# 5th Grade Hon. Math Syllabus

• ## 5th honors math syllabus

St. Mary’s Catholic School

Syllabus

Teacher: Mrs. Donna Burgess

2023-2024

Welcome Statement

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am very excited to begin this school year as a new teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School.  I am a retired Mathematics Teacher and Assistant Principal from the Public Education System.  It is my goal to reach every student using various learning strategies to help them achieve academic success in Mathematics. Important school and class policies will be covered in this letter.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email at dburgess@stmarys-temple.org or call St. Mary’s Catholic School’s office at 254-778-8141.  I am looking forward to a successful school year with our students.

1st Semester At A Glance

5th Grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-Aligned Curriculum:

• Whole Numbers
• Writing and Evaluating Expressions
• Multiplication and Division
• Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
• Multiplication of Fractions
• Division of Fractions
• Measurement
• Volume of Solid Figures

**Your child will attend my class on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:35pm-1:35pm.

Required Teaching Curriculum:

The Dimensions Mathematics curriculum will be used to teach 5th Grade Mathematics.

Teaching Resources

The following resources will be used as additional resources for instruction, assignments,  activities and/or tests.

• IXL
• We Are Teachers
• Education.com
• Teachers Pay Teachers
• You Tube

• A = 90-100
• B = 80-89
• C = 75-79
• D = 70-74
• F = 69 or less

Nine Weeks Average

Tests:                           50%

Assignments:              50%

100%

**Subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.  If so, parents will be notified.

Behavioral Expectations

• Treat others with respect and love.
• Be in class on time.
• Prepare yourself prior to instruction (Sharpen pencils, take out assignment(s) and supplies).
• Sit in your assigned seat.
• Raise your hand if you have questions.
• Do not talk while the teacher is teaching.
• Do not talk while others are speaking.
• Complete all assignments using a pencil.
• Do not shout across the classroom.
• Do not leave the room without the permission of your teacher.

**Bullying or harassment of any kind, matter or means is taken very seriously and will not be tolerated by the teacher and St. Mary’s Catholic School.

Classroom Procedures

The CHAMPS classroom management model will be used to implement classroom procedures. CHAMPS classroom management is a model that aims to improve student behavior plus strengthen learner engagement through a strategic system of clearly defined expectations. The model frames procedures, routines, and rules in a way that is digestible for students, empowering them to make good behavioral choices.

Absent Work Policy

Absent students shall be responsible for making up class assignments, tests and quizzes.  The timeline to submit absent work will be determined by the number of days a student was absent.  I normally allow 2-5 days to make-up classwork and homework. Students absent the day before a quiz or test or not automatically excused from taking the quiz or test.

Late Work Policy

If late, your child will be told to turn in his/her assignment on the following class day.  He/she will lose 10 points the first class day that it is late.  Then a 10 point penalty will be assessed each day up to 5 days. Work no matter how well done will receive a 50 on the 5th day.

Quiz and Test Corrections Policy

Test and quiz corrections will be done at the teacher’s discretion.

Homework Policy

Homework will be assigned at least 4 nights a week and will count as an assignment or participation grade. Students are expected to show their work or give an explanation to show understanding.

Tutoring

Your child may be pulled during the Middle School’s Academic Extension period for tutoring. Academic Extension is Monday through Thursday from 2:54 pm-3:20 pm and Friday from 2:44 pm-3:20 pm. If so, arrangements will be made with his/her  5th Grade Teacher, Ms. Enloe.

Supply List:

2 inch 3-ring binder, qty 2 (1 per semester)

6 Binder Dividers (3 per semester)

Dividers

pencils

Protractor

3 boxes of tissues

2 packs copy paper

1 container cleaning wipes

2 pack expo dry erase markers (optional, but greatly appreciated!)

 Student’s name: Parent/Guardian name(s): Best email for contact: Best phone number for contact: What is the best way to contact you? (email or phone?) Parent/guardian signature showing you have read this syllabus:

Optional:

If there is anything else you feel I should know about your student that will help me be the best teacher I can be for them, please feel free to tell me below.

Thank you,

Donna Burgess

Mathematics Teacher

St. Mary’s Catholic School