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Back to school night
Back to School Night!!

Mrs. Lawall, Mrs. Sickler, Ms. Witte

September 17, 2014

Pto video
PTO Video

Please watch this video made by our PTO. 

Getting to know mrs l awall
Getting to Know Mrs. L awall

  • Teaching for the last 19 years –

    • from pre-school to high school; most experience in 4th & 5th grades

  • Master’s from LaSalle University Bachelor’s from Temple U & HFU; graduate work at Gratz College

  • Certified Elementary, Early Childhood, Special Education & MS Math

  • Taught recreational and competitive gymnastics for over 20 yrs

  • Technology Coach at Goodnoe; co-chair the Tech Committee; School Play Chorus Director; Running Club; Reading Olympics Coach

  • Raised 3 daughters; all educated here in CRSD; married to Ken, self- employed, real estate developer

  • Oldest, Tara is married and a NYC Copywriter (U of Maryland; Temple; Miami Ad School)

  • Second, Tracy is a Physical Therapist in DC

  • (Temple & U of Miami)

  • Youngest, Jessica is a Physical Therapist in Newtown,

  • engaged

Getting to know mrs sickler
Getting to Know Mrs. Sickler

  • Worked here at Goodnoe Elementary for the last 10 years in 3rd, 4th & 5th grades

  • Worked at Meadowbrook School and Lower Moreland School District for 3 years

  • Earned Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Juniata College; Master’s Degree in Special Education from HFU

  • Reside in Newtown Township with husband,

    Parker and son, Wyeth; expecting twin girls in

    the very near future!

Getting to know ms witte
Getting to Know Ms. Witte

  • Been working at Goodnoe in 5th grade for the last 3 years

  • Council Rock graduate 2007

  • Family currently attends Goodnoe Elementary

  • Earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bloomsburg University

  • Certified in Elementary & Special Education

  • Worked in the summer ESY program at Newtown Elementary

Journeys reading writing program
Journeys – Reading/Writing Program

  • Research based explicit, systematic instruction in the areas of Reading, Fluency, Writing, Listening and Speaking, and Language.

  • The program aligns to the Common Core State Standards

  • Contains high-quality literature, informational texts, and instructional content

  • Reading Logs

  • KidBiz

    • Differentiated online non-fiction reading program

Reading logs
Reading Logs

  • Minimum of 25 books per year

    • 7 books for the 1st marking period

    • 6 books each for the 2nd - 4th marking periods

    • Log needs to be completed and signed nightly

    • Students may also log in class reading each day

    • Logs will be checked at random

    • Marking period genre assignments (graded)

      • 2 required genres per marking period

      • 4 different genres per marking period

  • Reading Success Tip:

    • 15 pages or more per night


  • Differentiated online reading comprehension program

  • Kid-friendly, interesting current event articles

  • Reading & writing activities to boost your child’s comprehension of non-fiction texts

  • 2 KidBiz assignments weekly

  • Goal: 70 Kidbiz articles scoring 75% or higher on the first try

Writing workshop me mags
Writing Workshop & “Me Mags”

Writing Process


Rough Copy

Peer Conference

Revise and Edit

Teacher Conference


Writing Pieces:





Letter Writing

Journal Responses

Research Papers


Envision mathematics
EnVision Mathematics

  • Website: http://www.pearsonsuccessnet

    • User name: first initial last name ges (no spaces)

    • Ex: jlawallges

    • Password: first initial last initial ID # (no spaces)

    • Ex: jl100234

    • Explore lessons, vocabulary, and interactive activities

    • We will also be “flipping” some lessons this school year.

  • First in Math

    • Username and password

  • Math Moments

    • Great math games (compliments of Mrs. Hills)

Math curriculum
Math Curriculum

Numeration/Place Value









Inequalities/Solving Equations


Graphs & Data


Science with mrs molishus
Science with Mrs. Molishus

  • Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Learning

  • Questions?


Matter & Elements

Mixtures & Solutions


  • STC and Foss kits

You be the chemist
You Be the Chemist!

The YBTC Challenge is a fun and innovative academic competition that engages grade 5-8 students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries, and laboratory safety. Challenge competitions are exciting events that take place across the country, encouraging the collaboration of industry members, schools, and community organizations, as together, they educate students about the value of science education and the role of chemistry in their everyday lives.

Social studies with mrs lawall
Social Studies with Mrs. Lawall




Geography & Maps

  • Classwork/Assessments

  • Collaborative Groupwork

  • Discussions/participation

  • Presentations

    • Signers of the Declaration of Independence; Global Citizenship Project; Explorers

  • Quizzes/Tests

  • Projects

  • Homework

  • Social Studies book is online.



  • Language Arts

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • The binders are divided into sub-sections for each subject

  • Please help your child to stay organized

  • Daily upkeep is important

Ericom the h drive
Ericom – The “H” Drive

  • Each student has his/her OWN “H-drive” on the Council Rock Web Server

  • This is a secured storage space provided by the district

  • Allows students to save their work on any computer in the school and access it from any other computer in our school or at home

  • You may set up your child’s “H-drive” through the internet on your home computer so your child may work on assignments in school and at home

  • Follow the steps on the school webpage to set up your child’s “H-Drive”

Homework policy
Homework Policy

  • Students should expect to have 50 minutes of homework per night

  • Tests need to be signed they will be stamped

  • Helpful Homework Success Tips

  • Missed or Incomplete Assignments

    • Parents will receive the yellow “Missed Assignments” form

    • The child will usually make up the assignment during recess or at home the following night.

    • Report card grades will be affected.

Pennsylvania state standards assessment exams
Pennsylvania State Standards Assessment Exams

April 2015 (Reading, Writing, and Math)


Persuasive, Narrative, Informational


Problem-solving, number concepts, logical reasoning…


Reading comprehension, critical thinking, inferencing skills, …

Special events
Special Events

Halloween Parade

Meals for the Homeless

Classroom Parties

March Madness

Minute to Win It

Talent Show

Field Trips

(Old City, Walking Tour of Newtown, Arbor Day and more)

Teacher parent school communication
Teacher – Parent – School Communication

Goodnoe Elementary webpage:

Teacher Webpage: Located on Goodnoe Website

Lawall webpage

Sickler webpage

You can find useful information, such as…

  • Daily Assignments

  • Important dates and events

  • Helpful links

    Teacher – Parent Communication:




  • Calling all parents
    Calling All Parents!!

    Homeroom Parents & Volunteers

    sign up if interested

    Parent-Teacher Conference Time

    please sign up tonight

    Field Trip Sign-up

    contact will take place when trips are scheduled

    Back to school night

    • If you would like to purchase a KidStuff Book, they are on the desk. Please send in the payment of $25. Otherwise, please leave it on the desk and I will send it back to PTO

    • More information about PTO activities Goodnoe PTO

    Back to school night

    This school year, our class is piloting a “BYOD”

    If you’re interested in participating, please complete the technology permission form

    Students will be allowed to use their own device for instruction purposes

    This is a trial, therefore, we may experience “glitches” at times

    Students who do not BYOD will still be allowed to use the district devices (laptops & Ipads)

    Thank you for joining us this evening
    Thank you for joining us this evening!

    Welcome to a new school year and to the wonderful world of fifth grade. This year will be a very exciting and rewarding experience for your child as he or she continues to study at the intermediate level