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1
Grade 5 Highlights Curriculum Presentation
  • August 28, 2014

2
WELCOME!
  • It is both a pleasure and an honor to have your
    child in fifth grade
  • this school year!
  • We look forward to working with you and your
    child.

3
5th Grade Teachers
  • Mrs. Citraro Religion Science
  • Miss ONeill Language Arts (Reading,
    English)
  • Mrs. McGinness - Mathematics Social
    Studies

4
How to contact us
  • Snail mail - letters sent to school
  • Email
  • Messages left with office
  • Needs requiring immediate
  • attention, please notify the office

5
Classroom Standard
  • Respect God, ourselves,
  • others, and the environment
  • by
  • Praying First, Working Hard, and Being Nice

6
Homework Policy
  • 5th grade homework policy is designed to be
    purposeful and integral to the students
    learning, both aiding and reinforcing learning.
  • Should be done independently, with limited
    assistance from parents and classmates
  • It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to show
    all graded papers to his/her parents, and keep
    them informed of grades and progress.
  • Integrity and honesty are of the upmost
    importance and any student who has given evidence
    of copying work from another student, an earlier
    test or someone elses writing (plagiarism) will
    result in a failing grade.

7
Missing Assignments
  • It is the STUDENTS responsibility for all
    missing/absent work
  • If a student fails to complete an assignment,
    they will not receive credit for that assignment.
  • Late homework turned in up to three days late
    will result in deducted points at a teachers
    discretion.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to
    complete missing work during their recess/lunch
    upon student request as well as during study
    hall.
  • If a student has excessive missing assignments,
    a parent conference will be scheduled.

8
Homework Suggestions
  • Student should be writing all assignments in the
    assignment notebook daily
  • Check Power School regularly
  • Set a daily time and schedule for completing
    homework- create good study habits!!
  • Place homework in Expandable Folder immediately
    to be sure it makes it to school in the morning
  • Students may NOT call home if an assignment is
    forgotten
  • A student should be responsible for his/her own
    work should ask for help when he/she has given
    his/her best effort and still needs some
    assistance!

9
Assessment Information
  • Assessments occur on a regular basis in classes.
  • Often they will occur at the very end of the
    quarter which can affect grades.
  • Please be aware we are utilizing every teaching
    moment in the classroom.
  • Tests are announced about 1 week in advance on
    Teacher Web and in class.
  • Keep up to date with Powerschool and Teacher Web.

10
Power School
  • Will be a communication line between school,
    parent, teacher, and student
  • Informs parents of childs progress and upcoming
    events throughout the year
  • PLEASE CHECK ON A REGULAR BASIS

11
Teacher Web
  • Each teacher has their own teacher web page. Go
    to www.teacherweb.com to find your childs
    homeroom teacher.
  • Each teachers page contains links to your
    childs other teachers pages.
  • Homework is posted on a daily basis on each
    teachers page.
  • Check often for other important information

12
Classroom Volunteers
  • Virtus-trained, fingerprinted
  • Called throughout the year as needs arise
  • If interested, please let us know if you didnt
    on Orientation Day by email

13
Schedules
  • specials are first period 800-840
  • (M-T-Th-F) and 920-950 (W)
  • Snack will be in the morning
  • Full band and library during study hall
  • Recess/lunch 1212-1252
  • (M-T-Th-F) and 1230-100 (W)

14
Weekly Communication
  • The black/white folder you received on
    orientation Day will become your childs Friday
    Folder
  • PLEASE CHECK EACH FRIDAY
  • Important notices may also be sent home
    throughout the week and kept in Take Home tab
    in their Expandable
  • Please put changes in transportation and absences
    in writing
  • Going Green -- check Power School and
    Teacherweb for updates

15
Snacks
  • Per our New Food Allergies Policy Classroom
    snacks and birthday/holiday treats must only be
    pre-packaged, nut-free labeled foods.
  • Students may also bring in non-food items such as
    book marks, bubbles, key chains, stickers,
    pencils, etc. for a birthday/holiday treat.

16
Birthday Celebrations
  • He/she may celebrate on the actual day or on a
    scheduled day
  • Celebrate with a dress down day
  • Please refer to the School Handbook for
    appropriate dress down attire.
  • He/she may share a SIMPLE treat with his/her
    class following the Food Allergies Policy
  • Treats are given out during Study Hall.

17
Curriculum Highlights
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Social Studies
  • Regions and People of the Western Hemisphere

  • Early Indian Civilizations and the interactions
    between different cultures, i.e, Native American
    groups, Latin American groups.
  • European exploration and colonization and the
    effects to understand the western hemisphere
    today.
  • Using maps to identify location of countries,
    states, and geographical features
  • Political, environmental, social, and economic
    factors and their impact on countries
  • Roles and systems of government
  • Civic participation and skills

19
Social Studies
  • Learning through interaction, discussion and
    creativity!
  • Individual, partner, and group work
  • Rubric Based projects
  • Map work
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • TIMELINES!!
  • Begin talking with your children about when/how
    your ancestors came to this country. Students
    will be creating their own individual timelines,
    as well as a classroom timeline! More information
    to follow!

