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Welcome, Students!

Welcome, Students!Mr. Lowrey, Mrs. Servello & Mrs. WeavilStudent Schedule for Mr. Lowreys Class7:50 - 8:20School starts, attendance taken, morning work8:20-8:30Morning Announcements8:30 9:50Block 1-Science/Social Studies with Lowrey9:50-10:35Block 2-Math with Weavil10:40 -11:20Specials11:20 -12:00Block 2 Math continued12:00 -12:25Block 3 Reading/Language Arts with Servello12:301:00Lunch1:00-1:10 Bathroom Break 1:10-2:10Block 3- Reading/Language Arts continued2:10-2:15Pack up/ Copy homework2:15-2:45Recess2:50School dismissedStudent Schedule for Mrs. Servello7:50 - 8:20School starts, attendance taken, morning work8:20-8:30Morning Announcements8:30 9:50Block 1- Reading/Language Arts with Servello9:50-10:35Block 2- Science/Social Studies with Lowrey10:40 -11:20Specials11:20 -12:00Block 2 Science/Social Studies continued12:00 -12:25Block 3 Math with Weavil12:301:00Lunch1:00-1:10 Bathroom Break 1:10-2:10Block 3- Math continued2:10-2:15Pack up/ Copy homework2:15-2:45Recess2:50School dismissed

Classroom Schedule for Mrs. Weavil7:50 - 8:20School starts, attendance taken, morning work8:20-8:30Morning Announcements8:30 9:50Block 1- Math with Weavil9:50-10:35Block 2- Reading/Language Arts with Servello10:40 -11:20Specials11:20 -12:00Block 2 Reading/Language Arts continued12:10-12:38Lunch12:45-2:10Block 3 Science/Social Studies2:10-2:15Pack up/ Copy homework2:15-2:45Recess2:50School dismissed

SpecialsLowrey Specials: 10:40-11:20Day 1: Guidance/ScienceDay 2: ArtDay 3: MediaDay 4: MusicDay 5: PEDay 6: ComputerServelloSpecials: 10:40-11:20

Day 1: Music

Day 2: PE

Day 3: Computer lab

Day 4: Guidance/Science

Day 5: Art

Day 6: MediaWeavil Specials: 10:40-11:20

Day 1: Media

Day 2: Music

Day 3: PE

Day 4: Computer lab

Day 5: Guidance/Science

Day 6: ArtDepartmentalization of 5th GradeMr. Lowrey will be teaching Science/Social Studies

Mrs. Weavil will be teaching MathMrs. Servello will be teaching Reading/Language ArtsSupply List(8) 3-prong pocket folders (Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Homework,Music, Computer Lab, and Science Lab (2) spiral notebooks (Social Studies) (5) composition notebooks(1 for Reading, 2 for Math and 2 for Science) (2) packs of lined notebook paper (more will be neededthroughoutthe year).(1) pencil pouch (1) covered pencil sharpener (optional) pencils (mechanical are fine) crayons/markers/pencil crayons (your choice)checking pens (any colors) glue or glue sticks scissors 2 boxes of tissues 1 backpack ***No rolling ones please***** *****Ifyour student has challenges with organizationand you have used other materials in the past with success, I am ok with your student using whatever works best for them*****

Class RulesCHOOSE TO:BE RESPECTFUL BE RESPONSIBLE BE PREPARED BE SAFEGRADES/GRADED ASSIGNMENTSA SUMMATIVE PORTFOLIO OF EACH STUDENTS WORK WILL BE KEPT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THEREFORE, GRADED PAPERS WILL NOT BE SENT HOME BUT WILL BE PLACED IN THE STUDENTS PORTFOLIO. YOU WILL FIND THE ON-LINE PARENT ASSIST PROGRAM BENEFICIAL IN REVIEWING STUDENTS GRADES AND PROGRESS. AT ANY TIME, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW A GRADED ASSIGNMENT JUST DROP THE TEACHER A NOTE AND WE CAN SEND THE ASSIGNMENT HOME. STUDENTS ARE GRADED ON A 7 POINT GRADING SCALE AS FOLLOWS:93-100 = A 85-92 = B77-84 = C 70-76 = D Below 70 is an F

