Curriculum Night Presentation MRS. MCGRANE 5 TH G R A D E T E A C H E R 2012-2013 K M C G R A N E @ S D 1 3 . O RG About Mrs. McGrane… •G R E W U P I N E D E N P R A I R I E , M I N N E S O T A •A T T E N D E D T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F I O W A •R E C E I V E D M Y B A C H E L O R S O F A R T S D E G R E E I N C O M M U N I C A T I O N STUDIES (EMPHASIS ON JOURNALISM/MASS COMMUNICATIONS) AND A MINOR IN DANCE IN 2005 •W O R K E D A S A N A S S I S T A N T L O A N T R A D E R I N L A K E F O R E S T , I L •R E T U R N E D T O S C H O O L T O P U R S U E M Y M A S T E R ’ S I N E D U C A T I O N , AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT @ ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY (GRADUATED IN 2011) •W O R K E D A S A 5 T H G R A D E P A R A P R O L A S T Y E A R A T D U J A R D I N •L I V E I N P A L A T I N E , I L W I T H M Y H U S B A N D O F 3 Y E A R S A N D BULLDOG NAMED ELWOOD Teachers Working With Students: Tina Kolzow, Kathryn McGrane, Dina Tenerelli (5th grade teachers) Danielle Fishleigh, Sue Hanneman, Lisa Thompson (paraprofessionals) Karen Patelle and Betsy Jannush (supportive reading services/interventions) Charla Treanor (Social Worker) CLASSROOM SCHEDULE MAP Testing What is MAP testing? Results determine… Computerized test in the Fall (Aug. 20th) areas of Reading and Group goals for reading and math Mathematics for students k-5 Discussed at PT conferences Allows for immediate Winter (Nov. 26th) feedback on areas of strength Individual goals for reading and weakness Sent home to review with your Adaptively child branched/questions Spring (April 8th) differentiated Analyze growth targets for reading and math Results show what students As a school we believe that 70% of are ready to begin learning, our students should meet their not what they have mastered. growth targets. MAP Testing Cont… *** After the fall MAP test is given, students will be given individual goals in literacy and group goals in mathematics. These goals will be discussed with parents at the November conferences. *** Additional Testing E C R A T E S T I N G – W E E K O F A P R I L 1 ST OLSAT TESTING – FIRST WEEK IN FEBRUARY I S A T T E S T I N G – W E E K O F M A R C H 4 TH Daily Literacy Block – (90 minutes): READING GRAMMAR WORK SPELLING HANDWRITING Reading Part #1 Pearson Scott Foresman’s Balanced Literacy Model Reading Street Shared Reading Literature is more nonfiction Teacher model skill and strategy based to give readers as much Direct vocabulary instruction experience with real world texts Building background knowledge Students progress is monitored Guided reading Small groups based on guided reading to provide remediation and/or level, and skill knowledge needs for greater challenge and Skill and strategy revisited differentiation Vocabulary revisited (except for advanced Baseline test: reading placement given readers – new vocab. Integrated) at the beginning of the school year Independent Reading Formative assessment: weekly selection test with online results for Application of skill and strategy on your students, teachers, and parents own Summative assessment: given at the Graphic organizer to show understanding end of the reading unit (usually after a Exit tickets to gauge comprehension 5 week interval) On-line test to show comprehension of My Sidewalks: Alternative program skill and strategy from struggling readers/Tier III intervention Reading Part #2 The Reading Street series provides explicit, systematic, high quality instruction focusing on five critical elements of reading that have been identified by research: Phonemic Awareness Phonics Fluency Vocabulary Text Comprehension Reading Part #3 Common Core Extensions Extension Breakdown With the development and Mini-Research adaptation of the new common core Students will be asked to develop their own inquiry questions pertaining to a given subject, state standards, students will be and research the answers to their questions. asked to complete weekly writing and Mini-Writing mini-research inquiries in addition to Students will be asked to compare multiple texts reading work during the reading with a common theme in writing pieces to block. support and clarify their knowledge of a given topic Mini writing assignments and Informational Texts research projects will be completed Students will be exposed to numerous on a weekly basis in relation to the informational text pieces, familiarizing themselves with the look and purpose for such weekly reading theme and/or skill texts. During the unit period students will They will be asked to use what they know and have read to formulate responses and deeper also gain exposure to 3-5 thinking informational texts as well as 3-5 Poetry Works works of poetry Students will read poetry relating to the weekly theme/topic. They will then write their own poetry to expand upon what they have learned READING FLUENCY The National Reading Panel has noted that 80% of reading comprehension problems result from a lack of reading fluency Students will be given grade level benchmark tests 3x/year (fall, winter, spring) If the target is not met on one of the 3 the benchmark test given, computer based interventions and/or PMM’s will be given and monitored throughout the year (Tier II) INTERVENTION PROGRAMS: Tier II interventions PMM’s Read Naturally (oral fluency) Reading Plus (silent fluency) Spelling & Handwriting Handwriting: Cursive letter formation Spelling Structure: Practice Test at beginning of week Workbook pages due at the end of the week Challenge activity for