8:45-9:00-Arrival 9:00-9:15 Morning Meeting 9:15 – 10:15 Math 10:15 – 10:45 Language Arts 10:45 – 11:35 Encore 11:35 – 12:45 Language Arts 12:45 -1:05 Words Their Way 1:05 – 1:50 Lunch and Recess 1:50 – 2:40 SS/Science/Seminar 2:40 – 3:30 CE

12 Day Schedule

Days 1, 5, 10: Art Days 2, 6, 9, 12: PE Days 3, 8: Library Days 4, 7, 11: Music

Communication/Going Home/Absence

My direct line at school is 610-627-7150.    You may email me at school at: [email protected]

Please type your child’s name in the message box! If you need to call to make changes as to how your child is being picked up from school, please call the office, or send in a note. Otherwise, your child will go home on his/her bus. Students may only travel on another child’s bus if it is for childcare purposes. If your child is going to be absent from school, please report the absence by calling the school office at (610) 627-7102.

Field Trips

 Franklin Institute   Chadds Ford Historic Philadelphia

Homeroom Parents Homework Policy

 Your child is responsible for doing and turning in his/her homework on the day it is due. Students have a take-home folder that will have homework and other important papers inside of it.   Homework should take about 50 minutes per evening. Homework is meant to be a way for students to practice the skills they have learned in school. If an assignment seems too difficult, please write me a note and attach it to the assignment.  Assignment books were given to the students on the first day of school. Students are responsible for writing down their assignments daily, keeping track of due dates, and turning homework in on time. Please check them nightly. They do not need to be signed (unless turning in homework becomes an issue).

Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday night and will include the following:

Nightly Math Kidbiz-two articles per week at 75% or higher

Reading logs Any unfinished work from the day

Healthy Snack

Healthy, nut-free snack only in school. Approved list of snacks can be found on the Indian Lane Web Page. Snacks time is offered during C/E in the afternoons.


I will update you each week with an email. Please let me know if there is an additional email address you’d like added to the list. Most of my communication for class updates will be via email.


Fall Conferences will be held on November 23rd and 24 th . Please sign up when the Time to Sign Up page is available.

Morning Meeting

 Morning Meeting takes about 15 minutes. First thing each morning, the children and I gather in a circle. We begin by greeting each other. Next, a few students have the opportunity to share some interesting news followed by a conversation with the class. Morning Meeting lets children know every day that school is a safe place where everyone's feelings and ideas are important.

Curriculum Overview


Our reading program incorporates many different components. Our main framework will be following Reader’s Workshop. We will add in some historical fiction novels, fantasy, social issues, and use readers workshop clubs.

Students will…

o o o o o Identify purposes for reading. Make appropriate book choices for independent reading. Identify a variety of genre: biography, poetry, realistic fiction, nonfiction. Respond to reading both orally and in writing. Develop comprehension skills and strategies:  Compare and contrast   Cause and effect        Main idea and supporting details Sequence events Distinguish fact from opinion Identify essential information in a text Make, confirm/revise predictions Analyze character, plot, setting Use context to understand vocabulary Understand implied meaning


 The students will write for a particular topic, audience, and purpose in order to create written pieces in various genres (informational, persuasive, narrative non-fiction, and narrative fiction).   We will be using writers' notebooks this year as one of the tools to help us improve our writing. We will be using the Writer’s Workshop format, a regularly-scheduled time where students choose their content and write according to skill- and topic-based mini lessons. Students work collaboratively with each other and the teacher to create a supportive writing environment where ideas are shared and suggestions are given. Work is shared throughout the process, providing ample opportunity for conferring, adjusting, and learning.

Students will…

o o o o o o o Consistently use the steps of the writing process: pre-write, write, edit, revise, and publish. Write for a variety of purposes: journals, notebooks, reports, persuasive essays, stories. Organize and write a paragraph. Apply rules of capitalization, punctuation and grammar. Use brainstorming and graphic organizers to develop ideas. Reread their writing to correct and clarify. Learn research skills using nonfiction books and the Internet.

Word Study

Spelling patterns will be taught and applied to other words and the goal will be for them to spell multi-syllable words. Students will be flexibly grouped according to what spelling patterns still need practice.


Science will be a unit called Catastrophic Events.

Social Studies

 Our text is called History Alive    Native Americans Explorers History of our nation

Math – Envisions and Big Ideas

These are an elementary school and middle school mathematics curriculum designed to engage students in making sense of mathematical ideas.

Lessons will focus on the following mathematical skills:

o o o o o The number system Numbers and operations Data analysis 2-D/3-D geometry Measurement o o o o Multiplication and division Patterns, functions and change Fractions Decimals