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Program will include: Explicit teaching of comprehensive strategies Guided reading Book clubs Reading conferences Book talks In class reading Specific instruction withfiction and non-fiction Nightly reading

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Program will include: Keeping a writer’s notebook Daily lessons on the craft of writing Using a variety of writing processes Opportunities to share and celebrate writing 5th grade writing genre include: Feature Article Memoir Poetry Writing in the style of a student-selected author Scholastic Word Study Program

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Examples of opportunities to develop listening and speaking skills include: Formal class presentations Poetry Café poetry recital Science Fair project presentation Group and class discussions Readers’ Theater

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Components of the Everyday Math Program: daily ongoing assessments problem solving approachbased on everyday situations frequent practice of basic skills through games study links support concepts learned in class concepts are revisited regularly end-of-unit assessments

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Science Fair: 5th graders conduct an independent investigation

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SAFE Balance – online and offline Supervision – check in, talk, get to know what your child is doing online Family guidelines – develop simple guidelines for how to use technology at home (keep technology outside of the room at night) RESPECTFUL Talk with your child about how they are communicating with their peers online Check in with email and discuss how they can be interpreted HONEST When mistakes happen, give the kids an open door to acknowledge the mistake and then work together to learn the lessons needed to be a better user of the internet Discuss what you can and cannot download on home devices Students cannot download games, images, programs, video on school devices with the exception of the items listed on the technology pages of our class website RESPONSIBLE Taking care of the machine Fully charging the battery every night Working in partnership means you inform us about things you notice (like hurtful emails, spending too much time online) Our digital citizenship website has tips for parents and kids. If you have questions about what your child is doing, ask us. As a parent if you think there is a problem trust your gut feeling. Don’t be intimidated by the technology, instead get in touch with us so we can help, or take risks and try first hand what your kids are doing. Use tools that enhance learning and instruction Learn and apply the behaviors of a safe, respectful, honest and responsible digital native Build digital literacy Develop 21st century skills Engage with Web 2.0 tools

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Grade 5 Introduction 2012-2013

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Listening and Speaking Developing confidence, clarity, poise, and audience engagement.

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Everyday Math

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Everyday Math Parent online portal for Everyday Math

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Science Units of Study Light and Optics Variables Science Fair Human Growth and Development

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Science Fair All 5th graders will conduct an independent investigation. It will be messy. Sorry in advance!

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Which Face Will Stay That Way?

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Social Studies Units of Study: Digital Citizenship Technology & Democratic Process Human Rights Project

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MacBooks & Technology safe respectful honest responsible Website for more information:

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