5th Expectations • Developing Effective Learners • Developing Ethical Character • Georgia Milestones • Standards Based Grading & Report Card • 6th Grade Readiness • Fieldtrip Overview • T-shirt • Q&A Topics Tonight
5th Grade Expectations • Read, practice, make corrections, study, give best effort, TRY • Keep an organized desk and folders • Come prepared with materials • Follow norms and protocols • Take responsibility for words and actions • Be efficient and productive • Be nice. Work hard. • NO EXCUSES!
Learning Formats - • Electronic Simulations • Concepts, Information to Music • Instructional Videos ... How To, Demonstrations, Experiments • Games to Practice Skills and Concepts
Frequently Used Applications & Resources …. RESOURCE BINDER: Math & Social Studies EUREKA MATH WORK BOOKS EL PACKETS & MODULE MATERIALS SCIENCE UNIT PACKETS
Georgia Milestones (2) ELA • Close analytic reading to construct meaning, make inferences, draw conclusions, compare and contrast ideas, themes, etc., as well as synthesize ideas and concepts across multiple texts SCIENCE • Will require understanding of core concepts, ideas, and practices to explain scientific phenomena, with the Characteristics of Science/Nature serving as prerequisites MATH • Will require demonstration of conceptual understanding of concepts, procedural skills and fluency, problem solving, modeling, and mathematical reasoning SOCIAL STUDIES • Will require require students to understand how the past influences the present and future, including interconnectedness of culture, geography, economics, government, and civics
Developing Ethical Character • Crew addresses 7 Cs • 7 C’s of Character • Care • Leadership • Respectful Disagreement • Responsibility • Perseverance • Behavior • Positive– • Praise! • Rise up slips and tickets (schoolwide) • Dojo positive points – parents can view points and comments in the app • Negative – • Redirection, appropriate consequence, classroom discipline referral (CDR) or office referral • Dojo negative points • Report card may be impacted over time – parents can view points and comments in the app • Rewarding “Doing the Right Thing: • Privileges and free time
Standards Based Grading Things that make you go hmmmm…
Can a “good student” fail to meet academic standards? They followed directions ... Sort of .... But can they compare decimals???
Adapted from How to Grade for Learning,3rd Edition (O'Connor, 2009) Which Student Would You Choose To Pack Your Parachute? Adapted from How to Grade for Learning, 3rd Edition (O'Connor, 2009)
Considerations for readiness: • Classroom performance over time – grades matters, as they reflect mastery levels. • Maturity indicators • Attendance • MAP scores – shows comparison of age level peers across the country; norm referenced • Milestones scores – shows absolute achievement against Georgia standards • GMAS does not indicate readiness without supporting measures. 6th Grade Readiness 5th Grade is, by law, a “Benchmark Year”
Report Cards • Progress reported every 9 weeks • Summative score is the official grade to report mastery against 5th grade standards • Report cards include grades for: • Academic and Specials • 7 Cs: • Care • Leadership • Respectful Disagreement • Responsibility • Perseverance
Montgomery, Alabama • LONG day trip Tues., March 3 • $75-80 per person • Freedom Riders • Rosa Parks Museum • Dexter Memorial Baptist Church • Tuskegee Airmen Museum • Chaperones needed • Fingerprints & Background checks • Zoo Atlanta • Sometime in the fall • Elephant exhibit is our primary focus • Elephant Conservation • Skype interviews Field Studies
Q & A Thanks for coming!