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il_214x170-804378876_1wku2Welcome to 5th Grade! Mrs. Delmonte and Mrs. Salamone excited to take this journey with you. Please feel free to contact us at fdelmonte@dwcaonline.org and
msalamone@dwcaonline.org.

Resources
– Scholastic Book Wizard for Book Levels
Social Studies State Standards and Curriculum

 

Daily Homework: 4/11

Math: Complete pages 455 & 456 in Go Math Workbook.

Science:

ELA: Grammar Worksheet.

Social Studies: 

Spanish: Play on Quizlette.

 

 

 

Bi -Weekly Letters:

                2/10/17

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Much to their dismay, the majority of students made it to school this morning despite the ice and cold. While school is open today, both Valentine’s Day dances this weekend have been cancelled. Next week is a full week followed by a full week off for winter break (2/20-2/24)!!!

 

Math:

We are moving through chapter 4 quickly. The chapter test will be given next Thursday 2/16. I will hold extra help each morning Tuesday-Thursday from 7:20am to 7:50am and during lunch/recess Monday and Tuesday. Students should come with specific questions in the areas they are struggling with. In our next chapter (5), we will continue working with decimals but move on to division.

Please be sure to sign your child’s math notebook!

Science:

We are now in our inventions unit. This unit includes several big projects. Students will learn about simple machines, inventions, and inventors. The first project they will complete is for our invention convention. Working in groups of 4, students will pick an invention and improve upon its design in both practicality and enjoyment. They will be required to do research on their invention and write a detailed research report. Students will then present their projects at the culminating Invention Convention (date TBD). We will then study inventors through the ages and the history of technology. Students will again, have a research project on the inventor of their choosing. Considering how awesome their biome projects turned out, I am looking forward to seeing these finished products!!!

Even though we have been primarily out of packets this unit, please look through your child’s notebook and sign it.

 

ELA:

We have finished reading our biography of Jackie Robinson and the students have reviewed the book over the course of the last week in class and for homework. Today we completed our final review of the packet we have used to study. The assessment will consist of a few multiple choice questions and several short written response questions. The questions will be texted based so, the students will be allowed to use the book Promises To Keep to help them answer the questions.

Due to scheduling conflicts and the snow day, the students will take the Jackie Robinson assessment on Tuesday. I wanted to allow enough time to answer questions and complete the review. This will enable the students to do their best.

 

 

Social Studies:

We have completed our study of human rights and the UDHR. Due to the snow day, I did not give the social studies assessment essay today. Instead, we reviewed the practice essays that we worked on together in class and then the students completed it at home yesterday. The students will take the assessment on Monday. It consists of an article/text that describes a family that had their human rights violated and how the people in the text responded. Students will read the article, identify and describe the human rights that were challenged and apply a specific UDHR Article that applies to the challenge. They will use text evidence from the article to explain how the family responded to the human rights challenges they experienced.  There will also be five multiple choice questions based on the reading of the article. Students will be able to use their practice essay as a guide and the copy of all 30 UDHR Articles.

The next unit we will be studying is Canada. We will explore the geography using maps that reflect the varied climate zones, landforms, bodies of water, and natural resources. Our study will include examining regions of Canada. Students will analyze key cultural characteristics, such as languages, religions, and contributions. Government will be examined. These are just some of the topics that will be covered in our study of Canada.

After a curriculum review with Administration and the fifth grade team, it was decided and approved by Principal LaForgia there will be a shift in the next units of study. In ELA we will read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Please make sure that the book is brought to school no later than Tuesday, February 14th. The novel was listed on the fifth grade supply list. The big ideas and key understandings of the novel are to survive in nature, bravery, and persistence must prevail. The setting of the novel is Canada and relates to our next unit of study in social studies.  Some of the skills that will be covered are vocabulary, to quote accurately from a text explicitly and when inferring, determine and support theme, explain relationships and interactions between individuals, events or concepts.

 

Have fun in the snow!

