Welcome to Fifth Grade 2010

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Welcome to Fifth Grade 2010

  1. 1. WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE!<br />Presented by <br />Mrs. Donskoy<br />
  2. 2. What is Fifth Grade?<br />End of childhood<br />The beginning of the conflicting preteen years<br />Entrance to the scene of Junior High<br />An opportunity to grow up and mature<br />Fifth Grade is not just another grade, it is Junior High drama and intensity inside the little world of an elementary school…<br />
  3. 3. Challenges of Fifth Grade<br />More Independent Work<br />Large Classes<br />Deadlines<br />Different relationship with a teacher<br />Staggered<br />Assignments<br />Critical Peers<br />
  4. 4. What is Fifth Grade?<br />Academic Skills<br />Life Skills<br />Motivation<br />
  5. 5. Life Skills<br />Raise an Independent Child<br />Without<br />a<br />reward<br />Chores<br />Unloading the dishwasher<br />Making a sandwich<br />Watching a little brother or sister<br />Setting the table<br />Cleaning the room<br />
  6. 6. A Little Detour…<br />Children do not need a cell phone because it is a small school; we can always locate your child.<br />Texting is the biggest problem. Get a cell phone with limited texting opportunities.<br />Research your plan for the special cell phones for kids. <br />If you do decide to give a child a cell phone…do not give it to a child as a reward. Give it to them as an emergency tool and reserve the right to look at the phone at any given time. <br />
  7. 7. More detour…<br />Children do not need a laptop<br />Fifth graders need a working desktop computer located in the living room or any other place where people frequently pass<br />Fifth graders need a working printer and possibly access to Internet with the enforced parental controls.<br />
  8. 8. Life Skills<br />Raise a Good Sport<br />Teach to fail<br />A certain amount of stress is okay, raise a resilient child by being positive and trying to find something good in every day<br />Do not interfere in child’s disputes! <br />Do not allow a child to whine and complain. Whining and complaining do not equate expressing one’s feelings. Teach “I feel that…” <br />
  9. 9. Life Skills<br />Teach Discipline<br />It is possible to discipline a child without love; it is not possible to love a child without discipline<br />Discipline=rules +consequences<br />Teach Manners<br />It is not just please and thank you<br />By teaching good manners you are saving your child from begin ridiculed by other students<br />
  10. 10. Life Skills<br />Teach Work Ethics<br />Practice delayed gratification<br />Homework: be careful with providing too much assistance; just make sure that it is completed<br />Celebrate achievement and push your child towards more challenging tasks<br />Model it<br />
  11. 11. What is Fifth Grade?<br />Academic Skills<br />Life Skills<br />Motivation<br />
  12. 12. Motivation<br />How to Teach Motivation??<br />Show the child a university campus<br />Motivation = work ethics<br />Avoid large and expensive gifts<br />Behave in a way that you want your child to behave<br />
  13. 13. What is Fifth Grade?<br />Academic Skills<br />Life Skills<br />Motivation<br />
  14. 14. A Little Detour…<br />Biology gives us a brain, the world gives us a mind.<br />Jeffrey Eugenides<br />
  15. 15. Academic Skills<br />Language Arts<br />AR Requirements<br />2 books <br />Book<br />Reports and Reading Logs<br />Summer Reading<br />Reading to a Child<br />With every grade students read less and less…<br />
  16. 16. Academic Skills<br />Summer Reading<br />
  17. 17. Academic Skills<br />Summer Reading<br />
  18. 18. Academic Skills<br />Language Arts<br />Typing vs. Writing<br />Cursive Handwriting<br />The importance of following written directions<br />Mostly non-fiction<br />
  19. 19. Language Arts<br />
  20. 20. Academic Skills<br />Mathematics<br />
  21. 21. Academic Skills<br />Mathematics<br />Multiplication<br />
  22. 22. http://www.bigbrainz.com<br />
  23. 23. Academic Skills<br />Science<br />Earth Science with the focus on meteorology<br />Life Science<br />Body systems (respiratory, circulatory, and digestive); photosynthesis equation<br />Students must be able to read and understand non-fiction text and study, study, study!<br />Physical Science<br />Chemical equations, formulas, periodic table of elements…<br />
  24. 24. Academic Skills<br />Social Studies<br />The British Colonies<br />American Revolution<br />
  25. 25. Academic Skills<br />Social Studies<br />States and Capitals<br />US Presidents<br />
  26. 26. Fifth Grade Field Trip<br />These field trips will be possible only if the parents support us financially<br />
  27. 27. Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach<br />$<br />OVERNIGHT TRIP,<br />1 night<br />
  28. 28. Griffith Observatory<br />FREE<br />
  29. 29. Griffith Observatory<br />FREE<br />
  30. 30. Griffith Observatory<br />FREE<br />
  31. 31. Riley’s Farm: Revolutionary War Reenactment<br />$<br />
  32. 32. Riley’s Farm: Revolutionary War Reenactment<br />$<br />
  33. 33. Fifth Grade Finances…<br />
  34. 34. Fifth Grade Finances (Donations)<br />Field Trips<br />$100?<br />Yearbook<br />$25.00?<br />Panorama Picture All Fifth Graders<br />$16.00?<br />Graduation Pictures<br />$12 per pictures<br />Spring Pictures<br />………..<br />Fall Pictures with a class picture<br />……..<br />Culmination Fees<br />$25.00<br />DVDs with Pictures and Movies<br />Book Publishing Project<br />……..<br />
  35. 35. So… what do we do??<br /> Have a good summer!<br /> Rest<br /> Travel<br /> And… breathe…<br />
  36. 36. http://nestleweb.com<br />
  37. 37. Fifth Grade Web-Sites<br />
  38. 38. http://nestleweb.com/donskoy<br />
  39. 39. Catch Up!<br />Reading<br />Multiplication<br />
  40. 40. Any Questions?<br />

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