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Welcome to Back to School Night. What happens in Riker Hill’s Fifth Grade?. The Fifth Grade Team. Mrs. Sharon Yasner /Mrs. Anna-Maria Corino – Social Studies Mrs. Gail Kelly – Mathematics Mr. David Arensburg – Science Mrs. Michele Jacobsen – Special Education

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What happens in

Riker Hill’s

Fifth Grade?

the fifth grade team
The Fifth Grade Team
  • Mrs. Sharon Yasner/Mrs. Anna-Maria Corino – Social Studies
  • Mrs. Gail Kelly – Mathematics
  • Mr. David Arensburg – Science
  • Mrs. Michele Jacobsen – Special Education
  • Mrs. Vanessa Belford – BSI/Support
  • Ms. Nicole Monaco– Special Education
  • Mrs. Liz Zuber– Aide
  • Mrs. Jill McLaughlin- Aide

***Note: All 5th grade homerooms teach ELA

    • Daily Team Meetings
      • Collaborative Planning
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Reading/Language Arts

  • Balanced Literacy:
    • Reader’s Workshop
      • Read-Aloud
      • Independent Reading
      • Guided Reading Instruction
      • Reading Strategies
      • Reading Units

-Unit 1: Launching Through Character Work

- Unit 2: Critical Reading Across Texts for Interpretation

- Unit 3: Social Issue Book Clubs (Author

- Unit 4: Learning Through Reading: American Revolution Critical Reading Across Texts for Interpretation

- Unit 5: Test Prep

- Unit 6: Reading High Interest Non-Fiction Closely

- Unit 7: Fantasy Book Clubs

  • Words Their Way
  • Writer’s Workshop
    • Unit 1: Narrative Craft
    • Unit 2: Literary and Comparative Essay
    • Unit 3: Research Based Argument Essay
    • Unit 4: Research for Digital Presentations
    • In the Content Area: American Revolution
    • Unit 5: Test Prep
    • Unit 6: Feature Article
    • Unit 7: Fiction – Fantasy or Independent
    • Writing
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Reading/Language Arts

Structure of Reading/Writing Workshop:

  • Mini-Lesson
  • Independent Reading/Writing
  • Conferencing
  • Partner Work
  • Book Clubs
  • Guided Reading Instruction

Goal of Workshop:

  • Build stamina
  • Work with students on individual levels
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Science

  • The Scientific Method
  • Solar System and Space Exploration
  • Changing Earth
    • Volcanoes
    • Earthquakes
  • Earth History
    • Pangaea
    • Dinosaurs and Fossils
  • Life Science
    • Ecosystems
  • Physical Science
    • Simple and Complex Machines
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Science

  • Hands on/Inquiry Based Learning
  • Assessment
    • Experimental Labs
    • Unit Tests
    • Homework
    • Projects
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Social Studies

Units of Study

  • The Age of Exploration
  • The Era of Settlement Age and Colonization
  • The Revolutionary War
  • The Government and Constitution
  • Westward Expansion and the Civil War
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Social Studies

Forms of Assessment

  • Tests/ Quizzes
  • Open Book Quizzes
  • Informal written assignments
  • Projects
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Math

  • Units of Study
    • Number Sense
    • Patterns and Algebra
    • Multiplication
    • Division
    • Fractions
    • Decimals
    • Data Analysis
  • Calendar Math
    • Measurement
    • Geometry
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Math

  • Pre-Assessments
  • Quizzes
  • Post-Tests
  • Notebook Quizzes
  • Flex Grouping
  • Projects/Activities
    • Partner Games
    • Chess
    • Extension Activities
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Critical Thinking

  • Essential Questions
    • Example: How are the risk taking characteristics of early colonists similar to the explorers from the Age of Exploration?
  • Reading Strategies
    • Making Connections
    • Visualizing
    • Questioning
    • Making inferences
    • Determining Importance
    • Monitoring For Meaning
    • Synthesizing
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Helpful Hints/Reminders

Homework Agenda

  • Homework is copied daily.
  • Students should be reading 30 minutes each night and writing a reflection about what he or she read.
  • Students will use reading log to record their daily reading. They will be assigned to complete four “write longs” per week.
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Helpful Hints/Reminders

Riker Hill Take-home Folder

  • Transports homework to and from school as well as any notices.
  • Folder placed in backpack immediately upon completion of homework
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Helpful Hints/Reminders

Study Area

  • proper lighting
  • quiet
  • spacious
  • contains all necessary tools

Study guides are given for tests at least one week before test date.

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Helpful Hints/Reminders

Policy for Absences

  • It is the student’s responsibility to see the teacher for work missed when not in class. This includes an absence or leaving for band, GT, forensics, etc.
  • Check teacher websites for homework assignments
  • Homework requests cannot be filled until 2:45pm
  • If your child is absent, you must send in a handwritten note, not just an email indicating reason for absence.
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Helpful Hints/Reminders

  • 5th Grade Handbook
    • Available on the District website
    • Policies and Procedures
      • Birthdays
    • Contact Information
    • Teacher Availability
    • Individual Classroom Incentives
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Extra Help?

  • Availability
    • after school:

2:40-3:00 p.m.

    • Math Help:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

2:40-3:00 p.m.

  • Please contact us to schedule a time.
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Wrap-Up

  • Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and meet your child’s teachers. We look forward to a very productive and successful year with your child!