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Hi! I'm Mrs. Minahan. I have been teaching at Northside for 14 years. I have a BS in Psychology and Education from Liberty University and my doctorate in parenting from the school of hard knocks  I have been married for 35 years

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Hi i m mrs minahan
Hi! I'm Mrs. Minahan

  • I have been teaching at Northside for

    14 years.

  • I have a BS in Psychology and Education from Liberty University and my doctorate in parenting from the school of hard knocks

  • I have been married for 35 years

  • I have 4 children, 2 grandchildren and 1 more on the way 


Mission for the class
Mission For The Class

  • Glorify God in every area

  • I Corinthians 10:31 Colossians 3:17

  • Learn and put into practice Biblical principles of kindness and acceptance of each other as we work together.

  • Promote the fundamentals of responsibility and accountability that students should have in order to succeed in all areas of life.


Schedule
SCHEDULE

  • School starts promptly at 8:00 A.M.

  • PLEASE WORK WITH ME TO TRAIN YOUR CHILD TO BE ON TIME AND PREPARED.


  • Bible: Positive Action Truths

  • Math: BJU Press

  • English, Reading, spelling: BJU Press

  • History/Science: BJU Press

  • Vocabulary word studies: Sadlier Oxford


Bible verses
Bible Verses

  • Bible verses assigned each week.

  • We will recite our Bible verses each day.

  • Quizzes will be given over each verse assignment and Bible lessons will be quizzed over as well.


MATH

  • Math is conceptually oriented with a focus on application and critical thinking.

  • Math homework will be assigned nightly.



What about book reports
WHAT ABOUT BOOK REPORTS? operations.

  • Book reviews will be assigned quarterly and instructions will be given thoroughly in class with ample time to complete each assignment.


English
ENGLISH operations.

  • Fifth grade grammar is a review of basic grammar with the goal of application.

  • The focus will be on applying grammar to our everyday speech and writing assignments.



Writing
Writing content.

  • ALL written assignments are part of our English curriculum and are the sole responsibility of the student.


Social studies
Social Studies content.

  • Bob Jones University Press Heritage Studies

  • 20th century history

  • (reconstruction period to present day)



Some notes about homework

SOME NOTES ABOUT HOMEWORK ahead of time and will be student friendly.


What is the homework policy
WHAT IS THE HOMEWORK POLICY? ahead of time and will be student friendly.

Nightly and due next day

If homework is not in class the next day, a zero will be given and the assignment will be due the following day. I will not accept homework more than one day late and zeros will be changed to a 70 upon completion.



Homework pass
HOMEWORK PASS ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • A on a test = homework pass in that subject area.

  • Homework passes may be issued for other reasons at my discretion.

  • The homework pass may be used for exemption from one written homework assignment for the course the pass was received.


What about lunch tickets
WHAT ABOUT LUNCH TICKETS? ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • Purchased before 8:00 A.M. in the gym.

  • Name on ticket

  • Turned in to me.

  • May turn in as many as they like.


What about wednesday folders
WHAT ABOUT WEDNESDAY FOLDERS? ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • Graded work will be included in the Wednesday folder.

  • Return by Friday

  • Please indicate any communication on the outside of the folder for prompt review.


Lockers
LOCKERS ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • Lockers are issued for the purpose of hanging coats and bookbags and storing extra materials not needed in the classroom on a daily basis.

  • If you want your child to have a lock, please make sure he/she is fully capable of unlocking it.

  • I will need a copy of the combination.


What are the class rules and expectations
WHAT ARE THE CLASS RULES AND EXPECTATIONS? ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • OBEDIENCE

  • RESPECT

  • STEWARDSHIP

  • RESPONSIBILITY


Discipline goals
DISCIPLINE GOALS ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • TO DECREASE DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR

  • TO INCREASE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR THROUGH COOPERATION AS A GROUP

  • TO MAKE LEARNING ENJOYABLE FOR ALL

  • TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR ALL

  • TO FOSTER INDEPENDENT LEARNING


What is the discipline policy
WHAT IS THE DISCIPLINE POLICY? ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • Contracts:

    positive and negative

    Goal is to stay off the chart.

    I will inform you if your child receives 2 checks in the same day.

    3 checks in one day will result in demerits and a trip to Mr. Washburn


Incentives
INCENTIVES ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • Incentives will primarily be handled on an individual basis and through the “team system.”

  • Rewards will be individual and team focused.


Demerits
DEMERITS ahead of time and will be student friendly.

  • Demerits are occasionally necessary for repeated behavior issues.

  • These are issued by Mr. Washburn when it becomes necessary to include him in the discipline procedure.



Water bottles
Water Bottles strategies have been exhausted.

NO BULKY THERMOS BOTTLES PLEASE!!!

WATER ONLY


Field trips
FIELD TRIPS strategies have been exhausted.

  • There will be 3 field trips to reinforce coopertion and history/science concepts:

  • Yorktowne

  • Francis Beidler Forest

  • Capers Island



Website
WEBSITE strategies have been exhausted.

  • Please take full advantage of my website.

  • Teacherweb.com then follow parent and student prompt.

  • Bookmark for easy access.





Conclusion
CONCLUSION practiced to receive the extra credit. :=)

  • I look forward to a successful 5th grade year.

  • The key to success is working with me at all times and communicating concerns early.

  • My after school classroom hours are usually 3:30-5:00.




How to pray
HOW TO PRAY that is not a good time to chat with me about situations that arise.

  • 1) pray that God will give me wisdom and strength for each situation that comes up throughout the day.

  • 2) pray that God would enable me to meet the individual needs of each student on a daily basis as this is my heart’s desire.


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