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Grade 5 Team 2014-2015. Ruamrudee International School. Mr. Mitch, Mr. Jeff, Ms. Nancy, Ms.Heather, Mr. Dwight, Mr. Ryan. Expectations and Procedures. Expectations. Procedures. Students will come to class prepared each day.

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ruamrudee international school

Grade 5 Team


Ruamrudee International School

Mr. Mitch, Mr. Jeff, Ms. Nancy, Ms.Heather, Mr. Dwight, Mr. Ryan

expectations and procedures
Expectations and Procedures



  • Students will come to class prepared each day.
  • Students will respect themselves, their classmates and their belongings.
  • Students will create a life-long love of learning.
  • Homework in planner should be discussed and signed nightly.
  • Reading Log: Students are expected to read each night for a minimum of 20 minutes and to respond using various reading strategies.
  • Students are expected to complete assigned homework each night.
  • Projects that explore a subject in more depth. These projects may require research outside of class and also provide valuable lessons in time-management skills.
curriculum overview
Curriculum Overview
  • Language Arts:

Reading, Writing, Word Study, Speaking, Listening

  • Math:

Number Sense, Geometry, Algebra, Measurement, Data and Graphing

  • Social Studies:

Geography, The Age of Exploration (1500-1800)

  • Science: FOSS Kits

Explorations in Chemistry, Astronomy, Environment

language arts reading
Language Arts: Reading
  • Read Alouds.
  • Mini-Lessons covering reading strategies that will help students to become independent and successful readers.
  • Silent Reading -or- Guided Reading -or- Literature Circles. Individual and group conferences. Whole class books will be supported for various individual reading abilities .
  • Reading Logs: Students will respond to personal outside reading in reading log, turning in according to given schedule.
language arts writing
Language Arts: Writing
  • Writer Talks
  • Mini-Lessons exploring various writing strategies
  • Different genres
  • Writing Journals -or- Writing Projects
  • Author’s Chair
  • Publications
  • Peer Conferences
  • Teacher Conferences
language arts word study
Language Arts: Word Study
  • Making Connections

Students will use spelling words to make connections between other words and recognize patterns in spelling.

  • Interactive Edit

Students will correct conventions in writing samples, such as capitalization, organization, spelling and punctuation.

  • Word Work

Students will work with words to learn more

about analogies, synonyms, antonyms, root words, prefixes, suffixes, etc.

  • Grammar

Students will develop an increased understanding of grammar including parts of speech and tenses.

language arts speaking and listening
Language Arts: Speaking and Listening
  • Discussions

Students will courteously participate in small group and class discussions with clear content focus.

  • Presentations

Students will practice giving individual and group presentations within the class, pushing to speak with good volume, clearly, and with meaningful expression.

  • Listening

Students will learn active listening skills to help with classroom learning and personal interactions.

  • Conventions

Students will speak in complete sentences.

*** All of these skills are practiced in the daily morning meeting.

math investigations
Math Investigations
  • Number Sense (place value, estimating, comparing and ordering numbers)
  • Decimals (ordering, comparing, multiplying and dividing)
  • Fractions & Mixed Numbers (ordering, comparing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing)
  • Measurement (customary and metric units)
  • Data & Graphing (tables, charts and graphs)
  • Geometry & Algebra (angles, geometric figures, variables)
social studies
Social Studies
  • Geography – The Five Themes of Geography
    • Focus on Asia
    • Movement – Regions – Human/Environment Interaction – Location – Place
    • or MR HELP
  • The Age of Exploration (1500 – 1800)
    • Why how did early explorers made the journeys and discoveries?
    • How do their explorations effect our lives to this day?
  • Mixtures and Solutions
    • Exploration into Chemistry
    • Held in Science Lab
  • Sun Moon and Stars
    • Observing shadows and perceived movement of the sun through the day
    • Observing and tracking the lunar phases
    • Stars, constellations
  • Environments
    • Plants’ needs and tolerance of water, salinity, soil
    • Aquatic environments
supporting your child at home
Supporting your child at Home
  • Read and review the your child’s assignments.
  • Have your child read aloud to you and sign literature log.
  • Engage your child in conversations about what they are reading and learning. Read and discuss their work.
  • Check the assignment book nightly for homework, notes from the teacher, upcoming projects, due dates, information and events.
  • Feel free to contact the teacher with any comments, questions or concerns throughout the yearvia email or arranging a conference through the ES office.
important grade 5 events
  • Please check your school calendar for holidays and Report Card schedule
  • Science Showcase (of student work of this year)
  • Kaleidoscope Café – Poetry
  • Science Field Trip on the Chao Phraya River
  • Parent Teacher Conferences October 17th, 2014 and March 20th, 2015
  • Graduation Ceremony (last week of school)

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Parent Agreement

As the parents/guardians of __________________________, we give permission for our child to bring and use a personal device (digital camera, smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) at school during designated times set by the teacher (7:00 am-2:40 p.m.) being No device should be used outside of the classroom directly supervised by an adult. unless For times when the device is not required for learning, students are expected to keep it locked in the classroom in order to prevent theft. We understand that the school will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to the unit.

Father: ____________ Mother: ________

Student: ___________ Date: __________