Moving to Google Classroom

Today is the day that all our classwork will be posted on Google Classroom.  Head on over for a daily schedule and links to all our assignments.

Please use this site for links to our math book and religion book.  Also, I will be posting additional links for challenges, extra projects, and links to websites that connect to our learning.  Otherwise, I’ll see you over at our Google Classroom learning space!

Love, Ms. Kelley

Distance Learning – Friday, March 27

SPELLING/VOCAB TEST: Go to Spelling City and take a spelling and vocabulary test on this week’s words

MATH: Dividing Fractions Test – I posted the test on google classroom.  Let me know if you have any trouble entering your answers.

STEM: DESIGN SQUAD BUILD

Part of the challenge of doing STEM projects at home is that we don’t always have all the supplies needed.  PBS has a solution for that!

Go to the build spinner: https://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/spinner/

  • Select something from the “What do you like?” categories
  • Click on items you do have at home right now
  • Select one of the build projects they offer…or see if you can substitute supplies they do have for ones they suggest.
  • After you finish building, head over to google classroom and fill in the STEM Build Reflection sheet.

RELIGION:  St. John 8th graders wrote these Stations of the Cross to pray.  Take some time to read through them prayerfully today.https://grade5.st-johnschool.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/Stations-written-by-8th-grade.docx

LIBRARY: Head over to Mrs. Longton’s site to see what she has prepared for you today: https://library.st-johnschool.org/distance-learning-grades-3-5/

ART: Ms. Kay has an art lesson ready to go.  Send me photo of your masterpiece when you finish!  https://art.st-johnschool.org/art-program-at-st-john-school/distance-learning-art-4-5/

Distance Learning: Thursday, March 26

READING: Maniac Magee (1 hour)

Read Chapters 14-21 and do the Reader Response Questions: Chapter 14-21on pages 19 and 20 of your packet.  Also, go to the Maniac Magee Word Work #1 and fill in the middle column (Word in Sentence) for the words on page 7.  Note:  Use a dictionary if you don’t know the words…some are slang and some have alternate spellings but you shouldn’t have any trouble finding them in an online dictionary.

MATH:  Review Chapter 8 Practice Test (45 minutes)

Here are the answers to the Chapter 8 Practice Test: ANSWERS  At your Zoom meeting we will go over any questions you have and I will show you how you will be taking your test online!  Be sure to have your practice test finished and ready to discuss!

To join our ZOOM meeting, click on the link for the session you signed up for:

For some final practice visit IXL (we’re not logging in, just doing some math problems)  – https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5/divide-fractions-by-whole-numbers-in-recipes

WRITING: Describe a room in your house (30 minutes)

Go to Google Classroom and click on the assignment called Describe a Room…directions await you in the March 16-27 section.

SPELLING CITY: (20 minutes)

Work on the assignments I posted for the Week of March 23

SOCIAL STUDIES: (30 minutes) Pick up where you left off on the Brave New World project. Remember, we are now doing all the categories.

DUE DATE UPDATE- Friday, April 3rd

Every day this week, spend 30 minutes or so making high quality, final copy paragraphs and illustrations/images/visuals.  Re-read the original project description to make sure you have all the parts.  It should be either typed or very neatly written.  Please be sure to edit for grammar and spelling.

If you have extra time and would like to go above and beyond, consider making a commercial advertising your culture, a museum of artifacts from your culture, a fashion show with inhabitants of your culture, or any other creative ideas you can think of!

PE:  Visit Ms. Tsagalakis’s site for some great ideas to keep moving:  https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

MUSIC:  Click on the link here for today’s assignment in music. https://musicbecky.st-johnschool.org/5th-grade-distance-learning-assignments-march-18th-19th-2020/

Reminder…you can email me with questions or if you’d like to Facetime, email me the number you’d like me to call and we can chat!

Distance Learning: Wednesday, March 25

READING: Achieve 3000: Defying Gravity (1 hour)

Do you know her?

Let’s start with a little video to show you why she’s pretty amazing:  Check this out!

Wouldn’t it be cool to flip like that??? Today’s article is about Simone Biles!  Complete the usual 5 steps as well as the stretch article and the stretch activity today.  The Thought Question asks: Who is Simone Biles and why has she been called the greatest gymnast ever? Include facts and details from the Article in your answer. Write this in paragraph format with a topic sentence, 3 supporting details and a closing sentence.

