Grade 5Parent Information Night Mrs. Darcy Gehen ELA Phone: 926-1740 Ext. 4162 Mrs. Molly Cook Math, Science, and Social Studies Phone: 926-1740 Ext. 4164
2:00-2:30 • Related Services • Independent Rdg. • Lexia/Rdg. Plus • Reteaching Guided Reading/Writing (Cook) • Related Services • Independent Rdg. • Lexia/Rdg. Plus • Reteaching Science/Soc. St. (Cook)
Weekly Specials COOK Monday Music Tuesday Phys. Ed. Wednesday Library Thursday Phys. Ed. Friday Art GEHEN Monday Art Tuesday Phys. Ed. Wednesday Music Thursday Phys. Ed. Friday Library
Agendas Your child has been provided with an agenda that will be used on a daily basis for the following: • Recording homework assignments • Parent/Teacher communication • Bathroom sign-out • Please sign your child's agenda each night to ensure that it is being used effectively.
Homework • Every week night and occasional weekends • Approximately 45 minutes (if more than an hour, contact teacher) • Serves as review and reinforcement of skills and content taught each day • Reading every night for 30 minutes total (Mon.-Thurs.) • LEXIA/Reading Plus for assigned weekly minutes or lessons • IXL Math Homework (Mon.-Thurs.) • Check homework at: www.frontier.wnyric.org Click on School – Big Tree Click on Teacher – Gehen or Cook
Birthdays/Class Parties PEANUT FREE Please provide labels for all treats Summer birthdays celebrated in May and June $7.00 for classroom parties
The Curriculum • Based on the NYS Common Core Standards • Differentiated to meet all students’ needs • Writing intensive • Driven by skill development • Emphasizes problem-solving and logical thinking • Prepares students for higher education • Actively engages students in learning • Focuses on developing understandings of key concepts to ensure transfer of knowledge
English Language Arts • ReadyGEN- new integrated literacy program focused on reading, writing, speaking, and listening. • Collaborative to grow students’ understanding and expand their knowledge related to Science, Social Studies, and the Humanities. • Small Group/Guided Reading materials provided at appropriate instructional level • Story Works classroom magazine • Monthly Independent Reading/Accelerated Reader (AR) • Individualized integrated Spelling/Vocabulary through LEXIA and Reading Plus • Writing Intensive- Focused on 3 main types of writing: Persuasive, Narrative, and Informative • 5th Grade NYS ELA test given April 2-4, 2019
Reading Homework • Read for at least 20 minutes each night Monday-Thursday. • Book should be an appropriate read- should be fluent. • Complete short written response based on what they read.
Mathematics • State Assessment May 1-3, 2019 • NYS Common Core Standards • Math in Focus – Rigorous • IXL Online / Worksheet Math Homework • Weekly Multiplication Facts Drills
Social Studies • Comparative study Canada, the USA and Latin America • Focus on geography, history, culture, and economy • Strategies Practiced: -Content area reading strategies -Test taking skills -Memory Strategies
Science • Exploration of the Scientific Method • Inquiry and problem solving • Hands-on Exploration and Experimentation • Journal Keeping • Systems Analysis • Solar System • Electromagnetism • Ecosystems and Ecology • Integration of Mathematics, Language Arts, and Technology
Health • Correlated to National Health Standards and NYS Health Education Standards • Skills include: Communication Planning and goal setting Decision making Stress management Refusal skills Assessing information Healthful behaviors Maintenance of body systems Memory Strategies and Study Skills • Life Skills – WNY United • Growing up VIDEO
Your Child’s School Success Depends on: • Positive Parent/Teacher communication • Organization • Effective Study Habits • Positive Attitude • Compassion, Comfort, and Confidence • Support in and out of school