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Welcome to fifth grade english language arts!! The beginning of the school year has went amazingly well and I am so proud of the students and staff! Here are just a few reminders:
Please make sure you have signed up for Remind so that you are receiving all reminders and daily homework. Students had a paper in their red folders explaining how to join Remind. Please let me know if you'd like me to send another one home.
I will be using Google classroom for assignments, assessments, materials students will need, along with links to other sites we will be using often. Please have your child explain GC as he/she learns how to use it so that you will be comfortable with the format too. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!
iReady will be assigned on a weekly basis and it will be counted as a grade worth 15% of their overall grade for ELA. Students will be required to complete a certain number of minutes (usually 60) and pass two lessons per week.
Homework will be iReady and students should read at least 20 minutes a night. There will also be assessments to prepare for and studying that will need to be completed at home, although this will not be nightly.
Warrior cards will be used to communicate on a weekly basis. A letter was sent home in red folders to explain the warrior card and we ask that you review that with your child and then sign and return the signature page if you haven't already done so. Students will take their Warrior card home every night in their red folders, but it will only need signed over the weekend and returned on Monday. This allows parents to see how your child is doing with homework completion, behavior, and organization. Students are rewarded weekly with PBIS points for a "clean card" and will earn bigger rewards quarterly. Please work with your child to make signing and reviewing the Warrior card a weekly ritual.
A water bottle is needed every day. Students will be allowed to fill the bottle at school as needed. Please make sure the water bottles are cleaned at least once a week.
Masks are to be worn in the classrooms and other areas of the school. Please be sure that your child understands that both the nose and mouth need to be completely covered and they should refrain from touching the mask as much as possible. I have a medically fragile daughter so I will be wearing both a mask and a shield. I know that wearing a mask can be uncomfortable so mask breaks will be provided throughout the day.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Email is the easiest and fastest way to reach me, but I am also available by phone during school hours.
Mrs. Jacoby's Contact Information:
School Phone Number: 419-927-2595
ELA Focus Wall Weeks of September 21-October 2
Vocabulary quiz- Friday, September 25
Story comprehension and skills test-Friday, October 2
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