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224 | 5th Grade | Ms. Julie Kolkmeyer, NBCT

A supply list for the 2014-2015 school year is attached below in the subpages section.
The average NWEA math gain for the 5th grade students during the 2013-2014 school year was DOUBLE the expected/target growth.  Thank you for all of your hard work this year. 
I wish you all the best in 6th grade.  I KNOW you'll be successful!
No-Name Papers:  If your child is sure he/she turned in an assignment and it is labeled as "msg" (missing) in the gradebook, please remind him/her to check and see if it is included on the No-Name board.  No-Name papers that are not claimed are thrown away at the end of each quarter.  Papers that are claimed will be entered into the grade book without penalty.
Fast Facts:  The 5th grade goal is for students to accurately complete 30 multiplication and division facts in one minute (two tests, each one minute long).  Having fluency with basic facts is extremely important. I'm attaching a good website game for practice. Simply click HERE.
Student Portal: Students should regularly check student portal and be aware of their graded work and/or missing assignments.  Please, reglarly check parent portal as well.  I do my best to enter grades within one or two days of the due date to keep you as up-to-date as possible.
Graded Work: Graded work folders are sent home each Friday. Please remove all papers, read your child's reflection, and sign, notifying me that you have seen and discussed the graded work with your child. Empty folders should come back to school with your child each Monday.
Agendas: For 1st quarter, I will initial all agendas after students record the homework that is given.  This will ensure work is copied completely and accurately.  Homework is not posted online, so it is important that your child bring and use the agenda each day.  After 2nd quarter, the process for giving homework will remain the same, but I will no longer check and initial each student's agenda.  Students will have responsibility for recording all homework accurately.
Reading and Social Studies information can be found 
Late Work: Late work is not accepted. Students are responsible for coming to school each day with their homework in order to receive credit.  Absent work is not considered "late work" and students will continue to have the same number of days to make up the work as number of days they were absent.
Absent Work:  Daily homework assignments for math and science are written on our classroom homework calendar.  If a student is absent, he/she should look at the homework board and then record and complete the missed work.  Typically, these will be workbook pages that the student already has.  If an assignment was passed out on that day (not already in the student's possession), I will be sure to give the student a copy of the missed assignment.
Homework: Homework is given daily (M-F).  Students should use their agendas to keep track of assigned homework.  As a guideline, CPS recommends 45 minutes each night for teacher-directed homework and 120 minutes per week of parent-directed activities.  Typically, I assign about 20 minutes of math or science homework each night (total).  Students occasionally begin their homework in class if they finish their other work early. 
The CPS homework policy with further explanation can be found here. 
Grading Scale:
10-90 = A    (greatly exceeding standards)
89-80 = B   (exceeding standards)
79-70 = C    (meeting standards)
69-60 = D   (below standards)
59-0 = F

Math:  Topic 1, Place Value
  • Students will be able to apply their understanding of the place value system in order to write the standard, expanded, and word forms of whole numbers in the billions and identify the value of digits in whole numbers.
  • Students will be able to apply their understanding of the place value system in order to represent decimals (tenths and hundredths) as fractions.  Students also represent fractions with denominators of 10 and 100 as decimals.
  • Students will be able to apply their understanding of the place value system in order to represent decimals (thousandths) as fractions and fractions with denominators of 1,000 as decimals. 
  •  Students will be able to apply their understanding of the place value system in order to write decimals in standard form, word form, and expanded form through thousandths.
  • Students will be able to apply their understanding of the place value system in order to compare and order decimals through thousandths place. 
  • Students will be able to look for patterns with decimal-number sets in order to solve problems.

Common Core Standards for Topic 1

  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.3 Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.3a Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000).
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.3b Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
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Subpages (1): Number Talks
Julie Kolkmeyer,
Jun 24, 2014, 4:15 PM
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