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I can't wait for school to start!!!  I am SO very excited to be teaching 5th Grade at Porter.  I have enjoyed the past 8 years teaching  here and am thrilled that I get to teach my young friends.  I can't believe I am typing this, but I have been TEACHING for 35 years and still am passionate about working with students each day.  Before coming to Porter, I taught 4th grade for 6 years and 5th grade for 6 years at a private school, along with teaching and admin positions around the country and in Japan. My goal is to partner with parents to help challenge, enrich and motivate each student to success and confidence.  Here is to a GREAT YEAR AHEAD.  


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”- Dr. Seuss  


May 9

Science SOL this Friday!

See Useful Links and Canvas and Emails for support materials.

 


April 4-8

Week of April 4- 8  Book Fair Week

Math Test- Friday, April 8- Study Guide and Links

Geometry Shapes Definitions.doc

5.10 Study Guide Circles.doc  

5.12, 5.13, 5.14 Study Guide Angles Triangles Transformation.doc 

GEOMETRY
measuring angles, types of angles and triangles, properties of shapes, circumference
Measuring Angles
Rocket Angles game
Alien Angles game
Age of the Angles game
Find the Missing angle
Number Rocks Types of Angles song
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/triangles_shoot.htm
http://www.math-play.com/classifying-triangles/classifying-triangles.html
https://www.mathplayground.com/index_geometry.html
http://www.coolmath.com/reference/triangles-types
Number Rocks Types of Triangles Song
Number Rocks Quadrilaterals song

Math Links for Unit 9 Geometry

5.9  Circles
        brainpop circles
        circle vocabulary
5.10  Elapsed Time
        brainpop elapsed time
5.11  Measuring Angles
        brainpop angles
        brainpop geometry
5.12a  Classify Angles
              study jams measuring angles
5.12b  Classify Triangles
        math antics triangles
5.13a  Plane Figures
               shape facts
        plane figures
5.13b  Combine and Subdivide Plane Figures

   Math Homework- Worksheet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

   Reading Homework- 20 minutes Lexia, AND  Work on Individual Reading Plan

 


MARCH 28- APRIL 1

LINKS for MATH UNIT

5.9  Circles
        brainpop circles
        circle vocabulary
5.10  Elapsed Time
        brainpop elapsed time
5.11  Measuring Angles
        brainpop angles
        brainpop geometry
5.12a  Classify Angles
              study jams measuring angles
5.12b  Classify Triangles
        math antics triangles
5.13a  Plane Figures
               shape facts
        plane figures
5.13b  Combine and Subdivide Plane Figures

Good evening.

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.

This week marks the end of the 3rd marking period!  I can't believe it.  I can honestly say that I really do not want this school year to end.  (I know that sounds crazy, but it is true.)

This week we will be reviewing the science test and starting our mini unit on Light. 

In math we will continue in our new math unit on geometry by learning how to classify and measure triangles, quadrilaterals and circles.

Students will be taking the unit 4 reading assessment this week, as well as finish up their social studies project.

Please note that the students have been working on their Independent SOL Reading Prep Plan in class, but will be assigned further work to work on as home work this week.

Additionally, I will be going over each plan for Science Review AND Math Review SOL Prep Items with students individually this week. No need to start these reviews quite yet, but want you to be aware of the upcoming prep.

Lastly, we will soon be sending home a flyer showing our plans for SOL Boot Camp Study Groups that will begin after Spring Break.

This time of year goes very quickly.  I will make every effort to keep everyone informed and up to date.

Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

March 7- March 11 Science Test- Electricity

Monday: 

                   Math Unit 8 Study Guides:

                               Unit 8 Study Guide Algebraic Exp.pdf 

                                Unit 8 Study Guide Order of Operations.pdf 

                                 Unit 8 Study Guide Patterns.pdf 

                   Math Homework Worksheet

                               Math Review Video- PEMDAS Part 1

                                                                      PEMDAS Part 2

                   Reading Homework - Lexia (20 minutes) 

                                Reading Review Video-Inference

                   Science Homework- Use SOLPASS to study for Test on Friday.

