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    • Welcome to Back to School Night 5th Grade Garden Gate Elementary
    • Agenda
        • Introductions - Our Philosophy
        • Core Subject Areas
        • PE, Music, Art, Technology
        • Homework & Grading
        • Projects
        • Volunteer Opportunities
        • Communication
        • Questions
    • Room 14/15 Team
        • Mr. Patrick Casey
          • Room 14 - Math and Social Studies
        • Mrs. Cris Lawson
          • Room 15 - Language Arts and Science
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    • Our Core Philosophy
    • 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 & Demonstration
      Homework: journal writing every night
    • 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/School Library Read-a-Thon for tracking
            • 2 books/trimester in 1st Language (if not English)
      Scholastic/Arrow Book Orders Order form goes home next week Benefits students and classroom libraries
    • Science
        • Hands-on focus using Foss Science series
            • Combination kit-based/textbook
        • Units
            • Mixtures and Solutions - Chemical Reactions/Periodic Table of Elements
            • Water Planet - Astronomy and Weather
            • Living Systems - Human Body and Plant Structures
        • Individual and Group Projects
            • Occasional homework/reading and review questions to finish from labs
    • Science
        • Additional Science Topics
            • Classification of Plant/Animals
            • Marin Headlands Program Preparation 
            • Tobacco/Drug Awareness 
            • Human Growth and Development
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      Marin Headlands Information Night  Date: Thursday, September 15th, 7:30pm
    • 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
    • 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
        • Geography
              • States and Capitals
              • Longitude, Latitude, Continents, and Maps
    • 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
    • Other Curriculum
        • P.E.
            • Monday and Tuesday mornings
            • Flexibility and endurance
            • 1-mile runs 2x/week
      •              appropriate dress/shoes everyday
        • Spectra Art
            • Alternate Friday mornings for Room 14/15
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              • Volunteers still needed!
        • Music
            • Thursday afternoons
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
            • ~50 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
    • Volunteer Opportunities
        • Scholastic Book Orders
        • Correcting quizzes
        • Science
        • Project Cornerstone
        • Recycling Volunteers
        • Spectra Art
        • Field Trip Chaperones
        • Room Representatives
        • Special Activities Assistance
      Signup Sheets on tables, on-line, or e-mail us Volunteers must have Tb test results on file in the office
    • 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
        • Parent Contact and 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
    • 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
    • Questions? Thank you for coming!   Please join us in the GLC for staff introductions.