• 09/19/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/19/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 19, 2019

     

    Book Report – All students have a chapter book that should be finished for Monday. Directions for the Book Project is listed on our Website and all students got a copy in their ELA Notebooks.  The Book Project will be due September 30th. We are working on our Organizer part to the Book Project. By Monday all organizers should be finished.  I am going to ask them to work on them at home if they are not finished on Friday during centers.

    Math Test – We will have our first math test next week.  I am planning on Thursday.  We will have a few review days in class to prepare.  In order to earn a 3, it is not just solving the math problems, but telling why or how in words.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 25th.

    Color Run – Thursday, September 26th at 5:30pm

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 27thWe 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.

    Jury Duty – There is one week left for my jury duty availability, so far I have not been selected. If I am selected, I will be creating the lessons for our sub and I will be checking in with him/her frequently. If you have any questions or concerns during the time I am gone, please send me an email.  I will be able to check my email when I am not at school.

     

    Grading/PowerSchools Hints

    Evidence Assignments – Evidence Assignments are the ones that are recorded in the gradebook for their Report Card.  Each piece of Evidence has at least one standard attached to it. Some pieces of Evidence are a lower level skill and the highest grade they can receive is a 2, while some pieces of Evidence will be a 5th grade level skill and is a 3.  It will be noted on the papers that are handed back, and in the comment section of the grade book what level the grade it.  It will be marked as a fraction on the paper:

                2/2 = It was a lower level, but they scored high enough to show proficiency.

    (Below Grade Level)

                ½ = It was a lower level and had some issues with showing proficiency.

    (Below Grade Level)

                3/3 = It was a 5th grade Standard and was able to show proficiency.

    (At Grade Level)

                2/3 = It was a 5th grade Standard and had some issues with showing proficiency.

     (Below Grade Level)

    1/3 = It was a 5th grade Standard and was not able to understand most of the concept.

     (Below Grade Level) 

     

                                                    The Top Part of the Fractions show their proficiency, The Bottom Part of the Fractions shows the Grade Level.

     

    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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  • 9/12/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/12/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 12, 2019

     

    Homework – Even if there is no homework for the day, students should spend 50 minutes doing something that is school related. They can read their chapter book, go online to work on our math lesson with Zearn, or even write in a journal.

    Book Report – All students have a chapter book that should be finished for Monday. Directions for the Book Project is listed on our Website and all students got a copy in their ELA Notebooks.  The Book Project will be due September 30th.

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  We have a new grading system, so I will include hints on how to understand our new grading system in our Newsletters. (See Grading/PowerSchool Hints below.)

    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.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 25th.

    Color Run – Thursday, September 26th at 5:30pm

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 27thWe 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. 

    Jury Duty – There are two more weeks left for my jury duty availability, so far I have not been selected. If I am selected, I will be creating the lessons for our sub and I will be checking in with him/her frequently. If you have any questions or concerns during the time I am gone, please send me an email.  I will be able to check my email when I am not at school.

    Last Printed Newsletter – This is the Last printed Newsletter, from not on, they will be posted on our Website and emailed home.

     

    Grading/PowerSchools Hints

    Practice Assignments – There will be a lot of Practice Assignments. When I hand them back they will have a Star or a Check Mark.

                   Star means I graded it and they are progressing.

            Check Mark means I graded it and they struggled a bit and will need more practice for a full understanding of the concept.

    In PowerSchools a Practice Assignment will only have a green check mark because it is listed at “Collected Only”, so it is not incorporated into the calculation of their final grade. The Yellow Star Shows it is excluded from the final grade because it is a Practice Piece, not an Assessment. If you click on the Blue Arrow Box, it will show you the standard for the assignment.

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    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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  • 09/05/2019

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 9/5/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    September 5, 2019

     

    Homework – Even if there is no homework for the day, students should spend 50 minutes doing something that is school related. They can read their chapter book, go online to work on our math lesson with Zearn, or even write in a journal.

    Zearn – I am sending home their username and password for Zearn.  Zearn is our computer program that is based on our math lessons in class. This is a perfect way for your child to brush up on their skills they need for 5th grade math.  They can go on Zearn at school and at home.

