• 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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  • 1/8/21

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 1/8/2021

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 8, 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.

    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.

    Social Studies – Our Revolutionary War Journals will be due Monday, January 11th at the end of the day. I will grade them and hand them back on Tuesday for students to make any changes to bring their grades to a “3”. There is not a lot of wiggle room for student to turn it in late due to the end of the semester.

    Covid – If Covid is present in your household, please keep your students home for the correct quarantine amount 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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  • 12/17/20

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 12/17/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    December 17, 2020

     

    Holiday Break – We will not have school for the next 2 weeks. I will see everyone Monday, January 4th. Please make sure laptops are charged and ready to go for that Monday back.

    Covid – If Covid is present in your household, please keep your students home for the correct quarantine amount 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.

    Missing Assignments – I don’t like to assign work over a break, but if your child has missing assignments (check Power Schools) it is a perfect time for them to get caught up.

    Work – If you need some down time and you want your child to do some work: Zearn, Razz Kids, and i-Ready are perfect programs for them to work on.

    Masks – Please make sure your child’s mask is fitting tightly.  They must have a double layer and no vents. 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.

    Math – Please practice math facts with your child. We are in the middle of our multiplication unit and they need to solve 50 facts in 2 minutes. These facts will also help with our division unit.

    Social Studies – We are in the middle of our Revolutionary War Unit. Over break is a great time to watch a movie based on the Revolutionary War or documentaries. Their RW Journal will be done in class and due mid-January.

    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.

    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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  • 12/11/20

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 12/11/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    December 11, 2020

     

    Masks – Please make sure your child’s mask is fitting tightly.  They must have a double layer and no vents. 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.

    Dress Up – Next week we are celebrating winter with dress up days.

    Monday – Warm PJ

    Tuesday – Scarves

    Wednesday – Blue/White Snowman

    Thursday – Holiday Headwear

    Friday – Red/Green Holiday

    Math – Please practice math facts with your child. We are in the middle of our multiplication unit and they need to solve 50 facts in 2 minutes.

    Social Studies – We are in the middle of our Revolutionary War Unit. Over break is a great time to watch a movie based on the Revolutionary War or documentaries. Their RW Journal will be done in class and due mid-January.

    Revolutionary War Journal – We will be assessing our Revolutionary War Unit with our notetaking from the Liberty’s Kids Videos and journal entries. The entries are done in class after a lesson, activity, and video. We are not taking any ELA grades from the journals; it will only be Social Studies standards. This will take place starting next week and go into January.

    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, 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.

    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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  • 12/03/20

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 12/3/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    December 3, 2020

     

    Computers – Please have your 5th grader charge their laptop during the night.  We are running out of space for students to charge in class.

    Reading Project – Our 2nd Reading Project due date was moved to December 4th.  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; part of their grade is making changes from feedback.  They DO NOT TURN IN until I tell them in their feedback. If they turn it in, they cannot make the changes they need to in order to earn a 3.

    Masks – Please make sure your child’s mask is fitting tightly.  They must have a double layer and no vents. 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.

    Math – Please practice math facts with your child. We will be starting our multiplication of decimals and have that unit test before Christmas Break.

    Social Studies – Colony Power Point will be due Friday, December 4th. Students will present next week in class. 

    Revolutionary War Journal – We will be assessing our Revolutionary War Unit with our notetaking from the Liberty’s Kids Videos and journal entries. The entries are done in class after a lesson, activity, and video. We are not taking any ELA grades from the journals; it will only be Social Studies standards. This will take place starting next week and go into January.

    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, 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.

    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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  • 11/19/20

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 11/19/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    November 19, 2020

     

    No School – There will not be school next week due to Thanksgiving Break.

    Computers – Please have your 5th grader charge their laptop during the night.  We are running out of space for students to charge in class.

    Computer Responsibilities – It is very important to discuss the importance of responsibility on our laptops with your 5th grader. Several students have been playing games or watching YouTube during lessons.  Everything is still staying electronic, and they are missing out on class instruction and activities because they are playing around on the computer.

