Welcome to our Open House Please find your child’s seat and sit down You can sign up for a conference on the back table Please complete a information form for the Room Mom’s There are cookies on the back table On your desk is a folder. The folder and papers are yours to keep. • Please take the short Parent night kid quiz. You can then check your answers by turning over the paper. • • • • • • We will get started momentarily. Welcome to Mrs. Ince’s 4th Grade Gifted Class Open House (2015-2016) Contact Information… Mrs. Lorna Ince Telephone (954) 659-3600 Email: [email protected] Class Website: www.teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/LInce/ Imagine Weston Website: www.ImagineWeston.org Mrs. Ince… • Mother of a 10th Grader and a 8th Grader • BA Hons Graduate from Leicester University • 15 years as a Trainer/Project Manager for an International Retailer • 3 Years teaching in a Christian School in Sewickley, PA • Family transferred to Fort Lauderdale in August 2008 • 4 years in Broward County teaching 3rd Grade &1st Grade (Hawkes Bluff Elementary & Sunset Lakes) • 4th Year Teaching 4th Grade at Imagine Weston • Reading Endorsement • Gifted and ESOL Endorsement Open House Agenda •School Procedures •School Initiatives •Discipline Plan •Homework Policy •Academic Curriculum •Character Education •Class Activities Absence and Tardy Policy • If your child is absent, please send an email or note regarding why they were absent to the front office OR you can call the office. Without this information the absence is considered unexcused. • Long term absences need to be approved by Ms. Laham. Without prior authorization the absence is considered unexcused. • Grading Policy for absences – 2days per day off • Tardiness will be monitored closely. Please arrive on time daily. Your child is considered tardy at 8:01 AM. (Buses late - not tardy) Attendance Policy If your child is absent three or more days or 1080 minutes (excused or unexcused) in one marking period a letter will be sent home. If your child is absent five or more days or 1800 minutes (excused or unexcused) in one marking period, you will receive a phone call from an administrator. If your child is absent ten or more days or 5400 minutes (excused or unexcused) in one marking period a meeting with parents and administrators will be held. Tardy Policy *If your child is tardy five times in a marking period a letter will be sent home. *If your child is tardy ten times in a marking period a conference will be held with parents and administration. *If your child is tardy fifteen times in a marking period a referral to a social worker for a conference with the parents will be sent home. Gifted and High-Achievers Class • High-Achievers Placement in the Gifted Program is subject to the availability of places • Criteria for selection includes but is not limited to; Ability to be successful in a higher paced curriculum Scores on State tests Absence and tardy record Other Items… *School communication will be handled via e-mail – Weekly Newsletter - 48hours, school website, class website *Students are required to wear their school uniforms. Plain blue Sweatshirts. *No rolling backpacks – tag/ Dr’s note/Luci *Friday Shirt * Water bottle for class Initiatives to talk about • • • • PTP – Room Mom’s Score All In For Excellence Volunteer hours Please join the PTP The PTP provides our school with technology, supplies, Meet the Masters program, Fall Fun Day, Winterfest and much more! Your support is appreciated. Application forms on the back table *Volunteers must register with PTO Manager. This program tracks your volunteer hours. S.C.O.R.E. • S.C.O.R.E - School and Community Organizing Resources for Education Help us to create the best educational experience for Imagine students by becoming a sponsor today! The S.C.O.R.E campaign requests an annual donation that supplements the zero tuition costs at Imagine Weston. By donating just $100 per student, you would assist us in raising more than $100,000. These funds assist us in providing many important educational needs for the school that directly impacts your children daily. Important Dates… STAR Reading & Math Assessments – 4 times a year • FSA Writing – Feb. 29 - March 11th • FSA Math – Mar 28 – Apr 8th • FSA Reading – Apr 11 – May 6th • 4th Grade Field Trips – Everglades November 19/20/23 – St. Augustine May 25/26th Our Class Schedule… 8:00 8:30 10:00 10:50 11:20 11:50 1:00 1:30 2:27 Morning Work – Vocabulary WW Reading Writing/ Language Arts Lunch Recess Math Specials Social Studies / Science Dismissal Classroom Behavior Rules High Five.... 1. Be respectful 2. Be responsible 3. Follow directions 4. Hands and Feet to yourself 5. Be there, be ready! Behavior Plan Rewards Clip jewels Good Note/Phone Call! Popcorn party Consequences Warning Laps during recess Student writes reflection note home/sign & return Phone Call/Note home Office Referral 3 Strikes Policy Weekly Homework Monday *Math Practice/ Enrichment Pages * Reading Log *Vocabulary Choice Board * LC Read & Job Tuesday * Reading Log *Math Practice /Enrichment Pages *Spelling Choice Board * LC Read & Job Thursday *Get Ready for Literature Circles *Spelling Choice Board *Math Practice/ Enrichment Pages *Reading Log Friday No Homework Wednesday *Math Practice /Enrichment Pages *Get Ready for Literature Circles *Vocabulary Choice Board * Reading Log Weekly --------------------------------Monthly Book Report Homework is checked daily. Routine Homework • Most weeks there will be the following; 1. Reading Log 2. Spelling (Words Their Way) 1. 