Please RSVP : Pizza Party TOMORROW!

We will be meeting at my house tomorrow from 12:30-1:10 p.m. for a socially distant pizza party in order to wrap up the year and say good-bye. Please read the instructions below!

*Students should be sure to use the restroom before being dropped off.

*Pull perpendicular to my drive at 6476 Old Allegan Road in Saugatuck. Have your child exit the car on the house side. To avoid chaos, please do not pull in the driveway.

*Students should bring a beach towel to designate their space.

*Students will be released in the order of parent arrival in order to maintain social distancing expectations.

The following students are confirmed for tomorrow: Joel, Holden, Grady, Lauren, Emma, Colin, Grady, Evelyn, Nova, and Arlo. If I have missed your child, please email me at clokker@saugatuckps.com to RSVP by 5 p.m. TONIGHT. This will allow me to order the appropriate amount of pizza. Thank you!

5th Grade Graduation Slideshow

Dear 5th Graders,

Please enjoy this special trip down memory lane! Watching this made me even more confident that my job as your teacher is the most special position in the world. If you ever doubt yourself, remember that I think YOU are the best, most wonderful person in the world. Together we have accomplished many amazing things; making memories, sharing laughs, and encouraging one another. I am proud to be YOUR teacher.

When we return to school in the fall it won’t be together. However, I am always here for you. Look for me at football games, email me to share good news or ask for advice, and say hi or give me a hug when you see me downtown. I will always hold a special place in my heart for the kids that shared two wonderful years with me!

See you on Tuesday!

Mrs. Lokker

Pizza Lunch NEXT Tuesday

Dear Parents and Fifth Graders,

I would like to enjoy one last lunch with my students before the end of the year. Here’s the plan: Please drop off your child with a beach towel at my house on Tuesday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. I will have students sit on their beach towels distanced away from one another while we enjoy lunch. Our total time together will be 40 minutes, as I think this is the maximum amount of time I can manage to keep them at a distance from one another.

My home address is 6476 Old Allegan Road in Saugatuck. It would be best if you pulled perpendicular to our house for drop off, rather than pull into the drive, which I fear will cause a bit of chaos. There are two drives next to one another, so we should be able to accommodate two cars at a time.  Please have your child exit the car on the house side and walk down the driveway. I will be waiting a distance from your vehicles in order to direct students to their marked spots on the lawn.

Plan to return 40 minutes after drop-off. I will release students in the order you arrive, having them remain on their towels until you are here for pick-up, which I believe is the best and most orderly way to keep students a distance from one another.

I will serve pizza while wearing a mask. During our time together we’ll chat and be together, spending some time reminiscing and talking about their 6th grade year.

If this does not work for your family, no worries! I will be at the school on Wednesday evening from 4-7 p.m. to collect student Chromebooks and books, as well as distribute progress reports.

Please email me at clokker@saugatuckps.com to RSVP for your child.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Lokker

Learning Activities for June 1 – 5

There is no learning checklist for the last week of school.

Students will find the work listed below in Google Classroom. As a reminder, my blog address is: www.mrslokker.wordpress.com. Students can return here to review the assignment list, if necessary. 


Zoom Meetings

We will meet each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. in order to check-in with one another, discuss assignments, answer questions, and explore new learning. Look for an active link in your email box before the meeting to join!

Reading

Students should read 20-30 minutes each day. Please have your child check out Epic! if in need of books.

Google Classroom: Face the Cookie Challenge

Google Classroom: Take My Advice

Google Classroom: Digital Memory Book

Google Classroom: Autographs Page

Google Classroom: The Case of the Missing Pencil

Google Classroom: Watch the following videos about the American Revolution:

Honor and Compromise

The Battle of Yorktown

We the People

Google Classroom: Gila Monster

Google Classroom: Scorpion

Google Classroom: Sharks

Google Classroom: Talent Show

Students may need parent help to record their talents. Videos should be two minutes or less. It may be necessary to upload the video to YouTube in order to share it without our class talent show slide show.

The talent show will take place on Zoom during our Thursday, June 4, Zoom meeting.

Google Classroom: Optional Teacher Report Card

 

Learning Activities for May 25 – 29

Click on the link below for an assignment checklist.

Your child can use this to organize their work.

