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2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night
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2012-2013 AGP 5th Grade Curriculum Night

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  • 1. Welcome Parents! Curriculum Night 5th grade Williams, Strange, Jennings, Hance, Jones 2012-2013
  • 2. And the team is…Math and science: Rita Derrick Yvonne Strange (AGP) Lisa Williams (AGP) Jill Stauffer (math)Language arts and social studies: Danielle Hance (AGP) Lorie Jennings (AGP) Jessica Jones (AGP) Lisa Lee Jill Stauffer
  • 3. Your child’s day7:15-7:40 – Homeroom7:50-8:40- Special Areas (They each have their own schedule)8:45- 10:55- Morning classes(Either math and science, or ELA and SS)11:00- Switch to afternoon classes and begin lunch Williams- 11:15 Strange- 11:18 Hance- 11:21 Jennings- 11:2411:00-1:55- Afternoon classes1:55- Switch to homeroom2:00-2:20 – Recess
  • 4. Communication Contacting a teacher  E-mail is the preferred contact method.  Teacher notes are still welcomed!  You may use our individual phone numbers, but we may not get to the message for 24 hours. Power School  Please use Power School as a weekly tool to monitor your child’s progress.  A zero means that your child has not turned in the assignment.  A blank space means your child was absent or a teacher has not yet graded the assignment. Graded papers  Folders will be sent home every Thursday. Please sign the chart and return to your child’s homeroom teacher on Friday.  Please do not place teacher correspondence in the Thursday folder. School newsletter and classroom news  Check our Web pages weekly for updates and the school newsletter Agenda  Please check your child’s agenda nightly for homework, reminders, and teacher notes.
  • 5. PBIS
  • 6. LMES Behavior Banner
  • 7. LMES reminders… Please sign in at the front reception office when visiting (even in the mornings before school). You will need your picture ID. Please sign out when leaving LMES. You are welcome to eat with your child at lunch. Please meet in the cafeteria at your child’s lunch time. Please sit at a red, round table to enjoy time with your child alone. District 5 does not permit fast food (Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, etc…) or sodas to be brought in or sent in a lunch box. THANK YOU!
  • 8.  Please sign in with Lobby Guard when entering building. You will need your driver’s license. Please consider volunteering for PTO. There is a form listing opportunities for service!
  • 9. Special Occasions We gladly celebrate birthdays. Students are welcome to bring in a store-bought, prepackaged treat to share with classmates on or near their birthday…just let us know. LMES celebrates twice a year with a class party ~ Winter Break and End of the year. Room mothers may contact volunteers to send in an easy snack throughout the year. Please fill out the volunteer form so that you may be contacted.
  • 10. What stays in the bookbag Agenda Expandable folder with homework folder and papers Reader’s notebook binder SS, ELA, Writer’s, Math, Science notebooks Science workbook Math journal Pencil bag
  • 11. 5th Grade Science Curriculum Overview 2012-2013
  • 12. Units of Study Mixtures and Solutions (Properties of Matter) Ecosystems (includes plant and animal cells) Landforms and Oceans Forces and Motion Process Skills are woven throughout all units (observation, prediction, inference, etc)
  • 13. Unit Rotation Inquiry based learning Requires use of materials that must be rotated between the science teachers All students will receive instruction in all of the units, but not at the same time
  • 14. Grading Homework 10% Lab/Class Work/Notebook 25% Quizzes 30% Unit Tests 35%
  • 15. Materials Textbookis used to supplement the inquiry based units Each student receives a consumable Science Workbook and PACT Practice Book
  • 16. Notebooking in Science Each student will be required to utilize a science notebook for recording labs, vocabulary, observations, writing conclusions, etc. Notebooks will be assessed periodically (part of the class work, lab, notebook category)
  • 17. AGP Math 5th and 6th grade math in one academic year in preparation for beginning pre-algebra in 6th grade. (acceleration course) Students use 6th grade math journals from Everyday Math Participate in Continental Math national math competition Faster pace (Acceleration) Less repetition – more depth More problem solving
  • 18. Additional Curriculum Resources: Hands-On Equations for algebraic problem solving to give a concrete understanding of balanced equations before moving to abstract problem solving on paper. Project M3: Record Makers and Breakers: Using algebra to analyze graphs South Carolina Stock Market Game: Students compete in groups investing $100,000 in the stock market. They analyze stock trends and make decisions about where to invest their money.
  • 19. Social Studies Wewill be studying U.S. history from Civil War Reconstruction to current day  We focus on multiple perspectives and cause and effect  History is more than facts. It is the stories behind the events.  Please help your child look at events critically and from multiple viewpoints
  • 20. English Language Arts Thisyear we will focus on reading and responding to text critically Resources we will use:  History DBQ (Document-based questioning)  Jr. Great Books  “Changes” William and Mary unit  Michael Clay Thompson – Caesar’s English, Grammar Town, Poetry
  • 21. At home reading Please help your child read a “balanced diet” and read in a second, critical layer. It is recommended Your child read At least 30 min. A day, 5 days a week
  • 22. ELA Points ELA operates on a points system. Points are cumulative from the total and are weighted within each assignment. For example: a homework assignment may only be worth 5 points, while a test, project, or final writing may be worth 50 points.
  • 23. Page 5: Parent Advocates for Gifted Education Works with teachers and district on issues critical to gifted education Members receive newsletters 2 -3 times per year with updates on current trends and what is happening in the district. Provides information on programs and outside activities Small fee per family
  • 24. National Junior Beta Club Students with qualifying grade averages will be invited to join the Beta Club. Grades are based on 4th grade & 1st quarter 5th grades If students don’t qualify this time, they can still qualify in 6th based on their 5th & 1st quarter 6th grades. It’s NEVER too late to join! Requirements: Application fee and 2 hours community service
  • 25. Thank you We so appreciate your valuable time! To ensure your child’s confidentiality, we ask that if you have an issue to discuss with a teacher you fill out an index card or contact us as a later to date. Please schedule a conference any time you have an issue so that we may give you our full attention. We look forward to a great year!

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