5th Grade Curriculum Night August 21, 2012
Our Daily Schedule 7:10 – 7:40 Students Arrive / Morning Announcements 7:45 – 9:15 Math 9:15 – 9:55 Science 10:00– 11:25 LA 11:25 – 12:00 Social Studies 12:00 – 12:25 Recess 12:30 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 1:20 Study Hall 1:25 – 2:10 Specials: Mon = Music Tues = P.E. Wed = P.E. Thurs = Art Fri =No special 2:20 Dismissal
Agendas • Students are responsible for completing their agendas daily. Assignments are posted on the front board. • Parents need to check their child’s agenda for assignments and make sure the work has been completed. • Incomplete assignment information will be attached to the weekly signed paper folder. It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missing work and/or tests.
Mrs. Bolnick’s Website http://mrsbolnick.weebly.com • Homework • Schedule • School calendar • Supply list • Classroom procedures • Study Island • Helpful Websites
Originally Developed by: Amie Dean Modified by: LWE 5th grade teachers Classroom Procedure Manual
The fifth grade discipline policy is based on a check system. • 1 check = warning • 2 checks = 10 minutes off recess • 3 checks = silent lunch • 4 checks = write an action plan • 5 checks = send to the office • Your child will receive a conduct grade at the end of every week in the signed papers folder. A grade of “S” will be given for no checks. A grade of “N” will be given for 1 or 2 checks for the week. A “U” will be given for 3 or more checks for the week. Discipline
Homework may include silent reading, long range assignments, skills based activity work pages, and/or assignments from a textbook. Homework should take 30 – 60 minutes, on average, each night. An assignment ticket will be given to your child if an assignment is missing or incomplete. On the day of the incomplete assignment, your child will miss the first 10 minutes of recess. • Any assignment tickets received during the week will be stapled into your child’s weekly signed paper folder. A parent signature is required on the assignment ticket. Your child will receive an “S” for having no incomplete assignments. A grade of an “N” will be given for one or two missing assignments and a “U” will be given for three or more missing assignments. Homework Policy
Weekly signed papers report sent home on Friday • Signed paper folders are due back on Monday • Report cards are distributed every 9 weeks • At this time grades are not available on e-school. Check the Gator Gram for when they will be available. Weekly Report and Report Cards
Students may bring an approved eReader to school if there is a signed permission slip on file with homeroom teacher. • While we are all excited that students are using new technology to nurture their love of reading, we do have rules for the appropriate use of these devices that must be followed by the students. • The rules are listed on the permission slips. Permission slips will be available at the end of the presentation . e-Reader policy
Note: Transportation changes and other important information. • E-mail: Checked before or afterschool. Please allow 24 hours for the teacher’s response. Bolnick@fultonschools.org Palermo@fultonschools.org • In-Person: Must be scheduled in advance. Methods of Communication
Conferences are conducted in the Fall. • We are now in the process of scheduling Fall Conferences. • Please see your child’s homeroom teacher to schedule a conference. Conference Procedures
ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) October 22th- October 26th Writing Test March 6th CRCT- (Criterion Referenced Competency Test) April 10 – 17, 2013
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) Tests students on basic skills in reading comprehension, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, word usage, math computation, math reasoning, science, social studies, maps and diagrams, and research. The test will be administered the week of October 22th, 2012. Test results used to identify areas of weakness.
Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) Tests students on Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and Common Core Standards (CCS) in reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies. The test will be administered April 10- 17, 2013. Fifth graders are required to pass the reading and math portions of this test to go on to 6th grade.
Consists of an evaluation of student’s response to an assigned prompt. • The Georgia 5th Grade Writing Assessment is a test of narrative, informational, and persuasive writing. • Students are assigned a topic from any 3 different genres: • Narrative • Informational • Persuasive • Students are given approximately 120 minutes to write. • For further information you can visit the Georgia DOE Website www.doe.k12.ga.us Description
Georgia joined with 47 other states to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
Are aligned with college and work expectations; • Are clear, understandable and consistent; • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills; • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards; • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and • Are evidence-based. The standards:
Please visit: • www.fultonschools.org • www.georgiastandards.org • www.corestandards.org For more information …FCS Transition to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)
Unit 1: Order of Operations and Whole Numbers • Unit 2: Decimals • Unit 3: Multiplying and Dividing with Decimals • Unit 4: Volume and Measurement • Unit 5: Geometry: Coordinate Plane & 2D Figures • Unit 6: Transitional Unit (Introduction to Fractions) • Unit 7: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions • Unit 8: Adding and Subtracting Fractions Math Curriculum Overview
Math 4 Today review tests (every Friday) • Unit tests • Quizzes • Timed Multiplication tests (every Friday) * Goal = 100 problems in 3 minutes Assessments
How You Can Help Your Child Review your child’s homework Review tests and quizzes with your child and make sure they understand their mistakes Have your child teach you the math concepts they are learning Practice multiplication and division facts nightly with your child (if applicable)
Constructive and destructive forces and their effects on the surface features of the earth Earth Science
How living things are sorted into groups Learned and inherited behaviors Parts of various types of cells Benefits and harmful microorganisms Life Science
Physical and chemical changes Static and current electricity and the components of electric circuit Comparison of a bar magnet with an electromagnet Physical Science
Observing Classifying/Sequencing Communicating Predicting Inferring Measuring Drawing conclusions Constructing hypotheses Experimenting Formulating models Interpreting data Defining operationally Identifying, controlling, and manipulating variables Using the tools of science Identify and practice accepted safety procedures in manipulating science materials and equipment Obtain information about science concepts from reference books, newspapers, magazines, CD-ROMs, and computer databases Demonstrate familiarity with old and new scientific knowledge Question scientific claims and arguments effectively Use computation and estimation skills to analyze data and follow scientific explanations Recognize that scientific knowledge is made up of both old and new discoveries Nature of Science and Habits of Mind
Assessments Traditional Multiple Choice Tests by Fulton County Schools Graphic Organizers Foldable Individual and group projects
Questions? Thank you for coming!