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5th grade curriculum chatfinal

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Curriculum Chat

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5th grade curriculum chatfinal

  1. 1. 5th Grade Curriculum Chat Welcome to Mrs. Zitiello’s and Ms. Southworth’s Class
  2. 2. Agenda ▪ All About Us! ▪ Communication ▪ Homework ▪ Technology ▪ Grading ▪ Florida Standards/New State Assessments ▪ Content Areas ▪ Late/Missing Work Please jot down burning questions on the index cards provided at your table; we will answers questions at the end of the presentation or post online.
  3. 3. Mrs. Zitiello ▪ From Ocean Palms Elementary where I taught 5th grade gifted/blended. ▪ A Florida State Grad.- Go Noles ▪ I have lived in Ponte Vedra for over 10 years. ▪ I have 4 children, all whom have or are attending school at VRA and PVHS. ▪ If I haven’t taught it, I’ve lived it. So, don’t ever hesitate to come to me for anything. ▪ My goal as your child’s teacher is not only to expose them to the best in academics but to prepare them for the future in middle school and beyond.
  4. 4. Ms. Southworth ▪ I love 5th grade, and I love teaching. ▪ This is my 8th year teaching, and 7th year at a K- 8 school; I was part of the inaugural team at Liberty Pines Academy, too. ▪ My certification is in K-6 Elementary Education and K –12 Exceptional Student Education with Endorsements for Reading, ESOL, and Gifted ▪ I was raised in St. Augustine and attended SJCSD schools from Kindergarten through college. I love my hometown. ▪ My daughter is a 9th grader in the Pre-IB program at Nease High School. ▪ My goal is to be the teacher for your child that I want for my own, caring, compassionate, creative, and challenging.
  5. 5. Communication ▪ Please read weekly updates sent via email, and check school and our class homepages weekly. ▪ If you haven’t received an email, please let us know  ▪ Weekly papers are in take-home folders (school news, graded assessments & quizzes); graded summative assessments need to be signed and returned ▪ Check your child’s planner/Edmodo frequently ▪ HAC (Home Access Center) check for student progress-all grades/assessments are posted within one week Email is the best way: Blakeney.Zitiello@stjo hns.k12.fl.us Holly.Southworth@stj ohns.k12.fl.us OR School phone number: (904) 547- 4090 (not the best form of communication during the day unless it’s an emergency)
  6. 6. Home Access Center (HAC) •Web based application engineered to help parents monitor their child’s academic progress. •Benefits: 1.Provides parents/students with a summary of student information. 2.Schedules, attendance, discipline referrals and test scores posted for parents. 3.Parents/students have access to view records to stay informed with academic progress. •Report Cards will still be sent home. •Interim/progress reports will not be sent home. You will have constant access to your child’s progress with this great at-home tool. •If you do NOT have HAC login info, please email your child’s homeroom teacher.
  7. 7. 5th Grade Curriculum ▪ English/Language Arts ▪ Math ▪ Science ▪ Social Studies- American History through 1800s ▪ Digital Citizenship and Technology ▪ Character Counts! A Word on Homework: ▪ Approximately 50 minutes per night- does not include Independent Reading time (20 minutes) ▪ Assigned as needed ▪ Serves two purposes: 1. Practice skills/strategies learned in class 2. Reinforces responsibility ▪ Homework is always posted in the classroom and your child should write homework in their planner exactly as it is written; also posted in Edmodo and/or class website ▪ Homework is subject to change
  8. 8. Grading Policy Formative Assessments • Guide our instruction Summative Assessments • Tests/projects (80%) • Classwork/quizzes/projects (20%) Retake Policy • Unit tests with scores of 70% or below are eligible for reteach/retest; maximum grade of 70% – Formative Assessments- tools to guide our instruction (Discovery Education, classwork, pre-tests, writing prompts, journals, etc.) – Summative Assessments- graded ▪ tests (80%) ▪ classwork/quizzes (20%) - includes grades assignments not in the test category, such as vocabulary journals. – Retake only on tests (70% or below); student must meet with teacher to make a plan for mastery.
