Ms. Shuffler's 5th Grade ELAR Class

Room 7.04

About Me

Hello! My name is Anna Shuffler. I grew up in Montgomery, Texas. I graduated in 2018 from Stephen F. Austin State University with my Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This is my first year teaching 5th grade ELAR at Sealy Elementary. I previously taught 4th grade ELAR at Crockett Elementary in Crockett, Texas. I moved from Crockett to Katy this past summer and I'm very excited to be teaching in Sealy ISD!

Important Information

Now that you know a little bit about me, here's the important information about our class and our school.

Class Schedule

8:00-8:15 Morning Meeting

8:15-9:05 Shuffler Reading

9:05-9:50 Shuffler Daily 5

9:50-10:35 Shuffler Writing

10:35-11:20 Specials

11:20-12:05 Tiger Time

12:05-12:35 Lunch

12:35-12:55 Recess

1:00-1:45 Matts Reading

1:45-2:30 Matts Daily 5

2:30-3:15 Matts Writing

3:15-3:35 Catch up/pack up

Specials Schedule

Day 1 - Music

Day 2 - PE

Day 3 - Library

Day 4 - Computer

Day 5 - PE

Day 6 - Art

Homework

Students should read at least 20 minutes every night.


Please encourage students to go over academic vocabulary words every night.

Daily Agendas

Students are required to write their "I Can" statements in their daily agenda.


I will post I Can statements on the board on Mondays for students to copy for the whole week.

My Grading Policies

Every paper turned in must have (First Name Last Name Date). Five points gets deducted from a child's grade for each part they are missing.


Major Grade assignments: Major grade assignments must have a minimum of 15 questions. Each multiple choice question must have proof of where/how the student found the answer. If an answer is not proven 2 points are deducted. If a question has a written answer, it must be in a complete sentence. If it it not, 2 points will be deducted per question.


Daily Grade Assignments: Daily grades are given based on what it turned in. These assignments are done as a partner or group, meaning the students have worked collaboratively.

Reteach/Retest Policies

  1. Students will be retaught concepts they do not master. Reteaching may take place in whole group, small group, or during individual instruction.
  2. Students will be allowed one opportunity to retest on major grades only. Rubrics, projects and final nine weeks/semester assessments will be exempt from reteach/retest procedures.

  3. Reteach/retest will need to be done of the original test being given.

  4. Retest can be an alternative assessment on the same content or the same activity.

  5. Students who earn a grade below a 70% will be required to participate in a reteach session and then retest for that assignment.

  6. Students will receive an average of the two grades. If a student receives a lower grade on the retest, then the original grade will stand in the gradebook.

Classroom rules and expectations

Students will be-

*Respectful

*Organized

*Always Safe

*Responsible


Misbehavior will be documented on their behavior sheet which will be signed weekly.

Students are responsible for having their agenda signed daily.

School rules

Sealy Elementary is a #be campus. That means students and staff should #be respectful, responsible, honest, creative, unique, and so much more! I encourage all my students to choose a #be for a week and do at least two actions throughout the week to fulfill this.

Important Calendar Dates

8/13 Orientation

8/15 First day of school


9/2 Holiday


10/10-10/11 No school


10/14 Teacher work day/No school for students


11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving holiday


12/20 Half day

12/23-1/3 Christmas Break


1/6-1/7 Teacher work day/No school for students

1/20 No school


2/17 Teacher work day/No school for students


3/6 Bad weather make-up day/holiday

3/9-3-13 Spring Break

3/16 Teacher work day/No school for students


4/10 No school

4/13 Bad weather make-up day/holiday


5/21 Half day/ Last day of school

First Nine Weeks Assignments

ELAR:

Daily Grades are given 2-4 times a week. These vary in length.

Major grades are given once a week. They will be weekly vocabulary/selection test, or a module test.

Test schedules will be sent out once dates are solidified.


Social Studies:

Social Studies grades are given once per week.



Major grades are given on Fridays or Mondays (depending on the week).