Welcome to 5th Grade Curriculum Night! Take a minute to look around our learning environment! Please read the personal narrative your child has drafted. Feel free to comment and add details that pertain to the story!
Personal Background and Experience • Grew up in Michigan • Undergrad degree from Central Michigan University • Masters degree from Arizona State University • National Board Certificated in 2010 • 11th Year at Estrella Elementary • Taught Summer School at Desert Vista High School in 6th Grade Math. • Website available for more information: • http://sw.kyrene.org/Domain/2427 - New
Goals • To make connections between school and the real world. • To make students self-responsible. • To prepare students for middle school. • To prepare students for the future using adopted Common Core State Standards.
Classroom Responsibilities One rule: Do not cause a problem for yourself or others Communication E-mail best! See planner Use Parent Portal in Synergy Snack and Water Fresh fruit and vegetables recommended No red liquids Birthdays Check the approved list beforehand please Peanut-aware classroom! Classroom Behavior and Policies
Homework and Planner • Homework (yellow folder) • Homework Calendar (in folder) • Reading Passport • Sign every day • Planner Pages • Sign every Friday • DMP & DLR Test on Friday • Correlates with am & pm seat work
Portfolios Tests and Rubrics 6 Traits Writing Rubric Check website for all rubrics Fall: Parent + Teacher Spring: Portfolio Conference = Parent + Student and Teacher End of Year: Open House? Assessments and Conferences
Harcourt basal reader textbook 5-6 complete themes Whole group and small group Reading IFG Small group focus Rotate Teachers Trade chapter books novel studies (?) Reading Passport Each quarter Word Ladder (blue) + Word Ladder Stories Weekly Homework Book Shares(Book Reports) 1 a month! SH.R.I.M.P. Read Aloud Reading Workshop
Writing Workshop • Teacher Selected Topics • 1 per quarter: • Narrative: Personal Summer Story + Tall Tale • Opinion: Persuasive Piece • Poetry + Biography • Informational: U.S. State Report • Write from the Beginning • Journal Writing • Cross-Curricular Writing Projects
Spelling • All Lists available online • Homework List (purple) due Friday • Two columns, plus an activity every week • Spectacular Spelling (purple book) due Thursday • Test each Friday • 20 words plus an unknown bonus
Math • Investigations • Hands on experience • 9 Units + Games • Scott Foresman • Traditional math • Supplemental • Homework(R and P pages) • Math IFG • Small group focus • Rotate teachers • Fosnot • Math Strings • Quarterly Units • Timed Tests • random fact checks • Problem Solving Math (green) • Weekly Homework
Social Studies (U.S. History) • Rotations (MacDonald) • Geography and Explorers • Colonization of America • American Revolution • American Civil War • U.S. State Studies
Science • Rotations (Caldwell) • FOSS Kits • Scientific Process & Experiments = Hands on Learning • Scientific Process • Matter + Motion and Forces • Human Body • Solar System + Biomes
Technology • Rotations (Morrissey) • District and Library Labs • Word(Social Studies content - Government) • Excel(Science content) • Power Point (Social Studies content) • Frames(Science content)
Health • New book and curriculum • District Controls, Previewing Available in May • Nutrition • Safety • Drugs / Alcohol • Personal Care
Questions?Comments? Thanks for Coming! Your Child and I Appreciate It!