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Michele and Carol's Open House
Transcript of Michele and Carol's Open House
During Language Arts, we...
We learned to read,
now we are reading to learn!
During Social Studies, we learn about...
map and globe skills
September 17, 2015
Math & Science
Thank you for being here!
In Math, we...
In Science, we do...
Work in Math Journal
Intro New Lesson/Take notes
Work in Centers
Interactive Science Journal
- Interactive Workbook
- Open Book/Open Journal Quiz
Whole Group Reading/LA & Writing
read whole group
learn new vocabulary
learn new comprehension strategies
learn new spelling/phonics patterns
learn & read a variety of genres
learn how to write a well-structured 5 paragraph essay
think and write
Activites aligned with books we are reading
the culture, economics and forms of government in our country and our neighbors (Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean).
the location of the 7 continents and 4 oceans
Focus: Genre Studies not points Requirements: Read and test at 80% accuracy - 7 books per nine weeks.
1st Quarter – 7
o Realistic Fiction (in class)
o Historical Fiction
o Sunshine State Book
o Free Choice
aligned with genres
assigned as culminating activity
Choices of Mystery Novels on reading level
Welcome to Open House!
Michele Smallwood Ed.S., Ph.D. (abd)
Third Grade Gifted and Regualr Ed Teacher
Clustering through content
Choice, Reasoning Skills, Multiple Perspectives Learning/Community Service - Leadership skills
Creative Problem Solving
Applied divergent thinking
Decision Making Matrix
A few words about AR Testing
AR research showed that percent correct on AR Reading Practice quizzes is more important to student reading achievement than the amount of reading or book level. i.e. careful thoughtful reading
At all ability levels, students experience greater gains in reading achievement as percent increases.
Our research also shows that those students who gain the most in reading ability have an even higher average than 85%, mostly 100%.
A perfect score not only signifies that a student understands the key points of the book, it also motivates a student to read more.
Our message is a positive one, they can achieve these goals.
More About Math
Enrich & Accelerate
enrich homework page
Computer - Animated Math Model/ I-Ready
Review and practice new skill
DynaMath, Math Literature, Super Satrs, I-Ready, Enrichment HW
From Practice Book
Study for Unit Tests
Logins are in planner!
of children, we had some of the clearest findings I’ve ever seen:
Praising children’s intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance.
How can that be? Don’t children love to be praised? Yes, children love praise. And they especially love to be praised for their intelligence and talent. It really does give them a boost, a special glow—but only for the moment. The minute they hit a snag, their confidence goes out the window and their motivation hits rock bottom.
If success means they’re smart, then failure means they’re dumb.
That’s the fixed mindset.”
― Carol S. Dweck,
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Math: Go Math
All curriculum is accessible from home.
Review and practice Spelling Words and Vocab Words
Read for 30 minutes
Reading comprehension worksheet
Occasional Social Studies Homework
Praise EFFORT, PERSISTENCE and STRATEGIES,
Instead of saying "You're so smart", say:
"You found a great way to do that."
"Way to stick with it until you finally got it."
"I can see you've been practicing."
"That was a tough problem. How did you figure it out?"