• Week of October 3rd

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 10/4/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Week of October 3rd

     

    Hello!

     

    This week in math we will begin our study of long division.  Student as a whole did well on their multiplication CFA, and we will continue to visit this skill in a variety of ways, and include orders of operation.  We will also continue our fluency study within IXL, and through Daily Math.

     

    In language arts students will take their compare and contrast CFA on Thursday, October 7.  They will continue to work on their informational essay, Vertebrae’s, and begin studying opinion essays in stretch. 

     

    In science we will continue our study of volcanoes and erosion, and in social studies we will continue our study of early exploration.

     

    Have a great week, and please continue to encourage your student to read at least twenty minutes each day, and practice on IXL daily.

     

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Korologos

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  • Week of September 27

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 9/25/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Week of September 27th

     

    Hello!

     

    This week students will continue their study of multiplication focusing on irregular shapes to find volume and dissecting multistep story problems.  This will be done in class within a variety of practice activities, lessons, and practice including IXL.  

     

    In language arts this week we will continue our study of compare and contrast through mini unit lessons, writing compare and contrast paragraphs, and applying this skill within reading a variety of passages.  They will also practice this skill on IXL, and the appropriate skills have been assigned.   Students will also extend and reteach during tier 3 sequencing.  Students will also begin writing their first informational essay by themselves this week.   It will be describing vertebrates-and their information is based on three provided texts.

     

    In science we will continue our study of erosion, as well as volcanoes-eventually moving to earthquakes.

     

    Have a great week, and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.  Please remember to have your student read at least 20 minutes each night and practice their assigned skills on IXL at home.

     

    Thank you-

    Mrs. Korologos

     

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  • Week of September 20

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 9/19/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Week of September 20

    Hello!

     

    Thanks for all the sponsors and support regarding our Fun Run last week-the kids had a fun time participating.  This week in language arts we are focusing on our essential skill compare and contrast.  This will be taught and practice through mini-units, social studies, and even science related articles.  We will also work on finishing our first informational essay that we are working together on-providing appropriate modeling and expectation related to citations.

     

    In math we will continue our study of multiplication, including volume.   Students will practice the new skills, as well as spiral review previously learned skills.   Tier 2 this week will consist of orders of operation, where students will both relearn and be challenged according to their skill levels.

     

    In science we will continue our study of volcanoes and move towards earthquakes.  

     

    In social studies we will begin our study of early explorers.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Thank you,

     

    Mrs. Korologos

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  • Week of September 13

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 9/12/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Week of September 13th

    Hello,

     

    This week in math we will begin our study of multiplication using standard algorithm.  We will continue to review orders of operation, as well as continue our practice of place value.  Student should practice the assigned skills on IXL nightly, this will help solidify their learning of specific skills.

     

    In language arts we will continue our informational writing as a class regarding how water changes the Earth’s surface, which should be complete by the end of this week.  We will also continue our study of sequencing, with students taking their CFA on Friday.   Students will also continue their ongoing fluency practice and grammar study.

     

    In science we will continue our study of volcanoes, and we will begin our study of the early explorers.  Students will also have their science reaction time on Tuesday, which includes rotations all day with a variety of activities.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Mrs. Korologos

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  • Week of September 6th

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 9/5/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Week of September 6th

    Hello,

     

    This week in English we will continue our study of sequencing and finish our informational writing essay about how water changes the Earth’s surface. 

     

    In math we will continue our study of order of operation including powers of 10 and substitution using a variable.   Students will take their first CFA this coming Friday, September 10.

     

    In science we will continue our study of Earth, finishing up Volcanoes.   In social studies we will finish up Early Native Americans and move to our study of Early Explorers.

     

    Please have your student read at least twenty minutes each day, and practice previously learned skills on IXL.  Also, students received their Fun Run documents on Friday, please help them raise money for our school.  

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Mrs. Korologos

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  • Week of August 30

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 8/28/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Week of August 30

     

     

    Hello,

     

    Last week students completed their first paragraph response-written and edited by students.  Students also focused on writing in stretch, incorporating evidence from a provided text along with an analysis and conclusion.  We also finished our place value review focus and ended the week with a multiplication review, including standard algorithm.  Students were also able to study the scientific method within several activities and an experiment.

