5th Grade Newsletter

Monday, August 30 - Friday, September 10

The Role of the Learning Coach

We appreciate all the support our Learning Coaches provide each day! You play a vital role in helping your student grow academically.


  • Learning Coaches should read and respond to emails daily.
  • If your student is absent, please email all of your student's teachers.
  • Make sure student is attending live Class Connects and completing daily lessons in the OLS.

Join a Club!

Our social clubs are now available for students to sign up! Check back frequently because new clubs are being added.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • September 1st: History and Elective courses begin
  • September 6th: Labor Day - No School
  • September 7th: Math Unit 1, Lesson 10 Teacher Graded Assignment (TGA) Due
  • September 8th: ELA Unit 1, Lesson 13 Writing Sample Due
  • September 24th: No School

Math Teacher Graded Assignment

Unit 1, Lesson 10 - Due September 7th

This is an opportunity for students to apply what they are learning in live Class Connects and the OLS. At the conclusion of Math Unit 1, Lesson 10, students are asked to complete Practice Comparing a Digit to a Like Digit to Its Right in the Activity Book.

*This offline portion of the lesson will be assigned and completed in your student's Seesaw account.

ELA Writing Sample

Unit 1, Lesson 13 - Due September 8th

At the conclusion of ELA Unit 1, Lesson 13, students are asked to complete a mini project. Students will write a letter from the viewpoint of Sarah from the story Sarah, Plain and Tall in which she is writing to her family back East describing a challenge she faced in her new life on the prairie. A sample letter can be found in the OLS for students to reference.

*This offline activity will be assigned and completed in your student's Seesaw account.

Course Information


Unit 1 in our Summit Math curriculum, begins with decimals. We will begin with representing decimals through models and finding relationships between fractions and decimals. We will explore decimal place value as well.

As you progress through each lesson, you will be directed to complete tasks in the provided workbooks.


In wrapping up our study of Unit 1, we will investigate context clues and word relationships. We will analyze how an author of a narrative introduces the narrator, characters, and setting. After analyzing how an author organizes a narrative, students will begin writing an introduction and organizing their own narrative.


Students are expected to work for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week in MindPlay. They should be completing these lessons independently, as it adapts to their level.

In order to complete the lesson, students need to click the "Open MindPlay" link inside the course and actively work for 30 minutes in MindPlay before marking the lesson complete in the OLS.


We will begin Unit 2 which dives into the study of oceans. Students will learn about currents, waves, tides, and the ocean floor. Students will have the opportunity to conduct experiments to find out how salinity affects ocean water, to see how deep-water currents flow, and investigate wave height with slow and quick waves.

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Important Websites and Information


Username: okvirtual email address Password: first initial, last initial, student ID number Example: kmclain@okvirtual.org km1234567

Online Learning School (OLS)

This is where you access Class Connect sessions, view grades, and complete course work.


This is where you can access student handbooks, tutoring information, and support services.

IT Support

If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.

5th Grade Teachers

Hola! Bienvenidos a nuestra escuela!

Mi nombre es Sonia Gaytan, Asesor Familiar Comunitario

Si necesitas ayuda en español puedo ayudarte.

Puede enviarme un correo electrónico a sogaytan@okvirtual.org

Puede enviarme un mensaje de texto a 405 345 6018

Puedes llamarme a 405 259 9478 ext. 3150