Back to School 9 -8-2010

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Back to School 9 -8-2010

  1. 1. Welcome<br />Back!<br />Back to School <br />September 28, 2010<br />Mrs. Donskoy<br />
  2. 2. What is Fifth Grade?<br /><ul><li>Last year before Junior High
  3. 3. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines…
  4. 4. Organization, papers, and due dates
  5. 5. Accountability and responsibility</li></li></ul><li>YES TO EFFORT!<br /> Papers returned on time<br />Self-motivation: completing the assignments not only for a grade or points, but for the joy of learning and a pursuit of knowledge<br /> Demonstrating effort: e-mailing the teacher with questions, calling friends, studying on the weekends, watching Discovery Channel instead of Cartoon Network, canceling party and sleepovers on the weekdays<br /> Self-control<br />
  6. 6. YES TO MATURITY!<br />Correcting behavior or grade with an action rather than a habitual “I am sorry.”<br /> Demanding a good grade and asking what can be done to improve it<br /> Staying during recess or after school if more studying is required<br /> Helping peers to achieve <br /> a good grade<br /> Going to bed on time and coming to school every day.<br />
  7. 7. NO!<br /> Staying up late on Fridays and Saturday<br /> Coming to school to “sit away” the time<br /> Frequently forgetting papers <br /> Arguing with the teacher <br />(Negotiating is okay)<br /> Pouting, sulking, and bullying<br />
  8. 8. How Is Your Day? <br />Behavior and Responsibility Chart<br />Excellent Behavior<br />Warning, late for class, homework not completed, papers not signed<br />Serious Warning<br />Behavior Note Sent Home<br />
  9. 9. Homework<br />
  10. 10. Prizes and lunch<br />with the teacher<br />for the winning team<br />
  11. 11. Absences and Tardies<br /><ul><li>Catching up is hard to do…
  12. 12. Teams often lose points if a student is not in the classroom on time
  13. 13. Test make-ups are scheduled for recess or after school
  14. 14. Homework still needs to be turned in
  15. 15. Assignments must be completed</li></li></ul><li>Absences and Tardies<br /><ul><li> There is NO excuse for tardies…
  16. 16. Absences are excused if
  17. 17. a student is sick
  18. 18. there is a family emergency</li></ul>Please try to schedule all doctor’s appointments after 3:00 PM<br />
  19. 19. The following is NOT a good excuse for <br />a student’s absence<br />Family vacation<br /> A trip to Big Bear, San Diego, or Italy…<br /> A cruise to Mexico<br /> Wedding<br /> Birthday<br /> Visiting relatives<br /> A car is in the shop<br /> A parent is sick<br />
  20. 20. Grading Policies<br />
  21. 21. Grading Policies<br />http://fifthgrade.nestleschool.com<br />
  22. 22. Grading Policies<br />Follow directions on the screen<br />
  23. 23. Grading Policies<br />My e-mail<br />Our class web site<br />Click on the grades to see why the grades for specific assignments<br />You will also receive weekly grade reports in an e-mail.<br />
  24. 24. Homework<br />Reading Log<br /> Students must take pride in their work.<br />No weekend homework, but…<br />Please check the S.T.A.R Notebook<br /> Homework is posted online for verification purposes<br /> Signature is a part of the homework (Planners, Missing Work Slips, etc.)<br />
  25. 25. Curriculum<br />Language Arts<br /> Mathematics<br /> Science<br /> Social Studies<br />Art (Drama, Music Foundation Class)<br /> Physical Education (psycho-motor, California Fitness Test)<br />
  26. 26. Curriculum: Language Arts<br />Book reports<br /> Units of study: Cooperation and Competition, Back Through the Stars, Heritage, American Revolution (novel unit), Westward Expansion<br />Assessments:four District Assessments, story assessments, grammar quizzes, spelling and vocabulary tests<br /> Reading Log<br />Accelerated Reader<br />
  27. 27. Curriculum: Language Arts<br />Accelerated Reader<br />Reading for a grade and not just for the points<br /> Reading at an assigned level<br /> Test every two weeks or file a pass on books worth more than 12 points<br />
  28. 28. Curriculum: Math and Science<br />Math starts with a review<br /> Decimal and fraction division and multiplication<br /> Accelerated Math<br /> Science is tested on CST (California Standards Test)<br />
  29. 29. Year at a Glance<br />Book reports and other long term projects<br /> Overnight trip to Long Beach Aquarium<br /> Two class parties: winter party and end of the year party<br /> Fifth grade winter performance<br /> Pending: field trip to Griffith Observatory and Riley’s Farm<br /> Fundraising for fifth grade field trips<br /> Culmination events: ceremony, picnic, fifth grade dance<br />
  30. 30. Resources<br />Class web site: http://fifthgrade.nesteschool.com<br /> Download Room 19 Manual from our class web site, click on Back to School<br /> Red pocket chart with homework and important letters<br /> My e-mail: adonsk1@lausd.net<br />Calendar on the class web site<br /> School web site: http://nestleschool.com<br />
  31. 31. Resources:<br />Fifth Grade Standards<br />
  32. 32. Resources<br />
  33. 33. Forms<br />The forms are available on our class web site, Downloads Section<br />Room 19 Address Book<br />Registration for Parents<br />Textbook Contract<br />
  34. 34. You’ve Got Homework!<br />Results of STAR Testing<br />DUE: October 4, 2010<br />Grade Book Temporary Passwords<br />DUE: Log in before October 4, 2010<br />LAUSD Release Form<br />Read or download <br />Room 19 Manual from the class web site<br />Read the Manual and initial the sections<br />DUE: October 8, 2010<br />Sign up for a conference if you would like one<br />
  35. 35. To Do List for Parents<br /><ul><li>Room 19 Address Book (available online in the DOWNLOADS Section, FORMS)
  36. 36. Room 19 Registration Form for Parents (available online in the DOWNLOADS Section, FORMS)
  37. 37. Textbook Contract (available online in the DOWNLOADS Section, FORMS)
  38. 38. Letter with the passwords to the Class Grade Book
  39. 39. Your child’s results of STAR testing
  40. 40. LAUSD Release Form (available online in the DOWNLOADS Section, FORMS)
  41. 41. Read online or download Room 19 Manual
  42. 42. Sign up for a conference (optional)</li></li></ul><li>Any<br />questions?<br />

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