Our Class. Mrs. Christy 2 nd Grade. Kari Christy 6 th year at Timberline Elementary I live in Keller, TX with husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs, hamster and 2 geckos I “Sharpen the Saw” at Camp Gladiator and just started running I like: gardening, movies, time with family. 2 nd Grade Tem.
Mrs. Christy 2nd Grade
Kari Christy 6th year at Timberline Elementary I live in Keller, TX with husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs, hamster and 2 geckos I “Sharpen the Saw” at Camp Gladiator and just started running I like: gardening, movies, time with family
2nd Grade Tem Mrs. Cinthia Morales, Mrs. KarrabiMalin, Ms. Caroline McCurry, Dr. Ed Santiago, Mrs. Kari Christy, Mrs. Jeanette Fink,
Communication Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. My goal is to help your child succeed! Conference time: 1:10 – 1:55 p.m. Call or e-mail to schedule time to meet. email@example.com 817-251-5770
Class Information For what is going on in our class and grade: Our class blog For class information: Our class web page GCISD > Timberline> Directory > Mrs. Christy ALSO - E-mails, texts, Round-Trip Folder
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7:35 – 8:00 - Breakfast & Announcements 8:00 – 10:00 – Language Arts 10:00 – 10:30 – Social Studies 10:30 – 11:30 – Recess & Lunch 11:30 – 12:35 – Math 12:35 – 1:10 – Science 1:10 – 1:55 – Specials 1:55 – 2:30 – Win-Win Time (intervention and enrichment) 2:30 – 2:45 – Clean Up/Pack Up 2:45 - Dismissal
We expect good conduct and behavior from all students. School-wide we are learning and using the 7 Habits: • Be Proactive • Begin with the End in Mind • Put First Things First • Think Win-Win • Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood • Synergize • Sharpen the Saw
A color system is used to communicate daily behavior: BLUE - Excellent Leadership Day! GREEN-Great day! YELLOW-Think about choices / habits (warning) RED - Parent phone call to discuss I want to partner with you to help your child be successful.
RECOGNITION Compliments Notes Phone call Texts E-Mails Stickers / Stamps Extra time Special Privileges Announcements CONSEQUENCES Think Ticket Walk & Think Time (recess) Think time (quiet time) Change seating assignment Office or Counselor Referral
Testing • SpellingtestsonFridays • End of unittests in Math, Social Studies and Science • Reading comprehensionquizzes • MAP testing in Math • Computerized test to show progressthroughoutyear • September, January, May • CogAT in October • Reading and WritingAssessments • September, January and May • Ongoingassessments in allsubjects
Goal Setting • Thisyearstudentswillbesettinggoals so they can “BeginwiththeEnd in Mind” • Includes: • Reading goals (DRA level) • Mathgoals (MAP test) • Homeworkgoals • Other personal goals • And more… • I willworkwithyourchildto set goalsthatthey can share withyou • Celebrateaccomplishments • Encourage and motivateyourchildtoreachtheirgoals
Homework • Mathhomework – Willbecheckeddaily (homeworkmaybedifferentiated) • Spellinghomework (weekly) • Second grade studentsneedtoread a minimum of 20 minutes eachnight and complete their response log **Homeworkisnotmeanttobefrustrating! Ifyourchilddoesnotunderstand, justwrite a note and I can helpthenextday.
Digital Classroom • Studentswill use electronicdevices (iPads, laptops) toenhancetheirlearning and share whatthey’velearned • Learning will continue to focus on the content, not the technology. • Students will use technology to engage in learning tasks that are otherwise inconcievable. • Provides more opportunities for creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication
Digital Classroom • EachstudentisassignedaniPad • Studentsunderstand • Acceptable use • Howtohandledevicessafely • There are consequencesfornotusingdevices as intended/appropriately • Trust cards • We stay on safe internet sites designed for young students
Digital Classroom • **PLEASE send in in earbuds or headphones for your child to use! • * $1.00 at the Dollar Tree • They will be labeled. • Tell your child NOT to let other students borrow them!
Digital Classroom • Visit and bookmark our class web page. • Go to Kidblog to see student work • Go to Class Blog on front page to see pictures and activities we are doing in class
School Hours • The firstbellrings at 7:35 a.m. • The schooldaybegins at 7:45 a.m. • Afterthis time, yourchildwillneed a tardy slip fromthefront office
Attendance • Itisveryimportanttoattendschooleachday so yourchilddoesnotgetbehind. • Ifyouknowyourchildisgoingtobeabsent, pleasecall or send a note and I can try togivethemtheirworkahead of time. • If your child is ill, please send a note for the office when he/she returns. • Office note isrequiredtoreturntoclassroomafter a beingabsent • Mustbe in school at 10:00, otherwisecountedabsent
Dress Code • We follow the GCISD dress code. Some things to be aware of: • For shirts, shoulder straps need to be 3 fingers wide (no spaghetti straps) • Shorts need to fall below the finger tips. • T-shirts cannot have violent scenes or guns. • Other related items: • Girls have a hard time at recess in heels. • Our room can get cold at times, so students are welcome to keep a jacket at school.
Cafeteria • Breakfast in theClassroom – Cafeteriaaccountischarged. Ifthe balance isempty, students are notallowedtoeatbreakfast • Lunch is at 11:00 and ends at 11:30 • Parentsmayjointheirchildfor lunch/eat at tablesonstage.
Snacks • Water bottles (with a lid) are encouraged! • Kids may bring healthy snacks • No juice or sodas in the classroom
Birthday Celebrations • Celebrations take place in the classroom at the end of the school day (2:15) • Please give 24 hour or more notice so we plan time for the celebration • Federal regulations do not permit foods of minimal nutritional value to be served in the food service area during meal periods. • Classroom birthday celebrations may not be served in the cafeteria where meals from the Nutrition Services Department are being served and consumed. Birthday celebrations must take place in the classroom or in the cafeteria after all meals have been served.
Parties • Holiday Party in December (Friday before winter break starts) • Valentine’s Day
Field Trips • Dallas Arboretum is being planned for October • Dallas Zoo is planned for spring • LifeSong Theatre plays • Field Day • 2nd Grade T-shirts! • Each class has a special color • Send yellow order form with $5 by Friday, 9/27 • Mrs. Christy’s class has GREEN shirts
NEW POLICY! To attend field trips and other class events, you must: Complete the online background check and Attend the volunteer training - tonight at 7 p.m. - Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
PTA • Please consider joining PTA! • Free t-shirt (provided by two of our generous sponsors) • Helps support our school with additional resources • Greenback Fundraiser • Goal $30 per family (not per child) • Meeting our goal • = • electronic informational marquis sign
Mystery Readers • Parents, Grandparents, other family members or friends of the family • Takes about 20 minutes • All the kids LOVE it! • Special memory for kids when someone they know reads to our class. • If you are interested, please add your name to the list!
Parent Support • Pleasebe a motivatorforyourchildtosucceed in school. • Pleaseaskquestionsifyou are notsureaboutsomething! • Please remember that your child needs to be more responsible with your support. • Please check and sign binders each day! • Please help make sure homework is completed and neat. • Pleasecommunicateanyconcerns or ideas with me. (not enough challenge, too much challenge…)
Thank You! Thank you for entrusting your children to me this year. I take that trust very seriously and will do my best to help your children have the most successful year possible.
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