Welcome, HCA Families!
This is the 5th grade homepage. Here you will find dates for important upcoming events, reminders about various policies such as late assignments, absences and make-up work, the general daily schedule, homework, agendas, grading, redos, as well as links to the individual teacher pages.
If you are looking for the latest updates in news and events, click on the following Communications link.
What are we learning this week?
Bible/Verse Genesis 50:20
Math Lessons 1.10, 1.11, 1.12 (Chapter 1)
Writing Fiction Writing
Spelling/Vocabulary Week 12 and Spelling silent e
Social Studies WWI and Post War America
Quizzes and Tests Calendar
Every Thursday Spelling and Vocab Test
12/13 WWI and Post War America Test
12/15 Cells and Microorganism Test
Calendar and Upcoming Events
December 14 Feed My Starving Children Collection Day #3
January 19 Squad Girls Mtg 7:00-8:30pm
January 28 Open House #2 3:00 pm- 5:30pm
February 21 Preview Day #1 9:00 am- 11:00am
March 8 Feed My Starving Children Food Packing (Gwinnett Co. Fair Grounds)
March 16 Squad Girls Mtg 7:00-8:30pm
March 18 Open House #3 3:00pm - 5:30pm
April 25 Preview Day #2 4:00pm - 6:00pm
7:45-8:00am Carpool/Head to homeroom
8:55-9:45am Period 1
9:45-10:35am Period 2
10:35-11:25am Period 3
11:25-12:15pm Period 4
12:45-1:35pm Period 5
1:35-2:05pm Recess on the field
2:05-2:55pm Period 6
2:55-3:00pm Locker and Clean up
*Chapel/Discipleship Groups will be Thursdays from 2:00-2:40pm
*Thursdays will have an abbreviated schedule to account for Chapel and D-groups
In 5th grade, students are to have assigned between 30-45 minutes of homework nightly with the exception of Wednesday nights. Therefore, each of the 3 fifth grade teachers will assign around 15 minutes homework. If no written homework is assigned, the understanding is that the student should be reviewing the newly taught material at home that evening and/or studying for an upcoming quiz/test.
The student agenda is a communication tool. It is to be signed nightly by a parent in order to inform you of homework assignments. If an assignment has not been turned in on time, the subject teacher will stamp the agenda in that subject area. Agendas will be checked for signatures at least 1 time per week.
Grading will be based on the following scale:
*Students will receive a score of 0 in the gradebook for missing homework/classwork assignments until the assignment has been completed and turned in. This includes assignments that are turned in without a name on them.
In order to better assist our students in maintaining responsible work habits, late homework/assignments will graded based on the following scale:
# of day(s) late Deduction added to final grade
4 0 stands in gradebook
- Students in 5th grade will be allowed to redo a homework or claswork assignment for 1/2 credit at the student's request.
- Students in 5th grade are not allowed to redo quizzes or tests.
Absences and Make-up Work Policies
Without Administrative approval:
- Doctor/Dentist/Orthodontist appointment
- Death in the immediate family
- Conditions rendering attendance impossible or hazardous to student’s safety or health
With Administrative approval at least 3 days in advance:
- Family travel or functions
Absences other than those listed above are unexcused.
Any work missed due to an absence must be made up within the period of two days for each day of absence. A list of missed assignments will be given to the student upon return.
Classroom Management System
In an effort to remain consistent across our classrooms, the 5th grade team of teachers will be using ClassDojo this year. Although each teacher will create her individual homeroom class through Dojo, we will have the ability to share our Dojo classes with each other. This way, students will be able to earn or lose points in all of their classes throughout the day. Because of this, we will also maintain the same point value system across each group. Students will be able to earn/lose points based on the following scale:
Earn Points For... Deduct Points For...
On Task Off Task
Completed Homework Incomplete/No Homework
Positive Specials Report Negative Specials Report
Participating in Class Lack of Participation
Above and Beyond Disruptive Behavoir in Class
Cooperation Negative Lunch Report
Attendance Negative Recess Report