Congratulations 5th Graders!

I am so proud of all of you! I can truly say this has been a year full of adventure. I am proud to have been your teacher. Continue to soar and fly high, reaching for all your dreams. Congratulations and good luck next year. I know you will succeed!

Promotion News:

Virtual Ceremony

Our virtual Promotion Ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 11th, hosted by the principal and 5th grade staff.  A link to a Google Meet will be sent out the morning of, to the parents email to join.  Our ceremony will consist of the Pledge of Allegiance being read, award winners listed through a Google slideshow, 5th grade speeches being read by 3 students, one from each class, and slideshow of memories.

Promotion Bag Pick-Up

This is weather permitting. Following the virtual ceremony, we would like to invite the students to pick up their celebration bags at school.  Each of the classes will be assigned a time slot of 45/45//30 minutes to come.  Mrs. Hickson’s class should arrive from 11:00-11:45, Mrs. Stetz’s class from 11:45-12:30 and Ms. Juntunen’s class from 12:30-1:00.  Please try to come during your assigned time to help the flow and arrangement of bags.

Each car will approach traveling west on Myrtle and turn right to proceed north on Waverly.  Please pull up in front of the school into the bus lane one at a time.   Student’s teacher will be wearing a mask and will hand students their bags containing certificates, 5th grade DVD video, and memory books.  All families will be instructed to stay in the car.  We will ask the families to decorate their cars if they want to, optional, and include your child’s name on a sign of some type.  5th graders should be on the passenger side of the car.

We are excited to celebrate these 5th graders!!

End of the Year News 6-9-20

Good morning! I hope all is well! If you have not returned class supplies, please do so today; see below. After going through returned items, I am missing several social studies We the People and Nystrom Atlas books, along with reading group books and safety belts. Some of these books are not replaceable. Thank you!

We will have one last live meet Wednesday at 10:30 on ilearn.

Please take time TODAY, to go through your child’s Google Classroom with them and look for any missing assignments assigned by me from the last 2 weeks. Then, open Readworks and check for missing assignments there too. I am looking for all missing assignments to be completed by today at the absolute latest, so I have time to grade them and complete report cards. * I have been grading over the weekend and have had to return some assignments that were not finished or turned in blank. PLEASE check again today with your child, even if you think they have all their assignments turned in. I appreciate your help.

Materials Pick-UP News:

If you didn’t have a chance to make it, please plan on coming in today from 10-12 pm. You will need to ring the buzzer and someone will come out to hand you your child’s belongings as well as collect any materials you have that belong to the school/teacher. The drop-off and pick-up will include medications and yearbook/spring pictures (if you ordered). Please remember that Chromebooks must be returned from 5th graders. Any materials not picked up by Thursday will be discarded.

Promotion News:

Virtual Ceremony

Our virtual Promotion Ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 11th, hosted by the principal and 5th grade staff.  A link to a Google Meet will be sent out the morning of, to the parents email to join.  Our ceremony will consist of the Pledge of Allegiance being read, award winners listed through a Google slideshow, 5th grade speeches being read by 3 students, one from each class, and slideshow of memories.

Promotion Bag Pick-Up

This is weather permitting. Following the virtual ceremony, we would like to invite the students to pick up their celebration bags at school.  Each of the classes will be assigned a time slot of 45/45//30 minutes to come.  Mrs. Hickson’s class should arrive from 11:00-11:45, Mrs. Stetz’s class from 11:45-12:30 and Ms. Juntunen’s class from 12:30-1:00.  Please try to come during your assigned time to help the flow and arrangement of bags.

Each car will approach traveling west on Myrtle and turn right to proceed north on Waverly.  Please pull up in front of the school into the bus lane one at a time.   Student’s teacher will be wearing a mask and will hand students their bags containing certificates, 5th grade DVD video, and memory books.  All families will be instructed to stay in the car.  We will ask the families to decorate their cars if they want to, optional, and include your child’s name on a sign of some type.  5th graders should be on the passenger side of the car.

