Mrs. McGrath

Phone: cell: 352-362-3333

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Mrs. McGrath

 

HELLO!  WE MADE IT!!! OUR OFFICIAL LAST WEEK OF 5TH GRADE AT WARDHIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY 2019-2020


• Zoom Award Ceremony
This will take place on Thursday, May 28th at 6pm. More details and an invitation coming soon.

• Drive-Thru Graduation on May 29th from 6-7 PM
This will take place in the Ward-Highlands bus loop. More details and an invitation will be coming soon.
• Graduation Slide Show
Pictures must be to Mr. Lanza by May 27th to be in the slideshow. Information about this can be found in this week's assignment tab.

To close out our fifth grade year, we are providing some fun activities!  Check out my assignment page for more information.

Schedule:  I will be available for questions and concerns between 9:00-11:00 Monday through Friday via phone or text (352) 362-3333.  You can email me at colleen.mcgrath@marion.k12.fl.us. If there is ever a problem, please feel free to reach out!

 Expectations: Each week you will be expected to complete 3 ELA, 3 Math, 1 Science, and 1 Social Studies task.  These assignments may be graded and will be due by Friday of each week.

 Attendance: I will be taking attendance by 9:30 everyday.  Your child will need to be working on assignments by then.  I would like for them to be working on iReady Reading or Math by 9:00 each morning and get this completed first, if possible.  If you know you child is not going to be completing online school for a specific day, please email a doctor's note or excuse to Rachael.Rouse@marion.k12.fl.us so she can make the attendance absence correct.

 A.R.:  Myon and Destiny have online books available to students.  These are available on your student desktop.  You may use books that you already own as well.  The books need to be on your assigned reading level.  To have access from home, you will need to use the following website:  https://hosted257.renlearn.com/72115/

 Specials: You will be assigned one specials task each week.  Please refer to the Assignments page to see what your Specials task is for this week. 

Zoom Meeting: Our regularly scheduled Zoom meetings occur on Tuesdays at 9am.  Please check your student email for access and password!

 

STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS TO FIND:

TO LOG INTO YOUR E-MAIL - GO TO YOUR STUDENT DESKTOP - GO TO OFFICE 365 - GO TO OUTLOOK 

STUDENT DESKTOP - YOU WILL LOGIN INTO WWW.MARIONSTUDENTS.NET, PUT IN YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD A COUPLE OF TIMES.

I READY - LOOK FOR IREADY ICON ON YOUR DESKTOP.

MYON - LOOK FOR MYON ON YOUR DESKTOP.

SKYWARD STUDENT ACCESS - LOOK FOR THE ICON ON YOUR DESKTOP. THIS IS WHERE YOUR GRADES AND ATTENDANCE IS POSTED.

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE WEEKLY - AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR DESKTOP, CLICK ON E-TEXTBOOKS, THEN CLICK ON SOCIAL STUDIES OR SCIENCE WEEKLY, CLICK ON 5TH GRADE, THEN THE WEEK THAT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED.

MATH TEXTBOOKS - AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR DESKTOP, CLICK ON E-TEXTBOOKS, THINK CENTRAL,  MY LIBRARY, THEN LOOK FOR TEXTBOOK OR STANDARDS PRACTICE BOOK  For online interactive math lessons go to Think Central, then click on Things to Do.  The lessons will pop up in the dialog box.

AR - https://hosted257.renlearn.com/72115/

IXL - GO TO IXL.COM. YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW YOUR IXL USERNAME AND PASSWORD (You have it in your planner) CLICK ON 5TH GRADE MATH OR LANGUAGE ARTS, AND SCROLL THROUGH TO FIND THE CORRECT ASSIGNMENT.

 

 

 

  • NOTE:  Parents who are having technical issues the a school chromebook - Contact the new Parent Help Desk at 352-867-2100  Mon - Fri  7:30-4:30

    Marion County Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom Google Classroom, etc.) These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child's image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.

  • • Drive-Thru Graduation on May 29th from 6-7 PM
    This will take place in the Ward-Highlands bus loop. More details and an invitation will be coming soon.
    • Zoom Award Ceremony thur, May 28th  6pm
    This will take place the last week of May. More details and an invitation coming soon.
    • Graduation Slide Show
    Mr. Lanza is working on putting together a graduation slide show and we need your help! Parents, please have your child
    complete one of the sentence starters found below. They can print the document and complete the sentence OR they can get
    creative with it. For example, they could create a poster with the sentence of their choosing and decorate it. Make it colorful,
    make it fun, make it legible. This is their chance to send some last words to Ward-Highlands.
    Please take a picture of your child holding their sentence and email it directly to:
    Christopher.Lanza@marion.k12.fl.us
    Pictures must be to Mr. Lanza by May 27th to be in the slideshow. The sooner you get it in the better.

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