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Title: Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night
  • Mrs. Kanns Class

Meet the Teacher
  • My name is Samantha Kann and I am starting my
    12th year in education (4 years in IL and the
    remaining at Cerritos and Brisas), 10th year in
    third grade.
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from
    NIU in DeKalb, Illinois
  • Masters in Educational Counseling from University
    of Phoenix
  • Highly Qualified Teacher
  • Two classes from having a reading endorsement
  • SEI endorsed
  • CGI trainer
  • Highly energized and fully committed to
    childrens learning
  • A teacher who has high expectations but still
    believes that every child should be a child.

Welcome Ms. Foster
  • Currently an NAU senior who is scheduled to
    graduate in December of 2009
  • Currently on the Deans List
  • MCC graduate who received an honors academic
  • Marcos De Niza High School graduate
  • Worked at various Tempe and Mesa schools in SEI
  • Has worked with Kyrene Kids Club for 5 years.

  • Folders/Binder/Agenda
  • designated folder and binder to take home and
    bring back. Agenda is inside. Assignments and
    Behavior Communication will be recorded inside.
  • Behavior Bank (unfinished homework counts)
  • Positive reward system based on money
  • 1 stick-warning
  • 2 sticks taken is a note home
  • 3 sticks-missed recess and explanation to mom and
  • 4 sticks- possible visit to the principal
  • Newsletters-
  • written bi-weekly by Student of the Week
  • Student of the Week-
  • Nominated every week on Friday, poster needed on
    following Monday.
  • Responsible for bi-weekly newsletter

  • Reading Incentive/Reading Log
  • Fluency
  • Volunteering in Classroom
  • Jobs
  • Centers in Reading and Math
  • Handwriting
  • Prize Box
  • Teamwork and Individuality
  • CGI-Cognitive Guided Instruction

Parent Procedure Reminders
  • Volunteer schedule will start in about 2 weeks
  • Parents need to sign in at the office even if you
    are wearing a badge.
  • We want to treat everyone the same so their cant
    be exceptions (think of your child in the
  • Parents need to provide a hand written note,
    e-mail or phone call to change ANY DIFFERENCE in
  • Parents need to be aware of parking and drop off
    rules to keep everyone safe.
  • Always use the crosswalk to cross.

More Procedures
  • Tests
  • Spelling tests on Fridays
  • Reading Comprehension Tests on Fridays
  • Unit Tests (Math, Science, and Social Studies)
  • Schedule

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Life Skills
  • Classroom Behavior Policy-RESPECT
  • Birthdays
  • All invitations have to be mailed
  • No treats unless you would like to donate a
    special snack
  • Parties
  • Moms do the coordinating
  • Thank you for everyone who volunteered
  • Dismissal
  • Rainy day-dismiss walkers and parent pickup
  • If any changes with transportation PLEASE provide
    a note
  • Book Orders
  • once a month
  • Teacher Communication
  • 24 hours

  • Math
  • The KSD adopted math resources combine two
    stand-alone programs. One is called
    Investigations in Number, Data and Space and the
    other is Scott Foresman Addison Wesley (SFAW).
    This is a 2-part approach to the learning of
    mathematical content. By using these resources,
    we will be able to reach all students needs and
    deepen all students knowledge of mathematical
  • Investigations in Data, Number and Space is an
    application based math resource. It encourages
    students to think creatively, develop critical
    thinking skills and acquire a deeper
    understanding of the mathematical content. Your
    child will constantly be encouraged to reason
    mathematically, develop flexible problem solving
    strategies and represent their thinking through
    models, diagrams, graphs and written
  • SFAW is a traditional textbook approach to the
    teaching of mathematical content. It encourages
    problem solving, practice and spiral review.
    Your child will be encouraged to practice and
    review through many different types of
    experiences in a lesson-by-lesson format.

  • Math
  • Strand 1 Number Operations and Number Sense
    the understanding of numbers and how they relate
    to each other
  • Strand 2 Statistics, Data Analysis, and
  • Strand 3 Patterns, Algebra, and Functions
  • Strand 4 Geometry and Measurement
  • Strand 5 Structure and Logic

  • Reading and Writing
  • Writing Genre assessments include personal
    narratives, creative stories and friendly
    letters. We also include biographies, report
    writing, and drama.
  • Our reading series, Harcourt Trophies works on
    each of the following
  • Oral Fluency and Communication
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Assessment
  • Writing (Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency,
    Word Choice, Conventions, Voice, and
  • Listening and speaking
  • Each of these elements are an integral part of
    our classroom instruction. As a team, we feel
    its important to teach each element and reinforce
    them through different projects and strategies

  • Science-AIMS, FOSS kits, Inquiry
  • Rocks
  • Light and Sound
  • Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Erosion and Weathering
  • Social Studies- Harcourt Trophies
  • Communities through American history, world
    history, economics, geography, and government
  • Spelling- alligned with Reading skills
  • Harcourt Trophies

  • Health- Harcourt Trophies, Second Step
  • Technology
  • Windows 2007 -Class Server
  • -Type to Learn -Kidspiration/Inspiration
  • Front Page -Pixie
  • Internet -DOC camera
  • SmartBoard -SmartNotebook
  • KTTP- Kyrene School District is known for their
    technology and have had wonderful reviews with
    what we expose our students to. We want to
    continue to learn and grow with new and more
    sophisticated tools.

Brisas and the Community
  • Brisas Read-A-Thon
  • No gift wrap and candy sales this year.
  • Information packets distributed tonight.
  • Great incentives and prizes for students.
  • The goal is to fundraise AND increase the love
    of reading in students.
  • There is no minimum amount required to
  • 100 of all money collected goes directly to help
  • Parent Portal

In Closing
  • Address any questions on the Questions for Mrs.
    Kann paper. I will discuss these questions at a
    later time
  • Take some time to look at student work in the
    classroom and leave a little note on the apple.