We are excited to celebrate these 5th graders!!

Have a wonderful week, we will see you on Thursday!

This Weeks Lessons 6-8-20

Good morning! Welcome to the last week of 5th grade! I am so proud of all the hard work you have done this year, especially at home. I am thankful for your efforts and those people that have been helping you through this crazy end of the year. We worked hard and we made it. This year will be something we never forget. You now know you are up for anything that comes your way.

We will have one last live meet Wednesday at 10:30 on ilearn.

This week we will be catching up on all any missing assignments. I will not be posting any new ones. Please take time TODAY, to go through your child’s Google Classroom with them and look for any missing assignments assigned by me from the last 2 weeks. Then, open Readworks and check for missing assignments there too. I am looking for all missing assignments to be completed by tomorrow at the absolute latest, so I have time to grade them and complete report cards. * I have been grading over the weekend and have had to return some assignments that were not finished or turned in blank. PLEASE check again today with your child, even if you think they have all their assignments turned in. I appreciate your help.

Materials Pick-UP News:

If you didn’t have a chance to make it, please plan on coming in today or tomorrow from 10-12 pm. You will need to ring the buzzer and someone will come out to hand you your child’s belongings as well as collect any materials you have that belong to the school/teacher. The drop-off and pick-up will include medications and yearbook/spring pictures (if you ordered). Please remember that Chromebooks will be returned at the start of next year unless your child is a 5th grader or is leaving to another school.

We appreciate your support in getting these materials sorted so that we may begin our summer work to prepare for next year. Any materials not picked up by Thursday will be discarded.

You can continue to take advantage of the resources we have been using until the free subscriptions run out. The kids can log into Raz Kids, Zearn, Knowledge on The Go, and Scholastic News for additional help and practice on skills over the summer. They also can use Khan Academy as well.

Promotion News:

Virtual Ceremony

Our virtual Promotion Ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 11th, hosted by the principal and 5th grade staff.  A link to a Google Meet will be sent out the morning of, to the parents email to join.  Our ceremony will consist of the Pledge of Allegiance being read, award winners listed through a Google slideshow, 5th grade speeches being read by 3 students, one from each class, and slideshow of memories.

Promotion Bag Pick-Up

This is weather permitting. Following the virtual ceremony, we would like to invite the students to pick up their celebration bags at school.  Each of the classes will be assigned a time slot of 45/45//30 minutes to come.  Mrs. Hickson’s class should arrive from 11:00-11:45, Mrs. Stetz’s class from 11:45-12:30 and Ms. Juntunen’s class from 12:30-1:00.  Please try to come during your assigned time to help the flow and arrangement of bags.

Each car will approach traveling west on Myrtle and turn right to proceed north on Waverly.  Please pull up in front of the school into the bus lane one at a time.   Student’s teacher will be wearing a mask and will hand students their bags containing certificates, 5th grade DVD video, and memory books.  All families will be instructed to stay in the car.  We will ask the families to decorate their cars if they want to, optional, and include your child’s name on a sign of some type.  5th graders should be on the passenger side of the car.

We are excited to celebrate these 5th graders!!

Have a wonderful week, we will see you on Thursday!

JUST FOR FUN!

It’s time for drawing with JJK!!!

Here’s a fun social studies read aloud!

Let’s learn about Earth’s four spheres today!

https://www.ducksters.com/science/earth_science/

We will continue on our journey around North America!

Let’s meet the ostrich at the Cincinnati Zoo!

If your parents give you permission, try some of these fun science experiments!

Finally, we have a fun read aloud to finish the day!

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/catching-the-moon-the-story-of-a-young-girls-baseball-dream/

Today’s Lessons 6-5-20

Good Morning! It is Friday!!! Here are the assignments for today. Ask questions in google classroom email if you have any! Please go through your child’s Google Classroom with them and look for any missing assignments assigned by me. I am looking for all missing assignments to be completed by the end of this week so I have time to grade them and complete report cards. Have a great weekend! Enjoy the sunshine.

