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Back to School Night 2010-2011 School Year!. Welcome to Room 143 Teachers: Mrs. Meulstee Mrs. Hawke Classroom Assistants Mrs. Braccio Mrs. Zucker. Important Beliefs in this Classroom. The teachers understand, appreciate, and build upon student differences

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Back to school night 2010 2011 school year
BacktoSchoolNight2010-2011 School Year!

Welcome to Room 143

  • Teachers:

    • Mrs. Meulstee

    • Mrs. Hawke

  • Classroom Assistants

    • Mrs. Braccio

    • Mrs. Zucker

Back to school night 2010 2011 school year

Important Beliefs in this Classroom

  • The teachers understand, appreciate, and build upon student differences

  • Multiple intelligences and body-brain compatible curriculum are key!

  • Assessment and instruction are inseparable

  • The teachers adjust content, process, and product in response to student readiness, interest, and learner profile

  • All students participate in respectful, meaningful work

  • Students and the teachers are collaborators in learning

  • Goals are maximum growth and individual success

  • Flexibility is the hallmark of this differentiated classroom

Daily schedule
Daily Schedule

8:25-8:45 Homeroom

8:45-9:30 Encore

9:30-11:30 LA (working, healthy/peanut free snack)

11:30-12:15 Core Extension

12:15-1:00 Lunch/Recess

1:00-2:15 Math

2:15-2:55 Science or Social Studies

2:55-3:10 Reflection & Pack Up

7 habits of highly effective students
7 Habits of Highly Effective Students

  • First Year Implementation/TEAM

  • Fridays & Integrated Lessons

    • Individual classrooms, grade level team building, projects, leadership committees, self reflections

  • Agenda Book & Website

  • Parent Involvement & Support

    • See the packet in your folder for more info.

    • Look for upcoming events!

Check out our technology
Check Out Our Technology!




*flash drives

Classroom websites
Classroom Websites

  • iWeb (your portal for all other information)


  • Moodle

    • See inside your folder to find the link, your student’s login & password

  • Student ePortfolios (wikis)



Homework expectations information
HomeworkExpectations & Information

  • Contract

    • Time Management

    • Moodle Passcode: leader

      • (child’s login/folder)

  • Students must try each problem or activity assigned!

    • If they don’t get it…circle the # but give it a shot:

      • This lets us know they didn’t give up but that they still need us to work with the them on the concept.



  • Contact information
    Contact Information:

    • Note: Mrs. Hawke & Mrs. Meulstee work as a team. Please e-mail both of us when sending e-mails about specific needs/questions about your child.



    • 215-619-8106 ext. 2528

      • Please be courteous and only call the classroom during class time if absolutely necessary! The office passes on the information you give them in a timely manner. THANK YOU!

    Speaking of e mail
    Speaking of e-mail…

    • Please take a moment to write your e-mail address (and any other e-mails you think may be useful to us) on the PARENT INFORMATION SHEET at your desk.

      This is the most efficient and effective way for us to communicate with you.

    Before you leave
    Before you leave…

    *Look at the poems hanging outside our roomand see if you can guess which poem your child wrote. Flip the poem up for the correct answer!

    *If you have any further questions regarding the school year, please feel free to email, call, or send us a note, and we’ll be happy to get back to you ASAP! 