Welcome to the Grade 5 Open House Presentation Linnea Simon 5S Ricky Whitfield 5W Diana Lavigne ESL Liu Yan Grade 5 TA Helen Wang G5 ESL TA Grade 5 Class 2014-15 Homework in Grade 5 Students in Grade 5 have 45 - 60 minutes of homework every day. • Edmodo: UOI and literacy (15 minutes) • Spelling (15 minutes) • Math (15 minutes) • Reading (15 minutes) • Please read, sign and return the Homework Log each Friday Math in Grade 5 Math includes basic facts instruction and review and lessons teaching specific math skills and strategies. When possible, math lessons are connected with the Unit of Inquiry. Students are grouped across the grade level to allow for differentiated instruction according to student needs and abilities. Math content covered in Grade 5 includes: number, measurement, geometry, algebra, and statistics. Unit of Inquiry Learning through inquiry by asking questions, finding information and using existing knowledge to learn new information. Making connections between students’ learning within the school environment and their experiences in the wider world. Research and inquiry skills. Critical thinking skills. Social skills: cooperation, communication. Learning in the context: field trips, guest speakers. Learning through history, science, art, global issues, economy and health perspectives. Units Science: A study of the principles of electricity and the impacts of energy use on the environment and the way we live. Visual arts: A study of how media uses persuasive techniques to influence opinions. History: A study of migration and how migration affects communities, cultures and individuals. Exhibition: Student-selected inquiries into global issues and the impacts of global issues. Health: Transitions to secondary school and social, emotional and physical changes connected with puberty. Economics: A study of money and trade and how supply and demand creates a marketplace. Literacy: Reading, Writing Speaking & Listening Reading includes focus mini-lessons teaching comprehension strategies, guided reading groups connected with the UOI, and individual choice reading. Writing includes mini-lessons teaching the craft of writing, the writing process, spelling and grammar, genre-focused writing connected with the UOI, and individual choice writing. ESL reading and writing curriculum is structured similarly. Students receive either in-class support or meet daily with Mrs. Lavigne, depending on their level. Speech sessions are scheduled once a week with Ms. Lanham. Communication & Parent Involvement Communication about curriculum, class and school events, field trips, etc. will be primarily through the Grade 5 blog. Please subscribe if you haven’t already done so: Grade 5 Team Blog: http://www.istianjinelearning.org/grade5team/ We welcome parent involvement in the classroom. Please let us know if you would like to be a guest speaker for a UOI or accompany us on a field trip. We can be reached at any time through email. Please make an appointment if you have specific questions or concerns about your child. We will be happy to meet with you.