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Back to School Night 2013. All About Mrs. D’Arcy Graduate of Trenton State College (TCNJ now) Masters in Education from Arcadia University 22 years teaching.

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1 Back to School Night 2013

2 All About Mrs. D’Arcy Graduate of Trenton State College (TCNJ now) Masters in Education from Arcadia University 22 years teaching experience, 20 in Council Rock

3 “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. It is not what we do for our children but what we have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings” Roger Lewin Welcome to Fifth Grade

4 Contact Mrs. D’Arcy Email : (the best way to reach me) Voicemail: 215-944-1837 Written notes Email Policy: Routine Matters – Please call the office directly (sneakers for gym day, projects, homework assignments, dismissal changes) Confidential Issues – email, note or call, respond within 24 hours (usually sooner) If necessary a phone call or meeting will be planned

5 Our Schedule 8:50 - 9:10Arrival 9:25 - 10:15Special 10:15 - 11:05Math 11:05 - 12:45Language Arts 12:45 - 1:45Lunch Recess 1:50 - 2:40Social Studies 2:40 - 3:30Science 3:40 Dismissal Specials Mon.Art Tues.Gym Wed. Computers Thurs.Library FridayMusic

6 Homework Roughly 50 minutes of homework assigned each night Needs to come in with student Assignment book/online Consequence for missed homework is to attend HART for 15 minutes of recess where they will complete homework, you will receive an email after 2 assignments missed in one subject area Missed assignments will affect “completes assignments on time” grade on the report card for that subject area. 4No missed assignments 3+1 missed assignment 32 missed assignments 23 missed assignments 14 or more missed assignments

7 Make-Up Work Absences: During a child's absence, requests for make-up schoolwork must be received before 9:30 a.m. for same day requests. All efforts will be made to make this work available to you by 3:30 p.m.. For most 1 day absences, work can be made up in school. Absences due to vacations/trips: Make-up work will be provided after the child returns to school. Work assigned after a trip more accurately reflects the assignments and lessons that occurred during the absence.

8 Language Arts Reading Journey’s Program All inclusive program Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling Small group and large group instruction Journeys Reader and individual books used Practice book used for classwork and homework

9 Language Arts Individual Reading # of books read Grade in Reading (Completes Assignments on Time) 8+4 Advanced 73+ Proficient Plus 63 Proficient 5,42 Basic 3 or less1 Below Basic Reading Calendar Each Night—counts for effort grade Try for 25 book challenge Try new genres Reading Olympics List Response homework each marking period

10 Language Arts Writing Personal Narrative Fictional Narrative Persuasive Essay Research Report Response Essay Multi-genre collage

11 Math homework daily math log - vocabulary, formulas, and example problems daily practice of new concepts/ applied and practiced in homework problem solving grades based on quizzes/tests/participation

12 Math Help recess based on individual need (user name and password are on inside of homework book) After an absence, students are responsible for obtaining/completing any missed lessons or assignments

13 Social Studies Mrs. Ortman - Exploration Mrs. D’Arcy – Colonial Life Mrs. Polchan– Geography/Constitution/Government Mr. Schmoyer – Revolutionary War

14 Social Studies Current Events Two times this year Students pick article and fill out report form Present to the class Practice as a group first

15 Science Ecosystems – Mr. Schmoyer Microworlds/Health – Mrs. Ortman Mixtures and Solutions – Mrs. Polchan Matter and Elements –Mrs. D’Arcy

16 Organization Emphasis on teaching responsibility and organization skills Keeping a neat binder Homework Book (to sign or not to sign) Leaving D-11 for activities Switching classes starts second marking period

17 Birthdays This school year, in all fifth grade classrooms, we will be acknowledging your child's birthday by singing in class and with a special treat from the teacher! Please do not send in any food or other treat items to hand out to the class for your child's birthday. Celebration Book – Coordinated through PTO.

18 Wednesday Folder Will come home Wednesdays (about twice a month) Return by Friday Mainly tests Please sign the tests and corresponding date on the front of the folder Tests and quizzes should be signed in pen with a full signature

19 Odds and Ends Please check school/classroom website for information regarding: PTO news/functions Homework Curriculum information Check the eFriday folder weekly for school handouts

20 Homeroom Parents Mrs. Fell Mrs. Ferrante

21 Remember To… Fill out the “How Well Do You Know Your Child?” Questionnaire. Fill out the parent survey form (or return later) Sign up for a November Conference. Conference times will be posted on my website two weeks before conference time!

22 Thank you for your support! Together we will have a great year!

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