    Minecraft – Minecraft for Education should NOT be downloaded on any student laptop.

    Reading Project – Our 2nd Reading Project due date was moved to December 4th.  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; part of their grade is making changes from feedback.  They DO NOT TURN IN until I tell them in their feedback. If they turn it in, they cannot make the changes they need to in order to earn a 3.

    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.

    Math – Next Thursday December 3 we will have our first multiplication test.

    Social Studies – Colony Power Point will be due Friday, December 4th. This will be done in class the week we return from Thanksgiving.

    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, 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.

    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.

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  • 11/12/2020

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 11/12/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    November 12, 2020

     

    Reading Project – Our 2nd Reading Project will be due on November 20. The project will be the same as the 1st project with a little more added with their writing.  The Power Point is located in the Assignment Tab.  They got 2 weeks to read their book, now 2 weeks to work on their Power Point. 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; part of their grade is making changes from feedback.  They DO NOT TURN IN until I tell them in their feedback. If they turn it in, they cannot make the changes they need to in order to earn a 3.

    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.

    Math – We are starting our multiplication unit.  Please practice MATH FACTS with your child. They should be able to answer 50 facts in 3 minutes.

    Social Studies – Each student picked a colony from the original 13 colonies. They will create a Power Point with details from the colony. Directions for the Power Point will be given out next week.  During our readings and videos, students have been taking notes on their note catcher to use for information.

    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, 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.

    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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  • 10/29/2020

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 10/29/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 29, 2020

     

    Next Week – Monday (11/2) will be Team 2 and Wednesday (11/4) will be Team 1.

    Reading Project – Our 2nd Reading Project will be due on November 20; the book should be read by November 9th. Students will be picking a book based on their reading level.  All books must be approved by me to check they have the correct reading level.  Students may not switch books, unless it is the 1st day of reading, or they will fall behind. The project will be the same as the 1st project with a little more added with their writing.  The Power Point will be located in the Assignment Tab in about 2 weeks.  They get 2 weeks to read their book, then 2 weeks to work on their Power Point. 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; part of their grade is making changes from feedback.  They DO NOT TURN IN until I tell them in their feedback. If they turn it in, they cannot make the changes they need to in order to earn a 3.

    Jackets – PE and Health classes are being held outside, along with recess, snack, and water breaks. Please send your child to school with a jacket. If you need help obtaining a jacket, please let me know.

    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 – The link went out in a previous email to sign up for conferences.  They will be done remotely this year. You may choose a phone call or video with your student’s computer. I will be emailing you papers that we will discuss during the conference.

    Math – Our adding and subtracting decimal test will be during the week of November 10th.

    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. Soon some of the older missing assignments will be marked with a “0”. Due to our strange year, students can still do them and turn them in at any time. 

    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, 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.

    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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  • 10/23/2020

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 10/23/2020

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    October 23, 2020

     

    Reading Project – Our 2nd Reading Project will be due on November 20, the book should be read by November 9th. Students will be picking a book based on their reading level.  All books must be approved by me to check they have the correct reading level.  Students may not switch books, unless it is the 1st day of reading, or they will fall behind. The project will be the same as the 1st project with a little more added with their writing.  The Power Point will be located in the Assignment Tab in about 2 weeks.  They get 2 weeks to read their book, then 2 weeks to work on their Power Point. 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, part of their grade is making changes from feedback.  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.

    Jackets – PE and Health classes are being held outside, along with recess, snack, and water breaks. Please send your child to school with a jacket. If you need help obtaining a jacket, please let me know.

    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.

    Dress Up – Next week we will have dress up days.  Monday – PJ day, Tuesday – sweater day, Wednesday – western wear day, Thursday – hat day, Friday – DSE spirit day.

    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.

    Math – We have started our next math unit.  Adding and subtracting decimals.  They will be doing it the “old way” in a traditional algorithm.  This is a great unit that parents can help with at home. Always make sure the decimals are lined up in place value.

    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.

    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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