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Welcome to Back to School Night! Welcome to Back to School Night! Fourth and Fifth Grades Tuesday, September 22, 2009 6:30-7:30.

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1 Welcome to Back to School Night! Welcome to Back to School Night! Fourth and Fifth Grades Tuesday, September 22, :30-7:30

2 Reading Strategies Predict/Infer Phonics/Decoding Visualize Monitor/Clarify Question Evaluate Summarize

3 Mathematics Numbers to millions and billions Subtraction, Addition, Multiplication, Division Decimals and Fractions Geometry Data and Analysis Problem Solving

4 Science Fourth Grade –Electricity and Magnetism –Rocks and Minerals –Ecosystems Fifth Grade –Human Body and Plant Systems –Chemistry and the Periodic Table of Elements –The Solar System, Water Cycle, and Weather

5 History/Social Studies Fourth Grade –California History Native Americans Explorers and Spanish Missions Gold Rush Westward Expansion Fifth Grade –United States History Native Americans Explorers and Colonization Revolutionary and Civil Wars Location of 50 states and capitols

6 Physical Education (P.E.) 100 minutes per week Activities/Exercises/Running Physical Fitness Test Healthy Life Style –Eat a healthy breakfast each morning –Wear appropriate shoes and clothing

7 Visual and Performing Arts/P.E. (VAPA) 90 minutes every other week on Mondays 45 minutes of P.E. and 45 minutes of Music with credentialed P.E. and Music teachers.

8 Other Programs Life Skills Training –Building Self-Esteem –Decision Making –Tobacco Prevention –Communication Skills Family Life (5 th Grade) Field Trips

9 Homework 50 minutes/night Monday-Thursday Unfinished work brought home on Friday Reading, Spelling, Math, Sometimes Science/Social Studies Agendas/Parent Signature

10 Parent Communication (will be given in your child’s classroom) Telephone (714) Notes Tests sent home to be signed Parent Conferences

11 Academic/Behavior Expectations “3 R Club” Making Better Choices Classroom goals Stay on Task. Follow Directions. Listen to learn. Respect others. Complete work on time. Follow the playground rules.

12 Academic/Behavior Expectations “3 R Club” Poor Choice Consequences 1st pink slip- Warning! (missed work results in recess detention). 2nd Pink slip – Student has recess detention. Pink slip is sent home for the parents to sign and return (student will have recess detention until slip is returned). 3rd pink slip – The student and teacher will have a conference. Parents will be notified. 4th pink slip – Referral to the office (behavior will be noted on student’s permanent record). * Breaking of major school rules results in immediate office referral. **All pink slips are kept and used for citizenship marks on report cards.

13 Academic/Behavior Expectations MAKING BETTER CHOICES Student # _______ Name: _____________________ Date: _____/_____/______ I didn’t make a good choice today. I didn’t obey one of our classroom rules (You can see the checked rule below). Comments: ________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ___ I’m going to make a better choice next time. STAYS ON TASK FOLLOWS DIRECTIONS LISTENS TO LEARN RESPECTS OTHERS COMPLETES WORK ON TIME PLAYGROUND BEHAVIOR Parent Signature: _________________________________

14 Report Card and Grading 5 - Exceeding the grade level standards 4 – Meeting the grade level standards 3 – Progressing towards grade level standards 2 – Minimal progress towards grade level standards 1 – Performance is significantly below grade level standards Grading and Report Card will be discussed at the first Parent-teacher Conference.

15 Thank you for coming! Any questions? –Please discuss any questions you might still have when you continue with Back to School Night in your child’s individual classrooms. Miss Keating F-1 Miss Johnson E-3 Ms. Lee F-5 Ms. Lam F-3 Mrs. Derr F-4 Ms. LeBlanc E-2 Ms. Kanemaki E-4 Mrs. Shaver D-2


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