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Welcome Back to School 2015

The intention of this prezi is to inform parents of the academic life of a fifth grade class at Elmonica Elementary School.

Kathryn Chan

on 18 September 2015

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Transcript of Welcome Back to School 2015

Nuts & Bolts
Contact Info
Cell Phones
Welcome Back

to School
Please take a business card for me email address.
Best way to contact me is by email, because I'm teaching all day.
See my website for calendar and other information.

Cell phones need to be powered down during the day and in the backpacks. If I see them, parents can pick them up in the office.
An extra: Students will be encouraged to read the books and compete in the OBOB competition. This academic competition builds reading and thinking skills. And it's fun! Please encourage your child to participate.
Let's stay connected this year.
Please update your email address.
Periodically, I will send out a group email to you about what's going on in class: special events, testing periods, etc...
October conferences will be scheduled online this year. Make sure we have your most current email address.
at Elmonica Elementary
Kathy Chan
5th Grade Teacher
32 years of teaching experience
taught grades K - 6
extended studies in STEM
8:30 - 9:00 Daily Warm Up
9:00-10:40 Math Block
10:45 - 11:40 Specials
11:40 -12:25 Theme (Science, Social Studies, Health)
12:25-12:45 Recess
12:45-1:05 Lunch
1:05-2:55 Literacy Block
2:55 -3:00 Cleanup/prep for home
3:05 Dismissal

Why we won't tell our students they are smart,
Packets come out on Friday (or last day of the week) before.
It's due on the following Friday morning at 8:30 (or the last day of the week).
4 parts:
Reading - 40 minutes daily
Math - Do nightly Monday - Thursday to reinforce learning. Engage NY and Math facts
Spelling- nightly Monday - Thursday.
Exercise - 30 minutes daily
Students who turn in completed homework with fidelity get rewarded with éxito, an extra recess. Students who do not have homework completed or turned in will get extra time to complete their homework.
For safety reasons:
Please make sure you have completed the background check for
in class volunteering
field trips supervision
any other student activity
go to the district website to fill-out the background check.
Sign up to volunteer in class is on the back table.
Please refer to the student handbook about birthdays.
Restroom Breaks are built into the schedule for safety reasons.
Q & A
Thank you for letting me be your child's teacher this year!

but we will ask our students to build stronger brains.

Transdisciplinary theme:
Where We Are in Place and Time (WWPT) An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries; explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
Central idea:
People move to new places for political, economical, religious and social reasons.

Transdisciplinary theme:
WHO WE ARE: the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Central idea:
Choices I make now can affect me in the future

Transdisciplinary theme:
SHARING THE PLANET: rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Central idea:
Human actions have consequences since ecosystems are interrelated and resources are finite.
The Primary Years Programme is preparing students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Elmonica is a candidate school.
Engage New York
is our primary program. It is better aligned to the Common Core Assessments and to the report card.
the Title 1 compact & turn in.

Read the Parents' Guide to Student Success to Common Core
We need
an Art Literacy Volunteer
3 parent volunteers for the field trip on Sept. 29th.
Please sign up on the volunteer sheet. Thank you!
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