MATH: (45 minutes)

Take a math practice test: Chapter 8 practice test .  You can either print it or do your work on a separate sheet.  When we have our zoom meeting on Thursday, I’ll have you show me your work and we will go over the answers.

Our chapter 8 test is scheduled for this Friday.  We’ll take the test online using a google classroom form and I’ll show how to do it at Thursday’s zoom meeting.  If you haven’t yet signed up for a slot, be sure to do so today!

SOCIAL STUDIES:Brave New World (1 hour)

DUE DATE UPDATE -I have extended the project due date to Friday, April 3rd

Every day this week, spend 30 minutes or so making high quality, final copy paragraphs and illustrations/images/visuals.  Re-read the original project description to make sure you have all the parts.  It should be either typed or very neatly written.  Please be sure to edit for grammar and spelling.

If you have extra time and would like to go above and beyond, consider making a commercial advertising your culture, a museum of artifacts from your culture, a fashion show with inhabitants of your culture, or any other creative ideas you can think of!

SPELLING CITY:  (15 minutes) Keep working on the assignments I posted.  On Friday, I will check that these have been completed and log the work in to Powerschool, along with your vocab and spelling scores.

RELIGION:  (30 minutes). In your Spirit of Truth religion book, do pages 76-77. Show your answers to a parent when you have finished so they can check that your work is complete.  Remember!  If you don’t have your Spirit of Truth book, I put a link to an ebook in the sidebar under Class Links and Info.

MUSIC:  Click on the link here for today’s assignment in music. https://musicbecky.st-johnschool.org/5th-grade-distance-learning-assignments-march-18th-19th-2020/

PE:  Visit Ms. Tsagalakis’s site for some great ideas to keep moving:  https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

Reminder…you can email me with questions or if you’d like to Facetime, email me the number you’d like me to call and we can chat!

Distance Learning: Tuesday, March 24

READING: (1 hour) Maniac Magee! Read Chapters 8-13 and do the Reader Response Questions: Chapter 8-13 on pages 17 and 18 of your packet.  Also, go to the Maniac Magee Character Analysis #1 page and write a Description and Evidence from Text for 3 more characters.

MATH: (45 minutes)

  • Click here to check yesterday’s homework: Answers to pages 514-516
  • Today’s assignment asks you to both draw and use Keep, Change, Flip to solve word problems. Watch my mini lesson video to start the lesson: VIDEO
  • Then complete pages 517-520

SPELLING CITY: (15 minutes) Start on the assignments I posted.  On Friday, I will check that these have been completed and log the work in to Powerschool, along with your vocab and spelling scores.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Brave New World (45 minutes)

DUE DATE UPDATE: The project due date is extended to Friday, April 3rd

Every day this week, spend 30 minutes or so making high quality, final copy paragraphs and illustrations/images/visuals.  Re-read the original project description to make sure you have all the parts.  It should be either typed or very neatly written.  Please be sure to edit for grammar and spelling.

The final project can be typed on the computer or it can be hand-written.  You might be doing a page for each topic or maybe you wrote your descriptions all in one place and your images all in a different place.  You can be creative with how you organize your work.  Just make sure you have all the information described on the assignment sheet.

If you have extra time and would like to go above and beyond, consider making a commercial advertising your culture, a museum of artifacts from your culture, a fashion show with inhabitants of your culture, or any other creative ideas you can think of!

RELIGION:    (20 minutes). In your Spirit of Truth religion book,  do page 74 in your spiral.  You might need to re-read pages 72-73 to answer the questions.  Show your answers to a parent when you have finished so they can check that your work is complete.  Good news!  If you don’t have your Spirit of Truth book, I put a link to an ebook in the sidebar under Class Links and Info.

SPANISH:  (20 minutes) Visit Senora Blanca’s teacher page and do the assignment for Tuesday, March 24th.  https://spanish.st-johnschool.org/5th-grade-classes/

PE:  Visit Ms. Tsagalakis’s site for some great ideas to keep moving:  https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

MUSIC: Have you been checking in to Ms. Jones’ teacher page?  If not, click here and do the assignments posted. https://musicbecky.st-johnschool.org/5th-grade-distance-learning-assignments-march-18th-19th-2020/ 

Reminder…you can email me with questions or if you’d like to Facetime, email me the number you’d like me to call and we can chat!

