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Welcome To Fifth Grade!. While you are waiting, please fill in the “Helpful Information” sheet on your child’s desk. Please take a minute to respond to your child’s letter! Take a look on the back to view their goals for fifth grade. Mrs. Struve Room 14. Husband: Heath

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welcome to fifth grade

Welcome To Fifth Grade!

While you are waiting, please fill in the “Helpful Information” sheet on your child’s desk.

Please take a minute to respond to your child’s letter!

Take a look on the back to view their goals for fifth grade.

Mrs. Struve

Room 14

about me
Husband: Heath
  • 2 Sons: Zach and Nate
  • Love for children
  • Childhood dream
  • Coached girls’ track at CMS
  • 17th year of teaching
  • Master of Education Degree

About Me

The Struve Family

our daily schedule

Our Daily Schedule

Your child is tardy after 8:10 and must be checked in the office by a parent or guardian.

8:05 Arrival/ Announcements

8:10 Morning Meeting/Broadcast

8:20 Writer’s Workshop

9:10 Specials

10:00 Social Studies

10:40 Brain Break Activity

10:45 Daily 5 Block 1

11:05 Word Study

11:20 Reading

11:45 Daily 5 Block 2 / RTI

12:15 Recess / Lunch

1:15 Math

2:25 Organize for Dismissal

2:35 Dismissal

* These indicate time blocks best for necessary appointments.

Five-Day Rotation

A- Art

B- Media

C- Computer Lab

D- P.E.

E- Music


  • Letter days will change each grading period.
do you know your child s bus number

Do you know your child’s bus number?

According to district guidelines, transportation changes must be made through myCSSby 1:00 on the day of the change.

safe snacks 4 th 5th grade

Safe Snacks 4th & 5th Grade



Cheese cubes or sticks

Individually packaged items:

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers

Sunshine Cheez-Its

Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Cereal Bars: Strawberry or Mixed Berry

Pretzels- Rold Gold – Sticks or Tiny Twists

The Safe Snack list must be followed using these specific brands in original packaging.

expectations for learning

Expectationsfor Learning

Establish Learning Targets


Guidance and Role Modeling


Release of Responsibility


Student Ownership of Learning!

organization communication

Organization & Communication

Assignment Notebook


Take home/return folder

Organize loose papers

Friday Folders

Literacy Binder

Data Binder

Monthly Calendar


Mrs. Struve’s Webpage

6 Common Core Shifts

for Mathematics:

Learn more about fewer, key topics

Build skills within and across grades

Develop speed and accuracy

Really know it, Really do it

Use it in the real world

Think fast AND solve problems


6 Common Core Shifts

for ELA/Literacy:

  • Read as much non-fiction as fiction
  • Learn about the world by reading
  • Read more challenging material closely
  • Discuss reading using evidence
  • Write non-fiction using evidence
  • Increase academic vocabulary

Common Core State Standards

benchmark assessments

Benchmark Assessments

Helps Guide Instruction

Responsive to Needs

Differentiate Learning


Reach for Reading Quizzes

Reach for Reading Unit Tests

Everyday Math Assessments


online resources

Online Resources

Teacher Website


MTE Website


Reach for Reading Online


Everyday Math Online


Social Studies (TCI) Online


social studies science

Social Studies Science

ISTEP- Social Studies

Science in December

Social Studies

U.S. History


Regions, States, Capitals




  • Astronomy
  • Matter
  • Food Chain
  • Human Systems Design Project
  • Health
writer s workshop and grammar
Workshop Model
  • Gradual Release of Responsibility
  • Independent Work on Writing
  • Project and Inquiry Writing
  • Integration of Grammar and Vocabulary

Writer’s Workshop and Grammar

word study
Rigby Spelling /Vocabulary

Tier 2 Words- across the curriculum

Tier 3 Words- content specific

Vocabulary Journals

Greek and Latin Stems

Word Study

reading curriculum
ReachLiteracy Units
  • Junior Great Books
  • Novel Study
  • Workshop/Daily Five
  • Guided Strategy Groups
  • Read to Self
  • Read to Someone
  • Word Work
  • Work on Writing


Focus on Non-Fiction

Close Reading

Shared Inquiry



EDM Level 5 or 6

Otter Creek

Math Workshop

  • Multiplication and Division
    • Traditional Algorithms
    • Mastery of Facts
examples of formative assessments
Examples of Formative Assessments
  • Homework
  • Center or Station work
  • Observation Notes
  • Math Practice
  • Journaling
  • Daily Work
examples of summative assessments
Examples of Summative Assessments
  • Quizzes and Tests
  • Performance Tasks
  • Presentations & Projects
  • Not all corrected work is entered in the gradebook.
  • Grades reference summative experiences only and may be fewer in number.
50 minutes a night
    • reading, spelling, math, grammar
  • Neat and accurate
  • Pencil (or blue/black pen)
  • No red pen or highlighters
  • Make homework a priority
  • Find a routine that works


late incomplete work
Parent note required
  • Responsibility form, clip down
  • Classroom Mini-Economy fine
  • Working lunch
  • Work expected the next day

Late/Incomplete Work

CCS Grading Scale

A 93-100

A- 90-92

B+ 87-89

B 83-86

B- 80-82

C+ 77-79

C 73-76

C- 70-72

D+ 67-69

D 63-66

D- 60-62

F <= 59


WebGrades (myCCS)

Online report cards four times per year

Let’s emphasize learning and best effort over grades!

Test Corrections

report cards will be sent home one week after the grading period ends
Online Report Cards

End of Grading Period:

October 10, 2014

December 19, 2014

March 13, 2015

May 27, 2015

*Report cards will be sent home one week after the grading period ends.

behavior plan

Behavior Plan

Fifth Grade Mini Economy

Clip Up/Down Chart (class)

School-wide Yellow Clip Up Ticket

Green Turtle Bucks

Red Turtle Track Tickets

“Making Better Choices” Form

Respectful, Responsible, and Safe

special events
September 19thKoteewiPark

November 15thCarmel Symphony @ CHS

December 19thJA BizTown (8:30-2:15)

April 15th Ruth Lilly "Life Begins"

March 3rd -13thISTEP (Applied Skills)

April 28th - May 7th ISTEP (Multiple Choice)

March 20th/21stPlanetarium @ CHS

May 15th Grade Music Program

May 29th Fifth Grade Recognition Ceremony (1:00 p.m.)

Special Events

Parent Chaperones must have Criminal History must be up to date on myCCS.

concerns questions conferences

Concerns QuestionsConferences

Mrs. Cherie Struve

Voicemail: 571-4073 (1552)

Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Stephanie Augspurger

[email protected]

Mrs. Erin McLaughlin

[email protected]

Mrs. Toni Kleine

[email protected]

*Please allow 24 hours for responses.

*If you have an issue that needs immediate attention, please call the office.

Call, write, e-mail us any time!

things to think about
Preparation for Middle School
  • Gradual Release of Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Rigor and Relevance
  • Full Circle of Communication
  • Support and Trust

Things to Think About