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Title: Welcome to CURRICULUM NIGHT


1
Welcome to CURRICULUM NIGHT
  • Ms. Gruber s Class August 28,
    2014

2
Home-School Connection Paper Communication
  • Agendas
  • Please continue to review regularly
  • Urgent papers clipped inside (i.e. lunch notices)
  • Friday Folders
  • EVERY Friday Notices and forms
  • EVERY OTHER Friday With graded papers and
    Academic and Behavior Update
  • Please review and return the following Monday

3
Home-School Connection Electronic Communication
  • BearGram
  • School newsletter
  • Sign up at BarnwellElementary.org
  • Home Access Center
  • Check your childs grades online
  • Get unique username and password from the front
    office
  • Under Parents tab on FultonSchools.org
  • Classroom Website
  • Current information, weekly updates
  • E-Mail
  • Most direct form of communication
  • Please allow 24 hours for a response

4
Classroom Website
  • grubers_at_weebly.com
  • Check Monday mornings for Sneak Peek for the Week
    and upcoming assessment information
  • Resources Study Guides, Project Directions,
    Links, etc.

5
Schedule
6
Schedule
  • 710740 Arrival/Morning Work
  • 745-815 B.E.A.R. Time
  • 815 1000 Smith Science/Social Studies,
    Math
  • 1000 1020 Recess
  • 1020 1040 Smith Math (contd.)
  • 1040 1218 Gruber Reading, English
    Language Arts
  • 1218 - 1248 Lunch
  • 1250 125 Gruber English Language Arts
    (contd.)
  • 125 210 Specials

7
Agenda
  • Students are required to write down all
    assignments DAILY.
  • Please review nightly for required homework,
    weekly assessments, and notes from school.

8
Arrival Dismissal
  • Arrival Begins 710 AM
  • Tardy Bell/School Day Begins 740 AM
  • Dismissal 220 PM
  • Late Arrivals Parents must accompany tardy
    students to the office and sign them in.
  • Early Dismissal Parents are requested to
    refrain from checking their child(ren) out of
    school early except in the case of an emergency.
  • Transportation Changes Any change to regular
    transportation requires a written request from
    the parent/guardian of the student. Communication
    must go through office, not teacher.

9
B.E.A.R. Time
  • Barnwells Enrichment and Remediation Time
  • Protected time to build and extend students
    conceptual knowledge and application
  • 2-6 week cycles
  • Rotating between classrooms and teachers

10
Specials Schedule
  • Monday P.E.
  • Tuesday Art
  • Wednesday P.E.
  • Thursday Music
  • Friday Technology/Health

11
Classroom Procedures
12
Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)
  • Explicit instruction and modeling of
    expectations, procedures, and routines
  • School wide effort and expectations
  • Positive reinforcement Hallway Heroes, Golden
    Spoon

13
Behavior Expectations
  • SCHOOL
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Ready
  • Be Safe
  • TEACHER RULES
  • Try your best
  • Nice matters
  • Be responsible
  • CLASS CONSTITUTION
  • Be personally responsible.
  • Respect yourself, others, and school property.
  • Be a classroom community member.
  • KHFOVTY

14
Behavior is a CHOICE!
  • NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES
  • 5th GRADE
  • CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE CYCLE
  • 1st offense warning
  • 2nd offense consequence (teachers choice)
  • 3rd offense reflect and redirect plan/parent
    contact
  • 4th offense time out in another room
  • Negative choices result in a code on our
    Choices Chart. These directly correlate to
    Academic and Behavior Updates, report cards, and
    progress skills checklist.
  • POSITIVE CONSEQUENCES
  • Stars Individual
  • Brownie Points whole group
  • Positive choices that go above and beyond
    expectations will result in an asterisk on our
    Choices Chart. These directly correlate to our
    Super Improvers wall.

15
Recess Policy
  • Students wearing flip-flops or open-toed shoes
    will be limited to certain activities at recess.
  • They will not be permitted to participate in any
    activities that require a lot of running, i.e.,
    soccer, basketball, touch football, kickball, etc.

