Top Ten Questions of Fifth Grade Parents
10. Who are my child’s teachers?
- Mrs. Tiffany Houser: Language Arts, Reading, Science, Math
- Mr. Brian Mauerman: Math, Science
- Megan Barry: Math,Social Studies
9. How do I contact my child’s teacher?
- Phone Number
8. How much homework will my child get?
- Math – daily practice, 4-5 assignments per week. Sometimes homework is graded!
- Science / Social Studies- Experiment write ups, follow up questions, finishing class activities, 3-4 assignments per week
- Language Arts – spelling, grammar, and writing practice, 3-4 assignments per week
7. What do I need to do if my child is absent?
- Expected Absence – Students bring in note in advance with dates of absence. Get assignments before leaving. Vacation permits are in packets.
- Unexpected Absence – Call attendance line: 610-351-5900 ext. 25711
6. What are the biggest differences between fourth and fifth grade?
- Traveling to other teachers for content and math
- More homework and responsibilities
- Preparation for middle school transition
5. What are your classroom philosophies?
- Teacher as facilitator
- Cooperative Learning
- Differentiated Instruction
- Technology enrichment
4. What will my child learn in fifth grade?
- Think Like a Scientist
- Health: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous systems
- Living Things
- Light and Sound
- Using Strategies
- Data and Statistics
- Operations of Whole Numbers
- Decimals (+,-,x,/)
- Fractions (+,-,x,/)
- Ratios, Proportions, Percents
- Early American
- Revolutionary War
- Westward Expansion
3. Is fifth grade challenging enough for my child?
- Extension activities (class and home challenges)
- Leadership opportunities in our school
- Math groups by ability
2. How will my child be graded?
Assessments include: standardized tests, chapter tests and quizzes, class participation, projects, homework.
Grade-book: Students update grade sheets with each new graded packet. To calculate cumulative grade averages, students divide points earned by possible points, times 100.