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Welcome to Room 44 Grade 5

Welcome to Room 44 Grade 5. Mrs. Kuketz. Making Our Own Dot!. Our Daily Schedule. 8:40 – 9:00 Morning Prep Work 9:00 – 9:30 Morning Group Work 9:35 – 10:22 Special 10:30 – 11:30 Math 11:30 – 12:25 Recess / Lunch 12:35 –2:15 ELA/ Library

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Welcome to Room 44 Grade 5

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  1. Welcome to Room 44Grade 5 Mrs. Kuketz

  2. Making Our Own Dot!

  3. Our Daily Schedule • 8:40 – 9:00 Morning Prep Work • 9:00 – 9:30 Morning Group Work • 9:35 – 10:22 Special • 10:30 – 11:30 Math • 11:30 – 12:25 Recess / Lunch • 12:35 –2:15 ELA/ Library • 2:35 – 3:10 Social Studies / Science /Math • 3:10 – 3:20 Agendas • 3:20 Dismissal

  4. Helping Harry

  5. SPECIALS • Day 1 – Computer Lab (Mr. Steinberg) • Day 1 – Library (Mrs. Cowan) • Days 2 & 5 – P.E. (Mrs. Young) • Days 3 & 6 – Music (Mrs. Varjabedian) • Day 4 – Art (Mrs. Newall)

  6. State House Tour

  7. Snack Break • Healthy snacks are expected to keep in line with the Wellness Policy (fruit, veggies, cereal bars, cheese and crackers, etc…). • Keep it to one small item and a drink (not a meal). • It is a “working” snack break – so keep it simple and not too messy (no liquids or dips, please) • Usually at 2:15 each day.

  8. Birthdays • Birthdays for each month will be acknowledged with a small present from me. • Children with a birthday during that month are welcome to bring in a non-food treat to share with the class. • The health policy demands that no food items be brought in for the class.

  9. Homework Policy • Expect 60 minutes per night. • Students need to read independently 20 minutes each night and complete the Reading Log. • Agenda needs to be signed nightly. • Write a note if it is too difficult or there are unusual circumstances that prevent the student from completing the homework. • See the Homework Policy handout for expectations, consequences, and scoring rubric.

  10. Following the Rules • WORK HARD! BE NICE! • Review the school and district policies in your handbooks. • Be Respecful. Be Responsible. Be Ready to Learn. • Please take the time to read through and sign the Behavior Management Policy and return it to me.

  11. 5th Grade Curriculum • Follows the Common Core Massachusetts Frameworks. • Is “fine-tuned” by MCAS results and areas of student need. • Involves a variety of instructional approaches to reach every learner using the Response to Intervention approach. • Places a heavy emphasis on writing, literacy, and math and integrates science and social studies throughout. • Encourages effective writing skills and communication of ideas across all subjects.

  12. Reading • Based on the Common Core State Standards and the ELA curriculum guide • Focuses on learning to read, comprehend, comprehend and respond to informational text • Incorporates Reading Workshop model with the Units of Study designed for Grade 5 • Encourages increased independent reading

  13. Math • Based on Everyday Mathematics program and Common Core State Standards. • We are using enVisons 2.0. • Focuses on problem solving, multiplication, division, area and perimeter, volume, basic geometry and measurement, early algebra concepts, and an understanding of the number system. • Supplementary practice provided to enrich and reinforce the concepts.

  14. Social Studies • Focuses on the History of the United States. • Includes units on Pre-Columbian civilizations, Exploration, Colonization, The American Revolution, the Constitution, and Westward Expansion. • Teaches about citizenship of the U.S., structure of the government, and important documents that have shaped our country.

  15. Science • Based on the Houghton-Mifflin Science program with an emphasis on informational text literacy skills. • Units include: • The Water Cycle and Weather • Energy (heat, light, sound…) & Electricity • Animal Behaviors and Adaptations • Living Things (cells, plants…) • Engineering and Design

  16. Writing • Integrates the 6+1 Traits of Writing elements with the Writers Express Program. • Encourages students to see themselves as writers for all purposes. • Promotes effective written communication. • Will include pieces that are informational / expository and imaginative / literary. • Emphasis on synthesizing information from multiple sources.

  17. Communication There will be a weekly Tuesday Folder (Please read contents and return any necessary forms.) There is a website for the class that can be accessed through the school website. (http://kuketzmkg41.weebly.com/ ) It is updated regularly and has each night’s assignments on it. Please do not hesitate to contact me. • You can: • call the school to set up a meeting • Send a detailed e-mail (rkuketz@Middleboro.k12.ma.us) or note that I will respond to ASAP • Jot a message in the child’s agenda • Contact me through your Classroom Dojo access

  18. Finding Our “Voice”

  19. Things to Remember • Volunteer to help out (if you can) • Check out all of the work in the hall • Fill out any necessary forms and return them to me • Check out the Giving Tree for donation suggestions

  20. More Fun with Harry

  21. Thank You! Your child’s education would not be possible without the cooperation between parents, teachers, and students. Together we can create a better tomorrow.

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