Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!. Curriculum Night August, 2014 Mrs. Venetia Lowe. Who Am I?. Mrs. Venetia Lowe. We are going to have a wonderful year! I am so excited to have each one of your children in my class.
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August, 2014Mrs. Venetia Lowe
We are going to have a wonderful year! I am so excited to have each one of your children in my class.
Silent transitions from bell to bell
Shiloh has instituted a 7step behavior plan. This plan will be used for major offenses and repeated minor offenses when classroom consequences have not been effective. If students reach Step 4 on this plan, they will be assigned morning detention. The same consequence will be given for steps 5 and 6. Step 7 will result in an Administrative Referral.
Detention will be Friday mornings at 7:15 am. Students required to serve detention are expected to arrive on time., If they are late, they will not be counted as serving that detention, and another will be assigned. Students that miss 2 detentions will be assigned Saturday detention. If student do not attend any of these detentions, they will have an administrative consequence.
Homework takes time to complete. Please provide a nice quiet area equipped with necessary tools for your child to complete his/her homework free of distractions. It is a necessary extension of AKS learned during the school day.
All homework assignments will be recorded in the student agendas daily. Please review and sign your child’s agenda nightly. Make sure your child completes or attempts all assignments. If you have questions about the assignments or your child does not understand please make me aware the following day via agenda, email, or a phone call.
Homework will be given Monday – Thursday and some weekends.
8:15-8:30 Announcements, Pledge, Attendance
8:25-9:15 Science/Social Studies
11:20-11:45 Lunch (table 1)
11:45-12:50 Literacy Block
1:35-2:35 Literacy Block
2:35-2:45 Prepare for Silent Dismissal
(students may work on homework, play math games or read)
Writer’s Workshop class cultivates young writers in many ways: as creative writers, as editors of their own work, and also as active workshop collaborators.
Readers' Workshop class focuses on fostering a love for reading within our students, and to differentiate, or personalize instruction in order to accommodate the learning needs of all students. In addition focusing on essential reading skills.
Guided Math Workshop is a differentiated math program. The program contains many types of hands-on activities designed to reinforce difficult concepts through independent, kid-friendly, student centered engagements. Children can work at appropriate developmental levels.
Gwinnett County Public Schools website (www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us)
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Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Number and Operations in Base Ten
Numbers and Operations: Fractions
Measurement and Data
Classification of plants and animals
Parts of a plant and animal cell
Microscopes and microorganisms
Genetics and inherited traits
Constructive and destructive forces
Object is sum of its parts
Chemical and physical changes
Magnetism and electricity
Turn of Century (inventors, cattle drives, transcontinental railroad
World War I
World War II
1975 to Present
Organization is the Key to SUCCESS
All work should be in their L.I.O.N. (Learning Involves Organization Now) binder, or designated folders.
Agenda books need to be checked and signed nightly.
Friday folders will contain important information and the weekly behavior sheets.
0-1 checks E Excellent
2-3 checks S Satisfactory
4-5 checks N Needs Improvement
6+ checks U U Unsatisfactory
Report cards and mid-term progress reports are graded on the following scale:
90-100 A Excellent
89-80 B Above Average
74-79 C Satisfactory
70-73 D Needs Improvement
69-0 U Unsatisfactory
50% Daily work (includes homework, quizzes, projects and etc
45% Test (assessment)
If your child is going home a different way than they normally do, please send a note so I can be sure to send them in the right direction at
dismissal. Please encourage your child to give the me the note as soon as they arrive at school to take care of the change without delay in the evenings.
Healthy snacks are allowed and may be eaten at 2:30 daily, no candy is allowed. Ice cream may be purchased during lunch for the cost of $1.00.
Learning takes places when students have good attendance. We would like to encourage perfect attendance. However, students do become ill and have family emergencies or other situations that may prevent them from coming to school. If your child is absent from school, please send a note of explanation.
We cannot excuse an absence without a note from the parents. State law limits the amount of absences children can have. It is also very specific about what excused absences are. Absences will be excused if it is a personal illness, death, or illness in the immediate family, if there is a court order, or for a religious holiday. It is also very important for your child to arrive to school on time each day. If they are not here, then they are missing out on valuable instruction.
Each Friday, your child will take home their red Friday folder. The folder will contain important pieces of information. This may include their classwork for the week (daily assignments and test grades), information from the school such as Title One documents, information from outside sources, and a weekly conduct report. The weekly report will inform you of their behavior and work habits for the week. Review the tests and assignments with your child and sign the weekly report. The folder with the weekly report and graded papers must be returned on Monday.
•Please sign and return on Monday
CoGAT 09/16 - 09/19
ITBS 10/20 - 10/29
Georgia Milestone 04/21 – 05/1
Know that we want the best for all children.
We are in this together and together we can ensure success.