Math

If you have not completed the Math Mid Module 6 test or Topic B review, you must do those first today.

Answers from yesterday’s math homework 6. 27 https://embarc.online/mod/page/view.php?id=6361

Today we are working on completing any math you have not yet done.  If all your math is done, then you can work on Zearn.  We should be on Module 6 lesson 25 by the end of the weekend.  This is also a great time to go back and do some old fluency lessons from this module or the last.  We will do a review at the end of this section of math so it is important to stay fresh on those skills. You can so any parts of any lessons from Module 5 or 6 on the site we are using now, Knowledge on the Go : https://gm.greatminds.org/en-us/knowledge-for-grade-5

Science

Finish any mystery quizzes that are incomplete in Google Classroom and the unit test on Google Forms.

Social Studies

The Articles of Confederation are not helping to run our country correctly. They give all the power to the states and leave the federal government weak. When the delegates meet in Philadelphia, they decide that instead of fixing the Articles of Confederation, they will write a new document that organizes our government. Watch what happens in this final episode of Liberty’s Kids. Then read the articles and go to Google classroom to take the quiz.

Liberty’s Kids Episode 140 We the People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJKaqn2RrQ4

Click on the links for informational articles about the Articles of Confederation and the US Constitution.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/american_revolution/articles_of_confederation.php

https://www.ducksters.com/history/us_constitution.php

Our just for fun read aloud today is about the writing of the Constitution.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BepyT1faFLA

ELA

Please log onto Readworks and make sure you have completed all assignments. They are due by today.

Now, go back to Google Classroom and make sure you have completed all the old Scholastic News assignments.

Specials

It is Friday, music day.  Check out what Mrs. Baloga posted on our stream or on her blog page. https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/balogas/ 

It is Friday, Gym Day!! Go out and get some extra exercise or log on to go noodle and dance with your family.  Check out Mr. Harvey’s blog and his post on our stream. https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/members/harveyj/

Fun Activities: These are to be done as breaks or after your weekly assignments are completed.  Your family may enjoy these as well.

Let’s draw with JJK!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_EOi-4ZtO0

We continue our tour of Europe!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roDY-cVHEAshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyayoaotATI

Our traditional fairy tale today is another written by the Grimm Brothers from Germany.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0-9b0S42HIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYL20BXslQc

Today’s Lessons 6-4-20

Good Morning! Here are the assignments for today. Ask questions in google classroom email if you have any! Please go through your child’s Google Classroom with them and look for any missing assignments assigned by me. I am looking for all missing assignments to be completed by the end of this week so I have time to grade them and complete report cards.

Remember, desk and locker pick up is TODAY! Please see the post for further details. I sent 5th Grade Promotion details to your email Tuesday. Please refer to those and ask me any questions.

Math

If you have not completed the Math Mid Module 6 test or Topic B review, you must do those first today.

Answers from yesterday’s math homework 6. 26 https://embarc.online/mod/page/view.php?id=6360

Today we are working on Module 6 lesson 27. Here is the link to the video: https://gm.greatminds.org/kotg-em/knowledge-for-grade-5-em-m6-l27?hsLang=en-us

Today we will do problem set numbers 1b, 2- you choose 2 of the 3 to complete and homework numbers 1, 2- you choose 1 to complete

Science

Finish the end of the unit assessment if you did not complete it yesterday. It will just be counted as an assignment, so don’t worry. You can look at your old quizzes any mysteries if you need to. This is in a google form, so click on the link to complete it.

Social Studies

After the war is over many groups still have some fighting to do. What today’s episode and read the articles. There will be a link to a multiple choice quiz on Google Classroom on Friday so be sure you watch and read carefully. You may want to take notes as you watch the videos and read the articles from yesterday, today and tomorrow. Yes, I know the videos are out of order. Episode 139 actually comes before 138 if you look at the years of the events.

Liberty’s Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXzYWZHqFb8

Click on the links to read the articles.

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Shayss-Rebellion/627259

https://kids.kiddle.co/Loyalist_(American_Revolution)

ELA

Please log onto Readworks and make sure you have completed all assignments before doing RAZ Kids. They are due by Friday.

