Weekly Overview 10/14-10/18

Here are some announcements for Week 5:

  • Welcome to Week 7.  Monday is a day off school!  Students will still be responsible for reading/reading log on this day off.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!   Here is the link: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • If you did not turn in your family income form, please do so by Friday.  Income forms help supply much needed funding to Ray.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will take the beginning-of-the-year reading benchmark on Tuesday.   Students will continue their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will begin reading our class novel, Wonder.  Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will begin some pre-writing activities for their next essay:  Personal Narrative.  This week, students will make lists of 10 good and 10 bad things that have happened in their lives so far.  Students will pick three to write long about in their notebooks.

Math-In Math, students will use concepts of estimation and place value to multiply double-digit and double-digit numbers.  Lessons 2-7 to 2-9 will be covered.  There will be a Progress Check  on Friday.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home  Link 2-7 Home  Link 2-8 Home  Link  2-9 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 .   Three long-writes are due by today.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend.Reading Log is due Today.

Weekly Overview 10/7-10/11

Here are some announcements for Week 5:

  • Welcome to Week 6.  Tuesday is Picture Day!  Please let me know, via ClassDojo,  if you still need a picture form.  I have also posted the information for online ordering on ClassDojo.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!   Here is the link: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will continue their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  This week we will begin reading our class novel, Wonder.  Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will finish publishing their Scary Stories.  All published work is due on Tuesday, October 8.  Students will have an Author’s Chair celebration of their work on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

NEXT UP:  Research and prepare writing speeches for Famous Dead People projects in Social Studies.

Math-In Math, students will use concepts of estimation and place value to multiply single digit and double-digit numbers.  Lessons 2-3 to 2-6 will be covered.  There will be a Progress Check over the two lessons on Friday.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home  Link 2-3 Home  Link 2-4 Home  Link 2-5 Home  Link  2-6 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Published Scary Stories due. .   
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend.

Reading Log is due Today.

Weekly Overview 9/30-10/4

Here are some announcements for Week 5:

  • Welcome to Week 5.  This week is Progress Report week.  Progress Reports will go home with students Friday.  Please review and return the bottom portion for confirmation of receipt.  Attached to Progress Reports you will find Beginning Of Year MAP NWEA test results.  For help on reading the report, please see the following link:  https://teach.mapnwea.org/impl/maphelp/Content/Data/SampleReports/StudentProgressReport.htm
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!   Here is the link: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html
  • Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will continue their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  In addition, we will begin  our class novel, Wonder.  Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly in their selected Independent Reading book.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will continue to work to turn one writing piece into a published story.  We will draft, revise, and edit our writing pieces before we publish a final draft.  This week will focus on revising drafts for better word choice and sensory details that add suspense in scary stories.

Math-In Math, students will review concepts of area and volume.  Students will take the Unit 1 test on Tuesday.  On Wednesday and Thursday, students will begin Unit 2.  Lesson 2-1 and 2-2 will be covered this week.  There will be a Progress Check over the two lessons on Friday.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 1 Review Unit 1 assessment/ NO HOMEWORK Home  Link 2-1 Home  Link 2-2 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 .   Published stories due Monday.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend.Reading Log is due Today.

Weekly Overview 9/23-9/27

Here are some announcements for Week 2:

  • Welcome to Week 4.  This week is our first PTO meeting of the schhool year on Tuesday September 24 at 5:00 pm.  Please come to hear more about Ray’s budget, our first fundraiser, and learn about new things going on at Ray this year.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!                       Here is the link: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will continue their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  In addition, we will begin to read our class novel, Wonder.  Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will continue to work to turn one writing piece into a published story.  We will draft, revise, and edit our writing pieces before we publish a final draft.  This week will focus on completing first drafts of our scary stories.

Math-In Math, students will be introduced to concepts of volume.  Students will apply the formulas (B x h) and (l x w x h) to determine the volume of rectangular prisms, as well as irregular shapes .  Lessons 1-9 through 1-12 will be covered.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-9 Home Link 1-10 Home  Link 1-11 Home  Link 1-12 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 .   Finished drafts due Monday.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend.

Reading Log is due Today.

Weekly Overview 9/16-9/20

Here are some announcements for Week 2:

  • Welcome to Week 3.  This week we will be adding small guided reading groups to our weekly reading work.  Initial groupings are based on NWEA scores.
  • We have almost 100% on ClassDojo.  Thank you!.  ClassDojo is how I will send weekly updates and announcements throughout the week.  I will send a signup sheet this week for those of you not yet signed up.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!                       Here is the link: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will begin their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  In addition, the we will continue to read our class novel, Garvey’s Choice.  Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will turn one writing piece into a published story.  This week we will select a story idea from our daily writing prompts and organize story elements into an organizer in preparation for drafting.

Math-In Math, students will be introduced to concepts of volume.  Students will explore a variety of ways to determine the volume of a three dimensional rectangular prism.  Lessons 1-5 through 1-8 will be covered.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-5 Home Link 1-6 Home  Link 1-7 Home  Link 1-8 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 .   Pre-write organizers due today
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend.

Reading Log is due Today.

Weekly Overview 9/9/19-9/13/19

 

Here are some announcements for Week 2:

  • Welcome to Week 2.  Please plan to join us for Ray’s annual Open House on Thursday, September 12 at 4 pm.  Come see your child’s classroom and learn more about the curriculum for 5th grade.
  • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  ClassDojo is how I will send weekly updates and announcements throughout the week.  I will send a signup sheet this week for those of you not yet signed up.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!                       Here is the link: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3

Here is what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will be working on independent reading and writing in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose a practice Reader’s Letter this week.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I will assess future letters.  Students will be introduced to the 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will compose writing pieces in their notebooks based on horror fantasy fiction writing prompts.  We will review elements of horror fantasy, and students will turn one writing piece into a published story.  Students also need to decorate the front and back cover of their notebooks.  This is due Friday and will count as a homework grade for the week.

Math-In Math, students will find areas of rectangles with fractional side-lengths.  Students will work on solving real-world area problems by exploring the area of a quilt.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-2 Home  Link 1-3 Home  Link 1-4
 Writing  312, 314, 315 Decorate your Writer’s notebook .   Decorated Writer’s notebooks are due today.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend.

Reading Log is due Today.

Weekly Overview 9/2-9/6

Dear Ray Families,

 

Welcome to a new school year and welcome to fifth grade!

My name is Ms. Krecik and I will be your child’s 5th grade teacher this year.  I am delighted to have your child in my class.  I have high expectations for your child, and I will do all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations.

This is my thirteenth year teaching at Ray School.  I hold a bachelor’s degree in Dance and a Master’s degree in Education, both from Columbia College in Chicago, IL.  As a result, expect your child to have an experience this year that is both creative and academically challenging.

I want you to know that one of my most important goals this year is to keep the lines of communication open with you. I am available most mornings to talk with you between 10:00 and 10:45 am. Please schedule a conference by contacting me via email through ClassDojo or you may email me at agkrecik@cps.edu.

Every week I will do my best to post updated homework assignments, as well as any reminders for the week(s) ahead.  Please sign up for Classdojo, as I use it as my most immediate form of contact.

Here are some announcements for Week 1:

  • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  ClassDojo is how I will send weekly updates and announcements throughout the week.  I will send a signup sheet this week for those of you not yet signed up.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!                       Here is the link: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math NWEA NWEA
 Writing  312, 314, 315   
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend.

Reading Log is due Today.

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!

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