5th grade ELA/SS

Chapin Intermediate School

Mrs. Hughes (

Room B 105

5th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Please see the arrows above for specific information about the curriculum.

Schedules for the students

Weekly "out of class/homework

Curriculum information for ELA

Curriculum information for SS

My personal ideology about my classroom stems from this quote from child psychologist and psychotherapist and a parent educator, Haim Ginott (1922-1973):
I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”Haim Ginott

    • **Brand new** Students and parents can now troubleshoot and work to solve their technology issues independently thanks to the D5 Student Self Help Service Portal. This interactive form will guide them through the process of troubleshooting, and even leads them to the repair form if their efforts don't correct the issue. (feel free to share as needed and add to your google site)

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Grades for ELA and SS

Major: unit tests; projects, final drafts of writing, combination of work tasks, etc.

Minor: quiz, .

Practice: exit slips, responses to notes, textbook reading highlighting/annotating

Weighting depends on how long assignment takes to complete, how much preparation is expected, how long we have worked on the task, etc.

District Grading Scale:





F-below 60