Fifth Grade Wildcat News!
The 5th Grade Team
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It is all about CANVAS!
Teachers will be recording the "live" sessions each morning and posting these recordings to their Canvas page each day. Students can then watch the recordings later in the day to help them complete their work. Please understand these recordings are being made available to help meet the needs of the students. However, we want to stress the importance of attending the "live" sessions each morning with the teacher. The recordings cannot replace the learning that takes place from active discussions and questioning.
If you have any questions regarding attendance, please contact your child's teacher.
KEYS FOR SUCCESS
- Remember to charge your Chromebook daily.
- Login information: first initial, last name, last 4 digits of student ID number [example: Sarah Scott - sscott6789]; password: entire student ID number [ex: 123456789]
- Be ready to start each day at 8:30!
Synchronous v. Asynchronous Learning
Synchronous Learning is the instruction that will be taking place daily, Monday through Thursday. During the synchronous learning block, 8:30 to 12:00, students will be online and meeting face to face virtually with their teachers through Microsoft Teams. During this time, students will hear daily instruction in all core areas [reading, math, science] directly from their teacher with the opportunity for discussion, questions, and interaction. This synchronous instruction will be extremely important in helping teachers to pace the unit's instruction and to monitor student understanding.
Asynchronous Learning is the instruction that will be taking place daily, Monday through Thursday, in the afternoon and all day Friday. Although, this learning will take place without the direct instruction of the teacher, it is no less important. Through asynchronous learning, students will be working independently on assignments that support the daily and weekly instruction. This practice will show the teachers the students understanding of the information as they complete and submit assignments for each subject.
During Plan C, all remote learning, it is very important for students to be actively engaged in all parts of their learning. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions regarding our plan of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
August / September Curriculum Information
READING: The reading curriculum is designed to teach 10 standards throughout the year using a variety of genres. Each unit of study will focus on five or more of the standards. Unit 1 is a realistic fiction unit that focuses on character development. The unit will focus on making inferences, determining theme, comparing characters, settings, and conflicts, analyzing story structure, and the importance of using text evidence to support your thinking and conclusions. Unit 2 is a nonfiction unit that will focus on making inferences, working with main idea and key details, summarizing, analyzing vocabulary, and once again, the importance of using text evidence to support your thinking and conclusions.
SCIENCE: Our first IB unit is WHO WE ARE. This unit will focus on the life science standards for genetics and body systems. The central idea of the unit is IN ORDER TO FUNCTION, PARTS MUST WORK TOGETHER. Students will be working with inquiry activities that help them draw conclusions about how the body systems are connected. The unit will also include a virtual Health Fair displaying students' research and learning.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
- 8/17 1st Day of School
- 9/7 Labor Day - No School