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  • 1. JAIME HART
    • Educational background:
    • Hudson Falls High School graduate.
    • SUNY Canton - Associate’s degree Language Arts
    • SUNY Oswego -Bachelor's degree Elementary Education- Reading/Language Arts
    • The College of Saint Rose- Master’s Special Education
    • This is my 13th year of teaching. I have taught 3 rd grade at Jackson Heights-GF, and 4 th & 5 th grade at WHBI.
    • I live in South Glens Falls with my husband, Bill , & my daughter, Sydney , who is 4 ½ yrs. old.
    • I love being a teacher!
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  • 2. 0 To become effective communicators: Advocate for self by using their voice for questions/concerns which will build self-confidence, accountability for actions, be respectful of others, & good listeners To become independent workers: foster responsibility, make appropriate choices for their needs, fully prepared each day, and try with 100% effort To become more critical, analytical thinkers: promote academic success in all areas- learn from mistakes & apply skills in different settings My Expectations of Students: This is an important year for fifth graders. As we (parents & teachers) prepare them for the middle school, we will need to work as a team.
  • 3. HOMEWORK
    • Monday-Thursday (40-45 minutes)-Assignments written in agendas.
    • Homework folder sent home daily-clean out papers please.
    • GOBE is an odds/even system that allows the students to practice with repetition without overwhelming
    • Flex/Study Hall daily-allows for student questions or concerns on assignments, re-teaching if necessary, good work environment modeled, & scheduling conflicts to be addressed.
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  • 4. HOMEWORK CONTINUED…
    • Homework is graded on a 2-1-0 scale . You receive 2 points if the work is on time and all complete, 1 point if late or half done, 0 points if assignment is more then 2 days late. Weekly averages derived from this point system.
    • Giving 100% effort & still struggling with homework- please circle the problem and initial.
    • Late or Incomplete assignments are to be done at snack, recess/flex, or for the following day. Homework notices will also be issued-S/R policy.
    • After School Study Skills Program (Mon.-Thurs.) depending on student’s needs.
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  • 5.
    • Tests are given at the end of each unit in each subject area. Students receive 2-3 day notice and should begin studying ahead of time.
    • Grades are based on test scores, in-class work, homework, and reports/projects.
    • Class make-up determined by ongoing teacher evaluation and assessment-including homework, quizzes, absences per chapter.
    • Extra credit for corrections on any graded assignment is also determined by teacher evaluation.
    • All graded assignments are sent home to be signed by parents and returned to school (portfolio assessment).
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  • 6. SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAM
    • TEAM APPROACH:
    • Mrs. Smythe & Mrs. Hart switch classes
    • for Science & Social Studies.
    • TEST PREP:
    • Mastering New York’s Grade 5 Social Studies Test- workbook familiarizing students with the format of the test.
    • Vocabulary packets, Multiple choice questions,Constructed Response Questions, & DBQs.
    • NYS Test November
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  • 7. READING & WRITING WORKSHOP
    • READING COMPREHENSION, VOCABULARY & SKILLS:
    • ANTHOLOGY, CHAPTER BOOKS,LEVELED READERS
    • LISTENING & STUDY SKILLS EMPHASIZED
    • BOOK TALKS-REQUIREMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED
    • WRITING ACTIVITIES:
    • Weekly R & R LOG-20 MIN. READ & 10 MIN. RESPOND
    • Weekly DAILY DATA-summary of learning-EXIT OUT
    • WRITING FOLDERS-writing process required
    • GRAMMAR SKILLS:
            • Units from the text book
            • Proofreading skills-paragraph identification
    0 NYS TEST APRIL
  • 8. MATHEMATICS:
    • Challenging program compared to 4 th grade curriculum. Concepts closely mirror 6 th grade program.
    • Next year will have more review
    • and increased student confidence.
    • Testing dates & review pages for each chapter will be provided 2-3 days in advance.
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  • 9.
    • Flex Time/Study Hall
    • SNACK-Please send a nutritious snack daily
    • Scholar $
    • Positive BEEs
    • Field Trips
    • Book Orders- optional
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  • 10. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
    • STUDY SKILLS CLUB
    • CARD CLUB
    • ART CLUB
    • COMPUTER CLUB
    • FRENCH CLUB
    • BOOKWORM CLUB
    • CARING KIDS CLUB
    • TURKEY TROT
    • AIR BAND
    • AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS
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  • 11. Communication:
    • If you ever have a question or concern please contact me as soon as possible. You can send a note in with your child, call me before or after school, or stop in.
    • THANK YOU FOR COMING. ENJOY YOUR EVENING!
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