PLTW - Project Lead the Way

PLTW - Project Lead the Way

Riverview STEM Academy Riverview STEM Academy is a comprehensive K-5th grade school with a STEM program for students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and use the scientific method with a dynamic science curriculum. Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process, and employ STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind, learning that it is OK to take risks and make mistakes. S.T.E.M. is Science,

Technology, Engineering, Math 1 STEM, Science and engineering practices are designed to strengthen and develop students understanding of the nature of science and engineering. 1. 2. 3. 4.

5. Asking questions and defining problems Developing and using models Planning and carrying out investigations Analyzing and interpreting data Using mathematics and computational thinking 6. Constructing explanations and designing solutions 7. Engaging in argument from evidence 8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

2 Science Curriculum Riverview STEM Academy will use Project Lead The Way, known as PLTW as the primary STEM curriculum. PLTW is an innovative, project-based approach that fosters collaboration and builds critical thinking skills. PLTW aligns to Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and other national and state standards.

3 Riverview S.T.E.M. Academy PLTW First Two Modules Structure and Function Kindergarten Structure and Function: Pushes and Pulls Kindergarten Light and Sound 1st Gd Light: Observing Earth, Sun, Moon, and Stars 1st Gd Materials Science: Properties of Matter 2nd Gd Materials Science: Form and Function

2nd Gd Stability and Motion: Science of Flight 3rd Gd Stability and Motion: Forces and Interactions 3rd Gd Energy: Collisions 4th Gd Energy: Conversion 4th Gd Robotics and Automation 5th Gd Robotics and Automation: Challenge 5th Gd 4

5 PLTW Project Lead the Way Additional Science Curriculum Engineering, Its Elementary AIMS Integrated Math and Sciences Activities Digital Media Production Computers in each classrom Aerojet Aeronautics curriculum BeeBots Robotics Accelerated Math

Accelerated Reader Virtual Field Trips and Conferences Education City ELA, Math, & Science District Adopted ELA, Math, & Social Studies 8 9 K-5 Expanded Curriculum Strands Robotics Energy Aerospace Computer Science

10 School Schedule Kinder 8:15 1:42 & 9:00 2:27 1st 8:25 1:52 & 9:10 2:37 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25

1:52 & 9:10 2:37 2:37 2:37 2:37 Kindergarten Slip Session - 1 Teacher 8:15 12:19 Early Session - AM 12

Students Learning Center 8:15 9:00 24 Students 9:00 1:42 Late Session - PM 12 Students Before/After School Programs After School Enrichment programs, Chess

Club, Lego Robotics, Homework Club, Reading Club, Computer Club, Video and Digital Media Production After School Interventions Teacher/ Parent recommendation Extended Day program for 1st and 2nd grade BASE Gifted and Honors Education program for K-5 Student Care Center 635-2379 13 1st and 2nd grade Early/Late

and BASE Program BASE Program 8:25 1:52 AM Session Extended Day 1:522:37 12 Students 24 Students BASE Program Extended Day 8:25

9:15 9:15 2:37 PM Session 12 Students Parent Involvement School Site Council PTA Volunteers: Cat 2 TB, Fingerprints Paid Positions - Student Supervisors, Student Aides, Intervention programs, After

school enrichment programs, Chess Club, Extended day for K, 1st, 2nd, Lego Club Automated Attendance and Messages Riverview Enrichment Programs Kindergarten Slip Session Kindergarten Early Start Program After School Interventions Teacher/ Parent recommendation. After School Enrichment programs, Chess

Club, Lego Robotics, Homework Club, Reading Club, Computer Club, Extended Day Reading/Math/Science program for 1st and 2nd grade - BASE Learning Center for All Students Gifted and Honors Education program for K-5 Student Care Center 635-2379 Riverview STEM Academy School Site Council PTA Adult Ed. Preschool Volunteers: Cat 2 TB, Fingerprints Paid Positions - Student Supervisors, Student

Aides, Intervention programs, After school enrichment programs, Chess Club, Extended day for K, 1st, 2nd, Lego Club Edline Automated Attendance and Messages Riverview STEM Academy Learning Center Program Kinder 8:15 9:00 1st 10:15 10:55 2nd 11:00 11:40

4th 11:40 12:20 5th 1:00 1:45 3rd 1:45 2:30 Learning Center Program for all grades K-5 Response to Intervention RtI GATE Program Intervention Teacher Learning Center

Resource Teacher Learning Center Grade Level Teachers Classroom Classroom Teacher Teacher Individualize Small Fluency d instruction Group instruction

Comprehensi on Strategies Classroom Teacher Story analysis and readers theater. GATE/Honors Program Students clustered with certified GATE

