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Title: Welcome to Room 307

Welcome to Room 307sBack to School Night
  • Mrs. Blums 6th Grade
  • Stowers Magnet School of International Studies
  • September 11, 2014

Agenda for this evening
  • Curriculum and Schedule
  • IB Program Outline
  • House Keeping
  • Before After School
  • Grading Periods Progress Reports
  • Discipline and Expectations
  • Rewards
  • Homework Policy
  • Important Dates
  • Science Camp
  • Closure

About Me
  • My name is Kelsey Blum
  • My favorite hobby is exercising with friends and
    playing with my baby girls.
  • B.A. from UCLA in Psychology and Education.
  • Masters Degree in Education and Bilingual
    Teaching Credential from UCLA
  • I have been teaching since 2004
  • I have worked at 2 other schools, 99th Street
    Elementary in LAUSD and Kennedy Elementary
  • Taught 2nd, 3rd, and 6th grades

How to stay in touch with the happenings of Room
  • http//mrsblum.weebly.com
  • Refer to website for Announcements, daily access
    to childs behavior tracking, access to
    curriculum websites, project updates
  • Use the Parent and Student Blog tab
  • Also check planner on a weekly basis, with
    initials to confirm

  • Lang. Arts- McDougal Littell Core Literatue
  • Writing- narratives, opinion writing, and
    informational writing of at 5 paragraphs
  • Math- Pearsons Envision Math Common Core
  • -Ratios and Proportional Relationships
  • -The Number System
  • -Expressions and Equations
  • -Geometry
  • -Statistics and Probability
  • Always show work!
  • Topic/Chapter tests every couple weeks to
    monitor progress

Social Studies and Science Curriculum
  • Ancient Civilizations with McDougal Littell book
  • (Mesopotamia and Egypt, Ancient Hebrews, Ancient
    Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient China, Ancient
  • Science with Pearson book
  • Natural Disasters, Plate tectonics, Thermal
  • Science and SS will be mostly integrated into IB
    unit projects

So, how will we be able to learn all of our
standards this year?
  • Organized and set schedule- see website
  • Essential Agreement and 3 Rs
  • IB Units that are cross-curricular
  • IB Learner Profiles and Attitudes

IB Primary Years Program (PYP)
  • Curriculum is centered on 6 trans-disciplinary
    themes based around shared human commonalities
    that are considered essential for international
  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the World works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

  • Materials Needed, http//mrsblum.weebly.com
  • Come to school with all materials, no phone calls
    home unless it is an emergency.
  • Office is not responsible to deliver your late
    arriving materials.
  • No Electronic devices at school
  • Principal will collect and call the parents
  • Friday Spirit days

Healthy Snacks
  • Students need to have healthy snacks every day in
    order to learn and be alert!
  • - granola bars
  • - fruit
  • - cheese and crackers
  • - NO Soda, candy, chips or cheetos, fruit roll

Before and After School
  • Students can not arrive at school before 745 am
  • (No Playing in the morning as it is not a
    recess period)
  • Remind children to walk all the way to their
    classroom line.
  • After school instructions for pick-up

Grading Periods
  • Progress Reports for Gradepro
  • Behavior/homework reports on a daily basis if you
    login with information sent home about Classroom
  • Trimester Progress Report
  • September 2- November 14
  • November 17- March 6
  • March 9- June 17 (Last Day of School)

Discipline Policy
  • We will be using the ADOPT standards in order to
    decrease behaviors that inhibit learning
  • -A Not Paying Attention
  • -D Not Following Directions
  • -O Being Off Task
  • -P Playing Around
  • -T Talking
  • Earn classroom based on the number of ADOPT
    letters recorded on DOJO
  • Letters go against their total earned on
    Fridays, it could be 15 each week
  • Three Strikes Rule for Trimester Incentives
  • All have signed Blue Disc/HW policy last week

Positive Behaviors
  • Students earn for complete homework
  • Earn for classroom jobs well-done
  • Earn for any other miscellaneous items that are
  • Can use the to purchase rewards
  • (treasure box, free time coupons, homework
    coupons, etc.)

Homework Policy
  • Daily Homework- Monday thru Thursday nights
  • -Language Arts Practice
  • -Math Practice
  • -Social Studies/Science
  • -Weekly Reading Log due Fridays
  • Grading scale
  • - E, S, I, N
  • - Homework Alert given if assignment is missing
    or incomplete
  • - Pay 5 for each missing assignment
  • - If still incomplete the next day, student has

Important Dates
  • Always check our website http//mrsblum.weebly.com
    Stowers newsletters emailed monthly
  • SBAC Testing during month of May
  • Parent Conferences
  • - Dec. 1-8th
  • - some before Thanksgiving
  • - Minimum Days this week, plus Monday after
    (bonus day)

Sixth Grade Camp
  • Great opportunity for 6th graders at Stowers
  • - during the week of January 12th
  • We will be collecting the 4 forms-sending home
  • Due October 17 with payment

Questions and/or Final Thoughts
  • - Donations
  • - Questions Jar
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