• 4/16/21

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 4/16/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    April 16, 2021

     

    Science Day – We will be having a science field day for the 5th graders. We are asking for some supplies so we can have fun experiments at some of the centers. The Go Sign Me Up will be emailed soon.  We are asking for the supplies to be brought in by April 26th. That way we will be able to reconfigure the stations if needed.

    Supplies – All students will need their own pair of scissors and pack of colored pencils for our social studies units. We are not allowed to share supplies, so we will not use a class set.

    Reading Project – Students should be starting their next chapter book. The book should be finished for May 4th and the project is due on May 17th. Their project will be a Power Point and the directions will be handed out and posted next week.

    Turn In – When a student is completing an assignment in their Teams, please do not have them press the “Turn In” button. When they do that, they cannot edit and resubmit.

    ISAT & Computers – Starting right before ISATs, we will be having students leave their computers at school. That way we will be able to make sure they are charged and ready to go for our ISAT testing. All students will need to have their laptop, charging chord, and computer pen for ISATS.

     

    ISAT DATES – These are our tentative dates for our ISAT test. It is very important for your child to be in class on these days. Students who take the ISATs on the day with the class score higher than on a make up day. Scores are important for students this year, not only does it show their progress in learning, but their scores will determine their classes for middle school.

    All times are 10:40am – 12:45pm

    Monday, May 10th                  ELA PT

    Wednesday, May 12th             ELA

    Thursday, May 13th                 Math PT

    Friday, May 14th                      Math

    Monday, May 17th                  Science

     

    5th Grade Moving on Ceremony – Due to Covid restrictions, we will have our “Moving On Ceremony” after school on June 9th. We are asking for parents to drive through our ceremony with an opportunity for you to exit your cars and take a photo with a backdrop. The ceremony will start at 4:30pm and be available for an hour until 5:30pm. Teachers and staff will be present to hand out certificates and awards. Feel free to celebrate your 5th grader with a decorated car!

    Computers – This is a reminder that students should not be downloading anything on their computers. They should not be going to any apps or websites that require an id and passwords, unless it is one given to them by a teacher. Computers are not to be used to watch YouTube.

    Covid – If your child is staying home due to Covid, please contact me. We have several options on how they can complete their schoolwork and participate in class lessons.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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.

    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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  • 04/01/2021

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 4/1/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    April 1, 2021

     

    Supplies – All students will need their own pair of scissors and pack of colored pencils for our social studies units. We are not allowed to share supplies, so we will not use a class set.

    No School – There will be no school next Friday, April 9th due to a teacher training day.

    Reading Project – Directions for the Opinion Essay reading project have been handed out and are posted in our OneNote. The reading project will be due on Monday, April 12th. The entire project can be done at school. Students may bring their colors to school to use on the illustration, but please reminds your child to not share supplies.

    Science – We have started our last unit: Solar System. As we learn about the Earth’s tilt, why we have seasons and day/night, students will also be learning about different types of graphs. Their next science test in science will be on Thursday, April 8th. There will not be a study guide since it will be based on reading & producing graphs.

    Turn In – When a student is completing an assignment in their Teams, please do not have them press the “Turn In” button. When they do that, they cannot edit and resubmit.

    Math – Our adding and subtracting fractions test will be tomorrow. We did a practice and study guide yesterday. The next unit will be multiplying and dividing fractions. They will learn the visual and the traditional algorithm.

    ISAT DATES – These are our tentative dates for our ISAT test. It is very important for your child to be in class on these days. Students who take the ISATs on the day with the class score higher than on a make up day. Scores are important for students this year, not only does it show their progress in learning, but their scores will determine their classes for middle school.

    All times are 10:40am – 12:45pm

    Monday, May 10th                  ELA PT

    Wednesday, May 12th             ELA

    Thursday, May 13th                 Math PT

    Friday, May 14th                      Math

    Monday, May 17th                  Science

     

    Computers – This is a reminder that students should not be downloading anything on their computers. They should not be going to any apps or websites that require an id and passwords, unless it is one given to them by a teacher. Computers are not to be used to watch YouTube.

    Covid – If your child is staying home due to Covid, please contact me. We have several options on how they can complete their schoolwork and participate in class lessons.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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.

    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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  • 3/18/21

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 3/18/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    March 18, 2021

     

    Cody’s Birthday – Tonight is Cody’s Birthday Celebration. We are having a drive thru event to celebrate reading. 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the school’s parking lot.

    Spring Break – There will not be school on March 22nd  –  March 26th  due to Spring Break.

    Reading Project – Students should have their chapter book finished for their next reading project on March 29th. I will be handing out directions for the Opinion Essay reading project on March 30th. The reading project will be due on Monday, April 5th. If a student is ready to write, the entire project can be done at school. Students may bring their colors to school to use on the illustration, but please reminds your child to not share supplies.

    Science – We are in the middle of our Mater Unit. Out test will be an open note test on Friday, March 19th.

    Turn In – When a student is completing an assignment in their Teams, please do not have them press the “Turn In” button. When they do that, they cannot edit and resubmit.

    Narrative Story – We have written a narrative story from our Informational Bingo Project. This is their last narrative grade, so we have been revising and editing to meet the standards. I am going to be giving more feedback for students to revise and add their dialogue and sensory words. Dialogue must be between 2 characters and in every paragraph except the 1st one. Sensory words should be throughout their story, giving description to items using their senses. I will give the feedback next week and will allow them to make changes and additions over Spring Break. The grade will be assigned when we get back from Spring break.

    Computers – This is a reminder that students should not be downloading anything on their computers. They should not be going to any apps or websites that require an id and passwords, unless it is one given to them by a teacher. Computers are not to be used to watch Youtube.

    Covid – If your child is staying home due to Covid, please contact me. We have several options on how they can complete their schoolwork and participate in class lessons.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

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  • 3/12/21

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 3/12/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    March 12, 2021

     

    Science – We are in the middle of our Mater Unit. Out test will be an open note test on Friday, March 19th.

    Turn In – When a student is completing an assignment in their Teams, please do not have them press the “Turn In” button. When they do that, they cannot edit and resubmit.

    Narrative Story – We have written a narrative story from our Informational Bingo Project. This is their last narrative grade, so we have been revising and editing to meet the standards. I am going to be giving more feedback for students to revise and add their dialogue and sensory words. Dialogue must be between 2 characters and in every paragraph except the 1st one. Sensory words should be throughout their story, giving description to items using their senses. I will give the feedback next week and will allow them to make changes and additions over Spring Break. The grade will be assigned when we get back from Spring break.

    Computers – This is a reminder that students should not be downloading anything on their computers. They should not be going to any apps or websites that require an id and passwords, unless it is one given to them by a teacher. Computers are not to be used to watch Youtube.

    Covid – If your child is staying home due to Covid, please contact me. We have several options on how they can complete their schoolwork and participate in class lessons.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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.

    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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  • 02/26/2021

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 2/26/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    February 26, 2021

     

    Math – Our Metric Test is today. Students will be using their notes and worksheets from class lessons to help as a resource on the test.

    Science – The Protecting Earth’s Resources evidence piece will be a packet that is being sent home today. The packet will be due for a grade on March 8th. We are not having a test for this standard, so this packet will provide the report card grade for your student.

    Reed Week – Monday: Reader’s Oath, Tuesday: Wear Green, Wednesday: Wacky Hair, Thursday: Photos, and Friday: PJs

    Class Photos – We will have our class photos on Thursday. They are going to individually take a photo and do a green screen, so we will still keep our Covid distance.

    Covid – If your child is staying home due to Covid, please contact me. We have several options on how they can complete their school work and participate in class lessons.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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.

    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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  • 2/1/2021

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 2/11/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    February 11, 2021

     

    No School – Monday, February 15th due to President’s Day

    Math – Our Division test with Decimal Numbers will be Friday, February 12th.

    Valentine’s Day – Valentine’s have been packed up and are ready to go home. Since I will not be at school on Friday, I will hand them out on Thursday at the end of the day.  Please do NOT send anything to school on Friday.

    Math – We will be starting our Metric Unit in math. It is all based on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1,000… If you practice those skills, this unit will be very easy for your student.

    Science – We are studying the Earth’s systems: hydrosphere, geosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Students are encouraged to read over notes and handouts to study for our Earth’s systems test. It will be given next week on Friday the 19th.  A study guide will go home before the test.

    Covid – If Covid is present in your household, please keep your students home for the correct quarantine number of days and contact the nurse at Desert Sage. We want to keep our school and classroom safe so we can continue with in person learning.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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.

    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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  • 2/5/20212

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 2/5/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    February 4, 2021

     

    Math – Our Division test with Decimal Numbers will be Friday, February 12th.

    Valentine’s Day – Our Valentine’s Day will look a little different this year. We will not have the students pass out Valentines on Friday, the 12th. Instead, we are asking for Valentines be delivered by Monday, February 8th. Teachers will put them in bags for the children, they will be able to sit for 72 hours, and then we will pass them out on Friday, February 12th to the students. We will place them in a bag and staple the bag, they will not be able to open the bags in class it will be saved for when they get home. You are not required to get Valentines, but if you bring some in, please make sure you have enough for all students. Any candy/food Valentines must be store bought and nonperishable and small enough to fit in a brown lunch bag. Brown Bags went home for students to decorate, they also need to be returned by Monday, February 8th.

     

    Kindness Week Dress Up – Monday: Superhero Shirt, Tuesday: Bright Colors, Wednesday: Crazy Hat or Socks, Thursday: Favorite Team, and Friday: Red or Pink

    Covid – If Covid is present in your household, please keep your students home for the correct quarantine number of days and contact the nurse at Desert Sage. We want to keep our school and classroom safe so we can continue with in person learning.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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.

    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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  • 01/28/2021

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 1/28/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 28, 2021

     

    Missing Assignments – Semester 1 grades are closed. Any missing assignments from semester 1 will not count toward their Semester 1 grade. Any new missing assignments will be for Semester 2.

    Math – Our Division test with Whole Numbers will be tomorrow Friday, January 29th.

    Picture Make Up – Our Picture make up day will be tomorrow Friday, January 29th.

    Science – We will have our Food Web Test next Friday, February 5th. The study guide will go home on Wednesday.

    Valentine’s Day – Our Valentine’s Day will look a little different this year. We will not have the students pass out Valentines on Friday, the 12th. Instead, we are asking for Valentines be delivered by Monday, February 8th. Teachers will put them in bags for the children, they will be able to sit for 72 hours, and then we will pass them out on Friday, February 12th to the students. We will place them in a bag and staple the bag, they will not be able to open the bags in class it will be saved for when they get home. You are not required to get Valentines, but if you bring some in, please make sure you have enough for all students. Any candy/food Valentines must be store bought and nonperishable and small enough to fit in a brown lunch bag.

     Please email me if you need the class names.

     

    Covid – If Covid is present in your household, please keep your students home for the correct quarantine number of days and contact the nurse at Desert Sage. We want to keep our school and classroom safe so we can continue with in person learning.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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.

    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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  • 1/22/21

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 1/22/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 22, 2021

     

    Missing Assignments – We are coming to the end of our semester. All assignments need to be done and turned in so that Report Cards can be generated. Semester 2 will start at the beginning of February and be a clean slate of assignments.

    Computers – Students are not allowed to download any extra apps on their laptops. Also, please talk with your student about going onto YouTube or websites during our lessons. If they are working on their Power Points, they need to be working on their Power Points, not watching YouTube or listening to music.

    Reading Project – The 3rd Reading Project is due TODAY Friday, January 22nd. At the end of the day, if it is not finished, I will print their Power Point and students will need to finish it in a hard written copy during recess.

    Math – Our Division test with Whole Numbers will be next Friday, January 29th.

    Picture Make Up – Our Picture make up day will be Friday, January 29th.

    Covid – If Covid is present in your household, please keep your students home for the correct quarantine number of days and contact the nurse at Desert Sage. We want to keep our school and classroom safe so we can continue with in person learning.

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following:

                Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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.

    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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  • 1/15/21

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 1/15/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class 

    January 14, 2021 

     

    No School – There will not be school on Monday, January 18th. 

    Missing Assignments – We are coming to the end of our semester. All assignments need to be done and turned in so that Report Cards can be generated. Semester 2 will start at the beginning of February and be a clean slate of assignments. 

    Reading Project – The 3rd Reading Project is due Friday, January 22nd. We have been working on it in class for 30 minutes or more a day. There is not a lot of wiggle room for it to be turned in late due to the end of the semester. It will cover several reading grades. We handed out the directions last week and they are posted in our OneNote Content Library ELA tab.  

    Math Standards – Students math standard grades are in Power School and copied in their OneNote. On Tuesday we will give the students a chance to prove their understanding for each of the 3 math standards we have covered. If your child does not have a 3, they can take the mini quiz to try and bring their grade up to a 3. 

    Math – We have moved to our division unit. We do the standard algorithm for long division (The way you did it as a kid.) Since this is the first time many have seen this skill, it is important to practice at home. 

    Science – We have put a hold on our social studies and started our science unit. The first unit is “Plants – How do plants grow?” After the unit activities we will have a test to cover the standard. The first test looks like it will be next Friday. If the students have been paying attention and doing the activities, there will not be a need for studying for the test.  

    Picture Make Up – Our Picture make up day will be Frida, January 29th. 

    Covid – If Covid is present in your household, please keep your students home for the correct quarantine number of days and contact the nurse at Desert Sage. We want to keep our school and classroom safe so we can continue with in person learning. 

    Sick Day – Our daily schedule is posted in OneNote. They can follow along with the school day. If your child is at home sick they can also work on the following: 

    Zearn, i-ready, Razz Kids, 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. 

    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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