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Mrs. Pace, Mr. Kagan, Mrs. Misinco and Mrs. Mills Welcome you to Open House!

Mrs. Pace, Mr. Kagan, Mrs. Misinco and Mrs. Mills Welcome you to Open House!

Friendly Reminders • School doors do not open until 7: 15 am. • Bus

Friendly Reminders • School doors do not open until 7: 15 am. • Bus Passes can be printed off of the school website

Why Does 5 th Grade Seem So Much Harder? Expectations are higher: The Cobb

Why Does 5 th Grade Seem So Much Harder? Expectations are higher: The Cobb Standards of Excellence for 5 th grade are designed to show depth of knowledge. Therefore the 5 th grade team has high expectations. Students are expected to perform at their best at all times, in school and at home. Preparation for Middle School We are preparing your child for middle school and how to become an independent learner! 7 Habit Leaders The class of 2018 -2019 has been studying the 7 Habits for 6 years! We expect them to utilize the habits throughout the day.

Why Does 5 th Grade Seem So Much Harder? The Georgia Milestone: In years

Why Does 5 th Grade Seem So Much Harder? The Georgia Milestone: In years past, students must pass both Reading and Math in order to be promoted to sixth grade. The tests will include written responses as well as multiple choice. Our goal is not only to get your child to meet standards on the GA Milestone, but to EXCEED standards! Testing begins April 9 th “No one rises to low expectations” -Less Brown

Math Mrs. Mills will teach Math this year. Many questions on the Math section

Math Mrs. Mills will teach Math this year. Many questions on the Math section of the Milestone test will be WORD problems. Students will have Math homework almost every night. Homework will reinforce skills learned that week. Math Daily Warm Up quizzes will be given every Friday.

Science and Social Studies • Students will be taught Science and Social Studies everyday

Science and Social Studies • Students will be taught Science and Social Studies everyday by their homeroom teacher. • Students will have notebooks for both Science and Social Studies. These notebooks will serve as Study Guides for tests and quizzes. • Please have your students study this information throughout the year! It will be seen on the Milestone Test.

Reader’s Workshop • Students will “Get In the Zone” and study specific genres this

Reader’s Workshop • Students will “Get In the Zone” and study specific genres this year. • Our class oral read and the novel they have chosen to read independently should be in the same genre. • Students will have independent reading time, reading groups, and one on one conferences with the teacher.

Writer’s Workshop • Your student will be writing EVERY day during Writer’s Workshop! •

Writer’s Workshop • Your student will be writing EVERY day during Writer’s Workshop! • Students will begin focusing on personal narrative and writing stories based on their experiences. • Your student will follow the writing process, which includes conferencing with me or their peers. • You will also be asked to give feedback and proof-read their papers… Please check their WRITING section of their binder frequently. • Students will also be writing many opinion and informational essays this year.

Agendas • Agendas are an important organizational tool • Agendas are a means of

Agendas • Agendas are an important organizational tool • Agendas are a means of communication – Parents should sign agendas each afternoon or evening • Check homework (Is it complete? ) • Check for behavior – Red circles – Teacher notes

Class Website • http: //www. cobblearning. net/apace/ • http: //www. cobblearning. net/mmills 28/ •

Class Website • http: //www. cobblearning. net/apace/ • http: //www. cobblearning. net/mmills 28/ • http: //www. cobblearning. net/misinco/ Edmodo will be used frequently this year!

BYOD • We will be a BYOD classroom this year. We use the devices

BYOD • We will be a BYOD classroom this year. We use the devices for a number of activities. • Permission Slip must be signed to participate. • We have a 3 strike policy before devices must remain at home. • Strike 1 - Student loses device privileges in the classroom for 24 hours. • Strike 2 - Student loses device privileges in the classroom for one week. • Strike 3 - Student loses all device privileges for the remainder of the school year.

Binders • Organization is KEY!!! • Binders – Papers should be filed appropriately –

Binders • Organization is KEY!!! • Binders – Papers should be filed appropriately – Papers to be removed from parent section ONLY. – Use all notes and classwork/homework as a study guide

Grading Policies • Grades can be viewed using Parent Vue. You can get your

Grading Policies • Grades can be viewed using Parent Vue. You can get your log in information from the Cafeteria. • Students will be given the opportunity to turn in Missing Work after completing a Missing Work form and getting it signed. • Extra Credit MAY be offered throughout the nine weeks at the discretion of the teacher. • REPORT CARDS will be electronic this year.

Factors Used in Determining Grades • Cumulative assessments and projects • Evaluation of student

Factors Used in Determining Grades • Cumulative assessments and projects • Evaluation of student work daily • Teacher observation of participation and time on task

End of the Year Awards Criteria • Perfect Attendance= NO absences and NO tardies

End of the Year Awards Criteria • Perfect Attendance= NO absences and NO tardies • Outstanding Attendance= NO absences and 3 or fewer tardies • Outstanding Achievement= All A’s and/or B’s , as well as an S in Work/Study Habits. • Presidential Award= 85 th percentile in Reading or Math on the 5 th grade IOWA Test of Basic Skills PLUS maintained a 3. 5 grade point average for the entire 4 th grade year and the first two 9 weeks (semester) of the 5 th grade year.

End of the Year Field Trip • Where: Raccoon Mountain, The Southern Bell River

End of the Year Field Trip • Where: Raccoon Mountain, The Southern Bell River Boat Tour, and the TN Aquarium • Date: Friday, April 26 th • Leave @ 6: 45 AM • Due back @ 6: 00 PM (VERY TIRED & HAPPY!!) • Price: approximately $75

End of the Year Field Trip BEHAVIOR POLICY • Since the trip is 9

End of the Year Field Trip BEHAVIOR POLICY • Since the trip is 9 months away, it is important for parents and students to understand that student participation in this trip will depend on appropriate behavior throughout the school year. Three office/bus referrals or one out of school suspension automatically eliminates a child from attending, and any other inappropriate behavior issues deemed by teachers and administration. If behaviors are not acceptable or might interfere with the safety of others, students will lose the opportunity to join us and will have their money refunded. We will notify parents if their child is in jeopardy of losing the field trip privilege. Working together we can make this a successful year and a great trip for your children!

The REMIND App • Receive updates for our classes! • Text @gdbcee to 81010

The REMIND App • Receive updates for our classes! • Text @gdbcee to 81010 to receive messages from us.

We are ready for a GREAT year at Pickett’s Mill!

We are ready for a GREAT year at Pickett’s Mill!