    Book Report – All students have a chapter book they should be reading.  For each Reading Project, I expect the book to be finished in 2 weeks. Since it is the beginning of the year, and we have been working on procedures and learning how 5th grade works, they will have a little more time for this Reading Project. Once we go over the directions for the Reading Project in class, I will let everyone know when it is due. Directions are always copied into their ELA notebooks. 

    Email – Please check that you are receiving the newsletter via email.  Shortly I will not be printing newsletters.

    Snack – We do have a short snack in the morning. Please remind your child that we do not share individual food at our school.

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  We have a new grading system, so I will send home information about how you can see your student’s progress in PowerSchools.

    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.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 25th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for September will be Friday, September 27thWe 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. 

    Jury Duty – I have been selected for Jury Duty for the month of September. Hopefully I will not have to report for the whole month. I will be creating the lessons for our sub and I will be checking in with him/her frequently. If you have any questions or concerns during the time I am gone, please send me an email.  I will be able to check my email when I am not at school.

    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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  • Welcome Back 8/29/19

    Posted by Deanna Manley on 8/29/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    August 29, 2019

     

    Welcome to 5th grade!

    It was nice on Friday 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.

    No School – There is no school on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

    Email – Please check the email address on the following page.  That will be the email I use to send newsletters and communicate with you.  If there needs to be another one, please add it to the paper.  Sign the paper (even if it is correct) and return it in the Thursday Folder.

    PowerSchools – You will always be able to check grades and assignments on PowerSchools.  We have a new grading system, so I will send home information about how you can see your student’s progress in PowerSchools.

    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. Please check you email to see that you are receiving them.  I will also post Newsletters on our class website.

    Pictures – Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 25th.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for August will be Friday, August 27th (Tomorrow).  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. 

    Jury Duty – I have been selected for Jury Duty for the month of September. Hopefully I will not have to report for the whole month. I will be creating the lessons for our sub and I will be checking in with him/her frequently. If you have any questions or concerns during the time I am gone, please send me an email.  I will be able to check my email when I am not at school.

    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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  • 05/02/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 5/2/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    May 2, 2019

     

    Reading – The last Reading Project was due Monday, April 29th.  It is a PowerPoint and we have been working on it in class.  They can access Power Point at home through the school district website.  Please make sure your child has turned it in.  We have started our last Reading Project.  They get to choose what project they would like to do and it needs to be turned in on Friday, May 24th.  There is not a lot of extra time for it to be turned in late.

    Spelling and Vocabulary – We will have our spelling test for this week’s words on Friday (tomorrow). This list will be the last list on Friday, May 10th.  Remember they need to know how to spell and the meaning of the word.

                 expedition, tributaries, trek, barrier, despite, fulfilled, range, techniques, resumed, & edible

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently. Students will not be able to participate in some of the end of the year activities if they have missing assignments.

    End of the Year Awards – It is a 5th grade privilege to be checked out after their award ceremony.  Please do not check out other siblings.  The ceremony will start at 9:30 and end around 10:30. Parents who check out their child may take them home and celebrate, but the child may not return to school grounds for the rest of the day.  If you choose to leave your child at school, it is an early release day.

    Important Dates (Subject to Change)

    May 3rd - Science ISAT

    May 7 – Above and Beyond

    May 8 – MVHS Football Players Presentation

    *NEW -May 9 – Music Showcase 1:30pm

    May 10 – Bowling Trip

    *NEW May 10 – Band Assembly

    May 17 – Science Boards Due

    May 17 – Last Reading Project Book Read By

    May 17 – LHMS Counselor Visit

    May 21 – Science Fair

    May 22 – Heritage Lunch

    May 24 – Last Book Project Due (Student Choice)

    May 28 – Talent Show

    May 29 – Field Day

    May 30 – Kickball Game 9:30am

    May 31 – Last Day of School (Awards Ceremony 9:30)

     

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for April will be Friday, April 26th.  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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  • 04-25-19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 4/25/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    April 25, 2019

     

    Reading –The next book project is due Monday, April 29th.  It is a PowerPoint and we have been working on it in class.  They can access Power Point at home through the school district website.

