IMPORTANT:  MAP testing is this Tuesday and Wednesday

Ray School Olympics is coming up on May 30.  On that day, students will participate in a number of athletic competitions.  Make sure your child wears a plain white t-shirt with their Olympic number proudly displayed on it.  Students who had shirts made can write or tape their number on it.

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

Reader’s Workshop: Guided Reading groups are still reading fractured fairytales to inspire them in writing their own.  Tic-Tac-Toes are due this week.  . This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also read from the class novel, The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will complete story mapping their FFT plot.  Students will spend the week drafting and revising their drafts to include descriptive details in the story.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 8.  Students will work on Lessons 8-9- to 8-10 this week.

Science: This week, students will continue work on a  unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will begin Investigation C- Solar Houses.

Social Studies: Students will complete work in Chapter 7.  A test over Lesson 3 and 4 will be on Wednesday.  Then, students will learn about the first Constitutional Convention.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

 

Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Sketch To Stretch- sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. Create a Facebook page for your main character in the story.  Include information that is central to the character.  Illustrate and color the page.
What genre do you think your book is?  Explain why you think this in 3-5 developed sentences. Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences. What character do you have the most in common with?  Explain why in 3-5 sentences.
Write a letter to your teacher about your favorite character in the story and explain why you like this character using text details. 3-5 sentences. Identify these story elements in your IR book:  characters, setting, problem, solution (or your prediction of what the solution will be) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book.  Define each word and draw a picture to help you remember its meaning

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Khan Academy   Khan Academy Home Link 8-9 Khan Academy
Writing  Complete Plot Diagram Complete Draft
Social Studies/ Science  SS worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

Last week I sent a Dojo message to you about signing up for the school Walk-A-Thon.  Please sign your child up ASAP.  If our classroom has 100% participation they will get a special incentive prize from me.

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

Reader’s Workshop: Guided Reading groups are still reading fractured fairytales in preparation for writing their own.  Tic-Tac-Toes are due this week.  . This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also read from the class novel, The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will complete prewriting for their fractured fairy tales.  Work includes a fairy tale graphic organizer, writing long in their notebooks, and story mapping the plot.  Time will be given in class, but late finishers will be required to spend time at home to finish up.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 8.  Students will work on Lessons 8-6 to 8-8 this week.

Science: This week, students will continue work on a new unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will finish investigation B:  Testing Earth Materials.

Social Studies: Students will complete work in Chapter 7.  Students will read about the effects of the war, suck as the abolitionist movement, founding of the Northwest Territory, and conflicts with Native Americans,  A quiz over Chapter 7, Lesson 3 and 4 will be early next week.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

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Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Sketch To Stretch- sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. Create a Facebook page for your main character in the story.  Include information that is central to the character.  Illustrate and color the page.
What genre do you think your book is?  Explain why you think this in 3-5 developed sentences. Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences. What character do you have the most in common with?  Explain why in 3-5 sentences.
Write a letter to your teacher about your favorite character in the story and explain why you like this character using text details. 3-5 sentences. Identify these story elements in your IR book:  characters, setting, problem, solution (or your prediction of what the solution will be) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book.  Define each word and draw a picture to help you remember its meaning

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8-6 Home Link 8-7 Khan Academy Home Link 8-8 Khan Academy Khan Academy
Writing  Complete Graphic Organizer Complete  Writing Long
Social Studies/ Science  Revise Sun and Weather worksheet  SS worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

Dear Parents,

Next week, Thursday May 18 is our field trip with the Licoln Park Zoo ChES program to the zoo!  Make sure your child has a sack lunch, long pants and shirt, and closed-toed shoes.

Also, I sent a Dojo message to you about signing up for the school Walk-A-Thon.  Please sign your child up ASAP.  If our classroom has 100% participation they will get a special incentive prize from me.

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

Reader’s Workshop: Guided Reading groups are reading fractured fairytales in preparation for writing their own.  Tic-Tac-Toes are due this week.  . This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also read from the class novel, The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will complete their publishing and submit all work for an assessment grade in writing.  It will be graded via a rubric, which we have discussed throughout.

