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Ms. Clyde's 5th Grade Class Site

If you are interested in ordering scholastic books, my classroom code is N9CGT.  If you use this code, our class earns points that go towards getting rewards for our class and new books. 


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Make sure you check Powerschool at least weekly so you can stay up to date with how your student is doing.  Also, check the Tuesday folder for missing work reports.

If you have ANY questions, please contact me.  The easiest way is email.  You can also leave a message on my phone.  I don't answer the phone during teaching, but I will listen to messages daily and try to get a hold of you.




This year we will be following a "flipped classroom" learning format. What this means is that what has traditionally been thought of as classwork becomes homework, and the homework becomes classwork.

For homework, students will be required to watch a video lecture. They can pause, rewind, or re-watch any segments of the video at any time. Each video will cover a lesson that is 5 to 15 minutes long. These videos are all on YouTube, and the links are below. After watching the video, students will answer a short problem set to help cement the new concept. If for some reason you are unable to watch the videos at home, please let me know. Students can come before or after school to watch the video lessons.

When students come into class, we will begin by doing a quick review to refresh what they learned the previous night. Students may discuss with partners what they learned about the lesson, or if it was a difficult concept we will go over the example problems together. After the review, students will take a short quiz. This will help determine the level of their understanding. Those that didn't understand the concept will work individually or with a small group with parent volunteers or myself. Those who understood the concept will begin working on the math problem set for that lesson (30 problems.)

Students are expected to work hard throughout the time provided. Those that work hard and do their personal best will turn in the problems they completed in class. Those that do not do their personal best will bring home math problems to work on at home. Each Wednesday I will send home a folder containing the previous week's assignments. Students may redo any low score assignments to improve their grade.

Fridays are usually test days, so the Thursday math video will be for the lesson taught on Monday. Students will need to review the math lesson video over the weekend to prepare for the Monday lesson.


Another review tool your students can use is a program called "Prodigy". This is a fun, fantasy game that incorporates math practice into it. The game is completely free, though you can become a member for "upgraded" items. There is also a free app. It does have a chat function; if you don't want your student to be able to talk to other players, simply sign into the OFFLINE world. If you are interested in trying it out, visit prodigygame.com/play, select new student, and enter the class code: 9D92FE

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Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Books :: 1938 - Present

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2019 Medal Winner and Honor Books

2019 Medal Winner Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Masterful ink and watercolor illustrations illuminate the story of a lighthouse and the family inside. Stunning images of the lighthouse in all kinds of weather alternate with views of intimate interior detail and circular motifs. Blackall’s skill with composition, line and close attention to detail have created an exquisite book. “Children will delight in immersing themselves in the captivating discoveries each new look at Hello Lighthouse will bring,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Mary Fellows. 2019 Honor Books Alma and How She Got Her Name, illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal, published by Candlewick Press. When Alma’s father shares family stories about the origins of her long beautiful name, she gains an appreciation for its uniqueness and connection to her history. Martinez-Neal uses smudgy graphite and colored pencil to convey a soft palette that gently transports readers into Alma’s rich ancestral past. A Big Mooncake for Little Star, illustrated and written by Grace Lin, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Lin’s detailed compositions and palette create a wholly original fable imbued with traits of the Chinese Moon Festival. A mischievous child and her mother bake a mooncake and the temptation of sweet treats unfolds nightly against an inky black sky. The phases of the moon have never been so tasty! The Rough Patch, illustrated and written by Brian Lies, published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. “Evan and his dog did everything together” until “one day, the unthinkable happened”. With compelling compositions and mastery of light and shadow, Brian Lies illustrates an emotional arc of loss, grief, healing, and hope. Thank You, Omu!, illustrated and written by Oge Mora, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. The scent of Omu’s thick red stew drifts through the neighborhood, bringing community members to the door for a taste. Through mixed media and paper collage, Mora tells a story of coming together to give and receive. Rich colors and textures celebrate generosity, community, and the rewards of sharing.


2019 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books

2019 Medal Winner Merci Suárez Changes Gears, written by Meg Medina, published by Candlewick Press. Using humor and grace, Merci, a charming and plucky protagonist, cycles through life’s challenges with the support of her intergenerational family. This richly nuanced novel tackles the complexity of navigating a multicultural identity amidst changing family dynamics. “Meg Medina’s warm and honest novel masterfully depicts one Cuban-American family’s life with authenticity and empathy,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Ellen M. Riordan. 2019 Honor Books The Night Diary, written by Veera Hiranandani and published by Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House (originally published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House). Following introspective Nisha and her family as they flee their homeland for an uncertain future, Hiranandani illuminates the 1947 partition of India with unprecedented balance and sensitivity. Through spare evocative diary entries addressed to her late mother, Nisha discovers the complex beauty of her Hindu-Muslim identity. :: The Book of Boy, written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr, and published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. From Murdock’s first line, readers are swept into an epic quest across Europe in 1350 with Boy and a mysterious pilgrim, adventuring to recover seven relics of St. Peter. Layered characters from goats to nuns, lyrical language, and multiple reveals combine to create this powerful story of redemption.



Student are able to make up low scores and turn them in until the last day of the term. This only applies to assignments turned in on time. Students have 1 week to turn in late assignments. After the week, assignments will be worth 50%. All of the DLR's, Geography, math, can be worked on and turned in for more credit. The idea is to learn the information. Please email me - or come by- whenever you have any questions or concerns.


Homework Files

Here is the link to my new homework file folders. You can also find the homework files by going to timpacademy.org/homework. Once you go to that URL, you will see a link for 5th Grade and inside that folder you will see Sarah Clyde. Click here to go now