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WELCOME!!!!. 5 th GRADE CURRICULUM NIGHT. DAILY SCHEDULE. 7:20-7:55 Morning Work/Announcements 7:55-8:25 Curriculum Connections 8:30-9:10 Specials 9:15-9:45 Writing 9:45-10:50 Block 1 10:50-12:00 Block 2 12:00-12:25 Block 3 12:25-1:15 Lunch/Recess 1:20-2:15 Block 3 (continued)

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  • 7:20-7:55 Morning Work/Announcements

  • 7:55-8:25 Curriculum Connections

  • 8:30-9:10 Specials

  • 9:15-9:45 Writing

  • 9:45-10:50 Block 1

  • 10:50-12:00 Block 2

  • 12:00-12:25 Block 3

  • 12:25-1:15 Lunch/Recess

  • 1:20-2:15 Block 3 (continued)

  • 2:15-2:20 Dismissal

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Curriculum Link

  • www.georgiastandards.org

  • We will discuss an overview tonight of the fifth grade curriculum. If you would like an in-depth description of our curriculum, please visit this site.

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  • Our school has adopted a modified version of this type of scheduling to increase students’ success in the area of Language Arts.

  • Blocks of time are set aside to address 4 different areas.

  • Guided Reading, Working with Words, Self-Selected Reading (DEAR), and Writing are incorporated in the classroom daily.

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LANGUAGE ARTS Literacy Groups

Throughout Language Arts, we address the standards through various instructional strategies by incorporating:

  • Writing

  • Leveled Readers

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Reading comprehension

  • Vocabulary

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Students writing every day

Students writing in all subjects


Writing Process

Preparation for Georgia Writing Test


Ideas (40%)

Organization (20%)

Style (20%)

Conventions (20%)


Narrative, Informational, persuasive, and response to literature


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  • Houghton Mifflin Math: Georgia

  • Interactive activities on the web site

  • Problem solving daily

  • Extra practice

  • CRCT practice tests


    Username: Cumming5classroom

    Password: Cumming5

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  • Habits of Mind and the Nature of Science (knowing and incorporating the scientific process throughout the year)

  • Earth’s Surface Features

  • Changes in Matter

  • Electricity and Magnetism

  • Classification

  • Traits of Organisms

  • Cells and Microorganisms


    Username: Cumming5classroom

    Password: Cumming5

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  • Houghton Mifflin Social Studies: United States History (Civil War to Today)

  • Tested on GPS (Georgia Performance Standards) this year

  • This year we will begin with the Civil War and continue to the present. As well as, geographic understandings, civic understandings, and economic understandings.


    Username: Cumming5classroom

    Password: Cumming5

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1. Endangered Species/Habitats

2.  Dining Out

3.  Going to the Hospital

4.  Around Town

5.  Country Study

6.  Holidays and Culture Integrated Through Out

  • Each homeroom has Spanish one time per week as a special.

  • 5TH Grade teachers are Mrs. Campos and Mrs. Laws

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  • ESL-Mrs. Reis

  • Resource-Mrs. Garner/Mrs. Harrison

  • EIP Math/Reading-Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Parker

  • Title 1 Math- Mrs. McIntosh

  • Speech-Mrs. Alexander

  • Horizons-Mrs. Case/Mrs. Snook

  • Guidance-Mrs. O’Neil

  • They are planning a lot of new and exciting events for the children, and working with the classroom teachers to help students be successful.

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  • Be prepared

  • Follow directions

  • Work quietly

  • Respect others- be kind in actions and words

  • Work and play safely

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  • Each student should have an agenda to keep track of daily assignments.

  • The agendas need to be checked daily by parents.

  • Parents please check these every night to help the students stay on task and learn responsibility.

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  • Homework will be assigned in 5th grade daily.

  • The assignments shouldn’t ever take a student more than one hour total for all subjects.

  • Late work is discouraged. Guidelines are set by individual teachers regarding late work.

  • Homework Hotline

  • Teacher web pages

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  • Your child will be participating in the Accelerated Reader Program

  • He/She will be expected to take and pass an appropriate amount of tests per nine weeks with at least 80% accuracy.

  • Each nine weeks, your child will be given an individual point goal to obtain.

  • The goal will be based on your child’s reading level which will be received from the STAR test that is given at the beginning of the year.

  • Some time is set aside weekly for silent reading, but it is very important that your child read each night for at least 20 minutes at home as well.

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  • 7:40 AM-2:20 PM

  • To be an unexcused absence, a note must be sent in with a parent signature explaining reason.

  • No bus changes.

  • Phone calls will not excuse an absence.

  • If absent, five days will be given for make-up work.

  • Car rider line will be locked at 7:40A.M. If arriving after that time, student must be checked in at the front office.

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Spelling Bee

Robotics Team

Technology Fair

Student Council

Cumming Cougar Coverage


5th Grade Field Trip

Winter Breakfast

End of the Year Honors Day


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  • Georgia Writing Test March 4

  • CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test) April 21-29 (Students must meet standards in reading and math in order to be promoted to 6th grade)

  • Benchmark Assessments: End of each nine week period in Math and Language Arts