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TIMBUKTU ACADEMY 2nd GRADE

2016-17 CLASS SYLLABUS

CLASS WEBSITE: http://timbuktuacademy2ndgrade.weebly.com


TEACHER:

Becky Mama Bey Burton, M.A.T.


2nd Grade Teacher
ROOM: 104
VILLAGE: WOLOF
EMAIL ADDRESS: bburton@timbuktuacademy.org
CELL PHONE: 313-600-3809
Preferred Method of Contact: TEXT ME!

***Families MUST READ, SIGN AND DATE every page of this Syllabus
ensuring that they have read it, understand it and agree to it.

JAMBO Families!!!
Welcome to the 2016-17 WOLOF

VILLAGE school-year!!!!

My name is Becky Burton-Reed but folks call me Mama Bey. As an


educator, I have over 18 years of working with youth programs under my belt. I
am married with three children. I have been an Elementary Teacher for the past 3
years. This will be my 3rd year with Timbuktu Academy.
My Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication was received from Michigan
State University in 1993. In 2002, I returned to school to receive my Teacher
Certificate and Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Wayne State University in
2010. I have an Educational Endorsement in both English/Language Arts (ELA) and
Education Technology.
As a teacher I take education very SERIOUSLY and expect for parents and
students to do the same. What I do means NOTHING without your support!!!
Studies have PROVEN that without PARENTAL/FAMILY PARTICIPATION students
are NOT positively impacted by school. Students learn when their parents care
about them learning.

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TIMBUKTU ACADEMY 2nd GRADE


2016-17 CLASS SYLLABUS

CLASS WEBSITE: http://timbuktuacademy2ndgrade.weebly.com


SCHOOL DESCRIPTION:
Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology is a K-8 school that was founded in 1997 to provide
African-centered education to children on Detroits Eastside. TAST involves students, teachers,
families and community in championing a holistic approach to learning that provides students
with a sound academic and cultural experience. We provide a rigorous curriculum that is
designed to facilitate critical thinking and ethics and promotes technical literacy. TAST is
chartered through the Detroit Board of Education and has received the Golden Apple Award for
significant improvement in MEAP scores for the 2001-02 and 2003-04 school years.

VISION STATEMENT:
To be a dynamic FAMILY and COMMUNITY-centered school where students develop
self-knowledge and are challenged to become the leaders of tomorrow.
MISSION STATEMENT:
Our mission is to involve the students, families, teachers and community in designing a
holistic approach to learning that provides students with a firm academic, applied
scientific and moral educational experience, via a rigorous child-centered curriculum.
Social, cultural, and physical activities, will be an integral part of the learning experience.
Teaching and learning will have integrity, be constructive, and have a strong emphasis
on core competencies and critical thinking in order to enhance the development of the
total child.
COURSE OUTCOMES:
In MATHEMATICS, students will be able to (SWBAT)
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
Add and subtract within 20
Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundation for multiplication.
Number and Operations in Base Ten
Understand Place Value
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract
Measurement and Data
Measure and estimate lengths in standard units
Relate addition and subtraction to length
Work with time and money
Represent and interpret data
Geometry
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Reason with shapes and their attributes

In ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS, student will be able to (SWBAT)


Reading Foundational Skills
Phonics and Word Recognition
Fluency
Reading Literature
Key Ideas and Details
Craft and Structure
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Reading Informational Text:
Key Ideas and Details
Craft and Structure
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Writing:
Text Types and Purposes
Production and Distribution of Writing
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Range of Writing
Speaking & Listening:
Comprehension and Collaboration
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Language:
Conventions of Standard English
Knowledge of Language
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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2016-17 CLASS SYLLABUS

CLASS WEBSITE: http://timbuktuacademy2ndgrade.weebly.com

Mama Beys 2nd Grade SUPPLY List - 2016-17


(in order of importance)

(3) Packs of Pencils


(4) Composition Books
(3) Homework Folders 2 Pocket (red, black and green)
(2) Packs of Lined Paper
(3) Glue Sticks or Elmers Glue
Pack of crayons
My First Dictionary (for home use)
3-Ring Binder
(1) Packs of Index Cards
Index Card BOX
Sets of Earbuds/headphones
Meditation Carpet/Rug/Towel/Pillow
Pair of scissors

COMMUNITY (please donate what you can anytime during the year)

