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Back to school night de vos

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Back to school night de vos

  1. 1. Welcome to 5th Grade!<br />Mrs. Shauna De Vos<br />2010-11<br />
  2. 2. I’m so glad you’re here! We’re going to have a great year!<br />I promise to be a good listener when you have something to share. <br />Will you be a good listener, too?<br />I promise to work hard to challenge you, push you, and respect you.<br />Will you work hard, push yourself, and respect yourself and others?<br />
  3. 3. The road has been paved for you by many wonderful teachers …<br />
  4. 4. …so are you ready to be a part of the 5th Grade Team?<br />
  5. 5. Responsibilities of 5th Grade<br />Role Models: setting an example for younger students (hallways, assemblies, cafeteria, recess, etc.)<br />Primary Tutors and Reading Buddies<br />Increased homework and independent projects to prepare you for middle school<br />
  6. 6. Privileges of 5th Grade<br />Opportunities for volunteering: Peer Tutors, Conflict Managers, Book Fair, Field Day, Watt Watchers, Recycling, etc.<br />Extra-curricular activities: Band, Choir, Orchestra, ROOT BEER Reading, Lunchtime Book Clubs, etc.<br />Staff vs. 5th Grade Survivor<br />Outdoor School!!!<br />
  7. 7. Daily Schedule<br />9:00 – 9:30 Greetings and Morning Work<br />9:30 – 10:15 Specialists<br />10:20 – 11:15 Word Work and Writer’s Workshop<br />11:15 – 12:30 Reader’s Workshop<br />12:30 – 1:15 Lunch / Recess<br />1:20 – 2:30 Math<br />2:30 – 3:15 Science or Social Studies<br />3:15 – 3:30 Planners, Jobs<br />
  8. 8. Specials<br />P. E.: Tuesday and Friday<br />Music: Monday and Thursday<br />Media: Wednesday<br />
  9. 9. 5th Grade Curriculum<br />What should you expect?<br />
  10. 10. Reader’s Workshop<br />Building stamina to increase independent reading time of own choice, just right books<br />Reading a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, song lyrics, short stories<br />Book talks, buddy reading, book clubs<br />
  11. 11. Writer’s Workshop<br />Units of study; including poetry, fiction, persuasive, letter writing with interviews, informational report, and inquiry projects<br />
  12. 12. Word Work<br />No spelling tests on Fridays<br />Curriculum is Words Their Way, a small group, more individual-need based word study program<br />
  13. 13. Math<br />The “Dirty Dozen” multiplication review challenge<br />Investigations 2, with supplemental materials<br />Units include division, geometry, fractions<br />1 ½ 2 % 3 $ 4 = 5 x 6 # 7 + 8 - (9)<br />
  14. 14. Science<br />Hands on, high interest units including; food webs and food chains, plants, properties of matter, water systems, volcanoes, rocks, electricity and magnets <br />Outdoor Ed. curriculum to prepare for Outdoor School<br />
  15. 15. Social Studies<br />Units of study include Native Americans, map skills, family tree and heritage stories, Colonial times, Revolutionary War<br />Historical Fiction book clubs to deepen understanding of time periods<br />
  16. 16. Homework??<br />
  17. 17. Homework is different in 5th grade!<br />No more packets due on Friday<br />Homework is intended to prepare you for middle school and teach you about managing your time well<br />
  18. 18. What does it look like?<br />Work that is not completed in class is due the next day, along with mandatory at-home reading, and, at times, ongoing projects<br />Study Halls are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during recess for students not prepared for class, or who have missing work<br />
  19. 19. School / Home Communication <br />Students will bring home daily planners, where they record what they did in class, and highlight any work due<br />Monday Cougar Folders (will include corrected / reviewed work from the past week, and a report from teacher on the past week’s work, effort, and behavior of student)<br />
  20. 20. Also check out:<br />Mrs. De Vos’ classroom blog, which will be updated regularly with classroom news, curriculum, ways to support and extend learning at home, and suggested websites<br />
  21. 21. I value and appreciate volunteers!<br />Look for the sign up sheet at the back of the room to see how you can help support your child’s classroom experience!<br />There’s a job for everyone!<br />
  22. 22. For more information….<br />Please attend the Classroom Routines /Curriculum Night for parents, next Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 p.m.<br />
  23. 23. Working together, I know it’s going to be a fabulous year!<br />

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