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      Elementary School


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                                        What you need to know about
                                               Fifth Grade

                                 YOUR JOB is to be the best student you can be.
                              There are 4 things you must do to help make this happen.

                  Participate actively and appropriately in class
                   • Work hard and think hard on the problems and tasks you face.
                   • Sit up straight, stay alert, and engage your brain.
                   • Think about and do what is appropriate in class (i.e.: do not use the restroom
                      during instruction, socialize only during appropriate breaks).

                  Be responsible with homework
                   • 100% is our expectation. Below 95% indicates a potential problem.
                   • Complete and turn in every assignment. If you miss an assignment, you will need
                      to make it up during recess study hall. All missing assignments will be noted on
                      your Weekly Evaluation.
                   • Put your best effort into your homework. If it is incomplete or the quality does
                      not reflect your abilities, your homework will be handed back to you and
                      counted as missing until it is improved.
                   • Take the initiative to contact your teacher if you need help.

                  Stay organized and be responsible about communicating with parents
                   • Use your binder and desk according to the way your teacher taught you.
                   • Maintain a neat and complete calendar/planner always.
                   • Talk to your parents about assignments, projects, tests, field trips, friends, all
                      of your successes, and all of your struggles.

                  Behave in a way that brings you dignity and respect
                   • Use class time productively.
                   • Comply with teacher requests.
                   • Be respectful of others.

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REWARDS                      These are privileges you earn only from consistent hard work.

1. Pride, satisfaction, and self-assurance, which comes from doing your best.
2. Students will earn classroom rewards for doing a good job of following rules and working hard on academics.
   For each week that you turn in 100% of your homework on time and receive no more that two reminders about
   behavior, you will fill in your goals sheet with a sticker. Stickers will then be counted at the end of each month
   for a prize bin drawing. You could get a free assignment, 24 hour slip, or something fun out of the prize box.
3. Once a trimester, students who average 96% or above on their Weekly Evals, will receive a Slurpee of their
   choice during school hours!
4. When you put forth your best effort and do a quality job, you develop a habit and reputation which brings good
   grades, opportunities, privileges, and the respect of others.
5. Fifth graders should also be looking towards their time in 6 th grade, as well as moving onto middle school.
   Students who continuously meet standard in 5th grade will be awarded many opportunities and privileges in 6 th
   grade and beyond. For example, you will get more of a choice in picking your classes for middle school, you will
   be eligible for the highest academic honor bestowed in elementary school (the Ridgecrest Academic Merit
   Award), and you will develop a great deal of self-confidence and pride. Working hard has its benefits.

The Ridgecrest Classroom is made up of many different types of learners with many different sets of needs and
experiences. As teachers, it is our goal to meet the educational and emotional needs of ALL children in the
classroom. To that end, it is imperative that the classroom be a place where all children can learn. This requires
some common community agreements, otherwise known as school rules (please see the Ridgecrest Parent Handbook
for complete details on rules). It is our philosophy that the ultimate responsibility for learning and being
successful in school (or in anything, for that matter) lies in the hands of the student and the choices he or she
makes. Of course this notion develops in someone over time and isn’t expected to develop without support.

“Interruptions” are the formal name we have given to behaviors that misdirect learning in the classroom. If a child
“interrupts,” the teachers will ask the student to write a description of their behavior in the Class Conduct
Notebook. The students will conference with the teacher, if needed. This provides an objective way of helping
students monitor their own behavior. While most kids never have to deal with this, children who receive multiple
weeks of 3 or more interruptions on a weekly evaluation will be asked to conference with the teacher and parent(s)
and provide a solution for getting back on track. We do not want to exasperate children with excessive and
dogmatic discipline, but we do expect students to behave in a way that furthers our goal: learning.

If a student misbehaves in class to the degree that they prevent students or teacher from doing their job, or they
misuse materials (for example abusing science or math equipment), that student will be removed from the class
until they can ensure that they will behave in a safe manner. A parent conference may be required before a child
will be allowed to continue using equipment. In most cases where a student’s behavior requires more than just a
friendly reminder, a “Communication Slip” will be sent home to keep parents informed of the situation.

Children who continually disrespect an adult or other students, or who pose a physical threat to others will
immediately receive a Major Offense (which basically means that they will be removed from class and will
conference with the principal).

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                                         Academic Expectations
1. Turn class work and homework in on-time.
      It is expected that all students will turn in 100% of their homework on time each
      On-time means ready to hand in when teacher collects (unless otherwise stated).
              *(100% turn in rate correlates very highly with good grades. It also has a high correlation to personal satisfaction and
              high self-esteem.)

