• 11/08/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 11/8/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    November 8, 2018

     

    Art – Please send your child to school with an empty toilet paper roll for our art project next Friday.

    Reading –Their next Reading Project will be due on December 10th.  It will be a Step Book, not a Book Jacket (not as much writing will be involved).  The book should be finished by November 26th.

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will not be having spelling test for the next several weeks.  We will be working on preparing for our DWA test.

    DWA Test – Our DWA Test will be on November 28th.  It is very important to have your child at school during this testing time.  Scores of students who do the DWA in a makeup session usually are lower than the ones done in class.

    Harvest Party – Our Harvest Party will be on November 16th. We are looking for healthy treats.  If you would like to bring in a sweet treat, please email me.  We are only allowed 1 sweet treat.

    Math – Our unit is the multiplication unit.  Practice math facts at home.  Students will need to do 50 in 3 minutes.  Practice the standard algorithm at home with both whole numbers and decimals.

    Power Schools – Please check Power School to see if your student has missing assignments. Students will not be able to participate in the Harvest Party or Thanksgiving activities if they have missing assignments.

    Science – Our Science Matter test will be Monday, November 12th. Miss. Burke will be doing a review and Study Guide with them today and tomorrow.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for November will be Friday, November 30th.  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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  • 11/2/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 11/2/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    November 2, 2018

     

    Reading – Their 2nd Reading Project is due today.  Some students are finishing up their final drafts at home over the weekend.  Since I was able to conference with them, they will not be considered late.  If you child is still working on the organizers or first drafts, please have them finish so I can conference with them on Monday.  Their next Reading Project will be due on December 10th.  It will be a Step Book, not a Book Jacket (not as much writing will be involved). 

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will not be having spelling test for the next several week.  We will be working on preparing for our DWA test.

    DWA Test – Our DWA Test will be on November 28th.  It is very important to have your child at school during this testing time.  Scores of students who do the DWA in a makeup session usually are lower than the ones done in class.

    Harvest Party – Our Harvest Party will be on November 16th. We are looking for healthy treats.  If you would like to bring in a sweet treat, please email me.  We are only allowed 1 sweet treat.

    Math – Our unit is the multiplication unit.  Practice math facts at home.  Students will need to do 50 in 3 minutes.  We have started on 3 x 2 digit multiplication facts.  We are doing the traditional algorithm and do need practice at home.

    Power Schools – Please check Power School to see if your student has missing assignments. We spent 45 minutes of class time looking for our missing assignments.  (That is a lot of teaching and learning time) Every student who has missing assignments has them in their homework folder to finish over the weekend.

    Science – We are working on our Matter Unit in science.  Talk with your child about the phases of matter and how the molecules look.  They also just did a lab on physical and chemical changes.  Great time to ask them questions about it.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for November will be Friday, November 30th.  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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  • Conference Link

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 10/10/2018

    Here is the link to sign up for Conferences.  Remember they are going t obe student led, so your student will need to attend.

     

    https://calendly.com/manley-deanna/conferences

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  • 10/3/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 10/3/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 3, 2018

     

    Parent Teacher Conferences- Please make sure to have your log-in information for Power Schools, as you will be logging on to your account during conferences. Conferences will be student led so your child will need to attend. Be on the lookout for an email to sign up for a day and time.  

    Red Ribbon Field Trip (October 22nd)- Permission slips will be coming home Monday. Please return to school by October 15th.

    Reading – Reading projects will need to be done by October 8th. Students’ 2nd book should be read by October 22nd and the project will be due November 2nd. They will be doing another book jacket (the same project as the first)

                 Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior, to work on revising and editing.

    Vocabulary/Spelling – Spelling test will be Friday, October 12th. Students will have to know the meaning of the words in addition to the spelling. Word list: opponents, brutal, embarrassed, obvious, typically, supposedly, gorgeous, preliminary, sweeping, officially.

    Power Schools – Please check Power School to see if your student has missing assignments.

    Social Studies – Directions for the Nametown project will be sent home early next week. It will be due October 23rd.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for October will be Friday, October 19th.  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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  • 9/27/2018

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 9/27/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 27, 2018

    No School – There will be no school on October 3 – October 5th due to teacher trainings.

