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Fifth Grade Curriculum Night 2013 Ms. McKee Mrs. Daniel Mrs. Behner Mrs. Wylie.

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1 Fifth Grade Curriculum Night 2013 Ms. McKee Mrs. Daniel Mrs. Behner Mrs. Wylie

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4 Volunteer Opportunities If you are interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom or grade level please contact your child’s teacher. If you are interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom or grade level please contact your child’s teacher. Please make sure and fill out a background check. You may do this online on the NISD website. Please make sure and fill out a background check. You may do this online on the NISD website.

5 Campus/ Teacher Website Go to the Northwest ISD homepage. Go to the Northwest ISD homepage. Select Haslet as campus, then staff and your child’s teacher name. Select Haslet as campus, then staff and your child’s teacher name. This is a website that will have news letter, dates, and other important information. This is a website that will have news letter, dates, and other important information.

6 Community Here at Haslet we believe in forming a strong Student/Teacher relationship. As you will notice in the weeks to come there will be a Classroom Contract in each classroom. Here at Haslet we believe in forming a strong Student/Teacher relationship. As you will notice in the weeks to come there will be a Classroom Contract in each classroom. Be on the watch for Character Counts: 6 pillars of Characters traits. Have a conversation over dinner about Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship. Be on the watch for Character Counts: 6 pillars of Characters traits. Have a conversation over dinner about Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship.

7 Drop Off Information Please do not drop your child off before 7:20 am. Teachers are on duty in their classrooms until the first bell rings. The students need to be in the classrooms by no later than 7:45. It is recommended they be here at 7:40. Instruction begins promptly. Please try to avoid being tardy because your child may miss out on valuable information.

8 5 th Grade Schedule 7:45-7:55 Homeroom/Announcements 7:55- 8:50 Specials 8: :15 First Rotation 11: :45 Second Rotation 11:45-12:15 Recess 12:15-12:45 Lunch 12:45-2:45 Second Rotation cont’d 2:45Dismissal

9 Expectations in the Morning (7:20- 7:45) Students are expected to calmly enter the room. Students are expected to calmly enter the room. When students arrive there will be a task for the students to complete to begin focusing on the days activities. When students arrive there will be a task for the students to complete to begin focusing on the days activities.

10 Expectations in Science Inquiry Inquiry Hands-on Hands-on Small group instruction Small group instruction Whole class instruction Whole class instruction Cooperative Learning Cooperative Learning Critical Thinking and Writing Critical Thinking and Writing

11 Expectations in Math Hands on activities Hands on activities Whole group instruction Whole group instruction Small group activities Small group activities Math games Math games Word Problems/ Problem Solving Word Problems/ Problem Solving Conceptual Thinking Conceptual Thinking Critical Thinking and Writing Critical Thinking and Writing Algorithms Algorithms

12 Expectations in Language Arts Small group instruction Small group instruction Readers Workshop Readers Workshop Writers Workshop Writers Workshop Vocabulary Vocabulary Book Talks Book Talks Critical thinking Critical thinking Spelling Spelling

13 Expectations in Social Studies Studying US history Studying US history Map & geography skills Map & geography skills Small group instruction Small group instruction Real-world connections Real-world connections Historical Simulations Historical Simulations Time for Kids Time for Kids Current Events Current Events

14 Speeding to Read (Million Word Challenge) STR is a reading incentive program done in partnership with Texas Motor Speedway. STR is a reading incentive program done in partnership with Texas Motor Speedway. There will be 4 turns with various incentives and assemblies! There will be 4 turns with various incentives and assemblies! The first turn closes on September 27 th –5 th grade goal is 5 chapter books. The first turn closes on September 27 th –5 th grade goal is 5 chapter books. Students will track their progress and get a parent signature. Students have a “tracker.” Students will track their progress and get a parent signature. Students have a “tracker.” The goals are a challenge and we will encourage all students to do their very best! The goals are a challenge and we will encourage all students to do their very best!

15 Expectations in Specials Students will attend PE / Health three days per week. Students will attend PE / Health three days per week. ( Tennis shoes are required during PE.) ( Tennis shoes are required during PE.) Art once a week. Art once a week. Music once a week. Music once a week. 7:55-8:50 is our specials time. 7:55-8:50 is our specials time.

