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2 Fifth Grade Teachers! Pathways to Personalized Learning! BEEP/On-Line Textbooks! KNO! Schoology

3 LAPTOP USE AND CARE! Laptops are for STUDENT USE only! Laptops are for SCHOOL-RELATED use only! The laptop should only be used at SCHOOL OR HOME, not in public venues! Laptops MUST be transported in student s backpack

4 LAPTOP USE AND CARE! DO NOT sling/throw backpacks containing laptops.! DO NOT leave your backpack unattended! RECHARGE the Laptop EVERY NIGHT.! Laptop must be fully charged for school each morning.

5 LAPTOP USE AND CARE! Laptops MUST be brought to school DAILY. If your child does not bring his/her laptop to school, you will be required to bring the laptop in to the main office.! PARENTS MUST MONITOR STUDENT USE.! It is recommended that devices be used in specified areas that have heavy traffic during the evenings.

6 What is School Related???! Schoology! BEEP! Think Central! Research Sites and Videos

7 What is NOT School Related???! Minecraft! Shopping! Bill Pay! Cruising the Web

8 Lost/Stolen/Damaged! MUST be reported to teacher IMMEDIATELY! Tracking Device It will be found!!!!!!

9 Electronic Tracking of Device Use! All use of laptop is tracked electronically.! For Student Use and school-related tasks only.

10 When Will Laptops Go Home??? * Beginning on Wednesday, October 23 rd * DAILY (Monday-Thursday) Not Including Weekends and Extended Holidays. (Fridays and extended holidays, laptops will remain at school.)

11 Required Forms! Property Pass! Parent/Student Laptop Use Agreement

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14 Sign Forms with Your Child s Teacher

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16 Thank you all for your participation and cooperation!

17 Thank you for coming today! Any questions? me at:

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19 Why are we using the Common Core Standards?

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21 The Florida Standards

22 What are the Florida Standards? Aligned with the Common Core Standards Prepare students for college, career, and life readiness Include RIGOROUS content and application of knowledge through HIGH-ORDER PERFORMANCE TASKS using COMPLEX TASKS (both informational and literature based) Researched and evidence based Focus on deeper understanding of content

23 What does it look like? Cooperative Groups/Collaborative Learning Thematic Units Cross-curricular Literacy Centers Textbooks as resources Focusing on the process, not the product Less worksheets and skill work More journals, writing, and open-ended tasks Speaking, listening, and viewing about thinking and learning

24 What Does LAFS look like?

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26 What Does MAFS look like?

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28 FSA Examples in Reading

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31 FSA Examples in Math

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34 How can you help? Make reading at home an expectation everyday Expose your child to a variety of reading material such as novels, magazines, newspapers, recipes, etc Make sure the reading is challenging and build stamina by providing longer reading periods Buy a journal of your child s choice and have them write in it regularly Write about daily life and experiences, a fiction story, lists, etc Allow online practice of keyboarding and math skills Play games as a family that reinforce vocabulary

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37 Welcome to the Fifth Grade Parent Curriculum Meeting Our Fifth Grade Team Mrs. Taylor Mrs. Doyle-Dixon Mrs. Fleming

38 A Special Thank You To All the Fifth Parents to our parents Fifth grade parent assistance will be needed for: JA BIZTOWN fifth grade fundraising field trips end of the year picnic and more

39 Rules and Etiquette for Harbordale! We have the Nifty Nineteen School Rules. We have Cafeteria Rules. We have Stairwell Rules. We have Hallway Rules. These rules have led to a very successful start of the school.

40 How Is My Child Going To Be Challenged? Differen9ated/Small Group Instruc9on Novels Using Literature Circles Integrated Literacy Centers Coopera9ve Grouping Project Based Learning Technology Research Integra9on Of All Subjects Student Presenta9ons Leadership Roles

41 Digital 5 Each student will receive their own personal Think Pad laptop for the year that will have all their academic textbooks and digital lessons. Homework, assessments, projects, parent teacher communication, and peer to peer communication will be through the use of the laptops. We will be using a program similar to Facebook called Schoology. Schoology will allow students and parents to see updates and announcements from the teacher. This is going to be our primary source of daily communication. The amount of papers coming home in red folders will decrease as the year progresses. Laptops will not be going home until student have master the use of of these Think Pad laptops.

42 Integrated Literacy Curriculum Journeys Series Enhanced and Supported with: - Differentiated instruction - Corresponding leveled books - Support materials - Essential Vocabulary - Reading journals - Student driven centers Novels Technology Digital 5 student laptops A.R.-students read novels and take a test Education City software for independent learning iready Reading for select students Our students are grouped for fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, reading skills and cooperative learning.

43 Math Curriculum Go Math with State Standards Enhanced and Supported with: - Differentiated Instruction: Intervention to Enrichment activities - Support materials - Essential Vocabulary - Grab and Go Centers - Leveled books support concepts and skills - Online Math Manipulatives and Videos - Daily Math Drills - Animated Math/ Carmen San Diego/ Mega Math/ Soar to Success/ Destination Math

44 LAFS & Words Their Way LAFS is a workbook that is used daily in a teacher center. The workbook is focused on Florida State Standards. The workbook is rigorous and includes multiple ways of answering questions. Such as multiple response, short response, extended response, graphic organizers, multiple selection answer, and across curriculum text. It also includes excerpts from informational text and literature pieces including poetry. Words Their Way is a phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction through daily word study. One focus of word study is to teach children how to spell and decode new words and to improve their word recognition in general. This center is differentiated based on the inventory test they have already taken.

