# Open House 2014 Grade 5 Welcome Parents! Mrs. Zerkowski Mrs. Kreutzer.

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Open House 2014 Grade 5 Welcome Parents! Mrs. Zerkowski Mrs. Kreutzer

Math Program Common Core State Standards  Fluency-Mastery of facts and computation skills  Math Expressions – district wide new math program  Common Formative Unit Assessments(CFAs)  Modeled after the NYS test  Every student at WSS will take the same unit assessments  Part 1: Multiple Choice  Part 2: Short Answer and Written Response  NYS Math Test-April 22 nd -24th

5th Grade Math Concepts  Operations & Algebraic Thinking  Write and interpret numerical expressions  Analyze patterns and relationships  Number & Operations in Base 10  Understand the place value system  Perform operations with multi- digit whole numbers and with decimals  Numbers & Operations- Fractions  Equivalent fractions  Add/subtract fractions  Multiply/divide fractions  Measurement & Data  Unit conversions  Represent/interpret data  Volume  Geometry  Coordinate graphing  Classification of shapes based on properties

IXL Math and Fastt Math Supplemental math skills practice Students expected to practice specific skills 45 minutes each week in IXL, daily 5 minute practice in Fastt Math Review for Unit Tests through IXL-Test Notice Web-based Accessed from our Lancaster District Web-Page Students log in with their 900 numbers

Common Core Learning Standards- Literacy Literature NYS ELA Modules/Novel Units-themes, compare/contrast, genres, character development Informational Texts Textbooks/articles-main idea, details, author’s purpose, compare/contrast texts, vocabulary, summarizing Foundational Skills Vocabulary, accuracy, fluency to support comprehension engageny.org

Components of Literacy  Guided /Close Reading:  Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills  Strategy instruction to implement skills  Differentiated Instructional Levels  Small Group Application  Shared Reading:  NYS Modules/Core novels  Coach Books:  Skills  Test Prep  Independent Reading:  DEAR  Home-20 minutes nightly  Spelling/Word Study  Cursive Corrections  NYS ELA Test-April 14 th -16th

Writing Instruction  Evidence from literary texts, informational texts, or personal experience to support analysis, reflection, research  Planning, revising,editing, rewriting  Use of technology to publish writing, keyboarding  Rubrics  Spelling, grammar, use of conventions  Writing Tasks  Opinion  Informative/Explanatory  Narrative  Short Research Projects

5th Grade Science & Health  Science  Earth, Moon, Sun  Living Environment  Rocks & Minerals  Weather  Health  Dealing With Feelings  Body Systems  Foods for Good Nutrition  Learning About Diseases  Human Growth & Development

5th Grade Science & Health  Common Formative Unit Assessments (CFAs) modeled after the NYS test (Every student at WS will take the same unit assessments)  Parallel the 8 th Grade New York Science Exam  Part 1 – 25 Multiple Choice Questions  Part 2 – Short Answer/Written Response  Final Exam

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum Western Hemisphere  United States, Canada, Latin America  Geography  Early History  Government  Economics ELA Modules-Human Rights Common Formative Assessments Organization and Study Skills

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum-New Standards 5.1 EARLY PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS: The first humans in the Western Hemisphere modified their physical environment as well as adapted to their environment. Their interactions with their environment led to various innovations and to the development of unique cultures. 5.2 COMPLEX SOCIETIES AND CIVILIZATIONS: Between 1100 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E, complex societies and civilizations developed in the Western Hemisphere. Although these complex societies and civilizations have certain defining characteristics in common, each is also known for unique cultural achievements and contributions. 5.3 EUROPEAN EXPLORATION AND ITS EFFECTS: Various European powers explored and eventually colonized the Western Hemisphere. This had a profound impact on Native Americans and led to the transatlantic slave trade

5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum-New Standards 5.4 GEOGRAPHY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: The diverse geography of the Western Hemisphere has influenced human culture and settlement in distinct ways. Human communities in the Western Hemisphere have modified the physical environment. 5.5 COMPARATIVE CULTURES: The countries of the Western Hemisphere are diverse and the cultures of these countries are rich and varied. Due to their proximity to each other, the countries of the Western Hemisphere share some of the same concerns and issues. 5.6 GOVERNMENT: The political systems of the Western Hemisphere vary in structure and organization across time and place. 5.7 ECONOMICS: The people of the Western Hemisphere have developed various ways to meet their needs and wants. Many of the countries of the Western Hemisphere trade with each other as well as with other countries around the world

Grading Policy… Most assignments are graded using a point system, instead of percentages or letter grades At the end of the quarter, an average is calculated based on: Total points earned Total possible points Points will be deducted for late or missing assignments Parent Portal-Report Cards, Progress Reports, Gradebook

Homework/ Projects Purpose Monday through Thursday Time during school hours Long term projects Participation grade Student responsibility Homework Slips “Chipping In”

Specials  Physical Education  Weather appropriate clothing, sneakers  Will receive notification of swimming dates  Deodorant, no aerosol sprays  Art/Tech  Half-year courses  Music  Folder and recorder

“It’s Cool to Care” / Discipline Policy WSS Student/ Parent Handbook Bullying Prevention Program/DASA Chip System Class Rules Fun Friday Various rewards Parent Communication email, phone call, Friday Folder, agenda planner conferences, detention Discipline Form at office level

Housekeeping Items Breakfast/Snacks-healthy,water bottles only Birthdays-Items easily distributed, supplies such as cups/spoons/napkins if necessary. Allergies/Gluten Free Party treat sign-up Agenda Planners Friday Folders signed and returned on Monday Test notification slips, what to study Sign and return Unit Tests/others below 80% NYS Test Results AIS, Speech, Resource Room Email/notes czerkowski@lancasterschools.org mkreutzer@lancasterschools.org

Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday, December 4th, 2014 Friday, December 5th, 2014 Please sign-up with your child’s homeroom teacher

Thank you for coming! Please be sure to stop at the class tables in the Commons to sign up for Conferences and Parties. Don’t forget to visit the Special Area Teachers!