Open house-10-11


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Open House presentation for the 2010-2011 school year at Pleasant Union Elementary School 5th Grade Track 4

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  • Open house-10-11

    1. 1. Open House August 17, 2010 <ul><li>Pleasant Union Elementary </li></ul>
    2. 2. 5 th Grade Ideology <ul><li>It is our belief that we are not only to teach, extend, and review the curriculum, but to prepare our children to be successful 6 th grade students and citizens! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Daily Schedule <ul><li>8:45-9:15 Morning Work/Silent Reading </li></ul><ul><li>9:15- WPAW News </li></ul><ul><li>9:20-11:00 Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>11:05-11:50 Specials </li></ul><ul><li>11:55-12:00 Snack/Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>12:00-1:00 Math </li></ul><ul><li>1:00-2:00 Lunch/Recess </li></ul><ul><li>2:00-2:20 BEAR/Agendas </li></ul><ul><li>2:20-3:05 Science/S.S. </li></ul><ul><li>3:05-3:35 Team Time </li></ul>
    4. 4. Curriculum <ul><li>Reading: poetry, non-fiction, fiction, and drama </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on before, during, and after strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: grammar, punctuation, spelling of all genres </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on organization, elaboration, & focus </li></ul><ul><li>Science: Ecosystems, weather, landforms, and Motion and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies: US, Canada, and Middle America </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on economics, government, movement, and history </li></ul>
    5. 5. Math is… <ul><li>Focused on skill lessons and problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Thought provoking and discussion based </li></ul><ul><li>Comprised of computation review opportunities (homework) </li></ul><ul><li>Math is not: easy anymore- there are different ways to solve basic problems </li></ul>
    6. 6. Resources Used: <ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Expressions, NCDPI Math Strategies, Wake County skill lessons, centers, games </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Houghton Mifflin, leveled readers, novels, Wake County skill lessons, RRJ’s </li></ul>
    7. 7. RRJ’s <ul><li>Major source of Reading evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs that serves as a method of communication between teacher and student regarding what is being read and comprehended </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful tool to assess student strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing level 4 opportunity </li></ul>
    8. 8. Science and Social Studies <ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Major assessment tool is Science Notebooks through experimentation and inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary is KEY! </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion, debate, and activity focused </li></ul>
    9. 9. Academic Expectations <ul><li>Projects and class work </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Formal and informal assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Grading </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 vs level 3: is the difference between consistently abstract and/or insightful interaction and correct and specific answering. </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3 * Will be seen on Report Cards for those who are regularly balancing between a level 3 & 4. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Standard Based Grading <ul><li>Level 1: The student does not show an understanding of the material. They struggle performing tasks with help. </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2: The student can perform task with help and occasionally on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3: The student consistently performs tasks without assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4: The student CONSISTENTLY makes connections between the concept and the outside world. The student consistently adds insight and depth to the answers in all subject areas. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Behavioral Plan <ul><li>Steps of intervention </li></ul><ul><li>1. Warning </li></ul><ul><li>2. Discussion of strategies, Silent lunch, behavior journal, modified recess </li></ul><ul><li>3. Phone call, conferences </li></ul><ul><li>4. Office referrals </li></ul>
    12. 12. My Job/Your Job <ul><li>We established the roles of the teacher and the student during the first week of school. This will be seen in the Tuesday Folder. </li></ul><ul><li>New hallway expectations! </li></ul>
    13. 13. 5 th Grade Field Trips <ul><li>Washington D.C.: May 12-13, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>*** Need to register to have level 4 clearance for the D.C. trip. </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment Book fund raiser, & more to come later! </li></ul><ul><li>Durham Museum of Life and Science: September 2, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Marbles Kid Museum: Nov 23, 2009 (tentative on museum confirmation) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Volunteering <ul><li>Please register on the computers in the library – New System! </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 status required for all field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Character Ed lessons in the classroom </li></ul>
    15. 15. Collections <ul><li>Planners will cost $4 </li></ul><ul><li>Online Collections! </li></ul><ul><li>Anything $10 and over, look for a receipt to come home the same day. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Tuesday Folders <ul><li>All field trip notices and other important documents will be found here each week </li></ul><ul><li>Sign and Return – Please sign and return as soon as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Take Home – keep these things at home </li></ul>
    17. 17. In Closing… <ul><li>Contact Info: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>THANKS FOR COMING!!!!!!! </li></ul>