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  1. Yellow House Meet and Greet WELCOME! Thank you for joining us!

  2. Welcome • Welcome to our Yellow House “Meet and Greet.” • This is an opportunity for us to let you know that we are off to a terrific start! • We are glad you are here!

  3. Website • Our website is your opportunity to be in the know! Please bookmark the website on your computers at home and visit often! • http://www.greenfield.k12.wi.us/middle/ms_yellowHouse.cfm

  4. PBIS • PBIS puts emphasis on school-wide proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school and classroom environments. • Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. • Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. • The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.

  5. Be respectful. • Be ready. • Be responsible.

  6. Grading Policy • Yellow House will continue to pursue the district’s goal of helping all students achieve their target learning goals. • Throughout each unit of study, learning targets will be emphasized.

  7. Grading Policy • At the end of each unit, students will complete summative assessments that evaluate the knowledge and skills they gained from the unit.

  8. Grading Policy • While traditional homework and quizzes may not be graded, they will be recorded and monitored in Infinite Campus (with a weight of 0%) so that students and parents can track learning.

  9. Grading Policy • It is imperative to recognize that, while the majority of work completed in and for class is not graded, un-graded work does not signify unimportance.

  10. Grading Policy • Every assignment and assessment relates directly to the learning targets students are expected to master.

  11. Grading Policy • Completing homework/classwork etc. enables the students to be better prepared for the final summative assessment. • A student who does not complete homework/classwork will find it difficult to master the required learning targets.

  12. Bi Weekly Reports • Grade reports will be sent home about every two weeks. • Grade sheets will be distributed to students on Mondays.

  13. Bi Weekly Reports • Students return the folder to their LA BLOCK teacher. • Parents keep the grade sheets to keep track of their son’s/daughter’s progress.

  14. Parents sign the form inside the folder. • Parents are encouraged to use the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus to access all current grades to monitor your son’s/daughter’s academic progress.

  15. Agenda • Assignments will be written on the board in each room. • Students should copy the assignment AS WRITTEN from the board.

  16. Agenda • •Parents will need to sign the agenda EVERY night. • • Agendas will be checked in study hall.

  17. Agenda • Students will carry their agendas in their homework binder. • This binder will go to every class.

  18. It will have tabs set up for each class. • Student should use the binder for homework that needs to be done and for work that is completed.

  19. Assignments will be listed on the Yellow House Website • Check it everyday!

  20. Students of the Month • Yellow House recognizes 4 students each month on our Yellow House salutes board. •  Students are selected based upon effort, good behavior, positive attitude, positive citizenship, cooperative and helpful behaviors. •  Yellow House teachers commend all YELLOW HOUSE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH! •  Way to go! We are proud of YOU!!!

  21. Achieve 3000 • Achieve is a non-fiction reading program that allows you to gain a wealth of knowledge while working on your reading strategies. • Students will be given directions in LA Block on how to access their accounts. The website for the program is www.teenbiz3000.com, but it is easiest to access the program from the GMS website.

  22. In order to help improve our reading levels this year, we will be doing two types of independent reading: • D.E.A.R. and at-home reading logs

  23. D.E.A.R. is an acronym for “Drop Everything and Read.” • To help achieve this goal, we will read almost every day for about 10 minutes in our LA Block class. • You must bring a D.E.A.R. book (chapter book) with you to every class. • The book you choose is completely up to YOU!

  24. At-Home Reading Logs: • Each Friday, you will receive an at-home reading log. • Your job is to read for at least 20 minutes at least 4 times a week. • The more reading you do, the better! Any type of reading is encouraged. • You are required to have a parent or guardian sign your reading log each night. These logs are due every Friday.  

  25. Reading At-Home Weekly Log • Students: Your job is to read for at least 20 minutes per night and respond to the prompts below. • Parents: Please verify that your son/daughter has read for at least 20 minutes by signing in the appropriate boxes below each day. • Copies Available: Website

  26. Math

  27. Science • Topics we study: • Scientific Method • Water Cycle – Atmosphere • Rocks and Minerals • Plate Tectonic • Climate and Weather • Astronomy

  28. Real Life Connections Labs using PHEOC Science in the News Make and Take activities

  29. Expectations: ~ Ready for class with all materials, this includes homework done ~ Responsible to get work when absent ~ Respectful of others rite to learn

  30. Contacting • Mrs. Schlicht • GMS Phone: • 282-4700 • Classroom Phone: • 281-3464 • Mrs. Schlicht Email address: • gschlicht@greenfield.k12.wi.us • Be sure to visit the social studies website for LOTS OF INFORMATION to help you and your son/daughter!

  31. Announcing Yellow House • Pajama Day!!!!! • October 17th • Danijela won PAJAMA DAY for Yellow House!

  32. Information to reach us! • All of the contact information is located on our website. • We are happy to help! • Please keep lines of communication between school and home open! • We want to help and support your son/daughter! • Your son/daughter is our priority! • Our Yellow House Website: • http://www.greenfield.k12.wi.us/middle/ms_yellowHouse.cfm • Visit Often!!!!

  33. Information to reach us! • Our Yellow House Website: • http://www.greenfield.k12.wi.us/middle/ms_yellowHouse.cfm

  34. Q and A????

  35. Please feel free to contact us at anytime! • Thank you for attending! • Let’s enjoy our treats and time together!