Welcome To Fifth Grade!

 

We are delighted to be your student’s teachers for a fantastic fifth grade experience. Fifth grade is what you might consider a “training wheel year” for Middle School.  As a result, we will be looking to our students to become more self-reliant and responsible for their learning.  By the end of the year, we expect them to be ready to take on the added responsibilities of Middle School and beyond. This letter will communicate important information you will need to know for the upcoming school year.

Schedule:  Fifth grade follows a similar model to what they did in fourth grade.  Students will have Reading and Math with their homeroom teacher, and switch classes for Science, Social Studies, and Writing.  Schedules will be handed out the first days of school.

Grades:  Students and parents are expected to keep track of grades through parent portal (ASPEN), as your student will see three teachers daily.  Parent portal is the main form of communicating grades with families and we will not be initiating emails about grades.  If you do not have a PIN, it is available in the main office. In addition to progress reports and report cards, parent portal is the best method to track your child’s progress throughout the school year.  Grades are updated weekly in ASPEN.

Communication: Email is checked daily by classroom teachers.  Please allow 1-3 days to return requests via email.  ClassDojo is the preferred method of communication, and is used throughout the school day to monitor student progress, attendance, and homework.  If you are new to Dojo, it is app you can access on your computer or your phone that shows your child’s progress throughout the school day.   In addition, you can message teachers with any questions or concerns you have. Please sign up for ClassDojo to stay connected to your child’s progress. A letter with instructions will go home the first days of school.

Homework Policy: Students will have nightly homework in reading and math.   Please check class blogs for up-to-date homework assignments. Late homework will be accepted up to three days after its due date.  If an assignment is late, a deduction will be taken from the assignment.  Per the student handbook, if your child is absent from school, they can have the equivalent number of days they were absent to complete any missed assignments. Assignments handed in past the late grace period can earn ½ credit only.

Attendance:  Tardies, absences, and early dismissals have a negative impact on student success. Core instruction starts immediately after arrival and continues until students are dismissed at 3:45.  It is important that students arrive on time and are present throughout the day. Please attempt to make appointments outside of school day hours, when possible. We appreciate your support.

Volunteering: Please register as a parent volunteer. Volunteers must be registered through the office in order to attend a field trip or to volunteer in the school. Here is the volunteer registration link: https://chicagopublicschools.civicore.com/admin/index.php?section=application&action=new

-The Fifth Grade Team

 

Weekly Overview/Homework 5/20-5/24

  • Please turn in payment for the upcoming field trip to Kenwood Academy, along with the $4 for student ticket.  Forms are due by 5/24/19.
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Guided Reading is now BOOK CLUB: This week, we will begin an author study of Jerry Spinelli.  Guided Teading groups will each be reading a different novel by the author.  Students will be required to read this book for the next few weeks, and it should take priority over their IR book at home.

Math-    This week students will work on Lessons  8-10, and 8-11 in Math.  Students will use sample data to calculate heart rate and use pendulums to track time and graph results.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will finish revising/editing their advertisements and publish them. Published essays are due Thursday 5/23.

Q4 Focus:  Grammar and Mechanics-     We have not started this yet.  Stay tuned….

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 8-10 Area and Volume Review Home Link 8-11  Progress Check
Writing Published advertisement due today.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due. 

Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/homework 5/13-5/17

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Guided Reading is now BOOK CLUB: This week, we will begin an author study of Jerry Spinelli.  Guided Teading groups will each be reading a different novel by the author.  Students will be required to read this book for the next few weeks, and it should take priority over their IR book at home.

Math-    This week students will work on Lessons  8-7, 8-8 and 8-9 in Math.  Students will use sample data to calculate heart rate, among other things.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will finish with draft and revise of  their advertisements this week.

Q4 Focus:  Grammar and Mechanics-     We have not started this yet.  Stay tuned….

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 8-7 Home Link 8-8 Home Link 8-9  Progress Check
Writing
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due Today. 

Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/Homework 5/6-5/10

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.
  • Students are attending a field trip next Tuesday, May 14.  Please sign and return the permission slip ASAP with the correct $ amount for the trip.
  • Students will take a practice MAP test this week in reading and Math to assess where they stand towards their EOY goal.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Guided Reading is now BOOK CLUB: This week, we will begin an author study of Jerry Spinelli.  Guided Teading groups will each be reading a different novel by the author.  Students will be required to read this book for the next few weeks, and it should take priority over their IR book at home.

