Welcome to Team Dedication! Mr. Seibert: Math and Science Mrs. Phillips: Math and Social Studies Mrs. Pepper: Language Arts Mrs. Shaffer: Language Arts Mrs. Gorsegner: Learning Support Mrs. Ewell: Learning Support Aide Mr. Seibert • • • • • 8th full year of teaching 7th time teaching 5th grade! South Western High School Grad York College Bachelors Graduate work at Penn State (York campus) • Love sports and outdoor activities • Married to an Art Teacher at Spring Grove • Undergrad and graduate degrees from University of Maryland, College Park • 9th year teaching in Dallastown; 12th year overall • Tyler (7) and Ryan (4) What is Fifth Grade All About? • Responsibility and Organization – Materials (BINDERS and PENCIL) – Homework – Morning routine (copying homework) • Accountability – Taking charge of what you do – Understanding effects of your actions • High Expectations – Set them and expect them! Phillips and Seibert Shaffer and Pepper Schedule 8:15 Students arrive 8:20 Homeroom begins 8:30 School starts/ Students Tardy after this point 8:35 Morning Run (weather permitting): SNEAKERS DAILY! 8:45 - 10:50 Core 1 Language Arts or Math and Science/Social Studies 10:55 - 11:15 Lunch 11:15 - 11:35- Recess 11:45 – 12:15 12:15 – 2:20 Core 2 Language Arts or Math and Science/Social Studies 2:25 - 3:10 Specials 3:15 - 3:35 Buses are called Frequently Asked Questions • SNACKS • WATER BOTTLES • My Math (CCSS) – – – – – – – – – Place Value (whole #s and decimals) Multiplication and Division (whole #s) Decimals (+, -, x, ÷) Patterns Fractions (+, -, x, ÷) Measurement Geometry Algebra PROBLEM SOLVING!!!! • My Math at Home/Online Parent Information Session » September 16th and 17th • Homework • Math Interactive Notebook Science Units of study in 5th grade: • • • • • Scientific processes Life Science Earth Science Landforms-Foss Kit Physical Science Students will complete a SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT in small groups Student lab days: two days per cycle Social Studies • 5Themes of Geography/ Map Skills • First Americans • Explorers • Colonial America • Revolutionary War** • A New Nation/Government • Westward Expansion • Civil War** Reading • Strategy Instruction (Super Six) • Book Discussions • Nonfiction Focus • Resource Notebook • Response Notebook • Reading responses-Tag Expansions/RAFT • 6 day a week homework reading requirement -20 minutes/day -Record title of book and page numbers in assignment book Writing • Writing Process (prewrite, draft, revise, edit, publish) • On Demand Writing Prompts • Craft of Writing (focus, content, organization, style, conventions) • Rubric to Assess • 3 Modes of Writing • Word of the Day-Greek/Latin Roots and Strong Verbs • Grammar • Poetry Anthology • Resource/Response Notebooks Word Work •Will be included with Language Arts instruction- every Day 5 • 2 frequently misspelled words • 3 no excuse words • 5 pattern words • Weekly grammar review • Will be quizzed on Day 5 BIG CHANGE THIS YEAR: 1 Language Arts Grade on report card Important Dates to Know • November 25th and 26th: Parent-Teacher Conferences • March 17th – 21th: PSSA (ELA) • March 24th – 28th: PSSA’s (Math) • March 31st – April 4th: Make-Up PSSA’s Homework Policy • 50 minutes per night maximum, which includes 20 minutes of reading • Effort is key. • Please set aside a time and place for your child to complete their homework. • It is important to let them know how important you think school is. Your attitude is contagious! Homework Policy • • • • • • 1st = Warning and complete in HW Support 2nd = Highlight in Assignment Book and HW Support 3rd = Homework Support (Student will Call Home) 4th = Homework Support 5th = Homework Support (Student will Call Home) Etc… *Starts fresh each marking period ~The Late Policy~ • In order to be prepared for the 6th grade and beyond, it is crucial that all work is handed in on time!! Negative percentage points add up quickly! 1 to 2 days = -5% 3 days to 1 week = -10% After 1 week = -20% * If a student is absent or misses class for band, chorus, etc, arrangements are to be made with the teacher (by the student) to hand in any missed assignments. They are responsible for making up missed work. If your child is absent for multiple days, please call the school to arrange to pick up the missed or get it sent home with someone else. This way your child will not fall too far behind and get stressed. DALLASTOWN TARDY POLICY Students will be tardy to school at 8:30 AM. All students will be issued a slip to class from the secretary. Every 3 tardies each marking period will result in a student being assigned after school study club the next day. REPORTING ABSENCES You may call, report online, or send in an absence excuse form. Behavior Policy 1st Strike = warning 2nd Strike = BIG warning 3rd Strike = phone call home 4th Strike = involve others to develop a plan Verbal warnings are given for most behaviors before strikes are assigned. The goal is to help the children keep track of their own behaviors and progress to make positive changes. Incentives will be given!!! Kids start fresh each week!! Marking Period Reward System Combining BEHAVIOR and RESPONSIBILITY to reward the “whole student.” If STRIKES + MISSED HOMEWORK ≤ 4 then they will participate in our reward! This expectation will increase each marking period. Hand-Held Devices • School is a great time for the students to work on their social skills. • No cell phones on at school; can be left off and in backpack • Hand-held devices can be used at indoor recess and dismissal time only. • Be sure their name is on EVERYTHING!!! Specials Schedule Even Days: Seibert and Phillips have P.E. Odd Days: Pepper and Shaffer have P.E. Contact Us… • Please feel free to call, email, or send a note in with any questions, comments and concerns. Please give us 24 hours to respond. • Expect calls and notes from us…they are not all bad!!! • We communicate daily with one another. www.dallastown.net THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING! WE LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL YEAR WITH YOUR CHILD!