Week of 9-21-20

We are off and running this year. The students and families have been handling the new technology with such wonderful attitudes. I have been so impressed and am even more excited to spend the year working with everyone. We are currently NWEA testing and taking our DRA reading assessments. After these are completed we will set up reading groups and we will begin working on some exciting projects. We will have another round of supply pick-ups coming up soon for some materials for an in-class field trip, reading group books, and books that the students would like to borrow from my classroom library. More information will be released about this soon.

Have a great week!

Week of 9-15-20

We have so many things going with WIDA, NWEA, and DRA tesing. I working on making it a least stessfull on everyone. Reach out to me on Schoolog and we can resolve the isues. The students are doing great adjusting to the art class an music class but hopefully that is taken care of:

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4- working on place values with base tens and subtractions with exponents.

5th- We are moving into metric measurements in relation to meters, inches, millimeters, and so on. If you are stuck in the lesson, have your student play the Eureka video in our INSycp program and you can read a parent helper and you see a video on the entire lesson.I hope this helps with that

Thanks for a great few weeks!

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you to everyone who I missed when calling that have been emailing me, messaging me, and/or signing up for a material pick-up time slot. If you did not receive a call or voicemail from me, I may have the incorrect contact info and please let me know. I wanted to update you on information about tomorrow. We will not be meeting live tomorrow or Tuesday due to the supply pick ups. We will having our first meeting on Wednesday at 8:55. The Zoom meeting link and passcode are posted in our Schoology Homeroom. You will have access to this tomorrow. Each students needs to log into Schoology tomorrow and explore the homeroom site. The other courses will be there but they will not show content until later in the week. There is a discussion post in our classroom rules and expectations folder. The students should read the directions on the discussion and complete the task. I have also create a resource folder for parents in the Homeroom and you can use this to watch videos and read directions for any task you need to complete in Zoom or Schoology. Feel free to post or interact with anything in the course and on the course update feed. The update feed which you will see under the Updates tab is basically where I will post things once we phase out Dojo. If you have issues logging in or questions about the Homeroom, please let me know and I will answer your questions. On Tuesday we will have a new task set up in the Homeroom for students to complete and we will be continuing with our meet and greet material pick-ups. I look forward to seeing and speaking with everyone soon. Below is information on how students will log into Schoology tomorrow:

Schoology will be available for students Monday morning. They will sign in using Google (Dearborn Account)

To sign in to a Chromebook, students use their district credentials:
– User Name = Student Number
– Password = whatever they set it as last year, we did NOT change any passwords. New students will have their passwords set to their birthday (MMDDYYYY) as per MiStar.

Students can access Schoology from the Student Portal on the district web site (Staff can use the Staff Portal).
*Students using district issued Chromebooks will have two tabs open upon start up, the district student portal page AND the Schoology page.

If you are not on a school provided Chromebook or if your tab doesn’t show up, click this link and then click Schoology. https://dearbornschools.org/student-portal/

Welcome to our 2020-2021 4th grade/5th grade split

Welcome to our 4/5 split grade class for the 2020/2021 school year! We will not be using Dojo for the entire course of the year but we will be until everything is up and running and everyone is feeling comfortable with Schoology. Please join our class Dojo if you have not already done so. I have sent messages to the families who were not previously on Dojo with sign up codes. Below will be a link for you to sign up for a meet and greet/material pick up next week. We have limited spots available due to pick-ups with all classes and social distancing requirements. If you or your student is not able to make it to one of these time slots, please let me know. We have to wear a mask and socially distance during the meet and greet. Please meet at the upper elementary blacktop during your time slot and you may want to bring your book bag for the supplies/materials. I can’t wait to meet everyone who is new to my class and to see everyone who I was fortunate enough to work with last year. There will not be a live meeting Monday or Tuesday due to these meetings but we will have I will get a meeting link posted for Wednesday. I will also be sending out more information on our Schoology launch as I receive it. Please do not stress about these new tools as we will practice them together and I will be working with the students in our live meetings on how to use our new tools. Let me know how I can make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your student.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F44ADAD2EAAF94-meetgreet

2020-2021 Supply Lists

Below is the 4th/5th grade supply list for the students in my class for both virtual remote learning and for our return to school. Please contact me if you have any question. I can’t wait to work with you all!

