Welcome to 5th Grade Curriculum Night Young Elementary 2013-2014
5th Grade Teaching Team Mrs. Peña, Ms. Castorena, and Mrs. Rainey
Tonight Parents Will… • Understand their role in the parent community • Know ways they can be involved in their child’s classroom and school. • Understand the role of a student at Young Elementary. • Understand the rituals and routines that make Young a successful learning community.
How we will communicate • Take-home Folder • Weekly newsletter in folder and online • Phone calls • Skyward emails • Teacher Webpages
Mass Text Text: 469-518-6029 Code: @young5thg
Workshop Model • Reading, Writing, and Math all follow the workshop model. • Workshop model consists of an opening, work period and a closing.
Reading & Writing • Reader’s & Writer’s Notebooks/Folders • Word Book • Anchor Charts • Reading Level Folders • Understand & Analyze Literature across Genres • Learn How to Analyze Literary Texts • Analyze Informational Texts
Write literary texts(stories/poems) to express their ideas & feelings about real or imagined people, events, & ideas • Write expository and procedural texts to communicate ideas and information • Use the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, & publishing)
Math • Numbers, Operations and Quantitative Reasoning • Patternsand Algebraic Reasoning • Geometry and Spatial Reasoning • Measurement • Probability and Statistics • Math Journals • Math Facts, place value, basic operations
Science • Journal writing • Inquiry Process • Safety and Matter, Energy and Force/Motion; Earth and Space; and Organisms and Environments • 5 E’s – Explore, engage, explanation, elaborate, evaluate
Social Studies • American History • Reviews for 6-weeks test online • Taught by your child’s 2nd period teacher.
Homework • Reading every night. • Optional homework in Science, Math and ELA. • This will help students develop study skills and prepare them for exams.
Destination Imagination • Creative problem solving program. • DI teams are coached by parents. • We are looking to expand our teams. • We need parent volunteers.
Discipline Three Rules: • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself. • Nice words, nice tone. • Follow directions. • Green: GREAT! • Yellow: re-think your decision and choices! • Orange: teacher choice of discipline action • Red: Call parent
Lunch 12:15 • Visitors are now welcome for lunch with your child. Please sit at the guest table with your child. • Please work on your child eating within a 30 minute time frame and cleaning up after themselves. • Snacks –If you would like to donate snacks to your child’s homeroom they would be welcomed. You can bring individual snacks. Please keep them healthy (no chips or cookies) and easy to consume with no mess. They may keep water bottles with them.
Birthdays • Store bought cupcakes or treats at 2:15. Please no cookie cakes. • No peanut products • If invitations are to be passed out through the school we can only pass out to the whole class.
Supplies • Students will be keeping their extra supplies in a baggie. When they run out you will need to replenish their supplies. • Headphones can be used for technology. • Bring or wear tennis shoes every day for recess and PE.