Teachers Challenge Program, Enrichment Packets Differentiated instruction provided in class Accelerated Math, Responders, Jr. Great Books, Jacobs Ladder, Kaplans Icons, 45 - 90 minutes each day GATE/Honors time provided during Learning Center. No Pull Out Riverview School-wide Positive Behavior Support Anti-Bullying ProgramProgram

Steps to Respect We Have Skills B.E.S.T. Building Effective Schools Together Positive Behavior Support B.E.S.T. Right-On Rockets Tickets Riverview Rockets Are: Respectful, Responsible, Safe Recognition Assembly Behaviorist Support Systematic Supervision Training Program for Supervisors Special Needs Awareness Program School Staff and Student Awareness Professional Development in Postitive Behavior Support and Behavior

Kindergarten Orientation for 2014-2015 School Year Here are some helpful hints that will help your little one transition nicely into kindergarten and set him or her up for a successful year. I. Slip Session A.M. Session 8:15 am -1:42 pm P.M. Session 9:00 am -2:27 pm Whole Group Time from 9:56 am -12:19pm (PE, Assemblies, Library Computers, etc.) Lunch 11:30 am -12:10 pm II. Volunteers This summer, get your valid TB Test and fingerprints by Live

Scan completed. Both are required to work in any classroom. Get your Volunteer Packet completed at the beginning of the school year. Forms are located in the school Office. Then you will be ready to go as soon as the teachers begin having volunteers in the classroom. III.Pre-Kindergarten Assessment on April 28th from 8:30am2:30pm -Assessment will include (basic academic skills): writing name, verbally counting, letter names, letter sounds, shapes, cutting with scissors and high frequency words. (This takes about 15 minutes) -Assessment information will assist in your childs placement next year. -Students are not grouped according to reading level. All classes are balanced.

-There are NO teacher requests, information on special needs are welcomed. IV. Kindergarten Readiness -How did your child perform at his of her pre-kindergarten assessment? -Does your child have the basic academic skills? -Can your child: listen to stories without interrupting, pay attention for periods of time to adult-directed tasks, take directions from a number of different adults, share with others, follow rules, manage bathroom needs, button, snap and zip his or her own clothes, control oneself, separate from parents/caregivers without becoming upset, know the majority of letter names and sounds, take turns and speak in complete sentences? Language Arts

-Beginning of the year (August) assessment will include: uppercase and lowercase letter identification, letter sounds and rhyming words. -Nightly Reading! Set up the routine now! (20 minutes per night) -Familiarize your child with Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. Talk to your child about story elements, such as, character, setting, problem, solution, beginning, middle and end of the story. Read rhyming stories. -Concepts of Print- Help your child by asking these questions while reading a book: Where is the cover, title, beginning of the story and the end of the story? -Also, ask your children the difference between a letter, word and sentence. Mathematics -Beginning of the year (August) assessment will include verbal

counting and writing/recognizing numbers to 20. -Things to practice this summer: verbally counting forward and backward, counting objects, sorting different manipulative by a variety of values, creating and extending patterns, recognizing numerals out of order, recognizing shapes, recognizing colors and sizes. Fine and Gross Motor -How to hold a pencil (handout available at prekindergarten assessment) -Handwriting DNealian Manuscript (prekindergarten assessment) -Writing first and last name -Cutting and gluing (using a glue stick) -How to tie shoes and attend to clothing (buttons and zippers) Riverview Rocket Rules

Be Respectful Follow directions and rules the first time Wait his or her turn Raise hand to speak Using good manners in the classroom and on the playground Be Responsible Clean up after yourself Independence from parents Check backpack upon arrival Wearing clothes that he or she can manipulate on own Be Safe Do not leave classroom or playground without asking the teacher Walk on blacktop to your play area

VI. Plan on Attending -Kindergarten Story Time and Back to School Orientation: Friday, August 7th at 11:00am in your childs assigned classroom. -First Day of School is Tuesday, August 11th! VII. First Week Slip Session -Sack Lunch -Snack is optional -Bring a backpack everyday Traffic, Safety, and Getting the Day off to a good start. Pull up to within 18 of the curb to load and

unload from the curbside Dont leave car unattended in the yellow or red zones. If you are going to leave your car unattended, park it on the street or parking lot. Pull forward to the yellow zone to drop off or

pick up Do not double park to pick up or drop off Dont leave cars unattended in the yellow or red zones. Pull up to within 18 of the curb Load and unload from the curb Pull forward to the yellow

zone to drop off or pick up Do not double park to pick up or drop off Contact Information School Web Site: www.fcusd.org/rve Parent/Student Handbook available- online Parent Rights and Responsibilityonline Student Conduct Code-online Principal email: [email protected] Office Phone: 916-294-2435

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