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Fifth Grade

 

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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?

  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Notes

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?

Science

  • Think Like a Scientist
  • Health: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous systems
  • Space
  • Living Things
  • Light and Sound

Mathematics

  • Using Strategies
  • Data and Statistics
  • Operations of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals (+,-,x,/)
  • Fractions (+,-,x,/)
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Ratios, Proportions, Percents

Social Studies

  • Early American
  • Exploration
  • Colonies
  • Revolutionary War
  • Westward Expansion
  • Government
  • Civil War

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.

1. Is my child going to have a wonderful and memorable fifth grade year?

YES!