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1 Fifth Grade Orientation Welcome to Parent Orientation. Please feel free to ask us questions at the end of the slide show.

2  School hours are 7:45 am to 3:15 pm.  Classes begin promptly at 7:45 am. Tardies will be marked at this time.  Enrichment time is from 7:45 to 8:15. This is enrichment for your student to help with weak areas or extend their learning of concepts from academic classes. School Hours

3  If your student must miss school due to an illness or doctor’s appointment, be sure to bring in or send a note stating your student’s full name and the purpose for the absence along with the date of the absence and sign the note.  Please be sure to bring in or send the note as soon as possible because we have a time limit on entering the noted information.  The note will be forwarded to the PEIMS secretary for her to note in your student’s record. Absences

4  When sending lunch money with your student, please remind your student to include the following things on the envelope:  First and last name  Homeroom teacher  Date  The envelope will be place in the class lunch envelope and sent to the cafeteria where it will be credited to your student’s lunch account.  Siblings can be included on the envelope. Just please provide how the money is to be divided and place the same information for the sibling on the envelope. Lunch Money

5  Go to  Across the top of the webpage find: Select a school  Select Clements/Parsons  Across the top locate the tab: Grade levels  Select 5 th Grade  On the far right you will see Team Homework and Daily Activities  Select Team Homework and Daily Activities  This will give you an overview of what your student is doing in each class along with the homework How to get to Fifth grade Webpage

6  This is a way to help keep you informed on how your student is performing in each class.  You can set up your parent portal to notify you when your student is missing assignments or has a low grade on assignments.  User name and password will not be given over the phone.  If you do not know how to do this or have your access information for this, please contact Tanya Wiginton at Parent Portal

7 We follow the Positive Behavior Support Initiative plan used at CPE.

8  Be:  Safe  Respectful  Responsible  Ready  Be your best Class Room Rules

9 25 Loops = Hat Day Bring a stuffed animal for the day (must be able to fit in a backpack) 50 Loops = Write a positive to a parent or guardian about your day Office treasure box 75 Loops = Read a short story book to a class of your choice 100 Loops = Teacher’s Aid for one class period Extra computer time 150 Loops = Sit at teacher’s desk for the day Eat lunch with a teacher and a friend of your choice 200 Loops = Get a free book from the library 250 Loops = Lunch with an assistant principal (by appointment) Free homework pass Help an office staff member during DEAR 300 Loops = Duck tape Mr. Bogus or to the wall during lunch 350 Loops = Throw water balloons at Mr. Bogus 500 Loops = Shave Mr. Bogus’ head Bulldawg Rewards

10 A very quick reference guide for 5 th grade parents at Clements/Parsons Elementary School. Mrs. Choron’s and Mrs. Wilkinson Mathematics Class

11  Grading Policy  7% Homework  30% Major Assignments (Tests/Quizzes)  63% Minor Assignments (In class work)  Late Assignments  10 points off of the grade for everyday it is late. No more then 30 points will be deducted for late assignments.  10 day Rule  Students have 10 school days to make up a failed test or assignment  STAAR Testing  April 2 nd and 3rd Math Overview:

12 A very quick reference guide for 5 th grade parents at Clements/Parsons Elementary School. Reading and Language Arts Czuhajewski

13  Minor Grades – 63%  Classwork  Journal entries  In-class group mini projects  Computer lab skills  Homework – weekly summaries for nightly readings  Major Grades – 30%  Projects – products shared to class over assigned books each six weeks (book reports)  Quizzes – over vocabulary, Greek/Latin roots, comprehension checks to model strategies  Assessments – benchmarks, district assessments  Homework – 7% Grading Policy

14  Students should read for 30 minutes per night 4-5 days a week  A reading bingo sheet has been given to your student to encourage a variety of genres being read.  Students need to read a minimum of 400 pages per 6 weeks. Nightly Readings and Journal Entries

15  Composition - 60%  Grammar - 30%  Spelling – 10% Grading Policy

16 Exceptional Authors Student’s compositions will be selected by the teacher and displayed on the 5 th Grade Exceptional Authors Bulletin Board in the main hallway.

17 *The spelling we use is a district requirement called Scientific Spelling. * You student will receive new spelling words and spelling homework (self paced) every Thursday for the following Thursday. * Spelling tests will be on Thursdays. Spelling

18 Science Mrs. Smith Room 406 A very quick reference guide for 5 th grade parents at Clements/Parsons Elementary School.

19 Grading  30% (Minor) Tests/Quizzes  65% Major  Lab Work  Classwork  Journals  SSS Folders  5% Homework

20 Supplies for Class  SSS Folder- Seeing Science Structures  Concept Builder - Builds vocabulary  Think Sheets – begin to think like a scientists  Science Journal  Science Tools, Scientific Method, States of Matter  AR Book  Pencil

21 Topics for Year  Nature/Ways of Science  Physical Science (1 st & 2 nd 6 weeks)  Earth Science (3 rd & 4 th 6 weeks)  Life Science (5 th Weeks)  Experimental Design/Health (6 th 6 weeks)

22 Science Fair  5 th Grade students are required to participate in the science fair as there will be several grades throughout the science fair project.  Science Fair is scheduled for Spring. Be thinking for project.

23 Science Test STAAR  27 April 2013  Go to bed 30 minutes before normal bedtime  Eat a healthy breakfast  Arrive to school a few minutes early

24 Mr. Warren’s Social Studies Class A very quick reference guide for 5 th grade parents at Clements/Parsons Elementary School.

25  Minor Grades = 70% I call this classwork and quizzes.  Major Grades = 30% I call this tests. Social Studies Grading Policy

26 Topics Covered in 5 th Grade Social Studies In Texas, 5 th grade social studies is the study of U.S. history from early exploration and colonization up to the present time. All SS TEKS are available through the TEA website.

27 I follow the Positive Behavior Support Initiative plan used at CPE.

28 Thank you for attending. You have successfully completed the very quick reference guide to 5 th grade classes at Clements/Parsons.


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