Math: In Math, students will continueUnit 8.  Students will work on Lessons 8-4-8-5 this week.

Science: This week, students will continue work on a new unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will develop hypotheses and test them, using thermometers to test earth materials’ temperatures in the sun and shade this week.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 7.  Students will read about the heroes of the war, the Battle Of Yorktown, and the Treaty of Paris this week.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

Rewrite the last chapter you read in your IR book from another character’s P.O.V.  Sketch To Stretch- Sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Create a Crossword Puzzle that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences.
Write a letter to  about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story. What “gift” would you buy for your main character in the book you are reading?  How would it help them in the stry?  Explain and be specific!!! (3-5 sentences) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book and define them.  Write three synonyms and three antonyms for each word.  

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8-4  Khan Academy Home Link 8-5 Khan Academy Khan Academy
Writing  Publish Personification  Poem Complete Poetry book. Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science  SS worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

DEear Parents,

  • We are still running very low on Kleenex and hand sanitizer.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex/sanitizer for the classroom.

Here are highlights for the week:

Reader’s Workshop: Students will receive 4th Quarter Reading goals this week.  Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve their Reading goal. Reading goals will be graded on the points that they earn towrds their goal for the Quarter. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will alsobegin a new class novel, The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.

In Lieu of Tic Tac Toes this week, students will create Word Collages based their current IR book.  Here is an example:

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Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will publish their simile poems and create and publish their metaphor poems.

Math: In Math, students will begin Unit 8.  Students will work on Lessons 8-1 to 8-3 this week.

Science: This week, students will begin a new unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will develop hypotheses and test them, using thermometers to earth materials’ temperatures in the sun and shade this week.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 7.  Students will read about major battles of the war, and how the winter at Valley Forge impacted the Continental Army.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8-1 Complete Athletic Center in notebook. Khan Academy Khan Academy Home Link 8-2 Khan Academy  Home Link 8-3
Writing  Publish Simile Poem  Publish Metaphor poem Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Word Collage  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Word Collage Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Word Collage Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Word Collage  Reading Log/Word Collage is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

 

Dear Parents,

  • We are running very low on Kleenex and hand sanitizer.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex/sanitizer for the classroom.

Here are highlights for the week:

Reader’s Workshop: Students will receive 4th Quarter Reading goals this week.  Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve their Reading goal. Reading goals will be graded on the points that they earn towrds their goal for the Quarter. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will alsobegin a new class novel, The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will publish their alliteration poems and create and publish their hyperbole poems.

Math: In Math, students will complete Unit 7  Lessons 7-13 will be covered.  We will review Unit 7 on Wednesday and take the Unit test on Thursday.

Science: This week, students will begin a new unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will develop hypotheses and test them, using thermometers to test temperature in the sun and shade.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 7.  Students will determine the contributions of African-Americans and Native-Americans to the Revolutionary War.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 7-13 Unit 7 Review Khan Academy Khan Academy
Writing  Publish Alliteration poem  Publish Hyperbole poem  Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science  Social Studies worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

Rewrite the last chapter you read in your IR book from another character’s P.O.V.  Sketch To Stretch- Sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Create a Crossword Puzzle that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences.
Write a letter to  about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story. What “gift” would you buy for your main character in the book you are reading?  How would it help them in the stry?  Explain and be specific!!! (3-5 sentences) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book and define them.  Write three synonyms and three antonyms for each word.  

Dear Parents,

  • We are in need of donations of pencils and kleenex.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences are Wednesday between 12-6.  Please contact me if you have not signed up for a time slot.  Most all appointments between 4-6 are filled.

Reader’s Workshop: Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work.

Cereal Box Book reports are to be completed at home and handed in on Friday.  This is in lieu of tic-tac-toe/reading log assignments.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will begin work on alliteration poems.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 7  Lessons 7-10-7-12 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will construct and test paper towers against hurricanes and earthquakes.

Social Studies: Students will begin work in Chapter 7 this week.  The Revolutionary War.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 7-10 Home Link 7-11  Home Link  7-12
Writing
Social Studies/ Science  Study your spelling words  Spelling Test
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Friday. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Friday. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Friday. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Friday.   Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Today.

