Fifth Grade Parent information Night Mrs. Binnicker, Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Konlande& Mrs. Lovett
You You are an important person in your child’s learning. Please don’t underestimate the power of us working together as a team for your child to reach their highest potential.
Our Goals • To give your child the academic and social skills needed to progress to middle school. • To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. • To help your child make new friends and discover new interests. • To help your child read at their grade level and beyond.
Attendance • School begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students are tardy if they are not in their classroom by 8:10 a.m. Three tardies = 1 absence. The school day ends at 3:25 p.m. • The school doors will open at 7:40 a.m. They may go to the cafeteria and eat breakfast or wait in the big gym. • If your child is unable to attend school, please call the office 817-547-3100. Send a written doctors note with your child when your child comes back to school to avoid an unexcused absence.
Do let me know in writing or by calling the office if your child has a transportation change after school. Please use the CROSSWALK
Missing Work When your child returns from an absence, his or her work will be available. They will have one school day for each day missed day to complete their assignments, according to district policy.
Classroom Rules • We are in school to learn and allow others to learn. • We will be respectful, polite and helpful. • We are responsible for our own choices. • We respect Foster Village and others’ property.
Defining Character • School wide discipline program • Students start over each day • Daily conduct marksin planner • Weekly conduct marksin skyward and Tuesday Folder 4 Levels Defining Character Marks 1 – “official” verbal warning Defining Character Marks 2 – think spot Defining Character Marks 3 – choice reflection form Defining Character Marks – office referral Calculations for Report Card: 0 to 5 – E 6 to 11 – S 12 to 17 – N 18 or more - U
Planners • Student’s spelling words will be stapled in the planner on Mondays • Student’s assignments will be written in planner daily • Student’s daily behavior reportwill be in the planner • CHECK and SIGN PLANNER DAILY
Tuesday Folders • Behavior • Signed Papers • (Character Chart) • PTA • School Announcements
Snacks Allowed Snacks • Crackers, pretzels, popped popcorn, fruits and vegetables ready to eat, breakfast bars, dry cereal, goldfish, bottled water Restricted Snacks • Cookies, candy, cakes, chips, any drinks other than water.
Birthdays Students are permitted to bring a treat for all of the other students in the class on their birthdays. They will be permitted to pass them out at the end of the day. They must be store bought. Please make sure the treat can “travel” for students riding a bus. They are no longer permitted to pass out birthday invitations at school.
Character Assembly • Character Assembly • A Honor Roll • A/B Honor Roll • Perfect Attendance • Super Citizen (All E’s in conduct) • Fantastic Fox Award (All A’s and E’s)
Homework • Homework is assigned Monday-Thursday and is written on the weekly newsletter and in the planner • Monday – Math/ Study Spelling Words • Tuesday – English Language Arts/ Study Spelling Words • Wednesday – Science or Social Studies/ Study Spelling Words • Thursday – Spelling
Class Subjects • The subjects we cover during fifth grade are: • English Language Arts • Math • Science • American History
Recess and Lunch • Lunch is from 1:00-1:30 • Recess is from 1:30-1:40 • Call 817-547-3130 for any concerns and speak to Lisa • www.mypaymentplus.com
STAAR Test • State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness • More rigorous test • Developed to better track student progress • Higher level thinking questions
Tutorials/Aspire • Tutorials will be offered throughout the school year as the students need them. Some may be before or after school and some may be during the school day. • We will call to let you know the times if you child will need tutorials • Please be ON TIME when dropping off and picking up students for tutorials
PTA Please get involved by being a member of P.T.A. Foster Village needs your help to make your children’s learning experience the best it can be. Cost for membership is $6.50
Physical Education • Every other day • Please wear tennis shoes • Coach Campbell and Coach King • 817-547-3150
Music • Rotation Schedule • Mr. Deel • 817-547-3171
Computer • Rotation Schedule • Extra time • Mrs. Johnson • 817-547-3174
Reading • STAAR Test • Basal • Integrated Skills • Find the main idea of a story, story elements, sequencing, summarizing, inferencing, drawing conclusions, author's purpose and point of view, and improve fluency
Reading cont. • Check planners for specific skills and strategies • Read for enjoyment for at least 20 minutes per night • April 2, 2013
Spelling • Most activities done at school • Basic words with rules • Study every Thursday night for test on Friday
Math • STAAR Test • Students must know their Multiplication Facts through 12 • EnVisions • www.pearsonsuccess.net • Investigations • April 1, 2013
Science • Earth Science • Physical Science • Life Science • Experiments • Science Vocabulary will be each teacher’s website • STAAR Testing April 23, 2013
We know there are things we forgot to tell you. Please contact us if you every have questions, suggestions or comments.
Thank you for coming! Any questions?