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Welcome to 5th Grade!

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Welcome to 5th Grade!
Teaching Philosophy
5th Grade Includes
*Leadership *Pioneer Day

*Big Buddies *Field Trips

*Chorus *Yearbook

*Outdoor Science School *5th Grade T-Shirt

*5th Grade Panoramic Photo *Picnic

*Promotion
Curriculum
*Writer's Workshop *Math

*Social Studies *Science

*Reader's Workshop *P.E. and Health
Stay Connected
*Email me at aedwards@losal.org. I will check emails twice a day: 7:30 am and 2:30 pm

*Call & leave a message @ (562)799-4520 x75110

*We can chat after school (most days)


'Minder Binders
*Homework will always be written in their 'minder binder

*Please sign binders nightly


Homework
*Must be neat, complete and on time

*20% of grade

*No homework or late homework = lunch detention
*Grouped for pacing

*CGI is inquiry based learning

*MIND 25 minutes once a week

*Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Common Core Alignment

*Build Numeracy

Science
*Physical Science, Earth Science,
Life Science

*Includes exploring weather, the human body, and atoms

*Inquiry based experiments and projects for each unit
Ms. Edwards
*Born and raised just down the street

*Valley Christian Schools

*Small family

*Hobbies

*Education

*LAUSD Experience



Math
Before you leave:
*Sign up to donate supplies
*Write a note to your child
*Sign up to volunteer
*Address an envelope
Reading/Language Arts
*Reader's Workshop *Daily Language Review (DLR)

*Novel Studies *Greek/Latin Root Words

*Fountas and Pinnell *Words Their Way

*Wordly Wise *Interactive Read Alouds

Social Studies
*Native Americans

* Explorers

*Colonies

*Revolution

*A New Nation

*Westward Expansion
Class Rewards System
*Whole Group: Marble Jar

*Individual: Class Cash

*FYI Notes

*Positive Reinforcement
*The purpose of a public education is to create thoughtful, compassionate, and critically thinking members of a democratic society

*Student centered learning

*Every student can learn
*Math - 1 page & strands

*Reading - 25 minutes, log in R.N.B.

*I.R.P. - Writing about reading

*Vocab - 1 section a night

*Projects - 4-6 weeks to complete depending on the size
Nightly Homework
*Aeries Grade Book Online
*A 90%-100%
*B 80%-89%
*C 70%-79%
*D 60%-69%
*E,S,N, and U
*Please don't throw papers away until you have matched it in the grade book
Grading
*Authentic Stories
*Thinking Maps
*Mini-lessons
*Strategy Groups & Conferencing

Writer's Workshop
Genres Include
*Personal Narrative
*Mystery
*Response to Literature
*Non-Fiction Feature Article
*Persuasive
*Poetry

*Twice a week for a total of 90 minutes

*5th grade testing in Spring

*Awards
P.E.
*Too Good for Drugs

*Too Good for Violence

*PEACE Week

*School Wide Character Traits

*Family Life
Health & Character
Common Core:

*New set of standards focused on critical thinking and demonstration of knowledge in the real world.

*Project-based learning,
*Collaboration,
*Deeper thinking,
*Show what you know


*Smarter Balanced Assessment

Gifted and Talented Education:

*What is it? Multiple Measures
*Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs
*Characteristics of a G.A.T.E. Student
*Depth and Complexity Prompts
*In the classroom:
-Math - Leveled groups,
-L.A. - F&P, IRPs,
-S.S. - Project-based,
-Science - Hands-on
*High expectations for all students, not just G.A.T.E.
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