5th Grade Student Development
Social and Emotional Growth and Development
- Students will be seen, loved, honored, and respected as individuals
- Students will build positive relationships between peers as well as with teachers
- Student will develop a sense of self and understand their role as a part of a greater community
- Students will be challenged to explore and learn through shared experiences and social interaction
- Students will treat themselves, others, and the world with Dereh Eretz (Decency and Social Intelligence)
Setting Students up for Success (Responsive Classroom)
- Students will begin the day with Morning Meeting and end with Closing Circle
- Students will develop classroom rules based on their hopes and dreams for the year
- Students will participate successfully in classroom procedures including the use of supplies and fidgets
- Students will listen to and communicate with peers and teachers
- Students will work independently on various assigned work
- Students will stay on task and follow directions
- Students will advocate for themselves when appropriate
- Students will organize their work
- Students will take work home and return it to school on the due to date
- Students will take initiative in their learning
Classroom Policies and Procedures
- Great parent-teacher communication helps your student have a successful year. Please be in touch with us if your student will be absent, is struggling academically or socially, or if you have any concerns.
- A weekly e-mail covering classroom topics and upcoming events will be sent by Monday morning. Please read this as well as the Ki Tov to stay up to date.
- We value prompt communication, and will return any parent communication within 24 hours on the weekdays. We are not able to read e-mails during class time, so if you are sending time-sensitive information, please also call the office.
- Teachers and students will use SeeSaw as a digital portfolio of student work. We encourage you to check your student’s portfolio each week.
- The purpose of homework is to practice skills, not to challenge students. We challenge students in class but don’t want them to be frustrated at home.
- Fifth grade students can expect to spend approximately 20 – 40 minutes nightly (including at least 20 minutes of silent reading) on their homework. Student will write their homework in their planners daily.
- Homework assignments are never intended to be a cause for panic, so if your child is confused or feeling overwhelmed by an assignment, please have them to talk with us before proceeding.
- Fifth grade students often use computers in the classroom for research purposes, publishing, and special projects. Students will also need access to a computer with internet capability for homework.