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1 Welcome to Back to School Night Mrs. Clark’s 4 th & 5 th Grade Class NOTE: You don’t need to click on anything. The slides will advance automatically, so just sit back and watch the show.

2 Are you asking yourself this question? How is Mrs. Clark going to teach TWO grade levels at the same time? The answer: TECHNOLOGY! Your student will spend some time learning at the computers, just like you are right now.

3 Math PowerPoint Lessons Each math lesson includes a PowerPoint presentation, which one grade level will view independently while I teach the other grade level.

4 Personal Tutors –Short videos of lessons are presented by “Personal Tutors” –Here Mrs. Varughese is showing how to find the prime factorization of 54 Math

5 Spelling Pretests I will use a program similar to the Personal Tutors to record spelling pretests. As students correct their pretest, I will provide instruction about the spelling rule we’re focusing on that week.

6 Social Studies Online Textbook Our complete social studies text book is online. Students can click on the text, and the computer will read it aloud to them.

7 Reading iTunes Students will listen to stories in their reading textbook and core literature novels on iTunes

8 Science & Social Studies –Students will learn how to create their own PowerPoint presentations on topics such as: –Explorers –The 13 Colonies –Famous Californians PowerPoint Presentations

9 Your child is also encouraged to use technology at home. Our class website is full of resources to enrich your child’s learning.

10 Click on “Curriculum” to find links to websites and games for just about every content area we study during the year. Practice keyboarding skills with these “Keyboarding” links. Learning on the Computer is FUN!

11 Students can take practice comprehension tests on their library books each week before they take their AR tests. Just click on the link for bookadventure.org. Part of our weekly Home Reading Log assignment includes writing an online summary of a library book on our Book Blog. Links that Support Home Reading

12 There’s no excuse for being “bored” at home. There are plenty of educational games here to keep students productively busy for hours and hours. Click on “Just for Fun.” Don’t have a dictionary or thesaurus at home? No problem. You can find an assortment of resource materials written just for kids under our “Newspapers, Magazines, and Resource Guides for Kids” link. Other Links to Use at Home

13 Your child will have math homework every day, but they will not need to carry their heavy math book home. Our entire math textbook is online, and your child can access it through our class website. Just follow this path: Online Math Textbook 1. Enter the website and click on the “Curriculum” link. 2. Click on the “Math” link.

14 Online Math Textbook 3. Click on the link at the top for either the 4 th or 5 th grade book.. 4. This page contains links for the Personal Tutor videos and other resources, but if you click on “Student Works Plus” it will take you to the textbook.

15 Online Math Textbook 5. You’ll need to enter an access code, which is on your child’s desk tonight.

16 Online Math Textbook 6. Here is your textbook plus lots of other resources. Click on the headphone icons and the computer will read to you.

17 Our Class Website –Our website contains many resources for the students and for YOU. –The address is on my business card, which is on your child’s desk tonight. Please bookmark our website and visit often. So, your student will be using a lot of technology this year. How about you?

18 You have access to your child’s complete gradebook 24 hours a day. Just follow this path: Online Gradebook 1. Enter the website and click on the “Gradebook” link. 2. This takes you to the JupiterGrades login page. You will need to enter your student’s name and password, which I have ed to you (if you have not received my , please let me know tonight).

19 In addition to giving you the ability to see every grade on every assignment, JupiterGrades is set up to automatically alert you by if: Your child has a missing assignment Your child receives a grade less than C Please keep yourself informed about your child’s progress and help him/her learn good study habits. Online Gradebook

20 Fourth graders are required to earn 25 AR points for the first trimester (30 for the second and third trimesters). Fifth graders are required to earn 30 AR points for the first trimester (35 for the second and third trimesters) The Home Connect link gives you 24 hour access to your child’s progress in AR. You can also set Home Connect up to alert you whenever your child takes an AR test. Home Connect 1. Click on the “Home Connect” link. 2. Enter your child’s AR User Name and Password (the same ones they use in school when they take an AR test).

21 Daily Blog Each day a different student will use the iPad to write a brief summary of the day’s activities. Please read their blogs every day, and feel free to leave a comment! Mrs. Clark’s Blog I will also write blogs from time to time. Please check in often for important updates and information. Blogs (look for these links)

22 What’s for Homework Tonight? Each day students are responsible for writing their homework in their Agendas. I will also post their assignments on our website, so you will never have to wonder what your child’s homework assignments are. Math Homework Help Each day I will post a short video either reviewing today’s math concept or working through a particularly difficult word problem. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this extra help. Homework (look for these links)

23 Our Slideshows I take a lot of pictures of my students engaged in learning activities and having fun. Check out this link for the slideshows. Our Videos & PowerPoints Check out this link to see videos of the class plus their own PowerPoint presentations. Watch Us in Action

24 I hope you’ll check out these online resources (and many more) on our class website. If you would like to refer back to either of the slideshows presented tonight, you can find them on our website, too. Just look for this link: Thank You! NOTE: If you don’t have PowerPoint on your home computer, don’t worry—I have included a link to a downloadable PowerPoint viewer.


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