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Teacher Communication Plan

Don Bolivar

Pentz Elementary School

2004 - 2005

Grades 3/4

 

Language Arts:

 

Children develop reading and writing strategies through three main strands of language experience.

Speaking and Listening (Sharing, Responding and Explaining ideas)

Reading and Viewing (Selects, Reads and Constructs Meaning)

Writing and Other Ways of Representing (Purposeful writing Strategies)

To accomplish the outcomes for each of these, students are expected to:

        - Select books appropriate to their skill levels using taught strategies.

       - Read silently/independently in class for sustained periods. (AYR - Active Young Reading)

       - Read orally with class or during Teacher-Student Conferences

       - Participate in class, small groups or individual mini-lessons on reading strategies. (AYR - Active Young Reading. Guided Reading)

       - Keep a daily/nightly reading log.

              - Respond to their reading by writing  Reading responses each week using learned strategies that promote individual feelings and connections (Rubric score)

       - Do written activities from their reading.

       - Participate as a listener during story time novels.

       - Complete activities for whole class Novel Studies.

       - Show responsibility utilizing School Library Books.

       - Work with reading Partners.

       - Complete daily and weekly spelling activities.

       - Develop writing strategies such as webs, drafts, proofreading and editing.

       - Work on Specific Language Skills such as Sentence Structures and Paragraphing.

       - Handwriting Practice Folder.

Good readers and writers will develop strategies that:


- Make connections

- Question

- Visualize

- Infer/Predict

- Determine Importance

- Synthesize (New Ideas)


 

Math:

 

Mathematics is an active learning process.  Problem solving, using many strategies is essential for a full understanding of the concepts covered.

 Daily Concepts taught follow these representations:

- Contextual - read and create problems

- Concrete - use manipulatives

- Pictorial - draw pictures

- Symbolic - use of equations

- Verbal - describe solutions in words

Attempts will be made each term to cover aspects of each of the following mathematical strands:

1.                  Number Sense - reading and expressing quantities in various ways.

2.                  Operation with Numbers - computation strategies

3.                  Patterns and Relations - identifying similarities/differences and patterns used to compute

4./5.            Shape and Space in Geometry and Measurement - identifying solids, shapes and represent                                                                                              perimeter, area and volume

1.                  Date Management and Probability - represent quantities on graphs, determining chance                                                                         outcomes

Each day, the class begins with a Mental Math Quiz of 10 questions or more, scored for the week.

 

Assessment Tools:

 


·                      Tests

·                      Assignments

·                      Participation

·                      Conference/Interviews

·                      Rubrics           

·                      Homework

·                      Notebooks

·                      Projects

·                      Individual/Group Work

·                      Daily Observations of Class work



Social Studies:

Conceptual Organizer  - (Explorations)


- Exploring Change

- People and their changing environments

- How we learn about the Past/Present

- Pioneer Studies/Museum Kits/Museum Visits

- Community Studies

- Map and Glove Skills


Specific Outcomes:

- demonstrate an understanding of the Past (Artifacts, Specimens)

- identify innovators and discoveries (Pioneer tools and skills)

- mapping skills

- physical attributes of the world maps

·                      continents/oceans/rivers/mountains

- Mapping Canada

- Transportation/Communication (past, present, future)

 

Science:

Specific Learning outcomes are covered using these themes:


- Habitats and Communities (Plants - Animals) Life Cycles

- Rocks and Minerals

- Water Cycle

- Sound

- Liquids/Solids

- Experiments with Air

- Light

- Seasons

- Invisible Forces


Students will be expected to:


·                      Initiate, Plan, Question, Predict

·                      Observe

·                      Select appropriate solutions to problems

·                      Collect information to Analyse and Interpret

·                      Communicate findings orally and in writing


 

Health:

General Curriculum Outcomes include:

    - Growth and Development (Dental Health)

    -  Healthy Living Strategies:


·                      Nutrition, Drugs, Alcohol

·                      ‘Smoke Free for Life’ (Making Choices)

