• New Eureka Math program aligned
with Common Core Standards
• Math Fluency
• Skip Counting
• Playing with Patterns
• Math Website
• Flipped Lessons
• TenMarks for Homework
• Units of study divided into 6 modules.
• Place Value and Decimal Fractions
• Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal
• Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
• Multiplication and Division of Fractions
and Decimal Fractions
• Addition and Multiplication with
Volume and Area
• Problem Solving with the Coordinate
• Read Aloud
• Consistent between classes
• Use of nonfiction and fiction genres.
• Comparing and contrasting across
texts with similar themes or ideas.
• Direct instruction with teacher;
novel discussion groups; individual
reading and partner practice.
• Reading is Thinking!! We will focus
this year on discussing evidence
from the text: (why do you think
that?); (how does the author show
you?); (what are you wondering
about?); (how can you clarify?)
• Support students at home by asking
these types of questions about their
• Read to 25! Make sure students are
reading – books, magazines etc.
• Spelling and Word Study:
• Generalizations will be taught this
year. These will be based on the 6
syllable types. Practice with these
types will occur in class and for
• We will build vocabulary by studying
prefixes, suffixes and roots as well as
celebrating word choice. We share
our love for words!!
• Forms of writing:
• Quick writes across subjects
• Report (short and extended)
• Reading responses
Social Studies Curriculum
• Europe & Russia
• Advertisements/Public Service
• East Asia
• West Asia
• World Geography
• Five Themes of Geography
• Human Impact on Environment
• Project Based Units
• Acting, Technology, Creativity!
• Units of study:
• Space (mass, density, gravity)
• Models and Designs
• Scientific method will be
implemented in all units.
• Students will use science notebooks
to record information as well as data
and conclusions from experiments
Numeracy Explorations & Writing during DEAR
• Math intervention and enrichment.
During three blocks over the course of
the week, teachers will meet with
students based on needs.
• This will begin after NECAP in October.
• Grouping will change and will provide
an opportunity for students to mix
with other classes and teacher.
• Groupings will be determined based
on class performance and assessments.
• We will be using DEAR time to provide
students with further instruction in
• We will meet with our own homeroom
• Monthly Plan of expected homework.
• Morning routine: assignments written on the day that it is due
• Posted online on website as well
• Signed by parents for month of September
• Homework Heroes
• Missed Assignments
• Must still be completed, may cause increased homework on that night.
• Report impacted after three missed assignments
PBIS at HMS
• Celebrating Success
• Taking a Break
• Reasonable Consequences
• Birthday Celebration Recesses
• Health Food Guidelines/Peanut Free
NECAP & STAR
• STAR Progress Monitor
• Math week of September 16th
• Reading week of September 23rd
• About 30 minutes
• Done three times per year
• For teacher use in lesson
• Reading 10/1-10/3
• Math 10/8-10/10
• Writing 10/15-10/16
• Secret letters of support!
• Portfolio sharing quarterly
• Parent-Teacher Conferences
• Sign-ups after presentation in homeroom
• Weekly Blogs
• Teacher Blog
• Student Blogs