Welcome to Fifth Grade Curriculum Night. By Teri Griffin & Teri Cahill. What do we teach in fifth grade?. Writing : Narrative, Informative/Explanatory (informational article, research), Opinion (persuasive essay, literary analysis) Very structured, use of graphic organizers
Science is a review from every year until now and a few new topics (matter, force, energy, organisms, heredity and
U.S. history – exploration, colonization, The Equal Rights Movement, The Dust Bowl, The Revolution, government and economics.
(Students should have already come to us knowing ALL of their multiplication/division facts – Common Core does not allow for review)
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Faubion is a PBIS school. One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.
Our four school-wide expectations are: Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be a Professional Student
Under a new state law (HB 2220), student grades must be solely based on whether students have mastered the academic skills covered in class. This law requires teachers to accept homework, even when it is late. This is a large culture shift for students and educators. We still value homework that is completed in a timely manner and believe students should learn the value of deadlines, but we will not penalize students for work that is late or missing. (Again, the state law still requires academic mastery, regardless of homework completion.)
We are asking students to read for 20 minutes five nights a week and complete a reading log (signed by parents). We will also give your student homework four nights per week, to practice skills covered in class. Keep in mind, students who do their homework, and turn it in on time, tend to master academic subjects more effectively and contribute to a culture of learning in the classroom.
Students who consistently arrive to school on time, who are prepared to learn, who turn in all assignments, and follow positive expectations will become…
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