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Beginning the Journey 5 th Grade. Miss Kraft. We Learn…. 10% of what we READ 20% of what we HEAR 30% of what we SEE 50% of what we SEE and HEAR 70% of what we DISCUSS WITH OTHERS 80% of what we EXPERIENCE FIRST HAND 95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE. Literacy Block.

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Beginning the journey 5 th grade

Beginning the Journey5th Grade

Miss Kraft

We learn
We Learn…

10% of what we READ

20% of what we HEAR

30% of what we SEE

50% of what we SEE and HEAR

70% of what we DISCUSS WITH OTHERS


95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE

Literacy block
Literacy Block

Balanced Literacy – shared reading, guided reading, independent reading

Daily 5 Structure

Comprehension, Fluency, and Vocabulary

Listening and Speaking Skills

Writing Process – prewrite, draft, revise, edit, publish

6 Traits of Writing – ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions

Grammar – parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation

Sitton Spelling

Beginning the journey 5 th grade

Number Sense – number system, operations, computation, estimation (multiplication and division)

Geometry/Measurement – shapes, angles, line relationships, customary and metric measurement

Algebra – relationships, modeling in context, procedures

Data Analysis – display and analysis, predictions and inferences, probability


Weather and Climate


Forces and Motion


Light and Sound

Social studies
Social Studies

Early American Cultures


Colonial Life

Revolutionary War

U.S. Constitution

50 States

Big idea
Big Idea

All lessons will be standards based to grade level and the individual strengths and needs of your student.

Collaboration is a key to success!

Exploration and independence

Teaching friends and neighbors

Daily writing reflections for all content areas

Student agendas friday lunch bunch
Student Agendas/Friday Lunch Bunch

Please check and initial your student’s assignment agenda each night.

Students must bring their agenda to school EVERY DAY.

Encourage your student to complete his or her homework each night.

Assigned work that is not turned in by Friday will be completed during Lunch Bunch study hall.

Beginning the journey 5 th grade

Parent Teacher Organization

Provide support for students, teachers, and the Pawnee community

Sign up for many different activities

Reading incentive program
Reading Incentive Program

Encourage your student to spend at least 15 minutes each night reading.

Return the signed weekly reading incentive slips to school every Monday.

Students who meet the incentive goal will attend a reading celebration each quarter.

Testing schedule
Testing Schedule

  • Acuity Science Pre-Assessment-October 2013

  • Acuity Reading and Math Diagnostic Test–

    • Dates to be determined but will occur in December and January

  • Acuity Mid-Year Reading, Math, and Science – Mid February

  • State Testing Reading (NeSA-R), Math (NeSA-M), and Science (NeSA-S) – April 2014

Tips for assisting your child
Tips for Assisting Your Child

Follow up on and talk about homework.

Provide a quiet well lit area with little distractions to help your child study or do homework.

Mark down test dates on your calendar so you and your child are aware of them.

Make sure your child gets enough sleep.

Ensure your child eats a healthy breakfast.

Tips continued
Tips continued

Demonstrate the use of math and reading skills in real life situations.

Model good reading, writing, and math habits.

Remain a positive support for your child.

Ongoing communication between the teacher and parent is crucial.