Introduction Educational Philosophy Language Arts Math Unit of Inquiry Bible Specialists Buddies Portfolios Homework Take home folders Blogs and Sites Rights and Responsibilities Any questions
Mrs Kylie Schumacher• Australia• Taught Pre-K for 3 years here at GSIS. 2nd year of teaching grade 1.• 5th year in Korea• Previous experience in Pre-K – Grade 3• Husband: Mr Darrin Schumacher (Elementary Principal)• Two children: Abbey and Jack.
Ms. Saet Byul Mun• Korean-American• Taught for 3 years.• 4th year in Korea• Previous experience in elementary• Husband: Mr. Yoon Yeol Yoo
These are our wonderful TA’s: Ms Sally Lee 1(S) Mrs Lois Yoo 1(M)
School should be a fun place where learning happens. A home away from home. A warm, inviting environment. Children own this environment – their work will always be on display. That each child is an individual and has their own learning style and growth in learning. That children learn by doing and being actively involved in their learning. Building a strong, caring family within our classroom. Being organized and disciplined.
Reading – building confidence, targeting individual needs, and teaching specific reading strategies: such as predicting, rereading, reading on, sounding out, sight word recognition. Reading groups, reading individually every day with either the teacher or TA, AR – accelerated reader, regular assessment. Writing – Developing story structures: Beginning, middle and end, Titles, Self-editing, using conventions: nouns, verb and adjectives to enhance writing. Oral Language - Developing confidence in presenting in front of small groups, class groups and whole school. Words their way – spelling strategies.
Inquiry approach which is a hands on approach with some written work. Covers such areas as Number 1-100 (beyond) – written recognition, how to write each, value of each, number words: Calendar Math. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division Number facts Shape: 2d and 3d Time – reading clock face and digital Measurement – length, weight, volume Chance and Data – graphing Estimation Patterns
1. Our actions affect others. (Citizenship)2. People around the world express their culture in different ways. (Multi-cultural)3. The solar system is vast and complex. (Space)4. Mini Beasts play a role in our lives. (Insects)5. The development of global perspectives is supported through understanding our place in the world according to others. (Maps)6. Transportation impacts people and the environment. (Transport) These are units that are inquiry based – the children are actively involved in their learning and their interests in each topic are covered. Other areas such as Language Arts, Math, Bible are also covered within these units for example – writing about our own characteristics that make us a good citizen. Specialist teachers also align what they are doing with our units where possible.
The children learn bible stories – eg. Jesus’ life, people from the old testament eg. Moses, Noah, and Joseph, and the message of the New Testament. Where possible Bible will tie into our Units of Inquiry. For example right now we are learning the 10 commandments: God’s Rules for helping us be Good Citizens of the world. We always look back on the learner profiles and how the people we meet in the bible are risk-takers, principled, caring etc.
Korean Class: Mrs. Sarah Kim and Mrs. Fran Lee. Performing Arts: Mrs. Nona Kilgore. Library: Mrs. Leslie Rains Art: Mrs. Sujin Hughes PE: Mrs. Natalie Thomas (Swimming: Mrs. Myrna Ivison/Mr Hong)
Buddies with grade 5’s. Activities such as: reading, art, writing, P.E games.Each child has been assigned a Not only is it fun but it allows thestudent that they will work with children to develop athroughout the year. friendships/bonds with an older child.
A folder containing your child’s work comes home every quarter for you to see exactly what your child has been learning. When the folders come home I ask that you keep all pages in order and send it back within a week so I can continue to add work to them. Please view the portfolios tonight: we have started to add work. The children are allowed to view their folder during the day and add work that they see is important.
Each day the children will bring their folderhome.Inside there will often be:• Letters from the Elementary Principal• Newsletters from us• Learning tools eg. sight words, phonic aids• Readers and Homework• Menus from the cafeteria – J and J.• Anything important will come home in thesefolders. PLEASE SEND THEM BACK EACH DAY – THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
Grade One Schumacher:http://1sknights.blogspot.kr/Grade One Mun:http://firstgrademun.blogspot.kr/Principals Blog:http://gsiselementaryprincipal.blogspot.kr/Powerschool:http://powerschool.gsis.sc.kr/public/If you have not given me your email address please do so tonight.
Rights ResponsibilitiesTo Feel Safe at School • Treat People with RespectTo Get to Class Safely • Help others get to class safely by being aware of others around them.To Share My Thoughts • Listen to Other People. • Respect Other People’s feelings.Learn • Allow Other students to LearnDo My Work to the Best of • Allow others to do their work toMy Ability the best of their abilityUse the School Equipment • Share the Equipment with Others • Use the equipment in the manner it was intended.
If you have any questions that affect your son or daughter directly please see us individually after the meeting. Email address: email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you and we look forward to working with you this year. Head of School meeting 8pm.