WHOSE CHILD IS THIS? "Whose child is this?" I asked one daySeeing a little one out at play"Mine", said the parent with a tender smile"Mine to keep a little whileTo bathe his hands and comb his hairTo tell him what he is to wearTo prepare him that he may always be goodAnd each day do the things he should""Whose child is this?" I asked againAs the door opened and someone came in"Mine", said the teacher with the same tender smile"Mine, to keep just for a little whileTo teach him how to be gentle and kindTo train and direct his dear little mindTo help him live by every ruleAnd get the best he can from school""Whose child is this?" I ask once moreJust as the little one entered the door"Ours" said the parent and the teacher as they smiledAnd each took the hand of the little child"Ours to love and train togetherOurs this blessed task forever." Unknown Author
Teaching Team Mrs. BiondiSocial Studies, Math firstname.lastname@example.org 740-4150 Mrs. Schwenn Science email@example.com 740-4182 Mrs. DeanAccelerated Language Arts Academic Language Arts, Accelerated Math firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-4181
Communication is Key • Central School portal page • Check out teacher blogs from the portal page • http://www.bbhcsd.org/start/index.php?school=CS • Assignment Notebook • Should be monitored daily at home. • Progress Book with Parent View • Usernames and passwords have been mailed from the office • Homework assignments will be posted daily by subject • Assignments updated regularly • An excellent tool to monitor work completion
Homework • Homework Guidelines • Will be assigned nightly • Should be no more than 50 minutes a night • Will be graded on a 4 point scale • Refer to the Family Handbook
Grading • Formative (weight 30%) • Assignments and assessments completed on the way to mastery such as homework and daily practice and quizzes • Working towards understanding • Summative (weight 70%) • Final declaration of mastery or proficiency • Chapter/Unit tests, Culminating project, Common Assessments
Interims • Our grades will be posted online using Parent View • The District expectation is for grades to be posted by the midpoint of the quarter and at the end of the quarter. • Parent View will serve as the interim report unless a hard copy is requested.
Expectations • Students are expected to: • Be responsible for a positive attitude • Be respectful of him/herself and others • Be ready to learn • Be the difference • Be a cooperative team member • Be open and respectful with communication • Be conscience in putting forth a best effort • Be timely turning in quality work
Rewards • Personal Chart/ Class Chart • Possible Monthly Rewards • Movies • Extra recess • Board games party • Ice cream party
Curriculum Math Language Arts Science Social Studies
Accelerated Math Content Standards • Number and Number Sense • Operations and Computation • Data and Probability • Geometry • Measurement • Patterns, Functions,and Algebra Holt online text can be accessed from this link http://www.bbhcsd.org/start/index.php?school=CS
Accelerated Language Arts College of William and Mary Literature Autobiographies In this unit, students study the concept of change by reading autobiographies of writers and by looking at change in the lives of writers and other artists. As they examine life stories and self-portraits, they study literature and examine works of art from various cultures. In order to gain insight into the development of talent, students are encouraged to explore their own identities as talented learners through discussions, research, oral presentations, and reflective writing. Autobiographical writings from authors including Beverly Cleary, Eloise Greenfield, Isaac Singer, and Lawrence Yep are explored.
Accelerated Language Arts College of William and Mary Skills Jacob’s Ladder Intended as a supplement to the William & Mary language arts units, Jacob's Ladder targets reading comprehension skills in high ability learners. In the form of three skill ladders connected to individual readings in poetry, myths/fables, and nonfiction, students move from lower order, concrete thinking skills to higher order, critical thinking skills. For example, Ladder A moves students from Sequencing to Cause and Effect to Consequences and Implications. http://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/curriculum/index.php
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