5th Grade Newsletter
Monday, April 19th, 2021-Friday, April 30th, 2021
7 Mindsets Survey
Beginning Monday, April 19th, you will receive an email from the K12 research group with a link to complete a survey for the 7 Mindsets. The survey should take you around 8 minutes to complete with 21 questions. K12 aims to continue to provide the highest quality education, and your responses help make that possible. Any information you give will be kept strictly confidential and will be reported in collection along with the feedback of others. Please take the time to answer honestly; there are no right or wrong answers.
If you need help with the survey, please don’t hesitate to ask your Learning Coach, a caring adult in your life, and/or OVCA Teachers and support staff (CFAs, Admin, School Counselors). We are here to assist you!
End of School Year & Returning Items
Our last day of school is Wednesday, May 26th. Do not return materials prior to this date.
K12 will provide prepaid UPS shipping labels to return materials to you. Labels will be sent prior to the first day of school. Materials can be sent back in any box, not just the boxes you received them in. If you need additional prepaid shipping labels, go to www.k12.com/support and select Click Here to Request UPS Return Labels found on the right hand side. Note: If you are returning to OVCA for the 2021-22 school year, do not return your computer.
To find out which materials should be returned, learning coaches should log in to their OLS account.
- Click the Learning Coach's name, located on the top-right of the home page.
- Click the My Info link.
- Select the student name, and then the "Orders" tab to see a list of all material orders.
- Select the order number that you would like to view.
- Scroll down to Course Materials to view a summary of your order; this includes a list of the materials provided for each course, the kit name/SKU number, the order status, and tracking information.
- Click the arrow (>) to see the items provided in each course kit.
- Use the icons (next to each item) and the Return status listed below, to determine which materials will or will not need be returned once the course and/or School Year is complete.
If you have any additional questions, please visit our help website available here.
Newrow Support for Families
If students/families need assistance with Class Connect sessions, powered by Newrow, they can contact the Newrow Support Line at (877) 847-1169. Representatives are available to answer questions and troubleshoot any issues that students may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
As always, if students/families are experiencing an issue with the Online School or any K12 application, they can contact K12 Customer Support at (866) 512-2273 or visit Help.K12.com
Bison On Track Calendar Adjustments
All students should be working a minimum of 1 hour in Exact Path for Math and 1 hour in MindPlay for Reading per week.
On Track Calendar
Free Tutoring Through OVCA!
We are excited to announce our school’s new Tutoring Initiative! OVCA will offer personalized academic tutoring based on your child’s needs with an emphasis in the subjects of English Language Arts (Reading/Writing) and Mathematics.
At this time, our new tutoring program will be completely virtual through an online service called TutorMe. Through this program, your child will be able to access a tutor at any time of the day to work on any subject. While the emphasis will be in math and reading, tutors for all subjects are available. The tutor will work with your child’s curriculum to help them improve their grades and gain confidence. The focus of tutoring is to equip your child with different methods of learning so they can have life-long skills in how to best solve problems for assignments, homework and projects.
Tutoring Sign-Up Link
Please contact Allison McCartney, our OVCA Tutoring Manager for more information email@example.com
What assignments do I turn in to my teacher?
Unit 14 Measurement and Unit Conversion
5.GM.3.2 Choose an appropriate instrument and measure the length of an object to the nearest whole centimeter or 1/16-inch.
- Students will learn how to measure with a ruler, a measuring tape, a yardstick, and a meter stick. The students will know the difference between metric and customary units of length and be able to choose the most appropriate instrument to measure for any given situation. When working with metric units, they will measure to the nearest whole centimeter and when working with customary units they will measure to the nearest 1/16-inch. In fourth grade, they measured to the nearest whole centimeter as well, but only to the ¼- inch. In fifth grade we will expand on that by making a more precise measurement to the ⅛-inch and 1/16-inch.
5.GM.3.3 Recognize and use the relationship between inches, feet, and yards to measure and compare objects.
- They will have to have a base knowledge of what an inch, foot, and yard looks like. Students will identify what measurement should be used to measure a certain object and be able to compare what objects are bigger or smaller based on their measurement. They will not have to convert from one form to another.
5.GM.3.4 Recognize and use the relationship between millimeters, centimeters, and meters to measure and compare objects
- Students will focus on metric length units. They will need a base knowledge of what millimeters, centimeters, and meters look like. Students will identify which measurement should be utilized to measure a certain object and be able to compare what objects are bigger or smaller based on their measurement. They will not have to convert from one unit to another.
Math Academic Vocabulary
One of the best ways to improve your student's MAP math score it to get them familiar with the vocabulary used during testing. Quizlet is a great site to use.
If your student struggles with 5th Grade Math, one reason can be that they are struggling with their math facts. Encourage daily practice of Math facts to produce fluency using flash cards or interactive Math games and apps. Below are a few helpful resources:
Math Lesson Structure Review
Math lessons are designed to take 60 minutes. Please be aware that students can click through a lesson that doesn’t have a graded quiz and mark it complete without actually doing all the parts of the lesson. Please check in with your students to see that they are doing all the steps in each math lesson.
- Get Ready! Warm Up: Introduces and orients the students to the lesson.
- Learn and Try It: Activities include bite sized instruction coupled with guided practice.
- Workbook Pages: Offline work. Please be sure to have students show you their workbook pages daily to gauge if they are grasping the concept.
- Quiz: 1-2 ungraded questions that gauge student understanding OR a graded quiz on the final day of the concept.
Reading / ELA
You will continue to work in Unit 12: Money. You will plan, research, and create a draft for a presentation. Then, you will read more about money and the future of money and explore the structure of two texts and the best strategies for understanding them.
You will then move into Unit 13: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The unit begins with a Word Study Workshop about common saying and their meanings. Then you will move to a Reading Workshop that will introduce you to several stories about one the most famous characters in literature: Sherlock Holmes. You will analyze four different stories about Holmes, exploring their similarities and differences.
Seesaw Weekly Writing Prompts
Students have begun weekly writing practice in Seesaw. The prompts are assigned by the homeroom teacher through Seesaw, and students are expected to respond directly on the slide.
Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Year
- Attendance is extremely important for all class connects. Even though Science is considered “optional” it is still highly encouraged.
- Create a family schedule so everybody knows when students are in class connects
- Come prepared! Cook, eat, use the restroom, feed animals, do chores, run errands before/after class connects.
- Stay on track every day with the On-Track Calendar.
- Check USA Test Prep regularly for assignments, quizzes, and “Tickets Out the Door.”
- Email all teachers (Homeroom, Interventionist, SpEd) when the student will be absent.
- Clean out cache and cookies regularly to help with computer speed and memory.
- Watch recordings of class connects missed. Here is a helpful video to demonstrate how to access recordings through the OLS.
- All OLS (Online School) lessons require 80% Mastery for completion. The video below demonstrates a lesson that has not been marked complete because it was not mastered by the student.
- It is highly encouraged students have 3 notebooks (simple one subject notebooks are perfect) so that they may take notes in Math, Reading and Science classes.
Important Upcoming Dates
- May 10th-18th: NWEA End of Year Assessments (Alternate CC Schedule)
- May 19th-26: End of School Year Wrap-up (Alternate CC Schedule)
- May 26th: Last Day of Semester/4th Quarter
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