• 02/07/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 2/7/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    February 7, 2019

     

    Kindness Week Dress Up – Tuesday = Bright Colors, Wednesday = Wear your shirt backwards, Friday = Team Spirit

    Power Schools – It is very important for parents to check PowerSchools.  That is where you child’s grades are listed.  It is a “live” gradebook, so you can check the status of your child’s learning at anytime.

    Reading –Our Reading Project is back to a chapter book.  Each student should have a chapter book to read at home.  Our project is an Opinion Essay, Information Sheet, and Presentation.  The project will be due on February 19th and the book should be read by February 12th.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Suffix Test – The Suffix Test will be Friday February 8th

    Root Test – The root words are attached.  We will start the packet on Wednesday of next week.  The Root Test will be Friday, February 22nd.

    Government – We will have an open note test for our Government Unit on Thursday, February 14.

    Valentine’s Day Party – We will have a Valentine’s Day Party at the end of the day on the 14th.  Our class list went home already, please include Valentines for everyone if you are bringing any in.

    Revolutionary War – Due date is February 13th.

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

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 01/31/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 1/31/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 31, 2019

     

    Power Schools – It is very important for parents to check PowerSchools.  That is where you child’s grades are listed.  It is a “live” gradebook, so you can check the status of your child’s learning at anytime.

    Movie – We are going to have a zero missing assignment movie on Monday.  Only students who have all of their assignments turned in will be able to participate.  Students may bring in an individual snack to have during the movie. I have reminded students to gather their missing assignments and work on them at home.  I will not be at school on Friday, so for me to help they need to gather them today.

    Reading –Our Reading Project is back to a chapter book.  Each student should have a chapter book to read at home.  Our project is an Opinion Essay, Information Sheet, and Presentation.  The project will be due on February 19th and the book should be read by February 12th.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Suffix Test – The Suffix Test will be Friday February 8th.

    Revolutionary War – We are almost done with our Revolutionary War Unit.  Our assessment is an historical fiction journal that they are writing as if they were alive back in Colonial Times.  Thy have been writing entries as we have been learning about events and people.  We are now turning our first drafts into final drafts. We have been working on it the entire month of December, the due date is February 13th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for February will be Friday, February 15th.  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.

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 01/24/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 1/24/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 23, 2018

     

    Evidence Grades – Reminder about Evidence Grades. With a missing Evidence grade (Projects, Test, Class Assignments) if it is not turned in on time, their grades will be entered as a Basic (0) and Missing Symbol by the end of the week it is due.  If they turn it in after that week, I will grade it and change the grade.  At any time, they can retake a piece of Evidence to raise their grades.  BUT - I will not constantly remind them to turn it in.  I will put their names on the board, so they know they have something missing.  I will not chase after them on the playground to come in during recess.  

     

    When they come in during recess I will help them with any assignments, I will NOT collect missing assignments for them, but with them.

     

    So, it is very important for parents and students to start looking at PowerSchools for grades and missing assignments.

     

    Remember PRO (Proficient) is passing the 5th grade standard, STR (Strategic) is NOT passing but indicates a bit of understanding, BAS (Basic) is NOT passing or not turned in.

     

    Power Schools – It is very important for parents to check PowerSchools.  That is where you child’s grades are listed.  It is a “live” gradebook, so you can check the status of your child’s learning at anytime.

    Reading –Our Reading Project is back to a chapter book.  Each student should have a chapter book to read at home.  I will give out the directions and due date for the next Reading Project next week.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Prefix Test – The Prefix Test will be tomorrow Friday January 25th. We will have a suffix list coming out next week and that test will be on February 8th.

    Revolutionary War – We are almost done with our Revolutionary War Unit.  Our assessment is an historical fiction journal that they are writing as if they were alive back in Colonial Times.  Thy have been writing entries as we have been learning about events and people.  We are now turning our first drafts into final drafts. We have been working on it the entire month of December, so as soon as we get to the lesson for the last entry it will be due a week later.  I will let you know.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for January will be Friday, January 25th.  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.

