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California Healthy Kids Survey - Click HERE
Walking Field Trip to MBMS - Wednesday, March 20! Please turn in permission slips NOW! Make sure your student's name is on the permission slip.
Urban Dance Performance: March 19 at 11:20 in the Cafeteria. Please wait at the blue tables until our urban dance teacher, Robert Gilliam, invites you inside.
Gate Safety- Thank you so much for your patience in following our new protocol of funneling through the FRONT GATES in the morning. Please help us keep our school safe by leaving a few minutes earlier and funneling through the gate adjacent to the office.
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Scholars Speak Presentation Schedule for 2nd Semester
The ABC's of Homework and Classwork - WHAT IT IS and Where To Find It!
Aeries - Attendance and Semester Grades are recorded in Aeries. You should receive log in information from the district.
Brainpop: To access Brainpop from home, go to www.brainpop.com and sign in.
Username: pacificlab Password: brainpop. Use the search tool to find the video or quiz that has been assigned.
Freckle: This is online adaptive math enrichment. Students work at their own pace and participate in differentiated activities. I will also assign homework assignments here from time to time. To log in, students use their first initial (even though it asks for "first name") and last name. The class code is "hubbar" (This is not a typo. There is no "d")
Google Classroom: Students will join "classes" in various subject areas. There, they may access and turn in writing assignments, annotate pdfs of articles, maps, etc., access links to enrichment activities and videos, collaborate with classmates, and much more. To access Google Classroom, go to www.classroom.google.com and sign in with your Google username and password (same password as for Google Drive).
Google Drive - This is part of Google Apps for Education (GAFE). It is an on-line "file cabinet" for your child's work. Students can create documents, presentations, etc. and share them with me or with other students for grading and collaboration purposes. We do the majority of our writing work in Google Drive. To access Google Drive, go to drive.google.com. Log in with username firstname.lastname@example.org and password. Example: email@example.com. Many students have new passwords this year. They are recorded on the first page of their planner.
Kidblog - Students post on their personal Kidblog. Our blogs can be reached by pressing the button link above (Room 25 Reading Blog). There is also a button link to the right on the homework page. Go to the Reading Page for more information on how to write your Book Review Blogs.
Genius Time - This is a time each week that is devoted to students pursuing their own projects. They will choose something they really passionate about and then spend time each week researching and learning more about it. Then they will create a project so that they can teach the rest of the class about it. Think 5th grade Ted Talk! There will be accountability. Students will have to show evidence of their research, they will blog about their progress, and of course, they will be creating their project! The steps of the process will be graded. The ultimate project will not be graded. See below for a Mission Impossible Powtoon I made to get the kids excited about Genius Hour!
Quizlet - This website is for vocabulary practice for all subjects. Students log in via website www.quizlet.com or via the Quizlet app. Since Quizlet is such a useful tool for students to use for years to come, they may make their own accounts at home and access via the web or Quizlet app. We will not be making Quizlet accounts in class. If students would like to access my lists of vocabulary words for practice for various subjects including social studies, Wordly Wise, and core literature, they can do so by clicking here: Mrs. Hubbard's Quizlet
Scholars Speak Program - This is a writing/public speaking program in which your child writes a short piece on an assigned subject, illustrates it, and then presents it to the class orally. Students have assigned presentation dates and get feedback ("glows and grows") from our classroom audience. There is a schedule posted on the Writing Page.
Students must call Google Voice and record themselves reading their Scholars Speak essay prior to their presentation date. (424) 254-9705
SeeSaw: We use Seesaw to show our thinking. Students can make videos to share info, show math strategies, and more. To log on to Seesaw, students use their Google log-in info.
Wordly Wise - Homework is completed in the Wordly Wise workbook and then corrected in class. Click here for
Wordly Wise Completion Instructions. Tests are taken on iPads in Google Classroom. Parents are welcome to check student scores there.
XTRA Math - Use this link to access XTRA Math. Students log in with their first name and last initial (Susie Q). They enter the pin number they were given in class. It is glued inside their agenda on the first page.
Still confused? Fear not! Send me an email and I will clear up any lingering questions.
Please remember to check the homework page each day by clicking on the link at the top of this homepage.
Are you wondering About Genius Hour?
Have you been wondering what the words "Common Core" mean? This video may help!