Webpages, Tuesday Packets, & Time for KidsWEBPAGE: EACH 5TH GRADE TEACHER WILL MAINTAIN A CLASSROOM WEBPAGE WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON THE SEDGE GARDEN WEBSITE. PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS PAGE AS A FAVORITE ON YOUR HOME COMPUTER. CHECK THE WEBPAGES OFTEN AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION SUCH AS CLASS NEWSLETTERS AND SOME HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS. THIS IS ALSO THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT EACH TEACHER.TUESDAY FOLDERS: YOUR CHILD IS EXPECTED TO BRING THEIR TUESDAY FOLDER TO YOU EACH TUESDAY (PLEASE EXPECT THIS AND ASK TO SEE IT IF THEY DO NOT BRING IT TO YOU ON THEIR OWN). THIS FOLDER OFTEN HAS INFORMATION FROM THE TEACHER, PRINCIPAL, OR SCHOOL. IT CAN ALSO HAVE FIELD TRIP INFORMATION. Manila folders are used for report cards.TIME FOR KIDS & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC- WE WILL BE COLLECTING $6.00 FOR TIME FOR KIDS ISSUES. STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE TFK MAGAZINE EVERY WEEK. THESE MAGAZINES ARE NEWSPAPERS FOR STUDENTS WITH CURRENT NEWS. WE US THESE MAGAZINES DURING READING AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES. IF FOR ANY REASON YOU CANNOT PAY THE $6.00 FOR THE MAGAZINES, PLEASE SEE ME. VOLUNTEERINGALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE VOLUNTEER SERVICE APPLICATION; THE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO BEGINNING ANY VOLUNTEER WORK. YOU MAY COMPLETE THE APPLICATION BY VISITING THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WEBSITE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION PLEASE CONTACT ANA KIRSTINE AT 336-771-4545. NOTE - IT TAKES 45 DAYS FOR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED, SO PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. End of Quarter & End of Grade Testing

At the end of each quarter, students will have an End of Quarter Test that will access the objectives taught that quarter.

This information is used by teachers to help students in areas that were not mastered and need extra support.

ReadingQuote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poemDescribe how a narrators or speakers point of view influences how events are described.Language Arts Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 13 above.)Math1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4. Model with mathematics. 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. ScienceUnderstand how force changes motion Understand how chemical changes affect matter Understand weather conditions and patterns Understand how structures and systems of the body perform essential life functions Understand how plants and animals interact with their environment

Social StudiesUnderstand human activities effect the environmentPeople who live/work together affect one anotherUnderstand money and personal choicesUnderstand rights and responsibilities

For more information on the common core standards, please visit: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/

Science FairThis year in 5th grade your student will be required to complete a science fair project. Students will receive an information packet the last week of October.They will have 6 weeks to work on their science projects at homeProject proposals must be approved by the science teacher before students can begin working on them. Models will not be approved.

HomeworkACCORDING TO THE GUIDELINES SET BY WINSTON SALEM/ FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS, FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS AVERAGE 45 TO 75 MINUTES OF HOMEWORK EACH NIGHT. HOMEWORK IS ASSIGNED MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WITH SOME SPECIAL PROJECTS REQUIRING INDEPENDENT WORK THAT MAY BE DONE ON WEEKENDS. PLEASE CHECK INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS WEBSITES FOR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS. STUDENTS SHOULD WRITE HOMEWORK IN THEIR AGENDA EACH DAY. Children will be given the responsibility of writing down their homework at the beginning of each block. By doing so, children are becoming independent learners and are developing the necessary skills needed for middle school.Random agenda checks will occur throughout the year.

Parent/Teacher TeamIn order for your child to be successful, this year and in the future, Parents and Teachers need to work together as a team.What does a team mean? All players have a role: teacher role, parent role, and student roleTeacher Role: Communicate, Respect, Following up and following through,FinancesYou may pay for your field trips with cash, credit or debit card or checks. If you would like to use a credit or debit card, please access On-Line School Pay at the following web-site: http://osp.osmsinc.com/wsfcs. If you would like to pay by check, we will gladly accept your check. The WSFCS system has contracted with Envision Payment Solutions to collect all bad check debts and there will be an automatic $25.00 collection fee assessed for each check which fails to clear the bank for insufficient funds or any other reason, regardless of the amount.You are able to give scholarships with any field trip to provide aid to fellow classmates.If possible, when sending cash, please send exact change. The school will not make change for your student.

Tardiness, Attendance, and Early DismissalSchool starts at 7:50 A.M. The first bell rings at 7:50 and the tardy bell rings at 8:20.Morning work is given each day while stud