Welcome! You have a few
assignments, already...
Find your child’s seat. Feel free to look inside his or her
desk and/or le...
Welcome to Ms. Chiam’s
5th Grade Classroom!
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 13
Tonight’s goals...
Discuss our
academic goals for
this year
Gain a sense of a
typical day in 5th
grade
We are a team! Our
...
Introduction
Personal background
Educational philosophy
Team
Communication
Classroom tour
Tuesday, September 17, 13
Our Daily Schedule	
Morning routine
Math
ELA
Special
Guided reading/Words
Lunch
Social Studies/Science
Support
Afternoon r...
Morning Routine
Unpack backpack
Notes
Lunch and snack bins
Check mailbox
Begin Do Now work
Tuesday, September 17, 13
Math	
Development of critical thinking & problem-solving
strategies
EnVision software aligned with the CCSS to
facilitate ...
Sixteen Math Units
Place value
Adding & subtracting decimals
Multiplying whole numbers
Dividing by one- and two-digit divi...
Math Lesson Format	
Review math Do Now and previous night’s HW
Whole class mini-lesson
Independent work
Small group when n...
English Language Arts
Expeditionary Learning
Aligned with the CCSS
Develop literary skills as developing knowledge
about t...
ELA continuned...Words their Way
Develop strong word strategies based on word study of prefixes,
suffixes, & root words
CCSS
...
ELA Lesson Format
Reading & Writing Instruction
Model, Guided practice, Independent practice
Inquiry-based learning
How to...
Common
Core at
Home
KEY IDEAS FOR PARENTS
about the Common
[ [
Supporting The Common Core at Home
The Common Core emphasiz...
Specials:
11:20am-12pm
Monday: Physical education
Tuesday: Music
Wednesday: Physical education
Thursday: Art
Friday: Libra...
Recess & Lunch:
12:55pm-1:40pm
Lunch & snack bins
Recess before lunch
Working snack at student discretion
No nuts, please!...
Social Studies
5th graders study the United States, focusing on:
How have the geography and environment of the
U.S., Canad...
Science
Inquiry-based skills
Ecosystems
Cells
Chemistry
Human Body
Health*
We will be visiting the Investigation Station o...
Afternoon Routine
Copy HW into agenda &
collect needed materials
Check mailbox
Empty lunch and snack
bins
Pack backpack
Ch...
Field Trips
Caleb Smith Park
Play at Northport Theater
Planetarium
Shuttle Room
Visit WH
Crestwood
Tuesday, September 17, ...
Class Dojo
Tuesday, September 17, 13
School Absence
Please send your child in with a note upon return
when he or she has been absent
All work needs to be obtai...
Homework	
Review of classroom material
Daily agenda & eBoard
Important to build good habits: Please provide time, material...
Help, while building grit...
“IQ is not the only thing separating the successful students from those who
struggle. ‘Grit,’...
Extra Learning
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:25 - 9:10am
Tuesday, September 17, 13
Thank you for coming!
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCES BEFORE LEAVING! :)
Tuesday, September 17, 13
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Back to School Night, September 2013

  1. 1. Welcome! You have a few assignments, already... Find your child’s seat. Feel free to look inside his or her desk and/or leave a note! Sign up for the day or night parent teacher conference (by the sink) Take your POP QUIZ! :) “How well do I know my child?” Please visit our giving tree and donate to our class, if possible (outside in the hallway) We will begin shortly! Thank you for being here! Tuesday, September 17, 13
  2. 2. Welcome to Ms. Chiam’s 5th Grade Classroom! Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 Tuesday, September 17, 13
  3. 3. Tonight’s goals... Discuss our academic goals for this year Gain a sense of a typical day in 5th grade We are a team! Our communication will lead to success. Schedule Parent- Teacher conferences Tuesday, September 17, 13
  4. 4. Introduction Personal background Educational philosophy Team Communication Classroom tour Tuesday, September 17, 13
  5. 5. Our Daily Schedule Morning routine Math ELA Special Guided reading/Words Lunch Social Studies/Science Support Afternoon routine/Pack-up Tuesday, September 17, 13
  6. 6. Morning Routine Unpack backpack Notes Lunch and snack bins Check mailbox Begin Do Now work Tuesday, September 17, 13
  7. 7. Math Development of critical thinking & problem-solving strategies EnVision software aligned with the CCSS to facilitate the acquisition of skills Communicate mathematical ideas and solutions and explain reasoning One topic per day NYS MATH ASSESSMENT APRIL 30 & MAY 1-2, 2014 Tuesday, September 17, 13
  8. 8. Sixteen Math Units Place value Adding & subtracting decimals Multiplying whole numbers Dividing by one- and two-digit divisors Multiplying & dividing decimals Numerical expressions, patterns, & relationships Adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing fractions & mixed numbers Volumes of solids Units of Measure Data Classifying plane figures Coordinate geometry Tuesday, September 17, 13
  9. 9. Math Lesson Format Review math Do Now and previous night’s HW Whole class mini-lesson Independent work Small group when necessary Class share & check of independent work Exit Visa Tuesday, September 17, 13