Best,

Mrs. Delmonte & Mrs. Salamone

 

 

 

1/27/17

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

There is a lot going on at DWCA this month. For starters, next week is Catholic Schools Week. We kick off the week with mass at 10:00am on Sunday at St. Anastasia followed by brunch and Open House from 11:00am – 2:00pm. I invite you all to come check out some of the things your kids have been up to. On Monday, you are also welcome to come sit in on classes from 9:30am – 11:00am. Please note, however, that 5-1 will be in STEM from 9:15am to 10:15am. So, come see us down in the lab. Please see the attached schedule for the rest of the week’s fun activities. Please make sure that your kids come dressed appropriately all week, especially on Pajama Day. On Sport Jersey Day, students must wear their uniform if they are not going to wear a sport jersey!

On a more serious note, next Friday is first Friday mass and a 12 noon dismissal. Progress reports will also be mailed home next Friday 2/3, so please keep an eye out for them in the mail and contact the office if you do not receive it.

Math:

We are finished with chapter three. Tests have been graded and returned to students. They need to get them signed, make corrections, and return them to Mrs. Delmonte no later than Monday 1/30. We will be starting chapter 4, which deals with multiplying decimals, on Monday. It is only an eight lesson chapter, so it will not take long to get through.

Please note, students will be bringing home their math workbook and notebook every other Friday, in conjunction with the bi-weekly letters. There will be a piece of paper taped into the front cover of the notebook with a place for you to sign and date indicating that you have looked through it. I will communicate with you what lessons should have been completed so that you can browse through your child’s workbook and see how they are doing. You will find Learning Targets, Problems of the Day, and work for problems in the workbook in their notebooks. The work they do in their workbooks will be contingent upon the lesson, time constraints, and the way it is received by the students. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the work your child is doing, please reach out as soon as possible.

 

Science:

We are wrapping up our unit on Biomes. Students have been exploring the 5 major terrestrial biomes of the world through video and by reading and taking short quizzes on each. Students are also researching one, assigned, biome and creating a “Biome Brochure”. The brochure project entailed research on the biome, research on an animal of their choice that lives in their biome, and writing a research paper describing their biome. Students then presented their research to the class in an oral presentation. The brochures turned out exceptionally well, I was very impressed with all of the hard work and enthusiasm from the students. Come check them out during Open House. Our next topic will be on inventors and inventions. Students will work on improving an invention to be displayed at the invention convention (tentatively scheduled for March 2nd).

Along the same lines as the math notebook and workbook going home, I will also be sending home the science notebook every other week for you to review. There will be a sheet taped into the front cover of the notebook with a place for you to sign and date. You should find science class notes and STEM notes as the content goes hand in hand. You will not find many class notes from the last few weeks in their notebook as we have been working out of a packet throughout the biome unit.

 

ELA:

We are close reading the biography Promises to Keep by Sharon Robinson in which she describes and share the memories of her father, Jackie Robinson. Through our readings and discussions, the students are learning a great detail about this talented man, his accomplishments in breaking the color barrier in baseball, his victories in business and civil rights.

The next novel we will be reading is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine I’Engle. If your child has not brought the novel to school as of yet, please have them bring it in by February 3rd.

 

Studies:

The students are completely emerged in social studies and our current unit of study. We have closely discussed and analyzed specific articles of human rights list in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). During our study, we are making connections and relating articles that have been violated to novels we read and our current reading of Promises to Keep. Many past and present events in history have been applied to articles that were broken in the UDHR. The fifth graders have done a wonderful job at this! Currently, the children are working on a project in which they self-selected an article from the UDHR to describe, explain, and examine along with an illustration that depicts the article they selected. The students selected their own article to analyze based on the importance to them.

Our next unit of study will be the Industrial Revolution.

 

 

We hope to see you all on Sunday!

Best,

Mrs. Delmonte & Mrs. Salamone

 

                1/12/17

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone had a joyous and restful Christmas break! January is here and with it, many exciting events. First, as if we didn’t just have ten days off, this weekend is a four day weekend. Students have off Friday 1/13 for a professional development day and Monday 1/16 for Martin Luther King Day. Next Friday 1/20 is a Student Council Dress Down Day and the last week of the month is Catholic School Week! So, there are lots of fun things coming up! On a more serious note, Progress Reports get mailed home on Friday February 3rd. Please make sure you sign and send them in with your child to be returned to their respective homeroom teacher.

