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Ms. Martindale

Welcome to 5th Grade!

I am very excited to be working once again with my awesome 5th grade team, Mr. Avila and Ms. Demi, here at Mission Avenue Elementary. This will be my 25th year teaching and my 4th year here at MAES.

When I am not teaching, I am usually running, biking, swimming or doing all 3! I have completed over ten 1/2 Ironman events, 2 Ironman races, 6 Marathons, and multiple 1/2 marathons. I have also completed many other triathlons and running events.

344-5269 ext. 56742

725 Mission Ave NE 87107

This year, 5th grade will be using Class Dojo as a form of communication to parents and family. If you need to be connected, please contact me so that I can send you the code.

Eleanor Martindale 2020-2021

Distance learning...

Learning about our 5th grade.

Mr. Avila and I teach using a Departmentalized Program. I teach English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies and Mr. Avila teaches Math and Science. This allows us to focus on and master one or two subjects, which provides for a greater level of expertise and deeper understandingBecause of this, we have a greater ability to differentiate our instruction to meet the needs of all learners.  Also, we have found that given the opportunity to teach what we love, we are far more invested!

How will this look for distance learning? Google Classroom (GC) is our main platform. Assignments will be posted and students will turn in assignments through GC. We both will have teaching videos and scheduled live Google Meets (GM) to explain and answer any questions.

What will the day look like? Once we meet and get our class lists, we will contact parents. We realize these are hard times and what may work for one family may not for another, but Mr. Avila and I are more than willing to work together to make the best out of a difficult situation. The link below discusses different types of schedules for student(s). Again, these are only suggestions that hopefully will trigger some thoughts or ideas. You may choose not to have any type of schedule, which is fine. One thing we learned from the spring - Routines are key!

How will this look for the hybrid model? As we know, things can change in a heartbeat. However, what we have planned is that Mr. Avila and I will teach our specific subjects in our own classrooms in the morning. WE will then switch classrooms, the students will stay in their assigned room, and teach that group. We are hoping to live stream our lessons so that students at home will be receiving the same content🤞.

Survival Guide for Key People and Students

Hopefully this Survival Guide (link above) will help you navigate distance learning. Each slide discusses a key platform that we use in 5th grade. You can click on the PRESENT button in the upper right hand corner of the slide deck or just click on individual slides.


Daily schedule 


As we begin our year online, it is good for both adults and students to be reminded of proper online etiquette - netiquette! 


Your child MAY have homework each night once we start the Hybrid Model. This will consist of a short ELA or Social Studies activity to help support what we are learning in the classroom and a math worksheet that will review the concept being taught. Homework counts as a grade and is taken into consideration when we have class celebrations. Homework will be written down in your child's agenda and any worksheets will be placed in his/her homework folder.