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where you will be able to find several useful resources to help you to get through this school year.Hi! Guess who I am?! :-)
Hello Everyone,Welcome to Grade 5, 2018-19. I will be one of your teachers.I teach Science and Social Studies. Have a look at the links in the left hand column; you will find resources to help you with your learning this year.
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This is the new code for the 18-19 school year.Welcome to YOUR Team:Mr. Leo (Leopold) Glaser SS/Sci - email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMrs. Susanne Lake - MATH - email: email@example.comMrs. Lake's Website - Click here for Mrs. Lake's WebsiteMr. Greg Heinke - ELA - email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMr. Heinke's Website - Click here for Mr. Heinke's websiteMs. Michelle Di Marco - Special Support - email: email@example.comEmail is the best way to contact us. However, if calling the school and leaving a message with a secretary is more convenient for you , please call this number: 845-298-5260The purpose of this website is to:~ Provide my students with access to INFORMATION that will support the learning that they are doing during the day,and to...~ Provide 'back-up' and clarifying information for certain assignments.Please keep in mind ...that it's important that you STAY ORGANIZED andCOME PREPARED so that you continue to grow stronger as a student.These are our Curriculum Maps ~
For Social Studies :
Log In To iReady (will be used during the 18-19 school year for Math and ELA)User Name /P'wd are the same:Capital Letter First Name - Student ID/Lunch# - Capital Letter Last Name ex: LxxxxxxxxxxG************** INTERESTING NEWS **************
New:How To Raise A Reader
Want to Raise Your Child to Love Reading? Read These Secrets.Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction
What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/technology/personaltech/whats-the-right-age-to-give-a-child-a-smartphone.html?contentCollection=smarter-living
Students who get just 20 extra minutes of sleep a night, do better in ELA and Math.Read Article here:
Is 'smart' over-rated??? See what studies have shown about 'amazing' students:Find the story at this link: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/06/01/479335421/practice-makes-possible-what-we-learn-by-studying-amazing-kidshttp://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/06/01/479335421/practice-makes-possible-what-we-learn-by-studying-amazing-kids
How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With The Teacher September 17, 2015 by Elissa Nadworny
So you finally get the chance to meet one-on-one with your child's teacher — now what?
Like a good Scout, be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework before a parent-teacher conference can make a big difference.
The Harvard Family Research Project's Tip Sheet for Parents suggests reviewing your child's work, grades and past teacher feedback. Ask your child about his experience at school and make a list of questions ahead of time to ask during the conference. Care.com — a website that matches parents with child caregivers — created a list of questions to print out and take with you.
A good parent-teacher conference, experts say, should cover three major topics: the child, the classroom and the future.
Most experts suggest telling the teacher about your child. Describe what they're like at home, what interests and excites them, and explain any issues at home that may be affecting your child at school.
"Oftentimes we don't have any understanding of what happens when a child leaves school," says Amanda Wirene, a reading specialist at the Montessori School of Englewood in Chicago. "Often parents are our only way to know what's going on at home."
Be thorough, but do be aware of the time.
"You always get that one parent who wants to stay forever and tells you in great detail all about their child," says Colleen Holmes, assistant principal at Lincoln Elementary School in Erie, Pa. Share information, she says, and if you need to talk more, schedule another time.
Ask about what's happening in the classroom — both academically and socially.
"Parents have more access to student information than ever before," says Scot Graden, superintendent of Saline Area Schools in Saline, Mich. "Chances are, anything that's going to come up at parent-teacher conferences, the student will already know about it."
It's important for everyone to understand what the goal is at the end of the year. That way you all have a stake in that success.
Scot Graden, superintendent of schools in Saline, Mich.
By talking to your child in advance, you can ask more specific questions about grades or behaviors, says Graden.
Don't be afraid to ask the teacher to clarify what assessments or grades actually mean.
"Teachers can sometimes use educational jargon that may seem alien to you," Karen Mira writes in The Asian Parent, a parenting magazine in Singapore. "Don't be shy to ask your child's teacher to explain what a certain educational word means."
If teachers bring up areas for improvement, don't get defensive, says Holmes, the elementary school assistant principal.
And don't let the meetings be a dumping ground for pent-up concerns or frustrations.
