• Weeks 8-9

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 5/15/2020
     Hello parents,
     
    During the next two weeks of distance learning, we are completing a fun enrichment project instead of regular assignments for each subject (math, language arts, science, and social studies)!  Students will complete pages each week for a 5th grade memory book that can be printed or drawn on paper.  All other assignments are optional!  Please let us know if you have any questions.
     
    ~ Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Rodriguez

    Roberts Homeroom Class Zoom- Wednesday at 3:00

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88385205866?pwd=MzlQK3BaSUdVWHplTkQ0a3JnL2k3QT09

    Meeting ID: 883 8520 5866

    Password: bobcats

    Rodriguez Homeroom Class Zoom- Wednesday at 3:30

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85811148851?pwd=aVB6bUZYTk0vWmlBY2p5THZsOTJ3Zz09

    Meeting ID: 858 1114 8851

    Password: bobcatsState Project directions

     
     
    Week of 5/18 - 5/22- Lessons for ALL Subjects
     
    Memory Book Pages 1-5- This can be found as an attachment to the email sent on May 15. I am not able to upload it to this site.
    1. Complete page 1 if you are a girl or page 2 if you are a boy.  You will keep this memory book, so color it and make it look nice!
    2. Page 3, My Class is Wimpy- Be creative with your acronym description of the class.
    3. Page 4, The 5th Grade Me- Draw a picture of what you look like this year and your favorite clothes, hobbies, and friends.
    4. Page 5, My Favorites- Write or draw about your favorite things from 5th grade.

     

    Language Arts Optional Assignments
    *Complete the Readworks article set that has been assigned for your color group.

    * States Research project- See attachment- Due May 22nd

    *IXL- Pick 2 skills of your choice to work on for your specific color.

    *iReady- Work for 20 minutes each day.

    *AR- Read a book and take an AR test. Check out www.epic.com for digital books.

     *Tune in daily to hear The Secret Lake on YouTube. The final video has been uploaded. I hope you enjoyed the book!

     

     

    Social Studies Optional Assignments-

    *Studies Weekly #31. Read carefully and complete the online test.

    *Complete the other activities in Studies Weekly #31

    *Work on the States Research Project- Directions are attached. You may find these websites helpful: www.ducksters.comwww.coolkidsfacts.comwww.kids.nationalgeographic.com

    * Be ready to share what you've been learning about your chosen state during our Zoom meeting on Wednesday! Students who participate in this project will receive extra credit!

     

    Math Optional Assignments-

    *IXL 5th Math- Any Lessons from H- Add and Subtract Decimals (for review)

    *iReady Math

     

    Science Optional Assignments-

    *IXL 5th Science- Force and Motion- G.1 and G.2

    *Brain Pop- Forces video and quiz

     

     

     

    Special Area Assignments : May 18-22

    Superhero Theme Week

     

    **These are all enrichment activities. Parents do not need to let classroom teachers know if the assignments are completed. **

     

    *Physical Education

    Pick your favorite physical activity to do this week and/or try some of the Superhero exercise videos listed below :

     

     1. Move Like The Avengers : https://youtu.be/uYi1kyMeFHQ

    2. The Batman Kids Workout : https://youtu.be/8dLNbAcMqzc

    3. Justice League Fitness Tabata : https://youtu.be/u8IZfNrA17w

    4. Superhero Battle Fitness : https://youtu.be/1HuFAkhPeKQ

    5. Spider Power Yoga : https://youtu.be/fnO-lGEMOXk

     

    *Music

    Superhero Sound Effects 

    Find your favorite Short Story Book. If you can find one with a superhero, all the better!   

    Create sound effects to go with a story (such as rain sounds, action sounds, sounds for each character, etc.). Perform them with the story for everyone at home.   

    I've included the song I’m A superhero in the Quaver lesson for the week! Who’s going to win the backpack?? 

     

    *Art

    DRAW a SUPER HERO! It can be YOU or someone else. It does not have to be a comic/cartoon Super Hero, it could be one of our many community helpers. COLORING is optional but it makes it  COOL. 