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 1/17/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 1/17/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 17, 2018

     

    No School – There will be no school on Monday, January 21st

    End of Semester – The end of semester is tomorrow.  All assignments for Semester 1 need to be turned in. As per email that was sent, any missing assignments for Semester 1 will result in a “0”.

    Reading –Our Reading Project is based from informational articles given to them.  They have a BINGO with activities to complete for the articles.  This project will be due January 22nd.

    Early Release – We will have an early release on Friday, January 18th.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Prefix Test – The Prefix Test will be on Friday January 25th.

    Revolutionary War – We are almost done with our Revolutionary War Unit.  Our assessment is an historical fiction journal that they are writing as if they were alive back in Colonial Times.  Thy have been writing entries as we have been learning about events and people.  We are now turning our first drafts into final drafts. We have been working on it the entire month of December, so as soon as we get to the lesson for the last entry it will be due a week later.  I will let you know.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for January will be Friday, January 25th.  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.

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 01/10/2019

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 1/10/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    January 10, 2018

     

    Reading –Our Reading Project is based from informational articles given to them.  They have a BINGO with activities to complete for the articles.  This project will be due January 22nd.

    Steelheads – The Steelheads will be coming to play the 5th graders on Monday January 14th. If you have any items at home that you would like to be autographed, you may send them in.  If it is a shirt/ jersey the student must NOT be wearing it.  We will not allow for clothing worn by students to be signed.  We will also have an autograph paper for the students to use.

    Early Release – We will have an early release on Friday, January 18th.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No test next week, we will be focusing on spelling in our Reading Projects and Revolutionary War Journals.

    Revolutionary War – We are almost done with our Revolutionary War Unit.  Our assessment is an historical fiction journal that they are writing as if they were alive back in Colonial Times.  Thy have been writing entries as we have been learning about events and people.  We are now turning our first drafts into final drafts. We have been working on it the entire month of December, so as soon as we get to the lesson for the last entry it will be due a week later.  I will let you know.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for January will be Friday, January 25th.  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.

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 12/20/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 12/20/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    December 20, 2018

     

    Holiday Party – We will have our Holiday Party on Friday, December 21st. We are looking for donations of a snack or treat for the party.

    Holiday Break – Our Holiday Break will begin on Monday the 24th.  Students need to be back in school on Monday, January 7th.

    Spelling/Vocabulary – This is the list for our first week back in January.  The test will be on January 11th. Remember they need to know how to spell the words and their meanings.

                 rebellious, objected, contrary, midst, temporary, benefit, repeal, advantages, previously, & prohibit

    Reading –I encourage everyone to continue reading chapter books, but our Reading Project will be based off of informational articles given to them.  They have a BINGO with activities to complete for the articles.  This project will be due January 22nd.

    Social Studies Colonial Brochure Assessment & Matter Test – The redo assessment is due tomorrow. Remember the new answers and page numbers on where the answers were found need to be written on a piece of notebook paper.  This must be turned in by TOMORROW December 21st to receive credit.

    Revolutionary War – We are almost done with our Revolutionary War Unit.  Over break is a great time to watch some History Channel Shows or movies about this time period.  Our assessment is an historical fiction journal that they are writing as if they were alive back in Colonial Times.  Thy have been writing entries as we have been learning about events and people.  Once we get back we will turn our first drafts into final drafts.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for December will be Friday, December 21st.  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.

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 12/06/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 12/6/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    December 6, 2018

     

    Scholastic Books – We sent home an order for Scholastic Books last week.  I am going to put the order in, so if anyone else would like to place an order, please turn it in tomorrow.

    Art – Please send your child to school with an empty glass jar for an art project.

    Reading –Their next Reading Project is due on December 10th.  I am impressed with my class!  Just about every student is on their final draft!  After this project, I encourage them to continue reading chapter books, but our Reading Project will be based off of informational articles given to them. 

