Welcome to 5th Grade Curriculum Night
About Me! • This is my 37th year teaching! • B.A., B.Ed. Queen’s University • M.Ed. University of British Columbia • Type II Diabetes • Husband Brian • Sons Connor 22, Griffin 21 • Lily and Ellie, our Labradors
About Me! This is my 21st year teaching! B.S. Walla Walla University M.AT Grand Canyon University Husband Jason Mika 12, Levi 9 Arya, our very naughty boxer/terrier mix
About Me! This is my 14th year teaching! Central Washington University- Bachelor Degree Walden University- Masters OCDE Project GLAD Tier III Agency (Key) Trainer Literacy Lab Teacher/Facilitator (Columbia University, 2015) Husband: Brandon Daughters: Josie (7) & Dottie (5)
Communication Messages? Attendance changes go to our Attendance Secretary. email@example.com Write a note for changes to routines and have your child give it to me in the morning! Please write down the bus number if your child needs a bus pass! Concerns? Questions? Email your homeroom teacher.
Classroom Management • Clear Expectations • Positive Reinforcement • Classroom Economy-paid for jobs! • Coupons, Class Store, 5th Grade Market Place • Soaring Eagle Awards • Marble Jar • Planner used for communication- please check often
Study Skills/Grades • Organization of desk and notebooks/journals • Planner - Daily, weekly, long term assignments • Time management • All assignments are recorded in my gradebook. You should see graded assignments/homework coming home weekly. • Preparation of students towards greater independence for middle school
Reading Experiences • Balanced literacy instruction in Reading- • Whole-Class Lessons: teaches skills needed to be successful 5th grade readers • Shared reading: builds community and communication skills • Guided reading: teaches specific skills to targeted group of students • Independent reading: addresses individual tastes and reading levels and promotes being a lifelong reader! • Reader’s workshop- Fiction/Non-Fiction teaching of comprehension strategies aligned with Common Core • Scholastic News-current events Magazine with skill practice
Writing: Lucy Calkins – Units of Study Balanced literacy instruction in Writing- • Whole-Class Lessons: teaches skills needed to be successful 5th grade writers • Small groups: teaches specific skills to targeted group of students • Independent reading: addresses individual writing needs and assists students’ in meeting all requirements on the unit checklist Genres addressed: • Journalism • Poetry • Narrative • Persuasive-Argument • Informative-Research Report • Fantasy
Math • Eureka! • Lessons follow a pattern; • fluency practice • application problem • concept development • guided instruction • Practice • debrief (discussion of concepts) • Homework: mimics work done in class and promotes independent practice of skills • Duane Habecker (resource) • Place Value with decimals & Fractions • Addition/Subtraction with decimals & fractions • Multiplication/Division with decimals & fractions • Volume and Area with decimals & fractions • Problem Solving with Coordinate Planes
5th Grade • Civics, Economics, Geography, History and Social Studies • Inquiry Based • Multiple Perspectives and Points of View • Taking Action Social Studies Building Global Thinkers, Collaborators and Empowered Citizens US First People, Encounter & Colonization Causes of the US Revolution Establishment of the US Government
STEM Field Test • Our class was selected to pilot two standards-based STEM programs being considered by the district • Amplify • STEMscopes plus integrated computer science lessons • Implementation in all elementary classrooms in ‘20-’21 school year • 3 Science-to-Go Labs • ISD pays for 1 lab • PTA pays for 1 lab • Students pay for 1 lab PHYSICAL SCIENCE EARTH SCIENCE LIFE SCIENCE Force and Motion Fossils Plants Energy Adaptations, Heredity, & Structure
Health • Second Step! Social- Emotional Learning • Nutrition/Fitness • Family Life and Sexual Health-FLASH starts in June Second Step Topics: Empathy and Skills for Learning Emotion Management Problem Solving
Technology • One-on-One Devices • Integrated with curriculum • CLEVER • Actively Learn, • Zearn • Keyboarding without Tears • Office 365 • Word • SeeSaw • Internet Research
Clever • Access several websites with just ONE log-in! • Go to https://clever.com/in/issaquah • Username: First 4 letters of last name, First 3 letters of first name, Last 2 numbers of year they graduate (example: WilsRus27) • Password: Student ID • Encourage your child to spend time on Zearn (math website connected to Eureka), Keyboarding Without Tears (typing program involving some content learning), Office365 (3rd-5th grade), Quaver (music program), and more!
Field Trips! • Bellevue LOW-Ropes Course – October 1 • Chaperones • 3-5/class • Drive themselves & your 5th Grader • Must be already on approved list • Maywood Middle School Tour – March • Mercer Slough – TBA Get approved now!
Goals • Academic growth • Personal growth • Personal organization • Self-managers • Increased independence • Responsible for grades! • Citizenship MIDDLE SCHOOL READY!