• 12/12/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 12/12/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    December 12, 2019

     

    No School –There will be no school on Monday, December 23rd to Friday, January 3rd. We will return to school on Monday, January6th.

    Holiday Party – We will have our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 17. If you would like to send in any treats, please have enough for 30 students. We are having the party on Tuesday, because I will be out of town on Wednesday the 18th, Thursday the 19th, and Friday the 20th.

    Book Report – The due date for the project is December 17th. This project is a Step Book focusing on different skills, so there is not a lot of writing involved. Directions are in their planners and on the website.

    Math – There will be a Division Test on Thursday, December 19. Please practice the long style division with your child.

    Social Studies – The Colonial Power Point will be due Friday, December 20th. When we come back from break they will have a practice day and then we will start presentations.

    Holiday Centers – We will be having some fun Holiday Centers on Tuesday, December 17 for all students who have finished their assignments. Any student who has missing assignments will be working on them to turn in before they participate.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for December will be Friday, December 20th.  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.

    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. 

    I will not be at school December 18 – December 20, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me.

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  • 12/5/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 12/6/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class 

    December 5, 2019 

     

    No School –There will be no school on Friday, December 6th due to a District Inservice. 

    Art –Students need to bring in an empty glass jar with the label removed for Thursday, December 12th. 

    Holiday Party – We will have our Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 17If you would like to send in any treats, please have enough for 30 students. We are having the party on Tuesday, because I will be out of town on Wednesday the 18th, Thursday the 19th, and Friday the 20th. 

    Book Report – The due date for the project is December 17thThis project is a Step Book focusing on different skills, so there is not a lot of writing involved. Directions are in their planners and on the website. 

    Steelheads – The Steelheads will come and play our 5th graders in floor hockey on Monday, December 9th. Students may bring items to autograph, but they may NOT be wearing them. We will provide an autograph poster for all students to have signed. 

    Holiday Centers – We will be having some fun Holiday Centers on Tuesday, December 17 for all students who have finished their assignmentsAny student who has missing assignments will be working on them to turn in before they participate. 

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for December will be Friday, December 20th.  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. 

    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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  • 11/21/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 11/21/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    November 21, 2019

     

    No School – There will be NO School on November 25 – November 29th due to Thanksgiving Break, school will resume on December 2nd. There will also be no school on Friday, December 6th due to a District Inservice.

    Art – Students need to bring in an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll for tomorrow’s centers. Students will also need to bring in an empty glass jar with the label removed for Thursday, December 12th.

    Delta Dental – We sent home paper on Delta Dental’s free sealants. They are coming to school to provide this service.  Even if you do not wan your child to receive this free service that prevents cavities, please sign the form and check no. It is a great opportunity to keep your child’s teeth healthy.

    Book Report – The book should be read by Tuesday, December 3rd and the due date for the project is December 17th. This project is a Step Book focusing on different skills, so there is not a lot of writing involved. Directions are in their planners and on the website.

    Steelheads – The Steelheads will come and play our 5th graders in floor hockey on Monday, December 9th. Students may bring items to autograph, but they may NOT be wearing them. We will provide an autograph poster for all students to have signed.

    Math – After Thanksgiving Break, we will be working on division. This is a great time to have some flash cards at home.

    Social Studies and Science Test – Students have 1 day left to come in during lunch to retake any part of their Social Studies or Science tests. They can restudy their notes and study guide to help them earn a higher grade and show proficiency.

    Social Studies – We have started our Colonial Unit. The assessment for this unit will be a Power Point Presentation. It is a great idea to talk to your child about the information they have learned about the colonial regions. The Power Point will be due before Holiday Break in December.  We will have several days after Thanksgiving Break to work on it.

    Thanksgiving Centers – We will be having some fun Thanksgiving Centers for all students who have finished their assignments. Any student who has missing assignments will be working on them to turn in before they participate.

    DWA – Our state writing test will be on Wednesday, December 4th. Please make sure you child is present and has a good breakfast. Students tend to score higher when they take the test with the whole group.   

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for December will be Friday, December 20th.  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.

    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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  • 11/14/2019

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 11/14/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    November 14, 2019

     

    Book Report – Third Reading Project was introduced to the students this week.  The directions are posted on the website and they are in their journals. The book should be read by Tuesday, December 3rd and the due date for the project is December 17th. This project is a Step Book focusing on different skills, so there is not a lot of writing involved.

    Math – Our whole number math test is tomorrow, please practice at home double- and triple-digit multiplication done in the traditional algorithm way.

