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1 Welcome to 5 th Grade!

2 Conferences Please contact us ahead of time to schedule an appointment. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:10-10:45 Tuesday 11:40-12:15 We eat lunch each day from 12:50-1:25 Students may bring a healthy snack they get hungry before lunch! Welcome to Open House Mrs. Vaughn’s school phone Mrs. Vaughn’s cell phone number Please leave messages on this phone Mrs. Anastos’ school phone Mrs. Anastos’ cell phone number Please leave messages on this phone

3 School Hours The school doors open at 7:50 a.m.The school doors open at 7:50 a.m. Please call the attendance office if your child is going to be absent.Please call the attendance office if your child is going to be absent. If your child is absent, please send a note excusing them for the absence when they return to school.If your child is absent, please send a note excusing them for the absence when they return to school. Dismissal is at 3:1o P.M.each day.Dismissal is at 3:1o P.M.each day. I have to get to school on time!

4 Weekly Specials Schedule Specials (Vaughn) Monday -- PEMonday -- PE Tuesday -- PETuesday -- PE Wednesday -- MusicWednesday -- Music Thursday – PE and ArtThursday – PE and Art Friday -- MusicFriday -- Music Specials (Anastos) Monday -- Art Monday -- Art Tuesday -- Music Tuesday -- Music Wednesday -- PE Wednesday -- PE Thursday – PE/Music Thursday – PE/Music Friday -- PE Friday -- PE

5 SNACKS! This year, we will have a mid- morning snack as we work. Please send a healthy snack if your child tends to get hungry before lunch. The school is NOT providing the snack.

6 Reading and Writing (Anastos) Reading Notebook used for homeworkReading Notebook used for homework Small group workSmall group work Reading projectsReading projects Book ClubsBook Clubs Independent reading bookIndependent reading book Vocabulary, poetry, fluencyVocabulary, poetry, fluency STAAR test is Tuesday, March 31, 2015STAAR test is Tuesday, March 31, 2015

7 Math (Vaughn) New math TEKS (learning standards) this yearNew math TEKS (learning standards) this year Fluent mastery of all math facts and the four basic operations (+, -, x, ÷)Fluent mastery of all math facts and the four basic operations (+, -, x, ÷) Math Fact Fluency Log for homeworkMath Fact Fluency Log for homework Problem Solving StrategiesProblem Solving Strategies Math STAAR is MONDAY, March 30, 2015 this year.Math STAAR is MONDAY, March 30, 2015 this year.

8 Science (Vaughn) Science Lab weeklyScience Lab weekly Science vocabularyScience vocabulary Science STAAR is Wednesday, April 22, 2015Science STAAR is Wednesday, April 22, 2015 US HistoryUS History Current EventsCurrent Events No STAAR testNo STAAR test Social Studies (Anastos)

9 STAAR Dates Math STAAR – MONDAY, March 30, 2015Math STAAR – MONDAY, March 30, 2015 Reading STAAR – Tuesday, March 31, 2015Reading STAAR – Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Science STAAR – Wednesday, April 22, 2015Science STAAR – Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Parent STAAR night in the Spring

10 School Compacts Clear expectations for the teacher, student and family about school One copy will stay at school and one will go home The goal is to increase school/home communication and express important school behaviors throughout the year.

11 Homework Weekly math and reading homeworkWeekly math and reading homework Occasional science and social studies homework (studying for quizzes and tests)Occasional science and social studies homework (studying for quizzes and tests) Homework grades in the Tuesday folder and on the report card are an average of homework in both classesHomework grades in the Tuesday folder and on the report card are an average of homework in both classes Students are responsible for writing homework in their planner and bringing home materials Students are responsible for writing homework in their planner and bringing home materials Homework should never result in tears. Please text or call until 8:00 with any questions.Homework should never result in tears. Please text or call until 8:00 with any questions. Projects throughout the yearProjects throughout the year

12 Technology Flashdrive suggestedFlashdrive suggested Science Fusion – science textScience Fusion – science text Go Math – math textGo Math – math text Reflex Math – math fact fluencyReflex Math – math fact fluency

13 Discipline Notification by phone call, text, , or weekly Tuesday FolderNotification by phone call, text, , or weekly Tuesday Folder Incidents will be handled in class before the principal to deter office referrals.Incidents will be handled in class before the principal to deter office referrals. Work habits are a combined grade from both teachersWork habits are a combined grade from both teachers Biggest behavioral issue these first 2 weeks – talking and following directions (using time effectively)Biggest behavioral issue these first 2 weeks – talking and following directions (using time effectively)

14 Class Economy Students will participate in a class economy system this year where they will have jobs, pay rent, receive bonuses for designated positive choices, and be ticketed/fined for certain negative choices. This system is designed to teach children financial concepts such as budgeting, balancing a bank account, credit, debt, and monetary responsibility.

15 School Spirit Spirit sticks and other new items sold in the school storeSpirit sticks and other new items sold in the school store Believe and Achieve teams – shirts for sale in the school store for $10Believe and Achieve teams – shirts for sale in the school store for $10 Vaughn is Team Believe (wear purple on Fridays) Anastos is Team Achieve (wear red on Friday)

16 Bullying There is a zero tolerance for bullying.There is a zero tolerance for bullying. Anti-bullying skills will be taught throughout the year.Anti-bullying skills will be taught throughout the year. Please inform us of any issues that need to be addressed.Please inform us of any issues that need to be addressed. NO BULLYING!

17 To refer your child for the Gifted & Talented program contact the school counselor, Mrs. Murphy, to request a referral packet. The referral window is August 25 th - September 25th Gifted and Talented

18 Other Reminders DI tryouts and other extracurricular clubs are coming soonDI tryouts and other extracurricular clubs are coming soon Visit the nurse if you have medical concerns or issues.Visit the nurse if you have medical concerns or issues. Sign up to volunteer for the PTOSign up to volunteer for the PTO Parent Conference Day is Monday, October 13, 2014.Parent Conference Day is Monday, October 13, Sign up to help with 5 th grade appreciationSign up to help with 5 th grade appreciation

19 Any questions??? Ask us, leave us a note, call or !


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