Feel free to look around the classroom at materials and also find your childâ€™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 email@example.com
(usually the easiest and quickest way)
Orâ€ŚSet up a conference! School Conferences are scheduled for November and March/April
Building Principal Carolyn Tatlock
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 = â€œbeehiveâ€?
A Typical Day Ease-in time(Stations) Morning Meeting Writerâ€™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)
Personal Stories (B, M, E)
Procedural “How-to” and Author Study
Informational (All About) Books
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)
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!
Published on Oct 7, 2010