Ms. Nakamura

Believe to achieve! Stand Up! Be heard! Let's excel now!

Website last edited on: September 17, 2017 (Home, Gallery)

We are C9!

We are hot, hot, hot!

WE ARE LEARNING...

Language Arts

  • We will be focusing on constructed responses this week. Constructed responses are responses to comprehension questions that require students to write out their answers in sentences.
  • We will be going over a process/routine that students can follow whenever they have to construct a response. The first part of the process is making sure we understand what the question is asking us. That is where we will start this week.
  • Students have finished or are finishing up a nonfiction writing baseline assessment. This assessment will give me feedback as to what students need when we work on nonfiction writing for the next several weeks.

Math

  • The first 6 lessons of Module 2 is about multiplication. Students need to know how to multiply 2 and 3 digit factors using the multiplication algorithm.
  • The rest of the module covers finding volume, finding dimensions when given the volume, and solving real world problems with multiplication and volume.

Technology

  • We learned about being safe on the internet and knowing whether a website is "just right" for me. We created Internet Safety Rules and a Traffic Light to help us stay safe. We know that is it never ok to give our personal information to strangers online.
  • This week we will be learning about keeping our 1:1 devices (1-to-1 devices/laptops) safe. Students will be taking an assessment and will need to pass with 100% before they are allowed to handle our school's laptops from the cart.
  • We will be continuing to learn about internet safety over the next several weeks.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Read for 30 minutes or more at least 5 of the 7 days. Parent initials are needed. Reading logs are collected every Friday.
  • iReady: 90 minutes of Reading and 90 minutes of Math each week. iReady logs are collected every Monday.
  • Active Lifestyle Log: Fill in your log daily. Logs are collected every Tuesday.
  • Planner: Parent signature is needed daily. Highlight completed assignments green. Highlight missing assignments pink.
  • C9 students have their own Wonders accounts! This means students are able to log onto Wonders both in school and at home!

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September 18, 2017

Reading

  • Genre: Narrative nonfiction
  • Comprehension strategy: Ask and answer questions
  • Comprehension skill: Cause and effect
  • Vocabulary: Homographs
  • C9 students have their own Wonders accounts! This means students are able to log onto Wonders both in school and at home!

Math

  • We just finished Module 1 which covered place value up to the millions, expressions, equations, order of operations, and multi-step problem solving.
  • We will be starting Module 2. This module will cover the multiplication algorithm (with 1, 2, and 3 digit factors), finding volume, finding dimensions when given the volume, and solving real world problems with multiplication and volume.

Technology

  • We are learning about Internet Safety. We discussed what is considered personal information and being safe while online.
  • We created class rules for being online.
  • We learned how to tell if a website is "just right" for us. We created a Red, Yellow, and Green traffic light to help us remember.
  • We will be continuing to learn about internet safety over the next several weeks.


September 12, 2017

Welcome to our class website!

We hope that you will use this website to stay connected with what is going on in the classroom and at the school. Here is a short explanation of what you will find in the tabs:

  • Home page - a look at what we are learning, important reminders, announcements
  • Calendar - a calendar showing the events pertaining to Grade 5
  • Homework & Schedules - up-to-date slide of today's homework (and past homework) and our weekly schedule
  • Gallery - snapshots of us
  • Parent Involvement - important dates to remember and opportunities to volunteer at the school
  • Resources - links to different websites, slide presentations


August 30, 2017

Aloha,

My name is Ms. Lisa Nakamura and I would like to welcome you to the 5th grade. This year is especially exciting for me because this is my first year at Pauoa Elementary. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and being a part of the Pauoa Ohana. If you see me around campus, please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself!

A little about me. I received my undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis and my teaching degree and master's degree from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. I bring 20 years of experience with me as a Special Education teacher, General Education teacher, and Curriculum Coach. If I am not in the classroom, you can usually find me at the baseball field watching my son, reading a book, or spending time with my family.

Along with the regular curriculum, my year long goal is to create learners. (Personalized Learning Isn't Enough. How do we Create Learners? Digital Promise, January 26, 2015) Learners have the mindset of being active participants and taking ownership of their learning, instead of just coming to school and letting school happen to them. I want them to set realistic goals for themselves and create a plan to reach those goals. I will strive to have my students be confident, thoughtful, and proactive in their learning. This will be a year long process and I look forward to the challenge!

"My door is always open." I take this saying to heart. I strongly believe in parent and family involvement in the education of their child. If you have any questions, concerns, or just need to talk to me about your child, please don't hesitate to contact me. If I am not able to speak with you at that very moment, I will let you know and we will figure out a time that works for all of us. If you are interested in visiting our classroom, volunteering, or being involved in any way, please let me know!

Again, welcome to 5th grade, and a warmest welcome to C9.

-Lisa Nakamura