All quizzes and tests will be sent home for a signature, whether it’s an ‘A’ or an ‘F’. This gives you and your child a chance to examine it more closely, and keep you aware of their strengths or weaknesses in a particular area. It is also my hope to eliminate any “surprises” on the report card. This excludes spelling tests which you should be seeing weekly in the home folders.
Students will be introduced to a wide variety of genres this year. Students will be responsible for completing various types of book reports and Book in a Bag Book Talks. I have included an outline of the program, as well as an extra copy of the Genre Journal in this folder. Please keep it throughout the year to refer to. Your child has their own copy and we have discussed my expectations of the Book Talks in detail. They also have a copy of the form that I will use to grade them. They were shown a video from last year of a student giving a good book talk. I will consistently remind them to stay on top of their genre work each quarter. The minimum requirement is very simple to meet.
Social Studies and Science
Students will be given book and software order forms. Ordering is optional, but I have had many students in the past interested in ordering items. I ask that checks be made out to the book order company. You may also order online.
Students will be rewarded six different days, throughout the school year, for completing homework on time in 5th grade. Any students who have 3 or more missing or late assignments have to report to a study hall, while the others will be engaged in a variety of fun activities.