Dear Students and Families,
I hope this email finds you safe, happy, and healthy. I continue to be impressed with your child’s work ethic and work completion during this crazy time. I appreciate all the support that you are offering to your child and appreciate the emails from parents when questions arise. I am slowly but surely checking in and grading work so you may receive an email from me about your child’s work completion.
I have had some questions about report cards from parents recently so I thought I would address this concern. We just found out from the district that your child will receive a report card at the end of the year, but the standards/grades will be based upon work only up until March 13. This means that your child’s distance learning work will not be used for the report card. I will use all the scores from your child’s homework, tests, classwork, and participation from January 2020 until March 13, 2020.
5th grade end of year/t shirts:
Since all our 5th grade end of the year activities are no longer possible, each 5th grade student will be receiving a special 5th grade promotion t-shirt. Please take a moment to fill out this form so that I know what size t-shirt your child needs. We also have another small item for them that they will receive…. eventually. I would also like you to know that there is no definitive plan yet about how or when students will come and get their items from my classroom. Eventually, you will be able to come and pick up their personal items, yearbooks, t-shirt, and other items once we get direction from the district. Once I know more, I will let you know. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
You must log-in with your child’s student ID email address in order to fill out this form. Click the link below:
Paragraph of the week:
When your child is completing their Paragraph of the Week assignment, please make sure they are using the graphic organizer. This will help them organize their thoughts and include all the components that I am looking for in their response. Students do not need to send me their graphic organizer. They only need to email the final paragraph.
Work for the week:
Here is an overview of the assignments for this week. The specific assignments are in the weekly grid attached at the end of this email
**Math – the Math stays the same for this week. Please use the resources in My Library in Think Central if you need some additional help. We will not have any new assignments this Friday.
**Reading – This week we have one Readworks article for Monday and Scholastic News for Tuesday-Thursday. On Monday, the Readworks article has comprehension questions only, no vocabulary questions. We are using the Scholastic News Edition for April 27th
**Writing – Our topic is time with family. Students are writing a narrative this week. The worksheets were sent to you via email. Students will submit a final paragraph to me via email by Friday. You do NOT need to print the worksheets; you can download them and use a separate piece of paper or you can download and print them. Do whatever works for you and your family.
**Midwest Region States – Students will learn the location and capitals of Midwest Region States. The worksheets were sent to you in an email. You do NOT need to print the worksheets; you can download them and use a separate piece of paper or you can download and print them. The goal if for students to be familiar with the location of the state and know the state capital. Students do not need to know the state abbreviations.
**IReady Reading and Math – Students should complete 45 minutes total per week in each subject. 45 minutes in math for next week and 45 minutes in reading for next week.
**Flipgrid – There will be Flipgrid assignments for Monday and Wednesday.
As always, if you have any questions and/or concerns, please email me. Have a great week!