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Back to school night 2011

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Back to school night 2011

  1. 1. Welcome Families! Back to School Night September 13, 2011
  2. 2. Morning Routine <ul><li>Lockers </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch Choice Question of the Day </li></ul><ul><li>Green Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Binder </li></ul><ul><li>2 Pencils Sharpened </li></ul><ul><li>Journal/ Morning Work </li></ul>
  3. 3. Schedule
  4. 4. Related Arts <ul><li>Monday – Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday - Art </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday – Music </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday – Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Friday – Library </li></ul><ul><li>Students will attend Computer Lab on Tuesdays (9:30-10:20am). </li></ul><ul><li>As part of a school rotation, students will have an extra physical education class once a month. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Curriculum <ul><li>Follow Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Baltimore County </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has different guides and books to meet the curriculum standards </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What have we been working on? <ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Routines </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable and unacceptable behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Math- Patterns and Readiness for Addition and Subtraction </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics- Open Court program </li></ul><ul><li>Reading- Houghton Mifflin </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies- School Days </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classroom Management <ul><li>Leopard’s Pledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recited every morning as a school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signed by class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflection Paper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note to parents telling about poor choice/incident </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Leopard’s Pledge As a member of our school community, I am respectful, responsible, ready, and safe. I pledge to make good choices, to try my best, and to take ownership of my actions.
  9. 9. Code of Conduct I am respectful. I am responsible. I am ready. I am safe.
  10. 10. Reading <ul><li>Houghton Mifflin Series </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choral reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buddy reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Grouping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on the needs of each student </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Open Court <ul><li>ABC picture cards </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics lessons </li></ul>
  12. 12. Math <ul><li>Scott Foresman – Addison Wesley </li></ul><ul><li>Investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Grouping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will be regrouped after the first math chapter. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Social Studies <ul><li>School Days </li></ul><ul><li>At Home with My Family </li></ul><ul><li>Living in a Community </li></ul><ul><li>In and Around the Land </li></ul><ul><li>My World Near and Far </li></ul>
  14. 14. Science <ul><li>Eco-Explorers: I am a Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Observing and Describing </li></ul><ul><li>Observing the Earth, the Sky, and the Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Observing Plants and Animals </li></ul>
  15. 15. Health <ul><li>Personal Health/ Family Living </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Living </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dental health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making healthy choices </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Homework <ul><li>Baltimore County Public School Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should not take more than 20 minutes to complete homework each night </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Required homework helper initial </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sight Words <ul><li>Students are assigned the Dolch sight words they are unfamiliar with. </li></ul><ul><li>The words are to kept in the student’s binder on the sight word ring. </li></ul><ul><li>After your child has mastered a sight word, you may remove it from the ring. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Projects <ul><li>Individual and class projects are integrated into our curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Book reports will be assigned throughout the year. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Field Trips <ul><li>Camp Puh’tok </li></ul><ul><li>Science Center </li></ul><ul><li>Walter’s Art Museum </li></ul>
  20. 20. Book Buddies <ul><li>Students will be paired with students in Mrs. McGee’s kindergarten class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an opportunity for students to read to their buddies and to work cooperatively with others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly Activities have been planned. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Grading <ul><li>Student work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fraction of how many correct over the number of possible points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check plus, check, check minus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grade Book: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD- Consistently Demonstrating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P- Progressing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N- Needs Development </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Report Cards <ul><li>1 st quarter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No report card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required conference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Report cards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd , 3 rd , and 4 th quarters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences can be requested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign and return report card envelope </li></ul></ul>Conference Day- November
  23. 23. Effort Codes
  24. 24. Achievement Codes for Grades 1 and 2
  25. 25. Absences and Tardiness <ul><li>A note is required if your child is absent following your child’s return. </li></ul><ul><li>Your child’s yellow folder contains make-up work. </li></ul><ul><li>If you send an email, please include Mrs. Wulff’s email address ( [email_address] ) for office purposes. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Transportation <ul><li>If there is a change in your child’s method of afternoon transportation, a note is required noting the change. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Volunteers <ul><li>A sign-up calendar has been sent home. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Schedule will begin in October. </li></ul><ul><li>Please fill out the volunteer application. </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery Reader Program will begin in mid-October. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Birthday Celebrations <ul><li>Special Treat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Something easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared during snack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store bought </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Communication <ul><li>Phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School’s phone # 410-887-7800 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Folder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder letters </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://teachers.bcps.org/teachers_elem/smullan/ </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Scholastic News <ul><li>If you haven’t already done so please send in a check for $4.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Checks made out to Scholastic News </li></ul></ul><ul><li>***Please put all money and checks sent in with your child into an envelope with their name on the front!!*** </li></ul>
  31. 31. Thank you for your support. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

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