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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT MR. DUNCAN 1 Welcome!
2 Website: Please sign up for my updates. Thank you! Conference Sign-up: Meet with homeroom teacher only. I will report about Science and Social Studies. Party Supplies: Please sign- up We only have 15 minutes so we are going to move quickly.
New for 5 th Grade 3 Binder Organization: Students have three binders Math, Language Arts and a combined Science and Social Studies binder. There will be binder quizzes to check organization. Personal Dictionary: Develop skills that help students learn new words on their own--at their independent reading level. Due Fridays Encourage at-home discussions about words. (Word of the Week) Word of the Day : included in the Personal Dictionary Daily Paragraph Editing: (D.P.E.) Punctuation and grammar will be taught and then reinforced in written work for all subjects. Analogies Quizzes: There will be quizzes for the Word of the Day, D.P.E. and analogies.
What’s Similar to 4th 4 Homework Board: Student Planner Making Meaning: Reading Instruction Independent Reading: Our goal is to foster an environment where students find reading enjoyable and easy to do. Students keep track of their reading in the Reading Log. Due Mondays. The goal is 125 minutes per week (about 25 minutes per night). 125 minutes is Satisfactory 200 minutes is Outstanding Word Study: Spelling new words and learning spelling patterns. Word Study Packets: Practice how to spell the words and use them correctly in short writing assignments.
More Reading! 5 Reader’s Notebook: An ongoing written conversation with the teacher about independent reading. I hope to get blogging started as well! Class Reading: (Novel Study/Literature Circle Discussion Groups.) Students will practice, and then show mastery of reading skills and reading strategies taught in Making Meaning. Skills: Making inferences, synthesizing information, determining word meaning using the context.
Even More Reading! 6 Book Buddies (Build reading fluency, self esteem and a caring school community.) We are teamed with Mrs. Rodaman and Mrs. Iannacone’s second grade class. NJASK Preparation
Writing 7 Writing Workshop: Students develop writing based on own topics and interest. Emphasis is on the writing process—prewriting, rough draft, revision, editing, publishing. Writing Prompts: NJASK 5 preparation Informational: Across all subjects to build all-around literacy.
Homework 8 HW minutes per night is the goal. Math: 15 minutes (Estimate) Students almost always have Math homework. Reading: 25 Minutes (Average) Daily Paragraph Editing (5 minutes) * Personal Dictionary (5 minutes) * Cursive* Journal Writing* * Might be done in school
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