2. Homework reflects thoughtfulness.
      Think about the meaning of the task.
      Do your homework to learn, not just to finish.
      If you find that you are hurrying, slow down and be reflective.

3. Homework is accurate.
      Don’t be satisfied with just being done. Be sure each response is correct and your
      If you have a shadow of a doubt about any direction or question, get it clarified with
       an adult or dependable classmate.
      If you have the slightest doubt about the accuracy of an answer, check with someone.
      Always have an adult look over your work before you call it finished. Be ready to
       accept criticism and make necessary changes.

4. Homework is neatly done.
      This product advertises you, so make it look appealing.
      Think about how you will organize your information visually.
      Practice your best penmanship.
      Be willing to do another draft if necessary.
      Spelling always counts.

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Some school work is simply checked off. A check mark means that the teacher has checked for completeness
  and understanding, but is not entering the work in for a formal grade. Much of this is practice work, that is
     leading up to an assessment of learning. Oral feedback and written notes will be used constantly.

           In coordination with our report card grading system, school work, quizzes,
                 tests, and projects will be graded using the standards system.

                                                               4 = SUPER
                                                           (Exceeds Standards)

                                                    3 = YOU GOT IT
                                            (Meets Standards, Right on Target)

                                                        2 = ALMOST THERE
                                                       (Area of Development)

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                                          1 = JUST GETTING STARTED
                                   (Area of Concern, Needs Further Assistance)
                                          Behavior Expectations
1.       Respect the right of others to learn and to teach - Be Ready To Learn
             Conversation pertains to subject matter.
             Follow adult directions when they are first given.
             Have necessary materials.
             Complete assignments on time.
             Practice self-control – do not disrupt others.
             Leave unapproved toys and unnecessary objects at home.
             Dress appropriately and according to school policy.

2.       Students shall conduct themselves in such a way that others are not verbally or
         physically hurt or threatened. - Show courtesy and respect for others in language and
             Listen when others are talking.
             No put-downs, name-calling, hurtful language, inappropriate language or gestures.
             Applauding is appropriate – booing, whistling, and shouting are not appropriate.
             Respect others’ property.
             Follow lunchroom and recess rules and expectations.

3.       Students shall refrain from behaviors that have the potential for harming people or
         property - Maintain a safe environment.
             Walk, don’t run, except on playground.
             Leave potentially dangerous objects at home.
             Use space and equipment in appropriate ways, (i.e., four chair legs on the floor, do not kick
              playground balls on the black top.)
             Walk bikes on school grounds (grades 4 – 6)
             Do not leave school grounds without permission.

4.       Students shall respect private and public property. - Take pride in our school
             Pick up after yourself.
             Don’t walk or play in landscaped areas.
             Don’t deface school property.
             At lunch, clean up your place, wipe down your table, or pick up trash.

5.       Students shall respect and comply with rightful authority. - Obey adults, signals,
         and procedures
             Take time to know and follow Ridgecrest policies and procedures.
             Line up at designated areas.
             Arrive at school between 8:15 and 8:30, and be ready to learn at 8:35 sharp!
             Practice good manners – say “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” on a regular basis.
             Follow ALL classroom academic expectations.
             At lunch, remain seated until dismissed.

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             Be respectful and cooperative with ALL adults at Ridgecrest.

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                                  Things you can do to help yourself:

 Select two good study buddies at the beginning of the year (Someone who lives close to you
    and is a dependable student. This may not be your best friend.)

 Call study buddy when you have a question or are sick and need the assignment.
 Record your homework neatly and completely on your calendar.
 Record other important events on your calendar.
 Understand assigned homework.
 Ask questions!
 Take home all necessary materials.
 Meet all due dates.
 Use teacher feedback on homework, etc., to evaluate your understanding.
 Contact teacher and/or classmates for additional assistance when necessary.
 When absent, gather and complete assignments in a timely manner.
 Avoid being absent if at all possible.
 Use study hall when you anticipate not having time for homework.
 Estimate the time it will take for you to complete assignments.
 Get at least 8 hours of sleep.
 Eat healthy foods to help your brain function and focus.
 Participate actively in class discussions.
 Consistently check your understanding by explaining your work to a parent/adult.
 Get moving!           Exercise! Run around, ride your bike, swim, play sports, walk your dog.

 Believe in yourself.              Dream big! Anything is possible.