    There are lots of ways to draw people. Use simple shapes (ovals/rectangles/triangles) to draw the body/head, draw stick figure person or maybe draw a LEGO Super Hero. Make it BIG! Use any art/drawing materials_ PARENT APPROVED

    CHECK OUT ART webpage_ https://www.leonschools.net/Page/46               

     

    *Media

    Watch Super Digital Citizen Video for tips on being a good digital citizen while you are distance learning.

    https://youtu.be/S7A2n1c3UiA

     

    *STEM

    Our Superheros need your help as they fight to make the world a better place and our 'Buck Lake STEM Lab' FaceBook page needs your photos to see your MARVELous solutions!

    Choose at least one Superhero STEM activity to complete this week, or do one each day!

    • Batman needs a new car!  Using 2 index cards, 2 popsicle sticks, 4 LifeSaver Mints, 2 straws and a piece of paper, plan, build, test, improve and test again a windcar that Batman can use and be environmentally friendly.  Remember, if it is a wind car to plan and design your sail to be most effective.  Use your art skills to decorate Batman's cool windcar!
    • Parachute to Safety!  Design a parachute and holder for an egg (a very 'egg-citing superhero) to escape from pursuing villains from an 8-ft. drop.  Use household materials such as empty egg carton, cloth, string, grass, etc to work with.  What innovative materials can you use?  Use your imagination as you peruse your home.
    • Design Wonder Woman's glider!  Think about different paper airplanes you've tested in the past.  How can you adapt your design so that you can attach a small toy figure and allow Wonder Woman to glide to safety at least 10 ft away.
    • Aquaman needs your help!  Using any plastic hero for aquaman (even a tube of toothpaste will work), create an independent device Aquaman can wear to stay suspended in water...that means he can't sink to the bottom and he can't float to the top.  Use any household items you choose!
    • Ironman needs a new rocket and launcher!  Plan, build, test, improve a straw rocket launcher using only a straw and no more than 1/2 sheet of paper.  Test your design with accuracy, distance, or both!  A straw rocket launcher requires you to place the paper 'rocket' (your design) around the end of the straw, and when you blow through the straw it forces the rocket into the air.  Email me your greatest distance and design!
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  • Assignment completion and attendance

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 5/13/2020
     
     
    Just a reminder that when your child does not complete their work and we have no communication from you concerning this, your child's attendance is recorded as "absent." 
     
    To keep you informed, we are sending out weekly emails that detail the assignments for the week. We also post the assignments on Mrs. Rodriguez's webpage, as well as in Microsoft Teams. 
     
    If there are circumstances which prohibit your child from completing their work, please let us know so we can provide an alternate assignment, and so your child's attendance won't be impacted. 
     
    Please let us know if there is anything we can assist you with.
     
     
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  • Attachments to Week 7 assignments

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 5/8/2020
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  • Week 7 assignments

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 5/8/2020

    Hello Parents,

     

    We are so proud of our students for continuing to do their best each week! Most students have completed the required work on time, most parents have communicated with us regularly, and we appreciate everyone’s hard work during this time so much!! If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent your child from completing their work on time, please let us know and we can work with you to make sure they are able to complete it to the best of their ability! Every family is in a different situation, and if we have two-way communication, we can work through school related things together.

     

    The assignments for the week are listed below for Week 7.  Remember that only the required assignments must be completed and will recorded for a grade. The additional assignments marked with the asterisk are optional and don’t need to be reported back to us.  All REQUIRED assignments should be completed by next Monday, 5/18.  Remember that all current and previous information for both teachers is listed on Mrs. Rodriguez’s webpage! https://www.leonschools.net/Page/24409



    Roberts Homeroom Class Zoom- Wednesday at 3:00

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88385205866?pwd=MzlQK3BaSUdVWHplTkQ0a3JnL2k3QT09

    Meeting ID: 883 8520 5866

    Password: bobcats

    Rodriguez Homeroom Class Zoom- Wednesday at 3:30

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85811148851?pwd=aVB6bUZYTk0vWmlBY2p5THZsOTJ3Zz09

    Meeting ID: 858 1114 8851

    Password: bobcats

     

     

    Week 7: May 11-15- It is helpful if your child can complete his/her required assignments by the 15th.

     

    Language Arts Required Assignment- Complete the Readworks article that has been assigned for your color group.

     

    *Optional Assignments-

    * States Research project- See attachment- Due May 22nd

    *IXL- Pick 2 skills of your choice to work on for your specific color.

