Back to School Night!!
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DESCRIPTIONBack to School Night!!. Mrs. Lawall, Mrs. Sickler, Ms. Witte September 17, 2014. PTO Video. Please watch this video made by our PTO. . http://youtu.be/xHMt2gIDvUE. Getting to Know Mrs. Lawall. Teaching for the last 19 years - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Back to School Night!!Mrs. Lawall, Mrs. Sickler, Ms. WitteSeptember 17, 2014
PTO Video http://youtu.be/xHMt2gIDvUEPlease watch this video made by our PTO.
Getting to Know Mrs. Lawall
Teaching for the last 19 years from pre-school to high school; most experience in 4th & 5th gradesMasters from LaSalle University Bachelors from Temple U & HFU; graduate work at Gratz CollegeCertified Elementary, Early Childhood, Special Education & MS MathTaught recreational and competitive gymnastics for over 20 yrs Technology Coach at Goodnoe; co-chair the Tech Committee; School Play Chorus Director; Running Club; Reading Olympics CoachRaised 3 daughters; all educated here in CRSD; married to Ken, self-employed, real estate developerOldest, Tara is married and a NYC Copywriter (U of Maryland; Temple; Miami Ad School)Second, Tracy is a Physical Therapist in DC (Temple & U of Miami)Youngest, Jessica is a Physical Therapist in Newtown, engaged
Getting to Know Mrs. SicklerWorked here at Goodnoe Elementary for the last 10 years in 3rd, 4th & 5th gradesWorked at Meadowbrook School and Lower Moreland School District for 3 yearsEarned Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Juniata College; Masters Degree in Special Education from HFUReside in Newtown Township with husband, Parker and son, Wyeth; expecting twin girls in the very near future!
Getting to Know Ms. WitteBeen working at Goodnoe in 5th grade for the last 3 yearsCouncil Rock graduate 2007Family currently attends Goodnoe ElementaryEarned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bloomsburg UniversityCertified in Elementary & Special EducationWorked in the summer ESY program at Newtown Elementary
TimeSubject9:00 - 9:20Announcement, Morning Activities9:20 - 10:10Specials Music, Art, Library, Gym, Computers10:20 - 11:10Math11:10 -12:15Reading12:15 -12:45Writing 12:45 - 1:45Recess/Lunch1:45 - 2:35Science with Mrs. Molishus2:35 3:30Social Studies3:30 - 3:40Pack up
Journeys Reading/Writing ProgramResearch based explicit, systematic instruction in the areas of Reading, Fluency, Writing, Listening and Speaking, and Language.The program aligns to the Common Core State StandardsContains high-quality literature, informational texts, and instructional contentReading LogsKidBiz Differentiated online non-fiction reading program
Reading LogsMinimum of 25 books per year
7 books for the 1st marking period 6 books each for the 2nd - 4th marking periods Log needs to be completed and signed nightly Students may also log in class reading each dayLogs will be checked at randomMarking period genre assignments (graded)2 required genres per marking period4 different genres per marking period Reading Success Tip: 15 pages or more per night
KidBizDifferentiated online reading comprehension programKid-friendly, interesting current event articlesReading & writing activities to boost your childs comprehension of non-fiction texts2 KidBiz assignments weekly Goal: 70 Kidbiz articles scoring 75% or higher on the first try
Writing Workshop & Me Mags
Writing Pieces:PersuasiveInformationalNarrativeDescriptiveLetter WritingJournal ResponsesResearch PapersPoetry
Writing ProcessPre-write Rough Copy Peer Conference Revise and Edit Teacher Conference Publish
EnVision MathematicsWebsite: http://www.pearsonsuccessnetUser name: first initial last name ges (no spaces)Ex: jlawallgesPassword: first initial last initial ID # (no spaces)Ex: jl100234Explore lessons, vocabulary, and interactive activitiesWe will also be flipping some lessons this school year.
First in MathUsername and passwordMath MomentsGreat math games (compliments of Mrs. Hills)
Numeration/Place ValueMultiplicationDivisionDecimalsFractionsGeometryVariables/AlgebraPerimeter/AreaMeasurementInequalities/Solving EquationsRatio/PercentGraphs & DataProbabilityMath Curriculum
Science with Mrs. MolishusInquiry-Based, Hands-On LearningQuestions? email@example.com
Microworlds Matter & Elements Mixtures & SolutionsEcosystemsSTC and Foss kits
You Be the Chemist!The YBTC Challenge is a fun and innovative academic competition that engages grade 5-8 students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries, and laboratory safety. Challenge competitions are exciting events that take place across the country, encouraging the collaboration of industry members, schools, and community organizations, as together, they educate students about the value of science education and the role of chemistry in their everyday lives.
Social Studies with Mrs. Lawall
Classwork/AssessmentsCollaborative GroupworkDiscussions/participationPresentationsSigners of the Declaration of Independence; Global Citizenship Project; ExplorersQuizzes/TestsProjectsHomeworkSocial Studies book is online. http://www.eharcourtschool.comCivics ColoniesExplorationGeography & Maps
Language ArtsScienceSocial StudiesThe binders are divided into sub-sections for each subjectPlease help your child to stay organized Daily upkeep is important
Ericom The H DriveEach student has his/her OWN H-drive on the Council Rock Web Server
This is a secured storage space provided by the district
Allows students to save their work on any computer in the school and access it from any other computer in our school or at home
You may set up your childs H-drive through the internet on your home computer so your child may work on assignments in school and at home
Follow the steps on the school webpage to set up your childs H-Drive
Homework PolicyStudents should expect to have 50 minutes of homework per night
Tests need to be signed they will be stampedHelpful Homework Success Tips
Missed or Incomplete AssignmentsParents will receive the yellow Missed Assignments formThe child will usually make up the assignment during recess or at home the following night.Report card grades will be affected.
Pennsylvania State Standards Assessment ExamsApril 2015 (Reading, Writing, and Math)
Math:Problem-solving, number concepts, logical reasoningReading:Reading comprehension, critical thinking, inferencing skills, Writing:Persuasive, Narrative, Informational
Special EventsHalloween ParadeMeals for the HomelessClassroom Parties March MadnessMinute to Win ItTalent Show Field Trips (Old City, Walking Tour of Newtown, Arbor Day and more)
Teacher Parent School CommunicationGoodnoe Elementary webpage:
Teacher Webpage: Located on Goodnoe WebsiteLawall webpage Sickler webpageYou can find useful information, such asDaily AssignmentsImportant dates and eventsHelpful linksTeacher Parent Communication:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com@crsd.org
Calling All Parents!!Homeroom Parents & Volunteerssign up if interestedParent-Teacher Conference Timeplease sign up tonightField Trip Sign-upcontact will take place when trips are scheduled
PTOIf you would like to purchase a KidStuff Book, they are on the desk. Please send in the payment of $25. Otherwise, please leave it on the desk and I will send it back to PTOMore information about PTO activities Goodnoe PTO
BYODThis school year, our class is piloting a BYOD If youre interested in participating, please complete the technology permission formStudents will be allowed to use their own device for instruction purposesThis is a trial, therefore, we may experience glitches at timesStudents who do not BYOD will still be allowed to use the district devices (laptops & Ipads)
Thank you for joining us this evening!Welcome to a new school year and to the wonderful world of fifth grade. This year will be a very exciting and rewarding experience for your child as he or she continues to study at the intermediate level