"We don't want parents to load up on things they've wanted to discuss and are looking to have a sort of 'gotcha' moment," says Graden.
The same holds true for teachers: Lindsay Rollin, a second-grade teacher at Teachers College Community School in New York, says conferences should never be the first time parents are hearing about problems their child is having.
"I am not dropping bombs on anybody," she says.
Before the meeting is over, you should be sure you're clear on the teacher's expectations for your child.
"It's important for everyone to understand what the goal is at the end of the year," says Graden, the school superintendent. "That way you all have a stake in that success."
Spin the conversation forward and ask what you can do to help.
Parent-teacher conferences are no longer a once-a-year check-in; they can provide useful insight for immediate and clear next steps.
"Conferences are now a progress report timed so parents can actually do something about what they learn from teachers," says Heather Bastow Weiss, founder and director of the Harvard Family Research Project.
To get the most out of the conversation, she says, both the teacher and the parent should know what comes next. Brainstorm with the teacher to come up with ways to solve challenges your child faces. Ask for concrete examples of things you can do at home to help.
"Go in looking for an opportunity to get involved with supporting your child," advises Holmes, who taught for 16 years before becoming an administrator. Parents should leave knowing the resources that are available to them, says Holmes, such as teacher or school websites and assignment calendars.
Ask if the teachers can recommend resources outside of school.
"There are many out-of-school programs that can help kids improve their success in school," says Weiss. "The nonschool learning experience should be part of the conversation at conferences."
Concrete next steps are essential, says Graden. If parents feel as though they didn't get answers to all of their questions, he recommends trying to connect with the teacher again within a week.
"We want both the teacher and the parent to have a positive experience," he says. "When parents and teachers work together, the results are always better."
A version of this story was published on NPR Ed in September 2014.HELPFUL LEARNING VIDEOS:
- Using Evi-Flags (Evidence Flags or Post Its) when reading:
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- Selective Highlighting:
~ Here is a link to a NY Times article about the Spring 2015 NY State Tests:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/nyregion/new-york-state-test-questions-tricky-for-3rd-graders-and-maybe-some-adults.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region%C2%AEion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1~ Here is a sample of questions on that 6th grade test. Only a handful are released and intended to be used by teachersas learning tools:
- Are you curious about what the 6th grade ELA test looks like?
~ I still consider writing an important LIFE SKILL; not only as far as content goes, but presentation as well.Because students do not spend as much time on learning to physically write as they used to, the assumption beingthat technology will one day replace the need, many students have reverted to printing and the writing is often difficult to read..~ As a result, I have been following and posting some of the news surrounding this controversy:UPDATE: (8/21/16): Opinion - 'Handwriting Just Doesn't Matter'.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/opinion/handwriting-just-doesnt-matter.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=image&module=opinion-c-col-right-region®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&_r=0UPDATE: (8/1/16): Alabama law keeps cursive writing in schools.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/us/can-you-sign-here-alabama-law-aims-to-keep-cursive-in-schools.html?module=WatchingPortal®ion=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=5&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contUPDATE (1/24/16): Effort To Bring Attention To Cursive Handwriting Culminates In Worldwide Support on Jan. 23UPDATE (1/24/16): Bill would require cursive lessons in schoolshttp://www.king5.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/22/bill-would-require-cursive-lessons-schools/79203172/UPDATE (8/27/14): Back to the future! Tennessee schools reinstate cursive writing!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/tennessee-teaches-cursive_n_5711303.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=EducationUPDATE (8/15/13): Interesting - North Carolina passes legislation to 'save' cursive writing. What do you think?DEBATE:UPDATE (12/4/12): Another article on the state of handwriting!http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/11/typing_replaces_handwriting_philip_hensher_s_the_missing_ink_reviewed.htmlUPDATE (2/3/12): Handwriting still has a place in the digital age, its proponents say, and they hoped that what they billed as a "summit" on the subject this week would spotlight their case for the enduring value of handwriting in the learning processUPDATE (2/3/12): "By not teaching cursive, we will establish a new kind illiteracy," said state Senator Jean Leising http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2012/02/cursive_is_mandatory_in_indiana.html
- What do YOU think about CURSIVE writing???