WAYS TO CONTACT USMrs. Gehrssgehrs@bssd.netMrs. Krikorianhkrikorian@bssd.netMr. Hallmhall@bssd.netMrs. Smithasmith1@bssd.netPlan time is 9:25-10:10
PLANNERS Planners should be filled in every day by the students!Please sign the planners every night!Planners are a great communication tool!Planners are an excellent organizational tool!Thank you for your support on planners! Planners cost $5.00.
WEEKLY REPORTS & NEWSLETTER • Look for weekly reports in the student’s Friday Folder. • There will be a sticker for each week if there were no problems. • If there was a problem, a number that reflects the rule broken will be written in by the teacher and a Pink Slip, Behavior Slip or Think Sheet filled out by the student will be attached to the weekly report. Please leave these slips attached. • Please sign the report for each week and return Monday in the Friday Folder. • This is a great communication tool! • Look for a weekly newsletter in the Friday Folder also! The newsletter will contain the next week’s spelling words and upcoming important dates. Soon to be paperless and on class webpages.
FIELD TRIPS • School of Economics - December • Art s Partners dates to be announced • 5th Grade Picnic
BLOCKS • Extended Literacy Blocks – Mrs. Krikorian • Math with Mr. Hall • Science with Mrs. Smith • Middle School PREP
SCIENCE Main Science Concepts for Fifth Grade: - Physical Science - Space & Technology - Earth Science - Life Science • Students will be given study guides before each test. • Each week students will be participating in guided inquiry. • Implementing Project Lead The Way building wide. Fifth graders will be taking the Science MAP.
SOCIAL STUDIESNew curriculum this year.(Integrated with English Language Arts) • Geography skills and the states • American government • American history • Economic concepts
English Language Arts • Extended Literacy Block • Reading- Reader’s Workshop, metacognitive strategies, fluency practice, book clubs, variety of genres. • Word Work- Weekly lists.
Book Reports Reading Logs will be used in lieu of book reports. At least 20 minutes, at least 4 times per week, parent signature required for each session. **Reading Logs are due every two weeks! A list of dates is included in the packet. These count for points as well as toward the Reading Circle Certificate.
Writing In Homerooms • Grammar- parts of speech, usage, sentence structure. • Quarterly Writing Projects- Writer’s Workshop, the writing process, effective writing traits. • Journaling and Quick Writes.
MATH • Daily Homework • Review multiplication facts • Sheppardsoftware.com • Common Core curriculum implemented this year.
D.A.R.E- 10 weekly meetings with Officer Blom.- DARE essay will be due in November.
Recess Temperature Guidelines EXTREME HEAT – We will not be going outside if the temperature is above 95 degrees. EXTREME COLD - We will Not be going outside if the Temperature is below 20 degrees. Please send students with appropriate attire.
Medication - All medication must be checked into the nurse, including cough drops. Parent Pick-up - Parents are asked to remain in their car and watch for staff members’ directions.
Parents are welcome at lunch School policy - NO recess • Birthday Treats - No homemade treats - Please notify teacher ahead of time. - Only store-bought items • Attendance – 6 day letter • Tardiness • Leaving early • TESTING!!!!!!!!!
Miscellaneous • Electronics • Cell Phones • Attire and Appearance • PBS- Positive Behavior Support
LUNCH MONEY 3 Choices – Student’s must take what they order!!! On Line – http://bluesprings.revtrak.net/ Karen Logan – Lunchroom Coordinator You can always pay with a check.
Bullying Olweus Bullying Prevention Program - Reduce Bully Problems - Prevent New Bully Problems Parents are Key - Parents are asked to report bullying to the school.