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Welcome to Curriculum Night! October 2, 2014. 5 th Grade Teachers: Ms. Bama (Co-teach) Mr. Chatagnier (EIP) Ms. Franzen (Talented and Gifted) Dr. King-Jackson.

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1 Welcome to Curriculum Night! October 2, 2014

2 5 th Grade Teachers: Ms. Bama (Co-teach) Mr. Chatagnier (EIP) Ms. Franzen (Talented and Gifted) Dr. King-Jackson (Regular Ed.) Ms. Shiflet (Talented and Gifted)

3 Teaching Strategies: How are we preparing our students for the new Georgia Milestones Test? Common Core Supplemental Resources Text Directional and Close Reading Practice SIEP (will start soon) Early Intervention Program (EIP)

4 Georgia Milestones Test Inclusion of constructed-response items in ELA and mathematics, in addition to selected-response items Inclusion of a writing component (in response to text) at every grade level and course within the ELA assessment; Transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-pencil back-up until transition is completed.

5 Suggestions for Parents Study the list of academic expectations for 5th grade (Checkpoint of Progress informational packet) Talk daily with your child about the work he/she is completing in the classroom and the work assigned for homework, or to study Read with your child and discuss what they have read Work closely with your child’s teacher(s) Set goals for improvement with your child

6 5 th Grade Webpage Please utilize the 5 th grade webpage on the Dutchtown Elementary Website - it is full of resources for you and your child to use for research and extra assistance. Each classroom teacher also has a webpage that has items posted that will enhance student learning.

7 What your child will be learning in Grade 5 English-Language Arts and Literacy...... ● Students will continue to build important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills ● Read more challenging literature, articles, and other sources of information to help develop vocabulary ● Students will be expected to understand and clearly summarize what they have learned from readings and classroom discussions, referring to specific evidence and details from the text. Students will write regularly and continue to develop their ability to gather, organize, interpret, and present information. Grade Five Reading Literature Students determine the theme of a story, play, or poem from details in the text, including how characters respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic, and students summarize the text. Students describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

8 Grade 5 English Language Arts and Literacy continued....... Grade Five Reading for Information Students quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Students draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. How can you help your child with reading? ● Provide time and space for independent reading. ● Assist your child with using reference sources such as the internet or a dictionary. ● Be sure your child has a local library card to read books that interest them. ● Ask your child what he or she learned in reading and discuss how this is useful in everyday life.

9 Social Studies History (Civil War to the present) Within this time period, your children will discover Geography Economics Civics Incorporate nonfiction reading strategies into daily lessons Link to Social Studies book can be accessed from home

10 Science 3 major areas of study: *LIFE SCIENCE (cells, microorganisms, classification, genetics) *EARTH SCIENCE (constructive and destructive processes that change the earth) *PHYSICAL SCIENCE (matter, mass, electricity, magnetism) Health will be integrated into Science units throughout the year

11 Math - overview Basic Algebra, Data Analysis, Fractions, Decimals, Geometry, and Problem Solving Homework nightly for practicing skills learned in class. Students can refer to their notes in their INB’s or their binders for help. Don’t be afraid to check their work and have them fix errors.

12 What your child will be learning in Grade 5 Mathematics....... ● Students will build their understanding of the place value system (whole numbers and decimals to the thousandths) ● Perform various operations with fractions ● Expand their geometry and measurement skills ● Learn the concept of “volume” and measure the volume of a solid figure ● Analyze and determine relationships between numerical patterns ● Write and interpret mathematical expressions Let's watch a 3-minute video to further understand the 5 th grade CCGPS expectations for Math........

13 Grade 5 Mathematics continued..... ● Be sure that your child brings home math notes and graphic organizers on a DAILY basis ● Help your child to develop mental math strategies by coming up with various ways to solve problems ● Praise your child when he or she has put forth extra effort to learn a difficult math skill ● Show your child how math is used in everyday life **One note about Science and Social Studies standards.... The standards in both subject areas will remain as outlined in previous years' GPS.

14 5th Grade “Extras” : 4-H (through the University of Georgia) Class T-Shirts *part of the 5 th grade packet* Field Trips throughout the year 5th Grade Dog Walk (Wednesday of last week of school) Fun Fridays at the end of each month 5 th Grade Yearbook Ads 5 th Grade Graduation – May 26 th at 6:00pm

15 Thank You for Attending Curriculum Night! We look forward to a great year!” :

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