Welcome to Fifth Grade! 2015-2016 Schedule 8:20-8:30- Welcome/Morning Work 8:30-9:20- Enrichments 9:20-11:40- Language Arts 11:40-11:55- Recess 11:55-12:35- Math 12:35-1:20- Lunch 1:20-2:50- Math 2:50-3:20- Science/Social Studies 3:20-3:30- Wrap Up, Clean Up Enrichment Schedules The enrichment schedule is on a rotation basis with the following order: Circle- Ipads Square- P.E./Music Triangle- Art Rectangle- Music/P.E. Oval- 21st Century Learning - Library Communications You will be receiving (at minimum) a monthly newsletter Planner will be daily communication and needs to be signed each night Conferences will occur in the fall as well as in the spring Fall conferences- for every student Spring conferences- as needed Language Arts Reading group instruction based upon guided reading groups and a balanced literacy approach Websites: Lexia- http://www.lexialearning.com MobiMax- http://www.mobymax.com Math Hand’s on, concrete learning rather than multiple worksheets Websites: GA Math (https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/Pages/Math-K-5.aspx) *EngageNY http://www.engageny.org/resource/pre-kindergarten-grade-5-Pmathematicscurriculum-map-and-guiding-documents) Grading The following grading scale is only for assessments: 4- 100-95% (Advanced Proficient) 3- 80-94% (Proficient) 2- 79-65% (Partially Proficient) 1- 64% and below (Unsatisfactory) All other daily assignments and projects will be based off of a four point rubric or scale Scale What does it mean? 4-I know and can do it well enough to make connections that weren’t even taught 3- I know and can do everything that was taught without making mistakes 2-I know and can do the easy parts, but I don’t know and can’t do the harder parts without help 1- With my teacher’s help, I know and can do some of what was taught Homework 20 minutes of reading each night Math practice sheet and/or facts Any un-finished class work Individual homework as needed Parties We have four parties throughout the school year: Fall Party Winter Party Valentines Day Party End of the year celebration During these party days, the health and wellness allows for flexibilities and treats in the classrooms. Anything brought for this has to be individually wrapped and store bought. Birthdays We are happy to celebrate birthdays in our classroom No food treats, instead you may bring small toys, pencils, donate a book to the classroom, or lead a classroom game Oscar’s Night May 27, 2016 Time: During the school day Students may dress up Parents will be invited to this event. There will be awards and a slideshow in the gym followed by a celebration in your students classroom.