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Mr. Nyce's Classroom
Room - 212
February 22nd - 26th
Monday is a B Day
The website will be updated with the up-coming information for our class and school.
I will post all links which will stay on the page without having to scroll up and down like we have to do on the google classroom. For example if you wanted to access the reading vocabulary for the current story you will be able to go right to the reading page to locate it. As students and more information is added to the google classroom (Stream) the post from me will be pushed down on the page.
Please contact me with any concerns. I also promise that your children are good hands and everything will be explained to them before moving on.
1) Our room will have Spanish on Fridays the period after lunch (12:15-1:00)
Homework - The homework will be posted before the beginning of the week on this site. The students will still have to copy it down in school, but it will be on the website and google page for review. Depending on what gets covered in school the homework may change due to changes in the class. If the homework from the website changes and the students have a different assignment in their copybook, then they are responsible for the work in their homework book. Students will generally have to study most nights and what written work there is. With the amount of work and content studying a few nights ahead is key. Remember - even though there might not be a lot of written work or any for that matter you will always have to study for homework. Trying different study techniques like: making note cards, making tests at home, etc. are always good ways to study for the tests.
I will post the home work each day on the google classroom. I will not put it up on the website.
Tests this week
1) Religion - Tuesday - Test - 6th Commandment
2) Science - Wednesday - Unit 7 lesson 1 and 4
3) Math - Thursday - Math test. Writing fractions (3 different ways), drawing pictures to represent fractions and equivalent fractions.
Grades and Test packets
I will be sending home the next test packet this week. I have been adding the most recent tests and quizzes to OptionC. The word walls will be added since most of them have been handed in. I will wait until the middle of this week to add the Antarctic Journals, because some are close to finishing. If you see the grade as missing on OptionC, that will because it hasn't been handed in yet.
This year A/R will count for a grade in reading. Each student will take a placement test (Star Reading Test) in the beginning of each trimester and then will be given a point level to achieve within a book level range. Please make sure to read early and often to strive to reach the goal and not trying to cram towards the end of the trimester. I will conference with each student about their new goals and then they will come home to conference with their parent(s) to make sure the goals are okay. I would like each student to discuss the goal with their parent(s) before sending home the A/R cards to make sure the students feel comfortable with the goal that is set. Please let me know if you have any questions. A/R points earned and the goal will be on the front of each test packet for you to review each time one goes home. You will be able to keep track of the points needed throughout the year to reach the goal. About half of the class has their goals set for the 2nd trimester. I will be sending home the suggested goals for those who do not have them. Please let me know if that goal will be okay.
How to log into A/R:
Example: Laura Hritz
Username: LHrit (First two letters must be capitalized; rest of last name lowercase)
Password: LH (Initials must be capitalized)
MyON - A/R - This is the site that you can access books from home or anywhere.
● Click on “I’m a Student”
● User Name: student first initial followed by the first four letters of the student’s last name ○ Example: John Smith = JSmit
● Password: student initials ○ Example: John Smith = JS
● Once your child logs in, he/she can access myON, the resource for digital books (purple icon).
A/R - Book finder - This is the site where the students can look up if a book is an accelerated reader book.
Additional A/R assistance - Renaissance/AR link with some good resources and explanations.
Get Epic - This will be a link to locate more books to read.
Books back to school:
Make sure to have all books are returned to school except you can leave you textbooks at home. If for some reason the reader's notebook and write-in-reader is at home, you can leave them there. Also remember to charge the chromebooks. I always forget to mention this.
1) CITS Folders - and Book
2) Science Fusion
3) Grammar workbook
4) Vocabulary Workshop workbook
5) Religion book
6) Chromebooks, charger, and case
7) Religion and grammar copy books
8) Theme tablet for writing assignments if needed
We have a couple left to go.
Antarctic Journals - About 1/2 of the class have finished. I am going to push this week to get a majority of them completed.
Each student will write a journal story of his/her observations from their journey to Antarctica. They are allowed and it is suggested to use their readers as a reference to assist in writing this story. Everything is listed in their Google classroom (under--> classwork, social studies, Antarctic Journal Writing Assignment). We began researching on Friday and this assignment will take about one to two weeks to complete. This will be an in-school assignment, but research can be done at home and the information brought into school. I attached the assignment for your review in last week's email ,each student has a hard copy, and it is posted on the google classwork writing page. I know there will be a few students handing this assignment in this week.
We only have one or two left to present their Word Walls and since we have had a broken-up schedule I plan on having the students present their Antarctic Journals this week.
Book Report: New Ending Book Report --> This Friday --> Due February 26th
1) It was posted on the google site and was attached in last week's email for your review.
School Supplies - Please check with your child on school supplies. There are a number of students that are using different color pens instead of the blue pens. Please also check to see if there are any other missing school supplies.
Chromebooks - I am noticing that some of the students are using their chromebooks during instruction in other ways. Please remind them of the correct usage and I will continue to do the same.
Lenten Projects - Due April 9th - The project is posted on google and can be located on the religion page.
The hard copy will be given out on Monday. I went over the entire project, with examples, and descriptions on Wednesday. We also went over this on Friday during our Virtual classroom. The project was sent to the parents in my last email mid-week, and it is posted on the google classroom. This project is not due until April 9th. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Virtual Book Fair - Feb. 26th - March Friday March 5th.
Specials - Computer (A-Day), Library (B-Day), Gym(C-Day), Music (D-Day), Art (E-Day)
Think Central - This is where the students and parents can access the reading and science information for the year. Since each year the students have to be added into a new grade the log-in. The information on how to log-in can be found below. After the information is sent home please follow the steps to log-in.
Quizlet- Below is the homepage link for quizlet. You will have to create an account if you haven't down so already. You can create quizzes for each subject based on the topic.
Schedule - This is last year's schedule, but it is very similar to what we will follow this year. Our last week for this year will be cut a little shorter and will end at 2:25.
OptionC - This week you will begin to see the grades be put into OptionC for any of the tests or projects that were completed already.
Cleanliness of the room and school - I am giving constant reminders to wash hand, hand sanitize, and try to be as clean as possible. We are trying to work hard to keep everyone safe and healthy in the classroom.
The class has already begun their presentations. They will be presenting their word wall stories and two other writing pieces. As of now I am thinking between the Antarctic Journals, book reports, and a 3rd writing piece.
TBD - Due to COVID
Please make sure that the parents arrange the treats and party supplies to bring in on the dates given. I will be taking them outside for a little extra recess at the end of the day to add to the B-day celebration. Please check the birthday celebrations above which explains the directions. The date next to the month is the assigned date that the treats and supplies should be brought in for each month. Dates subject to change due to schedule changes.
The code to get into our classroom is JWFFK and a sticker was placed in their homework books that displays this code. This was given to each student on the first day of school and can be found inside of their homework book. You no longer have to bring in the paper (order form) that was given out in class. If you go onto Scholastic.com and type in the code above it will prompt you to our classroom. You then order the books and they will be shipped into school after the transaction goes through.
No music due to COVID
Welcome to our classroom!
This site will be updated weekly to help the parents and students be informed what is happening daily in our classroom and school. Please review the pages and let me know if you ever have any questions.