Welcome to fifth grade.
My Classroom Mission
Our class will reach our goal of scoring a level 3 or 4 on the EOG by succeeding in all subjects so we can go to middle school.
Be Cooperative: Be polite
Be Respectful: Raise hand, Use proper voice, Be attentive
Be Safe: Keep all body parts to self, Walk
We will be successful in all subjects by:
Completing homework, always trying our best, thinking first, following directions.
7:30 Ready to work. Pledge. Opening of Day.
Social Studies Work or Math Short Cycle
7:50-8:50 Math Core
8:50-9:35 Math Hornet Time: intervention and enrichment
9:35-10:50 Reading: Comprehension, Writing & Oral Presentation
Literature Circles, Guided Reading, Skills Centers, Silent Reading, Whole Group Strategy Lessons, Guided Practice, Study Island,
11:25-12:05 Science Informational Text/Social Studies text/Read aloud
12:05-12:50 Reading Hornet Time: Interventions: Corrective Reading, Comprehension Development, Novel Studies; Enrichment: AIG activities
12:55-1:40 Enhancements (Monday: PE,Tuesday: Computer/Media, Wednesday: Art, Thursday: PE, Friday: Music)
I require students to read a minimum of 30 minutes a day at home. Students must try to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction at their appropriate reading level. We will take AIMS web quizzes quarterly to monitor reading progress. Star Reader Tests will help students watch their reading levels climb and select appropriate books.
Homework: The school is developing a school-wide homework policy; however, I believe all students should read every night, write in a diary or journal, and practice their math facts. Projects are assigned that help the students approach learning from an interdisciplinary approach.
I attended The College of William and Mary, George Mason University, and Rolle College of Education in England on an exchange program. After being raised in New York, we raised our own children in Virginia, and moved to North Carolina when my husband retired from the federal government. He is now a the stay-at-home dad! We have been happily married for 30 years and have three sons and four daughters. I have a passion for helping children reach their highest potential.