     

    This week in math we will focus on orders of operation.  In English we will continue our focus on sequencing, and writing using evidence.  We will begin our first informational essay as a class, which includes me modeling how to write and cite correctly.  This will provide students an opportunity to see how to include text evidence within their writing, while providing an opportunity to write together and see the patterns in writing.  In science we will begin our study of volcanos, and continue our social studies focus on early explorers.

     

    Please have your students read at least twenty-minutes each night and practice on IXL.  I have given all students a card with their password and login, so they are able to login and practice assigned activities at home.

     

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Korologos

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  • Week of August 23rd

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 8/21/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Week of August 23rd

    Hello!

     

    We had a great first week of school, learning rules, expectations, and content.   The students are ready and willing to learn, meet new friends, and enjoy each other.  Thank you for the donated supplies, and support for your children!

     

    This week we will have DIBELS testing on Monday.   We will continue our daily routines, and in math continue our focus on place value.  This includes dissecting numbers into expanded form, word form, and determining place value within story problems/riddles.  Students will continue their IXL diagnostics and practice place value in this platform.  They do have access at home to this resource.

     

    In language arts we will continue reading informational texts and focus on written responses with citations.  Students will focus on grammar including parts of speech and will begin informational writing.  They will also incorporate their language arts skills within our first social studies unit-Early Native American Indians.  Students will continue their daily self-starts and weekly reading fluency activities.

     

    In science we will begin with the scientific method.  This will be done through a reading activity, videos, and eventually a quick hands-on learning activity.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Mrs. Korologos

     

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  • First Week of School

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 8/14/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Week of August 16-First Week of School

     

    This week will be a week of get to know you, rules and expectations, and review.  It is a great time to set up expectations of learning, behaviors, rules and expectations as individuals and a class regarding their learning, behaviors, and their examples as fifth graders. 

     

    We will have all specials this week-except for Monday (library), due to an assembly they will have with Mrs. Discher.  We will also start BTS art this week, and begin learning our daily academic routines, along with our digital platforms and curriculum.  Student will take a small math assessment, so I have a brief overview of their abilities and understanding related to specific concepts. 

     

    Thank you for those you were able to attend Back to School night.   Remember to return all documents that need a signature, which include movies document, student disclosure statement, and library disclosure.  I look forward to a great year of learning, fun, and development.

     

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Korologos

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  • Welcome

    Posted by Melinda Korologos on 8/5/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Hello!


    My name is Mrs. Korologos, and I am your fifth-grade teacher this year.  I hope you had a great summer!  I am very excited for this school year, and have many fun activities planned within our learning of math, social studies, reading, and science.


    I have made great progress in getting our room ready for Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 12th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  I hope that you and your parents will be able to attend so I can meet you.  If you could please email me at melinda.korologos@wasatch.edu prior to Back-to-School Night and let me know what name you would like to be called at school (example: Samuel-Sam)-it would be much appreciated.


    School begins on Monday, August 16 with the first bell ringing at 8:40 am.  Our lunch is from 12:10-12:50 p.m. and the bus dismissal bell rings at 2:20 p.m. on Mondays and 3:20 p.m. the rest of the week.  The walker/car bell rings at 2:25 on Monday and 3:25 the rest of the week.


    I cannot wait to hear all about your summer adventures you experienced!  Please come to school with a smile and big expectations for the best year ever!  I look forward to seeing you soon.

    The following supplies are suggested for you/your student: inexpensive earbuds/headphone, pencils, glue sticks, and dry erase white board markers, and any other supplies they want (crayons, marker).  There is no need for a notebook or binder, as these will be provided for each student.  Also, please label your student’s personal supplies with a Sharpie when possible. 


    For more information you can go to my teacher page on Old Mill Elementary Schools web page, here is the direct link Mrs. Korologos.  I also have set up an Instagram page that is private for parents only-here is the link-korologosfifthgrade, ask to join and I will approve you.   I will post weekly happenings on my weekly update page under my teacher page, which will provide parents with an overview of their students learning-I will also post this on the Instagram page.


    Thank you,
    Mrs. Korologos

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