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  1. Please sign in and find your student's’ desk. Try to guess your child’s answers without looking on the other side of the sheet:)! We will begin shortly. :

  2. I graduated from Sam houston state university in the Fall of 2001. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and early childhood with an ESL Endorsement! This is my 19th year teaching total and my 3rd year at wildwood! I am married and have 3 children of my own that attend Tomball schools! I am so excited to have your students be apart of my classroom!

  3. Classroom 8:30 - 8:40 Call To Excellence (Unpack and get ready for the day) 8:40 - 8:50 GE TEAM Building 8:50 - 11:00 ELA Block (8:50-10:20- reader’s Workshop/10:20-11:00- writer’s Workshop) 11:00 - 11:30 science/social studies 11:30 - 11:46 Number Talk 11:46 - 12:16 Lunch 12:16 - 12:30 read aloud 12:30 - 1:30 Specials 1:30 - 2:00 Math flex 2:00 - 2:15 handwriting 2:15 - 2:35 Recess 2:35 - 3:45 Math 3:45 Pack up to leave for the day

  4. SPECIALS Specials Schedule follows a rotation between P.E., Art, and Music. This being the case it is important that your child has shoes suitable for PE/recess in their backpack everyday. Please NO FLIP FLOPS - these can be a safety issue.

  5. READING&WRITING Tomball ISD has embraced the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Model. Some of the key elements of this model are: • Giving each reader and writer a choice in what they want to read and write about. • The time needed to really engage our readers and writers.   • The flexibility to see each student individually. • The flexibility to assess where they are currently performing and where we want them to go. • Allowing each student to be a successful reader and writer.

  6. MATH Number talks: short warm up activities that help students apply mental math - we use as a warm up 2 - 3 times a week Addition and Subtraction Strategies: We will be doing activities that promote fluency with addition & subtraction facts. XTRA math

  7. SCIENCE Unit 1: Safety and Weather Data Collection Unit 2: Physical Properties-Measuring Mass, Length, Capacity and Temperature Unit 3: Physical Properties- Solids,Liquids and Changes Unit 4: Combining Physical Properties Unit 5: Change in Movement and Magnets Unit 6: Investigating Types of Energy Unit 7: Natural Resources – Rocks and Water Unit 8: Natural and Manmade Resources Unit 9: Weather and Seasons Unit 10: Objects in the Sky Unit 11: Characteristics of Plants Unit 12: Characteristics of Animals Unit 13: Dependency in Environment Unit 14: Life Cycles

  8. SOCIAL STUDIES Unit 1 - Good Citizenship Unit 2 - The Community Where I Live Unit 3 - Public Officials Govern My Community Unit 4 Work: Making Goods and Providing Services Unit 5 - Celebrations and Cultures in My Community Unit 6 -  Community Builders Unit 7 - Changes over time and Historical innovators Unit 8 - Texas, U.s symbols and landmarks Unit 9 -Technology and human interaction Unit 10 - People and the Land

  9. No formal Homework is required • Occasional Reviews will be sent home before tests • Occasional projects will be sent home                              10 minutes of math facts each night to prepare for timed Fact Test. No weekend homework.

  10. Behavior Targets for Learning Behavior Targets for Learning Levels of Mastery

  11. Behavior Targets for Learning Demonstrate Responsibility Treat all property with care and respect Accept responsibility for own behavior Use technology responsibly Demonstrate Readiness to Learn Complete and turn in assigned classwork on time Focus attention on teacher instruction, classroom lessons, and assigned work Exhibits organizational and time management skills Actively participate in class assignments or projects Remain in designated area Demonstrate Respect for Others Respect school staff Comply immediately with adult requests without argument or complaint Treat others the way you want to be treated Refrain from laughing at others’ mistakes, using sarcasm, or put-downs Be honest with words and actions Work and play cooperatively Use school-appropriate language Demonstrate Self-Control Keep hands, feet, and objects to self Speak or converse at permissible times Transition appropriately throughout the building Comply with hallway procedures Follow safety expectations

  12. Grading & Completion of Work • 90-100 - A • 80-90- B • 75-79- C • 70-74- D • 69 & Below- F

  13. Parent Conferences • We will have a beginning of the year conference in October. • I will send a signup link around the middle of September for you to pick a conference time. • Subscribe to my website for weekly updates.

  14. Is your child…NEW to TISD? Are you interested in nominating your child for testing for the Gifted and Talented Program? Contact our campus GT Specialist, Kaci Dengler via email at to nominate your child. For more information about GT testing and our program you can visit Mrs. Dengler’s website or email her. Students who have been at Wildwood or in TISD will have an opportunity for testing nominations in March 2020.

  15. Robotics in 2nd Grade Robotics in 2nd Grade will provide students hands-on learning that is engaging, sparks creativity, develops critical thinking skills, ignites career possibilities — and is just plain fun! Every 2nd Grade class will get this opportunity throughout the year. 85% Student Benefits of Robotics Parent Volunteers If you would like to volunteer to help with your child’s robotics session, you can sign up using the Sign-Up Genius on Mrs. Dengler’s website-look for the Robotics section. Sign-ups will be available 1 week before the session begins. *All volunteers must have TISD Volunteer paperwork completed. were better able to explain ideas better 98% 71% 88% could problem solve showed greater awareness of STEM showed teamwork skills

  16. Birthday NEWS • please notify teacher if you wish to pass out treats to class • lunch room staff will not be available to help hand out treats so it will need to be distributed by parents

  17. Please send a note for absences. Late arrivals receive a tardy. TRANSP0RTATION If your student needs to make a change to their normal way home please send a signed note. Without a note, changes must be made by faxing the office a note and a copy of your Id by 3:00. *Please send a note for absences. *Late arrivals receive a tardy.

  18. Our 8 Great Expectations: #1 We will value one another as unique and special individuals #2 We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns. #3 We will use good manners,saying “please”, “thank you”, and “excuse me” and allow others to go first. #4 We will cheer each other to success #5 We will help one another whenever possible #6 We will recognize every effort and applaud it #7We will encourage each other to do our best #8.We will practice virtuous living, using the life principles

  19. Can bring a healthy snack daily. Needs to be easy to open and not messy. • Students can bring a water bottle that can shut. • Wednesday folders are sent home every wednesday. Please review and take out all papers and return empty folder on thursday.

  20. ? This is going to be a GREAT year! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come to Parent Orientation.