Pack of Construction Paper

Bottles of Hand Sanitizer

Containers of Disinfectant Wipes

Set of Flashcards in ANY subject (Math, Reading, Spelling, Science)


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CLASS WEBSITE: http://timbuktuacademy2ndgrade.weebly.com

Boxes of chalk (any color)

ONLINE WEBSITE & BLOG:


PLEASE visit our Classroom Websites regularly:

http://timbuktuacademy2ndgrade.weebly.com
SCHOOL POLICIES:
Attendance:
School Starts at 7:55am EVERYDAY.
Absences
Students should be sent back to school with a note EXCUSING the
absence. This is IMPORTANT as parents could be contacted by the
State of Michigan if too many UN-Excused absences occur.
CLASSROOM Expectations:

Be PRO-ACTIVE
(Kujichagulia Self Determination)
Begin with the END in MIND
(Nia Purpose)
Put FIRST things FIRST
(Umoja Unity)
Think WIN-WIN
(Ujamaa - Co-operative Economics)
Seek FIRST to UNDERSTAND, then to be UNDERSTOOD
(Imani Faith)
SYNERGIZE
(Ujima Collective Work & Responsibility)
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SHARPEN the Saw


(Kuumba Creativity)
**Students who are Caught doing something Good will receive
points throughout the day. It is expected that EACH student should earn at
least two points per day with a total of 8 points by Friday. Students who
earn their 8 points will be invited to participate in an incentive on Fridays.
Those that do NOT receive their 8 points will do a classwork assignment.

DISCIPLINE POLICY: Students will get several opportunities to CORRECT their behavior:
Name on Board non-Verbal Warning
1st Check Verbal Warning
2nd Check - Think Sheet
3rd Check - Call home
4th Check - Discipline Write Up
Class Motto:
HAPPY, HEALTHY, WEALTHY, WISE
Voice Levels:
Level 4:
Level 3:
Level 2:
Level 1:
Level 0:

Scream in Case of Emergency


Outside Voices
Classroom Talk
Whisper
Silence

Uniforms**
ABSOLUTELY no leggings, jeggings or spandex allowed. NO
SAGGING. Parents will be called and asked to bring Dress Code
regulated clothing.

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CLASS WEBSITE: http://timbuktuacademy2ndgrade.weebly.com

VOLUNTARY
FAMILY PARTICIPATION
WE are EXPECTING that EVERY PARENT PARTICIPATE in
the school culture for at least 20 HOURS PER YEAR

PLEASE PICK SOMETHING


WE NEED YOU!!!
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LUNCHROOM
HALL GREETERS
CLASSROOM AIDES
HOMEWORK HELP
P.A.T.T. (Parents are Teachers Too) Mtgs
INTERNET/OUTREACH
Parent-Teacher CONFERENCES
EXHIBITIONS
QUARTERLY CLASSROOM MEETINGS
WEEKLY TEXTS/EMAILS

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1 HR a day
3 HRS a day
3 HRS a day
5 HRS a week
1 HR a month
3 HRS a year
4 HRS a year
4 HRS a year
4 HRS a year
2 HRS a year

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2016-17 CLASS SYLLABUS

CLASS WEBSITE: http://timbuktuacademy2ndgrade.weebly.com

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS:
Students will be GRADED on the following assignments:
Exhibitions Projects
There will be up to 4 Exhibitions that students will be required to present in front
of the class:

DUE:
Subject

October 2016
Interest & Math

February 2017
Science Project

March 2017
Writing Project

June 2017
Black History

Class Participation
Students are expected to participate in classwork, group discussions, Q&A.

Homework/Center Work
Students will be given a Home/Center Work Packets EVERY Monday to be turned
in the following Monday. Students will have the
opportunity to work on their Packets every day in Centers
and at home in the evenings and weekends. Completed
Home/Center Work will be checked daily and weekly.

During Exhibition Projects, there will be no Home/Center


Work Packets. The Exhibition will substitute for
Home/Center Work. Additionally, Extra Credit Packets will
be given out during the weeks leading up to Exhibitions.
Tests/Quizzes
Students will be given Assessment Tests are the end of
each Subject Unit to assess what has been learned. Prior to every test, students
will receive and complete in class a Study Guide.

IMPORTANT:
Student, who are NOT performing at GRADE LEVEL by MARCH 2017,
will be recommended for RETENTION and/or Summer School.
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