Happy First Week of School!

Welcome to Mrs. Stinson's 5th Grade

Welcome

I am so excited to have you in my 5th grade class. The start of this school year will be different from others, but we will make the most of it and use our growth mindset!


This week we are starting slow and working on some assignments that do not require internet or log ins until everyone receives their Chromebook. These assignments will be for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Once everyone has their computers we will start our regular schedule. If you did not pick up the paper packet you can complete these assignments in a notebook or in a Google Docs and we will share them at a later date. If you picked up the paper packet you can compete these assignments on paper! No assignments will become available on Google Classroom until Thursday at 8:00am to give all students equal opportunities to participate.


Materials Needed for These Assignments:

-Writing Notebook or Journal

-Book of your choice


Please check out the video below of me walking you through these things!

Happy First Week of School!

Monday's Assignments

1. Dear Mrs. Stinson Letter


Write a letter to your teacher telling them all about you. Some things you might want to include are: your favorite things & activities, details about your family, and what you’re excited about for fifth grade! You can choose to write a letter on paper, send an email with your letter, or video yourself talking about these things! If you choose the paper option you can bring it to your meeting or save it for our first Zoom.



2. Ecosystem BrainDump


Use a blank piece of paper to create this Brain Dump of EVERYTHING you know about Ecosystems. Tell us what you know about the environment, about animals that live around you, and how they interact with each other. You can use bullet points, sentences, or pictures. Try to come up with at least TWO questions that you want answered this year. Re-create the chart below on your own paper and fill it in!



3. SSR/30 Minute Timer:


Use a thirty minute timer to time yourself while you read a book of your choice. Make sure this book is challenging and on your level. Remember! You are a fifth grader now! After you have read for the entirety of the thirty minutes, use your reading log or a piece of clean paper to create a summary of what you have read. Try to come up with five sentences telling your teacher what it is that you read. You will do this everyday!
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Tuesday Assignments


1. All About Me Bag


Make an “All About Me Bag” that includes at least FIVE items that represent you. Possible items could be: soccer ball, ballet shoe, favorite snack, baby pictures, sports memorabilia, games, Pokemon cards, etc. Be creative! Gather these items and be prepared to share these with your classmates on our first Zoom.


2. Nature Walk/Ecosystem Identification:


Take a nature walk and look for things that would fit into these categories. Do your best to identify what they are. Try to match them to the definition. You may list or draw the organism you find. Re-create the chart below in your notebook.


3. SSR/30 Minute Timer:


Use a thirty minute timer to time yourself while you read a book of your choice. Make sure this book is challenging and on your level. Remember! You are a fifth grader now! After you have read for the entirety of the thirty minutes, use your reading log or a piece of clean paper to create a summary of what you have read. Try to come up with five sentences telling your teacher what it is that you read. You will do this everyday!
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Wednesday Assignments

1. Name Tag Glyph: Paper/Online:


Follow the specific directions that apply to YOUR life and create your own Name Tag Glyph. If you are participating digitally without a packet, you can follow these directions and use a regular piece of paper to create your glyph. You’ll need crayons, colored pencils, or markers to create this. Be ready to share this with us on our first Zoom. See the directions and example below.


2. Curiosity Corner


Grab your writing journal and make your first entry! Tell your teacher something you REALLY want to learn about this year that might not be something you would normally learn about in school. Example: How ballet shoes are made, Video-game design, or even sport statistics! This can be as creative as you so choose! Tell us what you already know about that topic, too!


3. SSR/30 Minute Timer:


Use a thirty minute timer to time yourself while you read a book of your choice. Make sure this book is challenging and on your level. Remember! You are a fifth grader now! After you have read for the entirety of the thirty minutes, use your reading log or a piece of clean paper to create a summary of what you have read. Try to come up with five sentences telling your teacher what it is that you read. You will do this everyday!

Thursday & Friday's Assignments

All assignments will be posted in Google Classroom and will come out each day at 8:00am. After completing an assignment make sure it you click "TURN IN" so that you will receive credit. Please look for grades and comments on assignments several times a week.

Scheduled Zooms Links (Also shared on Google Classroom)

Thursday:

9:15am-9:45am: https://zoom.us/j/9041727579

10:45am-11:15am: https://zoom.us/j/9041727579

12:15pm-12:45pm: https://zoom.us/j/9041727579




Friday:

9:15am-9:45am: https://zoom.us/j/9041727579

10:45am-11:15am: https://zoom.us/j/9041727579

12:15pm-12:45pm: https://zoom.us/j/9041727579


I know all these links look the same.. they are! But they will take you to the correct Zoom each time. This is our class' specific Zoom ID.

Virtual Classroom Tour of Stinson's Room

Need help? Have questions?

Please message or call me with any questions you have about this week's assignments.