Friday, March 27, 2020

Hello. Office half-hour is from 11-11:30 today. You may check into google meet with the code “hurray4friday”. Check-in if you have any questions or need anything. However, I am answering emails from 8-5 tomorrow.

Next week is spring break. Mrs. Schertz and I will be working hard on prepping for your last 8 weeks as fifth graders!! Feel free to do extra AR reading, khan academy, writing stories or debating your parents (use evidence and logic). You could also go online for virtual museum tours, check out zoo cams or watch documentaries on US States!

The answer to the trivia is… there are various punctuation missing. It reads as if the hunter is killing humans! It could read:

  • Hunters: Please use caution when hunting. Pedestrians using walk trails.
  • Hunters, please use caution when hunting. Pedestrians using walk trails.
  • Hunters, please use caution when hunting; pedestrians using walk trails.

Thanks for all who played. Feel free to send me pictures of times you see improper grammar being used!!

The schedule for Friday the 27:

  • Bible: Pray for the school, the county, the state, and our country!
  • Language Arts:
    • Be sure your vocab and CTQ’s are done and submitted into google classroom.
    • Take the spelling test on google classroom and submit it.  
    • Take the reading test in google classroom. 
  • Math: Follow the directions on google classroom.
  • Writing: Mrs. Riggan is making a project for our memoirs. Check into the google classroom page sometime next week. 
  • Science: Do the Exit Ticket in google classroom. You may use your notes!
  • Social Studies: Watch the video and/or do the workbook lesson 2. Then do the google forms. It is due by Monday, April 6th at 8:30 AM. 
  • PE: Log your exercise
  • All AR goals are due by 5 PM May 27th for 4th quarter. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

I had fun at my office hour in google meet. There were 8 of you who showed up at one time or another! Not a lot of questions were asked, but it was nice seeing your beautiful faces! I will have another google meet today at 11, but I will only be there for a half-hour (unless there are a lot of questions). I will name this one “Hey There”! See you at 11!

Big thanks to the five of you who played today! It’s fun hearing your guesses (even though some of you are cheating a bit hahaha). If you are 12 or older, don’t go trick or treating if you are in Chesapeake City, Virginia. You will be breaking the law. You can’t wear a mask any day of the year either. So no dress-up, kids!

Today’s trivia (Grammar): What is wrong with this sign?

Image result for bad grammar signs

 

Thursday, March 26

  • Bible: Go to google classroom and take the Bible Quiz. 
  • Language Arts: 
    • Spelling: Have a parent, guardian or older sibling give you a practice spelling test. Tomorrow there will be a test google classroom! 
    • Reading: Do the CTQ’s from page 617 on a doc and submit in google classroom. Remember to label the top left corner, number your answers and give full complete sentences (capitals, periods, POQ, etc.). 
  • Math: Follow the instructions on Google Classroom
  • Writing: Finish the mozaic. Check out the video of ideas. Submit your mozaic by 5PM! 
  • Science: Do or at least watch the video of the experiment portion in google classroom. 
  • All AR goals are due by 5 PM May 27th for the 4th quarter.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I am having fewer and fewer people participate in the daily trivia! But those of us who are playing are having fun! The answer to yesterday’s trivia is Oregon! The Douglas Fir is an evergreen tree and the official state tree of Oregon!! Several of you go that correct! Congratulations.

Today’s trivia is: In what state is it illegal to trick or treat if you are over the age of twelve?

Google Meet will be up to video conference with me (and other classmates) from 11-11:30. The code to join is rigganofficehours

Here’s today’s schedule!

  • Bible: Practice your verse on your own.
    • Do page 153 in the workbook studying conflict #3.
    • Answer the prompt in google classroom about conflict #3.
  • Language Arts: 
    • Spelling: In google classroom follow the directions to make a word worksheet. 
      • Complete the worksheet and submit it by tomorrow morning. 
    • Reading: Continue working on the vocab packet.
      • Read pages 608-615. Answer the prompt in google classroom.
  • Math: Follow the instructions on Google Classroom
  • Writing: Watch the video(s). Do the assignment in google classroom. 
  • Social Studies: Read pages 181-184 and fill in the blanks. Open the forms in google classroom and answer the questions. I have a video of me reading through (and giving commentary) the lesson. Watch if you want extra information!!
  • PE: See the PE post on the science page in google classroom. Be sure you are exercising for at least 30 minutes today. Log it on the log Mrs. Coleman gave you. 
  • All AR goals are due by 5 PM May 27th for 4th quarter. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Thank you for the few of you who responded to the trivia yesterday. Some were right, some were wrong. All made me smile by your trying!! OK. The answer is Deleware. Delaware was the first state to ratify a constitution and become part of the United States of America. This took place in 1787.

Today’s trivia question: Which state has the Douglas Fir as it’s state tree? Follow up question: is a Douglas Fir an evergreen or deciduous tree?

