5th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation 2013-2014


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This is the presentation by the Cleveland 5th Grade team for Curriculum Night at Cleveland Elementary School. It outlines the Grading Policies of the team and Curriculum based on the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. It accompanies the Curriculum Night Handout provided for parents at the presentation. The handout is also available. Created by Catherine Douthard.

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5th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation 2013-2014

  1. 1. Welcome to Curriculum Night! 2013-2014
  2. 2. Grading Policy In Class Assignments: (This includes class work, tests, quizzes, lab/projects and writing done during the school day)  Assignments graded and weighted.  Each subject area has specific weights.  Credit for class participation.  Only receive full credit on assignments that are complete and turned in on time.
  3. 3. Grading Policy Late or Missing Assignments:  Assignment with an excessive amount of errors or turned in incomplete, may be given back to the student to re-do or finish, but not for full credit. • Ten points will be deducted from the earned grade for each day an assignment is turned in late (after the due date). Any assignment not turned in within 3 days after the due date will receive an F.
  4. 4. Grading Policy Late or Missing Class Work (cont.):  A student who is constantly neglectful (defined as - missing three assignments or more a week for two weeks in a row) may be subject to administrative discipline.  Parents should monitor student’s agendas, Friday folders and Infinite Campus to ensure work is being completed.
  5. 5. Grading Policy Make-up Work:  If a student has an excused absence, any work deemed necessary by the teacher should be made up.  It shall be completed as soon as the student returns to school and has been given sufficient time in which to have accomplished the work.  Students are usually given one day for each day of their absence.  Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for Fayette County policies on attendance and make- up work.
  6. 6. Grading Policy Testing:  We strive to give ample notification of test dates. You will be able to find these in the agenda.  We also strive to not give tests in more than two subjects on the same day.  Please assist and encourage your child in preparation.  Students should be able to review previous work and notes along with the various chapter reviews.  Of course, those students who require accommodations will receive the necessary materials.
  7. 7. Grading Policy I. Weekly Practice: - (Homework, Spelling, Math Facts, Reading Time)  Weekly practice assignments are extremely important for providing extra skills practice, for remediating a skill, and/or for preparing for upcoming tests. Practice sessions should be worked on at home, and are not included in the weighted grading categories.
  8. 8. Grading Policy II. Ongoing (Formative): - Quizzes (includes Spelling) (15%), Class Work (25%), Projects/Labs (20%)  Assignments that are being used to monitor student progress toward mastery of standards are considered formative and will receive the traditional numeric grade in the Infinite Campus grade book.
  9. 9. Grading Policy II. Ongoing (Formative): - Quizzes (includes Spelling) (15%), Class Work (25%), Projects/Labs (20%) KEY TO FORMATIVE BASED ACHIEVEMENT (quizzes, class work, projects/labs) A B C D F 90-100% 80-89% 71-79% 70% 69% or below Alternative Grading System + = 100% completed = 75% completed - = 50% completed
  10. 10. Grading Policy II. Ongoing (Formative): - Quizzes (includes Spelling) (15%), Class Work (25%), Projects/Labs (20%)  Some assignments will additionally be scored with a rubric to measure a student’s progress towards mastery of a standard. The assignment will receive a score of 4, 3, 2, or 1 on the standard covered in the assignment. This rubric score is only for information. It is not computed into the numeric grade. KEY TO FORMATIVE BASED ACHIEVEMENT (daily, ongoing assessments/observations) 4 3 2 1 X Mastery of Standard Consistent achievement of standard Ongoing progress toward standard Limited or minimal progress toward standard Not assessed at this time
  11. 11. Grading Policy III. Cumulative (Summative): 40% - Theme Tests (Reading), Unit Tests (Math), Writing Assessments, English Tests, and Social Studies/Science Tests  Teachers will be using traditional numeric grades on all summative assessments. End of unit/study assessments are considered summative and the traditional numeric grade for these assessments will be posted. Teachers will ensure that at least one summative assessment is administered each nine weeks; the final grade could be negatively impacted if a single summative evaluation is low.
  12. 12. Curriculum English Language Arts – All Teachers  Grammar concepts will be introduced and then reviewed throughout the year.  Daily Grammar Practice (DGP) and Daily Analogies will be provided throughout the week.  Grammar tests will be given as needed upon the completion of each unit of study.  Quizzes will be given periodically to check student progress.
  13. 13. Curriculum English Language Arts – All Teachers  Your child will be exposed to various writing activities in preparation for the Fifth Grade Writing Test, mandated by the State of Georgia.  To prepare students will be working on the Writing Process and the 6 Traits for Writing. We will also have a writing block daily.  Writing samples will be placed on file in a portfolio for your child in order to assess growth throughout the school year.  Spelling and Grammar concepts will be emphasized in writing activities in order to ensure that skills are carried over from subject to subject.