  9. 9. The Florida Standards reflect the expectations of what ALL students should know and be able to do in each grade from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Florida Standards are designed to ensure that ALL students reach their greatest potential. They were adapted from the Common Core Standards and adopted by the Florida State Board of Education in February 2014. All schools state wide will be implementing them in 2014-2015. For more information go to: http://www.flstandards.org/about.aspx So, what about standardized testing? http://www.fsassessments.org/ AND http://www.fsassessments.org/wp-content/ uploads/2014/09/Florida-Family-Brochure-v6-2.pdf 5th graders will take the computer-based AIR test for ELA and Math; 5th graders will take the FCAT 2.0 Science test
  10. 10. Technology 1:1 Digital Pilot Laptops assigned to each student Used daily in class across the curriculum Focus on responsibility and digital citizenship Laptop Use and Care Policy 5th graders will keep at school Technology Lessons in class weekly: keyboarding, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Digital Citizenship, and more. Digital Resources Student passwords are in Password Keeper; textbook usernames and passwords are the 55 student number and INITIALSmm/dd/yyyy ▪ Science Text: www.pearsonsuccessnet.com ▪ SS Text: www.successnetplus.com ▪ Study Island: www.studyisland.com ▪ Edmodo: www.Edmodo.com ▪ Keyboarding Skills: http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/ ▪ Microsoft Office Suite ▪ And more!
  11. 11. Math and Science Math ▪ Go Math Textbooks ▪ (class book, homework book, and online) ▪ Nightly Homework – Matches and reinforces skills learned that day IMPORTANT! Your child must have multiplication and division facts (0-12) memorized! The complexity of math problems in 5th grade requires that they know these facts with fluency so they do not get “bogged down” with simple facts. This will allow them to focus on the bigger, more complex problem. Science ▪ National Geographic Textbook ▪ Science Labs ▪ Process Skill Practice ▪ Cooperative learning based ▪ Vocabulary/Journals entered as quizzes (classwork) (20%) ▪ Units/Themes are entered as Summative Tests (80%) ▪ STEM Challenges/Independent Projects ▪ STEM Fair – May
  12. 12. Mathematics – 2 Big Shifts 1. Coherence: Think across grades, and link to major topics 2. Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application
  13. 13. English/Language Arts and Social Studies ELA We will be implementing reading, writing, research, and study strategies throughout all subjects. ▪ Readers/Writers Workshop ▪ Reading Goals- 5 books each quarter; 1 in-class novel study per quarter/Students should be reading at home everyday (min. 30 minutes) ▪ Vocabulary quizzes are entered as classwork (20%) ▪ Opinion and Text-based written response ▪ Research Skills ▪ Grammar and SWAG focus on all work product, including Edmodo posts ▪ Tropicana Speech Contest in Feb. and Spelling BEE TBA Social Studies ▪ Pearson Workbook/Textbook, “My World-Building our Country” ▪ Curriculum focuses on American History ▪ Social Studies is integrated into the Reading Curriculum and classroom discussion ▪ DBQs (Document-Based Questions) – 1 each quarter, all parts including the essay are entered as summative assessment grade for Reading and Social Studies
  14. 14. THE HIGHEST PRIORITY FOR COMMON CORE “…read closely and gain knowledge from texts.”
  15. 15. STUDENTS WILL READ LIKE A DETECTIVE! • Use clues / evidence from text • Make non-trivial inferences based on that evidence • Use information from multiple sources within or between text to make arguments
  16. 16. Focus on Writing Arguments from Sources You will see ▪ Students required to use more than one source for their writing ▪ The majority of writing will use evidence to inform or make an argument ▪ Evidence from text required in writing assignments and oral discussions You will not see ▪ Writing only in Language Arts ▪ Writing assignments that are not tied to reading
  17. 17. Differentiation: A Blended Model What is a blended model? ▪ In a gifted blended model, students who are eligible for gifted services are placed in classes with their high-achieving peers and assigned a gifted-endorsed educator (we are!) ▪ Differentiation happens through content, product, and process. ▪ You can expect sensitivity to your child’s unique learning style and social emotional needs as well as support for your child in leadership, creative and critical thinking, and organizational skills SJCSD Gifted Services Wondering if your child is gifted? Click here. ▪ http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/depts/es e/gifted/Home%20Page ▪ Please note, the deadline to request a screening is 10/31. Please contact us immediately if you would like your child screened. ▪ Did you child receive gifted services in another state? Please let us know! Some great resources for parents of gifted and bright children are: hoagiesgifted.org, PrufrockPress.com, and http://www.davidsongifted.org/

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