• Hello Families,
    Tomorrow is our official kick off to Distance Learning! The kiddos have all practiced logging on and we have worked all week getting our materials in order.
    We have posted an update for parents and students to see. Tomorrow, students will open their Monday folder and/or individual assignments in the materials section of Schoology. Other materials for the week are unpublished so that we can pace ourselves. 
    Today, you might want to gather materials for learning into one spot. Materials could be kept in a basket or book bag:
    i pad with charger
    pencil cup
    some paper
    a quiet spot to work. This could be a dining room table, desk, or comfortable chair. 
    Learning this week will be asynchronous, meaning it isn't happening in real time. Once we get started, it would be fun to get the class and small groups together in a synchronous platform such as Google Meets. For now, we will have to follow written directions, watch instructional videos, submit assignments and add to online discussions.
    We would like to reach out to your student via a quick phone check in this week. Please let us know if you have a best date, time and phone number.
    As always, we are available to answer any questions.  If your student can't get it right away, please don't worry. There are no wrong answers here. It will just take practice and patience. Reread directions, look at the steps given and try again. We have enjoyed making the instructional videos and feel it will be a really fun way to learn.
     Students should be reading for 30 minutes every day. This could be a book that they have checked out virtually or something they have at home.
    Below are distance learning expectations and schedule
    Daily Distance Learning Expectations
    Check Schoology each day
    Read and listen to directions completely before starting work
    Watch videos, participate in activities and complete work to your best ability
    Try and keep up with class work, but not try to complete an entire week’s worth of lessons in one day.
    Let your teacher know if you are struggling.

    5th Grade Distance Learning Weekly Schedule
    Welcome Message of the Day(daily response required for attendance)
    Math: 30-35 minutes per day Math Review(M-F) Complete Daily Math Lesson(M, W, F)
    Skills practice: 20 minutes twice a week xtra math 2x per week or practice math facts with card games/flashcards
    Specialist: 30 minutes each day. See weekly notification for your assignments in Art, Gym, Science.
    Literacy: 55 minutes each day. Reading Lesson and Assignment (M,W, F) Writing Lesson and Assignment (T, Th) Word Study Assignments (M-F)
    Social Studies/Counseling Lesson: 30 minutes per week
    Daily Closing Message