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.
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.
MATH VIDEO LESSON LINKS
WHAT IS A FLIPPED CLASSROOM?
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.
PRODIGY MATH GAME
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
Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Books :: 1938 - Present
2019 Medal Winner and Honor Books
Newbery Medal and Honor Books
2019 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books
LATE/MAKE UP WORK
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.