Saturday, July 23, 2011

5th Grade I-22 Class Welcome

Welcomeback to Lincoln Elementary School!  Schoolyear 2011-2012 will be a promising year for you and me. Indeed, I am happy to have you to the 5th Grade class of Room I-22.

We will be learning Language Arts,  Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Visual and Performing Arts. It is expected that at the end of the year, you will be ready for 6th Grade. However, you need to pass the California Standards Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. But to be able to finish and graduate from 5th Grade, you need to satisfy all requirements set.

Each subject will be graded in terms of Assessment for 50%, Classwork for 40%, and Homework for 10%. Quarterly requirements include book reports, writing samples, Math journal, projects either in Science or Social Studies, Reading fluency, and parent participation. 

Attendance in school is a must. Tardy is not tolerated. Should you come after 8:30 AM, you must secure a Late Slip from the Office.  In the case of absence, you need to provide a doctor’s permission or parental/guardian letter explaining the absence. You should come to school in complete and clean uniform each school day. Friday is a School Spirit Day, so you are allowed to wear the School Spirit shirt. 

Please do not be surprised if you are sent out of the room, to the Office or home because of misbehavior.  If you refuse to learn, it will be a total waste of time having you stay neither in the classroom or in the school.  Good behavior is a personal responsibility. 

Like a good soldier, you need to come to school prepared. You must come complete with writing pen/pencils, paper, notebooks, folder or binder and a bag.  Most of all, you must come to school ready to learn!  You are provided with textbooks and workbooks. So take good care of them.

It will be my 3rd year to teach 5th Grade in California. Since 2002, I have taught 6 years in 2nd Grade, and 1 year in the 4th Grade. However, I have been teaching since 1983. My experience in teaching is wide & diverse.  Most of the times were spent in the Philippines, but I have had taught in China and in Australia before coming to United States   of America. I have a Multiple Subjects teaching credential. 

At the outset, I could never be able to teach a child who refuses to learn.  We each have a set of responsibility including your parents.