Mrs. Tammy McDannell

mcdanntl@pwcs.edu 
571-781-3040

                                                                                Tammy Mcdannell
  
           
5th Grade Home Learning

Hello, wonderful students and families!

I hope you are all doing well and finding ways to stay busy.  I miss my students so much and I especially miss their hugs, smiles, and stories.  It has been great emailing back and forth.  As I said in the Weekly Update, I am so impressed and proud of how many students are working on Jefferson Lab and sending me their reports!  Keep up the great work! 

I am going to be emailing you a lesson on geometry (triangles, angles, classify triangles based on their angle measures, find an unknown angle measure in a diagram).  That should help with some of the questions students are finding on Jefferson Lab.

Students can also practice on IXL. Students need to enter their student ID number for both the username and password. 

For Social Studies, we finished our unit on Canada right before we left school. We loved watching the polar bear videos of Churchill, known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Students should continue to practice locating the provinces, territories, and their capitals on Sheppard Software. The landforms and water features are also available for review.  

Our next unit is Mexico!  We have several students in fifth grade whose families are from a state in Mexico!  Once again, students can benefit by practicing on Sheppard Software and learning the 31 states and capitals.  Saying all these names will be quite challenging, not to mention hilarious!  Students are expected to recognize the states and capitals (not memorize).

Baja California - Mexicali

Baja California Sur - La Paz

Sonora - Hermosillo

Chihuahua - Chihuahua

Coahuila - Saltillo

Nuevo Leon - Monterrey

Tamaulipas - Ciudad Victoria

Sinaloa - Culiacan

Durango - Durango

Zacatecas - Zacatecas

San Luis Potosi - San Luis Potosi

Nayarit - Tepic

Aguascalientes - Aguascalientes

Jalisco - Guadalajara

Guanajuato - Guanajuato

Queretaro - Queretaro

Hildalgo - Pachuca

Colima - Colima

Michoacan - Morelia

Mexico - Toluca

Morelos - Cuernavaca

Tlaxcala -Tlaxcala

Puebla - Puebla

Veracruz - Jalapa Enriquez

Guerrero - Chilpancingo

Oaxaca - Oaxaca

Tabasco - Villahermosa

Chiapas - Tuxtla Gutierrez

Campeche - Campeche

Yucatan - Merida

Quintano Roo - Chetumal

You will notice that several states have the same capital name.  Just as our capital of the USA is Washington, DC, Mexico's capital is Mexico City (Distrito Federal). 


I am also hoping to set up a zoom meeting so we can all see each other!  I think that would be so much fun.  I will let you know as soon as I get it all worked out. Until then, I am enjoying sending emails back and forth with the students! 

Here is an additional link that may be helpful while you're at home:
PWCS Home Learning Page

Keep in touch!
Tammy McDannell 



       

Jefferson Lab 

(Additional Opportunity to Demonstrate Mastery)  

  1. Students have the opportunity to complete assignments at least 3 days a week.  Students can use any internet device to access Jefferson Lab.  The website is:  http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/. Sometimes it is easier to access Jefferson Lab SOL by searching for it in Google.   
  2. For every three assignments that demonstrate mastery (they must be 80% or higher), students can earn an opportunity to improve their math grade.  I can allow up to three A’s, which means students will need to send me nine assignments with an 80% or higher.
  3. Each assignment must consist of at least 20 fifth grade math problems.  There is a section to check for this before students begin the assignment.  
  4. Results may be emailed to me at mcdanntl@pwcs.edu.  Please be sure to email yourself a copy or write down the confirmation code in case the e-mail does not get delivered to me.  Students must type their first and last name before sending it.

Thank you for encouraging your child to practice and review his/her math skills.  This opportunity is optional.

