Mrs. Sinkaus


    Did you know there is a Google Classroom app available through the app store for Apple devices and Google Play for other devices? It makes navigating the virtual classrooms easier and faster! Download the FREE app from the app store or Google play from the link below. 

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    ** Beginning Wednesday, April 22, attendance in my Google classroom and completion of any assigned lessons are MANDATORY. is a digital literacy library that reccomends games based on each student's DIBEL's scores. It is not required work, but is recommended as extra reading practice for a few minutes each day. The children were given their usernames and passwords for Student Login in September and have them stapled in their agendas. If, however, they lost it or can't find their agendas, I have included each student's username and passwords in a Google slide entitled Amplify Reading in my Google classroom.  

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    Mrs. Sinkaus' 5th Grade Reading Classroom! 

                                               Below is the code to use to get into my Google Classroom. 

    Class Code  

    Students go to: and sign in using your school email (first 3 letters of last name, first 3 letters of first name, year of graduation (27 for current 5th graders), Your password is Rsd and your lunch number.  Enter the code above and join my Google classroom for reading.

    Another way to access Google classroom is to go to the Riverside homepage, click schools, click East, click for students, click Google for education, type in your email and password (look above for directions), click on Google classrooms, & put the code in).

    Assignments will be posted starting Monday, March 30. I will be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 12-2 to answer questions about the assignments via e-mail and the Remind app. I miss you all!!


    websites for 5th grade reading students 

    Two of these sites offer virtual books to read. So, if you are looking for a new book to read, go to the Tumble Books or Teen Tumble sites! 


    Reading Activities While Home 

    This is the link for Scholastic articles. There are 20 free articles with questions and an activity to compete afterwards. Nothing needs to be printed, as students can read the article online and answer the questions/complete the activity on notebook paper. 

    Reading at home for 20 minutes a day and writing a short summary (they may use their notes during AR quizzes) can help keep students from regressing during this time off. 

    Remind Me App

    If you aren't signed up to get my 5th grade reading announcements/assignments yet, here is what to do:

    Homeroom: text 81010, text the message: @mrssinka

    Periods 2/5 Blue- text 81010, text the message: @krystalsin

    Periods 6/7 Red- text 81010, text the message: @64776c 

    Periods 8/9 White- text 81010, text the message@6b9677   




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