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Welcome!. Find your student’s desk Please wear the nametag at your student’s desk. It should have HIS OR HER NAME on it. Read the welcome letter he or she left you! Browse through the materials and look around the room. We will begin shortly! Enjoy your night!. Welcome Room 21 Parents!.
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Welcome! • Find your student’s desk • Please wear the nametag at your student’s desk. It should have HIS OR HER NAME on it. • Read the welcome letter he or she left you! • Browse through the materials and look around the room. We will begin shortly! Enjoy your night!
Welcome Room 21 Parents! Back to School Night Miss Siringano and Miss Atkinson 2013-2014
Miss Siringano • East Stroudsburg University Graduate • BS in Elementary and Special Education • Second year in district • First year as a fifth grade teacher
Miss Atkinson • Masters in Special Education • 7th year at Terrill Middle School • 7th year in fifth grade • Advisor for the Diversity Club
5th Grade in a Nutshell • Better prepares students for middle school • High expectations • Increased responsibility • Organization • Homework • Work accountability
What is Co-teaching? • Two or more credentialed professionals who coordinate and deliver effective and appropriate instruction, share decision-making, and have an active role in the delivery of lessons. • Better student to teacher ratio and more individualized attention. • A wider use of instructional techniques to better student learning.
Good Habits Great Readers: Writing • Writing process • Generate, plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish • 6 traits of writing • Ideas, organization, voice, word choice, fluency, conventions • Whole class to model and independently/small groups to reinforce • Expository, informational, and narrative
Good Habits Great Readers: Reading • 7 research-based habits and strategies of good readers • See themselves as readers, make sense of text, use what they know, understand how stories work, read to learn, monitor and organize ideas, and think critically about books • Shared Reading • Guided Reading • Literature Circles • Words Their Way
Everyday Mathematics • Motivation and practice through math games • Repeated exposures to key ideas • Learning by doing
Science Curriculum • FOSS (Full Option Science System) • Variables, Mixtures & Solutions, Food & Nutrition, Landforms • Challenging opportunities to practice science and build confidence in both individual and cooperative abilities
Social Studies Curriculum • History Alive! • Five broad themes • migration and settlement • people, places, and environment • culture and cultural diversity • global connections • power, authority, and governance.
Grading Policy Informal and formal assessments (checklists, observations, curriculum provided tests, quizzes, rubrics, homework, etc.) are all taken into account when evaluating.
Homework Policy • Evaluated formally and informally • Always marked if missing • On a report card, missing homework assignments are taken into serious consideration. • A missing homework assignment is reported as a “0” until otherwise provided. Student receives half credit if given the following day • OOPS! I forgot my homework assignment
Terrill Tickets • Exceptional Students (academics and behavior) • Positive Reinforcement • Raffle at the end of the week
Caught Caring • Promotes class wide kindness • Extraordinary thoughtfulness • Name displayed behind desk • Earns Terrill Tickets
Misc. • Early dismissal • Birthdays • Grade blasts
Class Website • Search my name under teacher pages to access page • Currently Under Construction • What will be on page • Daily homework • Educational websites • Other additional class information
Parent Communication • Visit website • Email (please Carbon Copy both teachers) • Notes (address both teachers) • Phone calls • Email • Miss Siringano- email@example.com • Miss Atkinson- firstname.lastname@example.org