    Reading – Reading projects will need to be done by October 8th.  Even though I have extended the date, they will need to pick a new book for their next project and start reading it.

                 Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing.

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will not have a spelling test for next week October 5th.  During ELA time I will be working on citing evidence with reading informational text.  I will send out the list for October 12 on our Teacher Training day October 3rd.

    Power Schools – Please check Power Schools, there are a lot of students with missing assignments.

    Social Studies – Their Roanoke Story will be due on Friday (tomorrow).  We have had time in class to work on it.  If they would like to type it, they may turn it in on Monday, October 1st.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for October will be Friday, October 19th.  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 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and cannot reply until the next day. 

     

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  • 09/18/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 9/18/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 19, 2018

    Reading – We have started working on our Reading Projects.  Every student has a leveled chapter book they should be reading in class and at home.  The book should be finished by TODAY! The directions for the Reading Project are in their ELA notebooks.  The Reading Project is Due on Friday, September 28th.

                 Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing.

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will not have a spelling test for next week September 24 – 28th.  During ELA time I will be working on citing evidence with reading informational text.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Social Studies – We have started our Early Settlement Unit.  We will be discussing Roanoke Colony, Jamestown, and Plymouth.  Have them talk to you about their theory on the missing colonists of Roanoke.  This will be their first historical fiction writing evidence.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 28th.  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 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and cannot reply until the next day. 

     

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  • 09/13/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 9/13/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class 

    September 13, 2018 

    Safety Survey Opt Out – If you don’t want your child to fill out a safety survey, an opt out form will be coming home today.   

    Reading – We have started working on our Reading Projects.  Every student has a leveled chapter book they should be reading in class and at home.  The book should be finished by September 18th. The directions for the Reading Project are in their ELA notebooks. 

    Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing. 

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will have our vocabulary tests on Friday.  We are working with a standard base vocabulary list.  Our spelling words are our vocabulary words that are located at the beginning of the story, they will also be written down in their planners with the synonyms.  Students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its synonym meaning. 

    This list test will be Friday, September 21st: 

              debate, prodded, gradually, decorated, beckoned, scanned, inflated, stalled, shaken, & hesitated 

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th. 

    Social Studies – We have started our Early Settlement Unit.  We will be discussing Roanoke Colony, Jamestown, and Plymouth.  Have them talk to you about their theory on the missing colonists of Roanoke.  This will be their first historical fiction writing evidence. 

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 28th.  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. 

    Homework –  All homework is due on Friday except for Math Homework.  If math homework comes home, it is due the next day so we can continue our lesson.  If you child did not finish their classroom assignment, it also is due the next day.  Check their planner for homework and classroom assignments. 

    Planners – Please check and sign planners every night.  I do not sign planners on Friday, but I may write a note to you, so it is important to check them every day.   

    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 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and cannot reply until the next day.   

     

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  • 09/06/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 9/6/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 6, 2018

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  Practice will have a grade of 1, 2, or 3 and Evidence will have a standard grade of Basic, Strategic, or Proficient.

    Missing Assignments – There are several missing assignments listed in Power Schools.  I was able to enter grades on Tuesday.  Some students have turned in their missing assignments and I am hoping to get the grades updated by Friday evening.  In order for any students to have any “free time”, they must have all of their assignments turned in.

    Thursday Folders – Any work or school papers will go home on Thursday in their Thursday Folders.  Please sign the folders and return them to school.

    Newsletters – Newsletters will be emailed home on Thursdays.  This is the last week I will send home a paper copy, please let me know if you did not receive one via email.

    Reading – We have started working on our Reading Projects.  Every student has a leveled chapter book they should be reading in class and at home.  Usually it takes 3 weeks to read the book and 1 week to work on their project.  Since this is the first project, I will give them 2 weeks to work on it.  The directions for the Reading Project are in their ELA notebooks.

                 Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing.

    Vocabulary/SpellingWe will have our vocabulary tests on Friday.  We are working with a standard base vocabulary list.  Our spelling words are our vocabulary words that are located at the beginning of the story, they will also be written down in their planners with the synonyms.  Students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its synonym meaning.

