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Welcome Champions. Last Year of Elementary School !. Meet Mrs. Carter. 5 th Grade Curriculum. Specials (STEM, MUSIC, PE, ART) Math Reading ELA Writing, Grammar Skills Spelling Speaking, Listening Science and Social Studies. Reading and Language Arts. The Daily Café: Reading

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5 th grade curriculum
5th Grade Curriculum
  • Specials (STEM, MUSIC, PE, ART)
  • Math
  • Reading
  • ELA
    • Writing,
    • Grammar Skills
    • Spelling
    • Speaking, Listening
  • Science and Social Studies
reading and language arts
Reading and Language Arts

The Daily Café:

Reading

Comprehension Activity

Writing

Working with Words

what does 5 th grade reading look like
What does 5th grade reading look like?

Building Stamina – Being able to read at 45 minutes per setting at appropriate fluency.

Reading various genres.

Close reading vs. recreational reading.

Nightly Reading Log, 3,600 pages a year=900 pages per quarter=100 pages a week.

improving comprehension skills
Improving Comprehension Skills

Students will actively learn and use specific comprehension strategies:

  • Summarization
  • Making an inference
  • Point of View
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Making Mental Pictures
  • Identifying Cause & Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Using text features
expanding vocabulary
Expanding Vocabulary

Students will enhance their knowledge of unfamiliar words by purposely studying pertinent words found in literature and content.

For example: finding synonyms, antonyms, and being able to identify and use the correct definition of the word found in the text.

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SpellingBig Change!Grade will be incorporated in the Language Arts grade which includes writing, grammar, and spelling.
writing our way through 5 th grade
Writing our Way Through 5th Grade
  • Narrative, Opinion, Informational
  • Many “quick” writes, summaries.
  • Across the curriculum…math, social studies, and science.
  • Ideas, Organization, Conventions and Sentence Fluency, Style (Voice and Word Choice).
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Math

Critical Areas:

  • Fractions: Developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication and division of fractions
  • Extending division to 2-digit divisors
  • Integrating decimal and fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to thousandths
  • Developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
  • Developing an understanding of volume
science
Science

Curriculum includes:

  • Constructive/Destructive Forces
  • Matter
  • Chemical and Physical Changes
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plant and Animal Cells
  • Microorganisms
  • Classification of Plants & Animals
social studies
Social Studies
  • Effective Citizenship
  • Civil War & Reconstruction
  • Westward Movement
  • Immigration
  • WWI, Jazz Age, and Great Depression
  • WWII , Cold War, Vietnam
  • Economics
  • Civil Rights
5 th grade
5th Grade

90-100: A

80-89: B

74-79: C

70-73: D

  • Synergy is coming!
testing
Testing
  • ITBS: Sept. 23-27 (practice books are available in stores like School Box and Lakeshore Learning)
  • Writing Assessment: March 5
  • CRCT: April 23-30
communication
Communication
  • Friday folder – Please review papers with your student.
  • Agenda – nightly
  • Homework Folder – sent home daily
  • Email: regina.carter@cobbk12.org
  • Get Connected Letters
  • Blog: http://sopecreeklibrary.typepad.com/carter/
    • Checked each weekend by parents

and students

nuts and bolts
“Nuts and Bolts”
  • “B” Sheets – Signed by parent and returned on Monday morning.
  • Mini Economy - Classroom Jobs – Auction
  • Transportation changes MUST be in writing. No changes can be made over the phone.
  • Visitors MUST sign in; it’s the law!
  • No “drop-offs”! (homework, Target bags, book bags, etc.) The only exceptions are eyeglasses, lunches, and medications.
  • Remember to send a written excuse for absences (an easy-to-use form can be found on the school blog).
  • Birthday treats: Please give me notice and no Gigi’s unless they are mini cupcakes.
volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Boosterthon
  • PVS
  • Helper Parent
  • Class Parties
  • Classroom Projects

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!!!!!

transportation
Transportation
  • We will not be able to accept guest riders on buses until further notice
  • All transportation changes must require a written note.
  • Students are never tardy if they ride the bus.
  • Make sure that your child has given the bus driver the “Safe Driver Contract”.
boosterthon
Boosterthon
  • Our biggest fundraiser
  • Fully funds the PTA budget
  • Provides enrichment opportunities for ALL Sope Creek Students!
  • Focus on FITNESS, LEADERSHIP, & CHARACTER.

Important Dates:

8/16 – Team Spirit Day

8/19 – Pep Rally

8/21 – 8/27 – Team Huddle Days

8/28 – Boosterthon Fun Run! (11-12:15)

This year’s theme: Camp High 5

From classmates to friends

All hands in.

thank you
Thank You

We can’t wait to get to know each and every student and see them shine!

It will be a great year!