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Title: 5th GRADE


1
5th GRADE
  • OPEN HOUSE

2
Theme for the year
  • Murdock Mustangs have the WRITE stuff.

3
Introducing Your Teacher
  • A quick life story
  • Education
  • Family

Her name is...
4
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 weekly to guide differentiation/remedi
    ation, etc.
  • School, Family and Community Involvement
  • The school welcomes parents offers a variety of
    volunteer opportunities.
  • Stakeholders have an opportunity to participate
    in shared decision making and problem solving.

5
Curriculum
  • Content areas- U.S. history, science units
  • E-book http//www.hspscience.com/
  • Reading Workshop
  • Writing Workshop
  • English - Grammar workbook, Daily Language, and
    Mountain Language
  • Spelling weekly packet
  • Reading Assessment DRA/STAR/SRI.
  • Math Guided Math, IXL, First in Math
  • E-book http//www.eharcourtschool.com/

6
Assessment
  • Daily grades - Numerical/A, B, C, D, F
  • Report cards -Every nine weeks
  • Progress Reports Halfway through grading
    period.
  • Weekly E Folders (Evaluation)

7
Homework
  • Research shows amount of homework is up 51 since
    1981. Duke University's Harris Cooper, concluded
    that homework does not measurably improve
    academic achievement for kids in grade school. It
    also strains the parent child relationship.
  • SOOOO
  • Check Planner Daily
  • Math 3 nights per week (Frequently 20 minutes
    on First in Math website or IXL website)
  • Study for quizzes Daily Language Thursday
    nights/5 minutes each night
  • Daily reading - weekends holidays included!
    Thinkmarks 3 Post Its each night.
  • Missing/late/incomplete work reflected in the
    weekly class folder
  • Blog updated on a regular basis. Check at least
    once a week.

8
Technology
  • Internet No searching - Nettrekker, Cobb
    Virtual Library
  • Laptop cart - new
  • IRespond/Smartboard
  • Classroom computers
  • Computer Labs MESF Lab Teacher
  • Mr. Tener
  • IXL skill based First in Math computation
    based
  • Read Kiddo Read! http//www.readkiddoread.com/home
  • Science Lab MESF Lab Teacher Mrs. Kauffman

9
Behavior Management
  • Responsibility
  • Conflict management - Positive Discipline -
    I-Messages
  • Olweus Bullying Program
  • Murdock Money
  • Evaluation folders

10
School Policies
  • Dress code elementary and middle
  • Visitor badges
  • Sign in/out children in office IDs needed
  • Dismissal changes original note with date and
    signature. No changes after 145PM
  • Lunch only your child at guest table/no outside
    lunches
  • Bringing items to school (homework, etc.)

11
Forms of Communication
  • Weekly Folder
  • Newsletters School, PTA, Foundation
  • Student planner
  • Conferences
  • Blog
  • http//murdock10.typepad.com/thornton/
  • County web page
  • http//www.cobbk12.org
  • Murdock web page http//www.cobbk12.org/murdock
  • E-mail kelly.thornton_at_cobbk12.org

12
The Year at a Glance
  • State Testing Please insure that students are
    in school for these days.
  • ITBS October 10-17, 2011
  • Writing Assessment March 7, 2012
  • Criterion Referenced Test April 18-27, 2012
    (Must pass reading and math to move onto middle
    school)
  • Other Important Events
  • Atlanta History Center Field Trip Oct. 7, 2011
  • Conference week October 24-28, 2011
  • 5th Grade Musical Art Show November 3, 2011
  • Ellis Island Simulation December 16, 2011
  • Warm Spring Field Trip May 4, 2012
  • Celebration Day May 24, 2012 1015-1130AM
    (abt.)

13
Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Be a Room Parent
  • Be a Class helper- copying
  • Join PTA/Foundation committees, etc.
  • Attend PTA/Foundation events

14
MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOT REQUIREMENTS
  • 2nd MMR
  • Hep B (series of 3)
  • Varicella (chicken pox) 2 or proof of disease.
  • Please send in an updated immunization form as
    soon as possible.
  • List on cabinet.

15
Great Reads!
  • The Case Against Homework How Homework Is
    Hurting Children and What Parents Can Do About It
    by Sara Bennett Nancy Kalish
  • The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
  • Why Gender Matters What Parents and Teachers
    Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex
    Differences by Leonard Sax
  • Real Boys-Rescuing our Sons From the Myths of
    Childhood by Pollack
  • A Fine Young Man What Parents, Mentors, and
    Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys in
    Exceptional Men by Michael Gurian
  • Queen Bees and Wannabes Helping Your Daughter
    Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other
    Realities of Adolescence -- by Rosalind Wiseman
  • Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me
    Cheryl to the Mall A Parent's Guide to the New
    Teenager-- by Anthony Wolf
  • Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher

16
TO DO!!
  • Join PTA calendar
  • Check wish list
  • Make sure e-mail address(es) are current and
    frequently checked.
  • Check planner daily.
  • Check blog on a regular basis at least once a
    week.
  • Check classroom folder Fridays.
  • Help your child master math facts by December.
  • Email a jpeg of your child in kindergarten.
  • Have your child in school!
  • Turn in updated immunization form.
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