    *iReady- Work for 20 minutes each day.

    *AR- Read a book and take an AR test. Check out www.epic.com for digital books.

     *Tune in daily to hear The Secret Lake on YouTube.

     

     

    Social Studies Required Assignment-Studies Weekly #30. Read carefully and complete the online test.

    *Optional Assignments- Complete the other activities in Studies Weekly #30

    *Work on the States Research Project- Directions are attached. You may find these websites helpful: www.ducksters.comwww.coolkidsfacts.comwww.kids.nationalgeographic.com



    Math Graded Assignments- New Chapter on Geometry and Volume!

    Complete Personal Math Trainer Lesson for 11.1 and 11.2.  After you have finished the lesson, go to your “Things to Do” assignments and complete the online homework activity for each lesson.

    To introduce polygons, watch this video:

    https://www.mathantics.com/lesson/polygons

    To introduce triangles, watch this video:

    https://www.mathantics.com/lesson/triangles

    *Optional Assignments- IXL- 5th Math- Two-dimensional figures- AA.2, AA.3, Triangles and Quadrilaterals- BB.1, BB.2, BB.3



     

    Science Graded Assignments- Virtual Lesson, Guided Notes, Review IXLs

    1. Log onto your “Ed” through class link and complete 4.5 Virtual Lesson.  Go to the yellow and white “Ed Learning” icon, click Student Resources, Page 3, Student View of Digital Lesson- How Can We Observe Weather Patterns?  You will need to fill out the GUIDED NOTES on the lesson.  I am including these notes with the email.  You need to fill in the blanks to complete pages 1-2 ONLY!  You can print out a copy or just write your answers on a piece of paper.  Have your parents snap a picture of the notes when you finish and email them to me!

    2. IXL- 5th Science- Identify Mixtures - E.1, Compare Physical and Chemical Changes- D.1, Temperature and Mass Related to Thermal Energy- C.6

    This week’s Science IXL Lessons are reviews from previous units!  Students should work for 15 minutes at most on each lesson.  Be sure to scroll down and look at the explanation if you get a problem incorrect!



    *Optional Assignment- Watch the Brain Pop videos for “Matter Changing State” and “Property Changes” to review for this week’s IXL lessons.  Remember to use the generic account if you are unable to log onto Brain Pop: Username- bucklake, Password- bobcats

     

    Buck Lake Elementary

    Special Area Assignments : May 11-15

    Animals Theme Week

    **Assignments for PE, Music and Art must be completed for a grade. **

    Physical Education (Kindergarten – 5th Grade / Mrs. Barrett and Mrs. Kay)

    *Required Assignment : Please choose at least one of the activities to do this week.

    1. We are going to the Zoo. Practice moving like different animals that you might see at the zoo.

    A. Let’s walk like a giraffe! B. Run like a cheetah.

    C. Jump around like a kangaroo.

    D. Do the bear walk.

    E. Gallop like a horse.

    F. What other animals can you move like? 2. Do the Animal Freeze Dance at https://youtu.be/jqz4z9aQRJY. 3. Cosmic Kids Yoga for WILD Kids : https://youtu.be/lFbWNmzPByQ

    *Optional Activity : Sign up for Adventure to Fitness and complete one of the adventures : The link is https://app.adventure2learning.com/account/register?plan=Monthly. Use the code LEARN60 for free 60 day full access to all their adventures.

    Music (Kindergarten – 5th Grade / Mrs. Hartsfield)

    *Required Assignment : Pet Food Commercial

    Use a familiar tune (like “Happy Birthday”, “ABC song”, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, etc.) to make up a jingle for a pet food commercial. Sing your commercial to your family and pet or a stuffed animal. It can be silly or serious.

    *Optional: Quaver Challenge – I am posting a new assignment each week. The first person to complete all of the assignments will win a Quaver drawstring backpack. Quaver Code: F7J5N5

    Art (Kindergarten – 5th Grade / Mrs. McDowell)

    *Required Assignment: Draw an ANIMAL you see on a walk in your neighborhood or draw your pet.