·                      Bicycle Safety

·                      Personal Safety

·                      Disease (Hepatitis B)

 

·                      Aspects of Bullying (Predicting Consequences)

·                      Sensitivity towards others (Feelings, Taking Risks)

·                      Water Safety, Fire Safety, Winter Safety, Bus Safety

·                      Signs of Danger (Container Labels)

·                      Dental Health


 

Assessment Tools:


·                      Participation

·                      Notebooks   

·                      Tests/Quizzes

·                      Assignments 

·                      Projects                

·                      Field Trips            

·                      Daily Observations


Art:

Integrated topics stress the elements of:


- line           

- colour        

- shape/form

 

- texture

- tone    

- pattern

 


One formal class per cycle is attempted.

Expectation:   To complete the project

Communication Methods:

When the need arises, I will contact Parents about their child’s progress by:


·                      Meetings (Parent - Teacher)

·                      Communication Notebook(Homenotes)

·                      Letters to Home

·                      Phone Calls


 

Parent Contact:

If parents need to contact me about their child’s progress, they can do so by:


·                      Phone Call at school          688-3210

·                      Communication Notebook (Homenotes)

·                      Letter/Note

·                      School Meeting after 2:00 pm

·                      E mail:    dbolivar@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Teacher Communication Plan

Don Bolivar

Pentz Elementary School

2004 - 2005

Grades 3/4

 

Language Arts:

 

Children develop reading and writing strategies through three main strands of language experience.

Speaking and Listening (Sharing, Responding and Explaining ideas)

Reading and Viewing (Selects, Reads and Constructs Meaning)

Writing and Other Ways of Representing (Purposeful writing Strategies)

To accomplish the outcomes for each of these, students are expected to:

        - Select books appropriate to their skill levels using taught strategies.

       - Read silently/independently in class for sustained periods. (AYR - Active Young Reading)

       - Read orally with class or during Teacher-Student Conferences

       - Participate in class, small groups or individual mini-lessons on reading strategies. (AYR - Active Young Reading. Guided Reading)

       - Keep a daily/nightly reading log.

              - Respond to their reading by writing  Reading responses each week using learned strategies that promote individual feelings and connections (Rubric score)

       - Do written activities from their reading.

       - Participate as a listener during story time novels.

       - Complete activities for whole class Novel Studies.

       - Show responsibility utilizing School Library Books.

       - Work with reading Partners.

       - Complete daily and weekly spelling activities.

       - Develop writing strategies such as webs, drafts, proofreading and editing.

       - Work on Specific Language Skills such as Sentence Structures and Paragraphing.

       - Handwriting Practice Folder.

Good readers and writers will develop strategies that:


- Make connections

- Question

- Visualize

- Infer/Predict

- Determine Importance

- Synthesize (New Ideas)


 

Math:

 

Mathematics is an active learning process.  Problem solving, using many strategies is essential for a full understanding of the concepts covered.

 Daily Concepts taught follow these representations:

- Contextual - read and create problems

- Concrete - use manipulatives

- Pictorial - draw pictures

- Symbolic - use of equations

- Verbal - describe solutions in words

Attempts will be made each term to cover aspects of each of the following mathematical strands:

1.                  Number Sense - reading and expressing quantities in various ways.

2.                  Operation with Numbers - computation strategies

3.                  Patterns and Relations - identifying similarities/differences and patterns used to compute

4./5.            Shape and Space in Geometry and Measurement - identifying solids, shapes and represent                                                                                              perimeter, area and volume

1.                  Date Management and Probability - represent quantities on graphs, determining chance                                                                         outcomes

Each day, the class begins with a Mental Math Quiz of 10 questions or more, scored for the week.

