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  1. Back to School Night 2012

  2. All About Mrs. D’Arcy Graduate of Trenton State College (TCNJ now) Masters in Education from Arcadia University 21 years teaching experience, 19 in Council Rock

  3. Welcome to Fifth Grade “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.  It is not what we do for our children but what we have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings” Roger Lewin

  4. Contact Mrs. D’Arcy Email : pdarcy@crsd.org (the best way to reach me) Voicemail: 215-944-1837 Written notes New Email Policy: Routine Matters – Please call the office directly (sneakers for gym day, projects, homework assignments, dismissal changes) Confidential Issues – email, note or call, respond within 24 hours (usually sooner) If necessary a phone call or meeting will be planned

  5. Our Schedule 8:50 - 9:10 Arrival 9:25 - 10:15 Special 10:15 - 11:05 Math 11:05 - 12:45 Language Arts 12:45 - 1:45 Lunch Recess 1:50 - 2:40 Social Studies 2:40 - 3:30 Science 3:40 Dismissal Specials Mon. Gym Tues. Art Wed. Computers Thurs. Library Friday Music

  6. Homework • Roughly 50 minutes of homework assigned each night • Needs to come in with student • Assignment book/online • Consequence for missed homework is to attend HART for 15 minutes of recess where they will complete homework, you will receive an email after 2 assignments missed in a subject area • Missed assignments will affect “completes assignments on time” grade on the report card for that subject area.

  7. Make-Up Work Absences: During a child's absence, requests for make-up schoolwork must be received before 9:30 a.m. for same day requests. All efforts will be made to make this work available to you by 3:30 p.m.. For most 1 day absences, work can be made up in school. Absences due to vacations/trips: Make-up work will be providedafterthechild returns to school. Work assigned after a trip more accurately reflects the assignments and lessons that occurred during the absence.

  8. Language Arts Reading • New Journey’s Program • All inclusive program • Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling • Small group and large group instruction • Journeys Reader and individual books used • Practice book used for classwork and homework

  9. Language Arts Individual Reading • Reading Calendar Each Night • Try for 25 book challenge • Try new genres

  10. Language Arts Writing • Writer’s Notebook • free choice/prompts/drafts • Pieces • Personal narrative • Persuasive • Poetry • Informal/research report • Letter writing • Reflective pieces

  11. Math • homework daily • math log - vocabulary, formulas, • and example problems • daily practice of new concepts/ applied and practiced in homework • problem solving • grades based on quizzes/tests/participation

  12. Math Help • recess based on individual need • www.pearsonsuccessnet.com • (A guide will come home with password) • After an absence, students are responsible for obtaining/completing any missed lessons or assignments

  13. Social Studies Mrs. Ortman - Exploration Mrs. D’Arcy – Colonial Life Mrs. Polchan – Geography Homeroom – Constitution/Government

  14. Social Studies Current Events • Once a marking period • Students pick article and fill out report form • Present to the class • Practice as a group first

  15. Science Ecosystems – Mrs. Ortman Microworlds – Mrs. D’Arcy Mixtures and Solutions – Mrs. Polchan Health - Homeroom Matter and Elements - Homeroom

  16. Organization • Emphasis on teaching responsibility and organization skills • Keeping a neat binder • Binder quizzes • Homework Book (to sign or not to sign) • Leaving D-11 for activities • Switching classes starts second marking period

  17. Birthdays Treats – One day notice, please do not bring late in the day 30 Students Food Allergies – nut free Non-edible items like pencils and erasers are greatly appreciated!

  18. Odds and Ends • Please check school/classroom website for information regarding: • PTO news/functions • Homework • Curriculum information • Check the eFriday folder weekly for school handouts

  19. Homeroom Parents Mrs. Ramirez Mrs. Feeney

  20. Remember To… Volunteer Opportunity Fill out the “How Well Do You Know Your Child?” Questionnaire. Fill out the parent survey form (or return later) Sign up for a November Conference.

  21. Thank you for your support! Together we will have a great year!