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Title: Welcome to 5th Grade Back to School Night


1
Welcome to 5th Grade Back to School Night
  • Deborah Hollingsworth
  • Andrea Buffington

2
SMSD Strategic Plan for Student Success
  • Core Beliefs
  • Every student learns and continually achieves to
    high and challenging standards.
  • Education includes both social and academic
    competencies.
  • The teacher is the most important influence on
    student achievement.
  • Everyone has an individual, collaborative, and
    collective responsibility for each student.
  • Everyone in the educational community continually
    reflects and learns in an empowering culture.
  • Change is inevitable and necessary our response
    is intentional.

SMSD Mission The educational community will
relentlessly empower each student to succeed
through an intentional multi-tiered system of
support
3
Specials Schedule
  • Monday MUSIC PE
  • Tuesday LIBRARY
  • BAND STRINGS
  • Wednesday MUSIC PE
  • ENHANCED LEARNING
  • Thursday BAND STRINGS
  • SPANISH
  • Friday - ART
  • SPANISH

4
Reading Mrs. Hollingsworth will teach all
reading classes
  • Daily Homework
  • Reading for Meaning
  • Text Structures
  • Story Elements
  • Texts Type
  • Reading a variety of literature
  • Combination of guided reading direct
    instruction
  • (whole small groups ) to meet all
    childrens needs.

Reading Logs Students set individual quarterly
reading goals. They read an agreed upon number
of pages each quarter for part of the reading
grade. The number of pages should increase
throughout the year.
5
Spelling
  • The Everyday Spelling program is linked directly
    to vocabulary, reading, writing with a focus on
    developing word knowledge and spelling skills.
  • Spelling packets go home on Monday and completed
    by Friday.
  • Students take a post-test Friday.

6
Math Mrs. Buffington will teach all math..
  • Daily Homework Practice
  • Super Six Daily Warm-ups every morning.
  • Quick Check Weekly Review Friday
  • Math Basic Skills Tests 1,2,3rd Quarter
  • Place value of whole numbers decimals
  • Division Multiplication of larger numbers
  • Verbalizing Math Processes Skills
  • Interpreting graphs, tables, charts
  • Simplifying fractions
  • Adding, subtracting
  • multiplying fractions
  • Mixed numbers
  • Problem Solving
  • Decimals

7
Written Language Mrs. Hollingsworth will teach
all reading classes
  • Six-trait writing
  • Journal Writing
  • Short essays research papers
  • 4-Square Writing
  • Heroes Project
  • Proofreading Peer Editing
  • Grammar
  • Figurative Language

8
Social Studies Mrs. Hollingsworth will teach
social studies classes
  • Maps
  • American History-Explorers,
  • American Revolution Government
  • Economics-Mini Society, Junior Achievement

9
Science Mrs. Buffington will teach science
classes
  • Scientific Method in class science experiments
  • Weather and Water
  • Changing Earth Environment
  • Astronomy
  • Health and Body Systems

10
Organization
  • Student Binders
  • contains daily work by subject area must be
    at school each day.
  • Planner
  • contains assignments must be filled out
    completely returned to school each day.
  • Friday Take Home
  • contains information from the office
    classroom as well as work from the previous
    week.

11
Daily Assignments
  • 5th graders are expected to read every night
    and record pages read in their Reading Log.
    These are returned with a parent signature the
    last Wednesday of the quarter.
  • 5th graders are expected to have an average of 50
    minutes of nightly homework. This means solid
    time on task-not interrupted or sporadic effort.
  • Assignments not completed in class are
    considered homework are due the following day
    unless otherwise noted.

12
  • Field Trips
  • Feb Celebrate American Heroes _at_ SMS
  • cost 0
  • Field trips are currently in the planning
    stage.
  • 5th grade teachers are looking at the trips
    that
  • have the best cost benefit to our
    students.
  • You will be hearing about them soon have an
  • opportunity to volunteer to accompany us.

13
Homework Club
  • Homework Club is an Incentive for students to
    complete assignments
  • Turn in homework on time
  • Show their best effort on
    assignments
  • Missing or incomplete assignments results in
    removal from Homework Club for that week.
  • Students start over each week.

14
Celebrating Birthdays
  • Please feel free to send treats for your childs
    birthday.
  • Please send treats that can be cleaned up easily
    do not require cutting. For example
    Cupcakes, Cookies, or Ice Cream Bars.
  • Please send napkins, spoons, forks, etc. if
    needed.
  • Birthdays are celebrated at different times
    throughout the day, so it is best to send treats
    in the morning.

15
Communication
  • Webback Pack
  • Handbook paper copy posted to classroom
    websites.
  • Monthly Newsletter emailed to parents posted
    on classroom website.
  • E-Mail deborahhollingsworth_at_smsd.org.
  • andreabuffington_at_smsd.org
  • Note in planner.
  • Phone before or after school.
  • Hollingsworth 993-3337
  • Buffington 993-3336

16
  • I promise you every day your
  • children will learn something.
  • Some days theyll bring it
  • home in their hands.
  • Some days theyll bring it
  • home in their heads.
  • And some days theyll bring
  • it home in their hearts.
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