Curriculum night SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 6:00PM ROOM D103 Game plan for life HES is a special place where the EXTRAORDINARY happens! A place where every individual is COMMITTED to SUCCESS and WINNING AT THE GAME OF LIFE! We are blazing a path for the future by removing any obstacle that would hinder the greatness of our students. A path that will allow our students to become whatever they DREAM or ASPIRE to be! FIVE STRATEGIC PLAYS: Play One: BE POSITIVE! Always say I can, not I can’t! Play Two: BE A LEADER! Always be an example of greatness! Play Three: BE TEACHABLE! Keep learning every day, every day, EVERY day! Play Four: BE A TEAM PLAYER! Working together is ALWAYS better! Play Five: BE TECHNOLOGY LITERATE! Use technology to be more productive not destructive! TOMAHAWK RULE BOOK Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do! Be safe! Be respectful and responsible! Be ready to learn! STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES Common Core State Standards “I can” Statements SC Alternate Extended Standards Student Individual Education Plan Goals BALANCED LITERACY Because reading is a vital skill to be successful in today’s society, we believe that as educators, our responsibility is to design a reading program that will reach ALL levels of students and will be relevant, successful, and fun! Balanced literacy is a program that was developed on the principle that ALL children can read and write! It follows the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to students. It incorporates all elements of literacy and integrates other content areas into reading and writing as well. DAILY FIVE APPROACH Read to Self Read to Someone Word Work Writer’s Workshop Listen to Reading LITERACY CURRICULUM MATH CENTER BASED LEARNING INQUIRY BASED APPROACH TO SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES RELATED SERVICES WHAT CAN YOU DO AT HOME? Model writing and reading…make lists, write notes, let your children help you keep records of events! Create a literature rich environment! Leave books, magazines, and all types of media around for your child to discover! Encourage your child to write letters, thank you notes, cards, etc. Have game nights and encourage active learning! Play interactive games on the internet Listen to books on CD while in the car or at home. Have your child read aloud to siblings or to you!