    Social Studies and Science Test – Students have 1 week left to come in during lunch to retake any part of their Social Studies or Science tests. They can restudy their notes and study guide to help them earn a higher grade and show proficiency.

    Social Studies – We have started our Colonial Unit. The assessment for this unit will be a Power Point Presentation. It is a great idea to talk to your child about the information they have learned about the colonial regions. As we end the unit, I’ll inform you when the project is due, what needs to be done, and students will know what colony their responsibility is.

    Harvest Party – Will be tomorrow at 3:15is for all students who have finished their Reading Project. We would love donations of healthy food items.

    DWA – Our state writing test will be on Wednesday, December 4th. Please make sure you child is present and has a good breakfast. Students tend to score higher when they take the test with the whole group.   

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for November will be Friday, November 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.

    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.

    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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  • 11/07/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 11/7/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class 

    November 7, 2019 

     

    Book Report – Second Reading Project was due on November 4thThe next book project will be due in about a month, so it is important for students to finish the 2nd project.  It is very hard to work on 2 projects at the same time.  It should take 2 weeks to read the book and 2 weeks to work on the writing.  Our next project will be different.  It is a step book, directions will go home next week. 

    Math – We have started our new unit of multiplication. Please make sure your student can multiply single digit facts at a rate of 50 in 3 minutes. 

    Social Studies and Science Test – Students have 2 weeks to come in during lunch to retake any part of their Social Studies or Science tests. They can restudy their notes and study guide to help them earn a higher grade and show proficiency. 

    Harvest Party – Our class is trying to earn back our Harvest Party. We are expecting to have it on Friday, November 15th.  If our behaviors earn it back, we need donations of healthy food.   

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for November will be Friday, November 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. 

    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. 

    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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  • 10/17/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 10/17/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 10, 2019

     

    Conferences – Wednesday, October 23rd (afterschool) and Thursday, October 24th (all day) We are doing Student Led Conferences in the 5th grade. Please make sure you bring your 5th grader to the conference. Students will be explaining to you their work, grades, and goals. Here is the link to sign up for conferences:

    https://calendly.com/manley-deanna/parentteacherconferences5th

    Book Report – Projects were due on Tuesday, October 8th. Students who do not have their projects done, need to finish it at home.  We are already 1 week into the 2nd project and they have fallen behind.

    Book Project #2 – It will be the same project. They need to have their book done by October 21st and the Project is due on November 5th.

    Math – We are working on adding and subtracting decimals.  There are several friendly apps or computer games they can play to practice. You can work on subtraction with regrouping to help your child if they are struggling.

    Social Studies –Nametown Directions are going home today. It is a home project and in class questions that will result in their final grade for Jamestown.

    Missing Assignments – Glitch is cleared. We are watching a movie on Friday (tomorrow), if your student has missing assignment, they will not participate in the movie.  You may send an individual snack to school with your child to eat during the movie.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for October will be Friday, October 18thWe 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.

    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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  • 10/10/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 10/10/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 10, 2019

     

    Conferences – Wednesday, October 23rd (afterschool) and Thursday, October 24th (all day) We are doing Student Led Conferences in the 5th grade. Please make sure you bring your 5th grader to the conference. Students will be explaining to you their work, grades, and goals. Here is the link to sign up for conferences:

    https://calendly.com/manley-deanna/parentteacherconferences5th

    Book Report – Projects were due on Tuesday, October 8th. Students who do not have their projects done, need to finish it at home.  We are already 1 week into the 2nd project and they have fallen behind.

    Book Project #2 – It will be the same project. They need to have their book done by October 21st and the Project is due on November 5th.

    Math – We are working on adding and subtracting decimals.  There are several friendly apps or computer games they can play to practice. You can work on subtraction with regrouping to help your child if they are struggling.

    Social Studies –Nametown Directions are going home today. It is a home project and in class questions that will result in their final grade for Jamestown.

    Missing Assignments – Glitch is cleared. We are watching a movie on Friday (tomorrow), if your student has missing assignment, they will not participate in the movie.  You may send an individual snack to school with your child to eat during the movie.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for October will be Friday, October 18thWe 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.

    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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  • 10-03-19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 10/3/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 3, 2019

     

    No School – Monday, October 8th due to Teacher Training. Thursday, October 24th and Friday, October 25th due to Conferences.

    Book Report – Projects are due on Tuesday, October 8th. Remember, they will not get a final draft paper if I have not seen their 1st drafts. Check their planners on Friday to see what they need to do over the weekend.

    Math – We are working on adding and subtracting decimals.  There are several friendly apps or computer games they can play to practice.