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                                              Scope and Sequence 2009-2010
Language Arts                 Social Studies               Math                       Science                        Art
Reading                       NONE                         Math in Our World,         Unit 1: Landforms
Realistic Fiction/Humor                                    Polygons & Circles,        We will study how the          Shields
Genre Study, Maniac                                        Length & Perimeter         different landforms
Magee Novel Study,                                         Division,                  (mountains, valleys,           Mirror Names
Literacy Place mini-                                       Add/Subtract Fractions,    rivers, lakes, etc.) effect
studies are included.                                      and Analyzing Data.        every living creature.         Symmetry Squares
                                                                                      We will also cover how
Writing                                                                               landforms are in               Exploring Mediums
Writer’s Workshop,                                                                    constant motion and
content area writing,                                                                 adaptation.                    Take a Risk
mini-lessons, and DOL.
Forms: Expository                                                                     Unit 2: Energy
Essay, Autobiographies,                                                               Different types of
Interviews.                                                                           energy output / input.
Language Arts                 Social Studies               Math                       Science                        Art
Reading                       Explorers:                   Working with Large         Unit 3: Variables
“Assigned” Novel              The beginning of US          Numbers,                   This is all about cause        Word Art
Studies with Historical       History, and why             Multiplication,            and effect. If you
Fiction, Author               explorers thought it         Thinking Visually,         increase the temperature       Stacked Solids
Project/Biographies,          would be a good area         Add/Subtract Decimals,     of the classroom by two
selected Lit Place                                         Volume, Capacity,          degrees, how will that         Photography
                              to promote and further
stories.                                                   Weight,                    effect the outcome in
                              trading.                     Multiplication of          standardized tests?            Scratch Art
Writing                       Colonization:                Fractions.                 What are the other
Writer’s Workshop,            Establishment of the                                    possible variables in that
content area writing,         thirteen colonies,                                      scenario?
mini-lessons, and DOL.        daily life in the
Forms: Business Letter,       colonies,                                               Unit 4: Environment
Persuasive Ad.                Williamsburg, elected                                   What is an
                              officials, and                                          environment? .
                              economy.                                                What does it mean to
                                                                                      “go green?”
Language Arts                 Social Studies               Math                       Science                        Art
Reading                       Revolutionary War:           Division and Rates,        NONE
Non-fiction structures,       Causes of the war,           Circumference and                                         Cartooning Intro
looking at text with a        biographies of               Diameter,
critical eye, “Your           participants,                Multiplication of                                         Comic Strips
Choice” Novel Studies,        economics, and how it        Fractions & Decimals,
Mystery Unit, selected                                     Area,                                                     Comics Final
                              shaped current
Lit Place stories, Poetry.                                 Probability and
                              America.                     Statistics,                                               Comic Life
Writing                                                    More Division,
Writer’s Workshop,                                         And Algebra.                                              Exploring Mediums
content area writing,
mini-lessons, and DOL.
Forms: Poetry,
Literature Response.

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                                  5th Grade Supply List
                                (Students need all of these supplies ASAP)

 1 3-ring binder with 1½" rings (no Trapper Keepers, please)
 1 zip pouch that clips into a 3-ring binder
 48 sharpened #2 pencils
 2 red pens or pencils for correcting
 1 yellow highlighter pen
 2 white or black Magic Rub erasers
 2 black, fine-tip, Sharpie permanent markers
 1 wooden ruler w/English and metric marks
 1 pair of scissors (preferably Fiskars)
 2 bottles (7-8 oz.) of Elmer's white glue
 1 box of colored, fine-tip markers
 1 box of 12 or more colored pencils
 2-5 large glue sticks
 2 pocket folders for vocal music class
 3 pkgs. of white, lined, 3" x 5" index cards
 2 bottles of hand sanitizer (boys)
 2 large boxes of facial tissues (girls)
 2 spiral-bound, 8½" x 11" subject notebooks with white, WIDE RULED paper
 1 large package of white, 8½" x 11" WIDE RULED binder paper
 1 or more reams of white, 8½" x 11" copy/printer paper

                                                   ** Please label all supplies with student’s name or initials.

                                                                     ** Please replenish supplies as needed.

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                                         Ridgecrest Elementary School
                                   16516 10th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA, 98155

Principal, Cinco Delgado                            

Attendance Secretary, Vicki                         

Office Manager, Toni                                

Nurse, Annissa Walsh                                

School Psych, Joette Larson                         

Family Advocate, Janel Fox                          

Resource Room, Kay Allen                            

Title Reading, Sarah Danielson                      

PE, Stacee Robinson                                 

General Music, Andrea Early                         

Orchestra, John Ames                                

Band, Dennis Ashbrook                               


5th Grade, Jennifer Emerick                         

5th Grade, Allyn Woods                              

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