Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Nothing great was ever achieved without a
Ralph Waldo Emerson
O Classrooms are open at 8:35 a.m.
O Students are expected to be seated in homeroom by
8:45 a.m. for the school wide Pledge of Allegiance and
Morning Announcements from the office.
O Morning meeting begins promptly after
O WIN is scheduled at 9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Responsive Classroom Environment
O Student Independence Encouraged
O Guided Discovery
O R3 Behavior Expected
O Reasonable, Respectful and Responsible
Rules & Logical Consequences
O You break it, you fix it!
O Loss of Privilege
O Time Out
Birthdays –all birthdays are celebrated on a
seasonal basis. Room parents will coordinate these
celebrations at the start of each season.
Phone Messages – please call the main office to be
sure we receive last minute or emergency messages.
All others go to voice mail.
E-mail - The best way to contact us and receive a
5th Grade Opportunities
O Morning Ensemble
O Art Enrichment
O Library Helpers (VISA)
O Band and Orchestra
O Pull out program-students are pulled from classes on a
rotational basis for 30 minute lessons each week.
O Students are responsible for work they miss!
O Good Neighbor Reports
5th Grade Events
O Halloween Celebration
O Winter Break Celebration
O Too Good Program (Previously known as DARE)
O Family Life Program
O End of Year Pool Party
O 5th Grade Promotion Celebration
Keys to Success in 5th Grade
O Personal Responsibility - Accountability
O Time Management – Classwork & Homework
O Organizational Skills – Binders & lockers
O Study Skills – Test Prep
O Homework – Review and Enrichment
O Communications – Student, Teacher & Parents
O Student Planners
O Student’s responsibility to copy homework assignments
and notes from the board daily.
O Parents should check planner nightly with student.
O Teacher Web sites via Toll Gate Homepage.
O Everyday Math Grade 5
O Spiraling Program
O Review Concepts
O New Grade Level Concepts
O Introductory Advanced Concepts
Supplemental materials utilized for repetition of strategies and
O Focused practice & re-teaching of concepts & skills for
5th Grade Science
Magnetism, Electricity & Light
Cells & Body Systems
Heredity & Reproduction
Guest Presenters are welcome!
Come share your love of science and expertise with
the fifth graders.
The Franklin Institute Field Trip
on site Traveling Field Trip Show
OFifth Grade Curriculum
O Colonial America
O The Revolutionary War
O United States Government
Field Trip to the National
Constitution Center in June!
O Guided Reading
O Literature Circles
Genres of Writing
Word Study/Vocabulary Development
Subject Area Grades
O A+ 97 - 100% C+ 77 - 79%
O A 94 - 96% C 74 - 76%
O A- 90 – 93 C- 70 - 73%
O B+ 87 - 89% D+ 67 - 69%
O B 84 - 86% D 64 - 66%
O B- 80 - 83% D- 60 - 63%
O F - BELOW 60 %
Please refer to the
5th Grade Packet
for a complete list of email
addresses for all your child’s
March 16-20 & May 12-15 5th Grade
March 9-13 & May 5-8 4th Grade
March 2-6 & April 28-May 1 3rd Grade