    Spelling and Vocabulary – Remember students need to know how to spell the words and their meanings.  The test will be on Friday, May 3rd.  This is one of the last 2 spelling test we will have, if your student needs to improve a STR grade, this is the time.

                 mishap, rustling, torment, surged, disadvantage, lectured, beacon, balked, quaking, & fared

    ISAT Testing – I am so proud of how hard our class worked while taking the ISATS.  Scores will be coming in and I will be sharing them with your student.  You will receive a hard copy in them mail.

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently. Students will not be able to participate in some of the end of the year activities if they have missing assignments.

    Important Dates (Subject to Change)

    April 26thScience Fair Proposal Due

    April 29thBowling Money Due

    April 29th - Book Project Due (Power Point)

    May 3rd - Science ISAT

    May 7 – Above and Beyond

    May 8 – MVHS Football Players Presentation

    May 10 – Bowling Trip

    May 17 – Science Boards Due

    May 17 – Last Reading Project Book Read By

    May 17 – LHMS Counselor Visit

    May 21 – Science Fair

    May 22 – Heritage Lunch

    May 24 – Last Book Project Due (Student Choice)

    May 28 – Talent Show

    May 29 – Field Day

    May 30 – Kickball Game 9:30am

    May 31 – Last Day of School (Awards Ceremony 9:30)

     

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for April will be Friday, April 26th.  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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  • 4/4/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 4/4/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    April 4, 2019

     

    Reading –The next book needs to be read by April 22nd and it will be due April 29th.  It will be a Power Point.

    Family Career Night – Thursday, April 11th Food Trucks will be here at 5pm and the event will start at 6pm.

    ISAT Testing – It is important to make sure your child gets a full night sleep and breakfast on the day we will be doing our ISAT test.  Remember this year, their scores will determine their classes for next year.  If a student does not pass the ISAT, they will be put in a skills class for ELA or/and Math.  In some cases, they might have to drop their elective classes.  We will be testing every day April 15 – 19.  Remind your student how important it is to do their best, take their time, work the problems out, and read directions carefully.

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently.

    Important Dates (Subject to Change)

    April 8th – 12th - Book Fair

    April 15 – 19 - (ELA and Math) ISAT Testing

    May 3rd - Science ISAT

    April 23 – Early Release

    April 29th - Book Project Due (Power Point)

    May 7 – Above and Beyond

    May 21 – Science Fair

    May 22 – Heritage Lunch

    May 24 – Last Book Project (Student Choice)

    May 28 – Talent Show

    May 29 – Field Day

    May 30 – Kickball Game

    May 31 – Last Day of School (Awards Ceremony 9:30)

    Above and Beyond – The 5th grade team has decided to take a “Hands on Learning” trip to the Capitol Building. This is above and beyond our curriculum and is not a required trip for every 5th grader. The students who are invited to attend this trip must have the following:

    * Turned in all of their assignments (current and missing) by April 5th

    * Been Respectful to their classmates and staff at all times

    * Been Responsible in the class during learning time

    * Persevered through projects and assignments

    We will send an invitation out to students who have met the above criteria after ISAT Testing.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for April will be Friday, April 26th.  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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  • 3/21/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 3/21/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class

    March 21, 2019

     

    Spring Break – Spring Break will start tomorrow and students will need to be back in school on Monday, April 1st.  Enjoy the break with your family.

    Reading – Our Character Analysis project is due today.  Students should have their next book chosen and they need to start reading it.  The next book needs to be read by April 22nd and it will be due April 29th.  It will be a Power Point.

    Traits Test – A study guide will go home on Tuesday, April 2nd and our test will be on Thursday April 4th. Students will NOT be able to use notes on this test, but MUST study from the STUDY GUIDE.

    ISAT Testing – It is important to make sure your child gets a full night sleep and breakfast on the day we will be doing our ISAT test.  Remember this year, their scores will determine their classes for next year.  If a student does not pass the ISAT, they will be put in a skills class for ELA or/and Math.  In some cases, they might have to drop their elective classes.  We will be testing every day April 15 – 19.  Remind your student how important it is to do their best, take their time, work the problems out, and read directions carefully.