    Make it BIG! LOOK for the shapes and details of the animal. Was it sitting, sleeping or moving? A photo can be helpful when drawing your animal. MORE INFO on webpage. Use any art/drawing materials_ PARENT APPROVED

    *Optional Activities: YOU TUBE VIDEO Andy Goldsworthy is a key artists in the “Land Art” movement – creating temporary art by working with nature. Many of his creations are made solely by using his bare hands, teeth and any “natural” tools that he happens to find.

    **All of these Special Areas are Optional assignments.**

    Media (Kindergarten – 5th Grade / Mrs. Young)

    *Optional Assignment : Visit with our favorite animal, Pumpkin, from the fall book fair! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcBeQF6zB9I

    STEM (3rd, 4th & 5th Grade / Mrs. Perez)

    *Optional Assignment:

    1. Use your Class Link account and go to 'Brain Pop.' Using the search window in the top right, type 'animals' and view the plethora of choices on different animal videos, including animals or animal groups you may never have heard of before. View at least 3 different videos to view and quiz yourself to see how much you learned.

    2. Fold a sheet of paper into fifths to create columns. Label the columns as fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal. List at least 15 animals in the first four columns and challenge yourself to label mammals a-z. At the bottom of the paper (or on the back relabel each column) and write at least five character traits for that class of animal. One example is: reptiles are cold-blooded. View Brain Pop videos to learn more if needed. Take a photo of the characteristics and send it to your teacher to verify accuracy.

    3. Choose a specific animal you'd like to focus on, then choose an activity:

    · View the Brain Pop video on 'Traditional Animation' and think about 'how' your animal moves. Create a flipbook (shown in the 'traditional animation' video) showing that animal moving in a series of at least 15-24 motions (pages).

    · View the Brain Pop video on 'Traditional Animation' and think about 'how' your animal moves and what it eats (predator-prey relationship or consumer-producer relationship). Create a flipbook to show your chosen animal chasing its prey OR walking to its food source (such as grass for a cow) and eating.

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  • Prodigy instructions

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 5/1/2020
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  • Week 6-May 1-May 8

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 5/1/2020

    Hello Parents,

     

    The assignments for the week are listed below.  Remember that only the required assignments must be completed and will be recorded for a grade. The additional assignments marked with the asterisk are optional and don’t need to be reported back to us.  All REQUIRED assignments should be completed by next Monday, 5/11.  Remember that all current and previous information for both teachers is listed on Mrs. Rodriguez’s webpage! https://www.leonschools.net/Page/24409

    Roberts Homeroom Class Zoom

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88385205866?pwd=MzlQK3BaSUdVWHplTkQ0a3JnL2k3QT09

    Meeting ID: 883 8520 5866

    Password: bobcats

    Rodriguez Homeroom Class Zoom

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85811148851?pwd=aVB6bUZYTk0vWmlBY2p5THZsOTJ3Zz09

    Meeting ID: 858 1114 8851

    Password: bobcats

     

    Week 6: May 1-May 8

    Language Arts Required Assignment- Complete the Readworks article that has been assigned for your color group.

     

    *Optional Assignments- IXL

    orange group- K1, E2

    blue group- F1, W6

    green group- AA1, AA2

    *iReady- Work for 20 minutes each day.

    *AR- Read a book and take an AR test. Check out www.epic.com for digital books. Don’t forget to take the AR test on The Collector.

    *Use your Haiku and Letter writing skills to write a nice poem and letter to your mom for Mothers Day on May 10th.

     Tune in daily to hear The Secret Lake on YouTube. Don’t forget to take the AR test on The Collector.

     

    Social Studies Required Assignment- Studies Weekly #29. I’m changing the assignment to eliminate the task of sending me your child’s work. Now, your child will read the assignment newspaper and take the online test. It will count as a classwork completion grade. I can see their completion of the test online. You do not need to email this information to me.

     

    *Optional Assignments- Complete the other activities in Studies Weekly#29

    *IXL for Social Studies- This is now open for students to access. Pick a 5th grade social studies skill to work on.