Distance Learning: Monday, March 23

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend and is feeling healthy and ready to learn.  Before we get started, here’s a screenshot of one of my favorite moments from last week…show and tell with dogs!  This week we’ll have to share cats and other pets:)

Let’s begin our week with a special edition of St. John’s ENN! https://youtu.be/b8ROnhUMJaw

READING: Achieve Article: Mickey Mouse, Meet Hulu.  Do the usual 5 steps and the Stretch Article and Stretch Activity as well.(45 minutes)

MATH: Dividing Fractions

WRITING:  Today you will revise and edit your Personal Narrative.  Head on over to Google Classroom and you will notice a new document in the Personal Narrative section, it is a checklist for revising and editing. Re-read your narrative then use the checklist to make improvements to your ideas (AKA revisions), and double check all spelling and punctuation (AKA edits).  When you are finished, click TURN IN at the top of the page.  I will grade your assignment using the checklist.

SPELLING CITY: This week’s list is called Week of March 23.  We’ll be working on more vocabulary from Maniac Magee.  Today’s spelling assignment is to log-in to http://www.spellingcity.com and find your words.  Then copy each of the words 2 times in cursive (of courseJ) in the reading section of your spiral notebook.  (20 minutes)

SOCIAL STUDIES:  This week we are going to finish the BRAVE NEW WORLD CULTURE PROJECT.  Every day, spend 30 minutes or so making high quality, final copy paragraphs and illustrations/images/visuals.  Re-read the original project description to make sure you have all the parts.  It should be either typed or very neatly written.  Please be sure to edit for grammar and spelling.

If you have extra time and would like to go above and beyond, consider making a commercial advertising your culture, a museum of artifacts from your culture, a fashion show with inhabitants of your culture, or any other creative ideas you can think of!

Projects are due on Friday, March 27th.

RELIGION:    This week we will be working in the Spirit of Truth religion book and will be focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism.  Today, read pages 72-73.  Then, answer the questions on page 73.  Write your answers in the religion section of your spiral.  Show your answers to a parent when you have finished so they can check that your work is complete.

SPANISH: Visit Senora Blanca’s teacher page and do the assignment for Monday, March 23  https://spanish.st-johnschool.org/5th-grade-classes/

PE:  Visit Ms. Tsagalakis’s site for some great ideas to keep moving:  https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

MUSIC: Have you been checking in to Ms. Jones’ teacher page?  If not, click here and do the assignments posted. https://musicbecky.st-johnschool.org/5th-grade-distance-learning-assignments-march-18th-19th-2020/

Reminder…you can email me with questions or if you’d like to Facetime, email me the number you’d like me to call and we can chat!

Distance Learning: Friday, March 20

SPELLING/VOCABULARY: Go to www.spellingcity.com and take a spelling and vocabulary test on this week’s words

FRIDAY FIELD TRIP: Many amazing places around the world have posted virtual field trips for us to enjoy while we are hanging out at home.

  • Go to this website and explore the options:  https://artsandculture.google.com/
  • You can look at many places or spend a long time on one place, whatever you think is interesting!
  • After spending 20 minutes or so looking at our incredible world, head on over to google classroom and write a journal entry telling all about your travels.

STEM: Paper Chair Challenge

  • Click here to read about your challenge: Paper Chair Challenge  (Note:  After you click on the link, you will have to open up the challenge by clicking on the page that says Paper Chair Challenge)
  • Click here for a sheet to record your work as you go. Print the sheet if you can but if not, record the steps in the science section of your spiral: STEM Recording Sheet
  • Take a picture of your chair and email it to me when you are finished!

 

 

 

 

Distance Learning: Thursday, March 19

It was so great seeing everybody (and some dogs!) in Zoom today!

Post-Zoom updates made at 12:30…check the math section for link to one of our Zoom sessions and a link to the Keep, Change, Flip video/song.

READING: Maniac Magee! (1 hour)

  • Read chapters 2-7 of Maniac Magee
  • Do the Reader Response Questions: Chapters 2-7 on pages 14-16 of your packet.
  • After you finish, go back to the Character Analysis section on pages 5-6 and fill in the “Description” and “Evidence from Text” column for 4 characters of your choice.