 

First Quarter

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

August

26-30

Unit 1: Problem Solving with
Addition and Subtraction

 

SOL 5.4

L1, L2

estimate sums and differences

SOL 5.4

L1, L2, L3

estimate and solve practical problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers;

apply properties and use multiple strategies, including use of a calculator

SOL 5.4

L1, L2, L3

solve practical problems involving addition and subtraction;

apply properties and use multiple strategies, including use of a calculator

Schools and Offices Closed

September 2-6

Labor Day

SOL 5.4, 5.8a

L1, L2, L3, L4

create and solve practical problems involving addition and subtraction to include perimeter; apply properties and use multiple strategies, including use of a calculator

Unit 1 Assessment (includes perimeter)

SOL 5.4, 5.8a

September 9-13

Unit 2: Problem Solving with Multiplication and Division

 

SOL 5.4

L1

estimate products

SOL 5.4

L2

multiply 2-digits by 2-digits using multiple strategies, including use of properties

SOL 5.4, 5.8a

L1, L2, L4

estimate & solve practical problems involving multiplication of 2- and 3-digit numbers, multi-step problems that include addition & subtraction, & area of rectangles and squares; use a variety of problem types; apply properties, and use multiple strategies, including use of a calculator

September 16-20

SOL 5.4, 5.8a

L1, L2, L4

estimate & solve practical problems involving multiplication of 2- & 3-digit numbers, multi-step problems, & area of rectangles & squares; use variety of problem types; apply properties,and use multiple strategies, including calculator

SOL 5.4

L3, L4

divide without remainders using multiple strategies; solve

practical problems; students may use a calculator

SOL 5.4

L3, L4

divide with remainders using
multiple strategies; interpret the remainder in practical problems;

students may use a calculator

September 23-27

SOL 5.4

L3

divide with 2-digit divisors

SOL 5.4

L3, L4

create and solve practical problems involving division,

using multiple strategies

SOL 5.4

L2, L3, L4

create and solve practical problems involving multiplication and/or division of whole numbers, with and without remainders (include area of squares and rectangles)

September 30

-
October 4

SOL 5.4

L2, L3, L4

create and solve multi-step practical problems involving all operations with whole numbers, and area of squares and rectangles

Unit 2 Assessment (includes area)

SOL 5.4

5.8a

Unit 3:
Measurement

SOL 5.8a

L1, L2

perimeter & area of squares & rectangles

SOL 5.8a

L5, L6

estimate and determine volume of a rectangular prism

 

First Quarter (continued)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

October

7-11

SOL 5.8a

L5, L6

estimate and determine volume of a rectangular prism

SOL 5.8ab

L4, L7

solve practical problems involving perimeter, area, and volume in metric units; differentiate among perimeter, area, and volume

SOL 5.8ab

L3, L4

develop procedure for finding area of right triangles; solve practical problems involving right triangles

October

14-18

Professional Learning Day

SOL 5.11

L12

solve practical problems related to elapsed time within a 24-hour period (including finding beginning or ending time)

SOL 5.9b

L11

solve problems involving capacity in metric units

 

SOL 5.9b

L9

solve problems involving length in metric units

 

October

21-25

SOL 5.9b

L10

solve problems involving mass In metric units

 

 

SOL 5.9ab

L8, L9

identify equivalent measurements within the metric system; estimate and measure in metric units to solve practical problems

Review, Reteach, Extend

 

PWCS End-of-Unit 2 Assessment

SOL 5.8ab

5.9ab

5.11

October 28 –

November 1

Unit 4: Fraction and Decimal Number Sense

 

SOL 4.2a (foundational skill)

L1

model fractions and mixed numbers

SOL 4.2a (foundational skill)

L1

model fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions

SOL 4.2b (foundational skill)

L1, L2

identify and represent equivalencies among fractions (include use of ≠ symbol)

SOL 4.2b (foundational skill)

L1, L2

represent and identify equivalencies among fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions (include use of ≠ symbol)

SOL 4.2a

(foundational skill)

L1, L2, L3

model, order, and compare fractions, including mixed numbers (include use of ≠ symbol)

 

End of MP 1

 

Unit 4 is continued in MP 2.


