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Class Tag Phone App for Parent - Teacher Communication

Dear Families,

Many of you have received an email, asking you to join "ClassTag". ClassTag is a classroom events management and parent involvement app that you can download to your phone. The parent teacher conference schedule times will be found here in the future. Please email me your best email, if you have not received the invitation to join and be sure to check your spam/junk folder. This will be our primary source of classroom information and updates, but you can always check the blog for the student weekly calendar overview, known as the Peek of the Week. 

You can download the app for your phone or tablet by searching for ClassTag or by following this link:
http://help.classtag.com/23184-for-teachers/209094-how-can-i-download-classtag-apps


5th Grade Online Learning with Ms. Birchall

¨Minds Grow Here¨

Perseverance, Integrity, and Rising to the Challenge to Instill a Growth Mindset

Dear Parents and Students,

    Welcome to Ms. Birchall's 2020-2021, 5th grade online learning class! It has been so much fun to get to meet all of you via phone calls and our Google Meets! We have an exciting curriculum this year! Fifth grade will be an adventure of learning and exploring our world through U.S History, foundational skills in math to prepare for future success, Writer's Workshop, Earth & Space, Life, and Physical Science, A.R. reading, spelling for language acquisition, and of course reading across across the curriculum. 

    One of my specialties and passions for teaching is student differentiation in mathematics. Students will be placed in appropriate leveled groups by the use of the following data points: SBAC, MAP, and MobyMax placement. This will allow students to be challenged at their independent level and to help them reach their fullest potential in math. The group names that you will hear are Seahawk, Gold, and Blue. Students will have the opportunity to change group levels based on student data and performance. 

    Please look forward to online Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 15th at 5:30 - 6:00pm. Simply join the Google Meet by clicking on the link found on your child´s Google Classroom banner. 

    As a fifth grader you can expect to develop ownership of your classroom by participation in online learning through class meetings and small groups. 

Fifth grade is an exciting year, as students are gaining learning to gain more independence for their own learning routines and structure. By this time you probably know your child as a student, but even more importantly they will begin to know themselves and the differences they can make to increase their own learning outcomes. This year, we will continue to instill an internal locus of control in education and behavior across the board. 

    Parent communication will be found on our Class Tag web page that you have been invited to join. Please be sure to download the app to your cell phone to stay up to date with important announcements. This is where I will send out information and organize Parent/Teacher Conferences. The best way to contact me is always by email: brittany_birchall@pvusd.net.  It has been such a pleasure to speak with all of your. I am truly looking forward to a fun and exciting year of online learning!

~ Ms. Birchall