Now, go back to Google Classroom and make sure you have completed all Scholastic News assignments.

If all of the above are done, complete 1 Raz Kids book of your choice and take the quiz.

It is Thursday, Science Enrichment Day!  See assignments posted on google classroom by Mrs. Poisson.  Maybe you would like to find a science experiment to share with us!  If you do try it and let us know.  I will share them here!  You can even take a video or a picture with your parent’s permission or show us your experiment or results on one of our google hangouts! 

Fun Activities: These are to be done as breaks or after your weekly assignments are completed.  Your family may enjoy these as well.

Another drawing lesson with JJK!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrGKh8pkyD0

Today we’ll visit some of the sights in Europe with Travel Kids!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frI7OEXwbXkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl4w9UCoEIk

Our read aloud today is a fairy tale from Norway!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4kdZTnizG4

Let’s hang out with the meerkats at the Cincinnati Zoo!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y9_rWsvdVI

I’m hungry…how about some pizza?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl5dRW4E9hc

Today’s Lessons 6-3-20

Good Morning! Here are the assignments for today. Ask questions in google classroom email if you have any! Please go through your child’s Google Classroom with them and look for any missing assignments assigned by me. I am looking for all missing assignments to be completed by the end of this week so I have time to grade them and complete report cards.

Remember, desk and locker pick up is Thursday. Please see the post for further details. I sent 5th Grade Promotion details to your email yesterday. Please refer to those and ask me any questions.

Math

If you have not completed the Math Mid Module 6 test or Topic B review, you must do those first today.

Answers from yesterday’s math homework 6.23 https://embarc.online/mod/page/view.php?id=6357

Today we are working on Module 6 lesson 26 . Here is the link to the video: https://gm.greatminds.org/kotg-em/knowledge-for-grade-5-em-m6-l26?hsLang=en-us

Today we will do problem set numbers 1 a-d, 2a-b and homework numbers 1-3

Science

Today we will work on the end of the unit assessment. It will just be counted as an assignment, so don’t worry. You can look at your old quizzes any mysteries if you need to. This is in a google form, so click on the link to complete it.

Social Studies

The war is over but not everyone in America is free. Meanwhile, King George lll seems to be having trouble understanding that Great Britain is no longer in charge of America. Episodes 138 and 139 will be watched out of order because I want to be sure we are watching in correct historical order.

Liberty’s Kids Episode 139 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkMlwKWfadY

ELA

Please log onto Readworks and make sure you have completed all assignments before doing RAZ Kids. They are due by Friday.

Now, go back to Google Classroom and make sure you have completed all Scholastic News assignments.

IF all of the above are done, complete 1 Raz Kids book of your choice and take the quiz.

Fun Activities: These are to be done as breaks or after your weekly and all missing assignments are completed.  Your family may enjoy these as well.

Let’s have our daily art lesson from Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author and illustrator of Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, and Jedi Academy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpTls0nRcTM

Let’s learn the countries of Europe and their capital cities!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJZV7NC3TPs

Now a read aloud from The Brother’s Grimm. They were from Germany and wrote many of the folktales still popular today!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-D6HXYQ6R0

On today’s home safari we will meet the Southern Tamandua!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC3Pc3VjtD8

Now after all that hard work I think I’ll have a milkshake!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNL6RwymoNg

Today’s Lessons 6-2-20

Good Morning! Here are the assignments for today. Ask questions in google classroom email if you have any! Remember, desk and locker pick up is Thursday. Please see the post for further details.

Please go through your child’s Google Classroom with them and look for any missing assignments assigned by me. I am looking for all missing assignments to be completed by the end of this week so I have time to grade them and complete report cards.

It is ilearn Big Blue Button day!  Join us at 10:30 and have questions ready! 

A. Log into your google account

B.If you are not on the district home page, go there.  It says Student Portal at the top.

