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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!. Mr. Lindgren Room 211. Flexible Daily Schedule. 8:30-9:00 Daily Warmups/ELA & Math 9:00-9:30 P.E. or Review Homework 9:30-10:20 Math 10:20-10:35 Recess 10:40-12:30 Language Arts/Reading and Writing 12:30-1:10 Lunch

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flexible daily schedule
Flexible Daily Schedule

8:30-9:00 Daily Warmups/ELA & Math

9:00-9:30 P.E. or Review Homework

9:30-10:20 Math

10:20-10:35 Recess

10:40-12:30 Language Arts/Reading and Writing

12:30-1:10 Lunch

1:15-2:46 Writing, Social Studies, Science, Art

activities
Activities

* BizTown training and field trip

* Water Plant field trip

  • * Edudance

* Supplies needed at a later date

* Join PTA Tonight!! - $10 and includes Free Shirt

* Parents needed for Social Committees

grades
Grades

The grading system is based on individual student academic performance. The scale ranges from 1 through 4 and are suited to better understand your student’s academic needs. The scale is as follows:

4 – Exceeding Common Core Standards

3 – Meets Common Core Standards

2 – Approaching Common Core Standards

1 – Not Meeting Common Core Standards

possible field trips
Possible Field Trips

* Water Treatment Plant – October or November

* BizTown in April

We need a lot of volunteers for the BizTown field trip. Please fill out a Volunteer Packet to be a chaperone. Packets are found at Santeesd.net or in the office.

homework mondays thursdays
HomeworkMONDAYS – THURSDAYS

* Students will be assigned homework nearly every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

-- Math almost every day

-- Reading = at least 30 minutes every night and students need to keep up A.R. goals

-- Spelling = a new list and activity sheet almost every week (sometimes we do something else)

-- Writing once in a while, probably finishing something we started in class

-- Science and Social Studies once in a while, depending on the subject

-- DreamBox on computer … some every day, if you have Internet connection

* Please check your child’s work and initial their Planner every night.

* Students who do their homework are rewarded each month with raffle coupons.

  • * Students may get a Homework Pass to skip one assignment on a particular night.
  • * Getting books with audio CD at the public library or download books on your Kindle can help students
  • raise their AR reading level.
absences
Absences
  • Work is to be turned in as soon as possible. Late work accepted until a week after the student comes back.
  • Missed work will be available on or before absence. Please pick it up for your child so he or she can stay current with the class, have them ask me to give it to them before they leave, or have a classmate bring it to them.
  • Students should stay up with their work, so they’ll be ready for any tests when they return.
  • Of course, there will always be exceptions
benefits of 1 to 1 i pads
Benefits of 1 to 1 i-Pads
  • Instant access to current information, digital books, and multimedia resources
  • Promotes critical thinking skills to do research
  • Strengthens communication skills
  • Individualizing learning for each student
  • Expanding students' methods to problem solve and complete tasks

All students will have access to apps that will be used in the classroom for their education.

s ome websites or apps used this year
Some Websites or Apps used this year

* Typingweb

* Newsela

* Raz-Kids-possibly

* Achieve 3000

* DreamBox

* Outlook-Email

* Kid Blog

common core
Common Core
  • Rigorous changes have been made to increase the depth of learning.
  • We are reaching into higher levels of knowledge and asking students to be critical thinkers
  • I care deeply about each student in this classroom and understand how complex the curriculum is, and I am going to meet the needs of your student and help tackle intense thinking and learning this year.
curriculum
Curriculum

Math

-Number Talks: Mental Math-Creating Conjectures

-Piloting Common Core Math Program

-DreamBox-30 minutes a day

Language Arts:

-Close Reading

-Accountability Talk

-Essential Questioning

-Lexile Reading

-Marzano’s Vocabulary

Writing

-Narrative

-Argument

-Research

teamwork
Teamwork

Education is a partnership between teachers, parents, and children.

Lets work together to:

  • Reserve a quiet place and a routine time for homework each day and check that it is completed.
  • Help students become independent learners and to take responsibility for themselves. (This is a key goal for fifth graders.)
  • Help promote problem solving.
  • Contact me immediately if you have any concerns or questions
communication
Communication

My phone number is: (619) 956-5191

My e-mail address: jim.lindgren@santeesd.net

My Website found at Pepper Drive Staff Websites … look for Mr. Lindgren

thank you for coming
Thank you for coming!

I am looking forward to a

wonderful year!