The Weeks of May 11, 2020 and May 18, 2020


         Thank you for all of the wonderful pictures of the students during Spirit Week. All pictures have been posted on the class website.

         Be on the lookout for the link for this Thursday’s class Zoom get together.

         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.

         If you need me anytime, my number is 352-318-2276.

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

         My website: https://www.marionschools.net/Page/76270

         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: 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 May 11th: Email or send a picture to Mrs. McGraw of your response to the following prompt. Doing your school work takes time and effort. Write to explain why you should do your school work and send it to Mrs. McGraw. Be sure your response follows the correct format.       


    Writing for the week of May 18th: 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 the best movie or television show? 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.P.9.1 which is: Chemical and Physical Changes.

    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 May 11: I have assigned Picture Vocabulary from SC.5.P.9.1 and STEMscopedia—Chemical and Physical changes from SC.5.P.9.1

    For the week of May 18th: I have assigned 5.L 17.1, Reading Science A — Signs of Chemical Change.


    Students in my 4th grade science class, go to Stemscopes to find each week’s assignment focusing on standard 4.L.17.1, Seasonal Changes of Florida Organisms.

    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 8 and 9. 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. 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