Math-    This week students will work on Lessons 8-4 and 8-5 in Math.  Students will “spend a million dollars” on the opening and maintenance of a fictional pet shelter.  Because this lesson take a couple days, students will have less homework than usual.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, we will continue a unit on persuasive writing.  Students will use a graphic organizer to begin pre-writing their advertisement.  We will discuss several propaganda techniques used in advertising, and students will use their knowledge of figurative language to enhance their advertisement.

Q3 Focus:  Grammar and Mechanics-     We have not started this yet.  Stay tuned….

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 8-4 Home Link 8-5 Home Link 8-6  Progress Check
Writing
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due Today. 

Read over the weekend!

Weekly overview/homework 4/29-5/3

 

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Guided Reading is now BOOK CLUB: This week, we will begin an author study of Jerry Spinelli.  Guided Teading groups will each be reading a different novel by the author.  Students will be required to read this book for the next few weeks, and it should take priority over their IR book at home.  

Math-    This week students will take the Unit 7 test.  Then, students will begin their last unit in Everyday Math which deals with applying their skills they have learned throughout the year in a variety of ways.  Lessons 8-1, 8-2, and 8-3 will be covered this week.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, we will begin a unit on persuasive writing.  Students will invent a new product and write a persuasive advertisement to persuade others to purchase it.

This week we will focus primarily on the invention of the product in class, as well as watch and analyze different types of commercials to determine persuasive techniques.

Q3 Focus:  grammar and Mechanics-     In Q4, students will work on Grammar and Mechanics as weekly practice homework.  This week, students will practice proper usage of their, there, and they’re

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 8 test Home Link 8-1 Home Link    8-2 Home Link  8-3  Progress Check
Writing     Grammar Practice lesson   Grammar Practice due
         
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due Monday. Read over the weekend!

Weekly overview/Homework 4/22-4/26

General Notes:
  • This week, students will be taking the Illinois State Science Assessment.  This test is taken in 5th and 8th grade.  Ms. Drewa will be administering this test during the afternoon on Thursday for 314.
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating short fiction stories, focusing on making inferences about the text.

Math-    This week students will continue Unit 7.  Student will work on graphing data and solving problems based on the patterns they see in the data this week.  7-11 through 7-14 will be covered.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will compose poems based on poetic devices.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     In Q4, students will work on Grammar and Mechanics as weekly practice homework.  This week, students will practice proper usage of their, there, and they’re

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 7-11 Home Link 7-12 Home Link    7-13 Home Link  7-14  Progress Check
Writing Grammar Practice due
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due Monday. Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/Homework 4/1-4-5

General Notes:

  • Parent/Teacher conference notices were sent home Monday.  Please offer 3 possible times that work for you and I will do my best to schedule accordingly.  You may contact me through ClassDojo, as well.
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating short fiction stories, focusing on making inferences about the text.

Math-    This week students will begin Unit 7.  Student will begin by practicing multiplication of Mixed Numbers.  Lessons 7-5 to 7-8 will be covered.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will study types of figurative poetic devices and create poems that include the devices learned.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     Spelling skills focus on spelling words with -er sounds

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 7-5 Home Link 7-6 Home Link    7-7  
Writing
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due Monday. 

Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/Homework 3/25-3/29

General Notes:

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating short fiction stories, focusing on making inferences about the text.

Math-    This week students will begin Unit 7.  Student will begin by practicing multiplication of Mixed Numbers.  Lessons 7-1 to 7-4 will be covered.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will study types of figurative poetic devices and create poems that include the devices learned.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     Spelling skills focus on spelling words with -ed, -ing, -er, and -est suffixes.

Word List:  surrounded, skiing, swimming, loving, studied, traveling, carried, trading, bragged, worried, beginning, exciting, finished, laughed, quickest, weaker, tiniest, lonelier, quietest, tallest

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 7-1 Home Link 7-2 Home Link 7-3 Home Link 7-4  Progress Check
Writing Spelling homework due/test
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY. Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/Homework 3/18-3/22

General Notes:

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.
  • Tuesday evening’s PTo meeting will feature a Family Cooking night event.  Come out to see what’s cooking!

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating works of poetry.

