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Curriculum Night

2019-20205th Grade AES

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AES’School Motto

“Achieving Excellence and Success”

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Meet the 5th Grade Teachers

Reading/Writing: Ms. Corwin

Math/Science/SS: Ms. McCarthy

All Subjects: Ms. Diaz/Mr. Yeager

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5th Grade Website

www.alpharetta5thgrade.net

• Homework• Website Resources• Vocabulary Lists/Links• Project Learning

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MATHWe will use a math workshop model which will consist of a daily warm up, mini lesson, and guided groups.

Textbooks are used as a resource only and are available through Launchpad on the AES website

Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday for all math students.

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READINGGeorgia Milestones—EOG Testing

Reading Standards taught through…

Balanced Literacy Model – mini lesson, guided reading groups, independent reading, read aloud

Leveled Readers

Various testing tools- BAS Level, rubrics for reading assessments

iReady

Units of study – Character Studies, Tackling Complexity – non-fiction, Analyzing Themes, Argument and Advocacy, Fantasy Book Clubs

Integrated with Science/SS

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WRITNGWriting—Lucy Calkins

Writing Workshop Model

Units of Study –

Narrative Craft,

Lens of History:

Research Report,

Literacy Essay,

Argument Essay,

Narrative to Memoir

Writing will be part of the Georgia

Milestones Assessment.

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SCIENCEInstructional Units

Electricity & Magnetism

Plant and Animal Cells

Beneficial and Harmful Microorganisms

Constructive and Destructive Processes

Physical and Chemical Changes

Classification Plants & Animals

Heredity/Genetics

Homework:

Study Island or

studying notes to prepare for

assessments

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SOCIAL STUDIESInstructional Units:

Turn of the Century

WW1

Great Depression

WW11

Cold War

America Since 1975

Personal Finance

Project Based Learning

DBQ – Document Based Questions

Homework:

Study Island and studying notes

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CurriculumFor a full list of standards go to www.georgiastandards.org

Click on the Georgia Standards of Excellence tab

Refer to the Fulton County Website (www.fultonschools.org),

5th grade website (www.alpharetta5thgrade.net) or the AES

website at (www.fultonschools.org/school/alpharetta) for

additional curriculum resources including a variety of helpful

websites.

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FCS uses iReady as a diagnostic and instructional tool in

both Reading and Math

5th graders take the IOWA [Fall], Georgia Milestones [Spring],

Formative and Summative Assessments.

The TAG department does its own screening for TAG which

will begin during the second semester.

Assessments

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What is AES Time:

30 minute block of time for enrichment and

intervention based on student needs.

Grouping will change throughout the year.

AES Time will take place from 7:45 – 8:15 Monday - Friday

AES TIME

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Quality instruction will continue

We will not assess

We will not introduce new topics

Students in TAG will be given an opportunity to

complete classwork as needed.

TAG Days

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iReady, and iRead are all available through LAUNCHPAD

on the AES Website.

Microsoft 365 is available on the AES Website through

student online resources/ LAUNCHPAD as well as

throughout our 5th grade website (HOMEWORK). It will be

used this year on a regular basis.

TECHNOLOGY

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Project Based Learning is a teaching method in

which students gain knowledge and skills by

working for an extended period of time to

investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging

and complex question, problem, or challenge related

to grade level standards.

PBL

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DBQ is an acronym for Document Based Questions

and is a teaching method in which students gain

knowledge and skills by using a variety of documents

(primary & secondary sources) to research and

respond to an authentic, engaging and complex

questions using evidence from multiple

resources. Questions are related to grade

level standards.

DBQ

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Grading Policy Grade Weights Grading Scale

Summative Assessments = 50% A = 90- 100%Formative Grades = 40% B = 80 - 89%

Homework = 10% C = 70 – 79%F = Below a 70%

Recovery is for students that do not earn a 70% or above on Summative assessments only.

Students will be remediated and will have the opportunity to retake

the test to earn up to a 70%.

Recovery

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Friday Folders will go home the 2nd and 4th

Friday of the month.

Please review papers, sign the coversheet, and

return the entire packet on Monday.

Friday Folders

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E-mail (located on the AES Staff Directory & our website

24-48 hour policy for returning phone calls and emails

Grade level information can be found on our 5th grade

website – www.alpharetta5thgrade.net

Please do not send transportation changes through e-mail.

Please send a written note.

