• April 6 - 10 Newsletter

                                                                                                                                                    April 6, 2020

    Hi there my wonderful students,

         I miss you so very much. I want to let you know that Mrs. Terry and I are here to help you with your school work. Mrs. Terry is scheduled to work with you several times a week. I will be online via Zoom from 10:00 to 11:00 and from 1:00 to 2:00 every day. I will send you an email each day with the links to the meetings. The emails will be sent to the students’ school email address. I will also take phone calls at 352-320-5331.

         My website is at https://www.marionschools.net/Page/76270   Please look to this page for newsletters and lessons.

         Be sure that students check their school board email every day.


    Each day, students should spend at least 20 minutes working in i-Ready Reading and

    i-Ready Math. I will be looking at their time on task and progress each day. At the end of each week, I will put any earned i-Ready bucks in their pouches to be kept at school.


    For students in my math class, I have sent two weeks of Kick Start worksheets. Students will need your or my help to complete each day’s lesson. The Kick Starts are a spiral review for previous math lessons. If possible, send me a picture of Day 5 when it is completed. Feel free to modify or simplify the problems to bring them to your child’s level. (For grade 5, I sent your strategies papers from your binder along with a dry erase marker.)

    In your packet, you have math lessons from your i-Ready workbook. Students will most definitely need your help with these lessons. Feel free to modify or simplify the problems to bring them to your child’s level. Remember, working on the concept is the important part the worksheets are practice – do as much as you and your child are up to.

    Students may work in the math program, Prodigy. If they are using the class group, I have the ability to raise and lower their level of instruction. Let me know if the level needs to be adjusted.

    Reading and Writing

    Be sure you have signed into Google Classroom. I will be posting assignments and activities during the week.

    Third Grade: i4d2i6b  

    Fourth Grade: bv7x4ai

    Fifth Grade:  4i3kobq

    For students in my reading/writing class, please complete the i-Ready packet in your folder. Family members, your student may need your help to read the text and answer the questions.

    As no one completed the task, I have reassigned the book, Rain Forest Animal Adaptations through MyOn. Students should read the book and take the quiz. Students are welcome to read more books after they have read the assigned book and taken the quiz.


    For writing, email Mrs. McGraw your response to this prompt. There are many things to do at home. Explain two things you do when you are at home. Be sure your response follows the correct format.                 barbara.mcgraw@marion.k12.fl.u



    In the packet, there is a review of a previous lessons about weathering.

    Students in my science class will be working on standard SC.5.L.15.1 which is: Describe how, when the environment changes, differences between individuals allow some plants and animals to survive and reproduce while others die or move to new locations.

    Students should go to Stem Scopes and try the assignment that introduces the unit’s vocabulary.  (A shout out to Montana for completing the assignment last week!) Students should also use Stem Scopes to read STEMscopedia — Environmental Changes.


    Social Studies

    For students in my social studies class, each week I sent home their Social Studies Weekly and assignment sheet. Students may use the website to help them read the articles or, better yet, do the daily assignments with someone. At the end of the week, there is an online quiz. The quiz is open notes. Feel free to work with students to help them take the quiz. I will get a report of the grade earned.


                This is a long list. As I tell my students, all you can do is your best. Do what you and your child are willing/able to do without adding to the stress life. I am here to help.


                                                                                                                            Barbara McGraw