Dear Parents,

  • We are running very low on Kleenex.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex for the classroom.
  • Quarter 3 ends Thursday.  I hve sent home Parent-Teacher conference request forms.  Please submit ASAP.  I will give appointments based on the order in which receive them.

Here are highlights for the week:

Reader’s Workshop: Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will complete revising their expository essay on their ecosystem.  Students will revise and publish their essay.  All essays are due Monday April 17.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 7  Lessons 7-8 to 7-8 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will complete their unit of study, Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.  Students will create an ecosystem plate that models a display of the different parts of their ecosystem.

Social Studies: Students will finish work in Chapter 8.  They will take a Chapter test on Wednesday.  This is an open-note test.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 7-8 Khan Academy  Home Link 7-9
Writing  Publish Essay.  Due 4/17
Social Studies/ Science  Study your spelling words
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.Read for an average of 30 minutes daily over break.   

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

Rewrite the last chapter you read in your IR book from another character’s P.O.V. (like the author does in WONDER) 2-3 paragraphs. Sketch To Stretch- Sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story.  3-5 sentences Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Create a Crossword Puzzle that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences. 3-5 sentences
Write a letter to  about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story.  Use proper friendly letter format.  (5-7 sentences) What “gift” would you buy for your main character in the book you are reading?  How would it help them in the stry?  Explain and be specific!!! (3-5 sentences) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book and define them.  Write three synonyms and three antonyms for each word.

Dear Parents,

  • We are running very low on Kleenex.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex for the classroom.
  • We will attend a field trip on April 4 to see an IMAX film at the Museum of Science and Industry  This film centers around engineering in the world.  We will attach the learning to classroom learning in engineering challenges.  This trip will cost $7.  I do not have change in the classroom, so please try to send exact change.

Here are highlights for the week:

Reader’s Workshop: We are nearing the end of Q3!  Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve their Reading goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will peer conference and meet with the “editor” to finish their expository essay on their ecosystem.  Students will revise and publish their essay.  All published essays are due Monday April 3.

Math: In Math, students will continue work in Unit 7  Lessons 7-8 through 7-11 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will finish their unit of study, Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeifferthis week.  Students will complete their ecosystem and food web mobiles that model their understanding of terms and functions of an ecosystem.

Social Studies: Students will finish work in Chapter 8 this week.  A Chapter test will be taken on Thursday, March 30.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 7-4 Home Link 7-5 Khan Academy  Home Link 7-6 Home Link 7-7       Khan Academy
Writing
Social Studies/ Science  Study your spelling words
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today. Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Sketch To Stretch- sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. Create a Facebook page for your main character in the story.  Include information that is central to the character.  Illustrate and color the page.
What genre do you think your book is?  Explain why you think this in 3-5 developed sentences. Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences. What character do you have the most in common with?  Explain why in 3-5 sentences.
Write a letter to your teacher about your favorite character in the story and explain why you like this character using text details. 3-5 sentences. Identify these story elements in your IR book:  characters, setting, problem, solution (or your prediction of what the solution will be) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book.  Define each word and draw a picture to help you remember its meaning

 

Dear Parents,

  • We are running very low on Kleenex.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex for the classroom.
  • We will attend a field trip on April 4 to see an IMAX film at the Museum of Science and Industry  This film centers around engineering in the world.  We will attach the learning to classroom learning in engineering challenges.  This trip will cost $7.  I do not have change in the classroom, so please try to send exact change.

Here are highlights for the week:

Reader’s Workshop: Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will complete revising their expository essay on their ecosystem.  Students will revise and publish their essay.  All essays are due Monday March 27.

Math: In Math, students will take the Unit 6 test on Monday. Then on Tuesday students will begin Unit 7  Lessons 7-1 to 7-3 will be covered.  Students will take the last two math PARCC tests this week.

Science: This week, students will continue their unit of study, Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.  Students will create an ecosystem plate that models a display of the different parts of their ecosystem.

