LANGUAGE ARTS Literacy Groups Throughout Language Arts, we address the standards through various instructional strategies by incorporating: Writing Leveled Readers Spelling Grammar Reading comprehension Vocabulary
WRITING Students writing every day Students writing in all subjects Rubrics Writing Process Preparation for Georgia Writing Test Domains Ideas (40%) Organization (20%) Style (20%) Conventions (20%) Genres Narrative, Informational, persuasive, and response to literature
MATH Houghton Mifflin Math: Georgia Interactive activities on the web site Problem solving daily Extra practice Georgia Frameworks Tasks www.eduplace.com Username: Cumming5classroom Password: Cumming5
SCIENCE Curriculum: Habits of Mind and the Nature of Science (knowing and incorporating the scientific process throughout the year) Earths Surface Features Changes in Matter Electricity and Magnetism Classification Traits of Organisms Cells and Microorganisms www.eduplace.com Username: Cumming5classroom Password: Cumming5
SOCIAL STUDIES Houghton Mifflin Social Studies: United States History (Civil War to Today) Tested on GPS (Georgia Performance Standards) this year This year we will begin with the Civil War and continue to the present. As well as, geographic understandings, civic understandings, and economic understandings. www.eduplace.com Username: Cumming5classroom Password: Cumming5
Guidance/Media Students are rotating between these two specials.
TEAMWORK ESOL - Mrs. Reis Resource - Mrs. McElhannon/Mrs. Davies/Mrs. Rickett EIP Reading – Mrs. Lindstrom EIP Reading/Math- Mrs. McIntosh Title 1 Reading/Math- Ms. Hunt Horizons - Mrs. Snook Guidance-Mrs. ONeil Technology – Ms. Farmer Media – Mrs. Murphy They are planning a lot of new and exciting events for the children, and working with the classroom teachers to help students be successful.
CLASSROOM RULES Be prepared Complete home and school assignments Follow directions Work quietly Respect others- be kind in actions and words Work and play safely
Cumming Elementarys Daily Dozen 1. Use your manners. Say yes, maam, please, and thank you. 2. Make eye contact when listening or speaking. 3. Greet your teacher and friends and respond when others greet you. 4. Celebrate and compliment you classmates. 5. Be good winners and losers. 6. Walk quietly in a single file line in the hallway. 7. Respect others space and property. 8. Follow lunchroom rules and use good table manners. 9. Always be honest, no matter what. 10. Be kind and play safely on the playground. 11. Keep our school clean. 12. Go the extra mile and make today the best day ever!
AGENDAS Each student should have an agenda to keep track of daily assignments. The agendas need to be checked daily by parents. Parents please check these every night to help the students stay on task and learn responsibility.
HOMEWORK Homework will be assigned in 5 th grade daily. Check your students agenda nightly for homework assignments. Homework Hotline or Teacher web pages
ATTENDANCE 7:40 AM-2:20 PM To be an excused absence, a note must be sent in with a parent signature explaining the reason for the absence. No bus changes. Phone calls will not excuse an absence. If absent, five days will be given for make-up work. Car rider line will be locked at 7:40A.M. If arriving after that time, student must be checked in at the front office.
5 TH GRADE ACTIVITES Spelling Bee Battle of the Books Green Team Technology Fair Chorus Cumming Cougar Coverage 4-H Girls on the Run 5 th Grade Field Trip Winter Breakfast End of the Year Honors Day
IMPORTANT TEST DATES Georgia Writing Test March 6th, 2013 CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test) –Reading April 10, 2013 –Language Arts April 11, 2013 –Math April 16, 2013 –Science April 17, 2013 –Social Studies April 18, 2013 Students must meet standards in reading and math in order to be promoted to 6 th grade Benchmark Assessments: Twice a year in Math and Language Arts
Thank you for coming this evening! Thank you in advance for all your help and support. We look forward to a fantastic year! The Fifth Grade Team