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  • 1. Welcome to Back to School Night 5th Grade Garden Gate Elementary
  • 2. Agenda
      • Introductions - Our Philosophy
      • SS, Science, Enrichment, PE, Music, Art
      • Return to Rooms 9, 12 or 15 (14/15)
      • Math and Language Arts
      • Homework & Grading
      • Projects
      • Volunteer Opportunities
      • Communication
      • Questions
  • 3. 5th Grade Team
      • Mr. Patrick Casey
        • Room 14 - Math and Social Studies
      • Mrs. Cris Lawson
        • Room 15 - Language Arts and Science
      • Ms. Sarah Schwinge
        • Room 12 - Language Arts, Math, and Enrichment
      • Mrs. Marty Higgins
        • Room 9 - Language Arts and Math
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  • 4. Our Core Philosophy
  • 5. Science
      • Hands-on focus using Foss Science series
          • Combination kit-based/textbook
      • Units
          • Living Systems - Human Body and Plant Structures
          • Water Planet - Astronomy and Weather
          • Mixtures and Solutions - Chemical Reactions/Periodic Table of Elements
      • Individual and Group Projects
          • Occasional homework/reading and review questions to finish from labs
  • 6. Social Studies
      • United States History
          • Native Americans to Westward Movement (~1850)
      • Units of Study
          • Native Americans*
          • Explorers
          • Colonial Times*
          • Revolutionary War
          • Building of America
          • The Westward Movement
          • * These units will include individual projects and/or reports
  • 7. Enrichment
      • Supports Core Curriculum
          • Research Reports
          • Classification of Plant/Animals
          • Marin Headlands Program Preparation 
          • Tobacco/Drug Awareness 
          • Human Growth and Development
          • Geography including 50 States
          • Technology
    Marin Headlands Information Night  Date: Monday, September 20th, 7:00pm
  • 8. Other Curriculum
      • P.E.
          • Tuesday/Wednesday mornings
          • Flexibility and endurance
          • 1-mile runs 3x/week
    •              appropriate dress/shoes everyday
      • Spectra Art
          • Alternate Thursday mornings for Room 14/15
          • Alternate Monday mornings for Room 12
          • Alternate Friday mornings for Room 9
            • Volunteers still needed!
      • Music
          • Friday mornings
  • 9. Birthday Celebrations
      • CUSD Health and Wellness policy
        • Absolutely no food
      • Alternatives
        • Small goodie bags with stickers, pencils, erasers, etc …
        • Donation of book to class library
    For Your Information
  • 10. Rotation Return to your Home Room for LA/Math     Room 9 Parents to Room 9     Room 12 Parents to Room 12      Room 14 & Room 15 Parents to Room 15 Now you can move, just like your students See you there in 1 minute!     Please try and be quiet in the hallway :)
  • 11. Language Arts
      • Writing Workshop
        • Mini-lesson, activity, extended writing time, share
        • Multiple Genres
          • Personal Narrative, Poetry, Expository, Persuasive, Response to Literature
          • Step Up to Writing organization
          • The Basics
            • Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar, Proofreading
      • Oral Presentations
          • Poetry, Narrative, Reports & Demonstrations
    Homework: journal writing every night
  • 12. Reading
      • Reading Workshop
        • Comprehension Strategies - Literary Analysis
      • Core Literature Examples
        • Sign of the Beaver, Jean Fritz Colonial Heroes
        • Selections from Houghton-Mifflin (textbook)
      • Individual Reading
        • In Class- always have a book to read with them
        • Outside Reading - 1000 pages/trimester
          • Sharks Reading is Cool for tracking
          • 2 books/trimester in 1st Language (if not English)
        • Extra Programs - School Library Read-a-thon
    Scholastic/Arrow Book Orders Order form goes home next week Benefits students and classroom libraries
  • 13. Math
      • Thinking, understanding, problem solving, and communicating is our focus
      • Math Tools
        • Manipulatives, journals, mental math, calculators, textbook, and computers
      • California Mathematics Standards
          • Number and Number Theory
            • Decimals, Fractions, and Percentages
          • Measurement and Geometry
          • Algebra, Functions, Patterns, and Logic
          • Probability and Statistics
    Homework Monday through Thursday nights
  • 14. Technology
      • Activities will supplement core curriculum
          • Presentations, Digital Storytelling, Movies
          • Williamsburg, Math games, Writing blogs
      • We will teach students the basics
          • Internet-based research
          • Common applications (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc)
      • Introducing new activities based on Web 2.0
          • Wikis, Blogs, Voicethreads
      • Homework will require home Internet access
          • Student online activities need to be supervised
        • Stay tuned for even more
  • 15. Grading
      • Standards-based report card
          • CUSD 6-point rubric
          • Based on grade-level standards
          • Issued three times per year
      • Classwork, Tests & Projects
          • Homework important for practice and reinforcement
          • Students will learn how to study for tests
      • Student-led Conferences
          • Students will review with you their strengths, areas to improve, and goals for this year
  • 16. Homework
      • Student Planner
          • Check it nightly - Note required if incomplete
          • Always Homework Monday-Thursday
          • Look for Long-term assignments and TESTS
      • Expectations
          • All homework completed carefully and on time
      • Time
          • ~45 minutes per night plus any unfinished class work
          • Includes long-term projects
      • How You Can Help
          • Good organization, quiet place to study
          • Parental observation, a little assistance - if needed
          • Help your student take personal responsibility
  • 17. Research/Group Projects
      • Student handouts describe requirements
        • Must be followed; Includes everything
        • Word-processed-
          • Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced
        • Hand-written-
          • Cursive or printed, in ink, single-spaced, legible
        • At least one rough draft and notes required
      • Students need to plan and allocate time in advance to complete projects
      • No Plagiarism- Use 5th grade writing style
      • Time in class for group projects
          • Feedback on content, participation, cooperative skills
  • 18. Volunteer Opportunities
      • Traffic Duty
      • Scholastic Book Orders
      • Correcting quizzes
      • Science
      • Project Cornerstone
      • Spectra Art
      • Field Trip Chaperones
      • Room Representatives
      • Special Activities Assistance
      • Recycling Volunteers
    Signup Sheets on tables, on-line, or e-mail us Volunteers must have Tb test results on file in the office
  • 19. Communication
      • Our Website - www.tinyurl.com/room1415
        • Our primary way to keep you informed
        •   Newsletters (blog), Projects/Tests, Examples of classwork, links, enrichment, upcoming events
      • Student Information Survey
          • Please complete if you haven ’ t already
      • Please E-mail, Phone or send notes
          • Our contact information is on the website and in your student ’ s planner
      • Gator Folders every Thursday
          • Review and discuss
          • Sign folder and return on Friday
          • Gatoraide now e-mailed home and on School Website
  • 20. Questions? Thank you for coming!