     

    Math Graded Assignments- 10.7 HW and Ch. 10 Review HW   

    Complete Personal Math Trainer Lesson for 10.7.  After you have finished the lesson, go to your “Things to Do” assignments and complete the online homework activity.  You MUST complete this homework because I cannot see what you do on the practice problems on Personal Math Trainer!  After you have finished the 10.7 Lesson and Homework, complete the Chapter 10 Review Homework.  Look back at my previous videos for math tips on all of the concepts from Chapter 10:

     

     

     

     

    https://vimeo.com/411589244/e16c653103

    Mrs. Roberts' 5th Grade Class Week 5
    vimeo.com

     

     

     

    For more help with elapsed time, go to BrainPop and watch the Elapsed Time video first.  If your Brain Pop account isn't working, log in under the generic school account:

    Username- bucklake

    Password- bobcats

     

    I will try to get another "Mrs. Roberts math video" out for elapsed time, but I am having technical difficulties.  Please let me know your child is having trouble with this concept and we can schedule a group Zoom meeting for extra help.  πŸ™‚

     

    *Optional Assignments- IXL- 5th Math- Time- Y.1, Y.4

    *Optional Math Games on Prodigy- I have attached information on how to connect to our class!  You can go to Class Link, make a Prodigy account for your child, and use the information in the attachment to connect to the class.

     

    Science Graded Assignments- Virtual Lesson, Notes, Review IXLs

    1. Log onto your “Ed” through class link and complete 4.4 Virtual Lesson.  Go to the yellow and white “Ed Learning” icon, click Student Resources, Page 3, Student View of Digital Lesson- How Do Weather Patterns Help Us Predict Weather?  You will need to take notes on the lesson.  Have your parents snap a picture of the notes when you finish and email them to me!

    2. IXL- 5th Science- Heat and Thermal Energy- C.1, C.3, C.4,

    This week’s Science IXL Lessons are reviews from previous units!

    Students should work for 15 minutes at most on each lesson.  Be sure to scroll down and look at the explanation if you get a problem incorrect!

     

    *1st Optional Assignment- Go to School Tube or YouTube and watch Bill Nye Climates video.

     

    *2nd Optional Assignment- Watch the Brain Pop videos Matter Changing States and Heat to review for this week’s IXL lessons.

     

     

    Special Area Assignments

    Space Theme Week- Assignments for PE, Music and Art must be completed for a grade.

    Physical Education Required Assignment: Please choose at least one of the activities below to complete : 

    1. Keep the Satellite Up : Scientists rely on gravity and inertia to keep satellites in orbit. Your task is to keep the satellite from falling to earth. Using a beach ball, or balloon, start hitting it up and try to keep it off the ground. Try to keep the satellite up for as many hits as possible. 

    2. Flying Saucer :Use a Frisbee or paper plates as flying saucers. If you can find a partner (someone you live with) you can play catch, if you can’t go outside throw the flying saucer, run to pick it up then throw it again, see if you can work your way across outer space (the yard). 3. Do the Star Wars Cosmic Yoga at https://youtu.be/BEPxPkQY6V8. 

    Music Required Assignment: Musical Word Chain 

    Make a list of as many Fruits as you can. (you could also choose Planets or animals). Choose 4 and create a word chain. Examples - Strawberry (ta ti ti) Coconut (ti ti ta) Peach (ta rest or ta–ah). Once you have arranged them in an order you like, play them on your shaker or drum. You could add that rhythm to a favorite song. 

    *Optional: Quaver – Remember to enter code F77J5N5 – Class Assignment Space. Can you name all of the planets? I have added many songs about going to outer space. There are also videos that teach movements to the songs. 

    Art Required Assignment: Make LAND ART like Andy Goldsworthy. 

    Walk outside. Look for natural materials on the ground like twigs, stones, grass, flowers, leaves, pinecones, etc. Choose a special place outside to make your creation_ the SPACE where you build it is important, it will be the background. Sort the items in piles and try different arrangements. LOOK at the colors, shapes, textures and how they work together. Try to use the background SPACE as part of your design_ for example, make a hole in the center like Goldsworthy or leave “space” between the materials. 

    Assemble found natural materials into a creative arrangement. It could have pattern and/or be a spiral or radial design (arranged in a circle). See what you can come up with then TAKE A PHOTO of your creation as part of your artwork. Your artwork is “temporary.” See how many days or weeks it lasts. There are some examples below_ the first is Rowan Leaves Laid Around a Hole by Andy Goldsworthy and the others are works inspired by him. Additional INFO about artist/ assignment on webpage. 