Mr. Hawkins 4th/5th grade

Virtual Supplies- Mr. Hawkins 4th/5th Grade 

  • 6 spiral notebooks
    • Blue        Reading
    • Red        Social Studies
    • Green     science
    • Black      Vocabulary  
    • Yellow     Math
    • Purple     Language/Grammar 
  • 2 packs of pencils 
  • 1 small pencil sharpeners
  • Ruler with metric and standard
  • Small Dry erase board
  • 4 of dry erase markers
  • Dry erase board eraser or old sock to use
  • Crayons
  • Earbuds

In person supplies (when we return to face to face instruction)

  • 1 ream of white copy paper
  • 5-single subject spiral notebooks-different colors if possible for each subject
  • 4 packs of pencils pre-sharpened
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 pack of markers
  • 1 set of earbuds to keep in your desk (no full headphones
  • 1 duo tang pocket folders 
  • 4 glue sticks 
  • 3 packs of dry erase markers 
  • 2 highlighters
  • 1 pair of student scissors with the student’s name written on them. 
  • 2 packs of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper
  • 2 packets of large Sticky notes 
  • 1 pencil box
  • 2 boxes of tissues with student name written on them
  • 2 pack of 3×5 notecards
  • 1 ruler with centimeters and inches
  • A small hand sanitizer to keep in their desk
  • Disinfectant wipes for their desk 
  • Small pencil sharpener that will collect shavings

Optional supplies if you would like to donate

  • Gallon size Ziplock slider bags and Quart size Ziplock slider bags
  • Packs of bright or neon-colored cardstock
  • Packs of brightly colored/neon printer paper
  • Extra glue sticks, markers, colored pencils, notebooks, for students who weren’t able to get supplies
  • Extra boxes of tissue, disinfectant wipes, and sanitizer 
  • Extra dry erase markers

Week of May 25th

Welcome to week 10 of distance learning, truck drivers! Join us at 11:00 for our morning meetings this week besides Wednesday. We will not have a morning meeting that day as I will be working at Nowlin. All links for every assignment are placed in Google Classroom. Complete the check-in on Tuesday. 

This week:

Spelling- https://quizlet.com/_4y7vgv?x=1jqt&i=xp8qf

Math- Fill your Reflex Math donut 3 times during the week.  You have 5 new assignments on Khan Academy that need to be completed. One of these assignments is a quiz. Use the video tutorials and the tools there to help you if you are stuck. If you did not complete the assignments from last week, they are added onto this week’s work. You may redo the assignments until you get a score you like. For the assignment to count, you have to have a passing score in each assignment by the end of the week.  We are only doing Reflex and Khan. We are NOT working in Zearn right now (100pts total)

Writing- Complete 4 Quill assignments assigned to you. These are pass/fail. If you complete the activities, the score is “pass”, if you never finish 4 assignments, the score is “fail.”

Social Studies– Record your business pitch on FlipGrid. Read the directions on FlipGrid. https://flipgrid.com/d8c59b37

Science- Complete the Mystery Science mystery called “How does your brain control your body?” by watching the video, reading from the Mystery Science page and answering the questions in the Google Form. https://forms.gle/boy4T3VMuCHNkye79

Reading- Read Chapters 16 through 22  in Edward Tulane and answer the questions posted to Google Classroom.

100 pts

Week of May 18th

Welcome to week 8 of distance learning, musicians! Join us at 11:00 for our morning meetings this week.. All links for every assignment are placed in Google Classroom. Complete the check-in on each Monday. 

This week:

Spelling- “oo” words. https://quizlet.com/_4x6v9k?x=1jqt&i=xp8qf

Math- Fill your Reflex Math donut 3 times during the week.  You have 5 new assignments on Khan Academy that need to be completed. One of these assignments is a quiz. Use the video tutorials and the tools there to help you if you are stuck. If you did not complete the assignments from last week, they are added onto this week’s work. You may redo the assignments until you get a score you like. For the assignment to count, you have to have a passing score in each assignment by the end of the week.  We are only doing Reflex and Khan. We are NOT working in Zearn right now (100pts total)

Writing- Complete 4 Quill assignments assigned to you. These are pass/fail. If you complete the activities, the score is “pass”, if you never finish 4 assignments, the score is “fail.”

Social Studies– Get the second half of the Shark Tank project done. Be ready to present/pitch your product by the end of the week. Turn in your business plan on Google Classroom when it is finished.. All documents and videos are on Google Classroom.

Science- Complete the Mystery Science mystery called “How can some animals see in the dark?” by watching the video, reading from the Mystery Science page and answering the questions in the Google Form.

Reading- Read Chapters 10 through 15  in Edward Tulane and answer the questions posted to Google Classroom.

100 pts