5th Grade Curriculum Night Welcome Parents! Thank you for coming this evening. Team A (Calfee, Halderman, and Levin) Team B (Ferrara, Schreiber, and Trombitas)
5th Grade Curriculum Orientation Agenda • 5th Grade Teachers • 5th Grade Schedule • Credit Cards • Trackers – checked as needed • Expectation card – signed by Fridays • Grade Weighting System • Important Notes • ID Badges • Dr. Appointments • Conferences • STAAR Tests and Dates • Content Area Info and Curriculum • 5th Grade Opportunities • Questions/Comments/Closing
2011-2012 5th Grade Teachers Team A Courtney Calfee • Reading and Social Studies, Rm 56, ext. 2377242 • firstname.lastname@example.org Janet Halderman • Math & Spelling, Rm 54, ext. 2377251 • email@example.com Stacey Levin • Science and Writing, Rm 57, ext. 2377259 • firstname.lastname@example.org
2011-2012 5th Grade Teachers Team B Eric Ferrara • Science and Writing Rm 53, ext. 2377249 • email@example.com Cheryl Schreiber • Math and Spelling, Rm 51, ext.2377289 • firstname.lastname@example.org Kimberly Trombitas • Reading and Social Studies, Rm 55, ext. 2377272 • email@example.com
5th Grade Schedule • 8:10 – 8:40 Arrival/Announcements/Board Work • 8:40 – 9:30 Specials • 9:30 – 10:00 Extended Learning • 10:00 –11:25 Block 1 • 11:00 – 1:25 Block 2 & lunch • 1:25 – 2:50 Block 3 • 2:50 - 3:10 Recess • 3:10 -3:30 Advisory • 3:30 Dismissal
Credit Cards • All students receive a credit card at the start of each 6 weeks. • They can earn points for following rules, completing tasks, going above and beyond, exhibiting exceptional character traits, etc. • They ‘cash in’ their points at the end of the 6 weeks for a reward, ranging from Auctions to game time to movie time, etc.
Planners • Students are required to use a planner to record homework, tests, and project assignments in 5th grade. • Replacement planners can be purchased from the front office for $3.00. • Students are responsible for writing in their planners. We will provide time and instructions on what to write, but we cannot check 75+ planners every day. Parents, please monitor your child’s planners and encourage students for using it as you see fit.
Expectation Cards • Signed by a parent by Friday. • Checked by teacher for parent signature by Friday. • #2 Organization mark if not signed by Friday. • #9 Complies with dress code.
Expectation Cards • Students are responsible for keeping up with their own Expectation Card. It is their responsibility to have their card with them at school each day. • It is a 5th grade responsibility to ask parents to sign the card each Thursday evening. • Please sign each week (not a month in advance.) • Loss of the Expectation Card will result in three marks for #2 (Organization), and replacement of all previously earned marks on a new card.
5th Grade KISD Grade Weighting System • Major Grades – 45% (Tests, major projects, etc) • Minor Grades – 40% (Quizzes, class work, etc) • **(New from 4th grade) Other – 15% (Homework, Fast Facts, etc)
Important Notes: • Transportation changes require a note from a parent! Teachers cannot accept e-mails for transportation changes. • Please replenish school supplies (glue sticks, paper and pencils) as needed throughout year. • Skateboardsand scooters are not allowed on school property. • Cell Phones – Students are not allowed to possess a cell phone during the instructional day (unless specifically requested on a particular by a teacher for instructional purposes)
More Notes: • Deliveries: If you need to deliver something to the front office for your student, please do so BEFORE 10AM. Students may not call home for homework left at home—only for eye glasses and medicine. • Lunch deliveries- Parents will Raptor in and take the lunch to the cafeteria and leave on the cart just inside the doors. • Oops! I forgot something at school – What do I do? Your student may come back to collect whatever they forgot as long as a 5th grade teacher is still on campus. • Birthday treats- please send individually wrapped treats to celebrate your child’s birthday. Please be mindful of our classmates with food allergies. Treats are handed out during recess.
Honor Posse Criteria • Students must have 3 or fewer marks on their expectation card in categories 5-9(citizenship). • Has not received an “n” in any category (work habits or citizenship). • Has not received a disciplinary referral resulting in a consequence.
PTA website Don’t forget to order your 5th grade class t-shirt! • The website is full of wonderful opportunities and information. • www.jwepta.org • EUREKA • ABSENCES • CURRICULUM • SCHOOL CALENDAR • PURCHASE SPIRIT WEAR • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
E-News • ENEWS – get communications from JWE sent straight to your email!!*Go to www.katyisd.org*Click on Campus*Click on Elementary Campuses*Click on Williams*Click on Parent Resource (left side of screen)*Click on Parent Information Center (top of screen)*Click on Sign up (you must have your child’s student ID number)
News from the Nurse Please adhere to the following: • Students who are ill should stay home. • Students have to be free of fever (and/or vomiting) for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medicine before they return to school. • Remember you can use the JWE-PTA website to report an absence.
ID Badges • Students are required to have a JWE ID badge. • They are necessary for use in the lunch line and to check out books from the library. • New Badges may be ordered for $4.
Doctor Appointments • If possible, schedule dentist and doctor appointments early in the morning before 10:00 am or after 2:50 pm. • Our core classes start at 10:00 am and finish at 2:50 pm, and your child will miss important instructional time no matter which classes they miss.
Parent/Teacher Conferences • Will be held as needed. • Teachers will conference with parents of their homeroom students, but provide written input for all switch students’ conferences. • Please feel free to contact subject-area teachers directly for questions/concerns any time during the year.