  14. 14. Curriculum English Language Arts – All Teachers  Handwriting will be practiced weekly.  The study of spelling in Fifth Grade includes traditional lists that focus on spelling patterns and rules that incorporate use of words and proper use of grammar. These lists are available on SpellingCity.com.  Cross-curricular assignments are those tasks given by teachers in other disciplines where spelling, grammar, mechanics, etc. are counted as a separate grade from the content grade of the discipline.
  15. 15. Curriculum The following grading percentages will apply to English Language Arts work: English Language Arts (Spelling/Grammar/Writing) Tests – 40% Quizzes – 15% Class Work – 25% Writing/Projects – 20%
  16. 16. Curriculum Reading – Ms. Campbell/Mrs. Nail  Your Fifth Grader will study various types of literature this school year, including fiction and nonfiction novels and poetry.  The choices of literature that will be used in class will compliment the Social Studies curriculum in an effort to extend Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies concepts.
  17. 17. Curriculum Reading – (cont.)  At least one Literary Project (Novel Study) related to a book will be expected of each student during each nine-week grading period. These will normally be accomplished in class as part of their work stations.  Fifth Graders will be participating in The 25 Book Campaign, and must complete a Bookmark summary or Reading Counts quiz as part of their class requirements.
  18. 18. Curriculum Georgia’s 25 Book Campaign  Information letter was sent home at Meet the Teacher day. Please return the form at the bottom.  Students will receive credit for a book when they take the Reading Counts (RC) quiz for the book and turn in the RC Score Record to the teacher. If the book does not have a Reading Counts quiz, the student will fill out a Book Summary Bookmark and turn that into the teacher for credit. It is the student’s responsibility to record the RC quiz score or summary and turn it into the teacher by the assigned due dates.
  19. 19. Curriculum The following grading percentages will apply to Reading: Reading (Strategies/Skills and Vocabulary) Tests – 40% Quizzes – 15% Class Work – 25% Projects – 20%
  20. 20. Curriculum Math – Mrs. Douthard/Mrs. Pope  The students will begin the year by working with place value, patterns, estimation and review of multiplication/division facts and strategies.  Once mastered, they will learn multiplication/division of decimals.  Our 5th graders will then learn about fractions, data collection/graphing, geometry, measurement, and pre-algebra.
  21. 21. Curriculum The following grading percentages will apply to Mathematics: Math Tests – 40% Quizzes – 15% Classwork – 25% Projects – 20%
  22. 22. Curriculum Social Studies – Ms. Campbell/Mrs. Nail Beginning with a review of the Civil War, students will study the cause and effect of growth in the United States and the effects this growth has had on the various people and countries of the world.
  23. 23. Curriculum The following grading percentages will apply to Social Studies work: Social Studies Tests – 40% Quizzes – 15% Class Work – 25% Projects – 20%
  24. 24. Curriculum Science – Mrs. Douthard/Mrs. Pope  Physical Science – Chemical/physical changes in matter and the properties of electricity/magnetism.  Earth Science – Geological processes/landforms of the Earth and the effect of human interaction.  Life Science – Classification of single/multi-celled organisms and the impact of beneficial/harmful microorganisms to the environment. Examination of genetics (inherited traits) and how this is different from learned behavior.
  25. 25. Curriculum Health – Mrs. Douthard/Mrs. Pope  Management of personal health through: – Classroom activities on safety, nutrition, and wellness – Guidance class with the counselor, Mrs. Benefield  D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness Resistance Education): D.A.R.E. is coordinated and taught by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. All fifth graders participate in DARE instruction for ten weeks.
  26. 26. Curriculum The following percentages will apply to Science work: Tests – 40% Quizzes – 15% Class Work – 25% Projects/Labs – 20% Health work: Students will receive an “S” or an “N” on the report card.
  27. 27. 5th Grade Website:  Forms / Handouts / Newsletters  Class Workstations  Extra Spelling Practice  Pictures  Links to helpful sites  Curriculum (CCGPS and GPS)  http://www.teachersclass.net/ces5thgrade
  28. 28. We look forward to working with each and every student this year! We value your support of our activities, as well. Thank you for sharing your time and children with us. The 5th Grade Team
  29. 29. Unity I dreamed I stood in a studio And watched two sculptors there The clay they used was a young child’s mind And they fashioned it with care. One was a teacher—the tools she used Were books, music and art The other, a parent, worked with a guiding hand And gentle, loving heart Day after day, the teacher worked with touch That was deft and sure, While the parent standing by his side, Polished and smoothed it o’er And when at last their task was done, They were proud of what they had wrought, For the things they had molded into the child Could neither be sold or bought. And each agreed they would have failed If each had worked alone, For behind the parent stood the school And behind the teacher, the home. By Roy A. Ligenfelter Elementary Principal
  30. 30. 5th Grade Survival Handbook Our Classroom Bill of Rights I have the Right to Learn: I have the Right to Personal Space: I have the Right to Personal Safety: I have the Right to Ask a Question: I have the Right to an Answer: I have the Right to Be Heard! I understand my rights, and the rights of others. I will expect others to respect my rights while in this class and will respect the rights of others.