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Title: WELCOME to 5th Grade


1
WELCOMEto5th Grade
  • OPEN HOUSE
  • Melissa Davis and Ginny Armour

2
Introducing Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Armour
  • A quick life story
  • Education
  • Family

Her name is...
3
School Goals
  • Reading and Writing Achievement
  • Use of Reading from GHGR Writers Workshop
    integrated with six traits and common language.
  • Math Achievement
  • Use of data interventions weekly to guide
    differentiation and remediation.
  • School, Family Community Involvement
  • The school welcomes parents and offers a variety
    of volunteer opportunities for parents.
  • Stakeholders have an opportunity to participate
    in shared decision making and problem solving.

4
Curriculum
  • Content areas-
  • U.S. history, Geography, Government
  • Science units Electricity, Matter, Cells,
    Geology SCIENCE LAB
  • Reading Workshop
  • Writing Workshop
  • Grammar Spelling
  • Math - problem solving, algebra, fractions
    decimals

5
Schedules
  • Curriculum details and pacing - Available on
    PICASSO
  • Daily schedule

6
Technology
  • Internet access
  • Textbooks and skills practice
  • Cobb County Resources
  • Computer Lab Laptop Cart
  • Programs
  • MS Office Word, Power Point, Excel
  • Print Shop
  • Encarta
  • Inspiration
  • Kid Pix
  • Assorted math software

7
Developmental Stages - 11 Year Olds
  • Breaking of childhood personality pattern
    (disorganization) to allow for reorganization
    during adolescence.
  • Resists parental authority
  • Restless, talkative, negative, moody, suspicious,
    irritable, active
  • Peer values replace adult values
  • Self-assertive, critical, rude, inquisitive,
    argumentative, confronting
  • Against all restraints and regulations
  • Difficulty in getting along with siblings
  • Unsure, self -doubting

8
Behavior Management
  • Responsibility
  • Conflict management
  • Positive Discipline -
  • I-Messages
  • Murdock Money
  • Evaluation folders
  • Olweus bully program

9
School Rules
  • Guidelines - posted in classroom
  • Student behavior code - signed by student and
    parent
  • Lunchroom - Prepay lunches, no charges, guest
    table policy, no outside fast food.
  • Medication - brought to clinic by parent, form
    needed.
  • Dismissal Procedures
  • After School Program

10
Homework
  • Homework nearly every night
  • Approx. 50 minutes
  • Math skills practice
  • Late/incomplete work points subtracted, fined,
    note in agenda DAY OF to parents.
  • Daily reading 20 mins. for pleasure
  • Study/Review daily for quizzes and tests
  • Planner MUST be written in.
  • Student responsibility no excuse notes please.

11
Forms of Communication
  • BLOG E-Folder
  • Marquis Newsletters - School
  • Student planner / notes
  • Conferences
  • County and school WEB page http//www.cobbk12.org/
    Murdock/
  • Our PRIMARY way to communicate is e-mail
  • Melissa.Dobos_at_cobbk12.org
  • Virginia.Armour_at_cobbk12.org
  • (Do not e-mail anything that is time sensitive
    CALL if it is an emergency)
  • School Phone (770) 509-5071

12
The Year at a Glance
  • Statewide Testing
  • Please make sure that students are in school on
    time and well rested for these days
  • ITBS October 4-11
  • Writing Assessment - March 2
  • Criterion Referenced Test April 12-16
  • Must pass reading and math to move onto middle
    school

13
MIDDLE SCHOOLIMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED
  • 2nd MMR
  • Hep B (series of 3)
  • TWO Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Please turn in ASAP

14
Opportunities for Parents
  • Become a room parent
  • Be a class helper- copy parent
  • PTA and MESF committees events
  • Join PTA
  • Chaperone field trips

15
TO DO.
  • Make sure e-mail addresses are current and
    frequently checked.
  • Check planner daily
  • Check all work that comes home.
  • Update shot records

16
Assessment
  • Daily grades Numerical averages equate to A, B,
    C, D, F
  • Report cards -Every nine weeks
  • Progress Reports - As needed
  • County Progress Report Halfway through the
    grading period - Ds and below
  • Portfolios
  • Conferences

17
Class WISH LIST
  • Swiffer wet mop
  • Swiffer duster
  • Swiffer Sweeper pads
  • Individually wrapped candies.
  • Tissues

18
ITS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR!!!!!
  • Thank you for coming!
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