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Academic Orientation 2013-2014. Mrs. Myrick’s Class. Contact Information. Email: 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:

  • 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

Learner profile and attitudes
Learner Profile and Attitudes

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.