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Meet The Teacher - Ms. Crutchfield
Transcript of Meet The Teacher - Ms. Crutchfield
Back To School Night
Parent Portal is for parents to keep track of their student's grades, attendance, and assignments.
Parents and Guardians of Dallasisd students may gain access to this information by registering through the Gradespeed Website.
Important Classroom Procedures
It is the student's responsibility to make up work. If the student was aware of an assignment deadline before the absence occurred, the assignment, exam make-up, or project is due upon the student's return to school.
Homework: Students will have weekly reading homework (reading passages and reading logs); students will have a book project due every six weeks which must be worked on at home; and occasionally students will need to finish work that was not completed in class at home.
Three Goals for students this year..
What I Expect from your child
Graduated from Texas Woman's University, B.A., English and Journalism
Certified in ELAR 4-8 and ESL Supplemental
DallasISD teacher for 12 years
Grades taught: 5th, 6th, and 8th
Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies
Outstanding Attendance & Citizenship
Maintain outstanding attendance throughout the school year is the State and District mandate
Reinforce positive behavior at home and at school. Refer to school and classroom rules and guidelines
Child must be well-prepared with proper attire, materials for learning and come to school ready to learn
Teamwork between teacher-parent and student is the key to your child's success in Grade 6
Effective Work Habits & Academics
Always be fully aware of what your child is learning in the classroom
Consistent reading is key to your child's success in school
Students will have a weekly reading log that must be turned in every Friday
Time management is a difficult process for most sixth graders
Students will have a reading book project due at the end of each six weeks - please help your child manage their time for this project
1 Mini-Spiral for DOL
Items will be kept
1. Successful transition to middle school
2. Academic success for every student
3. Every student will increase reading
fluency and comprehension skills
Now onto the curriculum...
Students will develop word skills
Students will create a personal
dictionary using the note cards and metal rings from the supply list.
Students will learn to build new
vocabulary through context clues,
roots and affixes, as well as memorization of pre-selected words.
Throughout the year students will practice...
The students will be keeping a RWN Reader/Writer Notebook throughout the year. They will take notes and paste important worksheets in the notebook.
This will be kept as a reference tool for them.
Although most formal writing will be done
in students' Language Art's classes, students will engage in quick writes related to the reading curriculum
Students will also often
have oral presentations.
will be formal and
SELECTED READING TEXTS
Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, etc.
Students will be exposed to testing strategies specific to the Reading Curriculum
Students need to read daily at home! This daily reading will ensure students have the necessary reading stamina needed for success!
Students need to be prepared for...
To be taken
at the end
1) Students will enter the classroom every day quietly and immediately engage in silent reading.
2) Students will SLANT everyday. S - Sit Up L - Listen A - Ask and Answer questions N - Nod your head T - Track the speaker
3) Students will remain quiet during transition times.
4) Students will immediately stop talking and listen for directions when they see the Quiet Signal.
5) Students will always be polite and respectful to others.
Transition to Middle School
MIDDLE SCHOOLERS ARE CHANGING
YOU MAY NOT RECOGNIZE YOUR CHILD FROM TIME TO TIME...
THOUGH THEY MAY BE TELLING YOU DIFFERENTLY, KIDS NEED YOU EVEN MORE NOW FOR GUIDANCE, SUPPORT, AND ASSURANCE.
The course objective is to build on prior
knowledge in an attempt to enhance higher order thinking skills and achieve all campus, district, and state academic standards. Students will create original course work that demonstrates knowledge sufficient to equip them for the next grade level.
Tests - 20%
Classwork/Homework - 45%
Projects/Products - 20%
Six Weeks Test Grade - 15%
MY ROLE IN YOUR CHILD'S TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
TEACHING NECESSARY SKILLS RELATED TO READING FLUENCY AND COMPREHENSION
PROVIDING AN ENGAGING LEARNING ATMOSPHERE
Final Thought ...
It's okay to let them fall and learn from mistakes.
FOR YOUR CHILD
MAKES A DIFFERENCE
PARENT TEACHER STUDENT PARENT TEACHER STUDENT
My Contact Information
Parent-Teacher Conferences can be made by email or by phone.
Please schedule your conference at least 4 days in advance. Email me or write a note in your child’s school planner requesting a parent conference.
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mendenhall’s telephone number: (925) 606-7363
E.D. Walker Middle School
Reading Grade 6
Let’s work as a team and have a great school year!
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas A. Edison
Critical Thinking =
a mental process of