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Welcome to Beck Elementary Third Grade


Welcome 5th Grade Curriculum Night September 24, 2013 Mr. Dee Math/Science Mrs. McDowell ELA/Social Studies Mrs. Reed Math Mr. Dunbar Science – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome to Beck Elementary Third Grade

5th Grade Curriculum Night September 24, 2013
Mr. Dee Math/Science Mrs. McDowell ELA/Social
Studies Mrs. Reed Math Mr. Dunbar Science Mr
s. Quaglieri ELA/Social Studies Mrs.
TenEyck Math/Science Mrs. Palislamovic ELA/Soci
al Studies
5th Grade Schedule
  • Lunch is from 1225 to 1255
  • Conference time is from 1255-148

  • Planners
  • Webpages check frequently
  • Email / Phone Our contact information is on the
    webpage. Due to the district filter, if you do
    not receive a response to an email within 24
    hours, please call the school.
  • Changes in transportation can be emailed to

Student Agenda Expectations(Planner)
  • Planner filled in daily by student and signed by
  • Student will record goals, assignments, and
  • Parent communication- Parents may note a
    transportation change in the planner

Student Absences
  • Please notify the front office and/or homeroom
    teacher by email. Front office email
    beckelem_at_nisdtx.org or you can email homeroom
    teachers directly.
  • Make-up work can be requested if a child has been
    absent for more than two days. Parents may call
    or email the front office before 900 a.m. to
    request their childs homework on the second day
    of an absence. The make-up work will be available
    at the front desk at 320 p.m. Work will not be
    sent home with siblings, neighbors, or friends.

Organization of Student Materials
  • 3 Ring Binder goes home nightly with planner and

Grading Homework Guidelines
Homework will be written in planner District
Policy for formative and summative grades
www.nisdtx.org Grading Guidelines
Grades Communication Access
  • 3 week progress reports
  • 6 week report cards
  • Access in E-School Plus through NISD website.
  • Please let Jennifer Jantz know if you need a
    login for HAC/Home Access Center

  • Discipline
  • Love
  • Logic
  • Love allows children to grow through their
  • Logic allows children to live with the
    consequences of their choices.

Language Arts
Mrs. McDowell Mrs. P
Mrs. Q
Reading Workshop- During the reading workshop,
students will focus on reading strategies, novel
studies, independent reading, guided reading, and
reading response. Writing Workshop- Students will
focus on the writing process while working on
expanding and supporting their writing ideas.

  • Speeding to READ
  • We expect that all students are reading at least
    30 minutes a night.
  • 5th grade students will earn a sticker on their
    class chart for the following amount of books
  • 1 Sticker One 5th Grade Level Chapter Book
    (approx. 150 pages)
  • 1 Sticker 4 picture books
  • 1 Sticker 2 graphic novels
  • 2 Stickers 1 Nascar-themed book
  • They must record the book on their speeding to
    read log.
  • Checkpoint 1 Each student will earn at least 5
    stickers by September 27th.
  • Checkpoint 2 Each student will earn at least 10
    stickers by October 25th.
  • Checkpoint 3 Each student will earn at least 20
    stickers by January 24th.
  • Checkpoint 4 Each student will earn at least 25
    stickers by the end of the program (Date to be

Social Studies
Mrs. Q Mrs. Palislamovic Mrs. McDowell
Its All About United States History!!!
Geography Citizenship Government History Economics
Culture Technology
Social studies will be incorporated into the
language arts curriculum
Mr. Dee Mrs. Reed Mrs. T
  • We will be using an inquiry based math curriculum
    (Investigations CMP2)
  • There are five objectives in math
  • Numbers, Operations, and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Reasoning
  • Geometry and Spatial Reasoning
  • Measurement
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Process Standards Embedded throughout!

Think through math
  • Math Homework

What is Think Through Math?
  • Personalized Math Program
  • Explicit instruction with meaningful practice
  • Motivation
  • Proven to increase math proficiency when
    implemented two to three times each week, or
    about 90 minutes per week.
  • The program provides constant support and
    immediate feedback, especially in those areas in
    which students tend to struggle.

How can I help my child?
  • Encourage your child. They need to complete and
    pass 2 lessons a week.
  • Make sure your child has paper and pencil before
    logging on to TTM
  • Support them and guide them to correct answers.
    Make sure they use the Math Coach option and
    other tools available.

Mrs. T Mr. Dunbar Mr. Dee Areas of Study
  • Scientific Processes
  • Physical
  • Energy
  • Earth Systems
  • Space Systems
  • Life Systems

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When Does 5th Grade Go?
  • FALL
  • Spring
  • Beck OLC Experience
  • 10/21/2013 - 10/22/2013
  • Beck 5th Grade Day 3
  • 3/18/2014

Where can you find the standards for each subject
  • www.tea.state.tx.us
  • You can select the t from the a-z menu.
  • Select the Texas Essential of Knowledge and
  • Select specific grade level

  • Complete the PTA volunteer form available online
    or in the office
  • Background check / forms from office and on Beck
    website (background checks need to be updated
  • Watch Dog Dad Program

Birthday Celebrations
If parents would like to provide a treat for your
childs class in celebration of a birthday, the
treat can be sent with your child, or you may
bring it to the front office to be delivered to
your childs classroom. The teacher will
determine the appropriate time in the afternoon
for sharing the treat. We would ask that you not
bring party favors. The treats must be single
servings, ex. Cupcakes, cookies, etc. Also,
please provide napkins for the treats.
Ethan Dee edee_at_nisdtx.org Wes Dunbar
wdunbar_at_nisdtx.org Emilie McDowell
emcdowell_at_nisdtx.org Allison Palislamovic
apalislamovic_at_nisdtx.org Kelly Quaglieri
kquaglieri_at_nisdtx.org Michelle Reed
mreed_at_nisdtx.org Leah TenEyck
  • Beck Webpage
  • www.nisdtx.org
  • Select Beck Elem. from select a school drop
    down menu
  • Access teacher webpages / Staff

Thank you so much for spending this time with us!
We are looking forward to a great year. Ethan
Dee, Kelly Quaglieri, Emilie McDowell, Allison
Palislamovic, LeahTenEyck, Wes Dunbar, and
Michelle Reed
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