Welcome to Ms. Northrop's Class
It is my pleasure to welcome you and your child to fifth grade! This year is going to be full of fun, learning, and lots of new experiences. I am excited to see what the year has in store for us. In preparation for his or her transition into middle school, your child will develop more independence along with greater responsibilities. I encourage all students to be the very best they can be. I believe that with hard work, effort, and a growth mindset each child will be successful.
READING: Read 20 minutes a night.
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Dear fifth grade families,
Happy Monday! We wanted to share some information about the upcoming week of distance learning. With guidance from our administration, the fifth grade teachers will be working this upcoming week to create optional resources that will be engaging, helpful, and will review topics already taught this school year.
Google classroom will serve as our “academic headquarters” where assignments will be posted and morning meetings will be held. We had fun this week experimenting with Google classroom. Here are some expectations to discuss with your students going forward:
- When working with others, please show respect and kindness to your peers
- Comments should be on topic, meaningful, and appropriate for the assignment
- Please make sure that friendly comments are only for class updates, not academic assignments
- Please have your student read all parts of assignments carefully to understand the directions
- Use assigned font size and color to minimize distractions (DO NOT CHANGE)
Our administration is suggesting that we give 60 minutes of a learning activity per day with an emphasis on creativity and physical activity. Here are some academic resources to use this upcoming week while the fifth grade team meets to discuss the future of distance learning.
- County resources that Dr. Kizner sent out: https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/29183
- Daily Dreambox (we suggest doing 3-4 lessons a day)
- Practicing basic math facts
- Daily reading (we suggest 30 minutes with a good fit book)
- Choose one day this week to tell your teacher about what you are reading.
- You may access AR tests
Students are welcome to join in an additional google challenge classroom that is being run by Mrs. Porter, the Focus teacher. This classroom is available to all students as additional challenge activities that they can participate in remotely; these challenges include wordmasters, math challenges, and more! To join this MBES Challenges Google Classroom please use the code: n4m5axn
The most important thing to us during this time is making sure all of your needs are met to the best of our ability. We have plenty of resources to help with technology, food, wellness, and supply needs. There will be a survey coming out at some point this week regarding individual family needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all.
Please let us know that you received this email and if your student has been able to access our google classroom from home. Google classroom may be accessed by computer, tablet, phone, or even xbox!
We miss your students so much. Thank you for your patience and support during this transition time.
The Fifth Grade Team
THIS WILL BE UPDATED WHEN PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES OCCUR FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR.
We are going to use Signup.com to organize our upcoming conference Day, which is November 7, 2017. Please click on the link below and click a time. If these times do not work for you, please contact me and let me know so we can set up a more convienent time for you.
Agendas will begin coming home the first week of school. Please make sure that you look at this nightly and sign it. Thank you.
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