Open house EAC 5th grade 2013
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An overview of what we talked about at Open House

An overview of what we talked about at Open House

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  • 1. Welcome toWelcome to 55thth GradeGrade Open HouseOpen HousePlease take a moment to read the letter your child wrote to you. After reading, please write a letter responding to your child.
  • 2. HomeworkHomework The purpose of homework for the student is to: •Provide extra practice •Teach responsibility The purpose of homework for the parent is to: •Provide parents with an opportunity to reinforce concepts •Provide information about school work The purpose of homework for the teacher is to: •Check students’ understanding and application of content and skills taught •Adapt planning and pacing according to students’ understanding
  • 3. Homework GuidelinesHomework Guidelines • Assigned Monday-Thursday nights • Between 30 minutes and 1 hour per night (including reading) • Math • Spelling • Unfinished class work • Independent Reading *Minimum of 15 minutes per night, 5 nights per week. *Students must take 2 AR tests each month: 1 fiction book, 1 nonfiction book
  • 4. Study SkillsStudy Skills • Create a study space at home without a TV and other distractions. • Consistent daily homework time. • Use the agenda to check on homework assignments. • Access to a computer (Pearson Success and Weebly)
  • 5. CommunicationCommunication • EAC weekly Newsflash • Email (done through the school’s gmail account) • Class website ( • Weekly Newsletter on Website • Monthly Newsletter (student created) • PowerSchool (Progress/Report Cards) • Parent Conferences 1st and 2nd Semesters • Parents can schedule other conferences by emailing individual teachers whenever a question arises. • Send a note in the student’s agenda.
  • 6. ProjectsProjects • Bake sale • Math morning (1st semester) • Invention Convention (2nd semester) • Literature Circles • Hands on problem solving with Flipped Learning Field TripsField Trips NRI, tentative date for February 2014
  • 7. Grading CriteriaGrading Criteria • Formative assessments are 30% of grade • Summative assessments are 70% of grade • Varied Assessments
  • 8. Specials ScheduleSpecials Schedule
  • 9. TextbooksTextbooks • Textbooks are very costly, heavy, and difficult to replace. Therefore, we use them in the classroom and do not require students to take them home. • Occasionally a parent may want their child to take them home, and in that case, we will make them available for your use. • Costs • Reading Street (US $57.33 – R$122,17) • Socials Studies (US $62.15 – R$132,44) • Math Student Reference Book (US $20.25 – R$43,15) • Number the Stars (US $6.99 – R$12,65) • Holes (US $11.78 – R$21,34)
  • 10. Thank You for ComingThank You for Coming Tonight!Tonight! • Please be sure you sign the sign-in sheet before leaving • Make sure you have your child’s teacher’s contact information • Email: • Website: