• 10/15/2020

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 10/15/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 15, 2020

     

    Monday, October 19 – As of right now, we are still having a full class on Monday even though we are in the red. As soon as I know anything different, I’ll let you know. Please charge your laptop, we will still be using them to turn in our assignments and work in class.

    Snacks – With hybrid and only having ½ of the 5th grade at a time, it is going well.  We will reevaluate our snacks when we have the entire 5th grade.  There may not be enough room to social distance 100 students at the same time. So we may not be able to keep our snack time.

    Masks – Please make sure your child’s mask is fitting tightly.  They cannot drop below the nose. You can fix loose masks by tying a knot in the ear loops or use a small rubber band to make ear loop smaller.

    Conferences – We are starting to plan our Parent Teacher conferences.  They will be done remotely this year. After October 29, there will be an email with a sign-up time. We are hoping to use your student’s computer and have your 5th grader with you during the conference. They will be November 4th (after school) and November 5th (all day). We are still figuring it out, but we are thinking about emailing you with some information prior so we can go over it together at the conference.

    Missing Assignments – Please help your child identify their missing assignments in Power School. In class we have gone over how they can log in as a student to check. Using the A+ button on the district site and their own log in and password.

    Math Test – We will be having our first Math Test Monday. They have detailed study guide notes in their spiral notebook and their at home work for Thursday or Friday is another review for the test.

    Social Studies Test – Their first test will be on Tuesday. It is important for them to have their Nametown Project finished on the 16th (tomorrow) because it is a Study Guide to what the questions on the test will be.  I am able to give feedback to help them with the test if their Nametown Project is turned in on time.

    Roanoke Story – This is our first big writing assessment.  It is due on Friday, October 16th.  We have been working on this for the past few weeks. Students will turn it in through Assignment Tab by uploading their document from their OneDrive. We went over how to do this in class.

    Reading Project – Our 1st Reading Project will be due on October 23. Directions have been given to students. It will be a Power Point located in their Assignment Tab. They type directly on the slides. When they finish a part of the project, they need to contact me in person or on the Virtual Classroom. That way I can give feedback and they can make changes.  They DO NOT TURN IN until I tell them in their feedback. If they turn it in, they can’t make the changes they need to in order to earn a 3.

    Nametown Project – Directions for our 1st social studies project has been given to the students. It is very important to complete this project on time because the questions on their Test are related to their project.  Nametown will be a Power Point and located in their Assignment Tab. It will be due on October 16th.

    Sick Day – If your child is at home sick and it is an in-school day they can work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Imagine Language and Literacy (Robot), Assignments in Teams, Worksheets in Notebook, Missing Work, and Projects

    If your child is at home sick and it is an online day, they can follow the online schedule.

    Sick – If your child has any of the Covid symptoms, or you think they may have been exposed to Covid, please keep them at home. There will be no penalty for turning in late assignments due to sick days.

    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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  • 10/09/2020

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 10/9/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 9, 2020

     

    Masks – Please make sure your child’s mask is fitting tightly.  They can not drop below the nose. You can fix loose masks by tying a knot in the ear loops or use a small rubber band to make ear loop smaller.

    Missing Assignments – Please help your child identify their missing assignments in Power School. In class we have gone over how they can log in as a student to check. Using the A+ button on the district site and their own log in and password.

    Math Test – We will be having our first Math Test next week. It will be focused on Number Sense: rounding, comparing, and understanding Place Value.

    Chapter Books – We have started reading our first chapter book for our Reading Project. They will need to bring them to school. There will be time for them to read at school and on their online days. Their book needs to be finished by October 9th in order to start their Reading Project.

    Reading Project – Our 1st Reading Project will be due on October 23. Directions have been given to students. It will be a Power Point located in their Assignment Tab. They type directly on the slides.

    Nametown Project – Directions for our 1st social studies project has been given to the students. It is very important to complete this project on time because the questions on their Test are related to their project.  Nametown will be a Power Point and located in their Assignment Tab. It will be due on October 16th.

    Sick Day – If your child is at home sick and it is an in-school day they can work on the following:

                  Zearn, i-ready, Imagine Language and Literacy (Robot), Assignments in Teams, Worksheets in Notebook, Missing Work, and Projects

    If your child is at home sick and it is an online day, they can follow the online schedule.

    Sick – If your child has any of the Covid symptoms, or you think they may have been exposed to Covid, please keep them at home. There will be no penalty for turning in late assignments due to sick days.

    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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  • 10/2/2020

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 10/2/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 2, 2020

     

    Hand Sanitizer –We do have one on the wall but would love to have one outside our classroom door in order to make entering our classroom go a bit faster. If you would like to donate one to our classroom, please send it in.

    Masks – Please make sure your child’s mask is fitting tightly.  They can not drop below the nose. You can fix loose masks by tying a knot in the ear loops or use a small rubber band to make ear loop smaller.

    Chapter Books – We have started reading our first chapter book for our Reading Project. They will need to bring them to school. There will be time for them to read at school and on their online days. Their book needs to be finished by October 9th in order to start their Reading Project.

    Reading Project – Our 1st Reading Project will be due on October 23. Directions for it will be introduced to the students next week. It will be a Power Point located in their Assignment Tab.

    Nametown Project – Directions for our 1st social studies project will also go home next week.  Nametown will be a Power Point and located in their Assignment Tab. It will be due on October 16th.

    Sick Day – If your child is at home sick and it is an in-school day they can work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Assignments in Teams, Worksheets in Notebook, Missing Work, and Projects

    If your child is at home sick and it is an online day, they can follow the online schedule.

    Absent – If your child is not at school on an in school day, they will be marked absent even if they are doing online work.

    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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  • 9/24/20

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/24/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 24, 2020

     

    Hand Sanitizer – We would love to have a big bottle of hand sanitizer. If you would like to donate one to our classroom, please send it in.

    Masks – Please make sure your child’s mask is fitting tightly.  They can not drop below the nose. You can fix loose masks by tying a knot in the ear loops or use a small rubber band to make ear loop smaller.

    Water Bottles – We are not using classroom fountains, but we are taking mask and water breaks outside. Send your child with a closing water bottle to be able to have a drink during the day. They will be able to drink at AM recess, AM Mask Break, Lunch, PM recess, and PM Mask Break.  We are not allowed to drink or take masks off while in class.

    Chapter Books – We have started reading our first chapter book for our Reading Project. They will need to bring them to school. There will be time for them to read at school and on their online days.

    Backpacks – Make sure they only have items we need in backpacks.  I know they are heavy.  I’ll let the students know when they can leave their Social Studies book at home, but on the days we are using it they need to bring it to school.

    Power Schools – I have started entering grades in PowerSchools. You will be able to see what assignments are missing and what scores they earned.  As 5th graders, we teach them to go on Power Schools to their account to check their progress and find their missing assignments. It is a great idea to check in with your student’s Power School at least once a week.  Some things to watch for:

    (Exclamanation Mark) This is the missing assignment. Students need to turn in all missing assignments.

    (Half Circle) This is an incomplete to the standard.  That means they did the assignment and turned it in, but it was not at a 5th grade level.  They do not need to redo. It is to let you know how they did on the practice assignments.

    (Check Mark) This means the assignment was turned in.

    (3.0) The Evidence piece is at grade level.

    (2.0) The Evidence piece is below grade level and needs improvement on this standard.

    (1.0) The Evidence piece is several grades below level.

    (0.0) The Evidence piece was not completed or major parts missing. OR The Evidence piece was too hard for the student to complete. A comment will be made so you know which one.

    Sick Day – If your child is at home sick and it is an in-school day they can work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Assignments in Teams, Worksheets in Notebook, Missing Work, and Projects

    If your child is at home sick and it is an online day, they can follow the online schedule.

     

    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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  • 09/18/2020

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/18/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class 

    September 18, 2020 

     

    Remote Lesson Attendance – It is important for your child to log on to our morning meeting for attendance. If they missed the morning meeting, please make sure they are logged on to Zearn and working on a lesson for attendance sometime during the school day. (See Zearn Below) 

    Planners – Students must bring their planners to school everyday. We will write in the lessons learned on the day they are in school and the items they need to do for their online learning day. 