16
Daily Snacks
  • We have daily snacks during the morning block.
  • Please send a nutritious snackno chips, cookies,
    cakes, desserts, etc.
  • As students will generally be eating while
    working, please do not send messy snacks (no
    Cheeto fingers!).
  • Clear liquids only refillable, plastic water
    bottles recommended. Please label with name.

17
Birthday Treats
  • You may send a treat in on your childs birthday
    (or ½ birthday if his/her birthday is in the
    summer).
  • You may drop it off at the front office, and your
    child will pick it up.
  • Treats will be shared with the class at dismissal
    time.
  • There are 29 students in our class
  • (plus one teacher ?) individual
  • or pre-cut treats, please!

18
Academics
19
Classwork Policies
  • Classwork
  • Late and/or missing classwork will be recorded as
    incomplete or not enough information rather than
    a zero.
  • An opportunity to replace the incomplete with a
    score will be provided without penalty before the
    end of the grading period.
  • Study Hall
  • If a student accrues two or more missing homework
    and/or classwork assignments, he/she will attend
    a weekly study hall period, which will be held
    during recess on a day that the student has P.E.
  • If the student makes up the work before the study
    hall period, he/she will not have to stay in.

20
Homework Policies
  • Should not exceed 60 minutes per night
  • Includes 20-25 minutes of nightly reading
  • Completion 5 of overall grade in Reading,
    English Language Arts, and Math
  • Average of 9 grades per subject
  • All checked, 1 selected randomly each week
  • 100 On Time and Complete
  • 50 1 Day Late and/or Incomplete
  • 0 2 Days Late and/or Incomplete, Not Handed In
  • Missing or incomplete homework will result in a
    stamp in your childs agenda please initial
    when present.

21
Make-Up Work
  • The school policy states that the teacher must
    receive an email by 930 a.m. requesting work to
    be sent home that day.
  • Make-up work may be picked up after the school
    day ends.
  • The student will be given the equivalent amount
    of days he/she was absent to complete make-up
    work.

22
Grading Information
  • Grade Weights (Reading, English Language Arts,
    Math)
  • Tests 35
  • Performance Assessments 25
  • Quizzes 20
  • Classwork 15
  • Homework 5
  • Grade Weights (Science Social Studies)
  • Tests 35
  • Performance Assessments 30
  • Quizzes 20
  • Classwork 15
  • Grading Scale
  • 90-100 A
  • 80-89 B
  • 70-79 C
  • Below 70 F

23
Recovery
  • Available only if a student makes below 70 on
    any on-level end-of-unit-assessments (not quizzes
    or peformance assessments).
  • The student will participate in remediation
    lessons prior to recovery.
  • The student will have the opportunity to be
    reassessed to achieve the mastery level of 70.

24
Standardized Assessments
  • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
  • 3rd and 5th Grade Only
  • October 20 October 24, 2014
  • Georgia Milestone
  • 3rd-5th Grade
  • April 15 April 27, 2015

25
CURRICULUM
26
Reading and Language Arts
27
Reading
  • READING LITERARY TEXTS
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Determining theme
  • Summarizing
  • Craft and Structure
  • Figurative language
  • Point of view
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Impact of illustrations
  • Genre
  • READING INFORMATIONAL TEXTS
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Main Idea and Detail
  • Quoting Text
  • Craft and Structure
  • Text Structure
  • Text and Graphic Features
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Integrate information from multiple sources

28
Addressing the Needs of All Learners
  • Flexible grouping
  • Individual Instruction
  • Whole Group Instruction
  • Centers
  • Choice

29
Reading as Assessment
  • Reader Profile Performance Task
  • Habits and Performance-Based
  • Incorporates
  • Reading Volume
  • Independent Reading
  • Home Reading
  • Guided Reading
  • Literacy Stations
  • Vocabulary
  • Decoding
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

