Mrs. Boone and Mrs. Belvo’s Fifth Grade Class Welcome to Fifth Grade! Purpose: overview your child’s life in the 5th grade. A little about Mrs. Boone and Mrs. Belvo and the class Please let me know if you have any questions or you can write them on the index card. Classroom Goals To be part of a POSITIVE classroom environment. To reach academic and social levels to be prepared for MIDDLE SCHOOL. Community The 5th grade is a community. Class Meetings-varies Dress Code-see handout Path to Success-..\2008-2009\Sneak-APeek\Path to Success Success Record2.doc Essential Questions Essential Questions Posted in Newsletter for Review Posted in classroom Content maps Created for each unit Posted in classroom Posted on Blog Vocabulary terms Posted in classroom Posted on each Content Map Daily Schedule 7:15-8:00- Morning work/duties 8:00-8:20-Math Rap 8:20-9:10-Specials 9:15-10:15- Math compacting 10:15-11:45- Integrated Language Arts 11:51-12:21-lunch 12:25-12:50-Integrate Language Arts 12:50-1:00-Recess 1:05-1:50- SS/Science/Health 1:50-2:00-Agenda/Pack 2:00-2:15-Schoolwide Read Aloud Morning Duties Sign In/Lunch Choice (binder) Read the board Copy the agenda Work on morning work Run errands/media center Morning Work Checked/completed in red pen if not in classroom with enough time to complete Math Math Compacting How does it work? Standards Multiplication facts Pass/Fail for CRCT Practice Early • Math RAP • Smartboard Activities M-Th • F:\FLASHDRIVE\Flashdrive \RAP\5AugRAP.notebook • Problem Solving Friday Language Arts/Reading Good Habits for Great Readers Adoption and Resources Reading: Pass/Fail for CRCT Reading Groups rules assignments Readin’ Rocks at Vaughan 25 book challenge (standard) Reading logs (completely nightly/weekly) Incentives(9 weeks & year) Language Arts Writing grammar Spelling (Words Their Way) Various word lists beginning next week) Writing Descriptive, Narrative, Persuasive, and Response to Literature (throughout the year) Science Topics for ScienceMrs. ReDavid will teach Scientific Method, Classification, Matter, Cells and Microrganisms • Science rotation for Specials Social Studies Map and Globe skillsthroughout the year Yearlong themes, Effective Citizenship, Civil War/Reconstruction, Changing America, WWI, WWII, and America 1950Present Day More than 1 resource used for lessons Homework 50 minutes of homework may be assigned nightly, not including Reading nightly (complete weekly log) Studying for a test Completing a project Reinforcement/Practice of a concept Quality not quantity Homework is not completed for a subject grade, but it is part of the work/study grade on the report card. A checkmark will also be given for incomplete or missing work. Students will complete unfinished/not completed homework during Study Hall. Please help your child, as needed, after he/she has attempted the work. Classwork Classwork should be completed when assigned (including morning work). Additional time may be given throughout the day. Unfinished classwork will be marked as “finish” in the agenda. All classwork can be collected for a grade. Late work may be accepted, but only for partial credit (points taken off daily, and not accepted after 3 days) Cursive/print until January-then cursive Child’s best work, or may be given back to review/redo Agenda/Path to Success Record Signature required-responsibility of the student Completed assignments will be marked as “Done” in the agenda X means no homework was assigned in that area Students are responsible for completely writing what is assigned on the agenda. Consequences and Rewards for Behavior/Work Study Habits School Times School starts at 7:50 AM Students must check in at the school office before coming to class if they arrive after that time. No checkout after 2:00-per the office Cobb County has a policy for absences/tardies. 5, 10, 15 Activities • National Geographics-Science & Reading Field Trips Blue Ridge-March http://www.blueridgeoec.com/ Performing Arts in December Testing: September: ITBS No COGAT this year CRCT: APRIL-Look at your child’s 4th grade scores Conferences: JANUARY Scheduled as needed throughout the year Communication Progress Reports at 4 ½ weeks Important documents (year at a glance) E-mail [email protected] No transportation changes please per the front office Class Directory: Please e-mail Mrs. Martin [email protected] Agenda/Path to Success Record Blog/Newsletter http://www.vaughanrockets.typepad.co m/nicola_boone/home-page.html • Home Communication folder A few things… Forgotten lunches-Students may not call home for a forgotten lunch-per the front office. Smartboard use…demonstration after Open House ANY QUESTIONS????? Let’s Have an Awesome Year!