• 05/02/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 5/2/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    May 2, 2019

     

    Reading – The last Reading Project was due Monday, April 29th.  It is a PowerPoint and we have been working on it in class.  They can access Power Point at home through the school district website.  Please make sure your child has turned it in.  We have started our last Reading Project.  They get to choose what project they would like to do and it needs to be turned in on Friday, May 24th.  There is not a lot of extra time for it to be turned in late.

    Spelling and Vocabulary – We will have our spelling test for this week’s words on Friday (tomorrow). This list will be the last list on Friday, May 10th.  Remember they need to know how to spell and the meaning of the word.

                 expedition, tributaries, trek, barrier, despite, fulfilled, range, techniques, resumed, & edible

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently. Students will not be able to participate in some of the end of the year activities if they have missing assignments.

    End of the Year Awards – It is a 5th grade privilege to be checked out after their award ceremony.  Please do not check out other siblings.  The ceremony will start at 9:30 and end around 10:30. Parents who check out their child may take them home and celebrate, but the child may not return to school grounds for the rest of the day.  If you choose to leave your child at school, it is an early release day.

    Important Dates (Subject to Change)

    May 3rd - Science ISAT

    May 7 – Above and Beyond

    May 8 – MVHS Football Players Presentation

    *NEW -May 9 – Music Showcase 1:30pm

    May 10 – Bowling Trip

    *NEW May 10 – Band Assembly

    May 17 – Science Boards Due

    May 17 – Last Reading Project Book Read By

    May 17 – LHMS Counselor Visit

    May 21 – Science Fair

    May 22 – Heritage Lunch

    May 24 – Last Book Project Due (Student Choice)

    May 28 – Talent Show

    May 29 – Field Day

    May 30 – Kickball Game 9:30am

    May 31 – Last Day of School (Awards Ceremony 9:30)

     

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for April will be Friday, April 26th.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 04-25-19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 4/25/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    April 25, 2019

     

    Reading –The next book project is due Monday, April 29th.  It is a PowerPoint and we have been working on it in class.  They can access Power Point at home through the school district website.

    Spelling and Vocabulary – Remember students need to know how to spell the words and their meanings.  The test will be on Friday, May 3rd.  This is one of the last 2 spelling test we will have, if your student needs to improve a STR grade, this is the time.

                 mishap, rustling, torment, surged, disadvantage, lectured, beacon, balked, quaking, & fared

    ISAT Testing – I am so proud of how hard our class worked while taking the ISATS.  Scores will be coming in and I will be sharing them with your student.  You will receive a hard copy in them mail.

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently. Students will not be able to participate in some of the end of the year activities if they have missing assignments.

    Important Dates (Subject to Change)

    April 26thScience Fair Proposal Due

    April 29thBowling Money Due

    April 29th - Book Project Due (Power Point)

    May 3rd - Science ISAT

    May 7 – Above and Beyond

    May 8 – MVHS Football Players Presentation

    May 10 – Bowling Trip

    May 17 – Science Boards Due

    May 17 – Last Reading Project Book Read By

    May 17 – LHMS Counselor Visit

    May 21 – Science Fair

    May 22 – Heritage Lunch

    May 24 – Last Book Project Due (Student Choice)

    May 28 – Talent Show

    May 29 – Field Day

    May 30 – Kickball Game 9:30am

    May 31 – Last Day of School (Awards Ceremony 9:30)

     

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for April will be Friday, April 26th.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 4/4/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 4/4/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    April 4, 2019

     

    Reading –The next book needs to be read by April 22nd and it will be due April 29th.  It will be a Power Point.

    Family Career Night – Thursday, April 11th Food Trucks will be here at 5pm and the event will start at 6pm.

    ISAT Testing – It is important to make sure your child gets a full night sleep and breakfast on the day we will be doing our ISAT test.  Remember this year, their scores will determine their classes for next year.  If a student does not pass the ISAT, they will be put in a skills class for ELA or/and Math.  In some cases, they might have to drop their elective classes.  We will be testing every day April 15 – 19.  Remind your student how important it is to do their best, take their time, work the problems out, and read directions carefully.

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently.

    Important Dates (Subject to Change)

    April 8th – 12th - Book Fair

    April 15 – 19 - (ELA and Math) ISAT Testing

    May 3rd - Science ISAT

    April 23 – Early Release

    April 29th - Book Project Due (Power Point)

    May 7 – Above and Beyond

    May 21 – Science Fair

    May 22 – Heritage Lunch

    May 24 – Last Book Project (Student Choice)

    May 28 – Talent Show

    May 29 – Field Day

    May 30 – Kickball Game

    May 31 – Last Day of School (Awards Ceremony 9:30)

    Above and Beyond – The 5th grade team has decided to take a “Hands on Learning” trip to the Capitol Building. This is above and beyond our curriculum and is not a required trip for every 5th grader. The students who are invited to attend this trip must have the following:

    * Turned in all of their assignments (current and missing) by April 5th

    * Been Respectful to their classmates and staff at all times

    * Been Responsible in the class during learning time

    * Persevered through projects and assignments

    We will send an invitation out to students who have met the above criteria after ISAT Testing.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for April will be Friday, April 26th.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 3/21/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 3/21/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    March 21, 2019

     

    Spring Break – Spring Break will start tomorrow and students will need to be back in school on Monday, April 1st.  Enjoy the break with your family.

