Welcome to 4th Grade Curriculum Night!

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					Welcome to    Grade   5 th

Curriculum Night!
  Take a minute to look around our learning
  environment!

  Please read the personal narrative your child has
  drafted. Feel free to comment and add details that
  pertain to the story!
Personal Background and Experience


     Grew up in Michigan
     Undergrad degree from Central Michigan
      University
     Masters degree from Arizona State University
     National Board Certificated in 2010
     10th Year at Estrella Elementary
     Taught Summer School at Hyde Park Day School
      through the University of Chicago this summer

     Website available for more information:
         http://sw.kyrene.org/Domain/2427 - New
Goals

    To make connections between school and
     the real world.

    To make students self-responsible.

    To prepare students for middle school.

    To prepare students for the future using
     adopted Common Core State Standards.
Classroom Behavior and Policies

    Classroom                               Snack and Water
     Responsibilities                            Fresh fruit and
                                                  vegetables
        One rule:      Do not cause a
         problem for yourself or others
                                                  recommended
                                                 No red liquids

    Communication                           Birthdays
        E-mail best!                            Check the approved
        See planner                              list beforehand
        Use Parent Portal                        please
         in Synergy
Homework and Planner
    Homework (yellow folder)
        Homework Calendar (in folder…online soon!)

    Reading Passport
        Sign every day

    Planner Pages
        Sign every Friday

    DMP & DLR Test on Friday
        Correlates with am & pm seat work
Assessments and Conferences

    Portfolios                 Fall:
                                    Parent + Teacher
    Tests and Rubrics          Spring:
                                    Portfolio
                                     Conference =
    6 Traits Writing                Parent + Student
     Rubric                          and Teacher
        Check website for
         all rubrics
                                End of Year:
                                    Open House?
Reading Workshop
    Harcourt basal reader          Reading Passport
     textbook                           Each quarter
        5-6 complete themes
        Whole group and small      Word Ladder (blue)
         group
                                        + Word Ladder Stories
                                        Weekly Homework
    Reading IFG
        Small group focus          Book Shares      (Book Reports)
        Rotate Teachers
                                        1 a month!

    Trade chapter books
        novel studies (?)
                                    SH.R.I.M.P.
                                    Read Aloud
Writing Workshop

    Teacher Selected Topics
      1 per quarter:
          1.   Narrative: Personal Summer Story + Tall Tale
          2.   Opinion: Persuasive Piece
          3.   Poetry + Biography
          4.   Informational: U.S. State Report


  Write from the Beginning
  Journal Writing
  Cross-Curricular Writing Projects
Spelling
    All Lists available online (soon!)

    Homework List (purple) due Friday
        Two columns, plus an activity every week

    Spectacular Spelling (purple book) due Thursday


    Test each Friday
        20 words plus an unknown bonus
Math
    Investigations
        Hands on experience           Fosnot
        9 Units + Games                   Math Strings
                                           Quarterly Units
    Scott Foresman
        Traditional math              Timed Tests
        Supplemental                      random fact checks
        Homework (R and P pages)
                                       Problem Solving Math
                                        (green)
    Math IFG                              Weekly Homework
        Small group focus
        Rotate teachers
Social Studies (U.S. History)

     Rotations (MacDonald)

 1. Geography and Explorers
 2. Colonization of America
 3. American Revolution
 4. American Civil War


     U.S. State Studies
Science

     Rotations (Caldwell)

     FOSS Kits
         Scientific Process & Experiments = Hands on
          Learning


 1. Scientific Process
 2. Matter + Motion and Forces
 3. Human Body + Biomes
 4. Solar System
Technology

     Rotations (Morrissey)

     District and Library Labs

 1.    Word (Social Studies content - Government)
 2.    Excel (Science content)
 3.    Power Point (Social Studies content)
 4.    Frames (Science content)
Health

  New book and curriculum
  District Controls, Previewing Available in
   May

  Nutrition
  Safety
  Drugs / Alcohol
  Personal Care
Questions?
Comments?
  Flyer Going Home Tomorrow:
  ASU REACH Program
  Thanks for Coming!
  Your Child and I Appreciate It!

				
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