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Welcome to Ms. Millers 5 th Grade Class. Who am I? First Year Teaching at SJVA Tutored Math and Reading (4 years) BA and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

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1 Welcome to Ms. Millers 5 th Grade Class

2 Who am I? First Year Teaching at SJVA Tutored Math and Reading (4 years) BA and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CBU Decided at 4 years old that teaching was the job for me

3 Consequences/Discipline 1.Action plan 2.Phone call home 3.Lunch/after school detention 4.Meeting with Mr. Ward

4 Rewards/Positive Consequences Homework Chart - Individual Tickets – Individual Marble Jar – Whole group Pencil Case – Individual

5 5 th Grade Rules and Expectations Students will come to school on time, every day, ready to learn. Students will have supplies (binder, paper, pencils). Students will complete all homework whenever it is assigned. Students will always do their academic best. Students will treat each other with kindness and respect. Students will set goals and make a plan on how to achieve them.

6 English/Language Arts English Language Arts Students must be able to read, understand, and discuss grade-level appropriate materials. – A discussion is more than answering questions about the story, it is a time to discuss what took place in the story, why each character was important, and analyze the story through conversation. – Implementation of reading strategies for reading comprehension improvement Students writing samples will include – Five paragraphs complete with transitions and introductions and conclusions – Grade level appropriate vocabulary – Evidence of self editing, rewrites and pre-writes – All grade level words must be spelled correctly, including no excuse words – Students own personal voice

7 Math By the end of grade five, students increase their understanding of the four basic arithmetic operations applied to fractions, decimals, and positive and negative numbers. Students know and use common measuring units to determine length and area and know and use formulas to determine the volume of simple geometric figures. Students know the concept of angle measurement and use a protractor and compass to solve problems. Students use grids, tables, graphs, and charts to record and analyze data.

8 Math Students will solve problems with very large and very small numbers, positive integers, decimals, and fractions and understand the relationship between decimals, fractions, and percents. Students perform calculations and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication and division of fractions and decimals Students use variables in simple expressions, compute the value of the expression for specific values of the variable, and plot and interpret the results Students understand and compute the volumes and areas of simple objects Students identify, describe, and classify the properties of, and the relationships between, plane and solid geometric figures Students display, analyze, compare, and interpret different data sets, including data sets of different size Students use the Four Step Process when problem solving

9 History Students will demonstrate a proficient knowledge of the United States; its land, people and history. By the end of the year they will be able to – Name all fifty states and capitals – Discuss the three branches of government and know the duty and functions of each. – Identify the Native American Tribes and the regions that they live in. – Discuss Englands colonization of the New World and describe the relationship between England and the original colonies. – List the events proceeding to the American Revolution and label and identify major key players and battles from the revolution.

10 Science Students learn about the Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Investigation and Experimentation, including: Elements and their combinations account for all the varied types of matter in the world. Plants and animals have structures for respiration, digestion, waste disposal, and transport of materials. Water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation. Energy from the Sun heats Earth unevenly, causing air movements that result in changing weather patterns The solar system consists of planets and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predictable paths. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.

11 Classwork All classwork should be finished in class. If classwork is not finished during class time, a student will sometimes be told to finish it at home. Students are expected to do their best work, use their best penmanship, and ask questions when they do not understand a concept.

12 Attendance Goal is 98% If student is absent please pick up Independent Study from Courtney Mason You can even have her email you the Independent Study! Her email is

13 Learning Partnership Agreement This is the agreement you signed when registering your child. The LPA outlines student, parent, and teacher responsibilities. Volunteer hours

14 Homework Students are expected to complete homework whenever it is assigned. Practice or family activities are not an excuse to not compete homework. If you have an emergency and cannot complete homework, please write a note in your childs planner. Homework is graded and counts towards students grade. Homework Chart Incentive

15 How To Help With Homework Reading: -Ask questions about what they read. (Ex: What would you do if you were in the story? What do you think will happen next? What was the most interesting part of the story and why?) -Always have books available to read. Visit the public library, use online resources (ex: etc. -Ask your child to read aloud to you/sibling, reread their own writing aloud looking for errors.

16 Homework Tips Set up a routine (time and place) for student to work: a clean, well-lit space; some work best at the kitchen table and others at their desks in their rooms. Limit media exposure: TV and the iPod are off when your child does HW. The computer also, unless it's used for research. Keep in mind, if you watch TV when your child can't, the plan may backfire. Don't hover but stay close by: Remember it's their homework, not yours, but be available in case you are needed. Ideally, the parent can be reading nearby while the child is studying because then you both are doing educational work, but that's not always possible. A parent may be working out of the home, need to be working in the home, cooking dinner, etc. If you are home, stay close, and if you arent there, have another adult check to make sure it's going OK. Let me know if your child needs help: Write on the assignment, 'done with parental help,' or write a separate note. Explain to child that homework is used to practice what you know and to show the teacher what you need help learning more about so it's a parent's job to let the teacher know.

17 Fieldtrips/Helping in the Classroom If you would like to help in the classroom, please make sure you have a clear TB test on file with the office. We attend a few field trips throughout the school year and we will send out information about each trip prior to the date of the trip. We will also ask for chaperones at that time. You must be TB tested and have fingerprint clearance on file with the office in order to chaperone a field trip. You may not drive to the field trip destination, you may not join in a field trip, even in a public place, you may not take your child from a field trip. They must be picked up at the school campus

18 The Website

19 Contact Information You can reach me at the school website You may email me directly at My cell: 909-289-7335

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