    Reading – Our Character Analysis project is due today.  Students should have their next book chosen and they need to start reading it.  The next book needs to be read by April 22nd and it will be due April 29th.  It will be a Power Point.

    Traits Test – A study guide will go home on Tuesday, April 2nd and our test will be on Thursday April 4th. Students will NOT be able to use notes on this test, but MUST study from the STUDY GUIDE.

    ISAT Testing – It is important to make sure your child gets a full night sleep and breakfast on the day we will be doing our ISAT test.  Remember this year, their scores will determine their classes for next year.  If a student does not pass the ISAT, they will be put in a skills class for ELA or/and Math.  In some cases, they might have to drop their elective classes.  We will be testing every day April 15 – 19.  Remind your student how important it is to do their best, take their time, work the problems out, and read directions carefully.

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently.

    Important Dates (Subject to Change)

    April 8th – 12th - Book Fair

    April 15 – 19 - (ELA and Math) ISAT Testing

    End of April or Beg. Of May  - Science ISAT TBA

    April 23 – Early Release

    April 29th - Book Project Due (Power Point)

    May 7 – Above and Beyond

    May 21 – Science Fair

    May 22 – Heritage Lunch

    May 24 – Last Book Project (Student Choice)

    May 28 – Talent Show

    May 29 – Field Day

    May 30 – Kickball Game

    May 31 – Last Day of School (Awards Ceremony 9:30)

    Above and Beyond – The 5th grade team has decided to take a “Hands on Learning” trip to the Capitol Building. This is above and beyond our curriculum and is not a required trip for every 5th grader. The students who are invited to attend this trip must have the following:

    * Turned in all of their assignments (current and missing) by April 5th

    * Been Respectful to their classmates and staff at all times

    * Been Responsible in the class during learning time

    * Persevered through projects and assignments

    We will send an invitation out to students who have met the above criteria after Spring Break.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for April will be Friday, April 26th.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 03/07/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 3/7/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class 

    March 7, 2019 

     

    Reading –We have started our Character Analysis project. This project is due on March 21.  It will be a character analysis of two characters which includes a two-paragraph essay (not including introduction and conclusion) for each character. The final draft will be on a flip book with a full color illustration. 

    Science Cell Test – A study guide will go home on Friday, the 15th and our test will be on Monday, March 18th. Students will NOT be able to use notes on this test, but MUST study from the STUDY GUIDE. 

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No words next week, we will be working on Read Week activities. 

    Treasure Book – CLASS – We will create a class Treasure Book, this one is not free if you want your own copy.  We will send home a permission slip that will need to be signed. We need the permission slip signed and returned for all students.  If you would like to purchase a CLASS BOOK, the order form and permission slip is the same paper. 

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently. 

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for March will be Friday, March 15th.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student. 

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day.   

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  • 02/28/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 2/28/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class
    February 28, 2019

    Middle School Packets – ALL Students must return their middle school packet. No matter what school they are planning to attend. Information will be forwarded to that school. Idaho State requires music as a 6th grader and most schools have the same choices.
    Reading –We have started our Character Analysis project. This project is due on March 21. It will be a character analysis of two characters which includes a two-paragraph essay (not including introduction and conclusion) for each character. The final draft will be on a flip book with a full color illustration.
    Edible Cell – Our science activity of the Edible Cell is due on March 4th. Papers went home last week with directions. If your child is doing an edible cell the only day they may bring it in is on March 4th. We will present, then each student will have a bit of their own cell to eat. Please make sure it is covered with plastic wrap or in a container. If you choose not to do an edible cell, then your child will bring in a model of a cell following the same directions. You may also do an edible cell, take a photo, email it to me, and then the cell can be left at home.
    Spelling/Vocabulary – No words next week, we will be working on Read Week activities.
    Read Week – Read week will be during the week of March 3rd. Monday – wear stripes, Thursday – Wear crazy socks, Friday – PJ and read in. Parents are welcome to come read with your child on Friday 9:30 – 10:15.
    Picture Day – Our class picture day is Thursday, March 7th. The order forms went home already.
    Treasure Books – INDIVIDUAL – Some students chose to create an individual Treasure Book. Those packets are due tomorrow.
    Treasure Book – CLASS – We will create a class Treasure Book, this one is not free if you want your own copy. We will send home a permission slip that will need to be signed. We need the permission slip signed and returned for all students. If you would like to purchase a CLASS BOOK, the order form and permission slip is the same paper.
    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently.
    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month. Celebrations for March will be Friday, March 15th. We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.
    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020. Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you. Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day.

