# Tonight’s Agenda… Schedule Math Reading Writing S.S. Science Homework Grading Testing Field Trips Communication MLC/BYOD.

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Tonight’s Agenda… Schedule Math Reading Writing S.S. Science Homework Grading Testing Field Trips Communication MLC/BYOD

Daily Schedule/Encore Students are counted tardy at 8:20 8:20-9:50 Math 9:50-10:20 Recess 10:30-12:20 ELA 12:20-12:50 Lunch 1:05-1:50 Encore 1:50-2:15 ELA 2:15-2:50 Science/Social Studies 2:50 Dismissal

Operations and Algebraic Thinking Students will: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. Gain familiarity with factors, multiples, prime and composite numbers. Generate and analyze patterns.

Number and Operations in Base Ten Students will: Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers less than or equal to 1,000,000. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Number and Operations in Fractions Students will: Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering. Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers. Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Measurement and Data Students will: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit. Represent and interpret data. Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

Geometry Students will: Draw and identify lines and angles. Classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

How can parents help with math? Envision online math book Learnzillion.com KhanAcademy.org Encourage your child to master all math facts.

Reading Literature Informational Refer to details in text Determine meaning of words/phrases in text Describe character, setting, or event in depth Determine theme Summarize the text Differences between poems, drama and prose Point of View (1 st /3 rd person) Compare/Contrast themes and topics and patterns of events. Refer to details in text Main Idea/Key details Summarize the text Describe text structure Compare/Contrast firsthand and secondhand accounts of same topic Interpret info. presented visually, orally, or quantitatively. Explain how author uses reasons/evidence to support text.

Language Skills Figurative Language Conventions: Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling Relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) Progressive verb tenses (I was walking, I am walking) Modal Auxiliaries (can, may, must) Order adjectives according to conventional patterns Form and use prepositional phrases Produce complete sentences Correctly use frequently confused words (to, too, two, there, their)

Writing Personal and Imaginative Narratives Argument/Opinion Informative/Explanatory Content Area Writing

Social Studies: North Carolina Big Ideas: Exploration and Colonization Migration and Settlement Patterns Constitution and Government State Growth State Economic Development Symbolism Personal Financial Literacy

Science 1 st Quarter Ecosystems-Animal Adaptations Molecular Biology-Food, vitamins, and minerals 2 nd Quarter Earth in the Universe-Phases of the Moon; Day and Night Earth History-Changes in the earth’s surface as seen in fossils and changes over time

Science 3 rd Quarter Matter Properties and Change-Rocks and Minerals 4 th Quarter Forces and Motion-Magnets; Electrically charged objects Energy Conservation and Transfer-Energy has the ability to cause motion/create change.

Homework Math homework helps build better understanding of concepts taught in the classroom. Students should read at least 20 minutes per night. We will alternate between Wordly Wise and ELA assignments. MobyMax and Khanacademy.org is another way student’s can review/enhance skills. Each student is responsible for making up assignments when absent from school If your child has an incomplete homework assignment during the week, he or she has until Friday to turn it in for participation credit.

WSFCS Grading Scale 100-93=A Excellent progress (Working independently, mastering content at a high level) 85-92=B Good progress (Working independently, above average content mastery) 77=84=C Satisfactory progress (Adequate/expected progress of grade level content) 69-76=D Slow progress (Below grade level and/or difficulty working independently) 0-69=F Not meeting grade-level expectations (Unable to work independently) Grades are weighted as follows: Tests 25% Quizzes 25% Classwork 30% Projects 10% Participation 10%

Accessing Grades Parents can access grades at any time using ParentPortal. I will make every effort to enter grades weekly.

Testing/Assessments WSFCS students will be given Benchmark assessments at the end of each quarter in reading and math. Students will take the Ready EOG in May/June.

Field Trips Raleigh Hiddenite In school “field trips”. More information to come once dates are finalized. Chaperones must be approved as a level 2 volunteer.

MLC’s/BYOD Students will: use personal devices as a tool to enhance learning in the classroom. use laptops in the classroom. conduct research. collaborate with each other. Your child is not required to bring a device to school, this is just an option.

Staying informed… Weekly Newsletter-Classroom News MES E-News Tuesday Packets-Graded Work Parent Portal-Grades Class Website Planners-Homework Conferences Email-Best way to reach me! awmurray@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

Questions and Answers Thank you for coming out tonight!