• 09/18/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 9/18/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 19, 2018

    Reading – We have started working on our Reading Projects.  Every student has a leveled chapter book they should be reading in class and at home.  The book should be finished by TODAY! The directions for the Reading Project are in their ELA notebooks.  The Reading Project is Due on Friday, September 28th.

                 Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing.

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will not have a spelling test for next week September 24 – 28th.  During ELA time I will be working on citing evidence with reading informational text.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Social Studies – We have started our Early Settlement Unit.  We will be discussing Roanoke Colony, Jamestown, and Plymouth.  Have them talk to you about their theory on the missing colonists of Roanoke.  This will be their first historical fiction writing evidence.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 28th.  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 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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  • 09/13/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 9/13/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class 

    September 13, 2018 

    Safety Survey Opt Out – If you don’t want your child to fill out a safety survey, an opt out form will be coming home today.   

    Reading – We have started working on our Reading Projects.  Every student has a leveled chapter book they should be reading in class and at home.  The book should be finished by September 18th. The directions for the Reading Project are in their ELA notebooks. 

    Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing. 

    Vocabulary/Spelling – We will have our vocabulary tests on Friday.  We are working with a standard base vocabulary list.  Our spelling words are our vocabulary words that are located at the beginning of the story, they will also be written down in their planners with the synonyms.  Students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its synonym meaning. 

    This list test will be Friday, September 21st: 

              debate, prodded, gradually, decorated, beckoned, scanned, inflated, stalled, shaken, & hesitated 

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th. 

    Social Studies – We have started our Early Settlement Unit.  We will be discussing Roanoke Colony, Jamestown, and Plymouth.  Have them talk to you about their theory on the missing colonists of Roanoke.  This will be their first historical fiction writing evidence. 

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 28th.  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.   

    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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  • 09/06/18

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 9/6/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 6, 2018

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  Practice will have a grade of 1, 2, or 3 and Evidence will have a standard grade of Basic, Strategic, or Proficient.

    Missing Assignments – There are several missing assignments listed in Power Schools.  I was able to enter grades on Tuesday.  Some students have turned in their missing assignments and I am hoping to get the grades updated by Friday evening.  In order for any students to have any “free time”, they must have all of their assignments turned in.

    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.  This is the last week I will send home a paper copy, please let me know if you did not receive one via email.

    Reading – We have started working on our Reading Projects.  Every student has a leveled chapter book they should be reading in class and at home.  Usually it takes 3 weeks to read the book and 1 week to work on their project.  Since this is the first project, I will give them 2 weeks to work on it.  The directions for the Reading Project are in their ELA notebooks.

                 Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing.

    Vocabulary/SpellingWe will have our vocabulary tests on Friday.  We are working with a standard base vocabulary list.  Our spelling words are our vocabulary words that are located at the beginning of the story, they will also be written down in their planners with the synonyms.  Students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its synonym meaning.

    This list test will be Friday, September 14th:

                discomfort, primitive, interior, honored, secretive, immersed, bungled, contagious, brandishing, & imprinted

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 28th.  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. 

    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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  • 08/30/2018

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 8/30/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    August 30, 2018

     

    Back to School Night – Tonight Thursday, August 30th 6:00 – 7:30pm

    No School – Monday September 3rd

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  Practice will have a grade of 1, 2, or 3 and Evidence will have a standard grade of Basic, Strategic, or Proficient.

    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. This is the first week for an emailed newsletter, please let me know if you did not receive one.

    Reading – We have started working on our Reading Projects.  Every student has a leveled chapter book they should be reading in class and at home.  Usually it takes 3 weeks to read the book and 1 week to work on their project.  Since this is the first project, I will give them 2 weeks to work on it.  The directions for the Reading Project are in their ELA notebooks.

                 Reading Project #1 – Book Jacket: Full color illustration, Summary, Character Analysis, and Review.  In order to receive their paper for their final draft, they must conference with me prior to work on revising and editing.

    Vocabulary/SpellingWe will have our vocabulary tests on Friday.  We are working with a standard base vocabulary list.  Our spelling words are our vocabulary words that are located at the beginning of the story, they will also be written down in their planners.  Students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its synonym meaning.

    This list test will be Friday, September 7th:

                specialty, disturbing, collapsed, squashing, shifted, numb, staggered, struggled, wobbled, & interrupted.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for August will be Friday, August 24th.  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. 

    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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  • 08/23/2018

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 8/23/2018

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    August 23, 2017

     

    Welcome to 5th grade!

    It was nice on Tuesday 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.

    We have our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 30th. At that time I will be able to share a little bit about our classroom and the 5th grade.  If you want to have a one on one conversation, please email me and we can set up a conference time.

     

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  Practice will have a grade of 1, 2, or 3 and Evidence will have a standard grade of Basic, Strategic, or Proficient.

    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.

    Vocabulary/SpellingWe will have our vocabulary tests on Friday.  We are working with a standard base vocabulary list.  Our spelling words are our vocabulary words that are located at the beginning of the story, they will also be written down in their planners.  Students must be able to spell the word and match the word to its synonym meaning.

    This list test will be Friday, September 7th:

                specialty, disturbing, collapsed, squashing, shifted, numb, staggered, struggled, wobbled, & interrupted.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for August will be Friday, August 24th.  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. 

    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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