Teachers

Mme Carrie Grabowski, grabowski_c@4j.lane.edu, Room 11
Mme Adrienne Carlson, carlson_a@4j.lane.edu, Room 9

5th Grade class website

 


Grade 5 Curriculum

 

5 ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Word Knowledge (vocabulary and spelling)
  • Oral Reading Fluency
  • Writing
  • Speaking

READING COMPREHENSION

  • Whole group instruction on reading skills and strategies (Treasures, and supplemental materials)
  • Small group instruction at student’s level (short texts and novels)
  • Authentic literature experience to support science and social studies content knowledge (novels)
  • Homework (Reading chart, novels, content area assignments)

WORD KNOWLEDGE

  • Spelling and vocabulary will alternate bi-weekly
  • Greek and Latin stems (monos/unus)
  • Content area vocabulary
  • Challenge words

ORAL READING FLUENCY

  • Assessed three times per year
  • Paired activity for those who need support

WRITING

  • Will cover 4 modes of writing–descriptive, expository, persuasive, and narrative
  • Several major papers over the year
  • Will include grammar instruction as well as the 6 Traits of Writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions)
  • Writing samples will be sent home to be signed, and then kept in your student’s writing portfolio at school.

SPEAKING

  • Two formal assessments:
  • Colonial Wax Museum presentation in the winter
  • Francophone presentation in the spring.
  • Daily informal opportunities

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Geography
  • Civics / Government
  • History
  • Continents and Oceans
  • States and Capitals
  • Major physical features of the United States
  • Early American History
  • North America before European contact
  • Explorers and their impact
  • Early Colonies
  • Colonial Expansion
  • Colonial Wax Museum
  • Revolutionary War
  • French/Indian War and Changing Colonies
  • Revolutionary War
  • Geography
  • Francophone Fair Project

HEALTH

  • Social/Emotional Health
  • Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Healthy Eating
  • Tobacco and Alcohol–Diseases and Prevention
  • Reproductive Health–including HIV/AIDS
  • Global Health Issues

FRENCH LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Bi-weekly vocabulary/spelling quizzes (gender, spelling, definition)
  • Keep all math vocabulary cards and math notes all year long for reviewing in April and May
  • One oral report per semester
  • Grammar: présent tense (avoir, être, faire, aller, “er”, “ir”, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir, mettre, reflexive verbs), passé composé, imparfait, futur
  • Writing: reference books, editing, application studied concepts
  • Speaking: application studied concepts/vocabulary
  • Reading: leveled readers, fiction, non-fiction, integrated

SCIENCE

  • 3 units
  • Measuring Time (fall)
  • Magnets and Motors (winter)
  • Ecosystems (spring)
  • 2 work samples
  • Measuring Time
  • Magnets and Motors

MATH

  • Septembre: Traitement des données, Triangles
  • Octobre: Coordonnées,Multiplication
  • Novembre: Fractions
  • Décembre: Fractions
  • Janvier: Nombres décimaux
  • Février: Nombres décimaux
  • Mars: Division
  • Avril: Périmètre et aire
  • Mai: Solides
  • Juin: Problem-solving

ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Integrated into the curriculum when possible
  • Art taught Fridays with Mme Bhattacharya
  • Keyboarding taught Wednesdays with Mme Grabowski

GENERAL PROCEDURES

  • Homework is given every day (even on weekends)**
  • Teachers initial datebooks–if initials are there, datebook is correct
  • Bi-weekly homework progress reports
  • Scores (0, 6, 7.5, 8.5, 9, 10)**
  • Missed homework procedures
  • Goal–develop responsibility in school work, homework, and learning
  • Class helpers and First Grade Buddies
  • Be ready, be respectful, speak French
  • If students come late, they lose 5 min of recess
  • PBS rules
  • Monthly goals and rewards
  • Newsletter
  • Switch weekly English to French start

SPECIALIST SCHEDULE

  • PE on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Music on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Technology on Wednesdays
  • Library on Thursdays

TESTING SCHEDULE

Fall

  • District Reading and Math assessment
  • Oral Reading Fluency
  • Science work sample

Winter

  • District Math assessment & Science OAKS
  • Science work sample

Spring

  • Math, Science, Reading OAKS testing (scores)
  • District Reading and Math assessment
  • Work samples in math, French/English writing throughout year