 

Assessment Tools:

 


·                      Tests

·                      Assignments

·                      Participation

·                      Conference/Interviews

·                      Rubrics           

·                      Homework

·                      Notebooks

·                      Projects

·                      Individual/Group Work

·                      Daily Observations of Class work



Social Studies:

Conceptual Organizer  - (Explorations)


- Exploring Change

- People and their changing environments

- How we learn about the Past/Present

- Pioneer Studies/Museum Kits/Museum Visits

- Community Studies

- Map and Glove Skills


Specific Outcomes:

- demonstrate an understanding of the Past (Artifacts, Specimens)

- identify innovators and discoveries (Pioneer tools and skills)

- mapping skills

- physical attributes of the world maps

·                      continents/oceans/rivers/mountains

- Mapping Canada

- Transportation/Communication (past, present, future)

 

Science:

Specific Learning outcomes are covered using these themes:


- Habitats and Communities (Plants - Animals) Life Cycles

- Rocks and Minerals

- Water Cycle

- Sound

- Liquids/Solids

- Experiments with Air

- Light

- Seasons

- Invisible Forces


Students will be expected to:


·                      Initiate, Plan, Question, Predict

·                      Observe

·                      Select appropriate solutions to problems

·                      Collect information to Analyse and Interpret

·                      Communicate findings orally and in writing


 

Health:

General Curriculum Outcomes include:

    - Growth and Development (Dental Health)

    -  Healthy Living Strategies:


·                      Nutrition, Drugs, Alcohol

·                      ‘Smoke Free for Life’ (Making Choices)

·                      Bicycle Safety

·                      Personal Safety

·                      Disease (Hepatitis B)

 

·                      Aspects of Bullying (Predicting Consequences)

·                      Sensitivity towards others (Feelings, Taking Risks)

·                      Water Safety, Fire Safety, Winter Safety, Bus Safety

·                      Signs of Danger (Container Labels)

·                      Dental Health


 

Assessment Tools:


·                      Participation

·                      Notebooks   

·                      Tests/Quizzes

·                      Assignments 

·                      Projects                

·                      Field Trips            

·                      Daily Observations


Art:

Integrated topics stress the elements of:


- line           

- colour        

- shape/form

 

- texture

- tone    

- pattern

 


One formal class per cycle is attempted.

Expectation:   To complete the project

Communication Methods:

When the need arises, I will contact Parents about their child’s progress by:


·                      Meetings (Parent - Teacher)

·                      Communication Notebook(Homenotes)

·                      Letters to Home

·                      Phone Calls


 

Parent Contact:

If parents need to contact me about their child’s progress, they can do so by:


·                      Phone Call at school          688-3210

·                      Communication Notebook (Homenotes)

·                      Letter/Note

·                      School Meeting after 2:00 pm

·                      E mail:    dbolivar@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Teacher Communication Plan

Don Bolivar

Pentz Elementary School

2004 - 2005

Grades 3/4

 

Language Arts:

 

Children develop reading and writing strategies through three main strands of language experience.

Speaking and Listening (Sharing, Responding and Explaining ideas)

Reading and Viewing (Selects, Reads and Constructs Meaning)

Writing and Other Ways of Representing (Purposeful writing Strategies)

To accomplish the outcomes for each of these, students are expected to:

        - Select books appropriate to their skill levels using taught strategies.

       - Read silently/independently in class for sustained periods. (AYR - Active Young Reading)

       - Read orally with class or during Teacher-Student Conferences

       - Participate in class, small groups or individual mini-lessons on reading strategies. (AYR - Active Young Reading. Guided Reading)

       - Keep a daily/nightly reading log.

              - Respond to their reading by writing  Reading responses each week using learned strategies that promote individual feelings and connections (Rubric score)

       - Do written activities from their reading.

       - Participate as a listener during story time novels.

       - Complete activities for whole class Novel Studies.

       - Show responsibility utilizing School Library Books.

       - Work with reading Partners.

       - Complete daily and weekly spelling activities.

       - Develop writing strategies such as webs, drafts, proofreading and editing.

       - Work on Specific Language Skills such as Sentence Structures and Paragraphing.

