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Hello Wonderful 5th and 6th Graders!

It is so good to see all of you, hear your thoughts and ideas, and to be together again!

Remember, you can find the link to all Google Meets at the top of your Google Classroom pages. You can also access your reading logs, writer's notebook, read aloud notebook, and weekly spelling words and assignments on Google Classroom.

Mrs. Martinelli and I have posted a schedule below so you can see how your day is structured and plan accordingly. The fifth grade daily schedule is posted on her page. We do our best to maintain this schedule, but there are times when we need more time in one area or we may wrap up a subject a few minutes early. We expect that all students are flexible and available for instruction during the school day. We will keep you posted about any major changes to the schedule.

We will be available through e-mail, and checking it daily. If you have any questions or you need anything, please reach out.

Mrs. Katie Ellison
Language Arts

Mrs. Alyssa Martinelli
Math, Science, Social Studies

2020-2021 Fifth and Sixth Grade Schedules

Classroom Information

Scholastic Online Ordering Code: L96RY

General Information Links

Reading and Writing Workshop for 5th and 6th Grade

Mrs. Martinelli's Webpage for Math, Science, and Social Studies

Student e-mail and Google Drive Information

5th and 6th Grade

Language Arts Homework Expectations

All students must read at least 180 min (3 hours) every week.

Fifth and Sixth Grade reading logs will be completed online and checked daily. Students are expected to read 30 minutes every night and 60 minutes over the weekend. Students are permitted to copy a written log into their digital log first thing in the morning.

This year, most written reading responses will be completed during school, either during reading or during Core and More. Fifth graders begin the year by practicing summary writing, while sixth graders are expected to support claims, or ideas, with specific evidence and analysis. If responses are not completed during school, students will need to finish them at home for homework.

In addition, students will be responsible for two full slides of writing in their digital Writer's Notebooks each week, including editing and completing an editing checklist. This year, this will also be completed online and submitted Friday before lunch through Google Classroom.

What's Happening in the Language Arts Classroom?

Fall 2020

5th Grade: In writing, students are figuring out how to use a digital writer's notebook to organize ideas for a personal narrative. Their perseverance and patience as we learn this new tool is impressive! In reading, we have reviewed summary writing and are jumping into our first read aloud of the year - Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt!

6th Grade: In reading, 6th grade is focusing on the fantasy genre. Our read aloud has become a fast favorite - The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. Students have adapted quickly to using a digital reading notebook to take notes and to organize their ideas!

We are also excited to pick-up our narrative writing project from last spring - Because of the Coronavirus by the current 6th grade class. More details coming soon!

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

- Dr. Seuss