 

 

Second Quarter

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

November

4-8

Teacher Workday

Parent/Teacher Conference Day

SOL 4.3a (foundational skill)

L4

introduce decimal place value (reinforce throughout unit)

SOL 5.1

L8

round decimals through thousandths using place value and number lines

SOL 5.2a

L5

model fraction/decimal equivalencies (halves, fifths, tenths, hundredths)

November 11-15

Veterans Day

SOL 5.2a

L5

model fraction/decimal equivalencies (halves, fourths, eights)

SOL 5.2a

L5

model fraction/decimal equivalencies (thirds)

 

SOL 5.2a

L5

model fraction/decimal equivalencies (factors of 100)

SOL 5.2a

L5

model fraction/decimal equivalences (all)

November 18-22

SOL 5.2a

L5

model fraction/decimal equivalences (all)

SOL 4.3c

(foundational skill)

L5, L6

compare and order decimals through thousandths

(include use of ≠ symbol)

SOL 5.2b

L5, L6, L7

compare and order fractions and decimals (include use of ≠ symbol)

 

November 25-29

SOL 5.2b

L5, L6, L7

compare and order fractions (including mixed numbers) and decimals (include use of ≠ symbol)

Thanksgiving Break

December

2-6

SOL 5.2b

L5, L6, L7

compare and order fractions (including mixed numbers) and decimals (include use of ≠ symbol)

Review, Reteach, Extend

 

PWCS
End-of-Unit 4 Assessment

SOL 5.1, 5.2ab

December

9-13

Unit 5:
Data Analysis and Statistics

SOL 5.16ab

L1, L2, L3, L9

formulate questions, represent and interpret data in line plots and stem-and-leaf plots

SOL 5.16abc

L2, L3, L4, L9

represent, interpret, and compare data in line plots and stem-and- leaf-plots

December

16-20

SOL 5.17abd

L5, L6, L9

describe mean as fair share, find mean

SOL 5.17ad

L6, L9

describe and find median, mode

 

SOL 5.17abd

L7, L9

compare and contrast measures of center

SOL 5.17cd

L8, L9

describe range as measure of spread,

find range

PWCS End-of-Unit 5 Assessment

SOL 5.16abc

SOL 5.17abcd

 

December

23-29

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

 

Winter Break

 

Dec 30 –

Jan 3

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

 

Second Quarter (continued)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January

6-10

Unit 6: Computation and Problem Solving with Fractions
SOL 5.6a

L1, L5

add and subtract fractions with like denominators using models; solve single-step practical problems

SOL 5.6a

L1, L3, L5

add and subtract fractions with like denominators

and mixed numbers using models; solve single-step practical problems

SOL 5.6a

L1, L2, L3, L5

add and subtract fractions with like denominators

and mixed numbers using models (express answer as a proper fraction in simplest form);

solve single-step practical problems

SOL 5.6a

L1, L3, L5

add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators;

regrouping strategies with models;

solve single-step practical problems

 

SOL 5.6a

L1, L3, L5

add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators;

regrouping strategies with models;

solve single-step practical problems

 

January

13-17

SOL 5.6a

L1

add and subtract fractions with

unlike

denominators with models

SOL 5.6a

L1, L2, L5

add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators; simplify fractions;

solve single-step practical problems

SOL 5.6a

L3, L3, L5
add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators;

solve single-step practical problems

SOL 5.6a

L3, L2, L5
add mixed numbers with unlike denominators; regrouping strategies

solve single-step practical problems

SOL 5.6a

L3, L2, L5
subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators; regrouping strategies;

solve single-step practical problems

January

20-24

M.L. King Holiday

SOL 5.6a

L1, L2, L3, L5
solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers

 

 

SOL 5.6a

L1, L2, L3, L5

review of all addition and subtraction skills for fractions and mixed numbers

 

End of MP2

 

Unit 6 is continued in MP 3.

