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Classroom Leadership Plan

5-6 Leadership Plan 


      Homework at the 5/6 level sets the stage for study habits in later grades.

  • Current research shows that the amount of homework completed is proportionate to increased achievement (Cooper, Robinson, Patall; 2006).

  • Please provide your child with a scheduled study time each day (even if no homework is assigned) in a quiet and well-lit area. Homework is usually assigned daily, however I try to not assign homework over the weekends, with the exception of nightly reading as needed to fulfill weekly reading requirements.

  • Students should be able to complete most homework assignments on their own, with the understanding that parents should still check homework for quality and neatness. Students will be offered time in class to start most assignments.  

  • Assignments will be written in a weekly assignment planner. Parents are encouraged to check student planners daily.  I also try to post planners weekly on my Facebook group page.  If you have access to Facebook- please send a request to join "Mrs. Gilpin's Class". 

Progress Reports:

  • Grades will be updated on Skyward weekly, or even daily in many cases.  Skyward is your best bet for up-to-date info on your child's progress!  If you are not already signed up for Family Access on Skyward, there is a tutorial link on the school web page, or give our secretary a call and she can set you up :) Paper copies may be sent home on Mondays if needed!
  • All students have a student access password.  Students may access thier grades at any time on Skyward.

Common Core State Standards:

  • CCSS are the skills that we will be practicing and mastering throughout the year. These are our state guidelines and requirements for academic content for each grade level.

  • Students with specialized learning plans may follow alternate guidelines.

  • Students who demonstrate the capability to work beyond their outlined grade level coursework may be challenged with higher level rigor and or coursework when applicable.


  • Should the course of learning in the classroom become disrupted, or any student's right to learning be infringed, the classroom discipline steps will be followed in accordance with the school’s disciplinary procedure. Please see the elementary handbook for up-to-date procedures.


  • Daily attendance is SUPER important.  Many of our lessons are classroom activities and discussion. The more days a student misses, the farther behind he/she can become. It can be very difficult to catch students up when they miss key lessons.  If you are planning an absence, please check with me first to make sure your child won't be missing important days.
  • Our attendance policy has changed, per Washington State law. Please carefully read the Elementary Handbook sectrion regarding attendance.