5th Grade Virtual Curriculum Night 2019-2020

5th Grade Virtual Curriculum Night 2019-2020 Teachers : Monica Cupp Sania Mehroz Emily Kelly Jordan Smith Stacey Owoeye Saima Peer

Pierluissi Jessica OUR COMMUNICATION WITH YOU Communication Folders: Your childs purple folder will be sent home each Monday. The folder may contain communications from the district, Fielder, and/or the 5th grade team. It may also contain some of your childs graded papers from the previous week. Please check the Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) and CANVAS for additional graded work. Conferences: Parent-Teacher conferences will take place between October and November. Conferences will be scheduled through Sign Up Genius. You will receive an email with instructions on how to select your conference time. If you feel that a conference is

necessary at any other time, please send a CHANGE OF TRANSPORTATION Beginning this year, all changes of transportation MUST be a handwritten note that includes a parent signature. Please send change of transportation notes to school with your child. You may also stop by the school and drop off a note before 2:30 pm. Emails will no longer be accepted. EXPECTATIONS FOR BEHAVIOR AND WORK HABITS The PBIS app contains categories corresponding to the Comment Codes on the report card. The app will

reflect the areas your child is excelling in. If your child is struggling in one of these areas, a Falcon Warning will be sent home for you to review with your child. Please sign one of the copies and return it back to your childs teacher. STUDENT IDs will receive a photo ID badge Each student at the beginning of the year that he/she will be expected to wear at all times. The badge and its unique student ID number will be used to check out library books, purchase food items in the cafeteria, and provide easy identification of students throughout the Fielder campus. It will also

be used to give students points in the PBIS app. If your child loses his/her ID, a HOMEWORK AND GRADING As stated in the Elementary Grading Handbook, late work for both classwork and homework, will result in a 10 point deduction for each school day that the assignment is late. After the third day, the grade will be a zero. Students should record all homework assignments in their planners each class period. The planner should be with the student at all times and should go home with the student every day. Students earning less than a 70 on a MAJOR test will be given the opportunity to retest the material covered. The grade that will be put into the grade book will be calculated by taking the average of the original test

grade and the retest grade. This does not apply to daily/ 5TH GRADE WEIGHTED GRADING SYSTEM GRADING Other: 10% Homework, participation, effort, process, etc. Minor: 50% Class Work, Quizzes, Daily Assignments, Word Study, and Take-Home Projects GRADING SCALE FOR ALL SUBJECTS A

B C D F 90-100 80-89 75-79 70-74 69-below Major: 40% PROGRESS & REPORT CARDS Progress reports Tests, In-Class REPORTS Projects, and will

beassessments sent home in the middle of each nine-week grading formal period. Report cards will be sent home at the end of the nine-week period. COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Use of technology will be strongly encouraged and integrated into the curriculum. Every 5th grade classroom is equipped with a SMARTBoard, and students will have access to classroom computers as well. Students are allowed to bring technological devices to school, but they must stay stored in the backpacks or tubs based on the teachers instructions. Technology must be kept on

Silent or turned off when not in use. Internet usage is crucial to research and to remain current in this educational climate. The internet will be utilized consistently with the KISD usage standards, as outlined in the Fielder Handbook. Additionally, students will become more proficient CANVA S Fifth graders will be expected to stay up to date with their teachers canvas pages as well as the public 5th grade team page, available on the official school website. The public team page (Meant for parent and student access), will have resources such as weekly newsletters, field trip information, and schedules. No password or log in will be required.

Private student pages will contain a class calendar with important dates, classwork such as quizzes and discussions and content information. This page requires log- in through My Katy Cloud and is for the exclusive use of the student. READING AND WRITING WORKSHOP Reading and Writing instruction will follow a reading and workshop model. The Units of Study are as follows: Reading Writing Unit 1: Launching with Read Aloud & Response Unit 1: Launching with Read Aloud

Unit 2: Moving Up! & Response Unit 3: Nonfiction Studies Unit 2: Moving Up! Unit 4: Interpretation Book Unit 3: Nonfiction Studies Clubs Unit 4: Literary Essays Unit 5: Argument and AdvocacyUnit 5: Argument & Advocacy Unit 6: STAAR Reading Test PrepUnit 6: Memoirs Unit 7: Fantasy Book Clubs Unit 7: Fantasy Writing READING Students participate in Reading Workshop. The system includes independent reading, goalsetting with students in individual conferences, developing small group instruction based on clusters of students with similar goals, targeting

whole-class mini-lessons based on emerging student needs, and fine tuning one-on-one Other Reading Resources-The students will be conferencing. given the opportunity to read from a variety of sources. Each teacher has many books in his/her classroom that students can read. The students will also be taken to the school library each week to check out books. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books, as well as magazines, will be utilized in our reading WORD STUDY Word Study is learning about the relationship of letters to sounds as well as the structure of words to support reading and writing. Such as:

-Prefixes Syllables -Suffixes Patterns -Root/base words words - Build words - - Sort words - Spell words within **Students will take a word study assessment

SOCIAL STUDIES History (United States) Citizenship English Colonies Culture American Revolution Technology Westward Expansion Social Studies Slavery / Civil War / Reconstruction Skills Industrial Revolution / Immigration World War I / Roaring Twenties / Great Depression World War II / Civil Rights Economics taught through Junior Achievement and within historical context

SOCIAL STUDIES Government : forming of the U.S. government structure of the U.S. government documents Declaration of Independence Constitution Bill of Rights Geography : longitude / latitude physical geography memorization of states and capitals, along with locations through activities and incremental/cumulative quizzes SCIENCE In science we will investigate the following units:

Physical Properties Uses of Energy Properties of Light Ecosystems Inherited Traits/Learned Behaviors Food webs and chains Organism structures and behaviors Earths rotation/revolution Traits of the Earth, Sun, Moon Weather and Climate Sedimentary rock/Fossil Fuels Landforms Students will also use scientific processes to set up and carry out their own investigations. MATHEMATICS In math, we will study the following topics: Graphing and Data

Analysis Place Value Addition and Subtraction Coordinate Plane Geometry Multiplication and Division Multi-Step Problem Solving Decimals Fractions Personal Financial Literacy MATHEMATICS Students must be fluent in their addition,

subtraction, multiplication, and division facts in order to become successful problem solvers. Making sure that your child practices his/her math facts for at least 10-15 minutes a night will help enable him/her to work on grade level problems with less chance of error or time consumption that occurs when students are counting on their fingers. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. We look forward to working with your children this year!

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