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2007 back to school night

  1. 1. Mrs. LIlie Room 502 841-7100 Baranoff [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Native Texan </li></ul><ul><li>Fifth Year to Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Recently Married </li></ul><ul><li>New Home Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Love For Teaching </li></ul>Mrs. Lilie
  3. 3. <ul><li>TEKS </li></ul><ul><li>2 digit +/- with and with out regrouping, measurement, time, money, fractions, geometry, multiplication, sorting attributes… </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures, traditions, settlers, explorers, immigrants, communities, economics, local government, citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Letter Writing, Poetry, Journal and Reflective Writing, Autobiographies, Graphic Organizers, Paragraphs, Narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Science Process Skills, Life Cycles, Weather, Forces & Motion, Magnets, Sea Turtles </li></ul><ul><li>Technology- PPTs, Word, Photos, Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Reading- fiction, non fiction, biographies, mysteries, poems, readers theater, fluency </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Computer Lab!!! Thursday 9:30 </li></ul><ul><li>Mac desk top computers </li></ul><ul><li>Visit every other week </li></ul><ul><li>PCs in the classroom for typing and web quests </li></ul><ul><li>***Please Sign the Talent Release Form*** </li></ul><ul><li>Gives permission to post your child’s projects on our website </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Winter Market Day Students will learn to be both a producer and a consumer through an interactive Economics Unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Stanley Spring Students will enhance letter writing, geography and presentation skills through finding a family friend to accept a Flat Stanley to show around their hometown and return a letter from Flat Stanley teaching the class about where he vacationed. </li></ul><ul><li>PARENT INVOLVEMENT IS KEY TO SUCCESS!!! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>DRA & TPRI are administered 3 times a year to identify your child’s reading comprehension, reading fluency & spelling abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>District Benchmark Tests at the end of the year to see your child’s progress and identify growth areas. </li></ul><ul><li>This data is used as a tool for the teacher’s to guide instruction. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>By the end of second grade a student in Baranoff is expected to be reading 90 words per minute . This is commonly referred to as Fluency . </li></ul><ul><li>Have your child read aloud as often as possible to enhance speed and accuracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Fluency Homework given weekly. Student is to read the passage and parent will mark off the one minute mark each day. The goal is to get past that mark each day. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>We are moving beyond learning to read AND more into reading to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to read various genres: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrative historical fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantasy test taking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nonfiction instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>poems recipes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>magazines biography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comics mystery </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Pretest given to ALL on Monday </li></ul><ul><li>Pretest determines Basic or Challenge List </li></ul><ul><li>18 or more correct = Challenge List </li></ul><ul><li>Graded on 100% scale </li></ul><ul><li>Basic = 20 words </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge = 10 words </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of Homework Activities </li></ul><ul><li>HOMEWORK DUE DAILY IN JOURNAL M, T, W = Choice of activities Th= PreTest in Journal </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Reading / Fluency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read a minimum of 15 minutes per night </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 nights of written practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 minutes of +/- flashcards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill Review as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLEASE INITIAL HW SHEET EACH NIGHT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework is due the following day. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Late work will be completed during Flex Time. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent failure to complete or hand in assignments in a timely manner will result in a Parent/Teacher Conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Late Work will be sent home as needed for completion. </li></ul><ul><li>3 or more late homework assignments prevents opportunity for Citizenship Award . The grade for Homework will be lowered on the report card depending on the amount of Late Homework. The grade for Completes Work in a Timely Manner will be lowered on the report card for consistently late classwork. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>You don ’ t understand! 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Your work doesn’t make sense. </li></ul><ul><li>Your answers are wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>You need more practice. </li></ul><ul><li>You have some understanding . 2 </li></ul><ul><li>You didn’t do all you could. </li></ul><ul><li>You have some right and wrong answers. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to practice more. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>You understand 2 nd grade skills! 3 </li></ul><ul><li>You show your work with words , numbers , sentences , pictures and diagrams ! </li></ul><ul><li>Your work is clear to anyone who reads your work. </li></ul><ul><li>Your thoughts and ideas make sense. </li></ul><ul><li>You have checked for mistakes and gone back to correct. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work shows QUALITY. </li></ul><ul><li>WOW!!! </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Your work is exceptional & above grade level! 4 </li></ul><ul><li>You have full understanding of the skills. </li></ul><ul><li>You used many ideas and strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>You use creative thinking and play with different strategies until you find one that works. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work convinces others. </li></ul><ul><li>You have made no mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work shows QUALITY . </li></ul><ul><li>You come up with different ways to </li></ul><ul><li>solve on your own. </li></ul><ul><li>You are able to teach others. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work appears ABOVE GRADE LEVEL! </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Sticker Chart Students earn stickers through a variety of ways… </li></ul><ul><li>20 stickers = Treasure Box </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 3(W) = Reward Day </li></ul><ul><li>Neat work </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Effort </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Act of kindness </li></ul><ul><li>Returning HW on time </li></ul><ul><li>Returning important papers on time </li></ul><ul><li>Helping a classmate </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>A note with a basic explanation is needed for ANY absence. </li></ul><ul><li>3 or more absences in a Nine Weeks results in ineligibility for Perfect Attendance Award. