Welcome! • Find your student’s desk • Please wear the nametag at your student’s desk. It should have HIS OR HER NAME on it. • Read the welcome letter he or she left you! • Browse through the materials and look around the room. We will begin shortly! Enjoy your night!
Welcome Room 21 Parents! Back to School Night Miss Siringano and Miss Atkinson 2013-2014
Miss Siringano • East Stroudsburg University Graduate • BS in Elementary and Special Education • Second year in district • First year as a fifth grade teacher
Miss Atkinson • Masters in Special Education • 7th year at Terrill Middle School • 7th year in fifth grade • Advisor for the Diversity Club
5th Grade in a Nutshell • Better prepares students for middle school • High expectations • Increased responsibility • Organization • Homework • Work accountability
What is Co-teaching? • Two or more credentialed professionals who coordinate and deliver effective and appropriate instruction, share decision-making, and have an active role in the delivery of lessons. • Better student to teacher ratio and more individualized attention. • A wider use of instructional techniques to better student learning.
Good Habits Great Readers: Writing • Writing process • Generate, plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish • 6 traits of writing • Ideas, organization, voice, word choice, fluency, conventions • Whole class to model and independently/small groups to reinforce • Expository, informational, and narrative
Good Habits Great Readers: Reading • 7 research-based habits and strategies of good readers • See themselves as readers, make sense of text, use what they know, understand how stories work, read to learn, monitor and organize ideas, and think critically about books • Shared Reading • Guided Reading • Literature Circles • Words Their Way
Everyday Mathematics • Motivation and practice through math games • Repeated exposures to key ideas • Learning by doing
Science Curriculum • FOSS (Full Option Science System) • Variables, Mixtures & Solutions, Food & Nutrition, Landforms • Challenging opportunities to practice science and build confidence in both individual and cooperative abilities
Social Studies Curriculum • History Alive! • Five broad themes • migration and settlement • people, places, and environment • culture and cultural diversity • global connections • power, authority, and governance.
Grading Policy Informal and formal assessments (checklists, observations, curriculum provided tests, quizzes, rubrics, homework, etc.) are all taken into account when evaluating.
Homework Policy • Evaluated formally and informally • Always marked if missing • On a report card, missing homework assignments are taken into serious consideration. • A missing homework assignment is reported as a “0” until otherwise provided. Student receives half credit if given the following day • OOPS! I forgot my homework assignment
Terrill Tickets • Exceptional Students (academics and behavior) • Positive Reinforcement • Raffle at the end of the week
Caught Caring • Promotes class wide kindness • Extraordinary thoughtfulness • Name displayed behind desk • Earns Terrill Tickets
Misc. • Early dismissal • Birthdays • Grade blasts
Class Website • Search my name under teacher pages to access page • Currently Under Construction • What will be on page • Daily homework • Educational websites • Other additional class information
Parent Communication • Visit website • Email (please Carbon Copy both teachers) • Notes (address both teachers) • Phone calls • Email • Miss Siringano- firstname.lastname@example.org • Miss Atkinson- email@example.com