Welcome to Open House! 2014-2015

Open House!
Teacher: Ms. Cendoya
5th Grade, Gifted
Support RKBBH K-8
• 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.
• Become a PTA member, if you have not already
done so.
• PTA members …
THANK YOU for all that you do for our
Snacks &
• 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
Each student should come to school with a water bottle.
– The water fountain may be used to refill their water bottles
when needed!
• 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.
• 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
• 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
• 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.
• Please send me a note or an email to
request a conference.
• Conferences may be held in person or by
• 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.
• 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
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
• 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.
…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
Ms. Cendoya's Website
Important updates and
Links & Resources for students
Links / Documents for parents
5th Grade
• 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
The next few slides contains information
from MDCPS to be shared with parents at
Open House.
The Florida Standards
New State Standards:
2014-2015 School Year
The Florida Standards
Why Are We Changing?
• Emphasize success in college and
• Prepare students with 21st century
• Provide more rigorous content and
application of knowledge
• Place emphasis on critical and
analytical thinking
• Establish clear, consistent
guidelines for instruction
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
The Florida Standards
What Do They Mean For
Teaching and Learning?
• 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
content-rich text
• Modeling with pictures
technology, graphs,
The Florida Standards
What About the New
• 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
The Florida Standards
What About the New
• 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
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.
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
The Florida Standards
How May I Help My Child?
• 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.
• 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!

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