5th Grade English/Spelling
Welcome to 5th grade English and spelling! We will be working weekly on writing, grammar skills, and spelling. We will also be doing journal writing in the composition notebook throughout each week. Spelling lessons are given every Monday, and the work will be due on Wednesdays with spelling tests on Friday. If it is a shortened week, spelling tests will be on Thursdays. If you child misses a Spelling test on Friday, the make up day will be Monday or their first day back to class. Also, I will not accept late grades on spelling assignments.. English books can be checked out at the end of the day for homework. If the student loses the book he/she checks out, they will be responsible for replacing them. For remote online work we will use the following programs: Spellingcity.com, Nightzookeeper.com, and Flocabulary.com. All Covid related remote work will be uploaded by 8am the first day of the school week or Monday.
-Papers that are not turned in on the due date will receive a zero.If it is turned in at a later time, 20 points will be taken from the grade. A paper may be reworked ONLY at recess in my classroom on a clean copy. This must be completed by one week past the due date of the original page. I will average the first score and the reworked page’s score and record the average.
-I do not take late grades on spelling papers.They are due on Wednesday, or they will be a zero. I encourage students to have a parent review the worksheets PRIOR to turning it in for a grade especially if they turn it in “earlier” than the due date. Begin practicing words on Monday and be ready for the test on Fridays. If you are absent for the spelling test on Friday, you must come in on your recess time that following Monday or the next day of your return to make it up. Shortened weeks will result in due date adjustments.
-You will not be allowed to return to your locker for homework.
Sentences will be given to students for leaving any belongings in the classroom after exiting, not controlling their behaviors in the classroom and not following the rules of the handbook or the classroom. Sentences will be given with a note for the parent to sign and return. Every day that the student does not turn in sentences results in doubling the amount of sentences.
1st Offense: Warning and counsel with me.
2nd Offense: Student will receive sentences to be completed AT HOME, signed by parent and returned the next school day. Do not work on sentences in any other classroom. These are not to be done at school.
3rd Offense: Parent will be notified and sentences will be assigned again (see 2nd Offense)
4th Offense: Parent called. Student will visit the office and receive detention of 20 min. after school on set day.
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