2 nights (Choice Board) 3. 15 Vocabulary Words (Worldly Wise) 1. 2 nights (Choice Board/flash cards/Worldly Wise) Plus 1. Literature Circle – Read assigned Chapters and complete job sheet Example Choice Board Links available on my website http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/LInce/ Spelling Sort Lists • Each week’s list is consecutive • On web site and spellingcity.com • 3 Groups - Green/Yellow/Blue Worldly Wise Vocabulary Literature Circle Packet • 1 Packet for 6 weeks • Each member of the LC gets to do each of the 6 jobs (1 per week) • Job is completed at home and presented each Friday in class • Packet returned at the end of the 6 weeks • MUST have book and packet each Friday • Packet and PowerPoint on my website Additional Homework • Book Reports – Genre’s will change – 1 per month – Graded to a rubric • Short enrichment projects - periodically • Florida Scavenger Hunt Book Reports Book Report Schedule • Newbery Medal Winner – Sandwich Report – Due 9/30 • Mystery Novel - Newspaper Report – Due 11/16 • Fantasy Novel - Cube Report Due 12/17 • Fractured Fairy Tale Report Due 2/2 • Black History Month Biography Due 3/20 Florida Scavenger Hunt Worth 200 points- Due 5/20 L.A. Curriculum Florida Standards These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading(RL & RI) College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language Writing Curriculum *Opinion Pieces, supporting a point of view with reasons -OREO format *Informative/Explanatory text, to examine a topic and convey ideas clearly supported with text evidence •Writing FSA is response to a text set (2-3 pieces) •Either Opinion or Informative •90 minutes •Typed •Part of the ELA FSA score (writing + reading = FSA) What makes a great essay… Focus, conventions, organization, support, spelling, grammar Common Core Math – Changes CCSS = Compute answers + prove your understanding + explain how How Learning Builds Each Grade Common Core Math Curriculum Number & Operations in Base 10 -Place value understanding -Use Place value understanding to perform multi digit arithmetic Number & Operations Fractions Measurement & Data Geometry Operations & Algebraic Thinking -Understand fraction equivalence & ordering -Addition & subtraction -equivalent decimals -Solve measurement & conversion problems -Understand & measure angles - Area and Perimeter -Draw and identify lines and angles -Classify shapes by their properties Use 4 operations with whole numbers to solve problems Multiple Choice Format & Extended Response Science Curriculum… Physical Sciences Sound & Light Properties of Matter Forms of Energy Simple Machines Life Science Plants and the Environment Classifying Plants & Animals Systems of the Human Body Water Cycle and Weather Natural Resources Space & Technology Earth’s Cycles Inner and Outer Planets Earth Science Minerals & Rocks Natural Resources Imagine Schools Science Fair Time Table of Events • Information coming Competitive Entry vs. Non-Competitive Entry • Competitive – Data Notebook/Oral presentation/Board • Non –Competitive - Data Notebook/Oral presentation Completed Projects due ? Social Studies… Florida History & Geography Everglades Experience St. Augustine Trip Scholastic News Non-Fiction Novels Imagine Schools Shared Values Justice • Each of us is special and unique • Justice is when each of us receives what Integrity • Doing the right thing when nobody is watching… patience, honesty, responsibility, dependability, accountability, and caring Fun • Each person was born to use his mind, heart, and skills to take actions, make decisions, and be held responsible for the results. TeRRiFiCC Character Education • • • • • • T R R F C C rustworthiness espect esponsibility airness aring itizenship Pillars make a building stronger. Likewise we are stronger when we consistently practice the six pillars of character Advanced Reading Challenge • Open to students in grades 3-5 • Book list is comprised of high quality "classic" books • Can choose 2-3 books of own – must be approved • Students pledge to read each book and complete a portfolio with book projects • Imagine Schools will give a $50 Gift Card to each student who reads and reports on the 25 required number of books. Each student will also be recognized nationally by Imagine Schools. • October – May 1st Wish List Class Needs •Colored highlighters •White Boards •White paper •File Folders Student needs •Individual staplers •Individual sharpeners •Plastic envelope for LC’s Thanks for joining us… I look forward to a fantastic year!