Mrs. LaGere’s 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies/ELA

 

Welcome to 5th & 6th Grade Social Studies/ELA!                                                                 

We are currently doing Online Distance Learning!  There is also an option to pick up a paper packet for those who do not have access to a computer.  The times for pick up are posted on the SNACS Homepage.

Please email me for any questions at clagere@snacs.org.

Zoom meetings are every Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. for 5th Graders and every Thursday at 1:00 P.M. for 6th Graders.  Please check the ‘Stream’ tab on Google Classroom for the Zoom links.

Week 1-At a Glance

5th and 6th Graders will be learning how to navigate Google Classrooms to complete their assignments with the help of their teachers.

5th and 6th Graders will be doing journal writing, AR summary writing, Narrative Letter Writing, and Social Emotional Learning.

Week 2-At a Glance

5th graders will continue to work on journal writing, AR summary writing, and Social Emotional Learning.  They will also do assignments based on World War 1.

6th graders will continue to work on journal writing, AR summary writing, and Social Emotional Learning.  They will also do assignments based on the Middle Ages.

Week 3-At a Glance

5th graders will continue to work on journal writing, AR summary writing, and Social Emotional Learning.  They will also continue to do assignments based on World War 1.

6th graders will continue to work on journal writing, AR summary writing, and Social Emotional Learning.  They will also continue to do assignments based on the Middle Ages.

Week 4-At a Glance

5th graders will continue to work on journal writing, AR summary writing, and Social Emotional Learning.  They will also continue to do assignments based on World War 1.

6th graders will continue to work on journal writing, AR summary writing, and Social Emotional Learning.  They will also continue to do assignments based on the Middle Ages.

Week 5-At a Glance

5th graders will continue to work on journal writing, AR summary writing, and Social Emotional Learning.  They will also continue to do assignments based on World War 1.  This also includes a World War 1 Escape Room on Google Classroom.

6th graders will continue to work on journal writing, AR summary writing, and Social Emotional Learning.  They will also continue to do assignments based on the Middle Ages.  This also includes a Middle Ages Escape Room on Google Classroom.

 

 

 

My name is Catha LaGere, and I will be your child’s teacher for 5th/6th grade Social Studies/ELA.  I look forward to meeting everyone, and I am excited for the 2019-2020 school year at SNACS!   I have taught Kindergarten through 3rd grades in the past and am looking forward to working with awesome middle schoolers!  I am married with two children.  My daughter is in high school at AACT, and my son attends college at UNR.  I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  In my free time, I enjoy downhill skiing, hiking, reading, listening to music, and spending time with my family.

 

Contact information:

Email: clagere@snacs.org

Office Hours: 7:30-8:00AM & 3:10-4:00PM

                                                                                                                                                  Volunteering

I welcome any and all who would like to volunteer in our classroom. If you’re interested in helping in our room, please contact me so we can set up times. We would appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to get involved in our classroom.

What you and your students can expect in the classroom:

  • Choice Boards – where students will participate and manage their education

  • Centers – encompassing challenging and exciting curriculum

  • Personalized Learning – each student will be met at his or her own level

  • Collaborative environment – opportunity to work with peers and teachers in a constructive manner

  • Projects/ Presentations – students will participate in sharing their new found knowledge with their classmates

  • PLAY! – students will enjoy their learning through hands-on and real life experiences

  • Independent and responsible learners – students are expected to come to school prepared and communicate with their learning team

  • Respect for class, self, and others

General 5th & 6th grade expectations:

  • Students will attend school 90% of the school year

  • Students must make up missed assignments when absent/tardy

  • Students are responsible for requesting and collecting missed work

  • Students will receive letter grades based upon completion of work, projects, presentations, homework, and participation

  • Students will receive partial credit for late work

  • Students will receive Starbucks coupons when warranted

  • Students will show respect for self, environment, and others

 

Student Supplies

1 Pencil Box

1 Pkg. Notebook Paper – College Lined

3 #2 Lead Pencils (Dixon Ticonderoga)

1 Box of colored pencils

1 Pack of glue sticks                                                                             

1 Pocket Folders – Plain Front

1 pair of scissors

1 Set of Crayola Classic Markers

1 Ruler – With Inches and Centimeters

2 College Rule Composition Notebooks

Classroom Supplies (optional)

2 Large Boxes of Facial Tissue

1 Container of Disinfectant Wipes

1 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer

1 Pkg. Notebook Paper – College Lined

1 Box #2 Lead Pencils (Dixon Ticonderoga)

 

 

Important Websites-

SNACS Website:

Welcome to SNACS!

Class Communication:

https://www.classdojo.com/

Infinite Campus-Student/Parent Portal:

https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/928

Common Core State Standards:

What Parents Should Know

Prodigy Math Game:

https://www.prodigygame.com/

Helpful Social Studies Videos:

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

                                                                                                                       

Curiculum:

Students in the 5th grade will be learning about Native Americans and Explorers. Some of the topics include learning about Native Americans in Colonial America, the American Revolution, World War I, and World War II.

Students in the 6th grade will be learning about World History.  Some of the topics include learning about Ancient Egypt and the Nile River, Rome and Athens History, Mayan Civilization, and Ancient Rulers.

The students in both grades will analyze historical documents, journal write, and work in small groups for class discussions.  They will also answer questions regarding historical videos and historical works of art.  Different projects may include model building, creating brochures and comics, analyzing maps, and creating newspaper articles.