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently.

    Important Dates (Subject to Change)

    April 8th – 12th - Book Fair

    April 15 – 19 - (ELA and Math) ISAT Testing

    End of April or Beg. Of May  - Science ISAT TBA

    April 23 – Early Release

    April 29th - Book Project Due (Power Point)

    May 7 – Above and Beyond

    May 21 – Science Fair

    May 22 – Heritage Lunch

    May 24 – Last Book Project (Student Choice)

    May 28 – Talent Show

    May 29 – Field Day

    May 30 – Kickball Game

    May 31 – Last Day of School (Awards Ceremony 9:30)

    Above and Beyond – The 5th grade team has decided to take a “Hands on Learning” trip to the Capitol Building. This is above and beyond our curriculum and is not a required trip for every 5th grader. The students who are invited to attend this trip must have the following:

    * Turned in all of their assignments (current and missing) by April 5th

    * Been Respectful to their classmates and staff at all times

    * Been Responsible in the class during learning time

    * Persevered through projects and assignments

    We will send an invitation out to students who have met the above criteria after Spring Break.

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for April will be Friday, April 26th.  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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  • 03/07/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 3/7/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class 

    March 7, 2019 

     

    Reading –We have started our Character Analysis project. This project is due on March 21.  It will be a character analysis of two characters which includes a two-paragraph essay (not including introduction and conclusion) for each character. The final draft will be on a flip book with a full color illustration. 

    Science Cell Test – A study guide will go home on Friday, the 15th and our test will be on Monday, March 18th. Students will NOT be able to use notes on this test, but MUST study from the STUDY GUIDE. 

    Spelling/Vocabulary – No words next week, we will be working on Read Week activities. 

    Treasure Book – CLASS – We will create a class Treasure Book, this one is not free if you want your own copy.  We will send home a permission slip that will need to be signed. We need the permission slip signed and returned for all students.  If you would like to purchase a CLASS BOOK, the order form and permission slip is the same paper. 

    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently. 

    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month.  Celebrations for March will be Friday, March 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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  • 02/28/19

    Posted by DEANNA MANLEY on 2/28/2019

    News from Ms. Manley’s Class
    February 28, 2019

    Middle School Packets – ALL Students must return their middle school packet. No matter what school they are planning to attend. Information will be forwarded to that school. Idaho State requires music as a 6th grader and most schools have the same choices.
    Reading –We have started our Character Analysis project. This project is due on March 21. It will be a character analysis of two characters which includes a two-paragraph essay (not including introduction and conclusion) for each character. The final draft will be on a flip book with a full color illustration.
    Edible Cell – Our science activity of the Edible Cell is due on March 4th. Papers went home last week with directions. If your child is doing an edible cell the only day they may bring it in is on March 4th. We will present, then each student will have a bit of their own cell to eat. Please make sure it is covered with plastic wrap or in a container. If you choose not to do an edible cell, then your child will bring in a model of a cell following the same directions. You may also do an edible cell, take a photo, email it to me, and then the cell can be left at home.
    Spelling/Vocabulary – No words next week, we will be working on Read Week activities.
    Read Week – Read week will be during the week of March 3rd. Monday – wear stripes, Thursday – Wear crazy socks, Friday – PJ and read in. Parents are welcome to come read with your child on Friday 9:30 – 10:15.
    Picture Day – Our class picture day is Thursday, March 7th. The order forms went home already.
    Treasure Books – INDIVIDUAL – Some students chose to create an individual Treasure Book. Those packets are due tomorrow.
    Treasure Book – CLASS – We will create a class Treasure Book, this one is not free if you want your own copy. We will send home a permission slip that will need to be signed. We need the permission slip signed and returned for all students. If you would like to purchase a CLASS BOOK, the order form and permission slip is the same paper.
    Power Schools – Remember to check Power Schools frequently.
    Birthday Celebrations – Birthday celebrations for every month will be the last Friday of the month. Celebrations for March will be Friday, March 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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