 

Math:

We are half way through chapter three. Students took their mid-chapter assessment on Wednesday to determine how well they have learned the material in the first half of the chapter. This chapter has been all about decimals. Going forward, we will apply our knowledge of decimals to real life scenarios such as, how to manage money. Keep an eye out for a chapter test announcement.

 

Science:

We have jumped into our unit on biomes. Students will be placed into groups and each group will be assigned a biome to research. Within each group, each student will be responsible for accumulating information on one particular aspect of their biome. Groups will then collaborate to create a presentation on their biome and present it to the rest of the class. Additionally, every student will write a research paper on their biome and construct a “Biome Brochure” in which the paper will be displayed. Students will be provided with informational packets on their biome to work out of, however, they are encouraged to look elsewhere (library, internet etc…) to collect information as well. Some of this work will be assigned as homework, but the majority of the work will be done in class. Please check the class page for updates as this project progresses.

 

ELA:

We have started reading the biography Promises to Keep by Sharon Robinson. The biography which is written by baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s daughter, details his life as the first African American to play in the major leagues. Some aspects we will focus on are the informational nonfiction text features, elements of biographies, identifying major events, challenges, and accomplishments. Students will connect this text to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), examining the challenges and struggles Jackie Robinson faced and identifying how his basic human rights were violated. This text directly connects to our social studies unit.

 

 

Social Studies:

Our new unit of study in social studies focuses on basic human rights and studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights known as the UDHR. Through close examination, students will learn about big ideas like “What are human rights?’ “What lessons can we learn about human rights through literature and life”?

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Best,

Mrs. Delmonte & Mrs. Salamone

12/15/16

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Christmas break is upon us – finally! But, before we say goodbye, there is still a lot to do. Tonight is the Christmas show at St. Francis Prep at 7pm. Please make sure your child is dressed in a plain white shirt, dark pants, hat, and scarf. If tonight’s performance is anything like what we got to preview at Wednesday’s dress rehearsal, then you are all in for a treat! Next week, we have full days Monday through Thursday. Monday and Wednesday will be the final two days of the student council/Pope Francis Society bake sale. Tuesday evening is the Christmas Band Concert in Bayside at 7pm for both campuses. Wednesday is our Christmas Liturgy, also at St. Roberts at 10:30am. Thursday afternoon we will have a small Christmas celebration before sending off our blossoming 5th graders for a long and well deserved Christmas break.

Christmas break packets will be distributed no later than Monday 12/19 in both Math and ELA. They are being sent home early to try and accommodate anyone who may be traveling over the holiday and will therefore be unable to complete the work. If you have questions or concerns regarding the packets please reach out to the appropriate teach (Mrs. Delmonte for math and Mrs. Salamone for ELA) as soon as possible. Now, here is what’s going on in the classroom…

Math:

We are finished with chapter two. Students took their exams yesterday in class. There was a good turnout for most of the extra help sessions I held early in the morning and during lunch. Thank you to all those parents who made the effort to get their child here, and, even more so to those students who took the initiative to come during lunch and recess. In chapter three we will explore how to work with decimals. The break packet being sent home with be review work from chapter one and two, so, no one should have a problem completing it.

Science:

We will be wrapping up our unit on plants very soon. Students should expect a quiz on plant anatomy and lifecycle, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and transpiration next Thursday 12/22. After plants, we will begin exploring the biomes of the world. In conjunction with the plant unit and the biome unit, I am working on setting up a field trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for some time in January.

 

ELA:

ELA has been such a joy watching the children dig deep into our character study of Esperanza from our novel. We are just about finished. The last chapter the students will read this weekend will leave them bursting with conversations. Our readers will be assessed based on their comprehension of the novel and the skills we focused on such as figurative language next week on December 21st through writing.  Upon our return from the Christmas break we will begin reading Promises To Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America By Sharon Robinson. Please make sure that your child has the book when we return back to school in January. The students will be sent home with work to complete relating to the book and our social studies unit. We will focus on human rights. Our ELA reading and social studies unit will focus on this topic and the study of the Declaration of Human Rights.

Social Studies:

We are completing our unit of the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica and the students will be assessed on December 20th. After the break, our focus in social studies will incorporate the readings from ELA and how the characters’ human rights were violated. Students will examine what human rights, how they are upheld, are and what is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. *The work being sent home over the break will focus on these issues.

