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Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus

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  • 10 11 open house presentation

    1. 1. Welcome to Open House 9/8/10
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Curriculum and Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Grade Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>School Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
    3. 3. Curriculum <ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul>
    4. 4. Core Curriculum: Everyday Math <ul><li>A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations. </li></ul><ul><li>An instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent practice of basic skills, often through games. </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons based on activities and discussion, not a textbook. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Everyday Math Content <ul><li>Numbers and Numeration </li></ul><ul><li>Operations and Computation </li></ul><ul><li>Data and Chance </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement and Reference Frames </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns, Functions, and Algebra </li></ul>
    6. 6. Language Arts <ul><li>Daily Language Arts Block </li></ul><ul><li>Reader’s Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Writer’s Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Word Study *integrated throughout literacy program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Workshop Model <ul><li>Mini Lessons focused on specific skills </li></ul><ul><li>Student independent practice and application of skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Conferencing and self reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Student empowerment- making decisions as readers and writers. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Reader’s Workshop <ul><li>Students are reading at least one book a week at their level. </li></ul><ul><li>Students chart their reading progress for goal setting and reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Students work on specific reading comprehension skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is that all 4 th graders will be critical readers who can read across genres for information and enjoyment with comprehension and fluency. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Writers Workshop <ul><li>Writers Workshop Model </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for Quality Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Process </li></ul><ul><li>Publications and Celebrations </li></ul>
    10. 10. Social Studies <ul><li>Collaboration and Cultural Activities with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language departments (Chinese and ESOL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library and Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our main units: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World and Chinese Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Dynasties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern China </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Science <ul><li>Science Project Area </li></ul><ul><li>One unit per trimester </li></ul><ul><li>Foss Kits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structures of Life Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnetism Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Unit </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Assessment <ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><li>Summative </li></ul>
    13. 13. Planned Field Trips <ul><li>Shanghai Expo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9-20-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Botanical Gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Shanghai Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Shanghai Museum at the Pearl Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Water Treatment/Suzhou Creek Tour </li></ul>
    14. 14. PTSA Coordinators <ul><li>Regina…. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Volunteering <ul><li>Volunteer Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parties and 4 th Grade Curricular Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Trip Volunteers </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Homework Policy <ul><li>Approximately one hour </li></ul><ul><li>Students who do not complete assignments complete the work at recess. </li></ul><ul><li>To create a home-school link, we will notify you by email if your student is not completing homework assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Friday is for students who complete all of their homework and it is a celebration for being responsible all week. </li></ul>
    17. 17. 4 th Grade Behavior and Expectations <ul><li>This year the school is increasing the focus on respectful behavior throughout the school. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hallways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunchroom and playground </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kindness towards others </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate use of facilities and materials </li></ul><ul><li>Expect emails when there are concerns. </li></ul>
    18. 18. School Procedures <ul><li>If students are absent, let us and the office know by email as soon as possible. Include if they have a fever. </li></ul><ul><li>With a 6-day rotating cycle, it is very important that you help your child come to school prepared for their special classes. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are in the school, you can bring your child to the high school cafeteria. Otherwise, you can eat with larger groups in the elementary cafeteria. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Technology <ul><li>4 th Grade Tech skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lap-top skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint/Keynote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Research Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>i-movie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast software (Garageband) </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Communication <ul><li>E-Mail </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blog </li></ul>
    21. 21. Class Blogs <ul><li>Visit the blogs regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>We post important information on the blog. </li></ul><ul><li>The blogs are interactive. Post comments! </li></ul>
    22. 22. Classroom Visit <ul><li>Thank you again! We appreciate your support. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom visits will end at 6:55. </li></ul>

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