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    Name: Mrs. V. Knox ED.S
    Title: 5th grade Math Teacher
    Phone: 706.772.6240
    Email: knoxvi@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us


    Dear Parents:

    Welcome to Mrs. Knox's 5th grade Math Class! I am looking forward to having a great year with you and your student.  Here are just a few things that you and your student should know about our classroom academics, expectations, grading policy and procedures.


    Our 5th grade Mathematics Scope and Sequence: This is what we will learn this year

    • Write and interpret numerical expressions (including those with parentheses, brackets, or braces).
    • Analyze patterns and relationships.
    • Understand the place value system.
    • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.
    • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
    • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
    • Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
    • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.
    • Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    •  Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.



    My Instructional Philosophy

    All students are entitled to a quality, safe and rigorous education that instills a continuous love of learning.


    Grading Scales/Weights (RCBOE Policy)


    A =      100 - 90 Excellent achievement

    B =      89 -80    Above average achievement

    C =      75 - 79   Average achievement

    D=       70 - 74   Below Average achievement

    F =       69 - 0    Has not met expected achievement


    Grade Weights

    Unit Assessments 30%

    Formative Test/ Quizzes Assessments 30%

    Class work/Participation 25%

    Projects 10%

    Homework 5%




    Course Assessment Plan


    Homework and Projects are given a due date.  If the assignment is late the students will receive -2 points for each day after the due date.  (Ex. Due date is 8/18/20 and it is turned in on 8/23/20.  The student will receive 10 points off his/her total grade.)

    • Students are required to keep a math notebook with class work, assignments and other information.
    • The students will be taking a pretest and posttest for each unit.  The test will consist of multiple choice questions and open-ended responses. Test will be announced.
    • *Tutoring Days will be announced at a later date*


    Classroom Daily Procedures/Expected Student Behavior


    • Complete Math Minute, Class Discussion, Introduction of Concept, Review and Practice,

               Homework, Ticket out the Door.

    • Students are expected to bring good manners and proper behavior to class.  Please be respectful of yourself, your teachers and your classmates.  The 4 P’s rule will be observed in my class. 1. Politeness, 2. Prepared-come to class with pencil, notebooks with paper, books and agenda.  3.  Participate-students are encouraged to get involved in their learning.  4.  Prompt-it is important for students to come to class on time.
    • Consequences of poor behavior are 1. Warning, 2. Behavior contract, 3. Time Out to another class and Parental Notification.  4. Office Referral.
    • Do not bring food, gum, candy or drinks to class.


    Parent Conference Times


    The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month after school or before school. I am also open to scheduling a conference on a different day that works for both of our schedules.



    Contact Information:

    Deer Chase Elementary phone number - 706-772-6240

    Email: knoxvi@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

    *Please allow for a 24 hour turn around response time.



    These are the basic guidelines for our class this year.  I will be discussing them with your students at length in class.  Please feel free to call or send a note if you have any questions or concerns.


    Mathematically yours,