Ms. Andrea's 5th grade class
I am really looking forward to teaching your child this year! I am also excited to share with everyone that this year, teachers are integrating technology into their class curriculum. It is important for every child to receive the best education, so I feel that adding technology will enhance learning, and hopefully will increase eagerness to want to learn.
A few of the learning resources that we will be using throughout the duration of the year, but not limited to are Skype, Google docs, and Class Dojo. Skype will be a great tool for each student to have access to get in touch with outsiders who have great information about different countries, which will be helpful for our "Different Countries Project." Google docs will be a way for students to turn in papers, and to proof read each others papers. Lastly, Class Dojo will be a way for me to communicate with parents and provide feedback on the behaviors of each of the students.
I am looking forward to a great year! If you have any questions feel free to ask!
The students will be learning about different countries throughout the year. In order to enhance their learning, each student will be assigned a country to study, and I will assign them with a "pen pal" to keep in touch with through Skype meetings. During these Skype meetings, they will learn more about their assigned country, and at the end of the year they will present what they learned to the class.
Students will be using Google docs for writing assignments, and they will be able to collaborate with other students by peer reviewing to produce their most successful work. Google docs is a great way for students to share their work with each other, and enhance writing skills. During the first week of school, I will be helping the students create their own gmail account. Google docs will be how I provide class assignments, and homework that the students will be held accountable for.
It is very important to me that each child is provided the very best education possible, so good behavior in class is a vital role in success in learning. I will being using a phone application that will be able to notify administrators, and parents of a students behavior. With this application, I will not only be able to share with parents about their child's behavior status, but also all of the classroom lessons, and important dates.