                                 SOLPASS LINK

Tuesday:   Math Homework- Worksheet

                   Reading- Homework  - LEXIA 20 Minutes

                    Science Homework Use SOLPASS to study for Electricity  Test on Friday

 Wednesday:  Math Homework Worksheet

                         Reading Homework Lexia- 20 minutes

                         Science Homework Use SOLPASS to study for test on Friday

Thursday:   Math Homework Worksheet

                     Reading Homework - Lexia 20 minutes

                     Science Homework- Use SOLPASS to study for TEST TOMORROW

Friday-   

                      Science TEST- Electricity

               

NEW UPDATED MATH PRACTICE LINKS:


Feb. 28- March 4

Good afternoon

I hope everyone is enjoying some fun and relaxation this beautirful Sunday.

Some info about the week ahead as it is a little different.  We will be working at an increased tempo starting this week.  We also have a different routine for homework,

Homework Schedule for the Week:

Monday: Reading Assignment on Study Island, Study for Math Test Using Study Guide, Links on IXL, (also listed below), Study Island Science Preactice.

Tuesday: Reading Assignment on Study Island, NO MATH HOMEWORK because of test, Study Island Science Assignment

Wednesday; Reading Assignment on Study Island, Math Worksheet- New Unit,, Study Island Assignment Science

Thursday: Reading Assignment on Study Island, Math Worksheet, Study Island Science Assignment

Math links for review:

5.5a  Decimal Computation
        

Math Items that can be found on IXL: 

5.5a Estimate and determine the product and quotient of two numbers involving decimals* IXL Multiply Decimal I-2 Estimate Decimal, IXL Multiply Decimal by Whole Number I-8, IXL Multiply Decimal using a Grid I-14, IXL Multiply Decimal by the Hundredth I-16Multiply Decimal by the Thousandth I-17, IXL Divide by Decimal J-12

EKS Factors do not exceed two digits by two digits and products do not exceed the thousandths place. EKS Quotients do not exceed four digits with or without a decimal point, and divisors are limited to a single-digit whole number or a decimal expressed as tenths.

EKS Use multiple representations to model multiplication and division of decimals and whole numbers. 

5.5b Create and solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication of decimals, and create and solve single-step practical problems involving division of decimals.  IXL (H-4 Add and Subtract Decimal) (H-5 Add and Subtract Decimal Word Problems) (H-9 Estimate Sum and Difference using Rounding)

Have a great week.


Feb. 14

 Monday:   Math WS- We are starting a NEW UNIT Decimal Computation.  Please see                                                                 resources to help your child prepare.  There is also a STUDY GUIDE                                                           included in the packet.  

                                         Unit 7 Materials and Study Guide.docx 

                   Reading- 20 Minutes of LEXIA

                   Science- Study for Science Test- Use SOL PASS Force and Motion. See below

Tuesday:   Math WS

                   Reading- 20 Minutes of Lexia

 Wednesday:  Math WS

                         Reading- 20 Minutes of Lexia

Thursday:   Math WS

                     Reading: 20 Minutes of Lexia

MATH PRACTICE LINKS:

5.5a  Decimal Computation
5.5b  Word Problems with Decimals

Feb. 7

Good morning

I hope this email finds you warm and rested.  

A few notes about the upcoming week:

1. Math Test - Friday, Feb. 11- Fraction Computation- Study Guides were sent home at the beginning of the unit.  There are 3 sections to the guide.  They can also be found on the Canvas page.  Extra practice links for review games and activities can be found there as well. No calculator for this test.

2. Math Facts- I believe that the students are realizing the importance of mastering their multiplication facts in this unit. Mastering the facts allows them to work through finding the GCM and GCF more easily and it helps them to simplify.  IXL 3rd grade section, has a very good practice and review section that allows students to build on this skill. I have shown it to the students and we will be practicing in class.  It would be a good idea for your student to practice for 5 minutes nightly. It would definitely help them.

3. Science Test NEXT WEEK ( Week of Feb. 14)- Force and Motion- Please use SOL Pass to review for the test.  Great games, practice tests, etc.

