Welcome to RJWE th 5 grade We’re glad you’re here!! th RJWE 5 Grade Ms. Enache– Language Arts & Social Studies Ms. Jones – Math & Science Ms. Laedtke– Language Arts Ms. Coleman– Math Ms. Foley – Science & Social Studies Ms. Dyott– Language Arts & Social Studies Ms. Kerr – Math & Science Schedules Check the 5th grade website or handbook for specifics on your child’s schedule. Specials 8:45 am – 9:35 am (4 Day Rotation) Music Art P.E. Challenge – Tuesday Library/Computer Lab – Every other week Snacks It should be a healthy finger food and not full of sugar. Water in a closeable bottle is allowed in the classroom. Examples: Dried fruit Crackers Grapes Raisins Cheese sticks Pretzels Discipline Rules: Be respectful to yourself and others. Be safe. Be responsible. Discipline Consequences: Warning (noted on Expectation Card) Mark on Expectation Card and it will be sent home to be signed Additional mark on Expectation Card and Think Time form Additional mark on Expectation Card and ASD Parent and teacher conference Administrative Referral **In some instances, students may not receive a warning due to the seriousness of the offense. Discipline Rewards: Students may receive tickets for good and respectful behavior. Examples of tickets available for purchase: Stinky Feet Pass Homework Pass Wear a Cap Pass At the end of every nine weeks, students that receive 5 or less marks on the behavior card, will earn a special time during the day to celebrate their achievement! Expectations Communication Folders: Each Thursday we will send home a communication folder. Please discuss the contents with your student. Sign and return the folder on Friday morning. Regardless of behavior, expectation cards are sent in the communication folder. Expectations ID’s Students are required to wear an ID at school. ID’s should be kept on a lanyard. Students are encouraged to keep ID’s at school to prevent them getting lost. Helpful Hints As a parent you can: Encourage your child to read every night. Ask to look at your child’s planner nightly. Have your child organize his/her materials weekly. Take time to talk with your child daily about their day. Check supplies and replenish as needed. Encourage your child to practice math facts nightly. Change of Transportation Getting your child home safely is our top priority! Please send transportation changes in writing with your child in the morning so that we can let the office know of the change. If you have an emergency, please contact the front office at 281.234.1700. Teachers CANNOT accept change of transportation through email as we may be absent and/or unable to consistently monitor email throughout the day. STAAR testing dates Math: March 30, 2015 Reading: March 31, 2015 Science: April 22, 2015 Math Areas of Study: Data Analysis Operations and Problem Solving with Fractions, Whole Numbers, and Decimals Algebraic Thinking, Common Factors Measurement, Geometry, Formulas, Conversions Personal Financial Literacy math Students will keep an interactive notebook (ISN) that contains notes and classwork. Can be used a reference and study material Guided Math will allow all students to receive small group instruction during each unit. Homework is given once or twice each week. math Students can access our textbook online! A handout will be coming soon with your student’s specific log-in information. Language Arts Through the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, students will: Read and write many different genres. Become more engaged with literature. Read and write for knowledge and enjoyment. Love reading and writing! Language Arts Units of Study: Launching the Reader’s & Writer's Workshop Fiction/Narrative Writing Poetry (Reading &Writing) Myths & Drama/Narrative Writing Reading Persuasive Text & Writing Researched Based Argument Essay Expository (Reading & Writing) Reading Literary Nonfiction & History Research Report Writing Memoir (Reading and Writing) Ongoing: Word Study, Focus Poetry, & Editing Everyday science Fifth Grade Units: Properties of Matter Forces Life Cycles and Habitats Electricity Standard and Alternative Energies Erosion/Deposition Earth/Space Science ISN’s will be used in class to record labs, important vocabulary, reflections, diagrams, etc. Labs will be completed weekly to enhance learning of scientific concepts. Homework given as needed (once a week). Science Our science curriculum is accessible online. Be on the look out for more specifics on how to log in. Social Studies A Survey of American History US Geography Colonization American Revolution Articles of Confederation Writing of the US Constitution US Government US Bill of Rights US Expansion Free Enterprise US Prior to 1861 JA/BizTown Civil War Reconstruction Westward Movement Early 1900s Major Events of the 20th Century Civil Rights Leaders Social Studies Students will keep an Interactive Student Notebook (ISN). The ISN will be updated weekly. All assignments should be glued in ISN, and it will serve as a study guide for tests. Thank you! Have a great night!