       - Handwriting Practice Folder.

Good readers and writers will develop strategies that:


- Make connections

- Question

- Visualize

- Infer/Predict

- Determine Importance

- Synthesize (New Ideas)


 

Math:

 

Mathematics is an active learning process.  Problem solving, using many strategies is essential for a full understanding of the concepts covered.

 Daily Concepts taught follow these representations:

- Contextual - read and create problems

- Concrete - use manipulatives

- Pictorial - draw pictures

- Symbolic - use of equations

- Verbal - describe solutions in words

Attempts will be made each term to cover aspects of each of the following mathematical strands:

1.                  Number Sense - reading and expressing quantities in various ways.

2.                  Operation with Numbers - computation strategies

3.                  Patterns and Relations - identifying similarities/differences and patterns used to compute

4./5.            Shape and Space in Geometry and Measurement - identifying solids, shapes and represent                                                                                              perimeter, area and volume

1.                  Date Management and Probability - represent quantities on graphs, determining chance                                                                         outcomes

Each day, the class begins with a Mental Math Quiz of 10 questions or more, scored for the week.

 

Assessment Tools:

 


·                      Tests

·                      Assignments

·                      Participation

·                      Conference/Interviews

·                      Rubrics           

·                      Homework

·                      Notebooks

·                      Projects

·                      Individual/Group Work

·                      Daily Observations of Class work



Social Studies:

Conceptual Organizer  - (Explorations)


- Exploring Change

- People and their changing environments

- How we learn about the Past/Present

- Pioneer Studies/Museum Kits/Museum Visits

- Community Studies

- Map and Glove Skills


Specific Outcomes:

- demonstrate an understanding of the Past (Artifacts, Specimens)

- identify innovators and discoveries (Pioneer tools and skills)

- mapping skills

- physical attributes of the world maps

·                      continents/oceans/rivers/mountains

- Mapping Canada

- Transportation/Communication (past, present, future)

 

Science:

Specific Learning outcomes are covered using these themes:


- Habitats and Communities (Plants - Animals) Life Cycles

- Rocks and Minerals

- Water Cycle

- Sound

- Liquids/Solids

- Experiments with Air

- Light

- Seasons

- Invisible Forces


Students will be expected to:


·                      Initiate, Plan, Question, Predict

·                      Observe

·                      Select appropriate solutions to problems

·                      Collect information to Analyse and Interpret

·                      Communicate findings orally and in writing


 

Health:

General Curriculum Outcomes include:

    - Growth and Development (Dental Health)

    -  Healthy Living Strategies:


·                      Nutrition, Drugs, Alcohol

·                      ‘Smoke Free for Life’ (Making Choices)

·                      Bicycle Safety

·                      Personal Safety

·                      Disease (Hepatitis B)

 

·                      Aspects of Bullying (Predicting Consequences)

·                      Sensitivity towards others (Feelings, Taking Risks)

·                      Water Safety, Fire Safety, Winter Safety, Bus Safety

·                      Signs of Danger (Container Labels)

·                      Dental Health


 

Assessment Tools:


·                      Participation

·                      Notebooks   

·                      Tests/Quizzes

·                      Assignments 

·                      Projects                

·                      Field Trips            

·                      Daily Observations


Art:

Integrated topics stress the elements of:


- line           

- colour        

- shape/form

 

- texture

- tone    

- pattern

 


One formal class per cycle is attempted.

Expectation:   To complete the project

Communication Methods:

When the need arises, I will contact Parents about their child’s progress by:


·                      Meetings (Parent - Teacher)

·                      Communication Notebook(Homenotes)

·                      Letters to Home

·                      Phone Calls


 

Parent Contact:

If parents need to contact me about their child’s progress, they can do so by:


·                      Phone Call at school          688-3210

·                      Communication Notebook (Homenotes)

·                      Letter/Note

·                      School Meeting after 2:00 pm

·                      E mail:    dbolivar@staff.ednet.ns.ca

 

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