Welcome To Whitlow Elementary! School Hours • 8:20 AM - 3:00 PM • Students may be dropped off in the rear of the building in the car rider line no earlier than 7:50 A.M. • After 8:20, parents must take students to the front office to be signed in. • No check outs after 2:45 P.M. •School will begin dismissing at 3:00 P.M. ATTENDANCE • An absence must have a written excuse within 5 days to be excused. • Students will have 5 school days to complete missed work. • The attendance fax line is • 678-965-5091 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Breakfast and Lunch Money • Students may eat breakfast at school every day. Breakfast is $ 1.25. • Students will have six choices for lunch most days. Lunch is $2.15 and $3.25 for guests. • Money in a student’s account can be spent in any way the child chooses unless you put a block on the account. Guests for Lunch • According to the “Forsyth County Wellness Policy,” all snacks and food brought to school for a class must be commercially prepared. We have many students with allergies and need to be able to verify ingredients in food products. • Parents should enter and exit from the door located next to the front office. Please wait for us in the cafeteria. We will be there shortly. • Our Lunch time is • You may sit with your child at the parents’ table. Sorry…no friends allowed! School and Class RULES 1. Be Ready! 2. Be Respectful! 3. Be Responsible! Hands and feet to yourself 4. Be Safe! One behind the other Walk silently • Individually packaged treats • Store bought • Served at lunch • No pictures Bring Your Own Technology Student use their own devices to access the district’s filtered web 5th grade classes will begin the BYOT this quarter We have permission slips and information Please visit the school’s instructional technology website and the district’s site for more information on BYOT. • Main use will be with students for collaborating, discussions, homework, etc. • Parents do not have access to many features on ITS learning currently • Access will be granted to more features throughout the school year • If you are interested in creating an account, bring your picture ID to the front office during school hours to set it up. 5th Grade Math Units of Study • • • • • • • • • Order of operations Whole Number Computation Decimals Multiplying and dividing decimals Adding and subtracting fractions Multiplying and dividing fractions Geometry and the coordinate plane 2D figures Volume and Measurement Standards for Mathematical Practice 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3. Construct viable arguments in critique the reasoning of others. 4. Model with Mathematics 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Additional Common Core Resources • www.georgiastandards.org • www.pta.org/4446.htm • www.corestandards.org Science Physical Science Unit • Introduction to conservation of matter • Physical changes • Chemical changes • Electricity and magnetism Earth Science Unit • Landforms of Georgia • Effects of constructive and destructive forces Life Science Unit •Classification of organisms •Inheritance of traits •Learned behaviors •Cells and microorganisms Social Studies Throughout the year, students will learn information processing and map skills. The students will be identifying important people, places, events, movements, and issues related to our study of United States history from the Civil War to present day. These areas will include: The Civil War and Reconstruction The United States as an Emerging World Power World War I The Roaring Twenties The Great Depression World War II The Cold War (The Space Race, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War) Civil Rights Movement Issues from the 1970s to today Also, we will focus on the U.S. Branches of Government, the U.S. Legal System, and Court Procedures ELA The grade Language Arts curriculum includes standards and goals in all four areas of language arts: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. In fifth grade, students will take a journey through different forms of writing, as they tackle narrative, informative, and persuasive, and develop their own individual style within these genres. Students will learn to be effective technical writers as well as learn how to express themselves creatively through poetry and prose. Grammar and Standard English skills are also reinforced throughout the year, as students become proficient writers. In Reading, fifth grade students experience a wide variety of genres: from quality non-fiction writing, to fantasy, students will be exposed to and involved in exciting literature this year. Several novel studies will be integrated into Social Studies content. Listening and speaking goals are met throughout the year through book talks, presentations, and group work. For More Information Visit the county web page (www.forsyth.k12.ga.us) There you will find helpful information about Forsyth County’s Grading and Reporting. Before you leave tonight please remember to…. Purchase a T-shirt for field trip!