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Mrs. Jankovic
Room 207
Contact Information
• The easiest and fasted way to communicate
throughout the day is by email.
• Email: [email protected]
• Please be sure that you picked up a contact card that
was available at open house.
• Making Meaning: Making Meaning focuses on learning
and applying reading comprehension skills and strategies.
Through the use of a read aloud story, I model the
comprehension strategy and provide students with the
opportunity to practice what is being taught.
• Reading comprehension strategies that will be taught are:
Retelling a story
Making connections
• Being a Writer: Being a Writer centers its instruction on
children’s trade books to inspire and model good writing.
Lessons focus on the following areas:
• Getting ready to write: Students gather to hear and discuss a
read aloud story, brainstorm ideas for writing, and
participate in shared or modeled writing exercises.
• Writing time: Students are provided time to work
independently as writers.
• Sharing and reflecting: Students share their writing with
peers in a safe and caring environment.
• Jolly Phonics: In Jolly Phonics the 42 main sounds of
English are taught, not just the alphabet sounds.
• There is a physical movement associated with each letter
sound, which helps the children remember the sound that
each letter makes.
• In addition to learning letter sounds, students learn how
to form (write) letters correctly, blend sounds together to
make a word, and identify sounds in a word.
• All of these learning activities build skills that help
students become independent writers.
• Phonemic Awareness: These daily listening and
speaking activities will develop and strengthen
language awareness.
• Activities include identifying initial/final letter
sounds, blending sounds, recognizing rhyming
words, exposure to multisyllabic words and
compound words, and so much more!
• Math: In math we will cover the following:
Positional language
Counting 0-10 objects
Counting 0-20 objects
Comparing and Measuring
Combinations within 5
Combinations within 10
Teen Numbers
Flat Shapes
Solid Shapes
• Social Studies: Topics covered will include:
• Who?
• School friends, family, and neighbors
• What?
• Food, shelter, tools, and wishes
• Where and When?
• Places near, places far, and a time for all
• Science: Topics will include:
Science, engineering, and technology
Life science (Living and Non-living things)
Earth Science (Earth, sky, weather, climate)
Physical Science (Objects, matter, and motion)
100 Book Challenge
100 BOOK CHALLENGE is an independent reading program designed to
maximize the effectiveness of a school’s reading curriculum. Its goal is to
develop avid, lifelong readers, students whose proficiency in and love of
reading enable them to flourish throughout their lives—in the classroom, on
standardized tests, at the college of their choice, and in a life-enriching
career—allowing all aspects of their experience to be enhanced by the
information and perspectives gained from reading.
100 BOOK CHALLENGE does this by dramatically increasing the amount of
reading a student is expected to do. The program’s high standards require a
minimum of 30 minutes of independent reading a day in school and an
additional 30 minutes of reading at home. It provides each student with a
selection of hundreds of books matched to their reading level (each reading
level is designated by a different color) and allows students to choose the books
they want to read. Students track the amount of reading they complete on
logsheets that are signed by parents and are reviewed daily by their teacher.
Teachers regularly hold individual conferences with students to be sure they are
engaged with their books, to assess the students’ understanding of the material
they’ve read, and to set goals for future reading
100 Book Challenge
100 Book Challenge is a component of our literacy curriculum
Students will be assessed to determine appropriate reading level.
Students will shop for books within their reading level. They will
be allowed to choose 3-4 books to take home with them each
Students will be required to read for 30 minutes (2 steps) during
the school and then another 30 minutes (2steps) at home.
I will meet with students regularly to discuss reading goals.
There is a recording sheet in each students’ 100 Book Challenge
folder to keep track of how many steps they are reading.
100 Book Challenge
• Parents/guardians are asked to initial next to each
step the child reads. I will have the steps highlighted
in yellow that are supposed to be read at home.
• For each 100 steps, the students will earn a medal
and also get to pick a prize.
100 Book Challenge
• 100 BOOK CHALLENGE follows a carefully structured
Readers’ Workshop model. The 30- to 45-minute daily sessions
include the following elements:
• Home reading check-in and book exchange (5 minutes)
• Teacher-directed mini-lesson (2–5 minutes), setting the focus
for the independent reading session and connecting the
independent reading to strategies (Common Core State
Standards) taught at the beginning of class
• Independent reading (15–30 minutes); teacher conferences with
individual students or small groups during this time
• Class sharing and discussion of strategy focus (5 minutes).
• Do you have any questions based on the materials
that we have discussed or questions about materials
from open house?
• Thank you for your support! This is going to be a
great year!!
Mrs. Jankovic