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Backtoschool 2009


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Backtoschool 2009

  1. 1. Miss O’Leary’s Fifth Grade Class Welcome Students!
  2. 2. Welcome to 5th Grade! <ul><li>This is an important year for you! </li></ul><ul><li>I will give you an introduction to 5th grade and to our classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions during my presentation, please raise your hand and wait to be called on. </li></ul>
  3. 3. All About Me <ul><li>My Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I live in Noble. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I attended West Richland Elementary and High School, and Eastern Illinois University. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’ve been teaching for 6 years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I have taught 5 th and 1 st grades, but 5th is my favorite. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Interests <ul><li>I like to play pool, volleyball, and cornhole. </li></ul><ul><li>I teach Sunday School and Children’s Church at my church. </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Family <ul><li>My Mom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cindy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My Dad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My Brother </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Torrey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My Cousin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ashley </li></ul></ul>Mom and Grandma Me and Dad Me and Torrey Me and Ash
  6. 6. <ul><li>What subjects will we be learning about this year? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reading <ul><li>We will read some of the exciting stories from our book. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be reading several novels this year starting with The Thing about Georgie by Lisa Graff. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spelling <ul><li>We will have a pretest at the beginning of the week. If you make an A+ on it, you do not have to take the test on Friday! </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling test will be given and taken by the computer this year. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be playing all sorts of fun games on the Spelling City website. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Studies <ul><li>We will learn all about US History. </li></ul><ul><li>We will begin with early civilizations and end with current events. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Science <ul><li>We will cover many aspects of physical science. </li></ul><ul><li>We will also cover plant and animal life. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a lot of experiments! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Math <ul><li>Will be in the afternoons with Mrs. Kocher. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be expected to be on time and ready for her class. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Religion <ul><li>You will have Religion with Mrs. Hart. </li></ul><ul><li>You will also be responsible for being prepared for her class and getting there on time ! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Class Rules <ul><li>Respect yourself and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect property. </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a good attitude! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Consequences <ul><li>Verbal warning </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Checkmark – loss of $10.00 </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Checkmark – loss of $20.00 and ten minute detention – call or note home </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Checkmark – loss of $30.00 and 30 minute detention – referral to principal </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Checkmark – loss of $50.00 and Saturday School </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WARNINGS AND CHECKMARKS WILL ERASE AFTER EACH WEEK </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Rewards <ul><li>Verbal praise </li></ul><ul><li>Positive notes home </li></ul><ul><li>The joy of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Stickers </li></ul><ul><li>Store purchases </li></ul><ul><li>Soda Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>Homeworkopoly </li></ul>
  16. 16. Classroom Store <ul><li>For each day that you are at school, you will receive $5.00. </li></ul><ul><li>I will open up the store every other Friday. </li></ul><ul><li>You can spend your money, or save up for more expensive items. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Homework Policy <ul><li>All work must be turned in by 8:00 am to be considered on time! </li></ul><ul><li>If all homework is turned in on time for a week, you will get to play HOMEWORKOPOLY ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Late assignments: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One day late is lowered by one letter grade. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two days late is lowered by two letter grades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Three days late is lowered by three letter grades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>After the third late assignment in a quarter, you will be required to serve a 30 minute detention. </li></ul>
  18. 18. HOMEWORKOPOLY <ul><li>We will play HOMEWORKOPOLY once a week. </li></ul><ul><li>You will only get a turn to play if you have turned in all of your homework for the whole week, in all of your classes. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Routines <ul><li>Please follow the morning routine poster every morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Please follow the end of the day routine when it is time to go home. </li></ul><ul><li>This will make our day start and end smoothly. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Classroom Jobs <ul><li>Jobs in 5 th grade include: Trash pickup, door holder, computer technician, messenger, librarian, assignment person, and banker. </li></ul><ul><li>It is your responsibility to make sure the obligations of each job are done correctly, or there could be a deduction in pay. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Classroom Job Descriptions <ul><li>Trash – take trash out at the end of each day. Put a new garbage bag in. </li></ul><ul><li>Line Leader – First in line behind the door holder </li></ul><ul><li>Library Books – check the library tub periodically through the week </li></ul><ul><li>Water plants – Fill half full / 2 times per week </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Door holder – hold door, carry the student key </li></ul><ul><li>White boards – erase at the end of the day </li></ul><ul><li>Banker – pass out $5.00 per day </li></ul><ul><li>Messenger – errands </li></ul><ul><li>Game Show Host – You are in charge of Homeworkopoly every Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Technician – make sure daily assignment are put on the wiki, turn on and off the projector, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments – Write assignment in blue on the whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Passer – pass out paper, put notes into mailboxes, straighten homework </li></ul>
  23. 23. Compliment Jar <ul><li>Each time I see the class doing something exceptional, I will add a handful to the jar. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking quietly up and down the stairs and in the hallway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working productively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being kind to others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Having a good attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When the jar is full, we will have a party! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Binders <ul><li>You will be responsible for keeping your binders organized and neat. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need a tab divider for each subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of your homework assignments will be 3-hole punched, so they can go into your binders. </li></ul><ul><li>We will put our binders together tomorrow. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Lunch Count <ul><li>Mark your own lunch choice on the sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Please make sure you are marking in the right spot. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not mark anyone else’s lunch choice. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Assignment Notebook <ul><li>You will be responsible for writing all of your assignments in your notebook. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to keep track is to write down the assignment, as SOON as you get it. </li></ul><ul><li>If you wait until the end of the day to write all of your assignments down, it’s too late! You are busy doing other things like packing up, cleaning the room, and doing classroom jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be getting homework buddies soon. They will help you to remember to take home everything you need for the day. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Signing Out <ul><li>You will be allowed to use the restroom and get a drink during the following times: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before school, in between classes, before lunch, after lunch, and when we take a class break. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you need to use a sign-out during class time, you must sign out on the clipboard. You must write your name, the time you leave, destination, and the time of your return. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will only be allowed 2 sign-outs per week, without penalty. Each additional sign-out will cost $5.00. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Library <ul><li>Our class will visit the library on Thursday during 2 nd period. </li></ul><ul><li>You can return books daily to the library tub. </li></ul><ul><li>The person who is in charge of library books will be responsible for taking the books to the library each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Trips to the library during non-scheduled times will be kept to a minimum and only when other work is completed. </li></ul><ul><li>There are hundreds of excellent books in the classroom library that can be checked out at any time. </li></ul>
  29. 29. First Project <ul><li>I want to learn all about you! </li></ul><ul><li>Answer all of the questions on the All About Me sheets in your BEST handwriting. </li></ul><ul><li>Then color with colored pencil or crayon. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out along the edges and use a glue stick to glue onto a large piece of construction paper. </li></ul><ul><li>This assignment is due by Friday, August 21st. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Let’s Have a Great Year!