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Title: Welcome To Whitlow Elementary!

Welcome To Whitlow Elementary!
School Hours
  • 820 AM - 300 PM
  • Students may be dropped off in the rear of the
    building in the car rider line no earlier than
    750 A.M.
  • After 820, parents must take students to the
    front office to be signed in.
  • No check outs after 245 P.M.
  • School will begin dismissing at 300 P.M.

  • An absence must have a written excuse within 5
    days to be excused.
  • Students will have 5 school days to complete
    missed work.
  • The attendance fax line is
  • 678-965-5091 or e-mail lhawthorne_at_forsyth.k12.ga.u

Breakfast and Lunch Money
  • Students may eat breakfast at school every day.
    Breakfast is 1.25.
  • Students will have six choices for lunch most
    days. Lunch is 2.15 and 3.25 for guests.
  • Money in a students account can be spent in any
    way the child chooses unless you put a block on
    the account.

Guests for Lunch
  • According to the Forsyth County Wellness
    Policy, all snacks and food brought to school
    for a class must be commercially prepared. We
    have many students with allergies and need to be
    able to verify ingredients in food products.
  • Parents should enter and exit from the door
    located next to the front office. Please wait
    for us in the cafeteria. We will be there
  • Our Lunch time is
  • You may sit with your child at the parents
    table. Sorryno friends allowed!

Daily Information
  • Snacks Water
  • Agenda/Homework Assignments
  • Yellow Daily Communication Folder
  • Weekly Newsletters

School and ClassRULES
  • Be Ready!
  • Be Respectful!
  • Be Responsible!
  • Be Safe!

Hands and feet to yourself One behind the
other Walk silently
  • Individually packaged treats
  • Store bought
  • Served at lunch
  • No pictures

Bring Your Own Technology
Student use their own devices to access the
districts filtered web 5th grade classes will
begin the BYOT this quarter We have permission
slips and information Please visit the schools
instructional technology website and the
districts site for more information on BYOT.
  • Main use will be with students for collaborating,
    discussions, homework, etc.
  • Parents do not have access to many features on
    ITS learning currently
  • Access will be granted to more features
    throughout the school year
  • If you are interested in creating an account,
    bring your picture ID to the front office during
    school hours to set it up.

5th Grade Math Units of Study
  • Order of operations
  • Whole Number Computation
  • Decimals
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Geometry and the coordinate plane
  • 2D figures
  • Volume and Measurement

Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments in 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

Additional Common Core Resources
  • www.georgiastandards.org
  • www.pta.org/4446.htm
  • www.corestandards.org

  • Physical Science Unit
  • Introduction to conservation of matter
  • Physical changes
  • Chemical changes
  • Electricity and magnetism

  • Earth Science Unit
  • Landforms of Georgia
  • Effects of constructive and destructive forces

  • Life Science Unit
  • Classification of organisms
  • Inheritance of traits
  • Learned behaviors
  • Cells and microorganisms

  • Social Studies    Throughout the year, students
    will learn information processing and map skills.
    The students will be identifying important
    people, places, events, movements, and issues
    related to our study of United States history
    from the Civil War to present day.  These areas
    will includeThe Civil War and Reconstruction
    The United States as an Emerging World Power
    World War I The Roaring Twenties The Great
    Depression World War II The Cold War (The Space
    Race, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War) Civil
    Rights MovementIssues from the 1970s to
    todayAlso, we will focus on the U.S. Branches of
    Government, the U.S. Legal System, and Court

  • The grade Language Arts curriculum includes
    standards and goals in all four areas of language
    arts Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
    In fifth grade, students will take a journey
    through different forms of writing, as they
    tackle narrative, informative, and
    persuasive, and develop their own individual
    style within these genres. Students will learn to
    be effective technical writers as well as learn
    how to express themselves creatively through
    poetry and prose. Grammar and Standard English
    skills are also reinforced throughout the year,
    as students become proficient writers.
  • In Reading, fifth grade students experience
    a wide variety of genres from quality
    non-fiction writing, to fantasy, students will be
    exposed to and involved in exciting literature
    this year. Several novel studies will be
    integrated into Social Studies content.
  • Listening and speaking goals are met
    throughout the year through book talks,
    presentations, and group work.  

For More Information
  • Visit the county web page (www.forsyth.k12.ga.us)
  • There you will find helpful information about
    Forsyth Countys Grading and Reporting.

  • Before you leave tonight please remember to.
  • Purchase a T-shirt for field trip!
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