Learning Activities May 25-29, 2020

Students will find the work listed below in Google Classroom. As a reminder, my blog address is: www.mrslokker.wordpress.com. Students can return here to review the assignment list, if necessary. 


Zoom Meetings

We will meet each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. in order to check-in with one another, discuss assignments, answer questions, and explore new learning. Look for an active link in your email box before the meeting to join!

Reading

This week, continue reading 20 minutes a day.  Log your reading on our classroom digital reading log, found in Google Classroom. Remember, you can find plenty to read on Epic! if you are lacking books at home.

Complete the following assignments in order. If a video is embedded in the assignment, watch it before completing the assignment. When you’ve finished the final assignment, take the quiz. Be sure to click the purple ‘SEND’ button at the top of the assignment in order to turn it in!

Learning Target: I can read and understand grade-level text. I can reread text to find more information or clarify ideas.  

Google Classroom: Assignment One, Reading Comprehension

Google Classroom: Assignment Two, Reading Comprehension

Google Classroom: Assignment Three, Reading Comprehension

Google Classroom: Assignment Four, Reading Comprehension

Google Classroom: Quiz

Writing

Learning Target: I can identify homophones and use them appropriately within my writing. 

Google Classroom: Your & You’re 

Google Classroom: To, Too, Two 

Google Classroom: Their, There, They’re 

Math

Learning Target: I can use strategies to multiply and divide decimals and whole numbers

Google Classroom: Multiplying with Decimals Assignment

Google Classroom: Dividing with Decimals Assignment

Google Classroom: Spiral Review Week #9

Google Classroom: DEAL Problem of the Week

Science

Google Classroom: Watch the video called Why do we have allergies?  and How do things glow in the dark?  

Google Classroom, iXL Modules:

L.1 Classify fruits and vegetables as plant parts

L.2 Identify plant parts and their functions

Q.2 Evaluate natural energy sources

Social Studies

Google Classroom: Watch these Liberty’s Kids videos:  The Hessians are Coming (Battle of Saratoga) and Valley Forge. 

Google Classroom, Social Studies 5th Grade iXL Modules:

F.8 Southern colonies: founding and government

F.9 Southern colonies: economy and slavery 

Other

Check out Splash Math. You can practice your math skills by playing interactive games. Get a parent or adult to help you sign up!

See what’s new at Time For Kids!

Take a virtual field trip to 12 famous museums: virtual tour.

Check out the Out of the Shadows series on PBS: Helping to Sustain American Indian Culture. 

 

Classroom Updates

Memorial Day: There is no school on Monday. Students will receive their checklist and Google Classroom assignments via email on Monday, but are not expected to begin them until Tuesday. We will look over the assignments together on Tuesday during our Zoom meeting.

Virtual Art Show: Miss Pawlak has created a virtual art show of her students’ work. Visit this site to check it out: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5eb961783c3d364280081ddd. The site takes several minutes to load, so please be patient.

 

 

Final Specials Rotation

Session 3 of DES Specials Clubs begins May 26! 

Please sign up for a different club this session.  

Specials teachers are pleased to offer our students Art, Music, PE, and Science Clubs!  Here’s how it works.  Sign-up your child(ren) for one of the following clubs for the next 3 weeks.  You’ll get a lesson and assignment on Mondays and then meet with your teacher and club on Zoom later in the week to show your work.  

Note: You may only sign up for one club at a time.  Please do not sign up for a club in which you have already participated.

K-2 Music Club Sign-Up     Thursdays at 1:45pm

3-5 Music Club Sign-Up     Thursdays at 2:10pm

PE Club Sign-up                 Friday afternoons

Science Club Sign Up         Friday afternoons

Art Club Sign-Up         Thursday afternoons

Questions about a club?  Please contact us.  We can’t wait to see you.

Art Ms. Pawlak mpawlak@saugatuckps.com

Music Mrs. Winningham awinningham@saugtuckps.com

PE Mr. Cochran bcochran@saugatuckps.com

Science Mrs. Bullinger sbullinger@saugatuckps.com

 

Learning Activities May 18-22

Click on the link below for an assignment checklist.

Your child can use this to organize their work.

Learning Activities May 18-22, 2020

Students will find the work listed below in Google Classroom. As a reminder, my blog address is: www.mrslokker.wordpress.com. Students can return here to review the assignment list, if necessary. 


