Sept. 17, 2015 Welcome! Math Reading Science Social Studies Intervention Behavior Q&A Plus/Delta Math adoption for all elementary schools in the district is: enVision by Scott/Foresman Web-based resources as well as print materials Teachers will supplement math series with various Common Core resources and MobyMax (supplied by the district). Essential Curriculum for the first quarter is on each teacher’s webpage. Math facts: students need to know their basic addition, subtraction and multiplication facts in order to be ready for long division All classes have covered place value and addition and subtraction, and have now moved on to multiplication Help us with math by: Stressing neatness and accuracy with homework Help drill math facts (driving to practice or waiting in line are great times) Use websites that make practice fun (ex. www.multiplication.com) New Reading focus is on small-group instruction based on student needs. Using leveled reading books and other materials at each student’s reading level All teachers also teach novels to provide an exposure to different genres Teachers may assign book reports or projects to deepen understanding. Accelerated Reader Students are tested in the STAR program to determine their reading level Students receive a point level goal to meet Students can retest if they do not achieve 80% on the AR test RAZ-KIDS RUNNERS and STEPS to Success strategies are used to help with comprehension Help us by: Making sure your student continues to read at home Remind your student to bring their AR book to school so they can read the same one at home and at school We write for many reasons Compare and contrast Persuade Inform Entertain Express an opinion Students write several times a week in journals Writing is a focus area of the Common Core Five major areas of instruction Forces & Motion Earth in the Universe Matter: Properties and Change Ecosystems Molecular Biology Science & Social Studies are each taught throughout the quarter North Carolina with a focus on these topics within our state: History Geography & Environmental Literacy Culture Economics & Financial Literacy Civics & Governance Intervention/enrichment time is built in to Reading and Math Intervention is focused on targeted objectives Based on gaps identified by CA’s and BA’s Small groups of about 8 students working with the teacher Groups change based on need Students are expected to follow the school and class norms at all times. Students are expected to be prepared for class including homework completed each day. Students who do not have their homework will have a silent lunch period and be expected to make up their work. Students who need to be redirected will have a timeout in the classroom first. If they continue to be disruptive, they will be bounced to another classroom. Parents will be notified. Further issues will result in an office referral. Physical contact with another student or a teacher is an immediate office referral. If you have general questions, please feel free to ask them now If you have specific questions for your child’s teacher about your student, please see your teacher to schedule a conference Please take a moment to tell us what you thought of the evening. We value your input!