“Back to School Night Routine” Complete the “High – 5” form Write YOUR child’s name and home phone # on the homework buddy label If interested, fill out the volunteer form Read about your child’s goal for this year Learn about accessing grades online Brush up on the importance of Reading everyday!!!!
Welcome ! Back to School Night September 12, 2013 Mrs. Wooleyhan
Schedule Get Ready 8:50 Writing 9:00 Special 9:45 Computers 10:30 Reading 11:00 Lunch 12:30 Math 1:15 Recess 2:15 Science/S.S. 2:30
Specials Schedule Monday: P.E. Tuesday: Guidance Wednesday: Art Thursday: Library Friday: Music
Behavior Management &Discipline • Homerun Calendar • In the front of assignment book • Please check daily • 3 strikes and you’re out! • Results in parent contact • And loss of privilege: recess, computers, assembly, etc.
Homework • Majority is counted for completion, not accuracy • Usual Suspects– Spelling (5pts), Math page (1pt), Reading for 20 minutes and filling out Reading Log (5pts) • Counted for a grade by lesson/unit • No homework = no credit • 1 day to make up work • Student responsibility to show made up work • Illness is an exception • What’s the homework tonight? • Check assignment book • Check on-line • Call Homework Buddy
Class Procedures • Bathroom • Allowed to use at any time other than direct instruction • Late Lunch - please pack a snack! • Water Bottles – only when it’s hot! • Assignment Books • Please check and sign
Reading • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys • 90 minute block • 30 minutes whole group • 60 minutes of small group/independent work • Reading Counts! • Reading Logs • Assessment • Lesson Quizzes, Unit Tests, Station Work, Reading Logs
Writing • Being a Writer • Types: Narrative, Informational, and Persuasive • 5th Grade Writing PSSA • Assessments :5 Domains of Effective Writing • Focus • Organization • Content • Style • Conventions
Math • enVision • Topics = Chapters • Content is slightly harder, studying is a must! • Focus on those problem-solving questions • Math Facts – Multiplication/Division • Assessment/Grades • Chapter tests, small weekly quizzes, math facts, projects, homework completion
Social Studies and Science • 5-6 week Rotation • Social Studies Alive! • Hands-on and interactive • American History: The 1st Colonies – Declaration • Microworlds – Ms. Synder • Ecosystems – Mrs. Wooleyhan • Motion and Design – Mrs. Keefer
Assessments to Consider PSSA Reading, Math, Writing Scores Map Testing – Fall, Winter, Spring Reading Unit Tests Writing Prompts – Fall and Spring SME scores Report Cards
How can I be involved in my child’s classroom and the Coebourn Community Check my website for updates Check your child’s take-home folder Volunteer to help out in the classroom Attend school board meetings Become a member of the PTL
Communication • Email firstname.lastname@example.org • Quickest way to reach me • Call ext. 5027 • Assignment book • Check Webpage • Check take-home folder • If you send a note/information to school, make sure your student knows!