    Spelling/Vocabulary – We are going to head back to our weekly spelling test.  Remember they need to know how to spell the words and know the meanings.  The test will be on Friday December 14th.  Out next unit for Journeys will have stories relating to the Revolutionary War.  So some words may have a higher social studies connection.

    embark, surveyed, conduct, cramped, bracing, pressing, distracted, representatives, viewpoint, and shattered

    Social Studies Assessment – We had a written/research assessment (Brochure) for our Colonial Unit in Social Studies.  The grades were given back to the students and are entered in Power Schools.  I have offered students to add the missing information to their brochure to improve their grade.  They need to turn in their grade paper, brochure, and added information on a piece of notebook paper. This must be turned in by December 21st to receive credit.

    Science Assessment – We had our unit test on Matter in Science.  The test was given back to the students and are entered in Power Schools.  I have offered students to correct their mistakes to improve their grade.  They must turn in their test and the corrected mistakes on a piece of notebook paper.  With the correct answer, they must tell me where they got the information for the correct answer.  For example: #1 The table is called the Periodic Table from page 4 in science book.  Or #1 The table is called the Periodic Table from www.science for kids.com. This must be turned in by December 21st to receive credit.

    Power Schools – Please check Power School to see if your student has missing assignments. Students will not be able to participate in the holiday activities if they have missing assignments.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for November will be Friday, November 30th.  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.

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 11/08/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 11/8/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    November 8, 2018

     

    Art – Please send your child to school with an empty toilet paper roll for our art project next Friday.

    Reading –Their next Reading Project will be due on December 10th.  It will be a Step Book, not a Book Jacket (not as much writing will be involved).  The book should be finished by November 26th.

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will not be having spelling test for the next several weeks.  We will be working on preparing for our DWA test.

    DWA Test – Our DWA Test will be on November 28th.  It is very important to have your child at school during this testing time.  Scores of students who do the DWA in a makeup session usually are lower than the ones done in class.

    Harvest Party – Our Harvest Party will be on November 16th. We are looking for healthy treats.  If you would like to bring in a sweet treat, please email me.  We are only allowed 1 sweet treat.

    Math – Our unit is the multiplication unit.  Practice math facts at home.  Students will need to do 50 in 3 minutes.  Practice the standard algorithm at home with both whole numbers and decimals.

    Power Schools – Please check Power School to see if your student has missing assignments. Students will not be able to participate in the Harvest Party or Thanksgiving activities if they have missing assignments.

    Science – Our Science Matter test will be Monday, November 12th. Miss. Burke will be doing a review and Study Guide with them today and tomorrow.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for November will be Friday, November 30th.  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.

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • 11/2/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 11/2/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    November 2, 2018

     

    Reading – Their 2nd Reading Project is due today.  Some students are finishing up their final drafts at home over the weekend.  Since I was able to conference with them, they will not be considered late.  If you child is still working on the organizers or first drafts, please have them finish so I can conference with them on Monday.  Their next Reading Project will be due on December 10th.  It will be a Step Book, not a Book Jacket (not as much writing will be involved). 

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will not be having spelling test for the next several week.  We will be working on preparing for our DWA test.

    DWA Test – Our DWA Test will be on November 28th.  It is very important to have your child at school during this testing time.  Scores of students who do the DWA in a makeup session usually are lower than the ones done in class.

    Harvest Party – Our Harvest Party will be on November 16th. We are looking for healthy treats.  If you would like to bring in a sweet treat, please email me.  We are only allowed 1 sweet treat.

    Math – Our unit is the multiplication unit.  Practice math facts at home.  Students will need to do 50 in 3 minutes.  We have started on 3 x 2 digit multiplication facts.  We are doing the traditional algorithm and do need practice at home.

    Power Schools – Please check Power School to see if your student has missing assignments. We spent 45 minutes of class time looking for our missing assignments.  (That is a lot of teaching and learning time) Every student who has missing assignments has them in their homework folder to finish over the weekend.

    Science – We are working on our Matter Unit in science.  Talk with your child about the phases of matter and how the molecules look.  They also just did a lab on physical and chemical changes.  Great time to ask them questions about it.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for November will be Friday, November 30th.  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.

    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 me 24 hours to get back in touch with you.  Sometimes I have meetings before, during, and after school and am unable to reply until the next day. 

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  • Conference Link

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 10/10/2018

    Here is the link to sign up for Conferences.  Remember they are going t obe student led, so your student will need to attend.

     

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

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