 

Half Day Parent/Teacher Conferences

 


 

 

Third Quarter

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January

27-31

Teacher PD/Workday

SOL 5.6b

L4, L5

represent multiplication of a whole number and a fraction with models;

solve single-step practical problems involving multiplication of a whole number,

limited to 12 or less, and a proper fraction, with models.

 

February

3-7

Review, Reteach, Extend

PWCS End-of-Unit 6 Assessment

SOL 5.6ab

Unit 7 Computation and Problem Solving with Decimals

 

SOL 5.5b

L1, L5

estimate sums and differences using single and multi-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction of decimals

 

February

10-14

5.5a

L1, L2, L3

estimate products; extend meaning of multiplication of whole numbers to multiplication of decimals using models

SOL 5.5a

L1, L2, L3

estimate products; extend meaning of multiplication of whole numbers to multiplication of decimals

SOL 5.5a

L2, L4

develop concept of decimal division with a whole number divisor using models

SOL 5.5a

L1, L2, L4. L5

estimate and solve decimal division problems using whole number divisors

February

17-21

President’s Day

Holiday

SOL 5.5a

L2, L4

develop concept of decimal division using models with a decimal divisor

SOL 5.5a

L1, L2, L4, L5

estimate and solve decimal division problems using decimal divisor

 

SOL 5.5ab

L1-L5

practice multiplication and division of decimals;

solve practical problems involving

all operations

 

February

24-28

SOL 5.5ab

L1-L5

mixed practice of multiplication and division; solve practical problems involving all operations

PWCS End-of-Unit 7 Assessment

SOL 5.5ab

Unit 8 Patterns, Functions, & Algebra

 

SOL 5.3b

L1

identify and describe the characteristics even & odd numbers

SOL 5.3a

L1

identify and describe the characteristics of prime & composite numbers

 

 

March

2-6

SOL 5.7

L2

simplify whole number numerical expressions, using the order of operations

 

 

SOL 5.19a

L3

investigate and describe concept of a variable

SOL 5.19b

L5

write an equation to represent a given mathematical relationship, using a variable

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter (continued)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

March

9-13

SOL 5.19c

L4

model one-step linear equations

SOL 5.18, 5.19b

L5, L7

describe relationships found in a numerical pattern, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals

SOL 5.18

L7

identify, describe, create, express, and extend number patterns found in objects, pictures, numbers, and tables

 

March

16-20

SOL 5.19d

L6

Create a problem situation based on a given open sentence using a single variable and one operation

Review, Reteach, Extend

PWCS End-of-Unit 8 Assessment

SOL 5.3ab

SOL 5.7

SOL 5.18

SOL 5.19abcd

March

23-27

Unit 9 Geometry

 

SOL 5.12

L1

identify and classify angles; use markings

SOL 5.12

L1, L2

measure and classify right,

obtuse, acute, and straight angles

SOL 5.12
L1, L2, L3, L4

recognize angle measures are additive; solve addition and subtraction problems to find an unknown angle in a diagram

SOL 5.13a

L5

classify triangles based on the types of their angles

 

SOL 5.13b

L5

find unknown angle measure within
a triangle.

 

End of MP3

 

Unit 9 is continued in MP 4.




August 2019

Welcome to THE NOKESVILLE SCHOOL!  I am looking forward to a successful year with lots of fun and learning.  Our first day of school will be on Monday, August 26, 2019.

I am excited to be starting my 9th year teaching in the Nokesville Community.
  This will be my 22nd  year teaching in Prince William County and my 31st year in the teaching profession!  Previously, I taught fourth grade at both Bristow Run and West Gate.  I took seven years off while my children were young (2000-2007) and I’m so excited to be teaching in Prince William County again.  I also taught preschool for two years at Haymarket Baptist Preschool while my son was there.  I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I taught fifth grade and high school English before moving to Virginia in 1991.  I am proud to say that fourth and fifth grades are my absolute favorite grades to teach!  The children at this age are wonderful to work with and I love seeing their growth throughout the year.

