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WELCOME TO

MS. CHILDS CLASS!


www.twitter.com/ChildsLeaders

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Ms. Emily
Childs
Lived in GA since age 3
Sister-Katherine, 3 year-old niece and 1
year old nephew!
Graduated from Auburn University--War
Eagle!
My third year at Shakerag!
Enjoy traveling, cooking, spending time
with family and friends, coffee,
watching movies, reading and football
season!
Currently earning my Masters Degree in
Elementary Education
through
childse@fultonschools.or
g
Kennesaw State University
mschildsclassofleaders.w
eebly.com
Twitter: @ChildsLeaders

Daily Schedule
7:10-7:55
Morning
Work/Announcements
7:55-8:40
Specials
8:45-9:30
Writing Workshop
9:30-10:45 Reading Workshop
10:52-11:50 Lunch & Recess
11:55-12:25 Intervention and
Enrichment
12:25-1:10 Science or Social
Studies
1:10-2:15
Mathematics
2:20
Dismissal

Specials:
Mon-Music
Tues-Art
Wed-PE
Thurs-ASL
Fri-PE

We are leaders!
Shakerag follows the 7 Habits!
Our goal is to create leaders of self by
teaching and using the skills of selfdiscipline, self-confidence, and selfconfidence. Students will continue to
practice using the 7 Habits of Happy
Kids throughout the year.

Be Proactive
Begin with the End in Mind
Put First Things First
Think Win-Win
Seek First to Understand, Then to be
Understood
Synergize

We
will be
using ClassDojo as a
Class
Expectations
communication tool--you can check your
childs progress with the following
expectations:
Practice the 7 Habits
Respect other and their property
Listen and pay attention in class
Follow directions
Practice digital citizenship
Reading Stamina/Writing Stamina
We have very high expectations for our students.
Our job is to get your child ready for middle
school and the strenuous workload that they

Grades and Grading Reports


Grading
Scale
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
0-69 F

Report Cards
10/18
1/13
3/23
5/25

Graded Papers will be send home every


other Friday. Please look through the
work closely, sign the cover sheet, and
return the whole packet of papers on
Monday. We will begin this Friday!

Progress Skills
Checklists
S = Satisfactory
N= Needs
Improvement
NE = Not Yet
Evaluated
10% Homework
25% Classwork
30%
Quiz/Project
35% Tests

Standardized Tests
*ITBS
Iowa Test of Basic Skill
October 24-28
*GA Milestones Assessment
Begins week of April 17th

Shakerag Policy Review


Transportation changes and Absence
Excuses - A HANDWRITTEN note is required.
Students will turn in their dismissal change
in the morning for approval after coming to
homeroom.
No social invitations can be distributed at
school
Visitors/Volunteer policy: Every year, you
must complete the online process through
Fulton County in order to help out. Please
visit the Fulton County website for more

Fifth Grade Focus


Fun activities planned for the year:

5th grade tshirt

Designed due Thursday, September 1st


Order Forms will be due Wednesday,
September 14th

Rock Eagle

Informational Parent Meeting: Friday


September 9th at 7:30am
Trip scheduled November 14th-15th

Panoramic Picture

Health
Units:
Safety
Personal Health and Wellness
Mental and Emotional Health
Healthy Eating
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Tobacco
Violence Prevention
*Human Growth and Development will
be taught in the 2nd semester by a
Health Professional

A Case for Reading

Reading
Instruction the focus on:

Fiction and
Nonfiction
text

Modeled,
Main Idea & Detail
Shared,
Quoting Accurately from Text
Guided, &
Independent
Synthesizing/summarizing
Reading
Understanding Story Elements/Theme
Comparing/Contrasting: Point of View,
Characters, Events, Settings, and Structure
Determining Meaning of Vocabulary
Literal and Figurative words and phrase
Structure of text
Analyzing multimedia elements

Writers Workshop
Conventions
Grammar
Figurative
Language
Mechanics
Spelling

Writing
Narratives
Informational
Opinion
Literary Essays
Writers
Workshop
Mentor Texts
Developing
genres
Modeled writing
Conferences:
Teacher/Student
Research Based
Writing

Principals Sharks Bytes on Shakerags website


(weekly)
Communication
Signed Papers-Friday Folders (every other
week)
Newsletter e-mails on Friday (weekly)
Class Websitewww.mschildsclassodleaders.weebly.com
Best way to contact me:
childse@fultonschools.org
Peek into our classroom:
www.twitter.com/ChildsLeaders

Sign and turn in...


The Google for Education waiver. :)
The BYOT agreement--notice NO cell phones are
allowed. Turn into the signed form to the basket
as well.

you for
coming!
:)