B. Click the circle that says ilearn.

C. Sign in with google- white box.

D. Click on My Classes

E.Click on Mrs. Stetz 

F. You should see Live Meetings

G. Click on Mrs. Stetz Live.  This will only work once I am in the meeting, so you can not join early or you will not be let in.  Join at 10:30.   

Math

If you have not completed the Math Mid Module 6 test or Topic B review, you must do those first today.

Answers from yesterday’s math homework 6.22 https://embarc.online/mod/page/view.php?id=6356

Today we are working on Module 6 lesson 23 . Here is the link to the video: https://gm.greatminds.org/kotg-em/knowledge-for-grade-5-em-m6-l23?hsLang=en-us

Today we will do 1 number story in the problem set from lesson 21 while watching the video. These are longer multi step problems and you should watch the video while you complete it. Then, do homework numbers 1. Problem 2 was dones as a brain teaser in the video.

Science

Today you will finish the performance task assignment from yesterday in google classroom. Here is the link again if you need it. https://mysteryscience.com/ecosystems/mystery-7/ecosystem-argument/222?code=MTI2MzM1NjE&t=student

If you have not completed any old quizzes, you have until Friday.

Social Studies

After the Revolutionary War, some people suggested that Washington become king. Watch today’s video to find out what he did instead! Then read the article below about George Washington.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUMJWnQWCXc

Read this article on George Washington, take the quiz, then finish the assignment you started on Google Classroom. It is due tomorrow at 9:00 am.

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/georgewashington.php

ELA

Please log onto Readworks and make sure you have completed all assignments before doing RAZ Kids. They are due by Friday.

Choose 1 book from Raz Kids to complete today. Read the book and take the quiz.

Specials

It is Tuesday, Gym Day!! Go out and get some extra exercise or log on to go noodle and dance with your family.  Check out Mr. Harvey’s blog and his post on our stream. https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/members/harveyj/

It is also Art day!  Check out Mr. Goeke on our stream or his blog.  https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/members/goeckea/

Fun Activities: These are to be done after your weekly assignments are completed and you are caught up on any missing work.  Your family may enjoy these as well.

Let’s have our daily art lesson from Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author and illustrator of Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, and Jedi Academy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTTXG6hA7U

Let’s continue to explore Europe!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs_DldO_G1w

Now for a read aloud story which take place in Italy, which is a country in Europe!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGVXwMX0e5w&vl=en

Today we meet the Aardwolf at the Cincinnati Zoo! Sounds creepy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLZDfKn0FmM

Aardwolf Snack Challenge

Using their long tongues and peg-like molars, aardwolves can slurp up and chomp down on 200,000 or more insects in one night. That is nearly 500 insects every minute! How do you think you compare to an aardwolf? Try taking the Aardwolf Snack Challenge! What will you snack on instead of insects? Try cheerios, berries, goldfish, etc. Set out your snack on a plate and use your tongue only to collect your food. Be sure to be safe and chew your food well before swallowing!

I hope you had a fun day! Now it’s time to Go Bananas!!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFQWVN4xip0&t=23s

Desk/Locker Pickup

Dear Parents,

As the school year is coming to an end, we wanted to take this time to thank you for all of your continued support and understanding.  None of what we have accomplished could have been possible without the strong partnership we have as a community.  

Our plan this week is to have a day for material pick-up and drop-off.  The day is currently planned for Thursday, June 4th in the afternoon.  In order to maximize safety, we have assigned timings based on your child’s last name.  If your child’s last name begins with the letter A-M, the pick-up/drop-off time will be from 12:00-1:30pm.  If your child’s last name begins with the letter N-Z, the pick-up/drop-off time will be from 1:30-3:00pm.