  10. 10. English Language Arts Expeditionary Learning Aligned with the CCSS Develop literary skills as developing knowledge about the world 3-5 curriculum modules come from NYS EngageNY.org Example: Unit One: Becoming a close reader and writer of information. What are human rights? How do real people and fictional characters respond when rights are challenged? Tuesday, September 17, 13
  11. 11. ELA continuned...Words their Way Develop strong word strategies based on word study of prefixes, suffixes, & root words CCSS Guided Reading Primarily small group instruction Read-alouds Novels & Non-fiction books 30 minutes a day, 5 out of 7 days a week Reading log Book reviews NYS ELA ASSESSMENT APRIL 1-3, 2014 Tuesday, September 17, 13
  12. 12. ELA Lesson Format Reading & Writing Instruction Model, Guided practice, Independent practice Inquiry-based learning How to reinforce at home Reading: Ask thought-provoking questions Writing: Encourage organization, details, & vivid language Tuesday, September 17, 13
  13. 13. Common Core at Home KEY IDEAS FOR PARENTS about the Common [ [ Supporting The Common Core at Home The Common Core emphasizes critical thinking. It requires students to analyze more, discuss more, evaluate more, justify more and explain their thinking & understanding deeply, especially in writing. Take-Away: Really thinking deeply is hard. Let it BE hard, help them talk it out. The Common Core emphasizes proof & evidence. Long gone are the days of worksheets, fact memorizations and skill & drill. Students are not taught this way and they are not assessed this way. Take- away: The new tests will require students to explain how they know. The Common Core emphasizes learning across disciplines (reading with math & social studies standards combined into one task). Students spend more time working together with different settings, structures & tools. Take-Away: Problems & solutions happen everyday in the real world. Integrating Learning Thinking Deeply Showing How They Know 1 Ask *why* when children tell you they want something or want to do or not do something. 2 Use the word *because* after “No” or “Not tonight…” 3Give reasons--you to them and them to you. 4Encourage questions & explore answers (especially questions whose answers are not yes or no.) 5Explain & discuss issues or problems in your house, neighborhood, & community. Brainstorm solutions.6 Compare how things are alike and different-videos, movies, food. 7 Look for patterns 8 Describe & categorize stuff. 9Tell your children what you value & why. 0 Encourage & celebrate opinions. CC - 2013, by Jen Jones & Kate Dutywww.helloliteracy.blogpsot.com Tuesday, September 17, 13
  14. 14. Specials: 11:20am-12pm Monday: Physical education Tuesday: Music Wednesday: Physical education Thursday: Art Friday: Library Tuesday, September 17, 13
  15. 15. Recess & Lunch: 12:55pm-1:40pm Lunch & snack bins Recess before lunch Working snack at student discretion No nuts, please! Tuesday, September 17, 13
  16. 16. Social Studies 5th graders study the United States, focusing on: How have the geography and environment of the U.S., Canada, and Latin America affected their history, economics, and cultures? What historical experiences have these nations shared? What are the similarities and differences of their governments? Why have some nations been more successful at meeting their needs and wants? New: The Trial of Goldilocks Tuesday, September 17, 13
  17. 17. Science Inquiry-based skills Ecosystems Cells Chemistry Human Body Health* We will be visiting the Investigation Station on Mondays. Tuesday, September 17, 13
  18. 18. Afternoon Routine Copy HW into agenda & collect needed materials Check mailbox Empty lunch and snack bins Pack backpack Chair up Tuesday, September 17, 13
  19. 19. Field Trips Caleb Smith Park Play at Northport Theater Planetarium Shuttle Room Visit WH Crestwood Tuesday, September 17, 13
  20. 20. Class Dojo Tuesday, September 17, 13
  21. 21. School Absence Please send your child in with a note upon return when he or she has been absent All work needs to be obtained Homework buddies More than three days, please contact me Any work missed due to music lessons or AHAP is the student’s responsibility to complete Tuesday, September 17, 13
  22. 22. Homework Review of classroom material Daily agenda & eBoard Important to build good habits: Please provide time, materials, and quiet space to complete HW each night Buddies Class notes, eTexts, instructional videos Live-brary for free, live tutoring through the Suffolk County Library System Homework is a great time for students to receive one-on-one help. Please help your children with their homework, but please encourage them to talk to me anytime they have struggled! Tuesday, September 17, 13
  23. 23. Help, while building grit... “IQ is not the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggle. ‘Grit,’ or the ability to maintain self-control and to persevere is a great predictor of student success both academically and professionally.” - Angela Lee Duckworth Tuesday, September 17, 13
  24. 24. Extra Learning Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:25 - 9:10am Tuesday, September 17, 13
  25. 25. Thank you for coming! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCES BEFORE LEAVING! :) Tuesday, September 17, 13

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