Presentation on theme: "While you are waiting, please: Read and respond to your child’s note See the HSA volunteer sign up sheets on the back table Check out the giving tree on."— Presentation transcript:
While you are waiting, please: Read and respond to your child’s note See the HSA volunteer sign up sheets on the back table Check out the giving tree on the door Read your child’s biopoem on the hallway bulletin board Take a look at tonight’s schedule on your desk
7:00 – 7:15 Welcome and Homeroom Presentation with Mrs. Ong 7:15 – 7:30 Language Arts Presentations with Mrs. Ong or Mrs. Mielnik 7:30 – 7:45 Math Presentations 7:45 – 8:00 Social Studies & Science Presentations 8:00 – 8:15 Visit special area teachers
A chance to meet all of your child’s teachers Get a brief overview of the year’s curriculum and activities planned Experience a shortened fifth grade day!
Homeroom parents TBA Please see the HSA sign up sheets on the back table later if you have not done so already
Mrs. Kelly Conley (Math & Social Studies) Mrs. Kerry Jarema (Math & Science) Mrs. Mary Magrann (Math & Science) Mrs. Michelle Mielnik (Learning Support) Mrs. Shawna Ong (Math & Social Studies) Mrs. Jennifer Valerio (Math)
Shawna Ong Room Open Communication or write a note Phone (please call office for dismissal changes)
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Cornell University Taught in Japan for one year Elementary Education Certification from University of Pennsylvania Master’s Degree in Literacy from West Chester University, obtained Reading Specialist certification 8 th year teaching at GVES, 3 rd in Fifth Grade
8:40-9:00Morning Routine 9:00-10:00Specials 10:00-11:00Writing Block 11:00-12:00Math 12:00-1:00Recess then Lunch 1:00-2:00Reading Block 2:00-3:00Science or Social Studies 3:00Dismissal from Homeroom
Increase Confidence Academically & Socially Continue developing intrinsic motivation & love for learning Take on greater responsibilities and expectations Prepare for middle school Build Community All children feel included, valued, and cared for Work together and respect one another Appreciate/celebrate talents
More frequent class switching Organization, responsibility, materials management, schedule management Prepare for GVMS Online conference sign-ups! You will be able to schedule your own conference time! Language Arts and Math teachers conference together More information will go home later in the year.
Grandparent’s Day October 20, 2014 5 th Grade PlayTBD May 2015 5 th Grade Send Off (Pool)June 2, 2015 Promotion AssemblyJune 10, 2015 Newlin Grist MillTBD June 2015 Colonial DayTBD June 2015 Talent ShowTBD June 2015
We have 23 students in our class Birthday treats are always welcome! We will share them in the morning when we have time. Class Parties include: Halloween Party Winter Party Valentine’s Day Grandparents’ Day
Homework is written on the board; it is the student’s responsibility to write homework down and complete it at home each day 100 Book Challenge (16 lines per week) KidBiz (1 article per week at home) Word Study (Vocabulary, Grammar) Limited “formal” reading and writing HW
Continuing to develop a sense of responsibility Missing homework? Students sign the “Missing Homework Log” Stay in for recess to complete work Contact home if regular occurrence
Band, Orchestra, Speech, etc. Student’s responsibility to see me, collect missed work, and ask for help if needed Extra help/study time available with me most days at recess
Sent home with students each Monday with important papers for families to review that night All tests/quizzes must be signed and returned Includes “Fridge Facts.” Please review and return bottom portion each Tuesday so I know you have read it
100 Book Challenge log sheets Reading Response pages (in the future) Students will be kept in for recess if they fall behind on lines or do not complete responses
Vocabulary Development Prefixes/Suffixes (related) Daily vocabulary word (related) Goal: Improve reading comprehension & writing style Grammar Practice Grammar work each day Edits Goal: Transfer to writing Quiz each Friday
Fostering independence and interest Writer’s Notebook--thank you! Write in various genres Narrative, persuasive, informational, and poetry Work through the Writing Process Mini-lessons and Conferences Improving the 5 domains Focus, Content, Organization, Style, Conventions
Students work independently and/or in “book clubs” Books differentiated by level and/or interest Author studies, themed novel sets Exposure to a variety of genres and a wide range of literature Both discussions and written responses in RRJ supported by evidence from the text
Reading on independent level (~98% accuracy) Strengthens: fluency, comprehension, expression Conferencing in school Please encourage this program at home and sign off as your child’s “coach” in 100 Book Challenge Folder GOAL is 16 lines per week; checked every Friday and during conferences
Students reading the same articles, but on their individual reading levels Can search by interest ~ 30 minutes a week in school 1 activity per week at home
ong 100 Book and KidBiz benchmarks Educational Links Various info about our class Garnet Valley School District information This presentation!
I look forward to a great year of working and learning with you and your child!
Sign up on the HSA sheets on the back table Take an apple from the Giving Tree Write back to your child in the writer’s notebook Take a look at your child’s work in the hallway