Welcome to 5th Grade South here at Louisville Elementary School! I'm Mrs. Simon and I teach Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies. My teaching career began at North Canton Middle School, where I taught Advanced 7th Grade Reading and Language Arts. I then stayed home with my children for many years. I have been teaching in Louisville for the past 9 years and there's no other place I'd rather be!
My husband and I live in Louisville with our two daughters and two dogs. My daughter Megan is in the 11th grade, and Lauren is in the 9th grade. I love to read, garden, cook, craft, and spend time with family and friends.
I have always wanted to be a teacher and feel very blessed to work with my students. I have a passion for reading and my goal is to make each child not only a better reader, but to find the joy in reading!
Success at school is a true partnership between parents and teacher. I want your child to be the best that he or she can be. Please feel free to contact me at anytime at 875-1177, ext. 3525, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Nine Weeks AR Goals-
Students need to reach their individual point goal and have at least an 80% comprehension average by the end of the nine weeks.
We have set a goal of reading one chapter book per due date to help reach our goals.
9/9, 9/23, 10/7, and 10/21
*You can always log in to AR Home Connection to check your child's progress.
Schoology- Check out assignments your child has completed or some he/she are working on now.
Here are the steps to see your child’s assessments through Schoology.
Data Binders We will be implementing our Blended Learning and instead of recording Leopard Leader scores in a binder, we will be recording them in lepapps with the Chromebooks. Instead of signing the signature paper in the data folder, there will be a spot on the Roar Chart to mark your initials saying that you have checked the grades in lepapps or on PIV for each week. Some of those Leopard Leader grades will still be kept in a binder at school or recorded in Schoology or Think Central. We realize that not everyone has internet access at home and we will work with you to make sure you are able to see your child’s assignments. If you have any questions, please ask us.
Pirate Map Latitude/Longitude http://media.abcya.com/games/latitude_and_longitude_practice/flash/latitude_and_longitude_practice.swfpractice
AR Home Connection - Check your child's points and percentages on quizzes here. Ask your child for the username he/she uses to log in to AR. The password is their first and last initial.
Accelerated Reader -
Book Finder for Accelerated Reader books - Use this site to find book titles that are in your child's zpd range.
WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT??
BookPig.com- Enter the title or author of a book you've loved into the search box and the site recommends similar books for you.
40 Books Every Child Should Read- A great list of the classics!
100 Best Chapter Books of All Time- Another list of truly awesome books!
Math Chapter Books- Great recommendations for those who like Math better than Reading :)
A Mighty Girl- The world's largest collection of books, toys, and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.
Books 4 Boys- Boys can search for books by Series, Age & Grade Level, Author, or Theme.
Poetry Engine- Site that generates poems like haikus, limericks, cinquains, etc.
Figurative Language Batter Up! game-
Fun 4 the Brain - Site contains really fun games for English, Math, and Science.
Grammar Blast - Scroll down to the 5th grade to play some fun games with grammar!
Grammar Clubhouse - More grammar practice with fun games.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary/thesaurus - Great site if you don't have a dictionary or thesaurus at home.
Proofreading Practice - Proofreading practice similar to DOL.
JUST FOR FUN
Activity TV - Kid-friendly how-to videos offer step-by-step directions for cartooning, magic, origami, jewelry making, juggling, and many more fun activities.
Kideos- videos for kids - Pre-screened videos that are just a lot of fun. Wildlife, vintage cartoons, a diapered baby grooving to Beyonce- it's got something for everyone!
National Gallery of Art - Interactive activities from the National Gallery of Art. Use cool tools to play with art.
Petcentric- from Purina pet foods - Purina's site that is just pure fun! See funny photos of dogs & cats, read interesting stories, and even get a dog to talk to you in a British accent! Check it out! Click on "Fun & Games", then scroll down and click on "View more games and tools". Scroll down again and click on "Doggie-mail & Kittie-mail".
The Toymaker - Choose from dozens of patterns to print out and assemble paper toys and miniatures.
Titanic Research Project - Research your passenger here.
Titanic: What did passengers do onboard?
Use this site to read about what the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class passengers did for enjoyment, what their dining experiences were like, and what their sleeping rooms were like.
Titanic Interactive Website- National Geographic's Titanic webpage that has loads of information, interactives, and videos.
Unsolved Mystery Research Project - active - Research your enigma topic here. http://www.unmuseum.org/unmain.htm
Unsolved Mysteries Site- research your topic here.
Unsolved Mysteries Site- another place to research your topic.
Unsolved Mysteries Site
World War Two and Number the Stars Research
1) Interactive WWII site - active -
2) World War Two Research - This is what we used in class to make our research project that goes with Number the Stars http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/Britain.html
American Library Association - This site has links to different lists of award-winning books, from Newbery to Caldecott, and many other awards. Check out the link on left side, "Great Websites for Kids," that has more links relating to many different subjects.
Book Adventure - Sylvan's website that has a tool for kids to find books according to their grade level and subject matter. Scroll down on the left and click on "Kids Zone". Then click on "Read- Book Finder". Click on what you're interested in and up to 25 titles will be listed. Very cool!
Books by reading level - Extensive list of books by reading level.
Fifth Grade Reading Standards - Fantastic site for links that align with Ohio's Reading standards.
Fun Brain - This website has reading and math activities. Check out their web-books, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
National Wildlife Federation's site for kids - If you love animals, this is the site for you!
Nickelodeon's News Show - Award-winning newscaster Linda Ellerbee shares current events that impact young adults on this very informative site.
RIF- Reading is Fundamental - Parents will remember RIF's campaign of years ago- "RIF- Reading is Fundamental!" This is a great website for parents who want to encourage their children to read.
Scholastic Books - Great reading ideas for boys and girls are listed.
Time Magazine for Kids - Website correlates with in-school magazine. Interesting current events discussed.
National Geographic for Kids- A great website with so many interesting places and things to read about! Check it out!!
Weekly Reader - Online magazine for kids with high interest articles. Click on the "What's New" tab. Then click on "This Week's News".
Spelling City- Mrs. Simon's page - Be tested and play games with our weekly spelling list.
Quizlet- A site to practice vocabulary words and definitions.