Zoom Meetings

We will meet each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. in order to check-in with one another, discuss assignments, answer questions, and explore new learning. Look for an active link in your email box before the meeting to join!

Reading

This week, continue reading 20 minutes a day.  Log your reading on our classroom digital reading log, found in Google Classroom. Remember, you can find plenty to read on Epic! if you are lacking books at home.

Complete the following assignments in order. If a video is embedded in the assignment, watch it before completing the assignment. When you’ve finished the final assignment, take the quiz. Be sure to click the purple ‘SEND’ button at the top of the assignment in order to turn it in!

Reading

Learning Target: I can make logical conclusions based on the evidence in the text. I can identify clues stated in the text to support my inference.

Complete the following assignments in order. When you’ve finished the final assignment, take the quiz. Be sure to click the purple ‘SEND’ button at the top of the assignment in order to turn it in!

Using text evidence: It’s important to use evidence from the text when answering questions or making a claim about the text. Watch the video, found in Google Classroom, in order to review how to use text evidence.

Google Classroom, Assignment One: Using Reasoning and Evidence

Google Classroom, Assignment Two: Using Reasoning and Evidence

Google Classroom, Assignment Three: Using Reasoning and Evidence

Google Classroom, Assignment Four: Using Reasoning and Evidence 

Google Classroom, Assignment Five: Quiz

Writing

Learning Target: I can understand the literal meaning of figurative language in a text. 

Google Classroom: Grammar Quizzes 1-3

Google Classroom: Figurative Language, be sure to watch the videos and review the anchor charts before beginning the assignment

Math

Learning Target: I can use strategies to divide whole numbers. I can make and interpret line plots with fractional units.

Google Classroom: Long Division Assignment

Over the next few weeks, we’ll spend time reviewing important math skills we have learned in fifth grade. This week we are going to focus on dividing multi-digit whole numbers.  We’ve looked at several strategies for dividing multi-digit whole numbers.  Watch these two videos before completing the assignment to remind you of the partial quotients and long division strategies. 

Google Classroom: Line Plot Assignment

Earlier this year, we worked on interpreting and making line plots.  This week, spend some time reviewing line plots. Watch the videos about line plots before you begin the assignment.

Google Classroom: Spiral Review

Google Classroom: DEAL Problem of the Week, watch the tutorial before beginning this assignment

Science

Google Classroom: Watch the video called How do bees make honey?. Be sure to watch the bonus at the end! 

Google Classroom: Watch the video called Can you make lava?. Be sure to watch the bonus and vote at the end! 

iXL Modules, linked in Google Classroom:

W.1 Choose customary units of distance

W.3 Choose customary units of mass

W.5 Choose customary units of volume

Social Studies

Google Classroom: Watch these Liberty’s Kids videos:  New York, New York and Across the Delaware.

Social Studies 5th Grade iXL Modules, found on Google Classroom:

F.6 Middle colonies: founding and government

F.7 Middle colonies: economy and society 

Other

You’ll need to come back to the blog to visit these sites.

Practice your typing skills on typing.com or nitrotype.com.

Set up a FREE Prodigy account and practice your math skills while playing games: Prodigy

Check out this interactive website that helps you learn more about U.S. Government. Be sure to select your age level! Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

Do you have a million questions without answers swirling around in your head? Find the answers here: DK Find Out!

Check out Crash Course Kids! Watch videos that help you explore a ton of different science topics!

 

Mystery Doug is LIVE!

Dear families,

There is going to be a special live science show done by someone named Mystery Doug next Thursday, May 21st. He’s a science educator kids love. Will you please help your child watch this? All you need to do is open this website link:

https://mysteryscience.com/live

The show will be about 20 minutes long and will start at:

10am Pacific / 11am Mountain / 12pm Central / 1pm Eastern
Thursday, May 21
Add to your calendar with a click:
https://tinyurl.com/add-to-calendar

P.S. Can’t make it live? View the recording at mysteryscience.com/live after the event. This show will be all about SPACE–including a special video cameo by astronaut Jessica Meir, who answered real student questions Doug sent to her while she was aboard the International Space Station!

CHECK OUT HIS PAST LIVE EVENTS HERE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPRCRM3JKm3sw55lB_427qg