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Academic Orientation 2013-2014. Mrs. Myrick’s Class. Contact Information. Email: [email protected] Voicemail : 674- 6000 ext. 2403 Website: See Staff Directory at Reading. Reading Core: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Treasures Phonics Spelling

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academic orientation 2013 2014

Academic Orientation2013-2014

Mrs. Myrick’s Class

contact information
Contact Information
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Voicemail: 674-6000 ext. 2403
  • Website: See Staff Directory at
  • Reading Core: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Treasures
    • Phonics
    • Spelling
    • Oral Language
    • High-Frequency Words
    • Comprehension
    • Grammar
  • Genres
    • Opinion
    • Informative/Explanatory
    • Narratives
  • Writing is integrated across disciplines
  • Step Up to Writing
    • Stars and Bars plan
  • Bridges, 2nd Edition
    • Number Corner
    • Problems and Investigations
    • Workplaces
  • Major Emphasis in Standards
    • Add and Subtract within 20 to solve problems
    • Add and Subtract within 10 with fluency
    • Count to 120 given any number less than 120
    • Understand 10’s and 1’s of a two digit number
    • Use understanding of place value to add and subtract (add and subtract multiples of 10 mentally)
units of inquiry
Units of Inquiry
  • Who We Are
    • Central Idea: Heritage helps define who we are.
      • There are things that make us alike and different, traditions, people grow and change, living vs. nonliving things
  • Where We Are in Place and Time
    • Central Idea: Visionaries throughout history have made a difference through thoughts, words, and actions.
      • George Washington, Sacagawea, Abe Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs
units of inquiry cont
Units of Inquiry cont.
  • How the World Works
    • Central Idea: Properties explain the structure of the world around us.
      • Geography, Geometry, States of Matter
  • How We Express Ourselves
    • Central Idea: Unity is expressed creatively within societies.
      • Symbols and ceremonies of the United States
units of inquiry cont1
Units of Inquiry cont.
  • Sharing the Planet
    • Central Idea: The Earth’s inhabitants share its resources.
      • Geology, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle
  • How We Organize Ourselves
    • Central Idea: People work to meet personal, financial, and societal needs.
      • Economics, Jobs
birthday celebrations
Birthday Celebrations
  • The last Friday of every month 1:00-1:30
  • Please let me know ahead of time if you plan to bring a treat
  • Plan for 25 students
  • Invitations cannot be distributed during school hours.
snack and water
Snack and Water
  • Water bottles can stay on their desks throughout day. No juice or colored drinks.
  • Children can bring their own snack.
  • No desserts or sugary snacks please.
  • Spelling Homework: Comes home on Thursdays and is due the following Thursday. Tests are on Thursday.
  • Book Bags: Come home on Thursday and are due the following Thursday.
  • Math Homework: Sent home on Thursday and due the following Thursday
  • 10/10 = complete homework turned in on time, points deducted for late or incomplete work, 0/10 = homework not turned in
  • Sight Words: Assessed monthly. See my website for materials.
  • Reading Minutes Sheet: 20 minutes per night.
  • Classroom Essential Agreement: I promise to show respect, integrity and commitment.
  • Praise the Positive
  • Tokens
  • Negative behavior is addressed as needed with natural consequences. If the same negative behavior is addressed more than once, the student will bring home a “I Want to Make Things Right” form.
  • Scheduled in October and February
  • Feel free to contact me anytime to schedule a conference, as needed.
  • Please let me know if you are running late or need to cancel. Conferences are scheduled back to back and I stay on time. Therefore, if you are running late, please understand that we might have to reschedule.
going home
Going Home
  • If your child goes home a different way than usual, you must send a written note. Otherwise, we have to send them home the usual way.
  • If your child goes home with someone who is not in Infinite Campus, you need to send a written note. Otherwise, we cannot release your child with that person.