4. Reading- We will have another assessment this week to gauge where the students are on the reading comprehension spectrum. This, combined with the HMH Benchmark last week will give me a very clear picture of growth and areas that we can continue to work on. I will use this information to create an individual plan FOR EACH STUDENT, from now until the end of year and SOL. I will share the individual plans with each you and your child. OUR NEXT NOVEL STUDY is the 2nd in The Lemonade War Series- The Lemonade Crime!  Very excited to start this!

5. Social Studies- The students completed and have begun to share their unit projects!  Absolutely Amazing Work!

6. VALENTINES DAY- Students DO NOT have to bring in cards, HOWEVER, if they DO for one student, they must DO for all students in class.  If you bring for one student in class, you need to bring one for all students.  Students will create bags in class on Friday to use as their mailbox.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING CARDS until Monday. Thank you.  

Here is to a great week!


Jan. 30

Good evening,

Marking Period Number 3 Begins Tomorrow!!!!

This is the time of year that time seems to speed by.  Before you know it, we will be sending our SOL Prep Info!!

The second half of the year we tend to pick up our instructional pace, build on the foundation that we layed in the first half of the year and work on becoming more critical thinkers and problem solvers.

This week in math we will continue to review and practice adding and subtracting fractions and mixed fractions and add in word problems to the mix. PLEASE NOTE the test for this unit will be NEXT FRIDAY.  Study Guides(in 3 parts) have been distributed to the students early last week.  I have also added the links to download the guides on the Canvas page.  I have also added a large amount of practice and review links and games to the Canvas page which I will include here: I cut and pasted from the Canvas page for you to see.  Not sure all the links will transfer.

NEW UNIT- Fraction and Decimal Computation

Study Guide: Study Guide Part 1  Download Study Guide Part 1 

                      5th Grade Fraction Handbook-1.pdf.pdf  Download 5th Grade Fraction Handbook-1.pdf.pdf   Study Guide Part 2 Download    Study Guide Part 2

                         Study Guide Part 3 Download  Study Guide Part 3

WEEK OF JAN. 31- Feb 4 HOMEWORK 

Monday-Monday Subtracting Mixed Fractions Worksheet.pdf  Download Monday Subtracting Mixed Fractions Worksheet.pdf 

Tuesday- Tuesday subtracting-mixed-numbers-unlike-denominators-horizontal_SSSVV.pdf  Download Tuesday subtracting-mixed-numbers-unlike-denominators-horizontal_SSSVV.pdf 

Wednesday- Wednesday simplifying-fractions_TWQZT.pdf  Download Wednesday simplifying-fractions_TWQZT.pdf 

Thursday- Thursday equivalent-fractions.pdf  Download Thursday equivalent-fractions.pdf 

These only work if they also use pencil and paper to help them calculate. 

The first two links are great to do with paper and pencil and parent help. 

FRACTIONS
add,subtract fractions with like/unlike denominators with and without mixed numbers, reduce/simplify, find equivalents, change improper fractions into mixed numbers and mixed numbers into improper fractions, change fractions into decimals, and decimals into fractions
Adding & Subtracting Mixed Numbers w/Like Denominators (Links to an external site.)
Adding and Subtracting Fractions Game (Links to an external site.)
Adding & Subtracting Fractions quiz game (Links to an external site.)
Hoop Shoot (Links to an external site.)- changing fractions into decimals
Math is Fun (Links to an external site.)- ordering fractions and decimals

Students will be given a Benchmark Reading Assessment Unit 3 and sometime over the next two weeks a Midyear Benchmark. No study guides for this, however it is always good to review nonfiction features and other items on IXL.

Have a great week!



January 9, 2022

Happy New Year!!  

I hope everyone is safe and warm and ready to go to school!

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.  My power was out from Monday through Thursday, so i have some interesting stories to tell and can't wait to hear what you all did your snow days.

Just a reminder that our Math Test will be THIS FRIDAY!  Fingers crossed.  Same instructions as last week.  Use study guides and notes and the links provided on our Canvas page as well as the Porter Page.  IXL is fantastic for review as well.  We are reviewing all week.  Remember, sometime I sneak in some test questions on the homework, notes or class notes!!!  

Students should always be reading for 20 minutes on Lexia.

