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Tina L. McCoy
5th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Montgomery County Intermediate School



Our CCR Time is 9:30-10:20 daily

M= P.E. Tues.=Art Wed.=Library Th.= Music Fri.=Rotation

LUNCH is 12:25-12:50.

If you need to contact me, please call during these times or after 2:45. Feel free to email me anytime with questions or concerns.



With continued parent support, I know this will prove to be a great school year for your child. Thanks for all you do!


  Social Studies Syllabus  

Behavior and Expectation Plan 



MCIS 5th Grade Social Studies Syllabus

This syllabus is designed to be a general guide for our Social Studies classes. Please note that the components and pacing may change at any time based on the needs of our students.

Tentative Curriculum

Unit 1- Geography, Native Americans, and Economics (August-September)


Unit 4- Preamble, Constitution (Branches of Government), Bill of Rights, Levels of Government (January-February)


Unit 2- Exploration, Colonization, Comparing Colonies, Colonial Williamsburg, Slavery (October-November)


Unit 5-Westward Expansion, Causes of the Civil War and Civil War (February-March)

Unit 3- Growing Tensions (Causes of the Rev. War), To Declare or Not to Declare, The Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War (November-January)


Unit 6- Industrialization, Modern Era (World Wars, Cold War), Civil Rights, National Holidays/Symbols, Kentucky Review (March-April)

Economics Review (Throughout History), Review (Change over Time), Review (April-May)


All units have been developed based on fifth grade core content listed in the link below: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/docs/Pages/CCA-version-4.1.aspx


Grading Scale Grade Breakdown

100-90 A

89-80 B

79-70 C

69-60 D

59 & below F



Unit Tests are administered at the end of the unit and will be announced in advance. Students will have a review in class the day before the unit test and are given a practice test or study guide. A parent, with the understanding that a test is approaching, must sign study guides and/or practice tests. The practice test, study guide, and review session will let the students know exactly what is on the test; however, it is an expectation that students are spending adequate time studying for tests and quizzes at home.  Quizzes will be given weekly to check for student understanding.



Students will be assigned projects throughout the year.  A more detailed explanation and rubric for each project will be provided before the project is due. Although, students will have some class time to work on the projects, the majority of the project must be completed at home.



Homework is designed for students to practice and review the concepts taught in class.

It is also a way for students to discover problem areas within those concepts. Homework will be given for added enrichment at the teacher’s discretion or when classwork is not completed in class.



Classwork/Participation is expected on a daily basis.  This includes, but is not limited to, notes, vocabulary, flashbacks, centers, games, and exit slips. Part of being an active participant in the classroom is taking accurate notes, keeping materials organized, and using class time wisely.


Teaching Style

To enhance our social studies instruction, there will be a strong emphasis on student centered learning, including hands on learning, small group activities, and writing/explaining their understanding of social studies concepts.


Daily Materials:

Each day students are expected to come to class with all of the following: agenda book, S. Studies folder, and a pencil.


Questions or Concerns

I am here to help you whenever possible. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. You can email me at:


Behavior and Expectation Plan

We have high expectations for a spectacular school year! With this being said, we want the very best from your child while he/she is in our care.  The following acronym, HOW I ACT, outlines the rules/expectations we have established for students to uphold each day they are in our classrooms.

Honesty to others

Obeying classroom and school rules

Work completion


Involved in class


Attitude positive

Courteous to all

Talking appropriately



Students choosing to be their best and display positive behaviors will be modestly rewarded.  Rewards will be determined by teachers and/or administration.



Students’ behavior will be monitored and tracked weekly*, and consequences will occur for students choosing not to follow our team behavior and expectation plan.



Procedures for such infractions are:


1st offense – Warning

2nd offense – Loss of 1st Tribe Point=5 min of recess

3rd offense – Loss of 2nd Tribe Point=10 min of recess

4th offense – Loss of 3rd Tribe Point= All of recess

5th offense – Call home to Parent/Possible Parent-Teacher Conference


*The start of a new week means a “clean slate” for ALL students.  Offenses from a previous week will not carry over into the next week.




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