2019-2020 SYLLABUS (Classroom Goals, Procedures, and Expectations)
Room C110 at Goshen Elementary is designed to develop, strengthen, and improve skills for positive academic success. Through content area course work, cognitive learning strategies are taught which focus on comprehension and memory skills through reading, organizational and study skills, test taking, and improvements in written expression. Students' progress is monitored and reviewed throughout the year according to their IEPs (Individual Educational Plans).
Room C110 Goals:
· To assist the students in becoming as independent and successful as they can
· To monitor the students’ progress toward meeting the IEP goals
· To maintain communication with the student, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and other staff involved with the education of the student
· To introduce and develop life skills needed for learning
1. Upon arrival to our classroom, bookbags are hung up and binders are placed in the "binder crate". The binders will be checked daily for any parent/caregiver communication and will also serve for communication from the teacher to the parent/caregiver at the end of the day. All notes will be exchanged in the large date portion of the agenda.
2. After breakfast, the students will return to our classroom and be seated on the carpet for our "morning meeting", which will consist of singing our "Good Morning" song and then reviewing the daily calendar, which involves singing the "Days of the Week" and "Macarena Months" songs for reinforcement of calendar basics. We will also go over the weather, seasons, and will incorporate counting strategies into our calendar activities.
3. The students will be given a "brain break" and then we will start on our english/language arts tasks, which include read alouds, short stories,writing assignments, and sight word fluency.
4. We will have specials throughout the week, which will include STEAM activities, PE, Spanish, music, and computers.
5. The rest of our day will consist of lunch, recess, math, social studies, and science (with brain breaks when needed).
It is expected that students remember the rules of the classroom, and they are:
1. follow directions
2. raise your hand if you need help
3. feet and hands are to ourselves
4. work together and don't fight
5. use "small voices" when we are inside and "tall voices" on the playground
6. stay in a line when moving around the school
Grading accommodations will be made per each individual student's IEP. We will be using a standards based grading this school year.