>materials </li></ul>
  7. 7. MATH <ul><li>Everyday Math- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher level thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MIC (Math Investigation Centers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiraling of ideas </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. SCIENCE <ul><li>New Curriculum www.sciencecompanion.com </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based program that provides hands-on investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Units include: Weather, Nature’s Recyclers, and Energy </li></ul>
  9. 9. SOCIAL STUDIES <ul><li>Emphasis on global understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Units include: Five Themes of Geography, Constitution, Revolutionary War, and Westward Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Current Events - Time for Kids, Intelligencer, and NEWSTEAM </li></ul><ul><li>Research activities </li></ul>
  10. 10. TECHNOLOGY <ul><li>Computer lab, Laptop cart, Airliner, Smartboard, Video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processing – Microsoft Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation skills – PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research skills – Library, Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling – Photo Story, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Software </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. HOMEWORK <ul><li>Why I assign homework? </li></ul><ul><li>When will homework be assigned? </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s homework responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s homework responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Parent’s homework responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>If students do not complete homework: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Missing Homework Slip   Student Name __________________________ Date ___________________   I chose not to bring the following homework assignments(s) to class today:  Reading Language Arts Math Signed Test Science Social Studies Wed. Folder Other   The assignment(s) was/were______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________   Student Signature __________________________________________ Parent / Guardian Signature __________________________________ ***If you choose not to return both the missed assignment and the Homework Notice the following school day, you will receive a permanent ZERO for that homework assignment. You must complete the assignment that night, as well as stay in for 10 minutes of that day’s recess to reflect on your poor choice.
  13. 13. ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEM <ul><li>Use of notebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Use of folders for each subject </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Planner </li></ul>
  14. 14. EXPECTATIONS <ul><li>Classroom Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Fish for Schools Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Following the “Doyle 5” – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academics </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Positive Incentives <ul><li>RESPECT reward system </li></ul><ul><li>Student tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Wing tips </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of recess minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Parent communication </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Notice </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior Notice </li></ul>
  16. 16. Classroom Policies <ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dismissal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Absentee homework </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday treats/holiday parties – 24 students </li></ul>
  17. 17. T ogether E veryone A chieves M ore

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