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  • 1. Welcome to Mrs. Zamarripa-Hicks’s Class Fifth Grade 2013-2014 Mark Twain Elementary
  • 2. Who is Mrs. Z-Hicks? • Taught 15 years • Taught IB for 13 of 15 years • Taught Early Childhood 8 of 15 years • Reading Instructional Coordinator • IB Coordinator • Volunteer Coordinator • Certified ESL/Bilingual Teacher PK-6, ELA 4-8, • Taught at Mark Twain for 7 years (DL & ELL) • Mother of Two Boys (High School and Elementary) • Passionate about Learning and Teaching
  • 3. Daily Schedule 7:50-8:15 Morning Work 8:15-9:00 Ancillary 9:00-10:30 Math Workshop 10:30-11:30 Science 11:30-12:14 Social Studies 12:14-12:44 Recess 12:44-1:14 Lunch 1:14-2:15 Reading Workshop 2:15-2:50 Language Arts (Vocab, Grammar, Spelling) 2:50-3:10 Study Hall (Safety Patrol leaves @ 3:05) 3:10-3:15 Prepare for Dismissal 3:15 Dismissal • 
  • 4. IB Units of Inquiry •  IB @ Home •  How the world Works-Inquiry •  How we Express Ourselves- Perspectives •  How We Organize Ourselves- Government •  Sharing the Planet-Earth and Life Science •  Who We Are-Migration •  Where We Are in Time & Place- Exhibition
  • 5. Math- Tested on Friday Math Workshop: Homogenous Workstations (M: Math Facts/A: At your desk (homework) T: Teacher works with small group H: Hands on Game for Skill Whole Group Concept, Guided Practice, Independent Practice, Problem Solving- STAAR Curriculum: Envision- Pearson Success Online • TEKS aligned • Multiple Choice Responses • Structured Supplement: Everyday Math • Hands On Activities/Games • Open-Ended • Critical Thinking • Challenging
  • 6. Science- Tested on Tuesday Textbook- Reading Strategies • Notetaking, StemScopes 2 Units of Inquiry • How the World Works-Physical Science • Sharing the Planet- Earth and Life STAAR • Vocabulary- Vocabee • Experiments • Grade Level Rotations
  • 7. Social Studies Tested on Wednesday Textbook & Videos • Reading Strategies • Notetaking- Sentence, Webs, Cornell-Method, Outline • Logical Sequence Independent Investigation Method 7 Steps to Research- implemented K-5th 2 Units of Inquiry • Government, Migration Current Events • 5 Students Each Week beginning 2nd week in September
  • 8. LUNCH & RECESS •  Lunch Boxes •  Cafeteria Accounts: www.houstonisd.org/twaines •  Birthdays •  Eating with child and 1 other friend •  Eating in classroom •  Team Sports- Everyone Plays •  Discipline Policy •  Homework
  • 9. Reading- Tested on Thursday Readers Workshop R: Reading Strategy Skill E: Engage in Reading A: Assess your learning D: Discuss learning • Comprehension Skill/Comprehension Strategy based on Pearson Success- every Student has Log in • Consists of independent reading- Student Choice/Reflections • Reading- LDC • Chapter Books, Leveled Books, Books of All Genres • Reading in Groups- Lexile Level- Fluency- Comprehension Level • Conferring with Teacher- Monitor Progress • STAAR Reading Test • Stanford Reading • Reading selections are aligned with our Units of Inquiry
  • 10. Language Arts- Tested on Monday Curriculum • Spelling from our Basal- Reading Street • Vocabulary: Word Explorer • Stems/Roots: Latin/Greek roots that help with vocabulary • Grammar Exercises- English Workbook, Write Source, Daily Language Review Writing- • Research Papers • Reflection Journals Media Unit of Inquiry
  • 11. Dismissal • Safety Patrol/Study Hall • Tutoring- Extra Help • Review HW in Agendas • Check Backpacks • No one Returns Policy…so make sure you have everything • Car Riders & Walkers – Cafeteria • Extended Day- 5th Grade Hallway • YMCA/Bus Riders to Front Rotunda
  • 12. Grading Policy & Mgmt. System Fall Semester • 50% Formative (Class Work, Quizzes) • 50% Summative (Tests, Projects, IB Summatives) Spring Semester • 40% Formative • 60% Summative Re-do Policy • See Handout • Mondays during Recess • Afterschool from 3:15-3:45 •  Classroom Management System (Class Dojo) •  Essential Agreements, Rewards, Consequences
  • 13. Technology in Classroom Class Website- www.fifthgrademtzhicks.weebly.com • Labtops, I-Pads, tablets may be brought with permission for educational purposes. Headphones should be cheap and kept in backpack • Flashdrives/email accounts/Drop-Box access are required for saving documents • Students will not be allowed to bring electronics for non-educational purposes • Parent Blog- Weekly Communication • Remind 101: Daily Homework Reminders • LivingTree: Accept Invitation for access to Class Calendar • Pictures on Class Website under Picture Gallery • Fifth Grade Website-www.fifthgrademt.weebly.com • Mark Twain Website-www.houstonisd.org/twaines
  • 14. Last but not least…. Parents in Classroom Middle School Mania Conferences: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri. – 8:20- 8:50 Sign Up Genius Room Parents •  Shannon Hayes and Maria Keene •  Other Volunteers and Volunteer Opportunities Questions?? Thank you for Attending!