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    Welcome to Back to School Night!
     
     
    Agenda:
     
    1. Introduction: a bit about Mr. Sutera
    2: Ipads and technology as learning tools
       a. headphones- please provide a pair for your child
       b. passwords- Clever portal, password in notes and on ipads
       c. 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 daily
    3. Apps and websites to be familiar with
       a.reflex- math fluency
       b.dreambox- math skills and concept 
       c.typing agent- keyboarding fluency
       d. readworks- reading comprehension, response, and analysis
       e. razkids- reading comprehension
       f. Khan Academy- Math curriculum
       g. Wonders- language arts curriculum
       h. Spelling and vocabulary city- self explanatory
    4. Common Core Curriculum: 4,3,2,1
       a. 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/arts
    6. Volunteer lists, field trips
       a.  Approved Volunteer List
    7. Classroom schedule standards, procedures, and expectations
       a. homework and charts - personalized, consistent, easily monitored
       b. bathroom passes - 8 monthly
        c. bring reusable water bottles
       d. green cards- Set the example!
       e. discipline letters - after a warning and two subsequent offenses
     
     
     
    8. 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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