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Title: Curriculum Night


1
Curriculum Night
  • 2010-2011
  • Welcome to 5th Grade

2
Switching Classes and Schedule
  • 745-755 Announcements
  • 755-845 Specials
  • 845-915 STAR time- (Flexible grouping based on
    academic need or
  • 915-1010 1st Period extension activity)
  • 1015-1110 2nd Period
  • 1115-1210 3rd Period
  • 1215-1235 4th Period
  • 1245-145 Lunch/Recess
  • 145-220 4th Period
  • 240-245 Dismissal
  • Please note This is different from original
    schedule.
  • KH

3
Math
  • Emphasis on the four main operations including
    adding and subtracting both whole numbers and
    decimals.
  • Fractions and Probability
  • Geometry
  • Graphing
  • A major focus on problem solving and critical
    thinking will accompany all units.

4
Science
  • In Science, we will be using Inquiry Based
    Instruction to investigate various science
    concepts. Students will be able to develop their
    cooperative group skills which is an important
    life skill.
  • Through each of these units the scientific method
    will be the vehicle for learning concepts.
  • Please ask your child everyday what they have in
    their Science notebook (spiral). This is a tool
    for what they learned that day.
  • A short quiz will be given weekly to assess
    learning for the week, it will typically be on
    Friday.
  • KH

5
American History
  • United States Geography
  • Library Research
  • Revolution
  • Constitution
  • Branches of Government
  • Major Wars and Events up to the present
  • Quizzes count 1 grade Tests are 2
  • History Alive Program
  • TP

6
Reading
  • Reading Certificates in homeroom
  • Reading logs
  • 80 minutes a week
  • Due Fridays
  • Count as one test grade per 9 weeks
  • Uses a variety of high interest text including
    magazines, and nonfiction. Making connections
    with S.S. and Science concepts.
  • Our goal is to develop high level readers who
    interact with the text.
  • JCh

7
Language Arts
  • Spelling is concept driven.
  • Writing will appear most often through journal
    entries, creative writing, and content writing.
  • Grammar is integrated with the writing
    compositions and journals.
  • JCh

8
Homework
  • Parents Role- Homework is a student
    responsibility. It is the parents role to make
    sure their students are doing their homework and
    if they need help, to discuss problem areas. One
    of our most important goals for 5th grade is
    teaching your child responsibility.
  • Homework is given on an as needed basis.
  • Reading- 80 minutes per week
  • Planners- Planners are filled out every day.
    Concepts covered in class will be written in
    pencil and homework will be written in red. It is
    important that you check your students planner
    on a regular basis. Websites are updated weekly.
  • Monday Folders- These go home every Monday.
    Starting on the week of August 30th , you will be
    responsible to sign the Monday folder every week.
    It is important that your students get home
    information that is being passed out to them.
  • JC

9
Study Hall
  • Study Hall is a time set aside during the recess
    period for students who are experiencing trouble
    with a given concept, or to receive additional
    time and instruction from a teacher.
  • KH

10
Extracurricular Activities
  • There are plenty of ways to get involved
  • FAST
  • KGES
  • Safety Patrol
  • Student Council
  • Choir
  • Bank
  • TP

11
TAKS
  • Test Dates
  • -TAKS Math April 4th
  • -TAKS Reading April 5th
  • -TAKS Science April 28th
  • KH

12
Attendance/Make Up Work
  • It is important to be at school every day. If
    possible try to schedule appointments outside of
    school hours.
  • Please send a note or call the office in the
    event that your students cannot attend.
  • Make up Work- For every day absent, the student
    will receive an additional day to complete make
    up work.
  • JCh

13
Classroom Management
  • Behavior Book
  • Fun Friday
  • JC

14
Contact information
  • Conference time 800-840
  • Our fifth grade webpage can be found through the
    school website at www.gcisd-k12.org/schools/ges/
  • Contact
  • The best way to contact us is through email.
    Our email addresses are
  • jan.cline_at_gcisd.net, kerri.hendrickson_at_gcisd.net,
    tricia.palmersheim_at_gcisd.net, jana.choppy_at_gcisd.n
    et
  • JCh

15
Grading Policy
  • Grades online- Sign up in the front office
  • -Encourage your students to look online with
    you.
  • Progress Reports and Report Cards
  • -Progress reports will be given out after the
    third week only if a student is failing or has
    had a significant drop in their grade in a
    subject area.
  • -All students will receive a progress report
    after the sixth week.
  • -All report cards go home after the nine week
    period ends. Please remember to sign and return
    with your child.
  • JC

16
Further Important Information
  • FAST News- Sign up for district updates at
    www.gcisd-k12.org.
  • Cell Phones- All cell phones must be turned off
    and out of sight if they are brought to school.
    If you need to contact your student, please leave
    a message through the front office.
  • KH

17
Further Important Information
  • Snacks- Please prepare snacks that are considered
    healthy for your student throughout the year.
    Chips are not a healthy snack.
  • Please remember that there are no visitors on
    TAKS tests days
  • Please refer to the Student Handbook at any
    time.
  • JCh

18
Before You Leave
  • Early release days will be Sept. 22, 23rd. This
    time will be used to conference with you about
    your childs MAPS data. We will send home notes
    as we get closer to the date. Please check with
    your child, and if you have a conflict, notify
    your childs homeroom teacher via a note or
    email.
  • Money needed for class magazines
  • Please make check payable to GES for 13.00
    Please give the check to your homeroom teacher.
  • Social Studies Weekly DynaMath
  • Super Science Magazine Time for Kids/Bare
    Book
  • TP
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