Fifth Grade P.I.E

Parent Informational Evening

Welcome

Thank you for coming tonight. You will be provided with information tonight about your child's fifth grade year as your child is part of a blended learning community with a technology shift.


Curriculum Guide

ELA


*Aligned to the Common Core State Standards


Learning Goals:

Reading- Literature and Informational Text

 Determine central message and main idea.

 Explain what a text says explicitly and draw inferences from the text.

 Draw on information from multiple texts.


Reading—Foundational Skills

 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


Language

 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing or speaking including usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.


Writing

 Write opinion, informative, and narrative pieces with effective technique, descriptive details, clear organization, and supporting evidence.


Speaking and Listening

 Develop and use speaking and listening skills to comprehend, collaborate, and present knowledge and ideas.



Tools:

Student Blog

http://kidblog.org/home/


Journey's

http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/reading/core-reading-programs/journeys


http://www.thinkcentral.com/index.htm


iReady

http://www.i-ready.com/

Math


Learning Goals:

Represent a mathematical situation as an expression or number sentence using a letter or symbol.


Use the commutative, distributive and associative properties for fractions and decimals.


Use coordinate systems to specify locations, describe paths and find the distance between points along horizontal and vertical lines.


Read, write and compare whole numbers less than 1,000,000, unit fractions and decimals to hundredths.


Recognize equivalent representations for the same number and generate by decomposing/composing numbers.


Describe numbers according to their characteristics.


Describe the effects of addition and subtraction on fractions and decimals.


Demonstrate fluency with efficient procedures for adding and subtracting decimals and fractions (with unlike denominators) and division of whole numbers.


Apply and describe the strategy used to compute a division problem up to a 3-digit by 2-digit and addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals.


Estimate and justify products and quotients of whole numbers and sums of differences of decimals and fractions.


Tools:

Everyday Math

https://em-ccss.everydaymathonline.com/g_login.html

Science

Learning Goals:

Recognize the atmosphere is composed of a mixture of gases, water and minute particles.


Propose solutions to problems of water quality/availability that result from human activity.


Identify the forces acting on a load and use a spring scale to measure the weight (resistance force) of the load.

Identify the simple machines in common tools and household items.


Formulate testable questions and explanations.


Explain how similarities are the basis for classification.


Describe how changes in state provide evidence that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.


Observe the mass of water remains constant as it changes state.

Social Studies

Learning Goals:

Identify important principles of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.


Outline the discovery, exploration and early settlement of America.


Explain the American Revolution, including the perspectives of patriots and loyalists and factors that explain why the colonists were successful.


Investigate the causes and consequences of Westward Expansion.


Identify political, economic, and social causes and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction.


Apply the economic concepts of scarcity, supply and demand, and trade-offs (opportunity cost).


Select, investigate, and present a topic using primary and secondary resources, such as oral interviews, artifacts, journals, documents, photos and letters.

Technology

Learning Goals:

Use technology to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with others.


Demonstrate sufficient keyboarding skills.


Recall relevant information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources.


Summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work; provide a list of sources.


Demonstrate how to use technology responsibly and safely.


Include multimedia components and visual displays when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.


Tools:

Chromebook

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/


Symbaloo

http://www.symbaloo.com/


Gmail

http://www.gmail.com

Students will be using their student gmail account. We have gone over high expectations on their account and when would be an apporitate time to use email.

Homework and Planners

Kids are excited to do homework this year? What?


Tools:

Edmodo

https://www.edmodo.com/

Got Information?

Please make sure you are checking these websites weekly. This is how we will be updating you how our week has gone.


Tools:

Fifth Grade Weekly Blog:

http://fifthgradefindingsatad.blogspot.com/


Fifth Grade Professional Blog:

http://behindthescencesatad.blogspot.com/


Fifth Grade Website:

http://ad.liberty.k12.mo.us/rheafifth


Tonight only: This bullentin board will change throughout the year.

Bullentin Board Outside our Classroom

Radical Challenge

Friday, Sept 6

We already have the 16 parents. Thank you!


If your child has not turned in their permission slips, please do that ASAP. Thanks


http://www.earnestshepherd.com/team-building-programs.html

Additional Information

  1. Mrs. Arth is asking that every child get a library card from Mid-Continent Library. There is a ton of online books that your child will be checking out with their use of their Chromebooks.
  2. Friday Folder- It will come home every Friday. Please sign the folder and return any papers that need to be returned on the following Monday
  3. Birthday Celebrations- We are asking every child donate $5.00 cash to the fund. No checks please.
  4. Ear Buds- If your child does not have ear buds yet, please purchase them ASAP and have them place them in their Chromebook pages at all times.
  5. Very important: Make sure you know your child's email, username, and password
  6. Please communicate with your child's teacher. Email or call and we contact you as soon as we can
  7. Are you getting emails from your child's teacher? If not, contact their teacher ASAP to get it all set up

jrbaldwin@student.liberty.k12.mo.us

lrhea@student.liberty.k12.mo.us

hporter@student.liberty.k12.mo.us