Math-    This week students will estimate quotients of decimals and use estimates to place the decimal.  Lessons 6-11, 6-12, and 6-13 will be covered.  Students will have a Unit review on Thursday.  The Unit 6 test will be Friday.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will polish up their “I Am’ poems and work on echo reading with a partner.  Students will present poems to class.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     Spelling skills focus on compound words (one word, two words, and hyphenated words)

LIST:  baby-sit, first aid, flashlight, high school, goalkeeper, all right, airmail, one-way, bodyguard, something, good-bye, birthday, outside, everybody, anything, themselves, himself, butterfly, football.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-11 Home Link 6-12 Home Link 6-13 Unit Review  Unit 6 test
Writing I Am poems due Spelling homework due/test
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY. 

Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/Homework 3/12-3/16

General Notes:

  • Students will be taking a state-wide assessment in Math and Reading on Monday-Wednesday.  This test will replace the PARCC tests.  Please see that your child is on time and ready to test each day.
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.
  • 3rd-5th Grade Literacy Night –This Thursday from 4:15-5:30 (3/14).  All  students and parents are invited to a fun filled literacy night in the cafeteria.  The activities will be interactive for both parents and students.  Free dinner (pizza) will be provided.  Please come out and join us!

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating works of poetry.

Math-    This week students will estimate products of decimals and use estimates to place the decimal.  Lessons 6-6, 6-8, 6-9, and 6=10 will be covered.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will polish up their “I Am’ poems and work on echo reading with a partner.  Students will present poems to class.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     Spelling has been suspended for the week due to testing.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-6 Home Link 6-8 Home Link 6-9 Home Link 6-10  
Writing I Am poems due
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY. Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/Homework 3/4-3/8

General Notes:

  • Next week students will be taking a state-wide assessment in Math and Reading on Monday-Wednesday.  This test will replace the PARCC tests.  Please see that your child is on time and ready to test each day.
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.
  • 3rd-5th Grade Literacy Night –Thursday from 4:15-5:30 (3/14).  All  students and parents are invited to a fun filled literacy night in the cafeteria.  The activities will be interactive for both parents and students.  Free dinner (pizza) will be provided.  Please come out and join us!

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating explicit information from the text in our IR books.

Math-    This week students will multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10 and convert units of measure in a variety of ways.  Lesson 6-2 to 6-5 will be covered.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will publish their informational research paper on their notable person in Black History.  These are due on Wednesday, March 6.

Ms. Hill will be teaching a unit in POETRY this month!  The unit will begin on Tuesday.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     This week’s spelling focuses on spelling words correctly with the /oo/ sound spelled oo, ou, ue, u, ew

Spelling List:  gloomy, school, choose, loose, route, clue, truth, duty, ruin, Tuesday, usually, threw, understood, neighborhood, rookie, could, should, bulletin, through, lose.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-2 Home Link 6-3 Home Link 6-4 Home Link 6-5  
Writing Spelling Practice due/Spelling test.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY. 

Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/Homework 2/25-3/1

Parents,

 

Just a reminder, that as we are in Q3, we are working on a few new incentives/skills.

  • Math Problem Of The Week incentive for ROOM 314:  This is a completely OPTIONAL opportunity.  Students are given a Math Problem of the Week on Monday to be turned in the following Monday.  Correct responses get 10 points.  Partially correct responses get 5 points.  As students rack up points, they will work towards receiving an ice cream treat at the end the the 10 week Quarter.
  • Spelling Tests are weekly and all 5th grade writers are responsible for studying and practicing spelling words.  Spelling practice sheets are handed out at the start of the week, and they are due on Fridays, before the test.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will continue to focus on annotating explicit information from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week we concludeUnit 5 FRACTIONS.  This week students will multiply and divide fractions in a variety of ways.  Lessons 5-14 will be convered on Monday, with a full unit review on Tuesday.  Students will take the Unit 5 test on Wednesday.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will complete drafting and revise their essays with transition words and phrases to TIE their paragraphs together.  Then, students will create a Works Cited list and edit/revise their writing in partners.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     This week’s spelling focuses on contractions and using apostrophes correctly.  Students will receive a list of words to practice and study on Monday.  On Friday, students will take their first spelling test for Q3.

Spelling List:  I’ll, they’ve, don’t, we’re, didn’t, isn’t, couldn’t, haven’t, o’clock, you’re, who’s, whose, aren’t, it’s, doesn’t, there’s, won’t, I’ve, you’ve, wouldn’t

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-14 Unit 5 Review Unit 5 Test (no homework) Home Link 6-1  
Writing Spelling Practice due/Spelling test.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY. Read over the weekend!

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