We ask that students do not accompany adults and that we practice safety precautions at all times.  Please plan on coming with a mask on, practice social distancing and come in to pick up items and leave immediately.  We greatly appreciate your support in keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Below are a few important pieces of information to be aware of:

  • Pick-up/Drop-off will occur on the South Playground (near Myrte).  
  • There will be an area marked for each classroom teacher.  Student materials have been placed in brown paper bags and extra material in a plastic bag ready for pick up with your child’s name.  There will also be a basket with the teacher’s name there for you to drop off any classroom books/materials.  These items should be placed in a bag, clearly marked with your child’s name.  Please remember, some students have lots of items, so come prepared.  
  • In the lot, there will also be bins for you to drop-off:
    • library books- both class and school
    • musical instruments
    • safety belts
    • service squad pins
    • Chapter book given on last school day attended
    • We the People- S.S. blue cover book
    • Nystrom Atlas Yellow- it was probably in their S.S. blue binder or in a yellow folder.
  • Check all binder pockets/materials brought home for any other school materials that need to be returned.
    • Any other reading group books- small, shiny covers
  • If your child participated in Battle of the Books this year, we are asking that you bring back those books as well.  Please place the books in a clearly marked plastic bag with your child’s name.  This bag can be placed in the library bin.  We appreciate your support and look forward to lots of reading.  

Please clearly mark your child’s name on these items by either placing them in a bag or using a piece of masking tape. (NO tape on books please!)  

  • There will also be a table to pick up your child’s medicine, anything left will be disposed of according to policy.
  • If you have been collecting pop tabs, we will also have the box outside to collect those pop-tabs.
  • Yearbooks and Spring Pictures have come in, there will be a table set up for those.  5th graders will get their yearbook in their promotion bags.

Since this will all occur outside, we are hoping that the weather cooperates.  If things change, we will let you know.  

Have a wonderful day!

Today’s Lessons 6-1-20

Good Morning! Welcome to June! We are almost there! Push hard this week and finish up strong! Here are the assignments for today. Ask questions in google classroom email if you have any! I will send you a video for today. We will meet tomorrow at 10:30 for the live lesson on ilearn since I have to go into work on Wednesday. We have some exciting things coming up so I will see you there! Have a great day!

Math

Today we are working on Module 6 lesson 22 . Here is the link to the video: https://gm.greatminds.org/kotg-em/knowledge-for-grade-5-em-m6-l22?hsLang=en-us

Today we will do 1 number story in the problem set from lesson 21 while watching the video. These are longer multi step problems and you should watch the video while you complete it. Then, do homework numbers 1. Problem 2 was dones as a brain teaser in the video.

Science

We have completed all the mysteries. Today you will go to Google classroom and complete the performance task and unit review. In this performance task, students evaluate a proposed ecosystem plan for a Mars habitat. Using evidence from the unit, they will write an argument for or against the proposed ecosystem plan. Then, students will make recommendations about how to change the ecosystem to successfully cycle energy and nutrients, keeping humans alive and healthy. You will need your Biosphere pages you have been using the entire unit. All the other pages needed for today’s activity can be found in the assignment link. If you can not print, follow along and complete it on paper. You have 2 days, today and tomorrow to do this because it takes a while to cut out, place your pieces and evaluate. Do not wait until tomorrow to start this. Here is the link https://mysteryscience.com/ecosystems/mystery-7/ecosystem-argument/222?code=MTI2MzM1NjE&t=student

Social Studies

The American Army is winning battles, France is here to help, and the British are on the run. Watch what happens in today’s video. Then read the article and go to the assignment on Google Classroom.

Liberty’s Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgx7QAQPs6Y

Ducksters https://www.ducksters.com/history/battle_of_yorktown.php

ELA

Choose 1 book from Raz kids to complete today. Read the book and take the quiz.

Specials

It is Monday, music day.  Check out what Mrs. Baloga posted on our stream or on her blog page. https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/balogas/ 

Fun Activities: These are to be done as breaks or after your weekly assignments are completed.  Your family may enjoy these as well.

Let’s visit Europe this week!!!

Today we meet the Arctic Fox who lives in the Arctic Circle in North American, Europe and Asia.

Now for a traditional Danish folktale told by Hans Christian Andersen!

We can make gnome pop-up cards. Gnomes are popular in Scandinavia which is a part of Northern Europe!!

https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/little-green-froggy