WELCOME to the 2014-15 5 th grade School Year BELIEVE, INVEST, ACHIEVE. Daily 5 th Grade Schedule. Morning: English Language Arts Math Social Studies & Map Skills Library (Wed) Afternoon: P.E., Band or Choir, Computers, Art,
Morning: English Language Arts
Social Studies & Map Skills
Afternoon: P.E., Band or Choir, Computers, Art,
The new Common Core State Standards in Mathematics are being implemented in the 5th grade classroom this school year.
Matter & Energy
No Bones About It
The 13 Colonies
Daily Geography Skills
*Our class completes a research project required by the State called a CBA (Classroom-based Assessment).
Narrative andInformational text
Stories – Dramas – Poetry – Historical
Scientific - Technical – Biographies – Autobiographies
Daily Warm-Ups in Non-fiction Reading Passages
Speaking & Listening Standards
Daily Grammar/Editing skills
With our Spelling program, students will receive a spelling handout on Monday to be completed by Friday every week. We will review the skills that are the week’s focus in class. Students will take their Spelling TEST every Fridayalong with a Skills & Proofreading Check Test.
Focused math standards are assigned weekly. In addition, some students might be assigned to focus on their areas of concern, too.
Students are asked to spend at least 1 hour (60 points) per week on IXL. The week begins on Monday and runs through Sunday. I check progress every Monday morning.
Homework will be given Monday through Thursday; Friday only if student has incomplete, make-up or late work. Homework is given to ensure your child understands what was taught in class and allows the student to practice the skills learned. This independent practice is essential to learning the concept and will also teach responsibility. I will NOT send work home “just because.” Your child will have approximately 1½ hours of homework nightly which includes independent reading time & IXL math practice.
When your child is absent from school it is very important to keep in mind that much of what we do in class cannot be made up because of whole group instruction, discussions and activities that are not paper & pencil. Make-up work will be assigned, but because of the nature of several lessons it may not be directly retaught. When your child returns from an absence he/she will need to meet with me to collect any handouts, assignments, or letters that need to be taken home. I would prefer to have a students make-up missed tests or quizzes before or after school.
• Respect others in actions and words at all
• Be responsible for your actions.
• Try your very best.
• Be prepared to learn.
• Make good choices.
• Listen carefully and follow directions.
• Turn in all homework/assignments on time.
• Follow all school rules.
We will have an assigned snack time daily. When students are hungry they are not able to focus on their schoolwork, so snacking is important. I have three rules about snacks: They must be healthy, not disruptive, and in order for students to share they must have enough for the whole class. Some good ideas for snacks are fruit, crackers and granola bars. Soda and candy are not allowed for a snack. It is a good idea, especially during the warmer times of the school year for students to have a leak proof water bottle to keep at their desk.
The 1st Wednesday of every month I will send home scholastic book club order forms in your child’s Wednesday folder. If you are interested in purchasing any of the items, you can submit a check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs for any and all orders from the different clubs or you can submit an order online at www.scholastic.com using our class access code, which is J9H4N.
Orders are due by the 2nd Thursday of every month.
PTG needs a 5th grade classroom delegate
5th grade students are highly encouraged to attend their fall & spring conferences with their parents/guardians.
*Sign up at Staples.com for Reward points for the classroom.
Please please sign the folder & return to school
no later than Friday morning.
TRACKING DAILY POSITIVE & NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS
STUDENTS & Parents CAN LOGIN ANY TIME TO CHECK PROGRESS
WEEKLY REPORTS CAN BE EMAILED TO FAMILIES
Thank you for being a valuable partner in your child’s education. Together we can assure your child’s success this school year.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any
questions or concerns you might have.