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Welcome to Curriculum Night!. October 2 , 2014. 5 th Grade Teachers : Ms . Bama (Co-teach) Mr. Chatagnier (EIP) Ms. Franzen (Talented and Gifted) Dr. King-Jackson (Regular Ed.) Ms. Shiflet (Talented and Gifted).

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Welcome to curriculum night
Welcome to Curriculum Night!

October 2, 2014

Welcome to curriculum night

5thGrade Teachers:Ms. Bama (Co-teach)Mr. Chatagnier (EIP)Ms. Franzen (Talented and Gifted)Dr. King-Jackson (Regular Ed.)Ms. Shiflet (Talented and Gifted)

Teaching strategies how are we preparing our students for the new georgia milestones test
Teaching Strategies: How are we preparing our students for the new Georgia Milestones Test?

Common Core Supplemental Resources

Text Directional and Close Reading Practice

SIEP (will start soon)

Early Intervention Program (EIP)

Georgia milestones test
Georgia Milestones Test

Inclusion of constructed-response items in ELA and mathematics, in addition to selected-response items

Inclusion of a writing component (in response to text) at every grade level and course within the ELA assessment;

Transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-pencil back-up until transition is completed.

Suggestions for parents
Suggestions for Parents

Study the list of academic expectations for 5th grade (Checkpoint of Progress informational packet)

Talk daily with your child about the work he/she is

completing in the classroom and the work assigned

for homework, or to study

Read with your child and discuss what they have read

Work closely with your child’s teacher(s)

Set goals for improvement with your child

5 th grade webpage

  • Please utilize the 5th grade webpage on the Dutchtown Elementary Website - it is full of resources for you and your child to use for research and extra assistance.

  • Each classroom teacher also has a webpage that has items posted that will enhance student learning.

5th Grade Webpage

What your child will be learning in grade 5 english language arts and literacy
What your child will be learning in Grade 5 English-Language Arts and Literacy......

Students will continue to build important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills

Read more challenging literature, articles, and other sources of information to help develop vocabulary

Students will be expected to understand and clearly summarize what they have learned from readings and classroom discussions, referring to specific evidence and details from the text.

Students will write regularly and continue to develop their ability to gather, organize, interpret, and present information.

Grade Five Reading Literature

• Students determine the theme of a story, play, or poem from details in the text, including how characters respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic, and students summarize the text.

• Students describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

Grade 5 english language arts and literacy continued
Grade 5 English Language Arts and Literacy continued....... Arts and Literacy......

Grade Five Reading for Information

• Students quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

• Students draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

How can you help your child with reading?

Provide time and space for independent reading.

Assist your child with using reference sources such as the internet or a dictionary.

Be sure your child has a local library card to read books that interest them.

Ask your child what he or she learned in reading and discuss how this is useful in everyday life.

Social studies
Social Studies Arts and Literacy......

History (Civil War to the present)

Within this time period, your children will discover




Incorporate nonfiction reading strategies into daily


Link to Social Studies book can be accessed from


Science Arts and Literacy......

3 major areas of study:

*LIFE SCIENCE (cells, microorganisms, classification,


*EARTH SCIENCE (constructive and destructive processes

that change the earth)

*PHYSICAL SCIENCE (matter, mass, electricity, magnetism)

Health will be integrated into Science units throughout the year

Math overview
Math Arts and Literacy...... - overview

Basic Algebra, Data Analysis, Fractions, Decimals,

Geometry, and Problem Solving

Homework nightly for practicing skills learned in class.

Students can refer to their notes in their INB’s or their

binders for help.

Don’t be afraid to check their work and have them fix


What your child will be learning in grade 5 mathematics
What your child will be learning in Grade 5 Mathematics.......

Students will build their understanding of the place value system (whole numbers and decimals to the thousandths)

Perform various operations with fractions

Expand their geometry and measurement skills

Learn the concept of “volume” and measure the volume of a solid figure

Analyze and determine relationships between numerical patterns

Write and interpret mathematical expressions

Let's watch a 3-minute video to further understand the 5th grade CCGPS expectations for Math........


Grade 5 mathematics continued
Grade 5 Mathematics continued..... Mathematics......

Be sure that your child brings home math notes and graphic organizers on a DAILY basis

Help your child to develop mental math strategies by coming up with various ways to solve problems

Praise your child when he or she has put forth extra effort to learn a difficult math skill

Show your child how math is used in everyday life

**One note about Science and Social Studies standards....

The standards in both subject areas will remain as outlined in previous years' GPS.

5th grade extras
5th Grade “Extras Mathematics......” :

4-H (through the University of Georgia)

Class T-Shirts *part of the 5th grade packet*

Field Trips throughout the year

5th Grade Dog Walk (Wednesday of last week of school)

Fun Fridays at the end of each month

5th Grade Yearbook Ads

5th Grade Graduation – May 26th at 6:00pm