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Title: Back to School Night!!

Back to School Night!!
Mrs. Lawall, Mrs. Sickler, Ms. Witte September
17, 2014
PTO Video
Please watch this video made by our PTO. ?
Getting to Know Mrs. L awall
  • Teaching for the last 19 years
  • from pre-school to high school most experience
    in 4th 5th grades
  • Masters from LaSalle University Bachelors 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
  • 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
  • engaged

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 Masters 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
  • 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

Class Schedule
Time Subject
900 - 920 Announcement, Morning Activities
920 - 1010 Specials Music, Art, Library, Gym, Computers
1020 - 1110 Math
1110 -1215 Reading
1215 -1245 Writing
1245 - 145 Recess/Lunch
145 - 235 Science with Mrs. Molishus
235 330 Social Studies
330 - 340 Pack up
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
  • Contains high-quality literature, informational
    texts, and instructional content
  • Reading Logs
  • KidBiz
  • Differentiated online non-fiction reading program

Our Class
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
  • Kid-friendly, interesting current event articles
  • Reading writing activities to boost your
    childs 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 Pieces
  • Persuasive
  • Informational
  • Narrative
  • Descriptive
  • Letter Writing
  • Journal Responses
  • Research Papers
  • Poetry
  • Writing Process
  • Pre-write
  • Rough Copy
  • Peer Conference
  • Revise and Edit
  • Teacher Conference
  • Publish

EnVision Mathematics
  • Website http//www.pearsonsuccessnet
  • User name first initial last name ges (no
  • Ex jlawallges
  • Password first initial last initial ID (no
  • Ex jl100234
  • Explore lessons, vocabulary, and interactive
  • 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
Numeration/Place Value Multiplication Division Dec
imals Fractions Geometry Variables/Algebra Perimet
er/Area Measurement Inequalities/Solving
Equations Ratio/Percent Graphs Data Probability
Science with Mrs. Molishus
  • Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Learning
  • Questions?
  • Microworlds
  • Matter Elements
  • Mixtures Solutions
  • Ecosystems
  • STC and Foss kits

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
  • 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.
  • http//

Civics Colonies Exploration Geography Maps
  • 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
  • Each student has his/her OWN H-drive on the
    Council Rock Web Server
  • This is a secured storage space provided by the
  • 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 childs 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 childs H-Drive

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
  • April 2015 (Reading, Writing, and Math)

Writing Persuasive, Narrative, Informational
Math Problem-solving, number concepts, logical
Reading Reading comprehension, critical
thinking, inferencing skills,
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
  • Goodnoe Elementary webpage
  • http//
  • 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!!
  • 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

  • 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

  • This school year, our class is piloting a BYOD
  • If youre 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!
  • 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
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