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Title: Welcome to 5th Grade Back to School Night!


1
Welcome to 5th Grade Back to School Night!
  • Mrs. Vanek
  • grade5_at_kirkschool.org

2
Tonights Topics
  • Weekly Schedule
  • 5th Grade Curriculum
  • Homework
  • Grading Scale
  • Organization/Study Skills
  • Behavior Expectations
  • Student Health
  • Class Parties
  • Fieldtrips
  • Fundraising
  • Middle Schools/Applications
  • Substitute

3
5th Grade Math Curriculum
  • Factors
  • Multiples
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Working with large numbers
  • The key is to ask for help!

4
Singapore Math
  • Singapore Math is designed to
  • Increase students number sense
  • Increase students problem solving skills through
    model drawing
  • Develop and sharpen students ability to do math
    mentally
  • Fewer topics are taught in greater depth.

5
Language Arts
  • In Language Arts we will be working on
  • Reading Comprehension gained through textbooks
    and core literature novels
  • Peppermints in the Parlor
  • The Riddle of Penncroft Farm
  • Literature Circles will be used to enhance the
    reading experience.
  • We are working on developing good reading
    strategies
  • Accessing Prior Knowledge
  • Inferring
  • Asking Questions
  • Identifying the important information
  • Monitoring Comprehension
  • Creating Mental Images
  • Synthesizing

6
Language Arts
  • Writing
  • Writing is a process. Students will come to
    understand this process and writing will be less
    intimidating.
  • By the end of 5th grade students will be able to
    write a cohesive 5 paragraph essay with a thesis
    statement.
  • Spelling/Vocabulary
  • Packet and flashcard due EVERY Wednesday --gt Quiz
    on Friday
  • Grammar in the context of writing.

7
U.S. History
  • The topics we will cover are
  • First Settlers
  • Exploration
  • Colonial America
  • Revolutionary War
  • American Government
  • Movement Westward
  • There will be both group and individual projects
    to enhance the 5th graders understanding of
    United States History.

8
Current Event Assignment
  • We want our students to be aware of their
    community, state, nation, and world.
  • Every Wednesday the students will have a current
    events article and summary due.
  • This is a great assignment to work on over the
    weekend!

9
Homework
  • There is more homework in 5th grade than in the
    previous years.
  • Homework reinforces what is being taught in the
    classroom.
  • We are trying to prepare them for the middle
    school workload.
  • Typical Night
  • Math (1-2 pages)
  • Studying for a test
  • Assigned Reading
  • Social Studies/Vocab Packet

10
Assessment/Grading Scale
  • Tests . . . .30
  • Projects/Essay.25
  • Class work Participation.20
  • Homework.. 15
  • Quizzes . . . . . . . 10
  • 100-97 A
  • 96-93 A
  • 92-90 A-
  • 89-87 B
  • 86-83 B
  • 82-80 B-
  • 79-77C
  • 76-73C
  • 72-70C-
  • 70 and below D
  • 60 and below F

11
Organization and Study Skills
  • Organization
  • Students are responsible for keeping their desks,
    binder, and backpacks organized.
  • Students are responsible for keeping their
    weekly/monthly planners up to date.
  • Study Skills
  • Students are being taught that studying is not
    just looking at the book.
  • Studying is an activity that requires effort.
  • Students are being taught different study tools.

12
Student Behavior Expectations
  1. I will always do my best.
  2. I will complete all assignments on time.
  3. I will not use put downs or harass others.
  4. I will respect other peoples differences and
    opinions.
  5. I will actively listen when others are speaking.

13
Student Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    recommends
  • Stay home a least 24 hours after no longer having
    a fever, or signs of a fever without
    fever-reducing medicines.
  • Encourage students to wash hands and keep their
    hands to themselves.

14
Classroom Parties
  • Parents sign up to help with the different
    parties/holidays.
  • Please keep parties simple
  • A few snacks and drinks
  • Games and Crafts
  • 2--gt3 is the best time for class parties

15
Fieldtrips
  • October 21st
  • 830-130
  • Reagan Library
  • Guided Tour and Discovery Center
  • Lunch
  • Parent drivers needed
  • Pali Camp
  • May 4th-6th
  • We will have a Pali Camp meeting night as this
    trip gets closer.

16
Fundraising
  • Recycling - Corner of Vanowen and White Oak.
    Every parent should sign up for a month.
  • Selling food at school events.
  • Sees Candies ? ? ? ? ?
  • Other ideas?

17
Graduation
  • I would love to have a point person in charge of
    graduation.
  • Are you that person?
  • We will have a graduation meeting as the day gets
    closer. . . No tears yet!

18
Where do we go next?
  • Please come to me with any questions about middle
    school.
  • We want to find a school that is a good fit for
    your child weather it is private, public, or
    charter.
  • If you need to have me fill out or write letters
    of recommendation please give me approximately 3
    weeks before it needs to be in.

19
  • QUESTIONS!
  • CONCERNS!
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