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Tim Hayes
thayes@archkckcs.org

Priorities: Teaching skills and forming Christian character in the Catholic Tradition

Expectations: Respect, Responsibility, and Reason; Read minimum 15 minutes a day (3); 20 minutes (4, 5); always have reading book on hand; Homework turned in on time, Friday Folders returned by Monday, My Story (3); birthday treats (prepackaged) , no toys, uniforms (shirts tucked, no changing shoes, follow code); Church behavior: reverent, sit as a class, participate in prayers and songs;

Routines: Come in, place lunch cards in buckets, place items away, morning work; prayer at the beginning of day, before class and lunch, and before dismissal. Use restrooms as group to avoid interrupting class.

Communication: email, (response within 24hours usually); will email weekly updates; Friday Folders, (return on Monday)

What I teach is Story based which leads to: 
Reading, Listening, Thinking, Speaking, and Writing
Topics covered
3rd ELA/Reading
  • Cursive, grammar: parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, research, and sentences and sentence structure;
  • Elements of a story;
  • Reading together/alone (story books, bible, texts);
  • Writing: friendly letters, paragraphs
Social Studies
  • Themes of history via communities, geography, economy, and map making and reading.
Religion
  • The Creed, The Sacraments, The Commandments, The Our Father, and the Saints,
4th ELA/Reading
  • Grammar: parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, research, and sentences and sentence structure;
  • Elements of a story;
  • Reading together/alone (story books, bible, texts)
  • Writing: friendly letters, paragraphs
Social Studies
  • Themes of history via communities and geography, map reading and making; and studying aspects of the country, from the indigenous people, to the newcomers, and up to the start of a new nation being formed.
5th ELA/Reading
  • Grammar: parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, research, and sentences and sentence structure;
  • Elements of a story;
  • Reading together/alone (story books, bible, texts)
  • Writing: friendly letters, paragraphs
Social Studies
  • Themes of history via communities and geography, map reading and making; and studying aspects of the country, from the indigenous people, to the newcomers, and up to the start of a new nation being formed.
3, 4, 5 Internet Resources
  • NoRedInk, Readworks, Discovery Education, Busted Halo, Grammarly, Khan Academy, Google Classroom