30
Language Arts
  • LANGUAGE
  • Conventions of Standard English in writing and
    speaking
  • Knowledge of Language
  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • SPEAKING AND LISTENING
  • Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

31
Writing
  • Writing is integrated within all areas of our
    curriculum.
  • TEXT TYPES PURPOSES
  • Informational
  • Opinion
  • Narrative
  • WRITERS WORKSHOP
  • Develop writing topics guided by instruction and
    mentor texts
  • Conference individually and/or in small groups to
    improve writing skills

32
Writing as Assessment
  • Quarterly Writing Benchmark Performance Task
  • Scored on a rubric
  • Different rubric for each type of writing
  • Assessed in four areas
  • Ideas (40)
  • Organization (20)
  • Style (20)
  • Conventions (20)
  • Tool for teachers, parents, and students to track
    growth

33
Math
34
Math
  • 5.1 On-Level
  • Unit 1 Order of Operations and Whole Numbers
  • Unit 2 Decimals
  • Unit 3 Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
  • Unit 4A Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Unit 4B Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  • Unit 5 Geometry and the Coordinate Plane
  • Unit 6 2D Figures
  • Unit 7 Measurement and Volume
  • Unit 8 Show what you know

35
Math
  • 5.2 Advanced
  • Unit 1 Geometry and the Coordinate Plane
  • Unit 2A Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Unit 2B Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  • Unit 3 2D Figures
  • Unit 4 Volume and Measurement
  • Unit 5 Number System Fluency
  • Unit 6 Rate, Ration and Proportional Reasoning
    Using Equivalent Fractions
  • Unit 7 Expressions
  • Unit 8 One Step Equations and Inequalities

36
Math
  • 6.1 Accelerated
  • Unit 1 Number System Fluency
  • Unit 2 Rate, Ration, Proportional Reasoning
    Using Equivalent Fractions
  • Unit 3 Expressions
  • Unit 4 One Step Equations and Inequalities
  • Unit 5 Area
  • Unit 6 Statistics
  • Unit 7 Rational Explorations Numbers and their
    Opposites
  • Unit 8 Show what you know

37
Math
  • Multiplication/Division Facts
  • Mondays weekly timed test (1 minute, 45
    seconds)
  • Fact Packet for homework until 45/50 correct 3
    weeks in a row
  • 5th Grade Common Core Student/Teacher Data
    Tracking
  • Each student will check their mastery of the
    Common Core Standards
  • Teacher will use data to make small groups to
    address areas students need some remediation or
    review
  • Study Island
  • Will be used to monitor students understanding on
    concepts aligned to their continuous achievement
    level
  • Study Island assignments will be done in school
    and used for classwork grades.

38
Social Studies
39
Social Studies
  • Unit 1 Civil War
  • Unit 2 Reconstruction
  • Unit 3 Turn of the Century America
  • Unit 4 World War I
  • Unit 5 The Great Depression
  • Unit 6 World War II
  • Unit 7 The Cold War
  • Unit 8 America Since 1975
  • Embedded Themes
  • Beliefs and Ideals
  • Conflict and Change
  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
  • Location
  • Movement/Migration
  • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
  • Scarcity
  • Technological Innovation

40
Science
41
Science
  • Unit 1 Classification of Organisms
  • Unit 2 Plant Animal Cells
  • Unit 3 Beneficial Helpful Microorganisms
  • Unit 4 Heredity
  • Unit 5 Constructive Destructive Forces
  • Unit 6 Whole is the Sum of Its Parts
  • Unit 7 Chemical Physical Changes
  • Unit 8 Electricity Magnetism

42
Final Word
43
Conferences
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held between
    October 1st and October 15th.
  • A note and/or email will be sent home to schedule
    conferences.
  • Please do not hesitate to reach out before then
    with questions or concerns
  • grubers_at_fultonschools.org

44
Thank You for Coming!
  • Post It Love Note?
  • Index Card Questions
  • Dont forget to sign-up for classroom and
    school-wide volunteer opportunities right outside
    doorway at the end of the evening!
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