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Open House Ppt

  1. 1. Welcome to the our Shanghai American School Lower Elementary Open House. This an evening for parents to meet teachers, learn about the grade two program, ask questions, and feel a part of our learning community. Enjoy! Robyn Vierra
  2. 2. Language Arts <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Reading workshop to promote a culture of thoughtful reading . </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced Literary </li></ul><ul><li>Readers read across genres </li></ul><ul><li>Readers read for meaning and purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Readers employ a variety of reading strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Readers talk about their thinking. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writer’s Workshop to promote independence and authentic writing experiences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers work in partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers write across genres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers view writing as a process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are authors with stories to tell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular work with spelling patterns, language structure, and vocabulary development. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Mathematics Everyday Math <ul><li>Spiral Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving for real life situations </li></ul><ul><li>Games and cooperative activities </li></ul><ul><li>Informal & formal assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Home/school partnership </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Studies & Science <ul><li>Social Studies : to build cooperation and an appreciation for difference </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our Cool School” community members </li></ul><ul><li>China- grow it, move it, use it! </li></ul><ul><li>Science : to develop and test theories and understandings about the natural and physical world </li></ul><ul><li>Air and Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Balance and Motion </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assessment <ul><li>It is.. </li></ul><ul><li>Meant to inform teaching </li></ul><ul><li>A tool to provide feedback to students, parents, and administration </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing and flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Meant to show growth </li></ul><ul><li>Varied </li></ul><ul><li>It is not… </li></ul><ul><li>A way to compare students </li></ul><ul><li>Meant to surprise , trick students, or remain a secret </li></ul><ul><li>One-size fits all </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher centered </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Role of the Teacher <ul><li>Provide a positive classroom culture of respect, inquiry, and love of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Make every child feel special and valued </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the academic and social needs of each individual </li></ul><ul><li>View education as a partnership between the teacher, student and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Continue learning </li></ul>
  7. 7. The role of the student <ul><li>Take care of self </li></ul><ul><li>* Responsibility and independence </li></ul><ul><li>* Build healthy friendships </li></ul><ul><li>* Maintain healthy choices </li></ul><ul><li>* Work through challenges </li></ul><ul><li>* Take charge of learning </li></ul>
  8. 8. The role of the student cont. <ul><li>Take care of others </li></ul><ul><li>* form cooperative learning and social partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>* Build healthy friendships </li></ul><ul><li>* Respect for differences </li></ul>
  9. 9. The role of the student cont. <ul><li>Take care of community </li></ul><ul><li>* act as global citizen </li></ul><ul><li>* active member of classroom, school, and larger community </li></ul>
  10. 10. Specialist Classes ( Each single subject class lasts 40 minutes) P.E.- 3 Classes with Ms. Baydo Tech – Integration by Mrs. Sheehen Art - 2 classes with Ms. Sajan Music - 2 classes with Ms. Chiang Chinese (various teachers) or ESOL (Ms.Dungan) Daily Library- Flex time and integration with Mrs. Rosemary Counselor - 1 class with Miss Andersen
  11. 11. Homework <ul><li>To reinforce concepts learned in class </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned Monday-Thursday. </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation for being readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists and social scientists on the weekend. </li></ul><ul><li>Home support </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a study area and time </li></ul><ul><li>Check and sign daily </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for thoughtful discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters on specific curriculum support </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q & A We view ed ucation as a partnership between the student, teacher, parents, and administration.