16 Pick-Up Information ALL students with siblings will be picked up in the front of the school, including kindergarten and first graders. The only car riders who will be picked up on the south side of the building will be kindergarten and first graders who DO NOT have a sibling at Haslet Elementary.

17 Pick- Up Information Continued… The bell rings at 2:40 pm. If you would like to pick up your child prior to 2:45 pm, you must go to the office and sign your child out. The office will then call the classroom and have the child sent to the office with his/her things. Please send a note with your child if their mode of transportation changes. If you forget to send a note, please call the office before 2:25 PM.

18 Classroom Expectations We have high expectations for your child while they are in our classrooms. We have high expectations for your child while they are in our classrooms. This includes the following but is not limited to: be on task, follow directions and procedures, respect each other, and practice appropriate behavior outside the classroom. This includes the following but is not limited to: be on task, follow directions and procedures, respect each other, and practice appropriate behavior outside the classroom. If these expectations are not met they will have their behavior chart marked in their planner. If these expectations are not met they will have their behavior chart marked in their planner. The planner will be sent home daily. It must be signed on Fridays and we will check it on Mondays. The planner will be sent home daily. It must be signed on Fridays and we will check it on Mondays.

19 Behavior Negative Behavior is divided into the categories found on the report card Will be written into the students binder on the day it occurred. Will be tallied on this behavior sheet for the Six Weeks

20 Positive Behavior Each student will be given a “debit card”. Each student will be given a “debit card”. Positive behavior and work maybe rewarded with a “deposit” on that student’s debit card. Positive behavior and work maybe rewarded with a “deposit” on that student’s debit card. Students may “purchase” privileges, (stinky feet passes, sit in special chair, etc) with points. Students may “purchase” privileges, (stinky feet passes, sit in special chair, etc) with points. Loss of their debit card will result in them starting over with a zero balance. Loss of their debit card will result in them starting over with a zero balance.

21 The Planner The planner will help your child and you stay organized throughout the year. The planner will help your child and you stay organized throughout the year. Please refer to the binder and planner daily to get homework assignments, notes from teachers, and graded work. Please refer to the binder and planner daily to get homework assignments, notes from teachers, and graded work. Students are expected to use the planner on a daily basis. Students are expected to use the planner on a daily basis.

22 Eagles in Flight Information Qualifications: The student will: Pass all subjects on report card. More than 3 tardies = loss of half of EIF; More than 6 tardies = no EIF NO more than 2 “specials slips” per six weeks Discipline Referral results in an automatic disqualification Assume responsibility for appropriate behavior by following the “Code of Conduct”. Have all assignments turned in completed, on time, and show QUALITY and thoughtful work.

23 Homework Homework is a time for your child to practice the skills that we have been working on in class at home. Homework is a time for your child to practice the skills that we have been working on in class at home. Reading for the Speed to Read. Reading for the Speed to Read.

24 Snacks Since the brain works better when fed frequently, we will provide time for a healthy morning snack. The teachers will not be providing the snack. Recent state legislation requires that only nutritional snacks be permitted. These include: pretzelsanimal crackers goldfish graham crackers raisinspopped corn trail mixcrackersveggies Ritz Bitsfruit

25 Snack cont. Please make sure that snacks do not require cooking, forks or spoons. Please make sure that snacks do not require cooking, forks or spoons. Bottles of water are permitted, but the bottle will need to have a sports top. Bottles of water are permitted, but the bottle will need to have a sports top. Please no flavored water of any kind or sports drinks. Please no flavored water of any kind or sports drinks.

26 5 th Grade: Math- April 1 Reading- April 2 Reading- April 2 Science-April 23 Science-April 23 This is a SSI year for 5 th graders.

27 Please join us FEBRUARY 11 th for a STAAR Information Night

28 5 th Grade Action Plan We are going to use workshop/inquiry learning in content area. We are going to use workshop/inquiry learning in content area. Problem solving in journals. Problem solving in journals. They will create and respond to open-ended questions in content areas. They will create and respond to open-ended questions in content areas.

29 Middle School Ready: Independent: Problem Solver Thinker Stretching Your Child Personal Responsibility Complete Work Given Be Prepared for Learning Our Goal is to prepare your child for middle school and beyond. Thank you for partnering with us in the very important endeavor.

30 Thanks for attending the Fifth Grade Curriculum Night


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