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Welcome To 5 th Grade
YOUR CHILD HAS A GREAT TEAM! • Mrs. Barka – Resource/In-class Support • Mrs. Bilotta – Math • Mrs. David – Social Studies • Mrs. Lagomarsino – Science • Mrs. Long – Writing • Ms. Rizzi – ELA • Ms. Gravina – Support Staff
SPECIALS • Gym (3 Marking Periods) • Health (1 Marking Period) • Technology • Music • Art • Spanish
Phys. Ed. 5 th graders must change! Once per week Change of clothes & Sneakers *DEODORANT! ** Water Bottle
EXPECTATIONS Academic • Complete all homework assignments • Be prepared for class • Be an active participant • Become independent workers • Follow directions Behavioral • Follow classroom rules • Respect one another • Work cooperatively • Exhibit appropriate classroom behavior.
GRADING SYSTEM Your child’s grade will be based upon the following: Homework Classwork Preparedness Quizzes Projects Tests *Everything counts! *Review sheets provided! *Neither extra credit nor retakes are offered in fifth grade! *Be sure to check the GRADE PORTAL regularly!
ELA follows the Reader’s Workshop model. Schoolwide v v Launching Nonfiction Fiction Poetry Guided Reading Students work in small groups to read a text at their instructional level and focus on specific skills and concepts. Independent Reading Students will be reading independently in school and at home. Students should be reading a book at their independent reading level for a minimum of 20 minutes each night, even if they have no other assigned ELA homework. Grade 5 ELA – Ms. Gina Rizzi [email protected] k 12. nj. us
Teacher Website Please familiarize yourself with my teacher website. Important “Back to School” night info, as well as homework, notes, etc. will be posted there. Technology Applications * Schoology * Flipgrid Scholastic * Scholastic Book Wizard app * Scholastic Book Club Book orders Class code: JDM 22 Library Students should sign up for a town library card if they do not already have one. This is a great resource available to the students when they need books to read for class. Please contact me with any questions or concerns! Thank you! Grade 5 ELA – Ms. Gina Rizzi [email protected]y. k 12. nj. us
WRITING… SOME INSIGHT ON OUR YEAR What is Writing Workshop? The time of day where we focus on our students as writers, nurture their writing identities and develop their repertoire of writing skills and strategies. When students are encouraged to take compositional risks, when we write, and hopefully… develop a love of writing! Structure of Writing Curriculum: Unit 1 – How Writer’s Work Unit 2 – Biography Unit 3 – Essay Unit 4 – Memoir *Whole class, small group & one-to-one instruction **Big focus on the Grade final product but also. Mrs. added focus on WRITING AS A 5 Writing: Long PROCESS [email protected] k 12. nj. us
LOOKING FOR THE “WRITE” WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD’S WRITING? - Encourage your child to look at life through the eyes of a writer. - Read with your child. - Increase your child’s phonemic awareness. - Be your child’s biggest cheerleader! Success & skills will carry over from year to year! Grade 5 Writing: Mrs. Long [email protected] k 12. nj. us
MATH Grade 5 – Mrs. Bilotta [email protected] k 12. nj. us Topics to be covered… Place Value Add , Subtract, Multiply and Divide Decimals Multiply Multi-Digit Whole Number Divide Whole Numbers Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Fractions Volume Convert Measurements Represent and Interpret Data Write and Interpret Numerical Expressions Graph Points on Coordinate Planes
General Information for Math Materials Students will have online access to the Pearson website, which allows them to utilize the online textbook Envision 2. 0 workbook (this is also their textbook) Notebook Folder Pencils and erasers Each student will be given a username and password www. pearsonrealize. com Helpful Videos for extra help Samples problems Helpful hints Mastery of multiplication facts through 12 is expected
GEOGRAPHY & MAP SKILLS NATIVE AMERICANS THE AGE OF EXPLORATION BUILDING THE FIRST COLONIES THE THIRTEEN COLONIES THE COLONIES UNITE (EARLY GOVERNMENT) THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE & THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR HOLOCAUST AWARENESS (APRIL) *NOVEL: NUMBER THE STARS BY LOIS LOWRY SOCIAL STUDIES GRADE 5 MRS. DAVID [email protected] k 12. nj. us
Social Studies: General Course Information Ø Class meets daily for one period Ø Book(s) Required Text: Harcourt Social Studies The United States: Making a New Nation Ø Ø Materials Notebook Ø Folder Ø
SCIENCE • CONTINUING WITH KNOWING SCIENCE • STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A WORKBOOK FOR EACH UNIT OF STUDY • 5 TH GRADE CURRICULUM: • SCIENTIFIC METHOD (HOW TO CONDUCT LABS + LAB SAFETY) • MATTER • PARTICLES, PROPERTIES AND STATES OF MATTER • FOOD WEBS AND ENERGY • ECOSYSTEMS: INTERACTIONS, ENERGY AND DYNAMICS • EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE • EARTH’S SYSTEMS
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR SCIENCE • EMPHASIS ON TEAMWORK • GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS WILL BE GIVEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR • PARTICIPATION SCORE IS BASED ON GROUP WORK AND DAILY EFFORT IN CLASS. THIS IS INCORPORATED IN FINAL MARKING PERIOD GRADE. • TEACHER WEBPAGE USED FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS, RESOURCES, AND NOTICE OF MATERIALS NEEDED: • NOTEBOOK • FOLDER PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS @ [email protected] K 12. NJ. US
HOMEWORK POLICY • • • Assigned homework is relevant and useful Homework counts toward final grade! Homework Absence Form/Pick up and locker info Missing Homework Log Establish a routine Keep Agenda Books neat and accurate. • Copy assignments exactly as they appear on the board!
HOW YOU CAN HELP! • • Go over you child’s homework. Monitor the quality of your child’s work. Encourage neat handwriting. Remind your child that math is done in pencil only. Check website regularly. Check agendas nightly. Stress the importance of organization. Communicate with your child’s teacher.
NEW THIS YEAR… • Memorial School Principal – Mr. Porfido • Change of clothes for Gym • Use of LOCKERS!!! • Class Trip: To Be Determined • No snack time in fifth grade/allergies • No celebration of birthdays due to allergies
COMMUNICATION SHOULD ALWAYS BE OPEN BETWEEN PARENT AND TEACHER! PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS! Email: [email protected] k 12. nj. us [email protected] k 12. nj. us [email protected] k 12. nj. us [email protected] k 12. nj. us [email protected] k 12. nj. us [email protected] k 12. nj. us [email protected] k 12. nj. us School Website: http: //www. littleferry. k 12. nj. us Telephone: (201)-641 -6186
LOOKING FORWARD TO A VERY SUCCESSFUL YEAR! THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING! SINCERELY, THE FIFTH GRADE TEAM