Information Daily agenda- Monday through Thursday- please sign daily. Communication through e-mail, weekly newsletter E-mail 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
Special Events Colonial Day Poetry Cocoa Shack Winter Friend-a-Bration Human Growth and Development Soda Bottle Rocketry BizTown Colonial Play
Field Trips Arizona Science Center Halle Heart Center Theatrical Production Junior Achievement’s Biz Town – Feb. 6th
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!
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
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
Reading Literary Elements Non-fiction and Informational Text Scholastic News Literature Studies AR-Self Selected Literature
Writing Thinking Maps Different Types of Writing Persuasive Expository Personal Narrative Functional Research
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
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!