Back to School Night 2013-2014 September 11, 2013

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  • Back to School Night2013-2014September 11, 2013


  • A GALWAY LION R.O.A.R.S.Galway school rules and expectationsLions PawStudents can receive Lions Paw tickets when demonstrating positive school behavior.Stop LightGold-Exceptional BehaviorGreen-Positive BehaviorYellow-few warnings; loss of consequenceRed-many warnings; results in call home or referral to the office. Green and Gold DayIf all students remain on green or gold, a poster is placed outside of the room to show the school.Compliment ChartRecorded on a poster. Classes with completed posters receive a prize.

  • Supplies Composition BooksFolders PencilsTissuesPaper TowelsMarkers- Expo and Crayola MarkersLined Paper

  • BindersLarge Binder SectionsReadingWritingSocial StudiesScienceMath

    Reading BinderReading LogReading Response LetterGuided Reading SectionNew WordsNotes

  • ES OARS SystemGrading system represents level of proficiency.ES-Exceeds StandardsExceeds grade level expectations-exceptionally thoroughP-ProficientMeets the standard by demonstrating proficiencyI-In ProgressIn progress toward meeting the standardN-Not YetNot yet making progress or making minimal progress towards meeting standard

  • Use +, , , and to Solve ProblemsAngle MeasurementFactors, Multiples, and Composite NumbersPlace Value Understanding for Multi-Digit Whole NumbersGenerate and Analyze PatternsAdd and Subtract Multi-Digit NumbersFraction Equivalence and OrderingBuild Fractions from Unit FractionsOperations with FractionsDecimal Notation for FractionsSolve ProblemsConversionsRepresent and Interpret DataLines and AnglesClassify Shapes By Properties of Lines and AnglesMultiply and Divide Multi-Digit NumbersMATH

  • Reading Students will read a variety of genres.Fantasy, fables, realistic fiction, science fiction, historical fiction and mystery.It is expected that students are reading for 20 minutes every night and to record books read and summaries in their Daily Reading Logs.

  • ReadingLiterary TextHistorical FictionDramaPoetryTraditional StoriesFantasyRealistic FictionInformational TextInformational TextInformational TextLiterary NonfictionArticlesExtended Informational TextFirsthand/Second hand AccountsTechnical TextMultimedia Formats

    Peer DiscussionLiterature StudyShared Inquiry Socratic Seminar

    Language Vocabulary

  • WritingStudents are taught the stages of the writing process: prewritingdraftingrevisingeditingproofreading publishing

  • WritingStudents will learn to use the 6+1 Traits of Writing as a common language to describe the qualities of effective writing.

  • WritingWorkshop

  • Writing Measurement TopicsNarrativeInformativeOpinionProcess, Production, and ResearchUse of Language

  • ScienceOur three units this year are: Ecosystems: construct, observe and discuss ecosystems, and the impact of humans on ecosystems. This unit will now be extended over the first 2 quarters with an emphasis on pollution the 2nd quarter.

    Rocks & Minerals: properties of minerals, formation of types of rocks, erosion, and scientific investigations.

    States of Matter: this is a new unit that is replacing Electric Circuits.


  • Social StudiesOur three units this year are:Unit 1: The Impact of Geography: Defining Three Worlds (Pre 1492 and today)

    Unit 2: Migration: Three Worlds Collide (1492-1700 and Today)

    Unit 3: The Colonies Thrive (1700-1763)

  • Parent-Teacher ConferencesPlease sign up for Parent Teacher Conference

    Sign your name AND your childs name in the time slot you would like to meet during fall conferences.

    The time slot is for 15 minutes.

    I will send home a reminder note as the time approaches. Thank you and I look forward to meeting with you in November!

    If you would like to meet with your math teacher, please set up an additional PTC with that teacher.

  • Friday Folders and LSFriday Folders will be sent home on Fridays with important school information.

    Learning Skills (LS) will be sent home. Please sign and send back the following Monday

    Please look for this every week and be sure to return it to school on Monday.

  • Online Resources

  • Thank You!Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us and being active in your childs learning. Together we will achieve great things. We look forward to a great year!

    *Throughout all marking periods, instruction is based on the writing workshop model. Mini lessons, independent and guided writing, conferencing, and sharing provide opportunities for students to develop writing skills and strategies by spending ample time writing after a short mini-lesson. Sample learning tasks are examples of mini lessons that teach traits and processes of writing, as well as develop proficiency with writing standards. Sample learning tasks may be modified to meet the needs of students. Learning opportunities are differentiated based on student needs through small group instruction and reinforcement of skills as students move through the writing process. Students are encouraged to jot ideas in a Writers notebook and organize unpublished pieces in a writing folder, revisiting these pieces as they choose. *Measurement Topics are categories of content and processes that students should know and be able to do. There are five Measurement topics in writing on which students are assessed: Narrative, informative, Opinion, Process, Production, and Research, and Use of Language. These Measurement Topics have been aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Measurement topics are reported on each marking period.*