Upon moving to Virginia in 1991, I received my masters degree in reading at Virginia Tech.  I have two wonderful children.  My daughter, Cassidy, is in graduate school at Radford University and has a degree in education. My son, Nick, is a freshman at Radford University and he really enjoys playing on the school’s club lacrosse team.

We are going to have a wonderful year!  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you and your child.  

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

All students in fifth grade are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior in class, on the bus, during recess, and during ENCORE. Students will receive tallies for inappropriate behavior and irresponsibility during the day. Lunch detention and a classroom referral will be assigned for receiving 3 behavior tallies in one day. Upon receiving 2 classroom referrals, an administrative referral will be issued, and the student will have to meet with an administrator. If a student receives 2 administrative referrals during the school year, he/she will not be able to attend the end of year Prince William Forest Park trip.  There will be many opportunities for students to be rewarded for appropriate behavior.  

ASSIGNMENT POLICY
Students are expected to turn in assignments on time.  If students do not turn in their assignments, a late notice will be given from the teacher who assigned it.  Please sign and return it to school the following day.  Students who receive 4 late notices in one quarter will receive an S- for work habits on the report card.  Five or more late notices in one quarter will result in an N.  This will affect honor roll status.  

RETAKE POLICY
Second chance learning is a strategy which provides and additional opportunity to demonstrate what a student knows and can do when assessments indicate that the essential knowledge or skill have NOT been demonstrated.  The intent is for students to master the content.  Every effort will be made to allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and mastery of each objective.  Only SUMMATIVE assignments are available for retake and must be completed within one week of the posted original grade.  Students must return a completed reflection form prior to their retake date.  Students are NOT eligible for a retake if any assignments/grades are missing or have not been turned in on time.  It is the student's responsibility to ask to retake a summative assessment. 

AGENDA
Please be sure to view your child's agenda each evening. We will be using our agendas all year to keep track of weekly and long-term assignments. This is also my way of communicating with you on a daily basis.

WEDNESDAY FOLDER
The Wednesday Folder is a great way to keep up-to-date with your child's progress in class.  Be sure to look for it each Wednesday.  In the left pocket is a weekly assessment.  If nothing is checked, all is well!  Be sure to discuss and checked areas with your child, sign it, and return it to the folder.  Please take a moment to review the papers in the right pocket.  The folder should be returned with the signed sheet by Thursday.  

ABSENT WORK
 Students are responsible for gathering missed work from each teacher upon their return to school. Students will have one day for each day absent in order to complete their work. It is the student's responsibility to turn in absent work on time. 

Please contact teachers no later than 12:00 to request work for pickup at the end of the day. 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS
Scholastic is a great way to build your child's home library at an affordable price! Each month a flyer will come home in the Wednesday Folder. Orders will always be due by the end of the month. You can either send your order to school or order online. Visit www.scholastic.com/readingclub to enter an order. Our class code is J7DVQ. 

BOX TOPS
The Box Tops for Education program is an excellent way for us to buy cool things for our classroom. We earn $2.50 for every 50 Box Tops that are sent in. Thank you for your support!


Class Schedule:

 

5th Grade Schedule

Language Arts/Science

8:20-10:20

Social Studies/Math

10:20-11:20

Encore

11:25-12:10

Recess

12:10-12:35

Lunch

12:35-1:05

Core Extension

1:10-1:55

Math

1:55-2:55

Dismissal

2:55

 

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Email is the best way to contact me.
mcdanntl@pwcs.edu



How to Set-up Calendar Alerts:
If your child is in my class, and you would like to receive email alerts for items posted to my calendar, you may view step-by-step directions here:
http://tinyurl.com/classcalendaralerts.

Please note: You will receive a separate email alert for each calendar you choose to subscribe to.