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Welcome to 5 th Grade Curriculum Night

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Welcome to 5 th Grade Curriculum Night

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  1. Welcome to 5th Grade Curriculum Night Please get your packet and sign up for a conference!

  2. Please read your handbook… Especially the following sections… • Absences p. 22-23 • Bullying p. 14 • Electronic resources and technology devices p. 32 • Dress code p. 31-32 • PE Policies p. 46-47

  3. LEAD 2021 Strategic objectives • No less than once annually, all students will collaboratively develop, revise, and accomplish a rigorous personalized learning plan leading to college and career readiness and culminating with all graduates possessing a post‐graduate plan aligned with their individual goals. • Every student (PK‐12) will responsibly and effectively use and apply the latest relevant technology and, upon graduation, all students will be able to use technology masterfully in all dimensions of their academic work. • All members of the GCISD family will promote good citizenship and demonstrate mutual respect. • All students will be positive participants in their local communities and our global society.

  4. How does lead 2021 affect 5th graders at H.e.s.? • Each class has created a Vision Statement. Students will create personal achievement goals based on their Vision Statement. • Student success will guide our curriculum. • Students will be even more accountable for their learning. • The demand for success will be high.

  5. Testing 2011-2012 • MAP Testing for Reading, Language Arts, Math and Science • September • January • May • CoGATTesting for Achievement • October • STAAR Testing • Math: Monday, March 26 • Reading: Tuesday, March 27 • Science: Thursday, April 26

  6. Reading • In class—reading workshop, soft grouping, data folders • Outside of class—EL menus, book in bag • At home—150 min/per week, one book per month at Lexile level (will require summary and review) • PROBE Notebooks in all content areas • Scholastic Reading Counts • Reading Makes Cents program

  7. Language arts • Spelling • Spelling tests, watch newsletter! • Menu/activities, check website! • Accountable for spelling in ALL content areas • Grammar • Will be taught through reading, writing, and spelling • Accountable for grammar in ALL content areas • Writing • Writing Workshop • Shift from narrative to informational • Will be writing in ALL content areas

  8. Math • Number concepts: Whole numbers and decimals • Graphing • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division: computation and problem solving • Patterns and relationships • Fractions • Probability • Geometry • Measurement

  9. Math Fifth graders need to know their math facts!!!! Everything in fifth grade builds on basic knowledge! Students who know their facts don’t get bogged down when learning new concepts! **Online Textbook

  10. Science • Nature of Science • Physical Science • Earth Science • Life Science • Science notebooks • Sciencesaurus and Big Red Book • Investigations • Apartments

  11. Social Studies • Civil War • Industrial Revolution • Immigration • Depression • Civil Rights • 20th Century • World Wars • Geography • Native Americans • Explorers • Colonial America • American Revolution • Government • Westward Expansion

  12. Communication and Organization • Binders • Supply Boxes • Monday Folders • Planners • Websites • Newsletters • Conferences • Progress Reports and Report Cards

  13. Conduct • Conduct in all areas will be documented on students’ Conduct Calendars (which are kept in their binders). • School Rules • Respect yourself! • Respect adults! • Respect other students! • Respect Heritage Elementary! • Consequences • Verbal warning No Consequence • 1st Check Loss of Recess • 2nd Check Loss of Recess, Parent Contact • 3rd Check Office Referral • HES Café

  14. Responsibility • Responsibility in all areas will be documented on students’ Conduct Calendars. • Expectations • Student has materials and assignments ready when class begins. • Student maintains organizational guidelines. • Student keeps personal and room supplies neatly in assigned area. • Student works to the best of their abilities.

  15. assignments • Students are expected to complete all assigned work to the best of their abilities. All assignments will be checked for understanding but may not be recorded in the grade book. • Planner—all students are expected to complete their planners daily. Please check websites for up-to-date information regarding homework. • Late Work—students will lose 10 points for each day the assignment is late. On the fourth day an assignment is late, the student will receive a zero. Students will also miss their recess each day the assignment is late.

  16. homework • Official GCISD definition: Homework may be any preparation, work or activity that a pupil does on non-school time at the request or with the consent of his or her teacher. • Homework will reinforce and provide practice for content and skills previously taught. • Expect homework daily. We do not have a specific schedule for each content area. • Check planners and websites.

  17. Thank You! • Questions? Please contact your teacher! • Conference Time 8:00-8:55 • School Phone # 817.305.4820 • E-mail • melinda.bolles@gcisd.net • elizabeth.falls@gcisd.net • lynn.sovereign@gcisd.net • maryanne.stevens@gcisd.net