Our goal is for students to be able to articulate high levels of thinking in purposeful conversations and critical writing.
Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding (Title I dollars) to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars are used for… Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these student’s meet the State’s challenging content standards Purchasing supplemental staff/programs/materials/supplies Conducting parental Involvement meetings/trainings/activities Recruiting/Hiring/Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers Being a Title I school also includes parental involvement and recognizing parents’ rights. What does it mean to be a Title I School?
LA / SS Readers Workshop Opening/Mini Lesson (10-15 minutes) Work Period (30-40 minutes) Closing (5-10 minutes) Writers Workshop Opening Lesson (5-10 minutes) Work Period (30-40 minutes) Closing/Author’s Chair (5-10 minutes)
Sample STAAR Problem Based on information in his letter, Paul would most likely agree with which of these statements? A Neighborhood libraries need more variety in the video games they have for students to use. B Young people have the responsibility to keep video games from interfering with their schoolwork. C The skills that students need to succeed in school are best learned on computers. D Young people should not be allowed to play video games unless an adult is available to supervise them.
SPEEDING TO READ Thank you to Texas Motor Speedway for sponsoring this opportunity. We are in competition with Hatfield Elementary and Clara Love Elementary for fun and prizes. What a great opportunity for all of us to reinforce the LOVE OF READING.
Nature of Science – analyzing data, charts/graphs, measurement, inquiry Four core areas are: Physical Science – energy, forces, matter
Earth Science – weathering, erosion, weather/climate, space, natural resources, fossil fuels, alternative energy Life Science – adaptations, inherited vs learned traits, life cycles, photosynthesis
What to expect: Note taking – Keep notebook in binder at all times Quizzes every two weeks (check netschool for questions) Homework is work not finished in class STAAR exam – info from grades 2-5
Some students attach a balloon to a straw and then tape the straw to the top of a toy car. The students inflate the balloon and release the car. The car travels 40 centimeters across the floor. What should the students do to determine whether the force of the air from a balloon is enough to push the car 40 centimeters across the same floor in repeated trials? A Test the car several times using an identical balloon filled with different amounts of air B Test the car several times using different-sized balloons filled with the same amount of air C Test the car several times using an identical balloon filled with the same amount of air D Test the car several times using different-sized balloons filled with different amounts of air
Investigations Curriculum Math Workshop Opening/Mini Lesson (10-15 minutes) Work Period (30-40 minutes) Closing (5-10 minutes) Big Topics: fractions, division, factors Check website for examples and videos as we learn them in class
Sample STAAR Problem Mrs. Evans wants to buy enough dog food to feed her dog for 90 days. Her dog eats 4 ounces of dog food twice a day. How many pounds of dog food should she buy? A 15 lb B 45 lb C 23 lb D 12 lb
How can parents help students? Teacher websites – You will find useful information such as notes, examples, calendar of events, schedules, links, etc. Netschool – Lists week by week activities. Helpful for absences! http://moodle.nisdtx.org/
Homework Math: students will receive Math homework every Monday during class. It will be due the following Friday morning. LA: students will receive Spelling homework every week on Monday. It will be due the following Thursday. Students will also be expected to complete work not finished in class for homework. In the event of an absence, students are responsible for asking for their missing work and completing it on time (one extra day per absence). All students should read a total of 120 minutes of reading weekly. Students are keeping a log in class of all reading completed during the week.
Grading Formative = 40% of student’s grade Summative = 60% of student’s grade In Math and Language Arts, students will have at least 3 summative and 5 formative per grading period. In Science and Social Studies will have at least 3 summative and 3 formative per grading period.
Grading continued Students who have ALL work turned in by Friday, will earn Fab Friday. Make up work: it is the responsibility of the student to check for work they missed and complete this work in the allotted time Re-Takes: students who do not perform well on a summative assessment will be given the opportunity for remediation and reassessment, at which time, both grades will be averaged to create a new grade. *Corrections may be made to formative assignments below a 70. For complete guidelines see NISD website: nisdtx.orgnisdtx.org
ATTENDANCE Excellent attendance is strongly encouraged. The state of Texas requires 90% of days present. The snapshot time is 9:30 am. when attendance is turned in so please make every effort to have your child at school at that time. Whenever your child must be absent, please call the school office to report the absence at (817)215-0800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Students may enter the building at 7:15 each morning. School begins at 7:45.
Math ~ April 2 nd Second Admin. ~ May 14 th Reading ~ April 3 rd Second Admin. ~ May 15 th Science ~ April 24 th
Restroom Quiet, “No Talking Zone” Clean up after yourself Wash your hands Be timely, return to class Four Star Behavior Hallway Hands down, showing self- control Quiet, others are learning Walking feet Facing forward Cafeteria Stay seated, knees under the table “No Talking Zone” on the brown tiles Use your inside voice Clean up your area
Kick it up cards Lunch Bunch Fab Friday Punch cards One warning Sign the discipline book 1X – sit out 10 min. of recess Sign the book 2X – sit out 20 min. of recess Sign the book 3X – Miss recess & call home
Always check with your child’s teacher for food allergy issues before bringing in treats! There are several students in the grade level with allergies this year. School-Wide Parties: Winter Celebration Valentine’s Day End of the year party Birthdays: celebrated at 2:30pm store-bought or homemade goodies! individual servings cookies cupcakes fruit roll-ups
The 5 th Grade team communicates with parents through: Planners – Please check and sign DAILY Group emails (If you didn’t sign up for group emails on the Parent Communication form in the first Tuesday folders please let us know if you would like to receive them.) Individual emails & phone calls (If you leave a message we will contact you within 24 hours.) Parent conferences – Oct. 2 nd, 4 th, and 5 th Conference Period 8:15 – 9:10
Volunteers Volunteers are ALWAYS welcome at Justin Elementary. You may volunteer services, time or supplies. You may volunteer here at school or in the comfort of your own home. Watch D.O.G.S.-Dads, Uncles, Grandpas Mentoring Moms Background check-Can be completed online through the NISD website.