Welcome to 2014-2015 Who is Ms. Gil? • 9th year teaching • Bachelors in Education EC-6th at the University of Texas At El Paso and Masters in Reading from UTEP • Single with 4 Children Angelica, Alyssa, Ashley, and Christopher! Grandmother too Leilani, and Rodrigo (my pride and joy!) • Enjoy spending time with my family, love UTEP Miners and Dallas Cowboys! Attendance • Class starts at 7:30am and ends at 2:30pm • Any student that arrives after 7:45am will need to report to the front office to get a tardy slip to enter class • Absence letters need to be provided for absence to be excused • MAKE IT COUNT! Drop-off and Pick-up • Students will need to be dropped-off no later than 7:45 am in the cafeteria door entrance. • Any student that is not picked up by 2:30pm will need to be picked up in the front office and you will be required to sign out your child. • Students whose parents are not at bus stop will be returned to school and parents must come to school to pick up students. Dress Code • Students are to dress in SCHOOL UNIFORM EVERY DAY UNIFORM • White or orange top • Khaki or blue bottom Free Dress If your child had excellent behavior all week along with no tardies, and has not been absent for the week she/ he will have free dress on Monday of the following week. Class Schedule 7:30-8:00 8:00-9:30 9:30-10:25 10:25-11:00 11:00-11:40 11:45-1:25 1:25-2:00 2:00-2:25 2:25-2:30 Breakfast in the Cafeteria Guided Reading Writer’s Workshop P.E/ Health LUNCH Guided Math Science Social Studies/Health Dismissal Classroom Rules 1. Listen when your teacher is talking. 2. Follow directions quickly. 3. Respect others, respect yourself, and respect the school. 4. Raise your hand to speak or stand. 5. Be safe, be kind, be honest. Grading Policy 4- Commended performance 3-Met standard 2-Approaching grade level standards 1-Did not meet standards Behavior Plan Consequences: The behavior chart is made up of seven colors and looks like this: Red- Outstanding Orange- Excellent Yellow-Good Green- Ready to Learn Blue- Think About It Purple- Teacher’s Choice Pink- Parent Contact Any rock throwing/ fence climbing will result in administrative action. Behavioral Plan Cont. Students will start the day on green and will have the opportunity to move up and down on the behavior chart throughout the day. This gives the students a chance to work on correcting their behavior. Blue/Think about It: If your child lands on blue, they are still doing well. It means they had a little trouble but they are working on fixing it. Purple/Teacher’s Choice: If your child continues to have trouble after we spoke about what they did wrong and I’ve shown them what the proper way should look like is, they will move their name to purple. Consequences will be determined by the rule broken. For example, if your child plays around instead of finishing their class work, I will take 5 minutes from recess. If they throw or ruin supplies at a center, then their center time will be cut short or they might not get to use those materials for that day and so on. Behavioral Plan Cont. Pink/Parent contact and, or office visit This is for severe rule violations: Bullying, injury to a student, threat of injury—pencil or rock throwing etc… and continued or repeated misbehavior. I will call or write you note about the situation. Rewards: Students will move their name up on the behavior chart. Stickers or stamps Positive notes home Award certificates Free choice of centers on Fun Friday Free dress days on Mondays I will be stamping the student’s agendas everyday if they stay on green or above. If they are on blue or purple I will mark it with the appropriate color. For pink violations I will be writing you a note or calling home. Parents please keep in mind that some days will be good or even great, but some days will be hard for them. They are just getting used to school, rules, expectations and work, but with time and effort I know we can make this year a success! Homelearning • Homework will be Monday -Thursday • Please help your child with the homework and home learning projects • Homework will reinforce what students have learned in class • Homework will be due every Friday Parent Involvement • Fill out and sign Volunteer Form • Volunteer at school/ classroom • Help your child with homework • Expose your child to new vocabulary • Read to your child every night Communication • Monthly newsletter • Agendas • E-mail • SISD website Kinder Expectations I will provide activities which provide opportunities for your child to: • Learn school discipline • Acquire social skills • Develop self control and high self-esteem • Learn to take care of oneself • Be responsible • Acquire reading, math, and writing skills Contact Information • Parents will need to sign in and meet teacher in the front office. • Please contact us in advance to set up a conference. • Conference is from 2:30pm-3:15pm • Contact me at 937-7100 Questions?