Welcome to 5th Grade Curriculum Night! “5th Grade c-o-n-n-e-c-t-s”
School Procedures • Always sign in at the front office when entering the school and wear a visitor’s sticker. • Students can be dropped off at 7:45 am. • Parents need to come in and sign tardy slips. • Only people listed on Clinic Card may check child out. • Students are expected to be here everyday, UNLESS, they have had a fever within 24 hours. • Transportation changes MUST be made using the new transportation form on the PMES website. No email or phone calls can be accepted.
Your Child’s Teaching Team • Angie Hoffman/Sonya Pendley-Reading/Writing/Spelling/ Grammar/ Word Work • Lynda Westog- Math/Science/Social Studies
Parent Conferences • Please sign up on the Conference preference form. • Please make a note if your schedule allows you to be available at multiple time slots. • We will try to accommodate your schedule and put siblings together. Please be kind. We are coordinating lots of schedules!
Our Daily Schedule 7:45-8:20 Morning Routine 8:20-9:05 Specials 9:10 - 10:10 Math Language Arts 10:15 - 11:15 Science/SS Language Arts 11:15 – 12:15 Language Arts Math 12:18-12:48 Lunch 1:00 – 1:25 Recess 1:30-2:35 Language Arts Science/SS 2:35-2:45 Clean Up/Pack Up
Standardized Testing Schedule • CogAT – September 16th,17th, 18th • ITBS – October 21st - 25th • Writing Assessment – Wed, March 5th • CRCT – April 23rd - 29th • Benchmark Testing- October, December, February, May
Common Core & the AKS •Aligned with college and work expectations •Includes rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills •Based on evidence and research •Internationally benchmarked •Growing emphasis on non-fiction •Very specific…slow down so that students know information at a deeper level
Homework/Make-Up Work/ Tutoring/OT • 5th Grade will have an average of 50 min. of HW each night, plus 30 minutes of reading • OT- Opportunity Time provides students a place to complete classwork, make-up tests, and/or get a jump start on HW • Students may choose to attend OT or be asked to attend by a teacher. • Tutoring- Each week, subject teachers offer tutoring during recess time. Encourage your children to attend! • Reminder- You may request make-up work to be sent home on the 3rd consecutive absence
Communication Puckett’s Mill Elementary http://pmesonline.org/ Mrs. Westog http://www.pmesgrade5scmathss.weebly.com Reading/Writing with Mrs. Hoffman Updated Weekly http://teacherweb.com/GA/PuckettsMillES/Hoffman5/newsflash2.aspx On Line Agenda & Calendar http://teacherweb.com/GA/PuckettsMillES/Hoffman5/wscal2.aspx
Have you read the 5th Grade Student Contract?Have you signed up for the Newsflash?
Reading Workshop Model-5th grade: • 10-15 minute mini-lesson • Creating readers, who read for enjoyment • Creating readers who read to learn and process information • 30-45 minutes independent reading practice • Student choice of reading materials using JR level • Consistent teacher/student conferencing about reading • “Stop & Jot” to track reading and thinking • 5 minute summarizing activity • Sharing work with a partner • Power writes to reflect on learning
What the research says: • Results • In studying the data, patterns began to emerge consistently across every time frame and across every grade: • As reading levels increase, percentages of students passing the state exam increase. • As reading levels increase, scale scores increase. • The increase in percentages of students passing and scores rising, taken together, creates a precise pattern that is repeated over and over in each grade and time frame of the year. • Benchmarks are sometimes wider, sometimes narrower, and often higher than we previously thought. Benchmarks also sometimes show slippage from one grade to the next, particularly from 5th to 6th and from 6th to 7th.
Variation in Amount ofIndependent Reading (Anderson, Wilson & Fielding, 1988)
What does this mean? • Students should read a minimum of 250 pages per week 10 minutes = 7 pages 1 hour = 42 pages 6 hours = 252 pgs. Six hours is the minimum your child should read. This includes time they read in school.
Math • 1st Quarter – Order of Operations, Multiplication, Division, Decimals • 2nd Quarter – Fractions, Decimals, Comparing, Multiplying • 3rd Quarter – Fractions, Dividing, Geometry • 4th Quarter – Geometry, 2D Figures, Volume and Measurement • PROBLEM SOLVING DAILY • Spiral HW, Quizzes, Tests (never “forget” what you learn) • Interactive Notebooks – Table of Contents, Essential Questions, Notes, Centers • Hands on Learning • PLEASE DON’T TEACH YOUR CHILD THE “EASY” WAY TO DO MATH!
Standards for Mathematical Practice • Make Sense of problems and persevere in solving them. • Reason abstractly and quantitatively. • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. • Model with mathematics. • Use appropriate tools strategically. • Attend to precision. • Look for and make use of structure. • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Writing • Workshop Model with conferring • Students will be assessed in a variety of genres including: *narrative writing *opinion writing *informational writing • Mini lessons will focus on the four domains of writing (ideas, organization, style, and conventions) • PMES writing rubrics set expectations for the students and matches the state writing rubric to prepare students for the state writing test.
Spelling/Word Study • Greek/Latin Roots • Weekly quizzes/End of Unit Tests • Words glued in agenda • Spelling is also assessed in Writing • Words Their Way Spelling Program • Individualized spelling stage • Word sorts • Independent practice at home
Language Arts-Grades Reading Writing 47.5%- Writing domains: Ideas, Organization, Style, Conventions 47.5%- Classwork, Tests, Quizzes 5%-Benchmark Testing • 50%-Reading Level • 50%-Classwork, Tests, Quizzes Spelling • 50%- Tests • 50%-Classwork, Quizzes *Includes Greek & Latin Roots/Grammar/Language
Overarching Questions for the year: Social Studies • How do we know that our constitution is a living document? • What causes war? • Why do prices change? • How does geography affect economics? • Tie in with science: How does technology change how we perceive the world?
Overarching Questions for the year: Science • Why do we classify things? • What are the basic building blocks of life? • What determines who we are? • How does the Earth’s surface change over time? • How does matter change? • How does technology change the world around us?
Science Curriculum • The Scientific Method • Plant and Animal Classification/Structure • Cells • Learned behaviors vs. Inherited traits • Micro-organisms • Chemical and Physical Changes • Earth’s Changing Crust • Properties of Matter and Energy • Electric Circuits
Social Studies Curriculum • Map Skills • Economics • Amendments and the amendment process • Civil War • Reconstruction • Westward Expansion • Immigration • Inventions • America as a World Power • Urbanization • World War I • Jazz Age/Roaring 20s • The Great Depression • World War II • Civil Rights Movement • Cold War • The Gulf Wars and the War on Terror
What are interactive notebooks and what are students supposed to do for Science and SS homework? • Interactive notebooks are a type of structured note-taking to help students learn to take notes, reflect, and stay organized. • HW: Typically, students need to finish writing out an answer to the essential question, explain it to someone, and study notes every night. • The average student will need to properly study around 15 minutes a night to succeed in class. If the content is a struggle for your child, more time may be needed. The key is to study nightly!
REACH HIGH! THINK BIG! WORK HARD! HAVE FUN! DON’T give up! Everybody Makes Mistakes