I also wanted to share that 5th grade will be showing our appreciation to our Principal and Assistant Principal  this Wednesday for Admin Appreciation Week.  If you would like to make a card to share on this day this would be a wonderful addition to a basket we will present.

Have an awesome week!


Good evening Students and Parents,

We are almost there, Winter Break is but 5 days away!

1. Math and Science Tests have been moved to Jan. 6 and 7th. We will review all this week and the first several days upon our return.

2. Homework this week will be on IXL and has been assigned and linked on our Canvas page. There will be a math and reading IXL on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Students will also have 20 minutes of LEXIA Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

3. Field Trip- Thursday.  Students will eat lunch upon our return. Students should PACK A LUNCH as the lunch room will be closed.

4. Friday Fun Day- Curl Up and Read Day.  Students are asked to bring in a flashlight, small pillow and bedroom slippers if they would like.  We will play math review games, curl up and read by our virtual fireplace and I will serve milk and cookies.  We will end our day by watching the Holiday Assembly which has been pre recorded this year.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Winter Break and get to rest, have fun and wonderful family time.  It is my honor and privilege to teach your children and am thankful for your continued support.

Have a great week!


Dec. 6- Dec. 10

Math Practice:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/order-fractions-decimals.htm (Links to an external site.)
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/fractions/fractions-13-adding-subtracting-whole-mixed-numbers-01.html (Links to an external site.)
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/decimals.htm (Links to an external site.)
http://www.maths-games.org/fraction-games.html (Links to an external site.)
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fractions-mixed-addition.html (Links to an external site.)
http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardy/usergames/Mar201011/game1268685936.php (Links to an external site.)
http://www.mathplayground.com/computation.html (Links to an external site.)
http://mrnussbaum.com/deathdecimals/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/games/flowerpower (Links to an external site.)
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals


Nov. 29- Dec. 3

Greetings

I hope that everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving Break and enjoyed rest, family and fun.

We will be starting new units in every content area this week.

Math- Unit 5- Fraction and Decimal Number Sense

Science- Unit 00 (Yes, that is how it is labeled.) - Living Systems

Social Studies- Unit 3 Southeast Region of United States

Writing- Opinion Writing and Grammar Focus

Reading- We will be finishing up Unit 2 and continue to read The Lemonade War.  Students will take a county reading test on Thursday or Friday. (No study guide.)

Homework will continue to be: 20 minutes of Lexia and a Math Worksheet.

Field Trip Forms were sent home last week and a reminder that the permission slips, along with $3.00 fee is due before trip.  Our trip will be Thursday, Dec. 16th to the Museum of African American History and Culture.

Here is to a great week ahead.

Have a good evening.


Nov. 22

Good evening,

I hope that everyone had a great weekend

2 More Days Until Break.

Just a reminder that Tuesday morning we will have our Unit 4 Data Analysis Test.  We will review tomorrow and I put review links from IXL on the Canvas page.

I will also send home a permission slip for The National Museum of African American History.  We were lucky enough to be able to get enough tickets to get in.  The trip will be Dec. 16!  More details to come.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may you and your family experience amazing grace and gratitude.

Thank you for all you do to support me and Porter every day.


 

Nov. 15

Good afternoon

It is getting cold outside!  Please remember to send students with coats or sweaters.

This week we will finish up our Maker Space Design Project with Mrs. Banks and complete sharing our data from our Science Experiment with Mrs. Geyer.

We will also finish sharing our Reading Projects that students completed last week on Adobe Spark

A reminder that NEXT TUESDAY we will have our UNIT 4 Data Analysis Test in Math.  Study Guides were sent home with students and were emailed to parents in a previous The Week Ahead email.

We will also have a SCIENCE TEST on Energy at the end of the week.  PLEASE USE SOL PASS to review.  HINT: This used to be a 4th grade sol, so please look under both 5th grade and 4th grade on SOL PASS.

HERE IS TO A GREAT WEEK AHEAD!


Nov. 8

Good afternoon Students and Parents!

We are back this week to start the 2nd marking period off with a strong commitment to doing our best.

