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Welcome to  Back to School Night 5th Grade Garden Gate Elementary
Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introductions - Our Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Subject Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Room 14/15 Team <ul><ul><li>Mr. Patrick Casey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Room 14 - Math and Social Studies </li></ul><...
Our Core Philosophy
Language Arts <ul><ul><li>Writing Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-lesson, activity, extended writing time, sh...
Reading <ul><ul><li>Reading Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension Strategies - Literary Analysis </li></ul...
Science <ul><ul><li>Hands-on focus using Foss Science series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combination kit-based/text...
Science <ul><ul><li>Additional Science Topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classification of Plant/Animals </li></ul...
Math <ul><ul><li>Thinking, understanding, problem solving, and communicating is our focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math ...
Social Studies <ul><ul><li>United States History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Native Americans to Westward Movement ...
Technology <ul><ul><li>Activities will supplement core curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations, Digita...
Other Curriculum <ul><ul><li>P.E.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monday and Tuesday mornings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul...
Research/Group Projects <ul><ul><li>Student handouts describe requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be followed...
Grading <ul><ul><li>Standards-based report card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CUSD 6-point rubric  </li></ul></ul></u...
Homework <ul><ul><li>Student Planner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check it nightly - Note required if incomplete </l...
Volunteer Opportunities <ul><ul><li>Scholastic Book Orders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correcting quizzes </li></ul></ul><u...
Communication <ul><ul><li>Our Website  -  www.tinyurl.com/room1415 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our primary way to keep ...
Birthday Celebrations <ul><ul><li>CUSD Health and Wellness policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Absolutely no food </li><...
Questions? Thank you for coming!   Please join us in the GLC for staff introductions.
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  1. 1. Welcome to Back to School Night 5th Grade Garden Gate Elementary
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introductions - Our Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Subject Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PE, Music, Art, Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework & Grading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Room 14/15 Team <ul><ul><li>Mr. Patrick Casey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Room 14 - Math and Social Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mrs. Cris Lawson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Room 15 - Language Arts and Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Core Philosophy
  5. 5. Language Arts <ul><ul><li>Writing Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-lesson, activity, extended writing time, share </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Genres </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Narrative, Poetry, Expository, Persuasive, Response to Literature </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Step Up to Writing organization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Basics </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar, Proofreading </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poetry, Narrative, Reports & Demonstration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Homework: journal writing every night
  6. 6. Reading <ul><ul><li>Reading Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension Strategies - Literary Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Literature Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sign of the Beaver, Jean Fritz Colonial Heroes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selections from Houghton-Mifflin (textbook) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Class- always have a book to read with them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outside Reading - 1000 pages/trimester </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharks Reading is Cool/School Library Read-a-Thon for tracking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 books/trimester in 1st Language (if not English) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Scholastic/Arrow Book Orders Order form goes home next week Benefits students and classroom libraries
  7. 7. Science <ul><ul><li>Hands-on focus using Foss Science series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combination kit-based/textbook </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mixtures and Solutions - Chemical Reactions/Periodic Table of Elements </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water Planet - Astronomy and Weather </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Living Systems - Human Body and Plant Structures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual and Group Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Occasional homework/reading and review questions to finish from labs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Science <ul><ul><li>Additional Science Topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classification of Plant/Animals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marin Headlands Program Preparation  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco/Drug Awareness  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human Growth and Development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Marin Headlands Information Night  Date: Thursday, September 15th, 7:30pm
  9. 9. Math <ul><ul><li>Thinking, understanding, problem solving, and communicating is our focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manipulatives, journals, mental math, calculators, textbook, and computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Mathematics Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Number and Number Theory </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decimals, Fractions, and Percentages </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Measurement and Geometry </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Algebra, Functions, Patterns, and Logic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Probability and Statistics </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Homework Monday through Thursday nights
  10. 10. Social Studies <ul><ul><li>United States History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Native Americans to Westward Movement (~1850) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Units of Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Native Americans* </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explorers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colonial Times* </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revolutionary War </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building of America </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Westward Movement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>States and Capitals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Longitude, Latitude, Continents, and Maps </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Technology <ul><ul><li>Activities will supplement core curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations, Digital Storytelling, Movies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Williamsburg, Math games, Writing blogs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will teach students the basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet-based research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Common applications (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introducing new activities based on Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis, Blogs, Voicethreads </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework will require home Internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student online activities need to be supervised </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stay tuned for even more </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Other Curriculum <ul><ul><li>P.E. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monday and Tuesday mornings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility and endurance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1-mile runs 2x/week </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>             appropriate dress/shoes everyday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternate Friday mornings for Room 14/15 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers still needed! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday afternoons </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Research/Group Projects <ul><ul><li>Student handouts describe requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be followed; Includes everything </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word-processed- </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hand-written- </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cursive or printed, in ink, single-spaced, legible </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least one rough draft and notes required </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need to plan and allocate time in advance to complete projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Plagiarism- Use 5th grade writing style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time in class for group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback on content, participation, cooperative skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Grading <ul><ul><li>Standards-based report card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CUSD 6-point rubric </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on grade-level standards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Issued three times per year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classwork, Tests & Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homework important for practice and reinforcement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students will learn how to study for tests </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-led Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students will review with you their strengths, areas to improve, and goals for this year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Homework <ul><ul><li>Student Planner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check it nightly - Note required if incomplete </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Always Homework Monday-Thursday </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look for Long-term assignments and TESTS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All homework completed carefully and on time </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~50 minutes per night plus any unfinished class work </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes long-term projects </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How You Can Help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good organization, quiet place to study </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parental observation, a little assistance - if needed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help your student take personal responsibility </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Volunteer Opportunities <ul><ul><li>Scholastic Book Orders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correcting quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Cornerstone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectra Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Trip Chaperones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room Representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Activities Assistance </li></ul></ul>Signup Sheets on tables, on-line, or e-mail us Volunteers must have Tb test results on file in the office
  17. 17. Communication <ul><ul><li>Our Website - www.tinyurl.com/room1415 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our primary way to keep you informed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Newsletters (blog), Projects/Tests, Examples of classwork, links, enrichment, upcoming events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Contact and Student Information Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Please complete if you haven ’ t already </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please E-mail, Phone or send notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our contact information is on the website and in your student ’ s planner </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gator Folders every Thursday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review and discuss </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sign folder and return on Friday </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gatoraide now e-mailed home and on School Website </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Birthday Celebrations <ul><ul><li>CUSD Health and Wellness policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Absolutely no food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small goodie bags with stickers, pencils, erasers, etc … </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Donation of book to class library </li></ul></ul></ul>For Your Information
  19. 19. Questions? Thank you for coming!   Please join us in the GLC for staff introductions.
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