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Curriculum Night : September 2014. Welcome. Language Arts :. 24% = 14 (30 min.) periods per cycle reading, writing, listening, speaking, & viewing components weekly writing activities (morning booklet, weekly journal writing, monthly reading responses , etc.)

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Curriculum night september 2014

Curriculum Night :

September 2014

Welcome


Language arts
Language Arts:

  • 24% = 14 (30 min.) periods per cycle

  • reading, writing, listening, speaking, & viewing components

  • weekly writing activities (morning booklet, weekly journal writing, monthly reading responses , etc.)

  • rubric used to assess some demand & process pieces

  • daily reading of individually chosen novels, emphasis on different genres, Reading Bingo (10-15 throughout the year)


Language arts cont
Language Arts: cont.

  • nightly reading (15 minutes), record daily in agenda & initial

  • Reading Logs require parental initial for each completed novel

  • Buddy Reading: 1 period per cycle

  • Technology: 2 per cycle: keyboarding, word processing and special e-learning projects


Math math focus 5
Math: Math Focus 5

  • 16% = 10 (30 min.) periods per cycle

  • evaluation: participation, completion of daily work, & paper and pencil tests

  • Constructed responses – modelled until November

  • Rubric used to assess for reasoning, communication, problem solving, connections & representations

  • Math League: Enrichment, hosted by various schools within the city, team competition, after school, transportation required


Science pan canadian science place
Science: Pan Canadian Science Place

  • 8% = 5 (30 min.) periods per cycle

  • units: Body Works, What’s the Matter?, Putting it in Motion, and Weatherwise.

  • study guide at the end of each unit

  • evaluation: class experiments, assignments, and pencil & paper tests

  • Hands on experiments may require materials or assistance from home.

  • Parental interest, guidance and cooperation will make these activities an enjoyable learning experience.


Religion directions faiths of friends series health young canada health 2
Religion: Directions: Faiths of Friends Series Health: Young Canada Health 2

  • Religion = September – January

  • 8% = 5 (30 min.) periods per cycle

  • units: Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Christianity

  • Health= February – June

  • 6% = 3 (30 min.) periods per cycle

  • evaluation: class activities, mini assignments, paper & pencil tests


French acti vie 2
French: Acti- Vie 2

  • 10% = 6 (30 min.) periods per cycle, 3 hours

  • emphasis on class participation, listening, & speaking

  • Oral Communication: 80% (Speaking & Listening) including oral interviews, role plays, oral presentations /projects, listening activities, games, songs

  • Written Communication: 20% including written presentations, tests, and supplementary activities

  • evaluation: class participation, workbook activities, mini assignments, and paper & pencil tests

  • French Café: Culminating activity at the end of our “Au Café” unit

    Early November, volunteer to bring along food & be our customers!!


Social studies investigating past societies 5
Social Studies: Investigating Past Societies 5

  • 10% = 6 (30 min.), 3 hours periods per cycle

  • Mrs. Terry Pike

  • study guide at the end of each unit

  • evaluation: mini assignments and paper & pencil tests


Art art in action
Art: Art in Action

  • 6% = 3 (30 min.) periods per cycle

  • integrated throughout all curriculum areas

  • evaluation consists of effort, style, attention to specific criteria, and project completion


Gym

  • 6% = 3 (30 min.) periods per cycle Mrs. Jennifer Dolomount

  • must come properly dressed & ready to participate

  • must have written note to be excused from class

  • swimming: survival training, 10 weeks, usually April-June

  • bring along a bag to hang gym clothes in locker, keep extra set in book bag

  • clean clothes brought to school Monday, returned home Friday, usually works well


Music
Music

  • 6% = 3 periods per cycle Mrs. Darlene Steeves

  • Students will develop musical skills, build an understanding of music through singing & movement, performing on instruments, listening to various styles of music, and reading / writing music.

  • All recorders stay in the music room, bring written note if you want one to practice at home.

  • Elementary Choir period scheduled, class time, allows all interested the opportunity to participate.


Homework 30 60 minutes maximum
Homework: ( 30-60 minutes maximum)

  • Class Webpage @ http://lc.wnlsd.ca/~maxine.lushman/Online agenda daily

  • Student agenda:

    • keeps child & parent organized, prepared, & ready for the next day / week

    • Excellent communication between home & school

    • Must be viewed & initialed by an adult, each night, to ensure work is being checked

  • reading every night, same book for in-class reading, record pages in agenda

  • if homework can’t be completed, a brief note saying when it will be completed, is fine

  • all graded tests and assignments must be returned with signature

  • study guide given with at least one week notice for all written tests

  • never more than 2 tests per week


Grade 5 outdoor education program
Grade 5: Outdoor Education Program

  • Killdevil Camp @GrosMorne National Park

  • 4 – 6 parent chaperones required from each class

  • 3 days & 2 nights, own transportation required

  • Chaperone guide and forms to fill out

  • Code of Conduct required, within 2 years

  • Responsibilities throughout the day and night

  • http://outdoor.wnlsd.ca/ or

  • http://youtu.be/M7fGR3ZEvD8 Pre-visit video


Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous:

  • Curriculum outcomes found @ www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/stu.htm

  • absenteeism: call school & bring note for register

  • recess & lunch time: must go outside, dress appropriately

  • must have note to stay inside

  • not permitted to go out for lunch unless note states child will be accompanied by an adult or someone other than a friend

  • Mobile phones are not to be used throughout the day, permission is required


Miscellaneous1
Miscellaneous:

  • phone outside of office: for student use, permission is required

  • no parking in front or at rear of school : required to use drop off zone, Walmart or Kinsmen parking lots

  • nutritional meals: no junk food, peanut butter, orshellfish, water bottles, should contain water, not juice or colored water

  • recess & lunch orders: completed at home, correct money if possible, order form & money in a labeled, reusable ziploc bag, collected @ 8:30


Miscellaneous2
Miscellaneous:

  • monthly Newsletter: one per family, youngest child, also available @ http://www.humberelem.k12.nf.ca/

  • Scholastic Book Orders: monthly, cheques payable to Scholastic Book Club

  • Grade 5 Charity: Gingerbread House @ the Valley Mall. Money raised from our French Café goes toward the purchase of gifts for children in need at Christmas time.


Expectations
Expectations:

  • Arrival time: First bell 8:05, (be at school)

    Second bell 8:15, (be inside your classroom)

    Final bell 8:25 (start class)

  • Very important to have 20 minutes to get undressed, unpacked, materials gathered, and ready for class.


Expectations1
Expectations:

  • Dismissal Time: 2:30

  • Buses & Parents wait outside for all students to be walked out by their classroom teacher.

  • Notes are required for students who wish to make changes to their normal routine.

  • “Courtesy Seat Request Form” - may be obtained for times when the change may be for an extended period of time.


Expectations2
Expectations:

  • Always encourage & emphasize the importance of :

    • Completing & returning work promptly

    • Taking pride in ones own work

    • Developing good work habits & study skills

    • Showing respect for oneself & for others


Evaluation
Evaluation:

  • November:

    • 1st Written Report & Interview

  • March:

    • 2nd Written Report

  • June:

    • 3rd Written Report


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