Fifth Grade Curriculum Overview Ms. Howe Mr. Sullivan Ms. McDonald Contents • • • • • Daily Schedule Binder Absences & Homework Discipline Report Card & Grading Content Areas: •Language Arts •Math Daily Schedule 9:35 – Writing / Word Study 10:35 – Specialist 11:15 # Corner and Math 12:35 - Recess 1:05 Lunch 1:30 – Literacy 3:40 - Dismissal Assignments, Due Dates Assignments are generally due the next day after they are assigned. Class time is given to complete assignments, but students may need to finish the whole assignment for homework. Later in the year some of the assignments will have long term due dates. That way students can learn to prioritize and plan a larger project. Binders • Binders will keep students neat and organized consequently helping them be more successful in academic areas. • Students will make sure notes and class handouts are complete and in the correct tab. • All returned assignments, handouts and assignments should be organized in the tab they refer to. Absences & Homework • Students that are absent are responsible for making up the work they missed. They will have an “Absent Sheet” on their desk when they return. • Students have the same number of days to make up the work as they were gone. For example - 1 day sick 1 day to make up the work. • Homework for fifth graders is thirty minutes of reading per night and assigned homework. • Assignments should be written in your child’s planner located in the front of their binder and you should be checking the planner daily to help keep them organized. Expectations Students Will: 1. Works independently 2. Follows school/class rules 3. Completes assignments on time 4. Shows organizational skills 5. Listens and follows directions 6. Interacts well with others Report Card & Grading Report cards go home in: December , March , June Grading follows the district rubric: 4 - Exemplary - shows extraordinary application 3 - Proficient - consistent application of content/skills. Meets grade level expectations. 2 - Developing - shows basic application of content/ skills. Working toward grade level expectations. 1 - Emerging - shows some evidence of content/skills Math • Algebra • Numbers, Operations – Identify patterns – Numeric expressions with equal sign. – Model, Read, write numbers to millions and decimals to thousands • Measurement content & – Add and subtract decimals to applications two places – Build a 3D object from a net. – Algebra content & application – Weight, volume, • Geometry content & – Perimeter applications – Sort, Compare two & Three dimensional shapes using math vocabulary. – Understanding attributes such as length, area, weight, volume, surface area & size of angle. • Data Analysis & Probability – Collect data – Mean, median, mode & range – Fractions and percentages to compare data sets 5th Grade Webpage These are our units of study. Order may vary: • 1. Community Unit – learning to become a cohesive group • 2. Author Unit/ Illustrator Unit – Eve Bunting and S.D. Nelson • 4. Life Science Unit • 5. Earth Science Unit • 6. Physical Science Unit • 7. Social Studies Unit – U.S. History up to the 1800s Language Arts • • • • • • • Journal writing • Reading Book Reports Letter writing – 12 green sheets fiction/nonfiction Narrative writing Persuasive writing • Reading Comprehension, Report writing vocabulary Creative writing development, locating Writing Traits: Ideas & Contents, organization, information, fluency sentence fluency, • Word study mechanics If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to your child’s teacher.