Back on our routine of nightly homework:

Mon. Thurs-  Reading: 20 minutes of LEXIA  (Want to kick it up a notch and achieve your goals faster, try adding 5 extra minutes)

                     Math- Worksheet to be completed nightly and returned to grade together. (Want to kick it up a notch, use one of the links below nightly to  practice what we will test on before Thanksgiving.)

Math Test-  Our Math Unit 4 Test- Data Analysis - Tuesday, Nov. 23.  This is a short unit which we began last week.   I have attached the study guides within Canvas and here for easy access.  Additionally, I am including extra links below for extra practice and review.

     Data Analysis Review: (If they do not go live, please copy and paste in URL)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_activities/maths/activities/modemedianmean.swf

http://files.pbslearningmedia.org/dlos/wnet/dlo2.html

https://www.turtlediary.com/game/mean-median-mode-range.html

https://www.quia.com/rr/51667.html

https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5/calculate-mean-median-mode-and-range

https://www.brainpop.com/math/probability/meanmedianmodeandrange/ (watch video and complete quiz)

http://files.pbslearningmedia.org/dlos/tpt/landmarks/index.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/line-graphs.html

http://www.softschools.com/math/data_analysis/line_graph/activities/create_line_graph/

Science - We continue to study Energy in our new Science Unit. Last week we joined Mrs. Geyer in the Makerspace and created thermometers. Please have students review this link to reinforce this units vocabulary.  I am also including a study guide for this unit's test. (Date to be determined)

Links for Support and Test Prep:(See attached study guide)

https://www.solpass.org/sci4-5-new.html

PLEASE ALWAYS REMEMBER that my webpage and our CANVAS page has many review links for almost everything we learn weekly.  On my webpage look to the left under USEFUL LINKS and on the CANVAS page look at the top of our page for USEFUL LINKS icon.

I know I say this often, but I LOVE THIS CLASS and am HONORED to teach these students!!!!


 

Nov. 2

Good Tuesday Afternoon,

I hope that everyone was able to get some well deserved rest this weekend and enjoyed having the last two days out of school.

I have been busy doing professional development (teacher education), working and report cards and, the best part, preparing for our " END OF THE BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA !" 

We have enjoyed reading and developing our reading skills and comprehension skills through our Because of Winn Dixie novel. We have come to learn the characters, watched them develop, learned about theme, cause and effect, figurative language and much more.  As a class we have come to love this book and view many of the characters as our friends.  Great connections on friendships, being nonjudgmental and compassion.

Tomorrow we will celebrate the book and it's author, Kate DiCamillo, by integrating activities throughout the curriculum.  Our math, reading, science, social studies and writing sessions will all incorporate the book through our activities.  We culminate our celebration by watching the movie version of the book and compare and contrast the book with the movie.

I will also have a little treat for all students that comes directly from the book, with little egg salad sandwiches, pickles, Dump Punch, and Litmus Lonzenges.  (They should still bring their lunch, as this activity will occur in the afternoon and I am not sure the kids will eat enough of the treats....but it is the thought that counts. :)  

ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BRING is a picture or print out of a picture of their PET OR a PET the wish they had.  It could be dog, cat, fish, bird, etc....

Looking forward to a fun day of learning and celebrating the end of one favorite book and the beginning of another.


October 18- 22 Update

Good evening

I hope everyone enjoyed the lovely weather this weekend.

A few reminders for the upcoming week:

1. Parent Teacher Conferences- a link was sent home last week to Sign Up Genius that allows parents to sign up for an in person or virtual conference. There are several dates to choose from.

2. Field Trip Permission Slips were sent home last week.  Please return as soon as possible with $3.00 fee.  Parent chaperones will be notified of their random selection early this week. Trip is Oct. 27.

3. Math and Science Study Guides and Study Videos are posted on my CANVAS Homeroom Page. Science Test will be at the end of this week.  Math Test will be NEXT WEEK on Thursday.

4. JEAN DAY- Friday, Oct. 22

5. Career Day, Friday, Oct. 29.  Students may dress up in a costume of a career they would like to explore.

6. END OF MARKING PERIOD is Friday, October 29th!!!  I can't believe how fast the year is going!  


October 11-

No School/Teacher Work Day- Monday, Oct. 11

October 27th- Field Trip- Natural History Museum.  Permission Slips went home last week.  Due by the 25th.

