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Syllabus
 

Course Name

5th Grade Science

Course Code

5th grade Science

School Name

Kittredge

Teacher Name

Anchors/Davis

Course Description:

Students will be exposed to a broad range of science topics through labs, activities, current events, historical vignettes, and weekly vocabulary. Students will investigate evidence related to scientific concepts. They will conduct experiments and study topics with a focus on earth science, physical science, and life science.

Curriculum Overview

The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Unit – Classification, Cells,

Unit – Inherited and Acquired Traits

Unit –Earth Processes

Unit – – Matter and Physical and Chemical Changes, Electricity and Magnetism

BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Title

Houghton Mifflin Georgia Science

ISBN

ISBN 97806188849

Replacement Cost

$53.30

Online book and/or resources

www.eduplace.com

Online student access code (school specific)

Username:5classdekalb, password: dekalbstudent5

BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Title

· Essential Elements Band Method, Book 1

· Level 1 Concert Band Literature (per Georgia Music Educators Assoc.)

ISBN

0-634-00310-0

Replacement Cost

(student supplies book)

Online book and/or resources

Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) and SmartMusic Software

Online student access code (school specific)

Per individual student books

GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.

GRADING CATEGORIES

*GRADE PROTOCOL

Formative Assessment - 0%

Assessment During Learning – 25%

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%

Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%

A 90 – 100 ~P (pass)

B 80 – 89 ~F (fail)

C 71 – 79

D 70

F Below 70

Notes:

*English Learners (ELs) must not receive numerical or letter grades for the core content areas in elementary and middle school during their first year of language development. A grade of CS or CU must be assigned. This rule may be extended beyond the first year with approval from the EL Studies Program. English Learners must receive a grade for ESOL courses.

~Elementary schools will utilize P (pass) and F (fail) in Health/Physical Education, Music, World Languages, Visual Arts and Performing Arts.

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

STUDENT PROGRESS

Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester. The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.

HOMEWORK

Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience. Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience. It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. Late HW will receive a zero. See Board Policy IHB.

MAKE-UP WORK

DUE TO ABSENCES

When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.

SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

ROAR—respect, order, A+attitude, responsibility

All assignmnets will be posted in Infinite Campus within 5 days of submission.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

See teacher website

EXTRA HELP

See KMS.com for specific days for each teacher

PARENTS AS PARTNERS

Multiple opportunities for parent volunteers. See websites and weekly courier

 
 
 
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