• 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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  • 9/12/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/12/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 12, 2019

     

    Homework – Even if there is no homework for the day, students should spend 50 minutes doing something that is school related. They can read their chapter book, go online to work on our math lesson with Zearn, or even write in a journal.

    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.

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  We have a new grading system, so I will include hints on how to understand our new grading system in our Newsletters. (See Grading/PowerSchool Hints below.)

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    Jury Duty – There are two more weeks 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.

    Last Printed Newsletter – This is the Last printed Newsletter, from not on, they will be posted on our Website and emailed home.

     

    Grading/PowerSchools Hints

    Practice Assignments – There will be a lot of Practice Assignments. When I hand them back they will have a Star or a Check Mark.

                   Star means I graded it and they are progressing.

            Check Mark means I graded it and they struggled a bit and will need more practice for a full understanding of the concept.

    In PowerSchools a Practice Assignment will only have a green check mark because it is listed at “Collected Only”, so it is not incorporated into the calculation of their final grade. The Yellow Star Shows it is excluded from the final grade because it is a Practice Piece, not an Assessment. If you click on the Blue Arrow Box, it will show you the standard for the assignment.

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    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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  • 09/05/2019

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/5/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 5, 2019

     

    Homework – Even if there is no homework for the day, students should spend 50 minutes doing something that is school related. They can read their chapter book, go online to work on our math lesson with Zearn, or even write in a journal.

    Zearn – I am sending home their username and password for Zearn.  Zearn is our computer program that is based on our math lessons in class. This is a perfect way for your child to brush up on their skills they need for 5th grade math.  They can go on Zearn at school and at home.

    Book Report – All students have a chapter book they should be reading.  For each Reading Project, I expect the book to be finished in 2 weeks. Since it is the beginning of the year, and we have been working on procedures and learning how 5th grade works, they will have a little more time for this Reading Project. Once we go over the directions for the Reading Project in class, I will let everyone know when it is due. Directions are always copied into their ELA notebooks. 

    Email – Please check that you are receiving the newsletter via email.  Shortly I will not be printing newsletters.

    Snack – We do have a short snack in the morning. Please remind your child that we do not share individual food at our school.

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  We have a new grading system, so I will send home information about how you can see your student’s progress in PowerSchools.

    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.

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

    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.

    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. 

    Jury Duty – I have been selected for Jury Duty for the month of September. Hopefully I will not have to report for the whole month. 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.

    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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  • Welcome Back 8/29/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 8/29/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    August 29, 2019

     

    Welcome to 5th grade!

    It was nice on Friday 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.

    No School – There is no school on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Email – Please check the email address on the following page.  That will be the email I use to send newsletters and communicate with you.  If there needs to be another one, please add it to the paper.  Sign the paper (even if it is correct) and return it in the Thursday Folder.

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  We have a new grading system, so I will send home information about how you can see your student’s progress in PowerSchools.

    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. Please check you email to see that you are receiving them.  I will also post Newsletters on our class website.

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

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for August will be Friday, August 27th (Tomorrow).  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. 

    Jury Duty – I have been selected for Jury Duty for the month of September. Hopefully I will not have to report for the whole month. 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.

    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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