Social Studies: Students will finish work in Chapter 8.  They will dissect the parts of the Declaration of Independence.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 7-1 Khan Academy  Home Link 7-2 Home Link 7-3 Khan Academy
Writing
Social Studies/ Science  Study your spelling words  Declaring Independence worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today. Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

Rewrite the last chapter you read in your IR book from another character’s P.O.V. (like the author does in WONDER) 2-3 paragraphs. Sketch To Stretch- Sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story.  3-5 sentences Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Create a Crossword Puzzle that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences. 3-5 sentences
Write a letter to  about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story.  Use proper friendly letter format.  (5-7 sentences) What “gift” would you buy for your main character in the book you are reading?  How would it help them in the stry?  Explain and be specific!!! (3-5 sentences) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book and define them.  Write three synonyms and three antonyms for each word.

Hi Parents,

This week students will be taking PARCC tests every afternoon from 1:30-3:30.  Therefore, homework will be extra light with NO TIC TAC TOE this week.  Students should keep a Reading Log to record their reading for the week.

Reader’s Workshop: Students should be working to meet their ReadnQuiz goals.  I sent home a detail of their progress, along with their point goal with Progress Reports.  Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the class novel, Maniac Magee

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will continue work on their next essay format: Expository.  Students will revise their expository ecosystem drafts.

Math: In Math, students will complete work in Chapter 6.  Students will practice dividing decimals this week.

Science: This week, students will continue work in their new unit of study:  Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 8.  They will discover the taxes that Britain had placed on the colonists and how they led to events like the Boston Tea Party.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-11 Circumference worksheet
Khan Academy
 Home Link 6-12 Home Link 6-13    Khan Academy Unit review
Writing  Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science  SS worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Reading Log is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

Dear Parents,

FYI:        PARCC testing is scheduled for next week.

Reader’s Workshop: Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the class novel, Maniac Magee

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will begin work on their next essay format: Expository.  Students will complete research on an ecosystem and draft an informative essay about it.

Math: In Math, students will continue work in Chapter 6.  Students will work with concepts of volume, estimating decimal products and quotients, and multiplying decimals..  Lessons 6.6-6.10 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will continue work in their new unit of study:  Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 8.  They will discover the taxes that Britain had placed on the colonists and how they led to events like the Boston Massacre.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-6 Home Link 6-8

Khan Academy

 Home Link 6-9 Home Link 6-10      Khan Academy Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  Finish Ecosystem research  Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science  Social Studies worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

Use one word to describe a character from the class novel, Maniac Magee.  Then, use text evidence to support/explain your word choice (5-7 sentences) Sketch To Stretch- Sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. (4-6 sentences) Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide text evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (4-6 sentences) Create a Word Puzzle of your choice that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences. (4-7 sentences)
Write a letter to your 4th grade teacher about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story. What “gift” would you give/make your main character in the book you are reading?  You cannot buy them anything!!! How would it help them in the story?  Explain and be specific!!! (5-8 sentences) Find five  words that you do not know from your IR book and define them.  Then, combine them together to create a short poem/song/rap.

Dear Parents,

  • We are performing in the school Black History Celebration on Tuesday, February 28.  Parents are invited to attend the 2 pm performance.  We hope you can make it!
  • Students need to have their own DRY-ERASE MARKER for Math Centers.  Please purchase one for your child ASAP.

Reader’s Workshop: Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the class novel, Maniac Magee

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will begin work on their next essay format: Expository.  Students will research an ecosystem to develop an informative essay about it.

Math: In Math, students will continue work in Chapter 6.  Students will work on converting measurements, creating line plots to display data, and work with concepts of volume.  Lessons 6.3-6.6 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will continue work in their new unit of study:  Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 8.  They will discover the taxes that Britain had placed on the colonists and how they led to events like the Boston Massacre.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-3 Khan Academy  Metric Conversions worksheet Home Link 6-4  Khan Academy Home Link 6-5 Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science  Social Studies worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

Rewrite the last chapter you read in your IR book from another character’s P.O.V. (like the author does in WONDER) Sketch To Stretch- Sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Create a Crossword Puzzle that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences.
Write a letter to  about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story. What “gift” would you buy for your main character in the book you are reading?  How would it help them in the stry?  Explain and be specific!!! (3-5 sentences) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book and define them.  Write three synonyms and three antonyms for each word.