Welcome to Back to School Night!Agenda:1. Introduction: a bit about Mr. Sutera2: Ipads and technology as learning toolsa. headphones- please provide a pair for your childb. passwords- Clever portal, password in notes and on ipadsc. keyboards - typing to be done primarily on actual keys, not screen (purchase for home use)d. take home procedures- protected, used as a tool, charged, returned daily3. Apps and websites to be familiar witha.reflex- math fluencyb.dreambox- math skills and conceptc.typing agent- keyboarding fluencyd. readworks- reading comprehension, response, and analysise. razkids- reading comprehensionf. Khan Academy- Math curriculumg. Wonders- language arts curriculumh. Spelling and vocabulary city- self explanatory4. Common Core Curriculum: 4,3,2,1a. Student growth, academic performance, and positive personal growth are the highest measure of success for teacher, school, and district.5. STEAM integration, outdoor lab, ornithology, nature study, music/arts6. Volunteer lists, field tripsa. Approved Volunteer List7. Classroom schedule standards, procedures, and expectationsa. homework and charts - personalized, consistent, easily monitoredb. bathroom passes - 8 monthlyc. bring reusable water bottlesd. green cards- Set the example!e. discipline letters - after a warning and two subsequent offenses8. Growth mindset: Do the most you can! Do the best you can!Closing- My philosophy as the teacher, a quote from Haim Ginott:I have come to a frightening conclusion.
I am the decisive element in the classroom.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis
will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized.Please write a brief note to your child sharing something positive that you saw or learned tonight, and maybe wish them an awesome day tomorrow. Thanks for coming!
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