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  • 02/07/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 2/7/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    February 7, 2019

     

    Kindness Week Dress Up – Tuesday = Bright Colors, Wednesday = Wear your shirt backwards, Friday = Team Spirit

    Power Schools – It is very important for parents to check PowerSchools.  That is where you child’s grades are listed.  It is a “live” gradebook, so you can check the status of your child’s learning at anytime.

    Reading –Our Reading Project is back to a chapter book.  Each student should have a chapter book to read at home.  Our project is an Opinion Essay, Information Sheet, and Presentation.  The project will be due on February 19th and the book should be read by February 12th.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Suffix Test – The Suffix Test will be Friday February 8th

    Root Test – The root words are attached.  We will start the packet on Wednesday of next week.  The Root Test will be Friday, February 22nd.

    Government – We will have an open note test for our Government Unit on Thursday, February 14.

    Valentine’s Day Party – We will have a Valentine’s Day Party at the end of the day on the 14th.  Our class list went home already, please include Valentines for everyone if you are bringing any in.

    Revolutionary War – Due date is February 13th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for February will be Friday, February 22nd.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 01/31/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 1/31/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 31, 2019

     

    Power Schools – It is very important for parents to check PowerSchools.  That is where you child’s grades are listed.  It is a “live” gradebook, so you can check the status of your child’s learning at anytime.

    Movie – We are going to have a zero missing assignment movie on Monday.  Only students who have all of their assignments turned in will be able to participate.  Students may bring in an individual snack to have during the movie. I have reminded students to gather their missing assignments and work on them at home.  I will not be at school on Friday, so for me to help they need to gather them today.

    Reading –Our Reading Project is back to a chapter book.  Each student should have a chapter book to read at home.  Our project is an Opinion Essay, Information Sheet, and Presentation.  The project will be due on February 19th and the book should be read by February 12th.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Suffix Test – The Suffix Test will be Friday February 8th.

    Revolutionary War – We are almost done with our Revolutionary War Unit.  Our assessment is an historical fiction journal that they are writing as if they were alive back in Colonial Times.  Thy have been writing entries as we have been learning about events and people.  We are now turning our first drafts into final drafts. We have been working on it the entire month of December, the due date is February 13th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for February will be Friday, February 15th.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 01/24/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 1/24/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 23, 2018

     

    Evidence Grades – Reminder about Evidence Grades. With a missing Evidence grade (Projects, Test, Class Assignments) if it is not turned in on time, their grades will be entered as a Basic (0) and Missing Symbol by the end of the week it is due.  If they turn it in after that week, I will grade it and change the grade.  At any time, they can retake a piece of Evidence to raise their grades.  BUT - I will not constantly remind them to turn it in.  I will put their names on the board, so they know they have something missing.  I will not chase after them on the playground to come in during recess.  

     

    When they come in during recess I will help them with any assignments, I will NOT collect missing assignments for them, but with them.

     

    So, it is very important for parents and students to start looking at PowerSchools for grades and missing assignments.

     

    Remember PRO (Proficient) is passing the 5th grade standard, STR (Strategic) is NOT passing but indicates a bit of understanding, BAS (Basic) is NOT passing or not turned in.

     

    Power Schools – It is very important for parents to check PowerSchools.  That is where you child’s grades are listed.  It is a “live” gradebook, so you can check the status of your child’s learning at anytime.

    Reading –Our Reading Project is back to a chapter book.  Each student should have a chapter book to read at home.  I will give out the directions and due date for the next Reading Project next week.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Prefix Test – The Prefix Test will be tomorrow Friday January 25th. We will have a suffix list coming out next week and that test will be on February 8th.

    Revolutionary War – We are almost done with our Revolutionary War Unit.  Our assessment is an historical fiction journal that they are writing as if they were alive back in Colonial Times.  Thy have been writing entries as we have been learning about events and people.  We are now turning our first drafts into final drafts. We have been working on it the entire month of December, so as soon as we get to the lesson for the last entry it will be due a week later.  I will let you know.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for January will be Friday, January 25th.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 1/17/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 1/17/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 17, 2018

     

    No School – There will be no school on Monday, January 21st

    End of Semester – The end of semester is tomorrow.  All assignments for Semester 1 need to be turned in. As per email that was sent, any missing assignments for Semester 1 will result in a “0”.

    Reading –Our Reading Project is based from informational articles given to them.  They have a BINGO with activities to complete for the articles.  This project will be due January 22nd.

    Early Release – We will have an early release on Friday, January 18th.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Prefix Test – The Prefix Test will be on Friday January 25th.

    Revolutionary War – We are almost done with our Revolutionary War Unit.  Our assessment is an historical fiction journal that they are writing as if they were alive back in Colonial Times.  Thy have been writing entries as we have been learning about events and people.  We are now turning our first drafts into final drafts. We have been working on it the entire month of December, so as soon as we get to the lesson for the last entry it will be due a week later.  I will let you know.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for January will be Friday, January 25th.  We are not allowing food items to come in for Birthday Celebrations. Other Suggestions: a favorite book to read, pencils, book marks, art project, or any item that can be distributed to every student.

    Contact – If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via e-mail manley.deanna@westada.org or phone 350-4020.  Please allow me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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