I will be available for a google meet tomorrow between 11:00 – 11:30. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/srs-arwn-kxa
Otherwise, go to the “meet” icon in the 9box waffle at the top of your email. Then type in “rigganofficehours” into the blank. I will be there to see you and answer questions from 11-11:30 tomorrow!

Today’s schedule!

  • Bible: Copy the verse into a doc and submit into google classroom 
    • Do pages 152 in the workbook studying conflict #2.
    • Answer the prompt in google classroom about conflict #2.
  • Language Arts: 
    • Spelling: In google classroom do the spelling sort and submit it by tomorrow morning. 
    • Reading: Continue working on the vocab packet.
      • Read pages 600-607. Answer the prompt in google classroom. 
  • Math: Follow the instructions on Google Classroom
  • Writing: Watch the video. Do the worksheet to start your memoir. 
  • Science: Go to the science page in google classroom and watch the video. 
  • STEAM: Follow instructions on google classroom
  • All AR goals are due by 5 PM May 27th for 4th quarter. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

You have been doing so great! I am so proud of all you have accomplished this week. Many of you have even done a google hangout or google meet with me and it has been so good to hear from you. If you want to schedule a time to do a hangout (text chat) or meet (facetime through google) let me know. I am in a couple of meeting today, but I have time before or after. Just let me know!

Today’s trivia is: which state was the first state to ratify a constitution and thus become the first member of the newly formed United States of America? Bonus question: what date did that happen? Remember to try to answer without looking it up!! Email me your guesses! Good luck!!

  • Bible: Copy the verse from the blog into the planner.
    • Do pages 151- 152 studying Daniel’s conflict #1.  
    • Answer the prompt in google classroom about this conflict. 
  • Language Arts: 
    • Spelling: Copy the words from the blog into your planner.
    • Reading: Start the vocab packet (for page 598 words) in google classroom. 
    • Read pages 598-599. Answer the prompt in google classroom.
  • Math: Follow the instructions on Google Classroom
  • Writing: Introduction to the new unit. Watch the video, then write (according to the directions in Google Classroom)
  • Social Studies: Finish your slides. They are due by 3 PM
  • All AR goals are due by 5 PM May 27th for 4th quarter. Start reading!!

Quarter 4. Week 1. March23-27, 2020

WOW!! We did it! We not only did a full week of remote learning (successfully, I might add), but we’ve made it 75% of the way through the school year! You are almost done with fifth grade! That is either a happy thought or a sad thought. For me, it is always sad. But this year so much more so since I am already missing you all so much!!

OK. Trivia question for yesterday was what two words make up the word “smog” and why did we use those two words. Those of you who emailed were all correct! Congratulations! Yes, smog is smoke plus fog. The smoke gets caught in our fog and creates a layer of “smog”. Good job. Check out the blog on Monday for that day’s trivia!!

Check the blog Monday at 8 Am for the daily schedule. Meanwhile, here’s the Bible Verse and spelling list for this week! There aren’t any bonus words until we get back to class. Sorry!

Bible Verse this week: 

Daniel 2:20-21 (NIV)

20“Praise be to the name of God forever and ever;
    wisdom and power are his.
21 He changes times and seasons;
    he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
    and knowledge to the discerning.

 

Spelling List Unit 5 Week 4:

    1. sadness
    2. harmless
    3. fearless
    4. foolishness
    5. fondness
    6. effortless
    7. fierceness
    8. forgiveness
    9. hopeless
    10. meaningless
    11. gladness
    12. emptiness
    13. needless
    14. weakness
    15. bottomless
    16. motionless
    17. darkness
    18. ceaseless
    19. fullness
    20. stillness

 

Friday, March 20, 2020

You are almost there. You have almost finished a full week or remote learning. I know I am missing you all, but I am so amazingly proud of you all. You have been kind and helpful to each other. You have completed all of your work on time. You are such an amazing group of kids!

Trivia answer: Alabama. Alabama has decided that they need to put in the law books that it is illegal to drive while blindfolded. Crazy, right? Shouldn’t that be a law everywhere? Please don’t let your parents drive blindfolded!!

Today’s trivia question: California has a lot of smog. Smog is a compound word. What two words were put together to make the word “smog” and why use those two words?

Here’s today’s schedule!

Friday 20

  • Bible: Pray for the school, the county, the state, and our country!
  • Spelling: Take the test on google classroom and submit it. 
  • Reading: 
    • Take the reading test in google classroom. 
    • Be sure your vocab and CTQ’s are done and submitted into google classroom.
  • Math: Follow the directions on google classroom.
  • Writing: Finish your opinion essay and submit in google classroom. 
  • Science: 
    • Watch the last of Mrs. Riggan’s videos. 
    • Then do the Exit Ticket in google classroom. You may use your notes!
  • Social Studies: 
    • Take the final test. Submit it in google classroom. 
    • Work on your project. It is due by Monday 3 PM
  • Log your exercise. PE would be today!!!
  • All AR goals are due by 5 PM tonight for this quarter. Otherwise, start reading for next quarter.