MATH: Dividing fractions:  Video of one of today’s Zoom sessions: https://vimeo.com/398926897

  • Your assignment is to do Pages  505 & 513
  • A fun video to remind you of the Keep,Change, Flip strategy for re-writing fraction division problems as fraction multiplication problems is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_3afn9L7XU

WRITING: Write a rough draft of a personal narrative

Log in to Google Classroom and open the document called, “Personal Narrative.”  Then work on a draft of your story.  Turn it in when you are finished. (30 minutes)

SPELLING CITY: Finish the assignments I posted.  Then, make sure you are ready for tomorrow’s test. (10 minutes)

SOCIAL STUDIES: Pick up where you left off on the Brave New World project and spend another 20 minutes on it today. Remember, we are now doing all the categories.  (20 minutes)

PE:  Visit Ms. Tsagalakis’s site for some great ideas to keep moving:  https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

Reminder…you can email me with questions or if you’d like to Facetime, email me the number you’d like me to call and we can chat!

Distance Learning: Wednesday, March 18

To make viewing easier, today’s assignments are posted front and center!

READING: Achieve 3000: The Art of Funny (45 minutes)                                   Complete the usual 5 steps as well as the stretch article and the stretch activity today. The thought question asks you to pick events from the reading you would include in a documentary. Make sure you choose at least 3 events! Also, be sure to explain why each event is important.

MATH: Practice fraction math skills on Splash Math (40 minutes)

  • Go to splashlearn.com
  • Click “Sign In” (in the upper right-hand corner of the screen)
  • It should say, “Where are you playing SplashLearn?”
  • Click on Class
  • Type in our class code which is OJXIMM
  • Select Your Profile (which means click on your name)
  • Enter your Password…to see the list of passwords: CLICK HERE
  • Do the 4 assigned activities

SPANISH: Visit Senora Blanca’s teacher page and do the assignment for Tuesday…I did not know she had an assignment for you so we will just do her assignments one day later this week https://spanish.st-johnschool.org/5th-grade-classes/ (30 minutes)

SOCIAL STUDIES:  Pick up where you left off on the Brave New World project and spend another 30 minutes on it today. Remember, we are now doing all the categories.  (30 minutes)

SPELLING CITY:  Keep working on the assignments I posted.  On Friday, I will check that these have been completed and log the work in to Powerschool, along with your vocab and spelling scores. (15 minutes)

WRITING: Back at school, we described a monster and wrote a story about him/her/it.  Today, you will do a pre-write for a personal narrative AKA a story about yourself. (45 minutes)

  • What is a personal narrative? Read this example:  JET BIKES
  • Watch this video to learn about brainstorming ideas: CLICK HERE
  • Think about a story in your life to write about and fill out this graphic organizer: CLICK HERE. You can either print this or just copy the categories in your spiral notebook and make your own

Note:  We’ll start writing the draft of your story tomorrow.

MUSIC:  Click on the link here for today’s assignment in music. https://musicbecky.st-johnschool.org/5th-grade-distance-learning-assignments-march-18th-19th-2020/ 

PE:  Visit Ms. Tsagalakis’s site for some great ideas to keep moving:  https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

Welcome to Fifth Grade Distance Learning!

Get yourself comfy (I bet some of you are still in your jammiesJ) and get ready to learn!

What To Do:

  • Click on the Distance Learning link in the sidebar for the day’s assignments. They will be posted each morning at 9:00am.
  • Read over your assignments and gather your materials (pencil, spiral notebook, math book??).
  • Find a quiet work place
  • Plan on spending about 3 hours a day to complete all assigned work
  • Put finished work in your Distance Learning folder or write it in the appropriate section of your spiral notebook so you can turn it in when we return

If you have questions about your work…

I will be holding on-line “office-hours” each day between 10-12.  During this time, I will be seated at my computer ready to answer questions or help in anyway needed.  Students can reach out via email or we can have a Facetime chat.

Materials Sent Home:

  • Spiral notebook for paper and recording answers
  • Novel- Maniac Magee and packet
  • Mathbooks – Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 (or you can use the student e-book on my teacher page)
  • Brave New World Culture Project
  • Religion book- Spirit of Truth (remember not to write in it. Instead record your answers in your spiral notebook)

A Note to Parents:  Thank you so much for all you are doing to partner with us as we implement our distance learning plan!  While our fifth graders have gained so much independence this year, they still rely on some support to be successful.  You can help by setting aside time each day to check over your child’s work, answer questions, and by offering feedback and praise.  Be sure to reach out if you have any questions, comments, or brilliant ideas for ways to make this time more productive.

I am thinking about you all the time and praying that you stay healthy and happy!

Love, Ms. Kelley

For today’s lessons click on the sidebar–Distance Learning: Week of March 16