FIFTH GRADE 101 I believe the children are our futureTeach them well and let them lead the wayShow them all the beauty they possess insideGive them a sense of pride to make it easierLet the children's laughter remind us how we used to be… Tami King, Tracy Louviere and Stephanie Savage Fifth Grade Fisher Elementary School
Back to School Packet • What You Signed in the Mass Chaos that Was Back to School Week… • Classroom Expectations and Consequences • Permission to Display Work • Permission to Display Math Challenges • Parent Letter Information
Classroom Expectations • We will value one another as unique and special individuals. • We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes, nor use sarcasm or put-downs. • We will use good manners, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me,” and allow others to go first. • We will cheer each other to success. • We will help one another whenever possible. • We will recognize every effort and applaud it. • We will encourage each other to do our best. • We will practice virtuous living using the Life Principles. • Great Expectations Education Foundation
Permission to Display Work • Proud Papers • Child’s choice • Portfolio at the end of the year
Permission to Display Math Challenge • Hot Diggity Dog • Multiplication Facts • Fall Semester • Hot Dog Party in December • Hot Off The Grill • Division Challenge • Spring Semester • Hamburger Cook-out on Park Day in May
Parent Letter Highlights • Assignments are due the following day unless otherwise noted. 20% / 20 points deduction on late assignments. Assignments not turned in after two days will be recorded as a zero. • Textbooks may be taken home at any time. Novels may not leave the classroom. • Graded papers will be sent home in Thursday Folders. • Students may sometimes rework daily assignments receiving a grade of 69 or below; the average of the two grades will be recorded. • Homeroom teachers will collect work for absent students; children will have one day for each day absent to complete missed work. Because of schedule changes, classroom assignments will not be given in advance.
Parent Letter Highlights • Students are required to log daily assignments/tests in an agenda book. Parents are expected to review and sign the agenda book every day. Student teams are awarded points when each team member has his/her agenda signed; however, consequences will be given for lack of consistency in obtaining parent signatures. • Progress reports will be sent home in Thursday Folders approximately the fifth week of school. Please review, sign and return them promptly. • Please monitor your child’s grades on Parent Portal; the grade books will be updated weekly.
Reading Expectations 2012-2013 • Each student’s quarterly AR point goals are individualized based on his/her reading level. Point goals are figured on each student reading 50 minutes each day. • One AR grade will be given each nine weeks for the percentage of points earned. • Fifth grade does not have scheduled media center times; students must take the initiative to return/re-check/find books. • Four book reports – one each quarter
Reading Expectations 2012-2013 • No AR medals/trophies this year. • Dog tags and AR t-shirts will be earned with point benchmarks: • 85% - platinum tag • 30-60 pts – white tag • 61-90 pts – green tag • 91-120 pts – yellow tag • 121-150 pts – black tag • 151-180 pts – red tag • 181+ pts – blue tag • 150 pts – AR t-shirt • Reading 5 Sequoyah books with 70%+ on AR test – special tag • 300 pts – Hard back gift book • AR Participant certificate
OCCT • Fifth Grade Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests in EVERY subject: Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing • OCCT in April • Writing test on February27, 2013 • Ideas & Development – 30% • Organization/Unity/Coherence – 25% • Word Choice – 15% • Sentences/Paragraphs – 15% • Grammar Usage/Mechanics – 15%
Random Bits & Pieces • Falcon Landing • Absences/Tardies/Early Check-out • Visitors’ Procedures • Email/Phone Calls • Cell Phones • Extra Credit • Block Party – THANK YOU!! • Archery – begins Monday, 9/24, 8:00-8:30am (M/T/R/F)
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