Lastly, please make sure that your child returns from the break well stocked with supplies. Pencils, erasers, glue, etc… seems to disappear at a remarkable rate around here. Ask your child what they need. They will be able to tell you. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best,

Mrs. Delmonte & Mrs. Salamone

12/5/16

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Happy December! Wow, it is hard to believe that it’s already December. Hopefully everyone had a restful and very Happy Thanksgiving. As we move into this Christmas season there are lots of events going on in the DWCA community. Today, Monday December 5th report cards will be sent home and parent teacher conferences will take place from 5pm to 8pm. Tomorrow, Tuesday December 6th, is a half day and parent teacher conferences will take place from 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm.

As if that isn’t enough to digest, school will be closed this Thursday December 8th in observance of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Then, Friday the 9th is a Student Council Dress Down Day. The following Friday is the Christmas show at St. Francis Prep high School at 7pm. Notices went home regarding tickets for the show. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so please let us know if you haven’t received the ticket order form. As outfits for the show, students should all wear a white shirt, dark pants, and a winter hat and scarf. Finally, Christmas break will begin on Friday the 23rd.

Math:

We are well into chapter to of the Go Math workbook. Chapter two is all about division. Students should expect a chapter two test within the next 10 school days. Every student will have a review before the exam which we will go over thoroughly in class. They should be studying directly from this review as types of questions and the formatting will be very similar to that of the actual test. If you have any questions as to what students should be studying please reach out to me.

Science:

We have switched gears slightly and have moved into our unit on plants. So far, we have studied the different parts of a plant and their functions. Next, we will discuss plant physiology and lifecycles. In conjunction with our studies in the classroom, we have planted radish seeds to firsthand the life cycle of a flowering plant. They are thriving in our classroom. We are also running an experiment to see if we can bring a dying plant back to life. We are using compost columns that we created to make nutrient rich soil to add to the plants potting soil.

 

ELA:

The students are emerged and exploding with amazing insights about our reading of the novel Esperanza Rising. Students are expected to read the assigned pages for homework and complete any comprehension questions or tasks. The students must bring their novel back and forth to school each day along with any homework. If they do not have their materials, they are not prepared for the lesson that day and the class reading. We are focusing on many skills such as comprehension, understanding vocabulary, making inferences, determining the meaning of literal and figurative language, and studying how our main character’s life is changing. This novel is Historical Fiction and in order to support the students’ understanding of the time period we have read about and continue to read about the Great Depression, immigration, and migrant farm workers.

 

Social Studies:

Students are working on their culminating projects on Mesoamerica and the ancient civilizations of the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas. They are making brochures on one of the three civilizations using their notes and research.

Have a restful weekend!

Best,

Mrs. Delmonte & Mrs. Salamone

11/10/16

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Happy November! The Holiday season is officially in full swing as is evident when you walk into stores or watch commercials on the television. As most of you know, this time of year is busy at DWCA. Here are a few upcoming events and reminders…

First, all students have off this Friday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. All students will also have Monday November 14th off as the faculty will be immersed in a professional development day. The next student dress down day will be on Friday the 18th, so please look out for that notice coming home in the next few days! The following week, both classes will come together for a small Thanksgiving celebration on Tuesday, November 22nd. Wednesday the 23rd will be a half day and school will be closed Thursday and Friday the 24th and 25th for Thanksgiving break.

On another note, we are asking that you send your student in with three new marble notebooks by Wednesday the 16th of November. In examining students’ notebooks, we have noticed that they are struggling to adequately take notes. This is affecting their ability to recall information, study for tests and quizzes, and perform to the best of their ability. We, as a grade level team, have decided to implement new notetaking strategies and introduce a more structured format for taking notes in order to ensure your students’ success. By doing this, we hope to build a foundation for them to eventually develop a method of notetaking that is effective for them as individuals.  We wish to start this with a fresh notebook in science, social studies, and ELA. If you have any questions or comments regarding this, please reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Math:

All students should have received their chapter one test grades and returned them with a parent’s signature. If you have not seen your child’s math test please contact me ASAP. We are now in chapter two of the Go Math workbook which focusses primarily on division.