    Use ONLY natural materials you FIND OUTSIDE. NO GLUE NEEDED.

    **All of these Special Areas are OPTIONAl assignments.** 

    *Media Optional Assignment: Using recyclable materials, create your very own alien friend. Write a story about what you would do if you went on a trip to outer space with it. 

    *STEM Optional Assignment: As we focus on Space this week, students will study 'changes' in the night sky. 

    1. The Earth is always changing...the moon looks a bit different each night, the stars look a bit different in spring than winter. 

    2. Constellations are groups of stars. View the BrainPop on Constellations, take the quiz (tell your teacher the score), and draw 2 constellations on your driveway with chalk or a piece of paper. 

    3. Our moon 'appears' different each night because of the light and shadows we see on the moon. View the BrainPop on Moon Phases, take the quiz and tell your teacher your score. 

    4. Each night this week, look into the night sky about 30 minutes (allow time for eyes to adjust) and view the stars, constellations, moon phase with a parent. 

    Links: https://in-the-sky.org/newsmap.php (shows and names constellations for our area and moon phase) https://www.brainpop.com/science/space/constellations/ https://www.brainpop.com/science/space/moonphases/ 

    Special Area Teachers Office Hours 

    Paula Barrett: 9:00-11:00am 

    Barbara Hartsfield: 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

    Sue Kay: 8:00 - 10:00 am 

    Sonia McDowell: 9:00 - 11:00 am 

    Kim Perez: 9:30 - 11:30 am 

    Karen Young: 8:30 - 10:30 am 

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  • Week 5 assignments- April 27-May 1

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 4/24/2020
    Hello Parents,
     
     

    The assignments for the week are listed below.  Remember that only the required assignments must be completed and will be recorded for a grade. The additional assignments marked with the asterisk are optional and don’t need to be reported back to us.  All REQUIRED assignments should be completed by next Monday, 5/4.  Remember that all current and previous information for both teachers is listed on Mrs. Rodriguez’s webpage!

    https://www.leonschools.net/Page/24409

     

    We had so much fun seeing everyone on the Zoom meetings last week!  We hope everyone can join us again this week!

     

    Roberts Homeroom Class Zoom

    Time: Apr 29, 2020 03:00 PM

    https://zoom.us/j/95998110424?pwd=Wmk3TEtpZnJJc0tvVjdjcG1YSjBYZz09

    Meeting ID: 959 9811 0424

    Password: bobcats

    Rodriguez Homeroom Class Zoom

    Time: Apr 29, 2020 03:30 PM

    https://zoom.us/j/97018107202?pwd=OVk3S2l0UGZTQjdxdUpwTUpnaXdTdz09

    Meeting ID: 970 1810 7202

    Password: bobcats

     


    Please let us know if you have any questions!

    ~ Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Rodriguez

     

    Week 5: April 27-30

     

    Language Arts Required Assignment- Complete the Readworks article that has been assigned for your color group.

     

    *Optional Assignments- IXL

    orange group- DD1, DD2

    blue group- BB1, BB2

    green group- BB2, BB3

    *iReady- Work for 20 minutes each day.

    *AR- Read a book and take an AR test. Check out www.epic.com for digital books.

    *How to write a friendly letter- Watch the YouTube video and then write a letter to a friend, family member, or teacher! If you are going to mail it, don’t forget your stamp!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoLYICPFXhY

    *I finished reading The Collector and I’ve started reading The Secret Lake. Tune in daily hear the story!  Here’s the direct lake to the first chapter of The Secret Lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKCIkoo0SkU

     

    Social Studies Required Assignment- Studies Weekly #28. I’m changing the assignment to eliminate the task of sending me your child’s work. Now, your child will read the assignment newspaper and take the online test. It will count as a classwork completion grade. I can see their completion of the test online. You do not need to email this information to me.

    *Optional Assignments- Complete the other activities in Studies Weekly#27

    *IXL for Social Studies- This is now open for students to access. Pick a 5th grade social studies skill to work on.


    Math Graded Assignments- Complete Personal Math Trainer Lessons for 10.5 and 10.6.  After you have finished each lesson, go to your “Things to Do” assignments and complete the online homework activity for each.  You MUST complete these homeworks because I cannot see what you do on the practice problems on Personal Math Trainer!

