Ms Whitney’s 5 th Grade Class 2014-2015. Crestview R espect Cougars O n Task R.O.A.R. A ct Safe R esponsible. About Ms. Whitney. My background: Grew up in Manhattan, Kansas.
Ms Whitney’s 5th Grade Class2014-2015
Cougars On Task
R.O.A.R. Act Safe
About Ms. Whitney
Grew up in Manhattan, Kansas.
Both Bachelor and Master’s degrees were earned at KSU.
Teaching for 21 years.
Have also taught first grade, and seventh and eighth grade Science.
To meet the diverse needs of all students.
To give students the academic and social skills needed to progress to sixth grade.
To have a strong home/school connection which is beneficial to students.
Wonders– a Common Core Literature based reading program
State Assessment in the spring
Tiered Reading support based on STAR, MAP and DIBELS, not grouped classes
AR is not graded, but goals are set each month.
Included in Reading Program
Focus on “Six Traits”
Five – step writing process
Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing,
Writing Assessment this spring
Lessons from Wonder’s Reading
Homework due on Thursday’s.
Tests on Friday’s
enVision math series – can access on-line
Homework sent Friday, due on Thursday
IXL – uses computer to individualize
Mastering Math Facts
State Assessment in the spring
Tiered Math support based on test scores, not grouped classes
F.A.I.M.S.S – curriculum
Weather and Water
Life, Health, Space,
Force and Motion, and Safety
Taught by Ms. Whitney
United States History
American Hero Project in winter
State Assessment in the Spring
Taught by Mr. Fanning
Shawnee Mission suggests that students in fifth grade should have approximately 50 minutes of homework every night. This includes 20 minutes of reading.
Students practice skills learned at school.
Homework is due the day after it is assigned, unless otherwise stated.
We review homework in class.
Parent assistance is encouraged.
Time will be given for students to fill out their planner each day.
Students are responsible for recording class work, homework, and project information.
Parents are encouraged to sign each evening.
Students need to share any other important information with parents.
The planner information can be accessed on-line through web backpack.
Our classroom is a community that follows rules to help us get along with each other.
We follow the Crestview R.O.A.R.
Rules are consistent throughout the school.
R.O.A.R tickets are given to those showing appropriate behaviors
Oops tickets are given to those not students not following R.O.A.R.
Students take responsibility for their own actions and follow the Crestview R.O.A.R.
Positive reinforcement is stressed, R.O.A.R. tickets and Super Stars are awarded.
There are daily, weekly, and quarterly drawings.
Students fill out an Oops ticket, then during recess fill out an Oops Record and walk minutes of recess on the basketball court.
Some offenses also cause student to go to a safe seat in the classroom.
Other offenses sends the student to a Buddy room for less than one hour.
October 23: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
October 24: 8:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Please sign up tonight on the back table.