Sunday, September 14, 2014

Get Ready for Class Connect!


Hey kids!

This year all 5th graders will attend Math and ELA (English Language Arts) Class Connects. We will begin on September 15th! Dates, times and links to these classes will appear on your daily class schedule.

Mondays & Wednesdays starting September 15th
Your ELA teacher will be Mrs. Reynoldson.

Tuesdays & Thursdays starting September 16th
Your Math teacher will be... Mrs. Sol! Woohoo!

Here is a video explaining our Math Class Connects and what you will need each week...

Here is the cover label for your Math Notebook. You can print it, cut it out, and glue it to your notebook cover. Don't forget to write your name on the cover!

On the first blank page of your notebook, write TABLE OF CONTENTS on the top line. You can leave the rest blank for now. We will fill in the Table of Contents as we go!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Students, remember to use your first name only when commenting.

"See" you in Class Connect on Tuesday, September 16!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Math Help: Partial Products


Many students are having a hard time with Unit 1: Partial Products. I found this helpful video that might demystify it for you!

Keep those math questions coming! When you need help with a concept, others probably do too. If you let me know, I can find resources and post them here.

You may also find this site handy as you travel through math this year. Concepts are explained in a simple way, and many explanations are interactive.


Sunday, September 7, 2014



Hey kids!

I had a fun summer. How about you? In addition to traveling home to California to visit family and friends, my favorite summer activities include...

Reading in the sunshine.

Hanging out at the lake with my family.

Eating delicious berries!

What do you enjoy most about summertime?

If you would like to be entered into the lollipop drawing, leave a comment on this post before Sunday! Remember to use your first name only when commenting. If you need help, click here.

I look forward to your replies!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Welcome Bloggers!


Hey there now! If you found this blog, I bet you are in my class this year! To find out more about me or to read about our exciting class program, check out our class website.

This year, we will use this blog as a fun way to communicate with one another. As you may already know, weekly communication between teacher and student is very important. A blog is an easy way to keep in touch while learning about your virtual classmates!

Each week, I will publish a new post on this blog. Posts may include an activity, a question, a sample of student work, or another school-related idea. Sometime during the week, please leave a comment using your first name only. It will be fun to see what other students have written as well!

Kids who comment will be entered into a lollipop drawing. If I pull your name out of my hat, I'll send you a lollipop in the mail!

Are you ready to join the blogging world? Feel free to leave a comment below (click here for help). Then stay tuned for our first official post next week!

Blog ya later,

Friday, August 29, 2014

Common Core State Standards


Students will attend Common Core Class Connect lessons in math and ELA (English Language Arts) each week. Common Core Standards can also be found throughout your math and language arts courses. If you are new to Common Core, here is a quick 3-minute explanation...


The Common Core State Standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. The standards establish what students need to learn, but they do not dictate how teachers should teach. Teachers will devise their own lesson plans and curriculum, and tailor their instruction to the individual needs of the students in their classrooms.