Introduction to 5th Grade
Here you are going to about procedures and expectations of 5th grade
Some things we are going to go over are...
8:00-8:10 Morning Arrival
8:15-8:20 SWITCH to Mrs. Wright
11:25-11:40 continue Science
11:40-12:18 Writer's Workshop
12:50-1:15 continue Writer’s Workshop
1:15-2:15 Reader's Workshop
2:15-2:45 Social Studies
Day 1- PE
Day 2- Music
Day 3- Art
Day 4- PE
Day 5- PE
Day 6- PE
Room Rules/ Room Tour
1. Where does my back pack go?
2. Where does my lunch kit go?
3. What do I need?
- Planner, homework folder, work in progress folder, pencil bag, book
4. Where do all my papers go?
5. Am I allowed to speak whenever I wish?
6. What do I do during our quick homeroom?
- BE READY TO SWITCH!
8. Where do my extra supplies go?
9. What if I’m absent?
Class Captain- Carries clipboard and red bag; carries conduct clipboard to Mrs. Wright’s class; line leader
Teacher Assistant- Passes out papers; runs errands for teacher
Custodian- Gathers trash and places it in the dumpster on B days
Technology- Turns off all student computers and monitors
Librarian- Makes sure classroom library is kept in order; puts away books; takes library books to library
Gardener- Waters the plant on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Mailman- Places student mail in mailbox slots
Attendance Chart- Resets attendance chart at the end of the day; reminds students to move their attendance card
Block- Changes block card each morning
Disinfector- Dispenses hand sanitizer to the class
Wiper- Wipes down cafeteria table(s) after lunch
Sweeper- Sweeps around cafeteria table(s) after lunch
Café Alternate- Alternate for Wiper/Sweeper if someone is absent
Girls Backpacks- Passes out the girls backpacks at the end of the day
Boys Backpacks- Passes out the boys backpacks at the end of the day
Chaos vs Order
What happens when there are no rules?
When the United States began to grow, and towns were being built up around mines and refineries, workers simply lived together in one area.
They formed towns…
But, they had no rules.
Discuss the following in your group:
What do you imagine the towns were like without rules?
How do you think people felt living in this situation?
Life without Rules:
What do we call a situation like this?
In your group, list some words that describe a classroom in chaos.
Share your list.
What is the opposite of chaos?
In your group, list some words that describe a classroom with order.
Share your list.
What is needed in order to establish order?
Let's discuss rules…
- Why are rules important?
- Who should establish the rules?
- What rules do we need in order to maintain order in our classroom?
Rules? Yeah, right!
Rules are rules.
They can easily be broken, often with the response of, “So what?!”
Rules must be enforced. But how?
How can we make sure the rules are followed?
Let's talk about 5th grade consequences.
Conduct marks will result in loss of recess time.
If you receive a conduct mark, your planner must be signed by a PARENT.
Your conduct will go on your 9 weeks report card.
Our Rules & Procedures
Arrival to Homeroom
BE ON TIME! 8:10 is late!
Enter the classroom quietly, remove hats… no gum, no breakfast.
Unpack your backpack and lunch kit and drop off in the appropriate place.
Immediately and independently begin to copy your daily planner COMPLETELY. Your planner will be checked by a teacher when you switch classes!
If you have not written your assignments in your planner, you will receive a conduct mark and write them during recess time.
You must BE READY to switch after announcements.
Expectations to start the day
You must have sharpened pencils for the day.
This must be done in homeroom. There will be NO MORE sharpening with the electric sharpener in here or Mrs. Wright’s room.
- Your hand-held pencil sharpener will come in handy here!
Now is a good time to use the restroom.
All materials will travel with you. You will not be allowed to return to get something “forgotten.” You will get one chance and then it will be a conduct mark.
During Class Expectations
Show respect for the teacher and your classmates by being attentive. There will be consequences for talking.
Raise your hand when you have a question or information to share.
Use active listening while others are speaking.
All materials must be out and ready when you get to your seat.
Rule 1: Follow directions quickly
Rule 2: Raise your hand for permission to speak
Rule 3: Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat
Rule 4: Make smart choices
Rule 5: Make your dear teacher happy
Lining Up to Leave
We will dismiss the room as a table.
Your table will be dismissed when THE WHOLE TABLE is clean, organized, picked up and seated quietly.
You will face forward, holding your bucket and wait silently. Talking in line = CONDUCT MARK
Do not lean up against the wall or white board.
Turn in Bins
- face forward, no talking/ touching, STOP at every intersection or exit sign or corner and wait
- line up IMMEDIATELY. If we move and you are not in line… loss of recess next day.
MUST DO, MAY DO BOARD
- Only 1 book may be checked out at a time.
- Find your library card in the correct card pocket. Write the title of the book (ex: NOT Harry Potter, but The Sorcerer’s Stone) and date checked out neatly on the card and give it to Ms. Dawson.
- When you are finished reading, the book MUST be checked in with Ms. Dawson before returning it to the “Returned Classroom Library Books” and your library card to the correct pocket. If you fail to check in a book properly, you will be expected to replace the missing book.
- Books that are lost, damaged, or improperly checked in must be replaced with a new book by the responsible student.
- If you fail to properly return a book and someone else looses it – YOU will be responsible for replacing the book.
- Do NOT check books in or to any teacher other than Ms. Dawson. This includes substitutes.
- Only Ms. Dawson is permitted to sign in the teacher’s initials column. Students are not permitted to ever sign the teacher’s name on the library card.
Our 5th Grade Moto
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
I can be
and ON TASK
I have Integrity!