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Title: Welcome to Open House 2014-2015 School Year


1
Welcome to Open House 2014-2015 School Year
  • Team integrity

2
Fourth Grade Team
  • Mrs. Justice Room 102
  • Mrs. Reisinger Room 108
  • Mrs. Schneider LS/Inclusion
  • Room 101
  • Mrs. Duffy Room 103
  • Mr. Anderson Room 104
  • Mrs. Good
  • Support Paraprofessional

3
Inclusion classrooms
  • Co-teaching supports academic diversity in the
    regular education classroom and provides all
    students with access to curriculum and purposeful
    flow of the day. 
  • Co-teaching will occur in language arts and
    flexible grouping will occur in math.
  • Paraprofessionals will support in content, which
    is grouped by homeroom.

4
Classroom expectations
  • As an important member of my class and team, I
    will
  • Ask for and offer help.
  • Listen carefully and respect my classmates.
  • Be prepared and give my best effort daily.
  • SWEBS- school wide behavior plan. (Positive
    reinforcement)

5
Classroom Expectations Continued
  • PRIDE Personal Responsibility in Daily Effort
  • Reminder of Expectations
  • Practice Expectations
  • Consequences
  • Loss of Privileges
  • 1. Recess
  • 2. Free Time
  • Change in Seating Arrangement
  • Contact Parents Phone/Note
  • Contact Guidance
  • Contact Principal
  • Another option approved by team- behavioral
    incident report (BIR)

6
General policies
  • My child is going to be absent
  • Call the office at 244-4021, or report
    online.
  • My child will be going home in a different
    manner Write a note to homeroom teacher
  • My child is having difficulty with subject
    matter Contact Team Teacher
  • My child is having difficulty with other
    students Contact Teacher/Guidance Counselor
  • My child needs to take medicine Parents must
    bring the medicine to the school nurse with
    note/original container
  • I want to eat lunch with my child
  • Write a Note and Choose your lunch

7
Daily Schedule
Time Subject Homework
60 minutes Math Monday Thursday (15 Minutes)
60 minutes Content Studying and Projects as Assigned
20 minutes Interactive/Shared Reading Nightly Reading (15 Minutes)
60 minutes Guided Reading May include book discussion text
45 minutes Writing/Word Work Occasionally
30 minutes I/E N/A
Homework will be discussed in more detail
8
Homework
  • Your child will have homework several nights a
    week.
  • Homework and upcoming events are listed on the
    Team Integrity webpage. Grades can be accessed
    through HAC.
  • Homework is not graded, but students will receive
    a missed assignment notice. This is to keep
    parents informed.
  • In addition to regular reading, your child will
    bring home assignments that reinforce concepts
    from various content areas.
  • Your child will write assignments in the
    assignment book, and it will need to be checked
    by a parent.
  • Homework is important because it reinforces the
    concepts taught, and establishes responsibility
    and organizational skills for later grades.
  • Please develop a homework routine that will be
    consistent and comfortable for both you and your
    child.

9
Math
  • Flex grouping/workshop style to present
    curriculum
  • Place value
  • Addition/Subtraction with and without regrouping
  • Multiplication with two/three digit multipliers
  • Division with one digit divisors
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Measurement and Time
  • Geometry
  • Decimals
  • Introduction of fraction concepts
  • This year, our team will continue with the math
    program titled My Math. .

10
Reading
  • Daily lesson will be broken into 3 parts
  • 2 Read Alouds (1 picture book, and 1 chapter
    book)
  • Shared Reading
  • Guided Reading
  • Literacy Stations
  • Independent Reading
  • Written Reading Responses- journal to extend
    learning
  • Each month we will focus on different genres and
    reading strategies that will continue to work
    together.
  • The subject matter becomes more complicated. The
    emphasis will be on comprehension and
    application.
  • Focus changes from learning to read to reading to
    learn.

11
Writing
  • We will be writing daily in class
    independent/shared
  • Directly linked with Reading
  • Different forms of writing are emphasized. (Lucy
    Calkins)
  • Narrative Realistic Fiction
  • Informational (Expository)
  • Descriptive
  • Persuasive.
  • Process approach is emphasized prewriting,
    drafting, conferencing, editing, and publishing.
  • Age appropriate writing skills are taught and
    utilized.
  • Required writing throughout content areas.

12
Word Work Working With Words
  • Group of words which incorporate vocabulary and
    are relevant to various areas of study.
  • This information can then be used not only in
    word study, but also in reading and writing.
  • You will need to spend 5-10 minutes with your
    child each night.
  • Weekly assessments will include grammar focus,
    word of the day application, and correct spelling
    of no excuse words.

13
Science
  • We will apply the scientific method through
    numerous experiments and projects. Students will
    participate in the science fair. (Tools for
    preparation for the Science PSSA in the spring.)

Life Science Physical Science Earth Science
Plant Structures Animal Structures Energy in Ecosystems Adaptations Matter Force and Motion Electricity and Magnetism Light and Sound Measuring Weather Composition of the Earth Oceans Solar System
14
Social Studies
  • Map skills, themes of geography
  • Curriculum concentrates on 5 regions of the
    United States-industries/products, people,
    historical significance, landforms, climate, etc
  • Students will know all 50 states, abbreviations,
    and capital cities by about April of this year.
  • Nonfiction reading and writing is incorporated
    within the content.

15
Specials
Library/Technology
Health/Guidance
Art
PE- every other day
Music
chorus/band/orchestra/lessons held on separate
schedules
16
Sanity savers
  • Organization Ask your child to make a stop
    sign for the inside of the front door with a list
    for him/her to check Lunch? Instrument?
    Homework? Assignment book? Special needs for
    special classes? Discuss where your child should
    go if there is an emergency school closing and
    you cant be reached.
  • Make sure your child memorizes your work phone
    number as well as your home number.

17
Sanity savers
  • Insist that your child lay out tomorrows school
    clothes and load his/her backpack the night
    before.
  • Establish school night television rules and
    stick to them.
  • Hang a sturdy bag labeled Library Books to keep
    them separated from other books in the house.
    When its library day, your child knows exactly
    where they are.
  • Cut down on forgotten and lost homework by
    telling your child that his/her assignment is not
    finished until its in your backpack.

18
Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schedule with desired team teachers
  • 20 minutes
  • Time slots to select various preferences
  • Confirmation will be sent

19
Contact Information
  • Please feel free to contact teachers at school as
    needed. Fourth grade is a key transitional year.
  • Communication is the key to a successful year!
    Communicate any concerns early and often.
  • jessica.justice_at_dallastown.net
  • steven.anderson_at_dallastown.net
  • jane.duffy_at_dallastown.net
  • roxanne.reisinger_at_dallastown.net
  • darcie.schneider_at_dallastown.net

20
We look forward to a great year.
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