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Mrs. Anderson Mrs. Damron Mrs. Ficor Mrs. Shifflett Mrs. Dixon Support Teachers Mrs. Boldt Mrs. Rutledge Mrs. Donovan Mrs. Morton Mrs. Kelley
• Bathroom Breaks: • We will rotate in the morning • Whole class after lunch • Students are advised to go before morning announcements • Students may visit the library during our language arts block – most students have a designated day. Check out starts 9/26 • We have a working snack around 9: 30 am • Graded Papers’ Folders are sent home on Fridays. Please sign and return by Tuesday of the next week.
7: 20 -7: 45 7: 50 -8: 20 8: 30 -10: 10 -11: 10 11: 25 -11: 55 12: 00 -12: 30 12: 35 -1: 35 1: 36 -2: 05 Morning Work Resources Language Arts SS/SCI Lunch I/E Math Recess
7: 50 – 8: 30 9: 30 -10: 00 10: 05 – 10: 35 7: 50 -8: 20 Art Shine PE Music PE
Whole Group: 30 minutes Small Group: 60 minutes Each week we will focus on a particular reading and comprehension skill. Small groups based on skill sets for individual students/groups
Our main goal: • To write really great topic sentences • To stay on topic • Details! • Using proper capitalization and punctuation
• Students weekly word study words are differentiated based on pre-assessments. • Differentiated spelling words will begin in October. • Spelling tests will be taken on Fridays. Students will also sort their words based on features.
• Students will be pretested on each SOL • Divided into appropriate leveled classes – these are fluid & can change • Math facts (+, -, x, ÷) extremely important – please study daily
Big Topics: • • Animals- adaptations, habitats, Environments, and food chains Interdependency and Conservation Simple Machines Soil Earth Cycles- moon phases & water cycle Energy Hands-on learning
Big Topics: • Government/ Civics • Greece, Rome, Mali • Map Skills • Economics • Famous Americans • Explorers
• Yes, the rumor is true – no homework this year! • • • What this means for you at home: It is essential students read every night! Students still need to prepare for assessments. • Students should still practice math facts. • We will be sending home some helpful websites for you to use at home.
Grading Polices: • We follow the county’s 10 point grading scale. • Graded Paper folders are sent home on Fridays. Please sign and return by Tuesday. – If your child has an X in any area this is a place that he/she can improve upon. • Powerschool will be updated every 2 weeks. • Tests will count twice in our gradebooks. • No student earns less than a 50%. You might see a lower grade on the assessment itself but it will be entered as a 50%.
We have two in-class virtual lessons from the MSIC – one in October & one in March. We will be going to the Maggie Walker House in the winter. We have a visit to the MSIC & an I Love Soil Lesson. We are working on a Monticello Trip. PTA is working on a Young Scientists Class Lesson. We are planning a trip to Beauty and the Beast in the Spring.
Questions? We look forward to a great year!