    Here is a video to introduce the metric system:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6vca9PnlyI

    Please watch the video below for more of Mrs. Roberts’ math tips!

    Math Help Video #5

     https://vimeo.com/411589244/e16c653103

    Mrs. Roberts' 5th Grade Class Week 5
    vimeo.com

    *Optional Assignments- IXL- 5th Math- Units of Measurement- Z.16 and Z.18

     

    Science Graded Assignments-

    1. Log onto your “Ed” through class link and complete 4.3 Virtual Lesson.  Go to the yellow and white “Ed Learning” icon, click Student Resources, go to page 3, Student View of Digital Lesson- How Do We Measure Weather?  You will need to take notes on a piece of paper for the lesson.  Have your parents snap a picture of the notes when you finish and email them to me!

    2. IXL- 5th Science-Weather and Climate- T.1, T.5, T.6.  Students should work for 15 minutes at most on each lesson.  Be sure to scroll down and look at the explanation if you get a problem incorrect!

     

    *1st Optional Assignment- Brain Pop- Weather video and quiz

    *2nd Optional Assignment- Log onto your “ED” and read/listen to 4.4: How Do Weather Patterns Help Us Predict Weather?


     

    Special Area Assignments

    Assignments for PE, Music and Art must be completed for a grade. Once the assignments have been completed each week just let your child’s classroom teacher know and they will inform the Special Area Teachers. Please include your child’s classroom teacher name if you email the SA teacher.

    Physical Education Required Assignment- Pedestrian/Bike Safety - Go on a neighborhood walk or bike ride with your family during the week. 

    Pedestrian Safety :

     1. Find the safest place to walk. If there is a Sidewalk, use it or walk on the left side of the street facing traffic if there is no sidewalk.

    2. Look for crosswalks. If there are no crosswalks, cross at the nearest intersection or spot where there is a stop sign.

    3. Follow the rules for crossing the street a. Stop at the edge b. Look Left-Right-Left c. Walk across the street d. Scan for dangers while walking’

    Bicycle Safety :

     1. Make sure your bike is in working order (ABC Quick Check). http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/bicyclesaferjourney/abcquickcheck.pdf

     2. Identify the safest place to ride in your neighborhood; the sidewalk, bike lane, or right side of the road.

     3. Make sure you are highly visible on your bike

     4. Practice riding predictably; Riding in a straight line, signaling before turning and stopping, stopping at all stop lights/signs.

     

     

    Music Required Assignment- Drumming Fun with the Family 

    Find a large book, turn ¾ through the book so that there are more pages on the left side. This will create a low and high side. Use pencils or kitchen utensils as drums sticks. Like last week, create rhythm patterns to play along with music. Ask a family member to play the shakers you made last week to create more timbres. 

    *Optional: Quavermusic Class Assignment “Family with Strings” The First song is U-Nique. Play and sing along. 

    Qcode is F7J5n5 

     

     

    Art Required Assignment- Draw the front of your HOME (house, apartment). Make it BIG! LOOK for the shapes and details of walls, windows, doors and roof. Additional INFO on web page. Use any art/drawing materials_ PARENT APPROVED. Love photo emails. Please include child’s teacher’s name.

    *Optional Activities: CHECK OUT ART web page_ https://www.leonschools.net/Page/46913                 

     

    **All of these Special Areas are optional assignments.**

    Media 

    *Optional AssignmentEach year, we are required to review internet safety protocols with our students. Please view the following video on Brainpop Jr. with your family this week:  https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/technology/internetsafety/

    STEM

    *Optional Assignment- As we focus on the family and home, this week students will plan, design and build a dining room table...out of paper and tape!

    1)  Using only 10 sheets of copy paper (new or used) and 12 inches of tapedraw a plan of how you can make a (miniature) dining room table.

    2)  Build your design.  Test it by placing a hard copy book on it (this is your table top) and then place cans of food on it (so you can add the weight it holds).  

    3)  Can you improve your design and test it again?  Make sure to take a picture and send it to us!  What is the maximum weight your table can hold?

    4)  I even found one of my favorite PBSkids.org shows, Design Squad did an episode on this topic!  You can view what they did here...https://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/paper-table/

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  • Please submit week 4 assignments

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 4/24/2020
    Hello and Happy Friday!!
     
