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Welcome to OPEN HOUSE!. Mrs. Washko & Miss Pennington. Tonight’s Agenda. Daily Schedule Classroom Environment Student’s Responsibilities at Home Common Core Standards Communication Questions. Our Daily Schedule. 8:20 - 8:45 Homeroom

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welcome to open house

Welcome to OPEN HOUSE!

Mrs. Washko & Miss Pennington

tonight s agenda
Tonight’s Agenda
  • Daily Schedule
  • Classroom Environment
  • Student’s Responsibilities at Home
  • Common Core Standards
  • Communication
  • Questions
our daily schedule
Our Daily Schedule

8:20 - 8:45 Homeroom

8:45 - 9:35 RINT (M,W), MINT (Tu,Th), Extra Writing (F)

9:35 - 11:35 Content Based Literacy

11:35 - 12:05 Lunch

12:05 – 2:00 Content Based Literacy

2:00 - 2:20 Recess

2:20 - 3:05 Special

3:05 - 3:14 Pack-up & Dismissal

classroom environment
Classroom Environment

Rules created by the students :

  • Treat people the way you want to be treated.
  • Do not touch things that are not yours.
  • Focus and finish your work.
  • Keep your hands and feet to


all stars club
All-Stars Club
  • Earn All-Star tickets to be a member
  • 3 tickets needed
  • Special privileges:
    • Random no homework passes
    • Can use gel pens in class
    • First in line
    • Positive phone call home
    • Sit with a friend for the day
    • Teacher helper in another room
morning meeting
Morning Meeting
  • Takes between 10-15 minutes.
  • We begin by greeting each other. Then we may have a sharing and a group activity.
  • A great way to build community, set a positive tone, increase excitement about learning, and improve academic and social skills.
student responsibilities at home
Student Responsibilities at Home
  • Bring home completed agenda and homework folder every night.
  • Weekly Reading Log-due on Friday
  • Daily Math Homework-bring home math notebook to use as resource
  • 1 long-term project each marking period-guidelines provided
what are the common core state standards ccss
What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?
  • a state-led effort coordinated by the Council of Chief

State School Officers and the National Governors Association

  • to provide a single set of clear and consistent educational

standards in math and English language arts

  • ensure that all students are receiving a high quality education consistently, from school to school and state to state
  • provide parents and educators with clear expectations for

what children should know and be able to do when they

graduate high school or advance to a particular grade level

delaware standards vs common core
Delaware Standards vs. Common Core

Delaware State Content Standards

Common Core State Standards

  • Clear expectations for what students in each grade level should learn and be able to do in math and ELA
  • Specific to Delaware students
  • Created in 1990’s
  • Clear expectations for what students in each grade level should learn and be able to do in math and ELA
  • Specific to students in all

states that adopted CCSS

  • Created in 2010
impact of ccss on teaching and learning in ela
Impact of CCSS on Teaching and Learning in ELA

“Shifts” to Align to CCSS

Changes in Classroom:

  • Increase reading informational text and text complexity
  • Build Academic Vocabulary
  • Text-based answers
  • Use selected stories from Storytown- but incorporate novels and nonfiction text and articles
  • Word Wall focuses on content vocabulary
  • Less emphasis on multiple choice and more on written responses

“Shifts” to Align to CCSS

  • Increase Writing from Sources
  • Literacy Instruction in all Content Areas

Changes in Classroom

  • More research based writing
  • More use of technology as a resource and a tool
  • Additional time to teach writing on Friday mornings
  • Change in schedule to provide “Content Based Literacy”
  • Integrate social studies – use historical fiction and nonfiction articles/text to teach concepts
impact of ccss on teaching and learning in math
Impact of CCSS on Teaching and Learning in Math

“Shifts” to Align to CCSS

  • Focus
  • Fluency

Changes in the Classroom

  • Use Investigations in Number, Data, and Space-but continue to revise and supplement lessons to meet CCSS
  • Weekly “Hot Shots” test
  • Math Fluency Centers
  • Sites on Class website for facts/basic skills practice at home

“Shifts” to Align to CCSS

  • Deep Understanding
  • Application

Changes in the Classroom

  • Math notebook-graphic organizers, visuals, and notes
  • Continue to incorporate more writing and speaking about understanding of a math concept

(Problem of the Day and Number Talks)

  • More work with extended math tasks and “real world” situations
  • Best way to contact us is through e-mail.
    • Kimberly.washko@colonial.k12.de.us
    • bpennington@colonial.k12.de.us
  • Phone calls will be returned during our planning time or earliest convenience. (302) 832-6330
  • Individual conferences may be scheduled
    • Conferences this year are Nov. 25th & 26th
thank you for attending
Thank you for attending!
  • Questions, Concerns, Comments
  • Kindly schedule a conference if you need to speak about your child.