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Feel free to look around the classroom at materials and also find your child’s work!

How to reacH me to talk about your cHild By Phone 879-5850 ext 5760

(I can call you back at the end of the day)

By Email

(usually the easiest and quickest way)

Or‌Set up a conference! School Conferences are scheduled for November and March/April

Who’s Who?


Special Educator

Building Principal Carolyn Tatlock

Guidance Counselor

Special Educator and Speech/Language Pathologist

Responsive Classroom •

The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.

How children learn is as important as what they learn: Process and content go hand in hand.

The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.

To be successful academically and socially, children need a set of social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.

Knowing the children we teach-individually, culturally, and developmentally-is as important as knowing the content we teach.

Knowing the families of the children we teach and working with them as partners is essential to children's education.

How the adults at school work together is as important as their individual competence: Lasting change begins with the adult community.

What does this mean?

• Morning Meeting-greeting, share, message, activity • Classroom Climate- how we treat others, sense of trust and belonging, respect

• The Three R’s- Reinforce (I notice), Remind (Remind me), Redirect (I see… show me)

• “Take a break” chair

• “I messages” “I feel __________ because ___________ and I want___________”

Use your words then get help from a teacher

School Rules/Policies Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible Actively teach expectations, learn from our mistakes, and give positive reinforcement Student Support Center = “beehive�

A Typical Day Ease-in time(Stations) Morning Meeting Writer’s Workshop Snack Fundations Work Board Lunch/Recess Quiet time Math Choice Snack Related Arts( Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Read Aloud/Recess Closing Circle

Balanced Literacy Program • Read Aloud • Independent Reading • Guided Reading • Work Board Stations • Writer’s Workshop • Word Study – Phonics/phonemic awareness – Spelling

Writer’s Workshop September

Launching the Writer’s Workshop


Drawing Pictures and Telling Stories


Informational Books (list)

December January

Personal Stories (B, M, E)




Procedural “How-to” and Author Study


Informational (All About) Books


Research Projects



Math • Number Corner – calendar, counting, weather

• Bridges program – Work Places – Sorting, counting, graphing, shapes, measuring, problem solving – Home Connections

Theme Studies (Science and Social Studies) September Community/Friendship Life Cycles (Butterfly) October

Seasons (pumpkins, apples, leaves)*


Community Places and Jobs*


Family & Traditions


Human Body- 5 senses


Experiments (magnets, properties of matter)


Maple Sugaring*





June *field trips

What can you do at home? Read to your kids

Let them sit on your lap! Talk about books, pictures Let them follow along, turn pages

Encourage your kids to write independently

Lists for the supermarket, etc They are writers- praise them! Inventive Spelling- (not traditional!) “Write down the sounds you hear”

Play board games, play outside, have fun! • • •


Hold them accountable for the choices they make, while accepting that they’re five, this is a big transition and EVERYONE makes mistakes- that’s how we learn! Practice following directions!

Thank you! I look forward to a wonderful year with you and your children!

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