    I've received social studies from about half of my students as of a few minutes ago. We will be sending out the week 5 work today and it would be great to enter all of the grades for the week 4 work today. Don't forget to also complete your work for Mrs. Roberts and email her your water cycle picture. 
     
    Also, please let your homeroom teacher know if you've completed the required special area assignments for week 4. You DO NOT need to send us an email with your child's artwork. We will report back to the special area teachers the names of the students who informed us that their required work was completed. 
     
    Please let us know if there are any circumstances that are preventing your child from completing his/her work.
     
    Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Roberts
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  • Reporting work completion to the teacher

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 4/20/2020
    Dear Parents,
    As we begin the 4th week of our new system, we'd like to clarify and streamline the system for reporting back your child's work. Please follow the guidelines below:
     
    Mrs. Rodriguez teaches Language Arts and Social Studies- 
    Language Arts reporting- Your child's Readworks can be seen online. You do not need to email Mrs. Rodriguez to report completion.
    Studies Weekly reporting- Your child's Studies Weekly Think and Review questions cannot be seen online. Your child should answer the questions on notebook paper. Please email it, take a picture of the work and send it, or email Mrs. Rodriguez if the previous options are not possible. 
     
    Mrs. Roberts teaches Science and Math- 
    Science reporting- Virtual Labs and Lessons completed on Ed need to have notes taken or diagrams drawn (please refer to the weekly update for specifics each week).  This is new and started this week.  What your child does on Ed cannot be seen online.  Take a picture of the notes/diagram required and email those to Mrs. Roberts each week.  I am able to see IXL science lessons and those do not need to be reported.  However, please make sure that your child completes the correct IXL lessons each week!  I have a number of students who completed the wrong science lessons last week.
     
    Math reporting- For the math homeworks, students MUST click the "Turn It In" button at the end of the the assignment or it will not show up for me to view.  There are about 20% of students today (Monday) who still have incomplete math homeworks from last week, probably because they did not press "Turn It In".  Save and Close isn't the way to submit it.  You can tell that it has been submitted because it will no longer show up in the assignment list on Things to Do.  You do not need to email once it has been turned in because I will be able to view it.
     
    Optional assignment completion does not need to be reported to the teachers for any subject.
     
    Special Area required assignments- Please email your child's HOMEROOM teacher to report that your child completed the Special Area required assignments. You do not need to email any completed work. The homeroom teacher will report back to the Special Area teachers the list of students who completed the assignments.
     
    You will receive the Week 5 assignments this Friday. If possible, please submit your child's week 4 work by Friday. 
    We have a large volume of emails to sort through and we want to make sure we are accurately keeping track of the assignments.
     
    If your child is listed below, please  submit your child's address verification for middle school to Mrs. Chapman.  All questions about this should be emailed to chapmanL2@leonschools.net.
     
    Roberts:
    Bodner, Jace
    Campana, Jace
    Dennis, Julian
    Hutchinson, Thomas 
    James, Gavin
    Machery Reshmid, Rithmika
    Mildenberger, Skyler
    Monismith, Georgia
    Morgan, Wyatt
    Nessim, Leah
    Platt, Kinsley
    Waits, Juliet
     
    Rodriguez:
    Combiths, Elora
    Hall, Aletha
    Holly, Noah
    Kramer, Max
    Maxwell, Moselle
    Nguyen, An
    Senderling, Briannah
    Simmons, Lila
    Vericker, James
    Webb, Nia
    Wetzel, Soli
     
     
    Thank you for your support and assistance!!
    Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Roberts
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  • Studies Weekly assignment

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 4/19/2020
    Hello everyone!
     
    If I've heard back from you regarding your child's week 3 Studies Weekly work, I have entered those grades. . Technically, the week 3 assignments are not due until tomorrow, but the week 4 assignments have been posted, and it would be great to wrap up the week 3 grades today. No need to report to me about Readworks since I can see that online.
    If you check your child's grades and you see that nothing has been entered and you have contacted me with their work, please send me an email. My inbox has been hectic and I may have accidentally skipped one of your emails.
     
    I hope everything is running smoothly enough with our system. We look forward to "zooming" with our students this week!! Please let me know if you have any questions!
     
    Cindy Rodriguez
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