    Social Studies – Look out for the Nametown Directions to go home next week. It is a home project and in class questions that will result in their final grade for Jamestown.

    Missing Assignments – See below for the Glitch. I usually only get to grade papers during the weekend, so if your child turned in a missing assignment, it still may say missing until the weekend, when I get to grade papers again.  I do my best with grading the papers out of the Late Bucket, but some weeks are so busy I don’t get to until the weekend. Students are always welcome to come in during lunch or stay after school to hand me the papers to immediately grade and enter into the gradebook. This week, I have been in meetings all week long during lunch.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for October will be Friday, October 18thWe 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.

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  • 9/26/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/26/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 26, 2019

     

    Book Report – Students are working hard on their Book Project, the weekend is a great time to catch up if they are falling behind.  Check their Planner on Friday to see their progress.  I am going to extend the due date by a week.  Projects will be due on October 8th.

    Math Test – We had out math test today.  To earn a grade level 3, students must be able to explain their thinking. If your child does not earn a 3, we will take time to review in small groups and they will have several attempts to take a re-do.

    Social Studies – The Roanoke Story is almost done.  Students should have their 5 paragraphs written.  We will go over our Proficiency Scales, so the can revise and edit and see what they need to do to earn a 3. It is looking like the final due date will be Friday, October 4th.

    Color Run – Color Run is tonight, Thursday, September 26th at 5:30pm

    Back to School – Our Back to School night is our Color Run. If you have a need to schedule a short conference with me to discuss our grades, assignments, or behaviors, feel free to email me.  We can set up a time after school.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 27thWe 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.

    Jury Duty – There is one week left for my jury duty availability, so far I have not been selected. If I am selected, I will be creating the lessons for our sub and I will be checking in with him/her frequently. If you have any questions or concerns during the time I am gone, please send me an email.  I will be able to check my email when I am not at school.

     

     

    Grading/PowerSchools Hints

    Glitch – I know there is a small glitch in our PowerSchools, IT department is looking into it, but until then….. When you log in and click on the Left “Missing Assignment” if your child had a missing assignment and turned it in, it is still listed.  It has been graded in my grade book, but for some reason it has not been deleted from the web page.  So how do you know?

    • Look for the “Missing Assignment” abbreviation – if it is next to the name of the assignment – all the way to the right. See image below: the column on the right is title MIS, if there is a “MIS” then the assignment is still missing. Top photo, student turned in assignments, bottom photo assignments are still missing.

     

    • Check in the Grades and Attendance – If there is a missing assignment symbol (Orange Exclamation Mark) next to the assignment, it is still missing.

     

     

     

    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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  • 09/19/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/19/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 19, 2019

     

    Book Report – All students have a chapter book that should be finished for Monday. Directions for the Book Project is listed on our Website and all students got a copy in their ELA Notebooks.  The Book Project will be due September 30th. We are working on our Organizer part to the Book Project. By Monday all organizers should be finished.  I am going to ask them to work on them at home if they are not finished on Friday during centers.

    Math Test – We will have our first math test next week.  I am planning on Thursday.  We will have a few review days in class to prepare.  In order to earn a 3, it is not just solving the math problems, but telling why or how in words.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 25th.

    Color Run – Thursday, September 26th at 5:30pm

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 27thWe 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.

    Jury Duty – There is one week left for my jury duty availability, so far I have not been selected. If I am selected, I will be creating the lessons for our sub and I will be checking in with him/her frequently. If you have any questions or concerns during the time I am gone, please send me an email.  I will be able to check my email when I am not at school.

     

    Grading/PowerSchools Hints

    Evidence Assignments – Evidence Assignments are the ones that are recorded in the gradebook for their Report Card.  Each piece of Evidence has at least one standard attached to it. Some pieces of Evidence are a lower level skill and the highest grade they can receive is a 2, while some pieces of Evidence will be a 5th grade level skill and is a 3.  It will be noted on the papers that are handed back, and in the comment section of the grade book what level the grade it.  It will be marked as a fraction on the paper:

                2/2 = It was a lower level, but they scored high enough to show proficiency.

    (Below Grade Level)

                ½ = It was a lower level and had some issues with showing proficiency.

    (Below Grade Level)

                3/3 = It was a 5th grade Standard and was able to show proficiency.

    (At Grade Level)

                2/3 = It was a 5th grade Standard and had some issues with showing proficiency.

     (Below Grade Level)

    1/3 = It was a 5th grade Standard and was not able to understand most of the concept.

     (Below Grade Level) 

     

                                                    The Top Part of the Fractions show their proficiency, The Bottom Part of the Fractions shows the Grade Level.

     

    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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