45 Social Studies/Science We are con9nuing to use the Science and Social Studies textbooks from County Adop9on. Both of the textbooks are interac9ve and challenge your children with interac9ve reading ac9vi9es on every page. We are infusing Science and Social Studies in the Integrated Reading Block.

46 Science Curriculum Fusion Series with New Generation Standards Enhanced and Supported with Hands-on experimental kits Science lab materials Digital Science Labs Interactive textbook pages Science journals Interactive Vocabulary Glossaries and Videos We do not go page-to-page in the text. We hit the core concepts required for mastery of the 5 th grade standards. Benchmarks drive the lessons. Technology United Streaming Promethean flipcharts Digital Labs and lessons through online textbooks

47 Junior Achievement We will be going to JA Biztown which is a place where students can experience the adult working world. Students will have the opportunity to run or work in a business. They will be given job titles such as CEO, CFO, Town Mayor, Bank Teller, Sales Associate, Newscaster, and Radio Host just to name a few. Students will learn the basics of our countries financial structure as well as how to open and maintain a bank account. Students will master how to write a check, fill out a register, deposit funds, and use of a ATM bank card. During the day students will work a real business day. They will have two breaks. One will be for lunch and the other can be for shopping in the other stores. There are over 25 businesses to keep the students engaged. We will be asking for parent volunteers for this trip. The date is Wednesday, May 11th.

48 School-to-Home Connection Make essential reading practice more effective for every student. Personalize reading practice to each student s current level. Manage all reading activities including read to, read with, and independent reading. Assess students reading with four types of quizzes: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills, and Textbook Quizzes. Build a lifelong love of reading and learning. With the new Home Connect, we can link the school and home to make reading practice even more effective. By logging on from your home computer students and parents can: See progress toward reading goals. Conduct book searches. Review quiz results. View number of books read, words read, and quizzes passed. And much, much more. Your student s school number to login to Home Connect is located in their student planner. The password is 0491.

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50 Reading Programs The Sunshine State Young Reader s Award (SSYRA) program is a statewide reading motivation program for intermediate students, which encourages students to read independently for personal satisfaction, based on interest rather than reading level. BOOK IT! is a reading incentive program which runs from October to March each year. The students and teacher will set monthly goals. As soon as the goals are met, students are presented with a pizza award certificate.

51 Sunshine State Young Reader Award Books Found in our Media Center (The books change year to year so check in the Media Center for a current list)

52 Math/Science Connection Excellent program, family oriented activities.

53 Technology in the Classroom Promethean Interactive White Board ActivExpressions Digital 5(student laptops) Online Math Manipulatives *The online Math Reteach book is a great resource for Parents and students to review a lesson without assistance from the teacher Document Camera

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56 READING, WRITING, & MATH SCIENCE is still FCAT 2.0 Training tests available at

57 Broward Standards Assessment : BSA: January 19 th - 25 th Reading/Writing Text based Essay, short and long response Math Online with short and long response questions Science (multiple choice) based on K-5 content knowledge FSA Testing: Math-April 11 th -22 nd Writing- February 29 th March 11 th ELA- March 28 th April 8 th FCAT 2.0 Testing: April 11 th May 6 th

58 Reading The Reading benchmarks are organized into five reporting categories. Key Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integrations of Knowledge and Ideas Language and Editing Text Based Writing These are both from literature and informational text

59 Mathematics The Mathematic benchmarks are organized into eight reporting categories. Operations Algebraic Thinking Fractions Numbers and Operations in Base-tens Measurement, Data, and Geometry

60 Science The Science clusters are organized into Bodies of Knowledge. Nature of Science Earth and Space Science Life Science Physical Science

61 Science Test Item Formats *Test questions include both science and math concepts. *Science questions are based on prior knowledge. Knowledge is built from kindergarten to fifth grade. *Multiple-choice questions require students to choose from four possible answers. *These questions will require students to think about a problem, develop a strategy, and think about their strategy and solution using the scientific method.

62 Example of Science Test Item Format

63 Home & School Correlation Research provides convincing evidence that parents are an important influence in helping their children achieve high academic standards. Red folder review class assignments Check your child s daily planner. Keyboarding homework skills should be worked on nightly! Students should write from stories that they have read citing evidence from the text. This could also be done as a family with newspapers and magazines citing from articles. Hands-on Activities - cooking for math and science - grocery shopping

64 Homework Policy Homework is important to each student s educational experience: Reinforce skills taught in the classroom Provide the student with an opportunity for independent practice Study classroom materials Explore and master skills more thoroughly than class time allows Homework encourages the development of responsibility, self-discipline, and personal study skills. Textbooks are available on line and through Beep through Schoology Homework will be given Monday through Thursday. Approximately 50 minutes each evening School board policy 10 minutes per grade level Generally in Reading, Math, and Science Make-up Work - For every absence the student is allowed 2 school days

65 Parent Communication Minimum of two parent/teacher conferences a year Check student agenda and sign off daily Teacher sign off every morning. Check red folders every Tuesday Harbordale Happenings (newsletter) Voic /

66 Your assistance is always appreciated. You will need to complete the volunteer registration online, unless you volunteered 4 or more hours last year. Then the approval carried over! This can be done at home or in the media center. You will need your driver s license. It takes about a week to be processed. Please check with Mrs. Georgion or Ms. Stephanie in the office for your clearance. HSA has a wonderful, user friendly website for parents to volunteer and help with Harbordale activities:

67 More information is available on the Harbordale website. Thanks for coming!

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