Fifth Grade Bilingual Teacher
Decker Elementary: (512) 278-4150
Manor Website: www.manorisd.net
5th Grade Teachers
Marina Hadderton: email@example.com
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Masters in Bilingual Education (9 hours of credit), University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Minor: Early Childhood Education, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas
Associates Degree, Southwest Junior College
School starts at 7:00 each day. It is very important for your child to be at school on time! Breakfast is served every morning from 7:00-7:20. The tardy bell rings at 7:30.
Our conference time is from 2:05-2:55. If you need to contact your child’s teacher for any reason, this will be the best time to reach them. This time can also be used to meet for parent/teacher conferences that are set up in advance.
AVID Binders and Agendas will be sent home on a daily basis. Any notes or other communication you have may also be placed in the binder/agenda. Please check your child’s AVID Binder daily. All graded work and school notes/newsletters will be sent home in the Binder. AVID Binders will be graded periodically based on organization.
Please make sure Agendas are signed and make sure homework is done daily.
Please feel free to call the office to leave a message for any of us. We will return your call as soon as possible.
Rules & Behavior Policy (Behavior Chart)
Every good classroom is focused around every student’s learning. In order for this to occur, rules must be established and followed. The fifth grade discipline plan includes the following rules:
If students receive 3 strikes in one day, they will get an office referral. Students will receive strikes for: no homework, behavior, not having the agendas signed, coming to class unprepared.
In addition to the above expectations, electronics and any other items that are distracting are not permitted.
ATTENDANCE Component: Student will receive a reward only at Teacher’s discretion, if they arrive to class by 7:30 am.
Students may buy prizes from their homeroom teacher with dolphin tickets.
Homework is due every day! Please make sure homework is done daily. After you check homework please sign the Agenda.
Students will receive a grade for completing their homework on time.
After the 3rd day, if students haven’t turned their homework they will receive a failing grade.
RtI (Response to Intervention)/Splash
For 30 minutes each day, students will receive small group instruction based on their individual needs. These groups are very flexible, and the students may change groups and/or teachers often.
All Grades are based on grade level expectations for fifth grade. Parents can log onto Skyward to see their child's grades. Log-in information is available in the front office.
Students receive grades in the following areas:
Math, Language Arts, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, P.E.
Report cards will go out each nine weeks and progress reports go out mid nine weeks.
Elementary Report Cards:
Elementary Progress Reports:
5th Grade Schedule
7:20-7:30 Announcements & Pledge
7:30-7:40 Structure Movement
8:10-10:00 1st Rotation
10:00-11:45 2nd Rotation
12:15-2:00 3rd Rotation
Lunch - You are welcome to come eat with your child.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
Birthdays: Birthdays can be celebrated in your child’s homeroom on Fridays only. If the birthday is during the summer, he/she can celebrate a half-birthday. Treats can also be sent, keeping in mind that it must be sent after 2:30 so that it does not interfere with lunch.
Parties: We have three parties a year. A letter will be sent home with details about two weeks before each party asking for parents to sign up to bring an item in.
Spirit Days: Wednesday we celebrate College Readiness, please feel free to allow your child to wear College T-shirt if you have one. On Friday we wear a Decker colors ( or if they have a Decker shirt) shirt. Homework
Read 1 chapters and respond on the notebook paper using one of the selected prompts.
They read a book on their level and responded by inferring what they think the main character was feeling.
*They had to support their inferences with clues from the text.
*Summarizing- They read a book on their level and summarized it using Somebody, But, So, Then format.
Spelling: Monday - Sort the words into categories according to the patterns represented by the bold printed words at the top their list (this will be in their spelling journal for you). Ask your child to explain to you why the words are sorted in a particular way (they will have rules/patterns to go with their words). Have them show you the pattern that the words have in common. Ask your child to sort them a second time as fast as possible. Use the guide in their journal to guide them in sorting the words correctly. Be sure they know their guide words and rules!
Spelling: Tuesday- Buddy Sort with your child. Lay down the bold words (guide words) from the baggie in the front of their journal. Next, read the other words aloud, not letting them see the word. Your child must indicate where the word goes and tell you the rule/pattern without seeing it. Lay it down and let your child move it if he or she is wrong. Repeat if your child makes more than one error. Have them take a practice spelling test. Be sure they know their guide words and rules!