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are given 3 days to complete work for a one day absence and extended absences will be dealt with individually. </li></ul><ul><li>The Absent Folder will house all needed makeup work. Contact me if you would like to pick it up the same day. Please return this folder. </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>Children’s Museum for science exhibit </li></ul><ul><li>Innerspace Caverns </li></ul><ul><li>McKinney Roughs </li></ul><ul><li>Zach Scott Theater Wednesday Oct. 27 10am Parent Reservation in advance is required. </li></ul><ul><li>Paid for in Student Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Class T-shirts required </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose is to extend 2 nd grade learning </li></ul><ul><li>Parents welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Siblings are not preferred </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>A note must be written to the teacher if your child is going home a different way than usual. </li></ul><ul><li>Please make contact with teacher via email or fax if there is a change during the day. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not get a confirmation, please call the office! </li></ul><ul><li>Try to make dismissal changes prior to 2 pm. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a note or email is not written, your child will be sent home the way you have specified to me on the first days of school. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>WOW & FLEX replace the term RECESS </li></ul><ul><li>WOW is State Mandated. </li></ul><ul><li>WOW is structured physical activity. </li></ul><ul><li>WOW is required on days student does not have PE. </li></ul><ul><li>FLEX is free time on play ground. </li></ul><ul><li>FLEX is extra time in the schedule and is not required. </li></ul><ul><li>FLEX becomes STUDY HALL when class work or homework are not completed. </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>Sent home on Thursdays. </li></ul><ul><li>Please review with your child. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss with your child to gain an understanding of what is understood/learned and what needs more practice. </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a note to return to teacher, please do so after you and your child have reviewed together, otherwise, it is not necessary to return. </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>October 18 th </li></ul><ul><li>Review your student’s strengths and identify goals </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Math Skills, Social Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals together </li></ul><ul><li>About 20 minutes long </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Times and Dates will be sent home soon for you to sign up. I will also be available for a few after school times, as well. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. <ul><li>Students are responsible for themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must remember to take lunch kit to lunch or turn lunch money in in the morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are to pack their HW Folder each day and return with the folder the next morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not call home for forgotten things. </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not go back to the classroom for food or money. The cafeteria provides a basic lunch in this case. (only if this becomes to be a frequent issue) </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>Students are to bring the appropriate homework and folder to school each day. </li></ul><ul><li>A Verbal Warning will be given in folder the first time…and discipline procedures will proceed from this point if it becomes routine. </li></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>Student is responsible for emptying backpack and folder contents each morning and turning in materials to appropriate locations. </li></ul><ul><li>A reminder will be given to the class but the teacher cannot be expected to go through each child’s backpack or folder each day. </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>Every Other Thursday 9:30 </li></ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to check out a variety of reading material, rather always joke books or Eye Spy, etc… </li></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>Student A reads 20 minutes every night; Student B reads only 4 minutes a night … or not at all! </li></ul><ul><li>Multiply minutes a night x 5 times each week. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student A 20 minutes x 5 = 100 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student B 4 minutes x 5 = 20 minutes </li></ul></ul>
  27. 29. <ul><li>Student A reads 400 minutes a month. </li></ul><ul><li>Student B reads 80 minutes a month. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiply minutes a month x 9 months. </li></ul>
  28. 30. <ul><li>Student A reads 3600 minutes in a school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Student B reads 728 minutes in a school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Student A reads the equivalent of ten whole school days a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Student B reads the equivalent of only two whole school days a year. </li></ul>
  29. 31. <ul><li>Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days and Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days. </li></ul><ul><li>One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance. </li></ul>
  30. 32. <ul><li>How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would read better? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would know more? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would write better? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would have a better vocabulary? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would be more successful in school… in life? </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>Ms. Obermiller next door will be teaching your child Social Studies this year. Please contact her with any questions regarding to science. [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Mand will be assisting in our class this year. </li></ul><ul><li>Email is the best way to get in touch with me and I will follow up as soon as possible, via email, phone or face to face. </li></ul><ul><li>Snack Time …please send healthy snacks if possible! </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday Treats …2:15 works best with our schedule if you would like to bring a snack for your child’s birthday. </li></ul><ul><li>-Please don’t bring balloons or invitations to school. </li></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><ul><li>If you would like to work with the students in the classroom and you have not had a background check done yet, please get that done through Eva Ornelas, the school counselor. </li></ul></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>Please remember </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign In. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take papers and flash cards home from desk. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look around…GOOD NIGHT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feel free to look through your child’s desk :) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 36. <ul><li>Phone 841-7100 </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Time M-F 1:05-1:50 </li></ul><ul><li>Email me Sarah.Lilie@AustinISD.org </li></ul><ul><li>Visit [email_address] for classroom blog, spelling list, flashcards, and interactive websites listed on MY WEBPAGE! </li></ul><ul><li>Very cool…check it out! Sign up for the RSS Feed. ***If you have a change in dismissal procedures- do not assume the voicemail or email is checked! If you do not receive confirmation by 2:00, please contact the office! </li></ul>