Welcome to 5th grade Curriculum Night! 5th grade team h • Kelly Vickery – Math • Katie Briggs – Science • Clint Gebhardt – Social Studies • Samantha Fields – Reading and Writing
Math Overview Math – Mrs. Vickery Key Concepts Place Value Addition and Subtraction Estimation Multiplication and Division Prime and Composite Numbers Equivalent Fractions, Mixed Numbers. and Improper Fractions Probability Measurement Time/Temperature Geometry Transformations Daily schedule and list of online games on my website.
Science Overview Mrs. Briggs - Science Key Concepts: Cycles: Importance of cycles in science and in renewing our world. Life Science: Ecosystems, Organisms Chemistry: Properties of Matter, Magnetism, State of Matter, Density, Solubility, Conductivity Force and Motion: Types of forces on objects: Gravity, Friction, Push/Pull Energy: Investigate various forms of energy such has mechanical, light, sound, and electrical Earth Science: Rock cycle, formation of fossils, creation of fossil fuels, landforms, rotations of earth & moon, weather & climate changes, History of Science: Famous scientists and important discoveries Major Assignments, Review sheets, and projects will be uploaded to Edmodo, and posted to my faculty website.
Social Studies Overview Mr. Gebhardt – Social Studies This school year we will learn about U.S. History. We study the history of the United States and focus on our history, geography, explorers, government and culture. These are the specific topics: Basic Geography Native Americans and Explorers Colonies Slavery Tensions Between Colonies and Britain Declaration of Independence Revolutionary War The Constitution and Bill of Rights Civil War
Reading/Writing Overview Mrs. Fields – Reading/Writing Key Concepts Reader/Writer Journals Reader’/Writer’s Workshop A Goal 1 Class novel every 9 weeks Narrative, Expository, and Persuasive Writing Writing Poetry and Scripts Genre Study, Critical Reading in Fiction and Non-Fiction, Exploring Poetry and Drama Research 20 minutes of nightly reading expected. Edmodo reflections and responses
Skyward • Skyward is also known as Family and Student Access. • Can check your child’s grades as often as you would like. • Students can access school work files at home. You will need to download Citrix plugin.
“Bring Your Own Device”aka - BYOD • What is BYOD? • Why is the district embracing this idea? • What if I’m not comfortable with my child bringing electronics from home? • When is it acceptable? • Who is responsible for the devices?
Behavior Expectations • 1. Be prepared. • 2. Be respectful. • 3. Be an active participant in learning. • 4. Be responsible. • 5. Communication folders signed weekly. Used to set conduct grades. • 6. Homework policy
Contact Information • 1. E-mail • 2. Phone • 3. “Hallpass” – if coming to school • 4. Messages for your child - Ponyexpress • 5. Volunteer process
How to help your child be successful in 5th grade! • 1. Set up an atmosphere that fosters success. • 2. Allow them to learn from their mistakes. • 3. Teach them to self- advocate. • 4. Talk to them often. Keep those lines of communication open. • 5. Check grades regularly. • 6. Know that we are your partners in this journey.