Presentation on theme: "Welcome Fifth Grade Parents! Parents Night September 6, 2006 7:00 P.M. Agenda: Personal introductions General information about fifth grade A brief look."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome Fifth Grade Parents! Parents Night September 6, 2006 7:00 P.M. Agenda: Personal introductions General information about fifth grade A brief look at the curriculum
Meet the Fifth Grade Teachers Mr. McCallister and Mr. Holben: Reading and Social Studies Mrs. Stehura and Mrs. Yocum: Language/Spelling and Math Mrs. Howald: Science/Health Mrs. Roden: Music Mrs. Croley: Art Mrs. Marchand: Physical Education Mrs. Mohler: Library
Curriculum North Canton City Schools has adopted the State of Ohio Standards as the Course of Study. Textbooks Science kits Keyboarding skills DARE program Growth and Development (April/May)
Assessments Assessments based on the State of Ohio Standards Grade calculation –Summative (80%) vs. formative (20%) assessments –District Parent Meeting: Monday, September 18 at 7:30 at Hoover High School Auditorium Homework Quizzes and tests Projects and presentations
Communication Monthly Newsletter Notes Phone calls E-mail Assignment Notebook Midterms and report cards
Homework Policy Study Skills Each Day Homework Planner –To be used every day –Means of communication –Each child will receive one homework pass each nine- weeks to be used on any daily homework assignment for any teacher.
Homework Policy-continued When an assignment is missed, the child will miss recess that day to complete the missing assignment. 3 missing assignments: a homework notice will be sent home to the parents to be signed and returned to school. 4 missing assignments: another homework notice will be sent home, and the student will also receive an after-school detention. 6 missing assignments: a homework notice will be sent home, an after-school detention will be assigned, and social privileges (i.e. nine-week party) will be revoked.
Classroom Expectations Each fifth grade teacher expects students to… Listen and follow directions. Complete all assignments on time. Be prepared for each class. Be respectful to others and their property. Always try their best!
Discipline Policy 1. Verbal warning 2. Child misses recess and a behavior notice is sent home. 3. Child misses recess, and a behavior notice and after-school detention are assigned. 4. Child misses recess, a behavior notice is sent home, and social privileges are revoked (i.e. nine week parties). Principal intervention may occur.
Rewards Incentive programs in individual classrooms Personal recognition Nine-week parties
Math Mrs. Stehura and Mrs. Yocum Curriculum –Hands-on approach –Based upon state indicators and standards Homework Grade Calculation Enrichment Help Sessions –Twice a week during recess
Language/Spelling Mrs. Stehura and Mrs. Yocum Types of Writing –Poetry –Narratives –Business Letters –Informational –Journals Grammar –8 parts of speech –DOL Spelling –Weekly pre-tests and post-tests
Science Mrs. Howald The Solar System Models and designs Electricity, sound, and light Environments Extra credit
Reading Mr. Holben and Mr. McCallister Six reading themes Trade books Independent Reading Book Adventure Homework Projects
Social Studies Mr. Holben and Mr. McCallister Study of U.S. history and geography Government States and capitals Grades based on homework, quizzes, tests, and a few projects Quizzes and tests announced in advance
Were Looking Forward to a Great Year! Contact information –E-mail Mr. Holben:firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Howald:email@example.com Mr. McCallister: firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Stehura: email@example.com Mrs. Yocum: firstname.lastname@example.org –School Phone Number: 330-497-5650 If we work together, all students can be successful!