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Who am I? Family Bachelor Degree from Eastern Illinois University, Major in Accounting, Minor in Economics Masters Degree from the University of St. Francis – Endorsed in Mathematics and Social Studies First year of teaching! Substitute taught in many districts for 3 ½ years Percussion Instructor at Argo Community High School, Summit, IL for 12 years.
Introduction to 5 th Grade Transition Year –Fifth grade can be difficult because students are switching classes, taking notes, and are responsible for following up on missed assignments. –New, larger building. –Many students. –Procedures that are new.
Expectations and Procedures: P.B.I.S. ~ Positive Behavior Intervention Supports THE THREE BE’S BE Respectful BE Responsible BE Safe
Classroom Rules & Consequences Rules: 1. Listen Carefully 2. Follow Directions. 3. Work Quietly. Do not disturb others who are working. 4. Respect others. Be kind with your words and actions. 5. Respect school and personal property. 6. Work and play safely. Consequences/Behavior Steps: 1. Verbal warning 2. Behavior Slip placed on desk. The student will write their name on it. 3. Behavior slip moved to white board (The student will sit out during intramurals) 4. Three Behavior slips moved to the white board in one week results in minor refraction. **Three minor infraction result in an after school detention. 5. Major behavior problems will be referred to the assistant principal for immediate action. A major referral form will be completed and parents or guardians will be contacted immediately.
Rewards -Positive recognition of good behavior -Individual PAWS to be used at school store or in drawings -Class PAWS *Class Parties for holidays and special events will be organized by the students. Parents may be asked to provide nutritional snacks.
Academics Starr Testing: Measures individual student growth throughout the school year. Administered in the fall, winter, and spring. Please, encourage your child to do his/her best. PARC Testing: State wide test given to all students the first two weeks in March. Please, make sure your child has a supply of #2 pencils. A good nights rest and a healthy breakfast helps the student focus during testing. Grading Scale: 100 – 90 A 89 – 80 B 79 – 70 C 69 – 60 D 59 – 0 F Grades will be updated on Power School weekly. Late and missing assignments will be graded according to the guidelines in the school handbook. Grading Weighting: Tests = 40% Quizzes = 35% Homework/ = 25% class work
HOMEWORK Homework Homework is assigned daily. It is the student’s responsibility to record assignments in the assignment notebook each day. We are working on this. I’d like to have your help in checking the notebook every day. Upcoming tests and projects are posted on the school’s web-site and updated each week at www.summithill.org.www.summithill.org * * If your child is absent, please arrange for the work missed to be sent home with another student or picked up in the office. It is easy to fall behind!!
Late & Missing Assignments Late Assignments Late and missing assignments will be graded according to the guidelines in the district handbook.
Homework Help If your child is struggling with a particular problem or assignment and you are unable to help him/her, please initial or sign that problem so that I know he/she attempted to complete the assignment. This will let me know your child needs reteaching or more support with that skill. Extra help is available. I will offer study group sessions during intramural time. Those that want to attend are welcome to do so. Study Hall is available during intramurals. Students are allowed to go to study hall if they need to catch up. Academic Assistance is available after school. Please send a note with your child letting me know he/she will be staying after. Include in the note how your child will be getting home from Academic Assistance. If I feel there is a need for this service or your child can benefit from this program, I will contact you first and see if it is ok for your child to attend Academic Assistance.
Math Math meets daily from 12:22 to 1:07(45 minutes) NEW Math Series – Go Math! Curriculum: Common Core based (real world applications) Whole number computation and place value Fact mastery Problem solving and application skills Decimals Fractions *Your child will have math homework each day.
Reading/Language Arts Our reading and language arts block meets daily from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (90 minutes) Curriculum: Common Core Based Comprehension/Vocabulary Fluency/Oral Reading Reading Improvement Time (Testing) Grammar skills Theme and Fantasy Unit Writing skills
Science/Social Studies Science ~ The curriculum is divided into three key areas; Life Science, Earth Science, & Physical Science. ~Concepts are developed through hands-on activities. Social Studies ~ The students will study American History from Colonial America to the Civil War.
Class Schedule Physical Education: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. (45 minutes) Special Classes Monday & Wednesday from 2:00 to 2:45 (45 minutes) 1 st Term – Art 2 nd Term – Music All Year – Tech will “push in” to this classroom
Communication Please, feel free to contact me anytime throughout the school year at: (815) 464-2285 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org@summithill.org Weekly Newsletter: Posted on district website, www.summithill.org.www.summithill.org Please sign-up for Parent Conferences before you leave. Schedule for November 24 th and 25 th, 2014. My classroom expectations and procedures are posted on my webpage. Please review this information with your child, sign and date the final page, and have your child return it to school ASAP.