I have noticed that some students are not necessarily doing the assigned homework. There are times when I ask students to complete only a portion of the homework page in the workbook. This is because some lessons span two or even three days and they are not prepared to do certain sections of the homework. Please do not have your child go beyond what I assign as this will compromise their having homework the next day and also their understanding of certain concepts. If you have questions or concerns about homework please email me.

Science:

We are wrapping up our unit on cells. Students did a great job creating their 3-D cell models. Grades for these were returned a few days ago and students can now bring their models home if they choose to. There will be a culminating quiz on cells on Wednesday November 16th. Students should be studying their notes, structure/function worksheet, functions within an animal/plant cell worksheets and photosynthesis worksheet. Students can also take home the textbook which we have been working out of if they so choose – they just need to ask! If you need more guidance as to what your child should be studying please let me know.

 

ELA:

The students are emerged and exploding with amazing insights about our reading of the novel Esperanza Rising. Students are expected to read the assigned pages for homework and complete any comprehension questions or tasks. The students must bring their novel back and forth to school each day along with any homework. If they do not have their materials, they are not prepared for the lesson that day and the class reading. We are focusing on many skills such as comprehension, understanding vocabulary, making inferences, determining the meaning of literal and figurative language, and studying how our main character’s life is changing. This novel is Historical Fiction and in order to support the students’ understanding of the time period we have read about and continue to read about the Great Depression, immigration, and migrant farm workers.

Social Studies: We are studying Mesoamerica and the ancient civilizations of the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas. Our focus has been on the three civilizations government, religion, daily life, and achievements. We have been practicing note taking skills and organizing our information.

Have a restful weekend!

Best,

Mrs. Delmonte & Mrs. Salamone

 

10/21/16

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Well, we made it through Terra Nova Testing, and things are getting back to normal. Here are some updates on the goings on around here…

Last week, we voted for school council positions and Jacklyn Coglianese was elected as school council secretary. We also voted on class representatives in our respective homerooms. In 5-1, Katelynn Castrillon and Dominick Cofresi were nominated. In 5-2, Jenelle Steele and Eoin McBride were nominated. Congratulations to all! The next big school event is the Halloween Dance on Friday October 28th, here at the Douglaston campus in Father Smith Hall from 7pm-10pm. It is a $20 admission fee which includes pizza, a DJ, and prizes. The deadline to sign up for the dance has been extended to Tuesday October 25th. So, if you have not yet signed up and would like your child to attend, please send in the money. On Monday, Halloween itself, students are permitted to dress in Halloween colors (black, orange, purple, green). We will also have a small in class celebration complete with treats and a spooky science experiment. Lastly, please do not forget that we are all off on Friday November 11th for Veterans Day.

Math:

We are nearing the end of chapter one so please look out for an announcement regarding a chapter one test date in next week’s homework. Despite having a review in class before the test, students should start reviewing concepts from the beginning of the chapter. We covered – place value, the properties of algebra, powers of 10 and exponents, multiplication patterns, multiplying by 1 & multi-digit numbers, solving division through multiplication, numerical expressions, and grouping symbols.

Science:

We have moved into a unit on plant and animal cells. We have been comparing and contrasting the various structures and their functions in each cell. Students will be creating their own 3-Dimensional cell models in class. Please see the parent/student letter sent home Friday afternoon with your student for more detailed information regarding this project (also attached to this email). Next, we will touch on cellular respiration and photosynthesis as a lead up to our unit on plants and plant systems. Before we do jump into plants, however, we will have a test on cells during the first week of November.

ELA& Social Studies:

Now that Terra Nova testing is over, we are launching our unit on Esperanza Rising in ELA. All students should have their own copy of the novel at this point. The background of this novel ties in very closely with our social studies unit about Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Some of the big ideas that both subjects will focus are – What are human rights? What lessons can we learn about human rights through literature and life? And, how can we tell powerful stories about people’s experiences?

Have a restful weekend!

