Students will have nightly Math
homework assignments and a weekly Literacy Packet to be completed. Any daily
assignment not completed during the course of the day will be sent for
homework. Students are required to get their planners signed by a parent each
We will always allow time for
students to work on assignments in class. However, if they are bringing home a
great deal of daily work, they may not be using their class time wisely. Please contact us if you believe your child
may be having difficulty adjusting to the 5th grade homework expectations. Students can expect about an hour of homework
ABSCENCES AND MAKE-UP
Please call the office if your
child will be late or absent. It is the student’s responsibility to complete
and turn in all make-up work in a timely manner.
LATE or MISSING WORK: All
homework and daily assignments must be turned in first thing in the morning on
the day they are due. Students may be
asked to stay in for recess to complete the assignment. We will use the planner to communicate
missing work to parents. As a general rule they will have one day for every day
absent to make up their work. If it is a
long-term assignment they will still be expected to have it completed on time.
*We understand that there may be
some extenuating circumstances as to why a student’s work may be late. In this case, please send a note explaining
the situation and we will gladly make accommodations.
TELEPHONE and ELECTRONIC
do not allow the students to phone home for forgotten lunches, homework, books, permission slips, or to make afternoon
plans with friends. It is their
responsibility to bring what they need to school each day. Cell phones must remain turned off in students’
backpacks during the school day, otherwise it will be confiscated and only
returned to a parent. Other electronic
devices such as iPods, electronic games and wheelie shoes should not be brought
Each Thursday students will bring
home an envelope containing the classroom and school newsletters, important
announcements, and graded papers. It is
the students’ and parents’ responsibility to thoroughly review this
information. The envelope must be returned on Friday morning, dated and signed by a
parent. If you are not receiving
your child’s graded papers on Thursday afternoon, please let us know
immediately. Thursday evenings present a
terrific opportunity for parent and child to review difficult concepts and/or
Students are permitted to bring a water bottle to keep on their desk
during the day. WATER ONLY!!!
Our school policy sates that there will not be individual celebrations
in classrooms. Students will be
recognized in other ways.
STUDENT: Each week one student will have the
opportunity to create a display about him/herself.
SNACKS: We will allow students to bring a snack
to eat sometime during the morning. We
have the last lunchtime. Please make
sure that snacks are not messy and that they are healthy. A good rule is: Gold Fish or better.
LEARNING/ACCOUNTABLE TALK: In an effort to increase understanding and
processing of Core Content material, students will participate in many
heterogeneously combined activities. Students
will learn to use social skills (soft voices, eye contact, etc.) and
accountable talk methods (challenge, recap, defend, etc.). They will be assessed on their ability to
function appropriately within a group setting.
Although they are working as a group, they will be scored individually using
a rubric system.
5th Grade Curriculum
Process (Prewriting, Drafts, Revising, Editing,
Traits (Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence
up to Writing
of writing formats
purposes for writing
into all subject areas
on real world application and problem solving
Boxes provide a continual review of concepts taught in previous lessons
Links reinforce the concept taught in that day’s lesson
Reference Book (SRB) provides key information about each concept, directions to
math games, glossary, terms, charts and tables
Oct. 13 – Students will complete a 6 week curriculum in class where they learn
how an economy works. It culminates at
AmeriTowne where they run the town for a day.
It promises to be an experience they will remember for years to come.
events will be planned that will support and enhance our science standards
slips and information will be sent home prior to each trip