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Welcome!
Find your student’s desk
Please wear the nametag at your student’s desk. It
should have HIS OR HER NAME on it.
Read the welcome letter he or she left you! 
Browse through the materials and look around the
room.
We will begin shortly! Enjoy your night!
Miss Siringano
East Stroudsburg University Graduate
BS in Elementary and Special Education
Second year in district
First year as a fifth grade teacher 
Miss Atkinson
Masters in Special Education
7th year at Terrill Middle School
7th year in fifth grade
Advisor for the Diversity Club
5th Grade in a Nutshell
Better prepares students for middle school
High expectations
Increased responsibility
Organization
Homework
Work accountability
What is Co-teaching?
Two or more credentialed professionals who
coordinate and deliver effective and appropriate
instruction, share decision-making, and have an
active role in the delivery of lessons.
Better student to teacher ratio and more
individualized attention.
A wider use of instructional techniques to better
student learning.
Good Habits Great Readers: Writing
Writing process
Generate, plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish
6 traits of writing
Ideas, organization, voice, word choice, fluency,
conventions
Whole class to model and independently/small
groups to reinforce
Expository, informational, and narrative
Good Habits Great Readers: Reading
7 research-based habits and strategies of good
readers
See themselves as readers, make sense of text, use what they know, understand how
stories work, read to learn, monitor and organize ideas, and think critically about
books
Shared Reading
Guided Reading
Literature Circles
Words Their Way
Everyday Mathematics
Motivation and practice through math games
Repeated exposures to key ideas
Learning by doing
Science Curriculum
FOSS (Full Option Science System)
Variables, Mixtures & Solutions, Food & Nutrition,
Landforms
Challenging opportunities to practice science
and build confidence in both individual and
cooperative abilities
Social Studies Curriculum
History Alive!
Five broad themes
migration and settlement
people, places, and environment
culture and cultural diversity
global connections
power, authority, and governance.
Grading Policy
97-100=A+
87-89=B+
77-79=C+
67-69=D+
93-96=A
83-86=B
73-76=C
63-66=D
90-92=A-
80-82=B-
70-72=C-
60-62=D-
<59=E
Informal and formal assessments (checklists, observations, curriculum
provided tests, quizzes, rubrics, homework, etc.) are all taken into
account when evaluating.
Homework Policy
Evaluated formally and informally
Always marked if missing
On a report card, missing homework assignments are
taken into serious consideration.
A missing homework assignment is reported as a “0” until
otherwise provided. Student receives half credit if given
the following day
OOPS! I forgot my homework assignment
Terrill Tickets
Exceptional Students (academics and behavior)
Positive Reinforcement
Raffle at the end of the week
Caught Caring
Promotes class wide kindness
Extraordinary thoughtfulness
Name displayed behind desk
Earns Terrill Tickets
Misc.
Early dismissal
Birthdays
Grade blasts
Class Website
Search my name under teacher pages to
access page
Currently Under Construction
What will be on page
Daily homework
Educational websites
Other additional class information
Parent Communication
Visit website
Email (please Carbon Copy both teachers)
Notes (address both teachers)
Phone calls
Email
Miss Siringano- [email protected]
Miss Atkinson- [email protected]
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