STAAR Tests and Dates! 5th grade students will take 3 STAAR subject tests! Test Dates: • Math: March 26th • Reading: March 27th • Science: April 26th
Curriculum Segments • Reading & Social Studies • Math & Spelling • Science & Writing
Reading Reminders • Students must come to reading class each day with a chapter book to read. • Homework: Every day the students are required to read for a minimum of 30 minutes. This will be noted and assessed in weekly rubrics.
Large group instruction Mini-Lesson T S Reading/Writing Conferences Independent Reading/Writing This is a place to stop and remind readers of the work or coach a trouble spot. Mid-Workshop Teach 2-7 minutes S T Small group instruction: guided reading and strategy lessons Independent Reading/Writing Share: 5 minutes
Objective 1: Basic Understanding • Word identification/vocabulary(e.g.,structural cues, syntax, context, synonyms, antonyms, multi meaning) • Vocabulary(e.g.,context, figurative language, multi-meaning, derivatives) • Read from a variety of genres • Main ideaor Retell important events in stories • Details • Summary
Objective 2: Literary Elements • Items may include: • Characterization • Setting • Story problem or plot • Problem resolution (Grades 4 & 5)
Objective 3: Analysis Using Reading Strategies • Text structure (cause effect, chronology) • Similarities and differences across texts (paired selections only) • Text representations/graphic organizers • Internal consistency or logic • Author’s purpose • Story variants (paired selections only) • Author’s point of view
Objective 4: Analysis Using Critical Thinking Skills • Inferences • Fact and opinion • Support response with text evidence • Connect, compare, and contrast ideas, themes, or issues across text (single or paired selections) • Organizational patterns
Kindles and Nooks • Telecommunication devices will be allowed in reading class as a part of our curriculum. Students may read from a reading app as their silent reading choice. The are NOT, however, allowed to bring the device into another class unless directly requested by a teacher for a specific lesson.
Language Arts • Grammar • Sentence types and construction • Parts of Speech • Punctuation • Writer’s Workshop • Students will have the opportunity to work on various writing formats throughout the year.
Writing • Students will keep a writer’s notebook to catalogue various types of writing. • Students will have choice on writing topics. • Student’s will conference one on one with the teacher to develop published pieces of writing.
Writer’s Purpose • PIE • Persuasive • Informative • Entertainment • Students will explore topics within their core subjects as well.
Math in 5th Grade … What we REALLY learn in there! • Numbers, Operations and Quantitative Reasoning • Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Reasoning • Geometry and Spatial Reasoning • Measurement • Probability and Statistics • Problem Solving
Math in 5th grade … How do we do it? • Our classes consist of a multi-faceted approach that incorporates: • Drill and practice through textbook and homework • Target the Question • Problem Solving • TexTeam activities including hands on math activities • Math Manipulatives • Target Practice for STAAR • Math Journals • Math Investigators • Smart Boards • New “clickers”
Online Math Textbook • http://www.mhschool.com/ose/ • Student code: C4BA4A7984 • Occasionally homework assignments will be assigned from the textbook online. (You may request a textbook overnight if internet is unavailable.)
Objective 1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of numbers, operations, and quantitative reasoning. The student is expected to: • read, write, compare and order whole numbers and decimals. • generate equivalent fractions. • add and subtract whole numbers and decimals. • multiply and divide whole numbers. • identify prime and common factors of a set of whole numbers. • add and subtract fractions with like denominators.
Objective 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of patterns, relationships, and algebraic reasoning. The student is expected to: • use lists, tables, charts and diagrams to find patterns and make generalizations. • identify prime and composite numbers. • use pictures to make generalizations about determining all possible combinations. • select from and use diagrams and number sentences to represent real-life situations.
Objective 3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of geometry and spatial reasoning. The student is expected to: • identify critical attributes, including parallel, perpendicular and congruent parts of shapes and solids. • use critical attributes to define geometric shapes or solids. • sketch the results of translations, rotations, and reflections. • locate and name points on a coordinate grid using ordered pairs of whole numbers.
Objective 4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and uses of measurement. The student is expected to: • describe numerical relationships between units. of measure within the same measurement system, such as an inch is 1/12 of a foot. • measure volume using cubic units. • measure to solve problems involving length, weight, capacity, time temperature, and area.
Objective 5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of probability and statistics. The student is expected to: • use fractions to describe the results of an experiment • use tables of related number pairs to make line graphs • graph a given set of data using an appropriate graphical representation, such as a picture or line • describe characteristics of data presented in tables and graphs
Objective 6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical processes and tools used in problem solving. The student is expected to: • identify math in everyday situations • relate informal language to mathematical language and symbols • make generalizations from patterns or sets of examples and non-examples • select or develop an appropriate problem solving strategy • use the problem-solving model to make a plan, carry out the plan, and then evaluate the solution
Some vocabulary to review… Prime factorization Median Number sentence Numerator Ordered pair Relationship Halfway • Approximate • Composite numbers • Coordinate grid • Coordinates • Cubic units • Denominator • Factor(s)
Science Class involves: • Hands-on learning • Experiment design • Vocabulary building • Concept development • Inquiry and research • Discovery learning • Review, reinforcement, and re-teaching • Test preparation • Technology Skills
Science Curriculum 5th Grade Science covers three general areas: • Physical Science • Earth Science • Life Science • Process Skills are taught throughout each topic • With a major emphasis in students becoming independent problem solvers.
EUREKA Awesome parent involved laboratory investigations: • Oct. 28 • April 14 To sign up for volunteer times: www.jwepta.org
5th Grade Social Studies covers the following: • Map Skills (on going) • Colonization • Revolutionary War • Government • Industrial Revolution • Westward Expansion • Civil War / Reconstruction • Great Depression • Current Events