Welcome to Open House! 2014-2015 Teacher: Ms. Cendoya 5th Grade, Gifted Support RKBBH K-8 BOOK FAIR • The Book Fair is open all week. It will be open during the school day until 1:30. The Book Fair will reopen each day at 4:00 and close at 6:30. • Our class is scheduled to visit the Book Fair on Wednesday. Students should come prepared that day to make their purchases. PTA • Become a PTA member, if you have not already done so. • PTA members … THANK YOU for all that you do for our school!!!! Snacks & Water • Lunch is not until 12:50 p.m. Students are allowed to have their snack after 10:00 am. • The snack should be: – Healthy and nutritious – Non-messy- easy to eat while working – Finger food NO CANDY!!! • Each student should come to school with a water bottle. – The water fountain may be used to refill their water bottles when needed! Birthdays • As per school rules, we DO NOT have birthday celebrations during the school day. • Students may bring in a “snack” for the class. The snacks must be individual (easy to pass out) sized and there should be at least 21. Please DO NOT send cakes, cupcakes, or other frosted treats. • All party invitations should be distributed outside of school unless the entire class is being invited. Field Trips • We will be having several field trips this year. As I receive more information I will pass it on. • The music department is putting together a field trip in October for 5th grade students and middle school Orchestra students. Teachers are the only chaperones attending this trip. SORRY! • If you are interested in volunteering to chaperone ANY other field trip you must register through the parent portal. • Please send me your volunteer # once you have been cleared. Important Reminders • Every effort should be made to have your child present in school, on time, and prepared to learn. • Teaching and learning takes place from 8:35 am to 3:05 pm. • Any moment missed and every interruption results in valuable learning time lost. Doctor’s Appointment/Absence • When your child is absent, please send in a written absence excuse within 3 days of his/her return. • Make-up work is given to the students upon their return to school. It is the students responsibility to complete the missing work. • Please make every effort to schedule appointments for your child after school hours. Tardies • The school day begins at 8:35 SHARP. • Students should arrive by 8:20-8:25. It’s beneficial for students success to arrive early, unpack and get settled for the day. • Special area classes begin at 8:35 and are not in the classroom. Conferences • Please send me a note or an email to request a conference. • Conferences may be held in person or by phone. • Conference appointment times and/or dates will be discussed upon request. Student Agendas • All homework MUST be written down in the student’s agenda. • Agendas are required be taken home and returned to school daily. It is the student’s responsibility to see that this is done. • Please check the agendas and make sure students are staying on track. • Students use their agendas to keep track of upcoming tests and projects. Homework • Students are held accountable for their homework and homework is REQUIRED. • Homework is due at 8:35 and is considered “late” if turned in anytime after that. • Students should have approximately 1 hour of homework. • READING IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS!!!! In addition to daily homework, students must read for at least 30 minutes every day. • Students are REQUIRED to work in their Science notebooks (IAN) and complete assignments weekly. Grading • I use both formative and summative assessments. • Some class work and most homework assignments are considered to be formative assessments and won’t be used to determine grades. Formative assessments are used to help students improve by providing practice for students and guidance for instruction. • Summative assessments are used to measure student achievement and determine grades. These assessments will have a grade on them and that grade will be used towards the average on the report card. SCIENCE FAIR …coming VERY soon!!! Students should start thinking about possible topics and ideas. Once the Science Fair project is assigned the due dates will come very quickly. You can help your child by planning ahead. Class Website on TeacherWeb • • • • Ms. Cendoya's Website Important updates and information Links & Resources for students Homework Links / Documents for parents 5th Grade Curriculum • 5th grade Expectations- Document on TeacherWeb • Also, check out the students textbooks and notebooks to get a better idea of what we are and will be learning. Baseline Assessment Data for Ms. Cendoya’s class • Reading- Class Average 56.52% Common Core type of assessment used • Math- Class Average 57.9 % Common Core type of assessment used • Science- Class Average 66.59% FCAT 2.0 type of assessment ***Writing Pre-test- coming soon (October) Superintendent’s Open House Message 2014-2015 Message Information from MDCPS The next few slides contains information from MDCPS to be shared with parents at Open House. The Florida Standards -MDCPS New State Standards: 2014-2015 School Year MDCPS- The Florida Standards Why Are We Changing? • Emphasize success in college and careers • Prepare students with 21st century skills • Provide more rigorous content and application of knowledge • Place emphasis on critical and analytical thinking • Establish clear, consistent guidelines for instruction MDCPS- The Florida Standards What Subjects Are Included? • Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) and Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS) provide a clear set of goals and expectations • Define what students should know and be able to do at each grade level – kindergarten through grade 12 MDCPS- The Florida Standards What Do They Mean For Teaching and Learning? LAFS MAFS • Regular practice-complex • Deeper understanding text & academic language of mathematical • Reading, writing, listening concepts and speaking grounded in • Builds habits of mind evidence from text of productive mathematical thinkers • Real-world applications • Build knowledge through • Real-world applications content-rich text • Modeling with pictures technology, graphs, manipulatives MDCPS- The Florida Standards What About the New Assessments? • LAFS and MAFS will be assessed with the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) • Spring 2015 administration of elementary school assessments will include: – English Language Arts (ELA): Grades 3-5* – ELA Writing Component: Grades 4-5* – Mathematics: Grades 3- 5* *5th grade will have Computer-Based Testing for all of these assessments MDCPS- The Florida Standards What About the New Assessments? • LAFS and MAFS will be assessed with the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) • Spring 2015 administration of middle school assessments will include: – English Language Arts (ELA): Grades 6-8 – ELA Writing Component: Grades 6-8 – Mathematics: Grades 6-8 Grades 6-8 will have Computer-Based Testing for all of these assessments MDCPS- What Are the Standards and Assessments For Science and Social Sciences? • 2008 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) remain for science and social sciences • Science FCAT 2.0: Grades 5 and 8 *Continues to be a paper based assessment. • Civics End-of-Course (EOC) Exam: Grade 7 *This is a computer based test. MDCPS- The Florida Standards How May I Help My Child? • Read different types of books and informational text with your child • Ask your child to find answers to questions in the text of books, newspaper articles, manuals, etc. • Encourage your child to form and defend an opinion by supporting it with facts, details and reasons from text MDCPS- The Florida Standards How May I Help My Child? continued… • Discuss mathematics ideas with your child have them explain these to you using pictures, graphs, etc. • Visit the Florida Standards Assessment online portal at: www.fsassessments.org to become familiar with the new assessments. Questions?? • Any general questions for the good of the group? • If you have a specific question about your child or would like me to know something in particular please contact me to set up a conference. It is going to be a great year!!! Thank you for your support!