Welcome to 5th Grade Open House 5th Grade Teachers a little about Us!



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Welcome to 5th Grade Open House

  • 5th Grade Teachers

A little about Us!

  • Trisha Fortner
  • Kathy Lombardo
  • Stephanie Sarandos
  • Lindsay Steinhart

We believe that EVERY student is able to achieve and to grow as a learner. We strive to help students gain confidence and to arm them with the tools they need to succeed. Our goal is to help students become curious, confident and capable life-long learners.

  • We believe that EVERY student is able to achieve and to grow as a learner. We strive to help students gain confidence and to arm them with the tools they need to succeed. Our goal is to help students become curious, confident and capable life-long learners.
  • Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to transfer knowledge to new/real life situation
  • Communication: Team newsletter will be emailed every other week and other emails as needed

Character Education

  • Character is infused into our learning everyday
  • 10 Character words
    • Honesty
    • Self Control
    • Empathy
    • Resilience
    • Patience
    • Respect
    • Perseverance
    • Responsibility
    • Kindness
    • Integrity
  • Buddy Classes- 2nd grade

Reading Curriculum

  • Balanced literacy approach
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Units of Study:
    • Building a community of readers
    • Fantasy
    • Poetry
    • Navigating non-fiction
    • Social Issues
    • Non-fiction reading to become experts
    • Author Study

Reading Curriculum Continued

  • Students grade is based on individual conference conferring notes, common assessments, reader’s response journal entries, teacher observations, and in class assignments.
  • Students should be reading books at home for at least 20-30 minutes EACH night.

Writing Curriculum

  • Workshop approach
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Units of Study:
    • Building a community of writers
    • Editorial
    • Fiction writing/short story
    • Personal Essay
    • Mentor Authors/Craft of Revision
    • Crafting a Persuasive Speech
    • Literary Essay

Writing Curriculum Continued

  • Grade is based on conferring notes, in class assignments, published pieces, and teacher observations.

Word Study

  • Students will take a weekly pre-test of words that follow a specific pattern
  • Students will create a list based on their pre-test
  • Students will be held accountable through their writing samples, weekly tests, and monthly dictation sentences
  • All words on the weekly test will follow the pattern, but some will not be on the students’ lists.

Math Curriculum

  • Students will gain a positive attitude about mathematics, feeling competent and confident, realizing the value of mathematics and engaging actively in their learning.
  • 9 units covered:
    • Multiplication and Division 1: Number Puzzles and Multiple Towers
    • Addition, Subtraction and the Number System: Thousands of Miles, Thousands of Seats
    • Fractions and Percents 1: What's that Portion?
    • 2-D Geometry and Measurement: Measuring Polygons
    • Decimals, Fractions, and Percents 2: Decimals on Grids and Number Lines
    • Multiplication and Division 2: How many People? How Many Teams?
    • Data Analysis and Probability: How Long Can You Stand on One Foot?
    • 3D Geometry and Measurement: Prisms and Pyramids
    • Patterns, Functions, and Change: Growth Patterns

Math Curriculum Continued

  • Grade based on in class work/ assessments (75%) and homework (25%).
  • Students will be switching classes for math based on their pre-assessment scores for each unit.

Science Curriculum

  • Science notebooking following the Experimental Design
  • Grade based on notebooks, assessments, in class work, homework, and teacher observations.
  • 4 units covered:
    • Solar System
    • Levers and Pulleys
    • Environments/Nature Unleashed
    • Mixtures and Solutions

Social Studies Curriculum

  • Grade based on work completions, assessments, in class assignments, homework, and teacher observations.
  • 8 units covered:
    • Geography
    • Native Americans
    • Discovery, Exploration, Early Settlements
    • Colonial Period
    • Revolutionary War
    • United States Constitution
    • JA Biz Town
    • Citizens in Action

MAP

Field Trips

  • JA Biz Town field trip will take place October 25. Parent Volunteers needed. More information to come!
  • The Point- 5th Grade celebration usually takes place the last week of school- parent planned event
  • Veteran’s Day Service Learning
  • Jefferson City

Assignment Notebook Binders

  • Teacher will go over homework and planners each day
  • Homework and notes should be returned the next day unless there are extenuating circumstances as explained by a parent note.
  • Student binders must go home and come back to school everyday
  • Homework will be listed on teacher website

Homework Policy

  • Yellow ticket issued for each late assignment
  • Yellow ticket needs to be signed by parent and returned the next day along with late homework
  • Extra recess and reward time is given to students who complete work on time

Behavior Policy

  • Yellow Behavior Slip- 4 step process for misbehaviors in the classroom
    • Warning
    • Time Out with Think Sheet (Sent home for parent signature)
    • Missed recess with parent contact
    • Principle Referral
    • Serious behavior issues would be handled directly by administration

Other Information

  • Website
  • Snack
  • Birthday Treats- individual commercially prepared treats for the student’s class only

Reminders

  • Bring jackets
  • Water bottles are great
  • Book orders

Directory: homepage
homepage -> Religion 243-rc1 Dr. Robert M. Fowler Jesus and the Gospels Department of Religion
homepage -> Mini Project
homepage -> Tiger Leaps Progress Update from Tenafly High School November 4, 2011 English
homepage -> Chapter 14 Corruption and Development by John Mbaku
homepage -> Placement Tests: a tool for Community College Success
homepage -> Your essay. Development: Building Your Ideas with Support To develop your ideas means that you clearly explain and support your ideas and points. Essay vs. Paragraph An essay and a paragraph are not the same thing. The Essay
homepage -> Esl 21A: intermediate paragraph/essay composition and grammar fall 2011 section 2124 m w 9: 30 – 10: 50 a m. Room esl 125 instructor: sharon jaffe, Ph. D. Email
homepage -> Compare/Contrast a comparison-contrast paragraph Purpose/Function
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