Communication

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One day trip

When: Friday, March 8, 2020

Information will be sent home at a later date.

ROCK EAGLE

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STUDENT CONTACTFORMS

BEFORE WE DISMISS:

• BLUE STUDENT CONTACT FORMS:

• Please look over the information on BOTH SIDES

• Make necessary corrections

• Sign it

• Hand it to your child’s homeroom teacher

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Thank YouPlease feel free to contact your

child’s teachers at any time.Thank you for joining us this evening. We are all looking

forward to a wonderful 5th grade year!

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FAQs

What should be included in a curriculum night? ›

At curriculum night, you can expect:
  • teacher presentations on curriculum.
  • teachers providing an outline for routines and expectations—a great help in getting students prepared for a successful school year.
  • other resources you as a family has access to support your student.

What is the point of curriculum night? ›

Curriculum night is an educational open house by grade, that takes place at the beginning of the school year for parents to receive critical information that will benefit your child's learning throughout the year. At curriculum night, you can expect: teacher presentations on curriculum.

What curriculum do Fulton County schools use? ›

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

What is the Fulton County Schools Literacy Framework? ›

The Literacy Framework is a district-developed framework designed to provide a roadmap for instruction in the five pillars of reading and writing to ensure that all students read at or above grade level. There are two parts to the framework, one for elementary (K-5) and another for secondary (6-12).

What do parents want to know on curriculum night? ›

Teachers introduce themselves and it's a great time to learn a bit more about them and their communication style. Throughout the evening, parents have the opportunity to ask questions about things like homework expectations and how tests or quizzes are administered.

What is another name for curriculum night? ›

Every year, my school does a Curriculum Night. You might call this Open House, Parent Night, or something along those lines. Basically, parents are invited into the classroom (without their students) to learn about: grade level curriculum.

Why is night school better than day school? ›

Students who take night classes have the advantage of being able to take time to study during the day. They can study on lunch breaks, during their morning commutes, before work, and so on — which means late-night study sessions aren't necessary. Depending on how and when you study best, this can be a big pro.

Why is the book night taught in schools? ›

Elie Wiesel's experience is an artifact of history. His writing allows readers to understand and share the terror, fear, and pain that was inflicted upon millions of people. For the teacher, it's an opportunity to challenge students while equipping them to handle what's happening in the world today.

Why does night school exist? ›

Important Facts about Night School

Night school classes are often designed with the working professional in mind. Night school classes provide career change opportunities with continuing educational classes or the chance to earn a degree in a new field.

What curriculum is used in Georgia? ›

The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is a state-led process to develop common standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades K-12 which are internationally benchmarked and aligned to college and career readiness.

What curriculum do most schools use? ›

While there are different laws and initiatives, children in schools in the US generally follow the US curriculum. This is a curriculum based on American Common Core State Standards for English Language, Arts, Math, History, Geography and Next Generation Science.

Is Fulton County Schools good? ›

District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality. State Avg.

What is a literacy based curriculum? ›

A literature-based curriculum fosters a love for reading, cultivates critical thinking skills, and promotes interdisciplinary learning by integrating literature into the educational experience across multiple subjects.

What are the five key competencies of primary literacy program? ›

These are phonemic awareness, phonics, oral reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. These five key reading skills should be taught in every lesson.

What is unlocked literacy? ›

Unlock Literacy is an innovative, evidence-based approach that aims to improve teaching methods for classroom reading and to engage students, families and communities in reading activities outside of school. The model includes training teachers to incorporate the five core reading skills into their curricula.

What should be included in a curriculum plan? ›

Curriculum refers to the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn, which includes the learning standards they are expected to meet; the units and lessons that teachers teach; the assignments and projects given to students; the books, materials, videos, presentations, and readings used in a course; and the ...

What should a curriculum guide include? ›

A curriculum guide is a structured document that delineates the philosophy, goals, objectives, learning experiences, instructional resources and assessments that comprise a specific educational program.

What should be included in the curricula? ›

It should follow in-depth discussions regarding "what a student should learn" and "how a student can best learn." Curriculum is the expectations for what will be taught and what students will do in a program of study. It includes teacher-made materials, textbooks, and national and state standards.

What is an example of curriculum accommodation? ›

Allowing a student who has trouble writing to give his answers orally is an example of an accommodation. This sort of accommodation extends across assignments and content areas. Modifications are generally connected to instruction and assessment;, things that can be tangibly changed or modified.

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