    Equipment – Each student has a school laptop issued to them with a computer pen. At the end of the year, both will need to be returned. Remind your 5th grader the importance of keeping their equipment safe. Best practices: No food or drink near the computer and always carry it with two hands.  When coming to school place it in a backpack for protection. You may want to have headsets with a microphone to avoid distractions in the working are. 

    Hand Sanitizer – We would love to have a big bottle of hand sanitizer. If you would like to donate one to our classroom, please send it in. 

    OneNote – Our class notebook is in OneNote, we pinned it to the bottom on our Task Bar. This is where they will see some of their worksheets, class information, videos, and lesson information 

    Teams – Is also pinned to the bottom on our Task Bar. This is where they will find our Morning Meetings, Virtual Office, and Assignment Tab. 

    Zearn – An online math program.  Students have been using Zearn for years.  They have logged on by themselves since 2nd grade.  Every student knows how to log on and use this program. Since it is a self- sufficient program that is familiar to them, I am using it as an attendance tool. It can be found in the Content Library under math, in Clever, by typing Zearn.org, or in District Apps. 

    Water Bottles – We are not using classroom fountains, but we are taking mask and water breaks outside. Send your child with a closing water bottle to be able to have a drink during the day. 

    Sick Day – If your child is at home sick and it is an in-school day they can work on the following: 

    Zearn, i-ready, Assignments in Teams, Worksheets in Notebook, Missing Work, and Projects 

    If your child is at home sick and it is an online day, they can follow the online schedule. 

     

    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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  • September 7, 2020

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/7/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 8, 2020

     

    Welcome to 5th Grade! As we all know this year is going to be a bit different than most years. Our 5th grade team is working hard to make sure we are making it as close to a “normal” year as we can. We have high expectations for our students, and we will continue to teach our 5th grade standards as well as making sure students are filling in any gaps from Spring. We are asking for a bit of grace, as teaching only through technology is a bit new to all of us.  In return, we understand parents have different situations at home and students are also learning how to learn solely by technology and not in person. We do have due dates and grades will be in Power School, but if your child is struggling at home with the lessons or technology, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Remote Lessons – Our remote lessons will begin tomorrow Tuesday, September 8th. Please have your student ready to join our Class Team Meeting.

    Work Area – When your child is working at home, please have a work area set up. The best place is at a table with room for their laptop and notebooks so they can write in them. This is important, depending on how long we are online for, they will be taking notes from our lessons, just like they would in class.

    Equipment – Each student has a school laptop issued to them with a computer pen. At the end of the year, both will need to be returned. Remind your 5th grader the importance of keeping their equipment safe. Best practices: No food or drink near the computer and always carry it with two hands.  When coming to school place it in a backpack for protection. You may want to have headsets with a microphone to avoid distractions in the working are.

    Live Lessons – When we are having live lessons, all students in our class will be able to hear and see your child’s surroundings. Please make sure it is an appropriate area. Our lessons are also recorded for students to view again. Those lessons will be posted in our class team in the Generals Channel under the Post tab. We will be taking attendance at these live lessons, but if a student happens to miss one, they can view it on the recording.

    Student Contact

    After a live lesson we have On Your Own (OYO) time. This is when the students will take the information learned from the lesson and do some activities.  I will always be still connected to our Live Meeting during this time. That way if a student has a question, they can rejoin the meeting and I will be there to help.

    In our class team we also have a chat channel called Manly Virtual Office. This is a place where students can ask a question. I will be checking it frequently, so it is not immediate like rejoining the meeting, but it is the best place for any questions. It is visible for all students to see.

    Parents and students are always welcome to contact me by email. I will check it throughout the day. Manley.deanna@westada.org

     

    Newsletters – I will be sending our Newsletters on a weekly basis.  Usually on Thursdays, but as this school year is quite different, that may change to a different day. They will also be posted on our class website. You can access that by going to the West Ada School District Site, Select Desert Sage under schools, click on Teachers and Staff, click on Manley, Deanna, then on Newsletters.

     

    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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