Fifth Grade Welcome Students and Parents!
Welcome to 5th Grade! • This is an important year for you! • I will give you an introduction to 5th grade and to our classroom. • If you have any questions during my presentation, please raise your hand and wait to be called on.
All About MeMrs. Roberts • My Background • I grew up in Hoffman Estates. • I am the eldest of nine children. • I have a Master’s degree. • I’ve been teaching for 25 years. • I have taught 3rd, 5th and 6th grades, but 5th is my favorite.
My Family • My Husband • John • My Children • Sons, John and Michael • Our Pets • Dog, Elvis
Tornado Drill Open Windows, and turn off lights. There is no talking. Procedure Use northwest stairway (next to rooms 227, 228 and hall window). Walk on right side of stairs to the main floor. Proceed past 2nd and 1st grades to hallway by nurse’s office and line up along walls opposite nurse’s office. Sit along wall. Facing wall with head between knees and hands clasped over head.
Fire Drill • Turn off lights, Exit • Exit single file, there is no talking Procedure Use northwest stairway (next to rooms 227, 228 and hall window). Walk on right side of stairs to main floor. Exit left side of door #7. Walk behind school to south playground. Cross asphalt of playground and line up by class.
Crisis Plan • Remain in the classroom. • Lock the classroom door from the inside. • Pull shades down, turn off lights. • Move away from the door and windows. • Remain calm and quiet.
Goals • To give you the academic tools you need to progress to 6th grade. • To provide a supportive learning environment. • To integrate Common Core State Standards into the curriculum. • To prepare you for the ISAT .(Illinois State Achievement Test) • To have fun while we learn. • To make new friends and discover new interests.
Class Content • We will cover all the subjects and topics that our state believes are important for you to learn during 5th grade.
Writing • Students will begin the year writing well-written paragraphs. • Being a Writer Curriculum will be used • Narrative, Expository and Persuasive writing will be stressed. • One writing piece will be graded per unit. • 6 + 1 Writing traits and rubric will be used to grade each final writing piece. • Grammar and mechanics will be stressed. • Students will keep all of their writing in their writing notebooks/binder. • All work must be done in cursive writing.
Math • Math will be taught everyday. • Students will answer 5 math problems in their spiral notebook every morning. • Homework : Math Box Study Links • Bring to class: SRB book Journal /Study Links Calculator Geometry template pencil red pen Vocabulary binder • There will be a study group the day before every test.
Math • We Will Be Learning About: • Number Theory • Estimation • Geometry Explorations • Division • Fractions, Decimals, and percents • Using Data • Exponents and Negative numbers • Fractions and Ratios • Coordinates, Area Volume, and Capacity • Algebra Concepts and Skills • Volume • Probability, Ratios, and Rates
Reading • READ,READ,READ! • All students are assessed three times a year using Fountas and Pinell Reading Assessment to find their Independent and Instructional levels • All students need to have a “just right” independent book to read in class everyday. • Mini-lessons on strategies • Students will use the mini- lesson strategy during independent reading and record evidence of this strategy on their independent reading log • Modeled Reading • Shared Reading • Guided reading, according to their Fountas and Pinell Level • Independent Reading • Read Aloud • Conferencing • Reading Logs will be due every Friday • Journals • Book reports will be due once a month stressing a particular genre
Reading • Strategies • Making Connections • Questioning • Visualizing • Inferring • Determining Importance • Synthesizing
Words Their Way • At the beginning of the year students are assessed with a Spelling Inventory Test. • Students are then placed in groups according to the skills/rules that they need support. • Once a week, students are given a new set of words to study and practice. Activities such as sorting, quizzes, word hunts and games are done during the week. • Students are assessed on their new words weekly.
Social Studies • We Will be Learning About: • United States History • Explorers • Colonies • Revolutionary War • Declaration of Independence • Civil War • To study for tests: www.tutorial.historyalive.com
Science • We Will Be Learning About: • Body Systems • Health, hygiene • Reproduction • Data, Variables • Scientific Method • Mixtures and Solutions • D.A.R.E. - Drug abuse, smoking, social pressures
Art, Music, and P.E. • Music will be on Mondays • Art and P.E. will be on Tuesdays. • Computer Lab and Library will be held on Fridays.
Class Rules • Learning cannot take place when there are disruptions or poor behavior in the classroom. Each student is responsible for his own behavior; therefore, there will be consequences for inappropriate behavior. • Verbal Warning • Call/Note sent Home • Detention
Homework • All homework is to be done. • Students will receive a “0” if their work is not handed in. • Parents will be notified on the behavior chart when the student has a missing assignment.
Teacher/Parent Communication • Every Friday I will be sending home a blue folder which will contain the following things: • A newsletter from me containing important information about what we are learning, upcoming tests, student achievements and important dates to remember. • All of your papers from the last week. • A monthly behavior chart for the week. Parents are to sign and return the behavior chart with the blue folder. 4. Progress Reports will be sent home in the middle of each semester.
Absences and Tardiness • Students are required to hand in all the work they missed. • Green assignment sheets will be given when you are absent. • Make arrangements with the teacher to make up tests or if you have any questions about the work that you missed.
Progress Reports and Report Cards • Progress Reports • Report Cards • http://www.u-46.org/spps/ahpg.cfm?spgid=346
Field Trips • In school, Robert Crown Center (puberty) (September) • Three trips to Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, (October, February, April) • D.A.R.E. (September-December) • Springfield (May ?) • End of the Year Picnic at Lord’s Park, (May)
Contact Information • Mrs. Roberts voice mail- 1-847-289-6639 e-mail- Lauraroberts@u-46.org Please give me 24 hours to respond . Thank you