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Report
A Successful School Year And
STAAR Success
at Southern Hills
5th Grade Teachers
• Mr. Tom Brox – Social Studies
• Mrs. Doni Kaufhold – Science
• Mrs. Robin Carruthers – Math
• Mrs. Patti Golden – Language
Arts
Formula for Success
Students +
Parents +
Educators
= Success
5th Grade Students
•Must pass the Math and
Reading STAAR to be
promoted to 6th grade
•The Science STAAR
stands alone
How can parents help students
experience success in school and on the
STAAR test?
• Attendance
• Behavior and Work Habits
• Homework
• Support
Attendance
• A good attendance record
increases a student’s chances to
develop the skills necessary to be
successful in life AND
• Increases the student’s chances to
pass the STAAR
If school is in session, your child
should be in school, unless
• Your child is sick OR
• A death has occurred in the immediate
family
• Occasionally doctor appointments
must be scheduled during school-this
should be the exception and not the
rule
Remember
•Positive school
attendance results in
positive academic
achievement
Behavior
•Encourage your child to
make good choices about
behavior
Work Habits
• Come to school with
homework completed
• Come to class with the
necessary materials
• Come to school with a positive
attitude
Homework
• Reinforces skills learned in
class
• Challenges students to think
• Fosters independent learning
Discipline Plan
• Sent home copies in Tue folder
• Conduct and work habit issues are
separate
• Cuts will be noted in the Assignment
spirals
• Grades entered for 4 1/2 week periods
• Start fresh with 100 every 4 1/2 weeks
• 9 week grade is an average of 2 grades
Positive Reinforcement
• Positive notes written in the
assignment spiral
• Celebration Time on Friday as time
permits
• Individual teacher rewards-more
computer time, more choices, treasure
chest, etc.
Responsibility and Support
• Students are responsible for writing all their
homework assignments in their assignment
spirals
• Teachers use the spirals to communicate with
parents regarding student activities and
behavior
• Parents should check assignment spirals every
night
• Parents should sign the assignment spiral
every night
Expect …in General
• Math homework M, Tu, W, and Th
night
• Students should read 20-30 minutes
every night
• Language Arts homework on M,
Tu,W and Th nights
• Science and Social Studies homework
as needed
Expect…in Language Arts
• All major projects and choice boards will be assigned
in writing and explained verbally
• Student and teacher conferences with written goals
• Students learn to work independently and follow
checklists
• Students to monitor their own learning and evaluate
learning experiences (with teacher guidance)-what
works for them and strategies to get them unstuck
Expect ….in Science
• Daily question warm-up
• Look for notes/vocabulary in your child’s
composition book. Review with your child and ask
what they are learning
• Check Science folder for hand outs and graded papers
• Grades come from daily work, quizzes, tests and labs.
• STEMSCOPES.COM
Expect…in Social Studies
• Daily Journal Entries
• Individual and class participation
• Weekly quiz and test
• Making American History fun
respectfully
Expect …in Math
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Math facts
Class Notes/Examples
Homework
Wednesday-computation quiz
Friday-homework quiz
Support
• Healthy food choices feed a student’s
body and brain
• A good night’s rest helps students
focus on school work
• Sign the assignment spiral every
night-look for conduct issues, work
habit concerns and homework
completion
Support …
• Be sure your child reads 20-30
minutes each day
• Be sure your child shows their
work for every Math problem
Ask Questions – Get Answers
• What did you do in Math class? (It
was not nothing.)
• What happened in the book you are
reading?
• What did you learn in Science class
today?
• What are you studying in Social
Studies?
Educators
• Provide a safe learning
environment
• Design challenging learning
opportunities
• Are examples of life long learners
• Have effective classroom
management skills
Working Together for
A Successful Year At
Southern Hills

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