Best,

Mrs. Delmonte & Mrs. Salamone

10/7/16

 

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Wow, it is hard to believe that September is already behind us! Over the course of our first month of school, your 5th graders have been adjusting to the transition from 4th grade. They will be taking on a lot more responsibility this year with the addition of moving between classrooms for math/science and ELA/social studies. We, as co-teachers, have tried to align classroom procedures and expectations to make everything as uniform as possible. It is exciting to see your children grow and accept these responsibilities. Here is a little about what is going on in each class…

 

Math:

Once again, this year, we will be using the Go Math curriculum. We are just past the half way point in chapter one, so, you should expect a chapter test sometime before the next bi-weekly letter. The exact date will be posted on the class website as well as written in your child’s daily planner. So far we have covered – place value, the properties of addition and multiplication, powers of ten and exponents, and multiplying by single digit numbers. Today, we started multiplying by multi-digit numbers. Lastly, Students were given multiplication flash cards that they should be studying once until they are able to recall all of the cards from memory.

Science:

We started the year, as we do every year, discussing the scientific method. We introduced new terms and ideas, building on their knowledge of the scientific method from previous grades. Even though the students have already been quizzed on the scientific method, we will be working on developing their understanding of scientific method concepts all year long. They will continually be tested on their understanding through project based assessments as well as tests and quizzes. We are now moving onto studying the structure of life including – structure and function, plant and animal cells, cell processes, and tissues, organs, and systems. We are working in conjunction with Mr. Signorello using microscopes to investigate live specimens of paramecium. This will enhance the students understanding of cells and living organisms.

ELA:

The fifth grade is currently learning about figurative language in ELA. The students are enjoying the creative aspect of identifying and creating their own examples. As we continue the students will encounter various types of figurative language and imagery in their readings through the year. This work is ongoing and reviewed. Reading should take place daily for a minimum of thirty minutes. We have begun responding to daily reading at home by using a reading response prompt that is due each Friday.

Social Studies:

Students are reviewing maps skills and geography in social studies. We have been discussing how maps are useful for many different purposes. Geography concepts and vocabulary have been an important aspect to our studies.

Just a reminder that next week Terra Nova testing will take place Tuesday through Friday. Please make sure your child is getting adequate sleep at night and eating a good breakfast before they come to school. They should have plenty of sharpened pencils and erasers. They will be permitted to keep a water bottle and small healthy snack with them during testing as these days tend to be draining. Also, do not expect much in the way of homework as we want the focus to be on the testing. If you have any questions please feel free to email one or both of us.

Have a wonderful Columbus Day Weekend!

Best,

Mrs. Delmonte & Mrs. Salamone

HOMEWORK 3-3-17

Posted on March 3, 2017

Read 1 hour
ELA: Read chapters 2 and 3 of Hatchet. In your reading response notebook describe 2 important events – one from each chapter and explain why you think these two events are important.
Bring Hatchet back to school on Monday. Don’t forget!

Homework Archive

Posted on January 27, 2017

Daily Homework: 1/23

Math:  Get the math test signed and make corrections.

ELA:

Reading Response due on Wednesday/Thursday

Science:

Social Studies: Finish UDHR assignment.

Spanish:

First Week of School Letter, 5-1 & 5-2, Douglaston

Posted on September 10, 2016

Dear 5th Grade Families,
As we know, fifth grade represents a big change for our students. Students are navigating through the
transition as fourth graders to fifth graders, and at times there are challenges to overcome. Over the past
several weeks students were given quizzes in both of their classes. Many students approached this
challenge and found success, but some did not. It is important that students do not get discouraged by
these challenges, but work on different strategies to improve.

In the classroom, we:
-Go over the topics to be assessed
-Practice the ideas and concepts in various ways
-Approach classes with time for individual practice, whole class lessons, and cooperative learning
-Give opportunities for students to ask questions

At home, students can:
-Go over notes and examples from class
-Practice with homework
-Write down any further questions to ask
-Check out online resources and the school website
-Contact the teachers when the obstacle seems too difficult

The recent quizzes that we have given are just a part of the student’s overall grade for the classes. In
addition to formal tests and quizzes, students will:
-be assessed informally through teacher circulation and observations
-engage in various hands-on projects
-apply their skills to real-world applications

These are just some of the tools that the students, parents, and teachers may use to help students approach
new ideas and concepts with their best foot forward. The school website is an invaluable tool to see
assignments, and online review. Please feel free to contact us at fdelmonte@dwcaonline.org and
msalamone@dwcaonline.org with any questions or concerns. We want the best for our students, and we
want each student to have the opportunity to succeed.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Delmonte and Mrs. Salamone

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