    This list test will be Friday, September 14th:

                discomfort, primitive, interior, honored, secretive, immersed, bungled, contagious, brandishing, & imprinted

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 28th.  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.

    Homework –  All homework is due on Friday except for Math Homework.  If math homework comes home, it is due the next day so we can continue our lesson.  If you child did not finish their classroom assignment, it also is due the next day.  Check their planner for homework and classroom assignments.

    Planners – Please check and sign planners every night.  I do not sign planners on Friday, but I may write a note to you, so it is important to check them every day. 

    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 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and cannot reply until the next day. 

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  • 08/30/2018

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 8/30/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    August 30, 2018

     

    Back to School Night – Tonight Thursday, August 30th 6:00 – 7:30pm

    No School – Monday September 3rd

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  Practice will have a grade of 1, 2, or 3 and Evidence will have a standard grade of Basic, Strategic, or Proficient.

    Thursday Folders – Any work or school papers will go home on Thursday in their Thursday Folders.  Please sign the folders and return them to school.

    Newsletters – Newsletters will be emailed home on Thursdays.  The first couple weeks I will be sending paper copies home. This is the first week for an emailed newsletter, please let me know if you did not receive one.

    Reading – We have started working on our Reading Projects.  Every student has a leveled chapter book they should be reading in class and at home.  Usually it takes 3 weeks to read the book and 1 week to work on their project.  Since this is the first project, I will give them 2 weeks to work on it.  The directions for the Reading Project are in their ELA notebooks.

                 Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing.

    Vocabulary/SpellingWe will have our vocabulary tests on Friday.  We are working with a standard base vocabulary list.  Our spelling words are our vocabulary words that are located at the beginning of the story, they will also be written down in their planners.  Students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its synonym meaning.

    This list test will be Friday, September 7th:

                specialty, disturbing, collapsed, squashing, shifted, numb, staggered, struggled, wobbled, & interrupted.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for August will be Friday, August 24th.  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.

    Homework –  All homework is due on Friday except for Math Homework.  If math homework comes home, it is due the next day so we can continue our lesson.  If you child did not finish their classroom assignment, it also is due the next day.  Check their planner for homework and classroom assignments.

    Planners – Please check and sign planners every night.  I do not sign planners on Friday, but I may write a note to you, so it is important to check them every day. 

    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 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and cannot reply until the next day. 

     

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  • 08/23/2018

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 8/23/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    August 23, 2017

     

    Welcome to 5th grade!

    It was nice on Tuesday to have a brief introduction with you while your child dropped off their supplies.  I am looking forward to getting to know your child as we work together to get them through 5th grade and ready for middle school.

    We have our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 30th. At that time I will be able to share a little bit about our classroom and the 5th grade.  If you want to have a one on one conversation, please email me and we can set up a conference time.

     

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  Practice will have a grade of 1, 2, or 3 and Evidence will have a standard grade of Basic, Strategic, or Proficient.

    Thursday Folders – Any work or school papers will go home on Thursday in their Thursday Folders.  Please sign the folders and return them to school.

    Newsletters – Newsletters will be emailed home on Thursdays.  The first couple weeks I will be sending paper copies home.

    Vocabulary/SpellingWe will have our vocabulary tests on Friday.  We are working with a standard base vocabulary list.  Our spelling words are our vocabulary words that are located at the beginning of the story, they will also be written down in their planners.  Students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its synonym meaning.

    This list test will be Friday, September 7th:

                specialty, disturbing, collapsed, squashing, shifted, numb, staggered, struggled, wobbled, & interrupted.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for August will be Friday, August 24th.  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.

    Homework –  All homework is due on Friday except for Math Homework.  If math homework comes home, it is due the next day so we can continue our lesson.  If you child did not finish their classroom assignment, it also is due the next day.  Check their planner for homework and classroom assignments.

    Planners – Please check and sign planners every night.  I do not sign planners on Friday, but I may write a note to you, so it is important to check them every day. 

    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 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and cannot reply until the next day. 

     

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