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Open House Presentation 2009

  1. 1. 0 Miss Wheaton & Mrs. DeBlock 2009 - 2010
  2. 2. Mrs. DeBlock and Miss Wheaton 2009 - 2010 WELCOME TO OPEN HOUSE 0
  3. 3. Trade Books <ul><li>My Name is Renee DeBlock </li></ul><ul><li>General Educator </li></ul><ul><li>From Whitehall, NY – Currently Residing in Glens Falls </li></ul><ul><li>From a family of teachers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching in Queensbury since February 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary Education B.S. (Pre-k – 6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Education M.S. (K – 12) </li></ul></ul></ul>Introducing: Mrs. DeBlock 0
  4. 4. Trade Books <ul><li>My Name is Amanda Wheaton </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant Teacher / Special Educator </li></ul><ul><li>From Lake Luzerne, N.Y. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary (1 – 6) / Special Education (1-6) B.S. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Currently Attending SUNY Albany to pursue a masters in Inclusion and Special Education. (birth – 21) </li></ul></ul></ul>Introducing: Miss Wheaton 0
  5. 5. <ul><li>Our classroom will be run in a similar manner as other 5 th grade classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Your child will experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole Group Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Group Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Pairing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TEAMWORK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction geared toward many different learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrichment / Challenges </li></ul></ul>The Classroom in a Snapshot 0
  6. 6. Our Teaching Philosophy Our philosophy as co-teachers is to work together to instill a love of life-long learning within our students. Within the classroom, we will strive to create meaningful and engaging lessons. We will maintain a level of high expectations for our students and for ourselves. We as co-teachers will make every effort to be role models to our students and will demonstrate reliability, respectfulness, and responsibility. We hope, in turn, through our actions our students will reach the fullest of their potential becoming upstanding members of society and active participants of the community. 0
  7. 7. <ul><li>Monday Art 10:15 – 11:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday Music 10:15 – 11:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday Gym 12:15 – 1:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday Library 1:00 – 1:45 </li></ul><ul><li>Friday Gym 1:45 – 2:30 </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday Lunch 11:35 – 12:05 </li></ul><ul><li>*Band and Orchestra Lessons Vary* </li></ul><ul><li>T/W Band /Chorus Rehearsal 1:45 – 2:30 </li></ul><ul><li>M/W or T/TR (alternating) Orchestra Rehearsal 1:45 – 2:30 </li></ul>Our Schedule 0
  8. 8. Trade Books <ul><li>Reading / ELA - McGraw-Hill Series </li></ul><ul><li>Math - McGraw-Hill Series </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies - Houghton Mifflin </li></ul><ul><li>“ Canada & Latin America” </li></ul><ul><li>Science - Scott Foresman (Taught </li></ul><ul><li>by Mr. Snowball) </li></ul>Trade Books 0
  9. 9. Behavior Plan Raffle Tickets – Individual Reinforcement Marbles - Class works as a Team PBC – Super Bee Coupons 0
  10. 10. Homework <ul><li>Monday-Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>(45 - 60 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>(Homework Grade, 0,1,2) </li></ul><ul><li>0 – Assignment is not completed </li></ul><ul><li>1 – Assignment has been attempted. </li></ul><ul><li>2 – Assignment is complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Same System as the Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>Students should bring home their homework folder and planner daily </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment Pad Signature </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Help Website! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Classroom Web Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Then William H. Barton Intermediate </li></ul><ul><li>Then our names, Mrs. DeBlock and Miss Wheaton </li></ul>0
  11. 11. Grading Policies <ul><li>We learn from our mistakes.. </li></ul><ul><li>Tests (Chapter or Unit Tests) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The students will always know when is a test is going to be taken in advance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests grades are scored twice. (With the exception of Spelling) Original grade and correction grade (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of points lost can be gained back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example – Student gets an 80% on a Math Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He/She corrects the test and gets all questions correct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Points are awarded and the second grade scored will be a 90% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quizzes (and Spelling Tests) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes are given on occasion. Students will usually know as well. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corrections are also welcomed (See Example) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example – Student gets an 80% on a Social Studies Quiz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He/She corrects the quiz and gets all questions correct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 points are awarded – 90% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The first grade and second grade are averaged out to a 85% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul>0
  12. 12. Absences <ul><li>If your student is absent : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excuse is needed the day the student returns to school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missed work can be picked up the day the student is absent if called (or e-mailed) ahead of time. </li></ul></ul>0
  13. 13. Communication <ul><li>With Students </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Entry </li></ul><ul><li>Happy Notes / Post Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Flex Time </li></ul><ul><li>With Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Phone call </li></ul>0
  14. 14. <ul><li>Spelling Unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Words are introduced every Monday. Workbook pages are also discussed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spelling Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No pre-test </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Words on Webpage! </li></ul>Spelling 0
  15. 15. <ul><li>Cell Phones / I-pods / MP3 Players / CD Players – Are not to be used during the school day. </li></ul><ul><li>SNACK-Please send a nutritious snack daily </li></ul><ul><li>Book Orders- optional (sent home occasionally) </li></ul><ul><li>NYS Tests Social Studies, ELA, Math </li></ul><ul><li>Notes to School </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Parent-Teacher Conferences </li></ul>Miscellaneous 0
  16. 16. <ul><li>Handwriting - Cursive </li></ul><ul><li>READ, READ, READ </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Math Facts / Vocabulary Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Skills – Remembering Instruments and any other items for specials. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling! </li></ul>Concepts you can help us with at home: 0
  17. 17. If you’d like to send in a treat for your child’s birthday, we’d be happy to celebrate in class. 0
  18. 18. 0 Questions?  
  19. 19. 0 Thank you so much for coming! Please know that we are all here for the same reasons!