F= 59 and below
Walden Univeristy, Master of Science in Elementary Education Reading and Mathematics, Specialization (K-6)
College of Charleston, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
Elementary Education (2-6)
Welcome to a new school year at Kelly Edwards Elementary School. My name is M.I.S.T.E.R. Manigault and I am very excited to be working with you and your child this year to achieve success in the fifth grade. We have a fulfilling year ahead with a lot to accomplish and I am eager to get started! I am from North Charleston, South Carolina. I am dual-certified educator in the areas of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. This is my fourth year as an educator. Prior to teaching fifth grade, I taught Kindergarten. I have achieved a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education for The College of Charleston and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and Reading (K-6) from Walden University.
The fifth grade curriculum covers many exciting new topics and this year will be filled with many meaningful learning experiences. I am passionate about learning and feel that students learn best when lessons are relevant and useful. I plan on providing your child with many memorable educational experiences and hands- on activities to help facilitate their learning in a practical way.
I have very high expectations for each fifth grade student and am confident we can meet these expectations with teamwork and communication. Let’s work together to reach our maximum potential this year! Fifth grade is a big year in preparing for middle school we need a focus, a positive attitude, and bit of risk- taking in order to achieve our goals. Our work will be challenging, but very rewarding and I expect students to take initiative and responsibility for their own learning.
In order for students to be successful, procedures must be followed at all times. There will be plenty of opportunities for students to participate in discussions and cooperative group activities. However, disruptions in any form will minimize your child’s opportunity to learn. The behavior standard for the 5th grade team is to show “Respect.”
Specific procedures will be discussed in class with your child as well. Unfortunately, consequences must be in place in the event of misbehavior and will be handled accordingly:
1st Offense- Verbal Warning
2nd Offense- Silent Lunch
3rd Offense- Recess Assignment
4th Offense- Parent Contact
5th Offense- Office Referral
Parents may be contacted in individual circumstances based on the severity and frequency of the offense, but a majority of issues will be handled in class. It is my firm belief that 5th graders should accept responsibility of their actions. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com or by phone at 266-8120. I will be available to meet Monday-Friday from 10:05- 10:55 or after school hours.
In fifth your child will learn using a variety of methods. We will listen to songs, watch videos, and read many different forms of text, conduct experiments, and take notes. I will also assess students using quizzes, rubrics, projects, and tests. The breakdown of how much each component counts is as follows:
Daily Assignments 10%
This year, there has been a major change to the grading scale in South Carolina. The scale is as follows:
Numerical Value Letter Grade
60 or below F
I anticipate a school year filled with life-long learning experiences. The doors to room 43 are always ajar to your feedback, suggestions, and observations.