The students will continue to work on the Six Point Writing Rubric that they have been working on for the past few years. Writing will be an integrated part of all subject areas to help better prepare the children for the written response part of the FCAT.
We will also focus on the grammar portion of Writing Conventions. Identifying the parts of speech, types of sentences, and other necessities in writing.
Punctuation and capitalization is an important part of your child's writing assignments.
Social Studies is integrated with our reading. We will be meeting the Sunshine State Standards using our Social Studies book and Reading book. Skills will include map skills, graph, reading, timelines, presidents, and other areas of American History.
Science is a part of the FCAT that is tested in fifth grade. Besides using our book to help meet the Sunshine State Standards, we will be having a Science Lab class once a week with Mr. Weed and Mrs. Roth. Mrs. Roth will help the children with their written response to FCAT type questions.
After completing lab, the children will come back to class to reinforce and build on what they are learning in lab. Just as the other subjects, Science is based on the Sunshine State Standards.
We will be covering Earth Science, Physical Science, The Solar System, Science in Nature, and Basic Chemistry.
Science Fair Projects may be required in some classes due to a grant supplied by the state.
In accordance with the Sunshine State Standards, we will be working on Measurement, Fractions, Geometry, Place Value, Algebraic Thinking, Multiplication, and written explanation of how they came to their answer.
Math is the heart of the FCAT for fifth grade and the students need to practice basic facts daily.
Reading will also be focusing on the Sunshine State Standards and the state required 90 minute uninterrupted reading block. During this time, the students will have direct instruction using the Houghton Mifflin reading series. Our focus will be on comprehension, main idea, reading for details, vocabulary, comparing and contrasting in articles, reading for pleasure, reading for information, and different genres.
Book reports will be required. Students should check with their teacher for due dates.
Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday, and it should take about 50 minutes to complete.
The students have two (2) days for every day absent to make up work. Students will need to ask their teacher for the work upon returning to school.
Each teacher has a policy on late work. Please see your child's teacher about their policy.
You can visit Mrs. Billingsly's class notes page by clicking on the link below. Once there, enter Deltona's zip code (34606), then click on Mrs. Billingsly.
This site was last updated 02/20/09