• Miss Marquez 5th Grade Syllabus


    Miss Marquez de Smith

    Bldg: 2-105



    Office Hours: 2:30-3:00 T-Th

    -Available by appointment


    Subjects Taught:                                  

    • Math                                        
    • Social Studies                        



    The Big Three:                                  

    • Do what’s right
    • Do your best
    • Treat others the way you want to be treated


    Specials Assigned:

    • P.E.
    • Art
    • Music
    • Recess



    Mission Statement:

              This year, it is my goal to help you grow academically, emotionally and socially. I will treat you with respect, compassion, and enthusiasm in all areas of education and character building. In turn, I expect them same from you towards me as well as towards your classmates. I believe honesty, consistency and integrity will help you reach your life long goals.

    Table of Contents

    • Student Expectations
    • Supplies
    • P.B.S (Behavior System)
    • “How To”s



    Student Expectations:

    • Dress Code & Personal Hygiene
      • You will be expected to adhere to Horizon Academy’s dress code: Polo tucked in, pants with belt, & appropriate shoes
      • There will be a parent & student resource room to aid in this policy
      • You will be expected to be sanitary in all facets of school life, including but not limited to: Bathroom, lunchroom, PE, & classroom


    • Classroom Conduct
      • Door holder for each & every enter & exit of a room
      • Polite conversation with all adults & peers: “Please & Thank you”, “Excuse me”, “Mr. & Mrs.”, and etc.
      • Proper Center behavior: No running, pushing, or improper language
      • Supportive & constructive language towards peers: “Great job!”, “I like the way you did that problem” (Zero tolerance toward negative words or bullying of other students in the learning environment)



      • 1 spiral notebook
      • 1 composition notebook
      • Pencils and 2 red pens
      • Highlighter
      • 2 packages Index cards
      • 2 Sticky notes
      • 3 packages notebook Paper
      • Scissor, ruler, glue sticks, colored pencils, crayons
    • 2 boxes tissues, 1 large hand sanitizer, 1 box gallon baggies (Girls), 1 box sandwich baggies (Boys)


    Note:  We will have lunch early therefore we plan to have a snack in the afternoon.  If you are able, please send enough snacks for the entire class. (Individually wrapped snacks and juice boxes)     Currently we have a count of 20 students. 


    Rules & Behaviors:

    PBS: We will explain the school’s behavior system.


    I will follow the school’s plan and we will discuss what these mean and what I expect. If we adhere to the big three we will create the best classroom in the school.


    Time-out procedure:     Our behavior system will be a zero tolerance toward the disruption of our positive & fun learning environment.  We will have plenty of time to have fun throughout the school year!  If, however, we run into problems this is how they will be handled:

    • We will keep a class log of incidents, to be signed by students when we run into problems, a parent notification will promptly follow each incident log.
    • In the rare case, and I mean rare, a timeout desk will be utilized, where the student will write a reflective essay about the incident.
    • This is a no bully classroom & school!


    If we all follow the big three, we will have a wonderful year. (I will be contacting parents throughout the year for the good & the bad!)


    Homework Policy:


    The district has adopted a no homework policy for math and social studies. However, if your student is not performing well or is not producing in class, we will schedule a parent teacher student lead conference to discuss your student’s performance. If at this time we as a team determine that it is in your student’s best interest to institute a home practice policy we will do so.



    7:55 - 8:00       Homeroom

    8:10 - 8:30       Computer Lab

    8:30 - 9:05       Morning Group Social Studies

    9:05 - 10:40      Morning Group Math (pack up and  drop off bookbags in Ms. Arrendell's class on way to Lunch)

    10:40 - 11:10    Lunch

    11:10 - 11:30    Recess

    11:30 - 12:10    Afternoon Group Social Studies

    12:10 - 12:50    Specials:  (Mon - Art, Tues/Wed/Thur - PE, Fri - Music)

    12:50 - 2:20      Afternoon Group Math

    2:25                  Dismissal