Parent Teacher Conferences- Signup Genius will be sent via email and our Sunday evening eletter.


 

October 3=

Please view the Back to School Presentation HERE

Math Unit 2 Test - Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Picture Day - Thursday, Oct. 7

No School for Students on Oct. 11

 

Sept. 27

A reminder that students who participate in band and orchestra should bring their instruments on the day of their group lessons.

Please be sure to check the links below and the USEFUL Links to on the side of this site for extra review and practice.


September 20-

Band and Orchestra Sessions start this week.  Please check your emails for attachment from me or Mrs. Verakone.

        Math SGA/PreSOL test Monday, Sept. 20

        Science Test this Friday. Study Guides sent home last week. 

        Please use SOL PASS to help review.


September 13-

  NO SCHOOL THURSDAY, September 16,

  Fall SOL/SGA - Reading, Monday, Sept. 13

  Fall SOL/SGA- Math- Later this month. TBD

   A  reminder that our homework for the week is :

  20  minutes Lexia Online Reaing

  Math Worksheet

  Upcoming graded assessments/tests:

  Science Unit 1 Geological Process- Study Guide sent home Monday, Sept. 13

  Use SOLPASS to practice and review.

  Reading Unit 1- Setting, Plot, Character Development

  Math  Unit 2 Test- October 5

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September 6th-

Math Resources for Review and Practice:

ALGEBRA
patterns, functions, and algebra

DATA ANALYSIS
mean/fair share, median, mode, range/variation, measures of center, stem-and-leaf plots, graphs, line plots

DECIMALS
compare, order, round, add, subtract, multiply, divide decimals
FRACTIONS
add,subtract fractions with like/unlike denominators with and without mixed numbers, reduce/simplify, find equivalents, change improper fractions into mixed numbers and mixed numbers into improper fractions, change fractions into decimals, and decimals into fractions
Adding & Subtracting Mixed Numbers w/Like Denominators
Adding and Subtracting Fractions Game
Adding & Subtracting Fractions quiz game

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/order-fractions-decimals.htm
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/fractions/fractions-13-adding-subtracting-whole-mixed-numbers-01.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/decimals.htm
http://www.maths-games.org/fraction-games.html
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fractions-mixed-addition.html
http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardy/usergames/Mar201011/game1268685936.php
http://www.mathplayground.com/computation.html
http://mrnussbaum.com/deathdecimals/
https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/games/flowerpower
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals

GEOMETRY
measuring angles, types of angles and triangles, properties of shapes, circumference
Measuring Angles
Rocket Angles game
Alien Angles game
Age of the Angles game
Find the Missing angle
Number Rocks Types of Angles song
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/triangles_shoot.htm
http://www.math-play.com/classifying-triangles/classifying-triangles.html
https://www.mathplayground.com/index_geometry.html
http://www.coolmath.com/reference/triangles-types
Number Rocks Types of Triangles Song
Number Rocks Quadrilaterals song

MEASUREMENT
perimeter, area (including area of a triangle), and volume, metric measurement conversions, elapsed time
PROBABILITY
what is the likelihood/chance that something will happen, tree diagrams, organized lists

ABC Ya Math 5th grade games-practice your math skills with these games!

MATH WEBSITES TO PRACTICE ALL CONCEPTS/SKILLS
Origo at Home
Prodigy
Mr. Nussbaum
Math Games
Mr. Wolfe's 5th grade Math Games
Helping with Math
HelpingWithMath.com helps parents who want to help their children with math. There are a large number of printable math resources that help students to practicewhat they are learning at home and at school, like worksheets,flashcards, etc.
IXL 5th grade Math Practice- online lessons and practice
Kids Numbers- Free math games for kids!
Manga High- Assigned math games that help students practice skills/concepts.
Math Nook- a great website with lots of fun math review games
Math-Play.com
5thgrade math games that focus on: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals and fractions, investigating algebraic expressions, computing area and volume of simple geometric figures, understanding the meaning of congruent geometric shapes and the relationship of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and using percentages and circle graphs to interpret statistical data.
Math Playground
Maths Zone- Online Math Games (Division, Multiplication, etc.)
Multiplication.com- Free math games
Prime and Composite Games- games to help practice prime/composite concepts on mathnook.com
Softschools- Math games as well as create your own worksheets/online practice.
Splash Math- practice for 5th grade skills/concepts

