•                                                                                                                            April 13, 2020

    Hello My Wonderful Students,

    I am delighted to know that so many of you have been working on learning. 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. Although I have scheduled office hours 10:00 to 11:00 and from 1:00 to 2:00, you are welcome to contact me any time with questions or help with instruction. My number is 352-320-5331 and my email is barbara.mcgraw@marion.K12.fl.us

    In order for students to earn grades for their work, I must see their work. This can be done by taking and sending me pictures and/or scheduling a Zoom meeting with me. Programs like i-Ready, Social Studies Weekly, MyOn, and StemScopes allow me to see students’ work so I will be able to get grades from those assignments without you having to do anything.

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

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

    Be sure you have signed into Google Classroom.  Third Grade: i4d2i6b        Fourth Grade: bv7x4ai          Fifth Grade: 4i3kobq

    Work found in your packets and found online is meant to be completed throughout the week.


    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. A classwork grade will be taken each week for reading and math.



    For students in my third and fourth grade math classes, I have sent two weeks of Kick Start worksheets. Students in fifth grade have one week of Kick Start. Students will need your help or my help to complete each day’s lesson. The Kick Starts are a spiral review for previous math lessons. Remember to 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.

    In your packet, you may find math lessons from your i-Ready and Go Math workbooks and/or Hand 2 Mind. Students will 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 only 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


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

    On Myon, the students have been assigned the book, Do Ants Get Lost. 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.

    As I only received one email for the writing assignment, I have repeated last weeks assignment. For writing, email Mrs. McGraw your response to the following 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.us



    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 in my science class will compete the science work found in the other packet.

    At the bottom of the Social Studies Weekly Grade Five, you will find Science Weekly. If you have time, take a look at Week 5. In addition, I have opened all the weeks for science. What are you and your child curious about? Have fun exploring and learning.


    Social Studies

    For students in my social studies class, you have new 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. Students may take the quiz as many times as they want. I will get a report of the grade earned.

    This is a long list, pick and choose what is best for you and your child. 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