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Algonquin Grade 5 Parent Night

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Transcript of Algonquin Grade 5 Parent Night

Welcome To Algonquin Middle School!
Grade 5 Parent Night

Our Learning Environment
Grade 6 Course of Study
Communication
With Families
Weekly Email Blast

Jottings Newsletter - 5 Times A Year

Email is Preferred Contact for Teachers

Parent Conferences By Request of Teachers or Family


Transition To Middle School
Timeline

May 17-22:
- Each Elementary School Visits Algonquin
- Counselor Presentations to 5th Grade Students
- Band, Orchestra, Chorus Sign-Ups
- Concert for 5th Grade Students
- Grade 5 Parent Night


How Parents Can Help With The Transition
Resist the urge to "let go"
Encourage homework completion the night an assignment is given
Remind your student of the importance of school
Talk with your child about any school questions/concerns first
Transition To Middle School
Common Experiences
Live Gradebook
Copies of Report Cards
Attendance Information
School/Class Emails
Google Classroom
- Custom webpages for classes
- Building Events

Homework Calendar
- Google Calendar
- Viewable on webpage or add to your own calendars

Tonight's Agenda
Opening Remarks
About Algonquin
Our Learning Environment
Grade 6 Curriculum
Student Schedule
Communication
The Transition to the Middle School
Meet Our Faculty Video
Student Led Tours of the Building
Challenging & Engaging Curriculum
NYS Standards Aligned
Literacy Skills Across Content Areas
Independence and Self-Direction
Increasing Expectations As Year Goes On
Project-Based Assignments
Science
Ancient Civilization
(Egypt, Rome, Greece)
Middle Ages
Exploration
Geography

Lab Skills
Geology
Ecology
Biology
Scientific Method

Social Studies
Algebra
- Expressions
- Equation
- Inequalities
Statistics
Ratios/Rates/Proportions
Dividing Fractions
Math 6
English Language Arts
& Literacy
Physical Education
Exploratory Program
French & Spanish
Focus:
- Cultures
- Basic Language Skills
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Seminar 6
13 Week Exploratory
- Portfolio
- Using Elements and Principles of Design
- Color Theory (Painting)

Art
TEAM
13 Week Exploratory

Nutrition
Food Prep and Basic Kitchen Skills
Adolescent Growth & Development

13 Week Exploratory
Technology & Media Skills - Paperless
Chromebooks/Personal devices
Internet, Social Networking Safety
Google Cardboard, Vlogging, Coding
Animoto Video
FACS
Independent Homework Completion
Assistance from Teachers
Band, Orchestra & Chorus
AIS & SPED Services
Visit Library

Access
Goals:
- Smooth, Successful Transition
- Middle School Skills
Group Work
Content extension and enrichment
- Healthy Decision Making
Counseling Center Presentations
Project Alert
Band, Orchestra & Chorus
Sign Ups
Going On
Now
Team Structure
Two Teams Per Grade Level
Grade Level Wings
Homeroom
Access Period
Outstanding, Caring Faculty
Transition To Middle School
Timeline
June:
- Librarian Visits to Elementary Schools (Summer Reading)

June 2:
- Grade 5 Mixer Night at AMS

June 23:
- Summer Reading & Supply List - Sent Home & Available On Website

Mid/Late August:
- Homeroom Assignments & Locker Information Mailed Home

August 30:
- Locker Night & Ice Cream Social (5:30-6:30pm)

Larger school environment
Increasing academic expectations throughout the year
Homework assigned by blocks, generally short assignments each night
Increasing responsibility and ownership of learning by student

Throughout The Middle School Experience
Reading for pleasure
Talk with your child about their future plans
Talk about (or even visit) college
Encourage completion of high school credits while at AMS to help them prepare for an "Advanced Regents Diploma"
Life-Long Activities
Fitness

Extracurricular
Activities & Events
SL@AMS
Best Buddies
Hoops & Jump Rope for Heart
Battle of the Belts & Sean's Run
Student Council
Builders Club
Strategy Board Game Club
Pleasure Read Book Club
Coding Club & Hour of Code (in December)
Dances & Mixer
Yearbook
Entrepreneur Club
Social Media Club
Rubik's Cubers Club
Select Band & Orchestra Groups
Spring Musical Production

Welcome To
Fifth Grade Parent Night


Thematic units
Myths
Land of the Golden Mountain
Research
ELA focus: Writing
Literacy focus: Reading
Wifi &
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Increased use of devices (tablets, phones, etc.)
School & Home
Monitoring student use
Setting limits and parameters
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