The Weeks of April 27, 2020 and May 4, 2020

         This packet contains two weeks’ worth of work. The first week’s work is not paperclipped together. The second week’s work is paperclipped together.

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    My email is barbara.mcgraw@marion.K12.fl.us   

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    Please look to the website for newsletters, links to educational websites, and lessons.

         In order for students to earn grades for their work, I must see their work. Please send me pictures of completed assignments.

       Remember, the online assignments are part of the weekly grades. 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.

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


    Each day, students should spend at least 15 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.


    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 the student’s level.

    i-Ready and Go Math workbook pages have been selected to reinforce skills that the students have been taught. Students will need help with these lessons. Remember, I am here to help. 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 the student is up to and capable of completing.  

    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 extra reading work in your folder. The student may need help to read the work and answer the questions. Do only as much as the student is up to or able to complete.

    Myon, for the week of April 27h: Students have been reassigned the book, The Best Camouflaged Animals. Students should read the book and take the quiz.

    MyOn, for the week of May 4th: Students are free to choose the book they want to read. Students must read and take the quiz for any book of their choice to receive a grade. Remember, MyOn is a graded reading assignment.

    Reading and Writing

    Writing for the week of April 27th: Email or send a picture to Mrs. McGraw of your response to the following prompt. We are missing many things by having to stay at home. Write to explain two ways you are taking care of yourself while you are staying at home. Be sure your response follows the correct format.       


    Writing for the week of May 4th: Email or send a picture to Mrs. McGraw of your response to the following prompt. There are many dangerous animals. In your opinion, what is the most dangerous animal. Be sure to give at least two reasons why you think that animal is the most dangerous



    Students in my science class will continue work on standard SC.5.L.17.1 which is: Compare and contrast adaptations displayed by animals and plants that enable them to survive in different environments, such as life cycle variations, animal behaviors and physical characteristics.

    Students in my 5th grade science class will compete the science work in StemScopes, which is found on the Desktop portal.

    For the Week of April 27: I have reassigned last week’s lesson, Picture Vocabulary from 5.L 17.1 Adaptations and STEMscopedia—Adaptations from 5.L 17.1 Adaptations

    For the week of May 4th: I have assigned 5.L 17.1 Adaptations, Reading Science A — Amazing Adaptations

    Students in my 4th grade science class, go to Stemscopes to find each week’s assignment.

    At the bottom of the Social Studies Weekly, found on the Desktop portal, you will find Science Weekly. If you have time, take a look at Week 6 and 7. 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 sand assignment sheets in your packet. 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. Remember that the quiz is one of the social studies grades. You may also send me pictures of the completed crossword puzzle and other writing tasks.


           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