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WELCOME TO 5TH GRADE!!

School is approaching rather quickly so I'm ecstatic!!!  I am SUPER thrilled to be teaching 5th Grade at Porter.  I have always enjoyed being around kid's, which lead me to pursue my dream of teaching. My goal is to create a safe, fun, and challenging environment for all student's to learn. I hope to accomplish this goal with parent's and student's as my teammates. LET'S HAVE AN AWESOME SCHOOL YEAR!!!!!!!!! 

 

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9/29/2020
Parent/Student Reminder:

This is a friendly reminder to please check Canvas, especially the end of the week, to make sure that students assignments are being completed. I usually give them Monday to finish anything that they need more time on. Please have them go back to complete them with a goal of 80% or higher if incomplete. Please note that I schedule work from Study Island weekly, so they should be working on each subject everyday (I recommend 15 minutes per subject each day). Please know that I'm able to see when they log in, how much time was spent, and how many sessions were done. Study Island is extremely important because I pull grades from here (highest grade from session) and it covers each SOL objective that they test on at the end of the year (if tested). It comes with a lesson, sometimes flash cards, and practice for each topic. If students don't receive an 80% or higher, I should see that they are trying to do the session again. Please check their progress at least twice a week. All assignments are posted on Canvas under the "READING" & "MATH" button, with the other subjects integrated. Having school virtually is already a challenge, so to eliminate stress, I want them to try their best to complete all activities on the Canvas schedule. You can also use Canvas to go back and look at past assignments that may have not been completed. I'm here to help, but please talk to your child on the importance of participating and being responsible for assignments posted.




Week of September 28th
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR BAND/STRINGS. Please visit Ms.Virakone's page on canvas to signup  Click Here to sign up

*Math Test Friday Oct 2nd (Study Guide is posted on Canvas)
*Writing prompt Wednesday: Narrative
*Science quick check: Classifying Organisms

* Study Island assignments should be worked on everyday for homework/finish early.  I recommend 15 min per subject each day. Please note that I post a new assignment each week per subject.



Back to School Night Presentation

Reminder: Today is Back to School Night : 9/22/2020 @7:00pm

Click Here for Classroom ZOOM

Trouble logging in to Classroom Zoom? Click Here

Back to school Night Zoom Link



Update 9/18/20


CURBSIDE Library Pick Up & Drop OFF Begins THIS WEEK!
Thursdays 3:30pm -5pm
Fridays 7:30am -9:00am

TStudents go onlne to the library page and request up to 3 books to pick uo
.  It is that easy!  Students had a presentation on how to do this today!  A GREAT WAY to GET BOOKS!!!!
Curbside Library Pick-Up Flyer.pdf

Here's an opportunity to sign up for band or strings. The form to register is on Ms. Virakone's website  
Sign up for Band or Strings


Patience and Grace- thank you for your continued patience.  You have been wonderful and understanding and I appreciate it. This week we have begun CORE EXTENSION with students going in various directions with specialists or into ENRICHMENT ROOM.  Students have been given directions and can look at the list of names under each teacher to see where they go.  If they do not have  an assigned place, they go to ENRICHMENT. Thank you will we work out the kinks with this.



BACK to SCHOOL NIGHT ZOOM- Tues, Sept. 22 @ 7:00- 8:00 pm
Link to be attached here soon.



Week of September 14th

Reminder: We do not have Zoom class on Monday's, but students will still have assignments to complete for that day. 

Click Here for Classroom ZOOM


1st week of school:


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Let's have an AMAZING 1ST WEEK!!!!!!



Meet &bGreet

IMPORTANT DATES

VIRTUAL Meet & Greet
Thursday, September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

(Link coming soon)


On the 1st Day of VIRTUAL School CLICK on ZOOM icon below
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Zoom

Click HERE to access Our School Instructional Technology Coach's PAGE
Mr. Fahey is our new ITC and an amazing resource.  Please check out his page for tutorials and guidance in the days leading up to our first day of school.




Click link for Welcome Letter

PWCS Tech Help Desk
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Technical support is just an email or phone call away this school year. The Help Desk is staffed Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. when schools are in session and
8 a.m.–4 p.m. when schools are not in session. Parents, students, and staff can request help with everything from password resets, device log in and assistance with Canvas and the Hub.

Phone Number: 703-791-8826

Email: pwcshelpdesk@pwcs.edu



Watch this on September 6 or 7th:
Video Link (coming soon)

QuickLinks: (coming soon)
  ClassDojo:
Student Canvas: 
Parent Canvas: 
Zoom Sign In: 
  ParentVue: 

Contact Info and Office Hours:
 Email: Wootentd@pwcs.edu
Office Hours: Monday 2:30-3:45 pm
PLEASE NOTE that I check emails 3 times a day. 
Mornings at 8:45-9:00,
Lunch Time at Noon,
End of Day between 3:30 -3:45 pm.


Curriculum Documents:

Year At A Glance 


Canvas Resources:

 What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation

Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides

Classroom Announcements:

   


Welcome To 5th Grade

 

We are so excited to have you in class, below is where we will post information about the our class, as well as, important updates about our upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please use the contact information below to get in touch with us.

 

2020-21 School Year 

 

 

We know that there are a lot of questions about the upcoming school year and what it will look like. Please refer to the following county resources and check this page throughout the summer for updates concerning your child's education. We look forward to working with you in whatever capacity possible as we stay safe this school year.

The main way that we will be communicating instruction will be through the use of Zoom and Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System that allows teachers to virtually deliver content to students. Please explore the resources below to help you better understand Canvas.


County Return to Learn Plan

 


Canvas Resources:

 

 

What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation
Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides

 


 

 

Curriculum Practice and Review

Math Unit 1

5.1 Place Value & Rounding

Place Value Puzzler

Rounding Millionaire

Line Jumper

Math-Man (PacMan) Expanded Form

One False Move

Cookie Dough

Power Football

Brain Racer: Integers








Curriculum Practice and Review

Math Unit 1

5.1 Place Value & Rounding

Place Value Puzzler

Rounding Millionaire

Line Jumper

Math-Man (PacMan) Expanded Form

One False Move

Cookie Dough

Power Football

Brain Racer: Integers


Science Unit 1

Scientific Investigation Review Games & Vocab

Reading 

Great Reading Practice
Please be sure to scroll down to 5th grade reading selections.  

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Our Classroom Schedule: 

5th Grade Schedule:

9:00 -9:30    Office Hours

9:30- 9:45   Class Meeting Zoom

9:45-10:30   CORE EXTENSION

10:30-11:10   ENCORE

11:15-12:00   Language Arts/Social Studies LIVE ZOOM

12:00-12:20   

12:20-1:00    LUNCH

1:20- 2:00  SMALL GROUP or INDEPENDENT WORK

2:00-2:45   Math/Science LIVE ZOOM

2:45-3:40   SMALL GROUP or INDEPENDENT WORK






Our Encore Schedule
A little different this year.  You will have each
encore two times in a row.

Days 1 & 2  we have P.E 
Days 3 & 4  we have Art
Day 5 & 6 we have Music  




Our Encore Schedule
Day 1 we have PE 
Day 2 we have Art
Day 3 we have Music