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2 Tarwater’s Fifth Grade Curriculum Night

3 Picture of us and what we are teaching Here’s our 5 th Grade Team – We collaborate and work closely together so we can have a FABULOUS year!

4 This is how we feel about the HEAT days! UGH!

5 Information Daily agenda- Monday through Thursday- please sign daily. Communication through , weekly newsletter is the best way to contact teachers. Daily snack during recess Class website 5th Grade-Howell, April / Meet Ms. Howell5th Grade-Howell, April / Meet Ms. Howell

6 Special Events Colonial Day Poetry Cocoa Shack Winter Friend-a-Bration Human Growth and Development Soda Bottle Rocketry BizTown Colonial Play

7 Field Trips Arizona Science Center Halle Heart Center Theatrical Production Junior Achievement’s Biz Town – Feb. 6th

8 Tax Credit Up to a $400 Donation to Tarwater’s 5th Grade Used for special events and fieldtrips Full Tax Refund Make your tax credit donation online at: https://chandler.mytechsupport.com/eca Some employers match donations Any relative in Arizona can donate to your child also!

9 Social Studies American History from Exploration to the Civil War Language Arts Integration Research Projects Field Trips/Play UNITS Early European Explorers 13 Colonies Revolutionary War Westward Expansion Civil War Economics

10 Science Bubble Gum Science/Scientific Method Forces and Motion Mixtures and Solutions Science Fair STEM Human Body Systems Science Class Fee of $5.00 (payable to Tarwater PTO) Thank you! Hands-on Experiments Non-fiction texts

11 Reading Literary Elements Non-fiction and Informational Text Scholastic News Literature Studies AR-Self Selected Literature

12 Newly Adopted Reading Program - Journeys

13 Writing Thinking Maps Different Types of Writing Persuasive Expository Personal Narrative Functional Research

14 Saxon Math ON-GRADE Level ABOVE-GRADE Level 30 problems per day Textbooks are accessible on-line. --(Working on the online part.) Components of Saxon that we love: *No pictures, just the problems*Students grouped with peers *Daily computation*New concept introduced *Daily problem solving (STAR) *Mental Math *Continuing practice & review

15 Accelerated Reader (AR) 85% comprehension score Goals -Students help set goals Quick Comprehension Results AR Goal is 10% of the Reading grade We want kids to LOVE reading!

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18 Questions Please ask if you have any questions.

19 Thank You! We are looking forward to a productive and exciting school year!


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