those who have tested out of the spelling list for a particular week Mastery test at the end of the week In order to help with cursive mastery, students will complete their spelling tests in cursive Language Arts (45 minute block) Three Modes of Writing Expository (analysis) Grades 3-5 12 structured mini-lessons to create a common vocabulary and structure/framework for writing Research through inquiry Persuasive/Opinion Narrative Personal narrative Grammar Skills taught based on academic standards Pre-assessments given each unit Science and Social Studies (4 ½ weeks of each grading quarter) Social Studies – Mrs. Science – Mrs. McGrane McGrane Order of Units: Order of Units: 1. Unit C: Chapters 7-8 1. The Colonial and Revolutionary Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils War time period 2. Unit D: Chapter 13 Solar System: Seasons, Earth, Moon 1. Our government and the westward expansion time period 3. Unit A: Chapter 3 Cells to Body Systems 1. The Civil War time period 4. Unit A: Chapter 1 Plant growth 1. Growth of our country – 5. Unit E: Chapter 14 industrialization and immigration Properties of Matter Tests and projects Tests and projects Trailblazers: Mathematics (Kolzow, McGrane, Tenerelli) •E m p h a s i s i n m a t h i s o n c o n c e p t s a n d t h i n k i n g p r o c e s s . •P i c t u r e s , a c t i n g o u t , m o d e l s , a n d h a n d s - o n m a t e r i a l s a r e used for the understanding of concepts and problem solving •D a i l y h o m e w o r k W I L L b e g i v e n a n d s u p p o r t e d w i t h e x a m p l e s i n m a t h logs/notes •A s s e s s m e n t s v a r y p e r q u a r t e r ( n o t a l l h o m e w o r k w i l l b e g r a d e d b u t i s expected to be completed) We p u l l l e s s o n s •C o m m o n c o r e h a d c h a n g e d t h e w a y w e u s e t h e s e r i e s . from trailblazers and supplement materials to cover a wider range and difficulty of concepts •R o c k e t M a t h :supplemental curriculum to support the acquisition of basic facts a u to m a tic a lly, w h ic h is c r itic a l in o r d e r fo r stud e nts to a p p ly h ig h e r o r d e r th ink ing in math Technology In the Classroom With the advancement of technology, as well as the accessibility of it to many children, I feel as though technology is something that needs to be explored and utilized within the classroom. Therefore, we will be working with technology as much as possible! Projects and assignments will be typed Students will use desktop computers, laptops, and netbooks Technology programs may include: MS Word Excel PowerPoint (with and without hyper-linking) Blogging PhotoStory Audacity Wiki Pages Common Core State Standards Common Core will be gradually introduced into the curriculum throughout the school year. Students will be exposed to difficult texts for analysis and response Students will also be expected to complete more rigorous assignments in all areas that require higher- level thinking Preparing students for college readiness *** Please see pamphlet for more information! *** Homework!!! Homework is an extension of the work we are doing in class Completed homework may or may not be graded Students can expect between 45 minutes – 1 hour each night Seek extra help if needed – set up a time with me! Absent class work and homework will be received upon returning to school (student responsibility) Late work coupons – 2/quarter If students fail to complete their homework, you will be notified via “late-work slip” Please note: ANY class work that is missed due to band, service worker duties, or bathroom breaks remain the STUDENTS’ RESPONSIBILITY to find out what he/she missed. Late Work Policy Students will be given TWO days to turn in any late assignment If handed in within the two days, a grade of “3” and no higher than a 70% is given on the assignment If the student does NOT have the assignment finished on the 2nd day, a grade of “2” and no higher than a 50% is given on the assignment A “late-work” slip notice will be sent home the day of the missed assignment, and will need to be signed by an ADULT Notification of the late work policy (after day three) will be made by the child via phone so the home-school connection is upheld *** check your child’s backpack and plan book daily *** School Improvement DATE: The 1st Wednesday of each month, except for the month of March TIME: 1:40pm dismissal for grades 1-5 PURPOSE: Used for staff development and school improvement opportunities ~ remember to mark YOUR calendars ~ SIP Goals (School Improvement Planning) The school improvement goals for this year are to maintain student growth rates in both reading and math as measured by the MAP fall to spring assessment at 70% or greater. A second goal is to continue a composite ISAT score of 90% + in grades 3-5. An additional goal will have to do with the common core and writing in grades K- 5. Special Events: Mark Your Calendars! Parent Teacher Conferences Please sign up for conferences online at: www.sd13.org Sign-up starts September 13th Dates: November 19th and 20th Loredo Taft Outdoor Education Trip Parent information meeting: TBD Dates of trip: January 23rd-25th, 2013 Robert Crown Health Center Field Trip Date: April 2013 Lifetime Fitness Date: ??? Portfolio Night Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Contact… Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments! The best way to reach me is through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your support in making this a great school year!
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