Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Mrs. Matacotta 5 th Grade Class September 6, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Mrs. Matacotta 5 th Grade Class September 6, 2011
Introductions Mrs. Matacotta BS Elementary Education WVU MS Early Childhood Education USC 20+ years teaching experience Pre-K, K, 1st, 2 nd, 3 rd, EIP 8 th year in 5 th
100% of students Met/Exceeded Reading 100% of students Met/Exceeded in Math Last Year’s CRCT Results
e on time Class Schedule School begins at 7:45 Students may enter the building at 7:15 Regular Dismissal-2:25 Wednesday Early Dismissal-1:25 11:00-11:45 Specials (PE, Art, PE, Music, PE) 11:00-11:40 (Wednesdays) 11:58-12:28Lunch 9:10- 9:40Gifted Collaborative (Wednesday) FridayGifted Pull-Out
Calendar Reminders ITBS Oct. 10 th – 17 th Conference Week Oct. 24 th – 28 th Rock Eagle Field TripNov. 16 th – 18 th Holiday Soiree December 22 nd 5 th Grade Writing Assessment March 7 th CRCT April 18 th – 27 th Spring Break April 2 nd – 6 th Last Day of School May 24 th
Organization Binder –Pockets Homework Important papers/notes –Agendas/Planners Signed daily Record silent reading daily Homework assignments Behavior reports Two-way communication
Assignments Language Arts –Reading »Homework 5 nights a week -Silent reading (30min-60min) *Content areas count for reading -Vocabulary- Quiz on Thursday »Book Reports –Writing: Genres »Narrative, Persuasive, Informational, Response to Lit. –Spelling »Homework 3-4 nights a week »Pretest on Monday /Post test on Thursday –English »Daily Language Review (DLR) Quiz on Friday
Assignments Math –Homework 4-5 times a week –Math Journal –Unit Pretests and Post tests Social Studies, Science, and Health –Homework 2-4 times a week –Projects –Unit tests Projec t A Homework minutes a night, 5-6 nights a week Incomplete or late assignments are circled.
Classroom Management Star Sheet ( Land on a star and get a prize ) –Students earn stars Completing assignments on time(daily/whole week) Reading at least double the minutes required Earning 100% on tests, quizzes, projects, etc… Going above and beyond in their work Exhibiting model behavior –Trying hard –Staying on task –Listening and following directions –Following the “Golden Rule” ETC… +
Classroom Management Behavior/Grade Sheet Used to record student’s behavior in class Tallies Yes/No No tallies indicate satisfactory behavior for week Used to record student’s weekly grades Students record weekly goal Sent home with Thursday’s papers Signed and returned on Friday -
Attendance and Dismissal 5 absences- teacher notifies parents A note from parents required explaining absences Changes in routine dismissal require a note from parents Students must be signed out through the office Tardy students must check in at the office before coming to class
Communication Teacher Preferred Methods –Student agendas –Parent notes – –Blog Getting to the telephone can be a challenge.