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WELCOME PARENTS & GUARDIANS! MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT 2015-2016 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL CYCLONE TEAM TEACHERS English/Language Arts (ELA) Math Mrs. Dietz

Mr. Bonicky Science/Social Studies Mrs. Chiapusio Special Education Mrs. Wingertsahn & Mrs. Dusenberry INTRODUCTION Mrs. Kristi Dietz 13 years teaching experience Slippery Rock University (M.Ed.) Duquesne University (B.S.)

Mr. & Mrs. Dietz Our Furry Children: Katie & Bella ANNOUNCEMEN TS/ Please consider volunteering in our classroom. IMPORTANT Clearances must be signed. DATES (Your help is greatly appreciated! ) Team Shirts (Order forms have been distributed.)

DATES TO REMEMBER: Wednesday, Oct. 7th - Picture Day Wednesday, Nov. 11th - Parent Conferences (Well email you to schedule in Oct.) Thursday, April 28th- Open House/Art Show/Book Fair Room 87 Student Schedule Day 1 8:559:05 9:059:30 Day 2 Day

3 Raiders Raiders Raiders Raiders Raiders Roundu Roundu Roundu Roundu Roundu p p p p p Math 12:0012:30 Lunch 12:3512:50

Math 3:15 Day 5 Channel 1 9:3510:52 10:5511:57 12:531:39 1:412:16 2:202:50 2:503:10

Day 4 ELA Science/Social Studies Comput Spanish er Art Music Phys. Ed.

Science/Social Studies Indoor Outdoor Outdoor Indoor Olweus Recess Recess Recess Recess Dismissal COMMUNICATIO N e-mail [email protected] Middle School Office (724) 538-8800 SV Gradebook Planners (Please check on a weekly basis.) H.I.P. Slips (Homework Improvement Program)

Website (Mrs. Chiapusio updates our teams homework daily.) RULES 1. Respect Yourself 2. Respect Others 3. Respect School Materials CONSEQUENCE S 1. verbal warning 2. behavior mark (x) on planner 3. another behavior mark (x) & loss of recess 4.

student conference with teacher and parent/guardian notification 5. office referral These consequences will be carried over within the team. Students could also earn them during special subject (ex: art class). L G ENE L A ( ) G

N A L / H S I G A U E S T R

A ELA MATERIALS Students need to bring to class each day: 1. Pencil 2. Planner 3. Novel 4. Class Materials (Students choose which organization system works best for them) Binder/Tabs (recommended) Accordion Folder Folder(s)

READING OVERVIEW/GOALS 1. To develop and increase the desire in students to read for enjoyment 2. To improve reading comprehension by incorporating and modeling various lead to learn reading skills/strategies including: making connections, making predictions, and asking questions summarizing and synthesizing, determining whats important, and analyzing authors craft visualizing, and monitoring and clarifying In addition: students will: identify/apply :the main idea, authors purpose, recognize text features, cause and effect, compare and contrast, point of view, figurative language, etc. 3. To read and interpret a variety of genres including: informational texts, historical fiction, biographies suspense, adventure, folktales/myths poetry, short stories, excerpts, etc. 4. To expand students vocabulary partly through the use of the

Keyword strategy 5. To develop reading stamina partly by utilizing Accelerated Reader 6. To respond to their reading through written responses 7. To provide high interest texts including the use of Scholastic Scope http://scope.scholastic.com/ password: liv2read ENGLISH AND WRITING OVERVIEW 1. Writing- Some writing this year will be based on Lucy Calkins work with the Reading and Writing Project and will focus on narrative, informational, and argumentative writing. 2. Grammar/Mechanics types of sentences including compound, complex, fragments and run-on sentences parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, etc. double negatives, capitalization, possessives, comma rules, quotation marks, etc.

2. To demonstrate competence in using the writing process through: paragraph writing, research, and essays writing stories, journal responses, etc. incorporating figurative language in their writing increasing their vocabulary usage in writing peer editing EVALUATION 1. Quizzes/Tests: Reading tests will be given during and after stories are read depending on the length. There will be some vocabulary quizzes, however, not for everything students read. Grammar quizzes will be given for D.L.P. mini lessons on weeks when a unit is taught. A spelling test will be given 4 times this year.

2. Book reports: There is usually one book report assignment given each nine weeks. The type of book, assignment, and point value changes. 3. Projects: Projects will be assigned throughout the year relating to both reading and language arts. The type of project and point value will vary. Projects are designed to enhance student learning, engage students in the creative process, foster time management skills, and add rigor to the classroom. Rubrics are normally provided for projects. MAKE-UP WORK

When a student is absent/misses a portion of class, it is his/her responsibility to complete the missed work as soon as possible. It is the students job to see me for clarification of missed assignments and/or tests. Q/A THANK YOU in advance for your help and support throughout the year! Reminder: Meet with Mr. Ryan Bonicky (rm 92) and Mrs. Stephanie Chiapusio (rm 83)

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