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Welcome to 2013-2014!

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Transcript of Welcome to 2013-2014!

Welcome to 2013-2014!
All About Me
Korean-American from North Carolina.
Born in Texas. Lived in Hawaii, South Korea, California, and Germany.
B.A. and M.Ed. UNC-Chapel Hill.
Moved to Dubai June 2012.
Married for almost 9 years.
14th year of teaching.
Mother of two. Ella (K2). Eli (K1).
Loves to sing. Plays violin and piano.
Passionate about teaching and learning.

"Children don't care how you know, until they know how much you care."
All children are capable of learning. All children are capable of amazing accomplishments.
It's okay to make mistakes. This is how we learn.
We are all learners. (This includes the teacher and parents.)
Mrs. Pyon's Educational Philosophies
The Core Values at ASD
Grade 5 Haiku
Classroom Haiku
Scheduled Conferences
Student Work
Focus is on organization, study skills, independence, and time management.
Approximately 50 minutes of homework per night.
Weekly routine homework.
Project homework.
Homework should not be a nightly, family struggle.
These core values are for all students, teachers, parents, and everyone on the ASD campus.
We are a team!
How can we reinforce these values at school and at home?
ASD's Literacy Focus
To nurture independent, enthusiastic readers and writers.
The Daily Workshop Model.
Mrs. Pyon's Class
Three daily mini-lessons in reading, writing, and word study.
Independent work sessions for writing, reading, and word study.
Literature circles.
Individual, group, and peer conferencing.
ASD Math Program
Everyday Math Primary Resource.
Uses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Focuses on individual benchmarks and expectations for student learning in grade 5, in addition to learning progression from grades K-12.
More information is available on Haiku (Resources for building math knowledge, helpful parent links).
Social Studies Units
Spread and Development of Civilization
Ancient Cultures of the Americas
Age of Exploration
Hatta Exploration

Science Units
Archeology and Fossils
Forces and Motion
Cells and Living Things
Learning Support Services
The Learning Support Services (LSS) Program at ASD provides support to identified students requiring academic assistance with the goal of helping them achieve grade level curriculum expectations.

Mrs. Nicky Musclow
ES I&TL (Information and Technology Learning)
Natasha Pollock - Librarian
Larry Kuhns and Renee Williams - Tech Coaches
Collaborative and Integrated Approach
Digital Citizenship
Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy
Arabic Teachers
Mrs. Khitam
Mrs. Raja'a
Mrs. Farrah
Brain Food for All Fifth Graders!
Healthy snacks, please!
Healthy lunches, please!
Brains operate best on the energy of healthy foods.
Drink lots of water.
Encore Teachers
In fifth grade, students will...
Think creatively
Work cooperatively
Practice metacognitive skills
Achieve independently
Wonder about their world
Fifth Graders will also...

Ask thoughtful questions
Learn to persevere
Work extremely hard during the 2013-2014 school year!
Please encourage responsibility.
Please encourage independence.
Please encourage self advocacy.
Communicate (trips, family/routine changes, concerns).
Interested in volunteering? Please email me.
Be present and attend our celebrations.
Kindly respect instructional time (8:00-3:00).
Have a great evening!
Meet Mrs. Edme.
Fourth and Fifth Grade Counselor

Preventative Developmental Guidance Program.
Class Guidance.
Small Groups.
Individual Sessions.
Ms. Byles (PE)
Our Lovely Grade 5 Assistant Teachers.
Mrs. Manal
Mrs. Priscila
Ms. Confer (Art)
Ms. Roemer (Music)
What does a typical day look like?
7:50-8:00 Student arrival
8:00-9:15 Math
9:20-10:00 Arabic
10:05-10:45 Specials/Encore (P.E., Music, Art)
10:50-12:05 Language Arts (Writing,Spelling, Working Snack)
12:10-12:30 Recess
12:30-12:50 Lunch
12:50-1:45 Language Arts (Reading)
1:45-2:05 Recess
2:05-2:50 Science/Social Studies
2:50-3:00 Kitab Time, Clean up.
3:00 Dismissal
Student Math Books
In Class Practice
Daily Lesson
Spiral Review
For student reference
Background information
Interesting facts
More Practice
Spiral Review
Study Guide
Reinforces Daily Lesson
Spiral Review
How are language arts lessons structured?
Writing and Reading.
Connect. (Quick review. A "hook" to grab student attention.)
Teaching Point. (Mini Lesson. 10 minutes.)
Active Engagement. (30 minutes.)
Link. (10 minutes.)

Word Study.

(3 times a week.)
Mini-lesson. 7 minutes.
Active Engagement. Self-Study and Practice.
How are math lessons structured?
1. MMR (Mental Math and Reflexes)

2. Math Message and Lesson

3. Independent or Partner Work
(Math Journals and Math Games)

4. Math Boxes (Math Journal. Spiral Review.)
1:1 Student Laptop Program
Every student is assigned a MacBook for classroom use.
Collaborative and Independent Work.
Seamless Integration into All Curricular Areas.
Google Drive (Documents, Presentations, Draw) and School Gmail Account.
RUP Agreement (Responsible Use Policy).

Students record daily homework in their kitab. (Random inspections.)
Fifth Grade Haiku - Announcements for all fifth grade students and parents.
Mrs. Pyon's Haiku - Announcements, homework, and assignments specific to 5P.

Kitabs and Haiku (Our Website)
Mrs. Pyon's Class Haiku
ASD Mission Statement
Our mission is to challenge and inspire each student to achieve their dreams and to become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute to a rapidly changing world.
Thank you for the privilege of working with your student!
Thank you for attending tonight's session!
Keep up the great work!
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