Open House 2015 - My Teacher Pages

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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.
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• 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
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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
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Clip jewels
Good Note/Phone Call!
Popcorn party
Consequences
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Warning
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Laps during recess
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Student writes reflection
note home/sign & return
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Phone Call/Note home
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Office Referral
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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
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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!
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