 


SOL ACTIVITIES
Games, tests, and quizzes to help students review for the SOLs.
I.Q. Poquoson-Interactive Quizzes for SOLs-Practice and review for all SOL curriculum areas & grades
JLab-Math and Science Review Questions
SOL pass-Great website to practice/review throughout the year for the 5th grade science and social studies curriculums.

SOCIAL STUDIES
GeoGuessr
BrainPOP-You can watch short movie clips and take quizzes about the curriculum.
Prezi- Prezi is a presentation tool that helps you organize and share your ideas.

 


August 30th 

Please check your emails, parents and students, each Sunday evening or Monday morning for a weekly update.

Math Test this Thursday, Unit 1. (Study Guides were sent home in hard copy form and electronically via a previous email.)

No School this Friday.

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August 19th

What to do to prepare for the 1st Day of School.

1. Wear Porter Uniform and Appropriate Shoes

2. Know your login Username and Password.  It will be the same as last year ,  I will not have access.  If you need help resetting please see Mr. Fahy's webpage or contact him.

3. Bring ONLY the following supplies: (We have limited storage, so PLEASE do not bring ALL supplies at once, as we will have to send them home.

- 2 Composition Books

- Pencil pouch with 5 sharpened pencils, 1 highlighter, 1 glue stick, scissors

       - 1 pack of loose leaf paper

August 16th

2021-2022 School Year!!!   Back to Basics!!
I am SO EXCITED to be partnering with you this year in the education of your wonderful children.  Words cannot express how grateful I am to be teaching in person.  Working with students is something I absolutely love to do.

I will update this page every Monday morning with reminders for the week and will try to keep it streamlined for easy reading.   The format will be as follows:
Upcoming Tests:
Reminders:


Click for 
Mrs. Garay's Welcome Letter


Welcome to Mrs. Garay's Super Stars!!
Click link above to watch a welcome VIDEO  from Mrs. Garay


VIRTUAL Meet & Greet
I
f you missed our VIRTUAL Meet and Greet
please check out our slides here.

On the 1st Day of VIRTUAL School CLICK on ZOOM icon below
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Zoom



Instructional Technology Coach's PAGE

Mr. Fahey is our new ITC and an amazing resource.  Please check out his page for tutorials and guidance in the days leading up to our first day of school.

OR


PWCS Tech Help Desk
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Technical support is just an email or phone call away this school year. The Help Desk is staffed Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. when schools are in session and
8 a.m.–4 p.m. when schools are not in session. Parents, students, and staff can request help with everything from password resets, device log in and assistance with Canvas and the Hub.

Phone Number: 703-791-8826

Email: pwcshelpdesk@pwcs.edu


QuickLinks:
Student Canvas: Link
Parent Canvas: Link
  ParentVue: Link


Contact Info 
 Email: Garaykl@pwcs.edu


PLEASE NOTE that I check emails 3 times a day. 
Mornings at 8:45-9:00,
Lunch Time at Noon,
End of Day between 3:30 -3:45 pm.
Communication IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME and I make every effort to respond.


Curriculum Documents:

Year At A Glance 


Canvas Resources:

 What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation

Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides

                     



 

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Contact Info 

 Email:   Garaykl@pwcs.edu



2021 - 2022  Classroom Schedule: 

8:45- 9:00  Student Arrival

9:00-9:10 Morning Meeting
9:10 -10:15  MATH

10:15-10:25 Milers

10:30-11:15   Encore(MPA)

11:15- 11:45  CORE Ext

11:55- 12:25  Lunch

12:30- 1:45  Language Arts

1:45 -2:05   Recess

2:10 - 2:40  Science

2:40 - 3:10  Social Studies

3:10 - 3:40  Writing/Class Mtg







Our Encore Schedule
Day 1 -  we have Music 
Day 2 -  we have P.E. 
Day 3-  we have Art  






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