Parent and Student Expectations 2008


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Parent and Student Expectations 2008

  1. 1. Welcome to The Lower 40 Classrooms The Sky and Earth Rooms
  2. 2. Teresa Vaughn Jessica McKell Michael Guelker-Cone
  3. 3. Homework Policy <ul><li>State Law Requires One Hour of Homework per night (increasing to two hours by high school) </li></ul><ul><li>All Homework must be done </li></ul><ul><li>Homework not done results in staying in at recess or afterschool (after 3 strikes) </li></ul>
  4. 4. We have Homework Every School Night! Monthly Projects — Each month students are required to complete a larger project. Look for the list of upcoming projects on the blog! Read At Home– 20/40 Minutes/Night 5X/week , Write the title of the book you are reading and the number of minutes read on the date it is due at the bottom of the planner column. Then have your parent or other designated adult sign. Subject Areas — Students may have work 4.1.2. Analyzes and evaluates own writing using established criteria. assigned in their reading, math, science, social studies or writing class. Check Planners! Homework Packet – Due on Friday. Pace yourself doing a little of the packet each night.
  5. 5. How’s My Kid Doing?? Glad you asked!! We have some reports for you!!
  6. 6. How You Can Keep In Touch <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Username ________________ Password _______________ </li></ul><ul><li>Phone the school--428-6135 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Ms. Vaughn 540-0456 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Mr. G 510-8077 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Ms. McKell (253) 217-3235 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student Planner
  8. 8. READING <ul><li>How Can I Help My Child in Reading? </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to them read aloud as often as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them clarifying questions (and always ask them HOW THEY KNOW) </li></ul><ul><li>Share the books you are reading with them </li></ul><ul><li>Take them to the library or the bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>Really daring? Help them develop their Greek and Latin roots (packets available here tonight!) </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off the TV and pick up a book!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. 5 th Grade Math <ul><li>What we have found school wide that our students do not know their facts by memory. This Curriculum assumes that the students know them. </li></ul><ul><li>Students Need to Know Their Math Facts! </li></ul><ul><li>Our Homework Packet has facts practice in it. </li></ul><ul><li>Please take time nightly to study some math facts with your child . </li></ul><ul><li>We are working on the following vocabulary terms : </li></ul><ul><li>- Facts - Factor Trees - Factors </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiples - Multiplication and Division - Products </li></ul><ul><li>- Prime - Prime Factorization (PF) </li></ul><ul><li>Composite - arrays (rectangles with area) </li></ul><ul><li>Packets of vocabulary words to study available here! </li></ul>
  10. 10. 6 th Grade Math <ul><li>We are still using the Connected Math series! </li></ul><ul><li>Big ideas in 6 th grade: </li></ul><ul><li>Proportional reasoning (ratios, percentages, fractions and decimals) </li></ul><ul><li>Algebraic proofs (yes, that’s right!) </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring volume and surface area (3-D geometry) </li></ul>
  11. 11. High Cap Math <ul><li>Two Groups this year </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Condran (High cap fifth graders) </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Vaughn and Ms. McKell (High cap sixth graders and a few really, really high fifth graders) </li></ul><ul><li>Big Ideas in High Cap: </li></ul><ul><li>Review all work they should already know </li></ul><ul><li>Expeditionary Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Rigor!!! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Science <ul><li>Foss Kit – Landforms (First of three kits for the year) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Studying local landforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cause and effect of erosion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps, diagrams and charts to explain scientific happenings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note taking in Science Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mountain School -Wed.-Friday, Nov. 12-14 </li></ul><ul><li>A Required Part of Our Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Chaperones Needed </li></ul><ul><li>Warm Clothes and Sleeping Bags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecosystem Explorations Education Overnight Camp in North Cascades National Park. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsored by North Cascades Institute </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Social Studies <ul><li>Social Studies the Oregon Trail </li></ul><ul><li>We are simulating traveling on the Oregon Trail in different wagon trains. </li></ul><ul><li>HWC Wk___, Soc. St. during the month of September and October will be anything that the kids can share about the Oregon Trail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sing a Song, bake a food, teach the class a western style dance, draw or create an artifact that was needed by the people moving West, read something about the time and share it with the class. Share a great webpage that you learned something about this time period. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We plan on Meeting the 5 th Grade CBA’s while doing this unit. Visit the OSPI Website and look at the CBA’s for Soc. St. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Social Studies <ul><li>The rest of the year </li></ul><ul><li>The Play (job readiness) </li></ul><ul><li>US History up to the Civil War (not including) </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping North and South America (by heart) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning the Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Economics: Junior Achievement </li></ul>
  15. 15. PE Expectations <ul><li>30 minutes of PE INSTRUCTION per week </li></ul><ul><li>45 minutes of PHYSICAL ACTIVITY per week </li></ul><ul><li>They need 110 minutes per week of PHYSICAL ACTIVITY by State Law. So, their homework is an additional hour of physical activity per week. Make sure they get their planners signed each week for these two half-hour workouts!! </li></ul><ul><li>We are also working on developing healthy eating and sleeping habits. We receive healthy snacks (always fruits and vegetables) EVERY DAY. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Music Expectations <ul><li>30 minutes of music INSTRUCTION per week </li></ul><ul><li>15 minutes of singalong per week </li></ul><ul><li>Band and Orchestra available and encouraged!! (forms here) </li></ul><ul><li>Soon to be an ARTS WASL. Fifth graders need to be able to draw a shoe, write and perform their own musical composition, well, the list goes on . . . If you’re interested, we can show you!! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ms. McKell <ul><li>Who is she? </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. McKell is a student teacher from Western Washington University. </li></ul><ul><li>She has been at Lincoln since January and will be graduating in December. </li></ul><ul><li>In the upcoming weeks she will be fully taking over the classroom. Currently she is teaching during Reading, Math (twice a week) and Language Arts. Soon she will be teaching all day everyday! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank you for coming to support our class, your child and our Lincoln Family .