20
Mathematics
  • Go Math
  • Focal Points
  • Place value
  • All operations with fractions and decimals
  • Expressions and Patterns
  • Graphing
  • Converting units of measure
  • Geometry volume, two and three dimensional
    figures
  • Student Edition
  • Notes and practice written in the book
  • Builds from context-based situations to abstract
    problems
  • Online version to access at any time
  • Standards Practice Book- homework book

21
Mathematics Cont.
  • Math Journals
  • Rubric based projects
  • Technology activities such as iTools, real world
    videos, animated math models, Soar to Success
    Math
  • Tests announced a week in advance, study guides
    given as classwork

22
Reading/English
  • Our literacy block is based on the Common Core
    standards, which focus on both fiction and
    non-fiction reading and writing.
  • These standards also place a stronger focus on
    higher level thinking skills.
  • A link to the Common Core Standards and my
    curriculum map that is aligned to these standards
    can be found on my Teacher Web page.

23
Reading/English
  • Students will have an 80 minute daily literacy
    block (60 minutes on Wednesday).
  • This will encompass both reading and English.
  • Reading program stresses independent reading
  • Students will spend 30 minutes in class reading
    independently.
  • Students will also be expected to read at least
    30 minutes at home daily and an hour on the
    weekend.
  • Students will be required to carry their
    independent book with them at all times while in
    school.

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Reading/English
  • Procedures are similar to last year.
  • Students will be required to fill out reading
    logs daily for all steps that are completed both
    in and outside of school.
  • 15 minutes of independent reading 1 step
  • The reading log will be similar to the summer
    log. Students will also be required to identify
    the genre of the books they read.
  • It is very important for students to read a
    variety of genres in order to gain experience
    applying the skills learned in class to different
    texts. Gaining experience in different genres
    will also help students in their writing.

26
Reading/English
  • Highlights of Writing
  • The Common Core standards focus on three types of
    writing
  • Informational
  • Narrative
  • Opinion
  • Students will gain experience writing a variety
    of texts this year that fall under these three
    categories.
  • Students will also be writing in response to
    their reading.

27
Common Sense Media
  • www.commonsensemedia.org
  • This is a great website to get information about
    the books your children are reading
  • Shares information such as suggested age and
    topics that the book addresses

27
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Religion
  • We Worship
  • I. Message
  • -Scripture
  • -The Seven Sacraments
  • II-Worship
  • -Eucharistic Celebration (The Mass)
  • -Prayer
  • -Liturgical Year (Church Seasons Ordinary Time
  • III-Community
  • -The Worshipping Community
  • -Mary the Saints Saints Project/Technology
  • IV-Service
  • -Vocations/Stewardship We are called to serve
  • Programs Rachels Challenge/Call to
    Protect/Operation Keepsake

29
Science
Ohio Standards Scientific Inquiry and
Application -Use Scientific process skills and
lab safety techniques through
investigations Earth and Space Sciences
- Cycles and Patterns in the Solar System
(the Sun and planets and their
characteristics) - Sun and its
relation to other stars in the universe Physical
Science - Light, Sound, and Motion
30
Science
Life Science -Interactions within Ecosystems
-Organisms perform a variety of roles in an
ecosystem (food chains
and webs) -How they require energy to perform
life processes -Major ecosystems of the world
land water biomes (Biome
project) Experimentation and technology
integrated throughout all topics Common Core
reading, writing, and math standards integrated
within all Science and Health
31
Health
  • Drug Awareness Program
  • Call to Protect Program
  • Operation Keepsake
  • Body Systems
  • Disease Prevention
  • Safety

32
Drug Awareness
  • Program for fifth grade students and
  • their parents
  • Awareness of all types of drugs and their
  • affect on the body
  • Peer pressure and self-esteem
  • Positive methods of handling stress

33
Operation Keepsake
  • supplement to the religion and health program
  • understanding of changes that occur during
    puberty
  • knowledge of human reproduction and fetal
    development
  • respect for self and others
  • importance of good character
  • communication between students and parents about
    adolescence and puberty
  • takes place in the spring -- permission slip

34
Assessments for Religion, Science, Health
  • Learning through interaction, discussion and
    creativity!
  • Grades determined from homework,
  • classwork, quizzes, tests, rubric
  • based projects, participation
  • individual, partner, and group work
  • Common Core reading, writing, and math standards
  • integrated within all Science, Health, and
    Religion

35
5th grade Essentials
  • The Expandable Folder is an important life line
    -- it contains homework, note sheets, extra
    filler paper and is brought to and from school
    daily
  • Assignment Notebook -- filled in with daily and
    long term assignments
  • We are ready to learn, share our faith together,
    create memories, and have fun by PRAYING FIRST,
    WORKING HARD, AND BEING NICE!
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