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Welcome Miss Hill


2019
01.14

Greetings,

Happy New Year!

I would like to introduce myself to your family to ensure you know who is working with your child. My name is Miss Hill. I graduated from Michigan State University May 2018. I have obtained my Bachelor’s of Arts in Special Education- Language Arts. I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.

Each day I look forward to learning something new from your child as I join them in class daily. It is an honor to be Ms. Krecik’s co-teacher for the semester.

If you have any questions for me, feel free to get in touch with me, via email: hillma38@msu.edu.

I look forward to a great semester with the class and hope that I can add to the wonderful space that it already is. Have a great day! I look forward to meeting you.

In service,

Miss Hill  

Weekly Overview/Homework 1/14-1/18


2019
01.13

Parents,

Q2 is two school weeks away from being over!  Please remind your child that their learning goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on ReadnQuiz will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

Raise A Glass For Ray is coming up on Janury 31.    Please join us for our annual fundraiser at The Promontory: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

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 surprising details from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 4 DECIMALS, students will use algebraic equations to  plot data sets on a coordinate grid, using the (x, y) to plot points.  Students will also estimate addends and add decimals.

here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

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

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will work on Informational Writing.  This week, students will produce  4 prewrites in their notebooks of informational writing topics.  We will also deconstruct an introductory paragraph, learning the three parts:  Grabber, Thesis, Transition.  We will practice identifying the three parts in introductory paragraphs.

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-9 Home Link 4-10 Home Link 4-11 Home Link 4-12  
Writing Week 6 cursive packet 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 1/7 -1/11


2019
01.01

Parents,

I hope you had a fantastic Winter Break!  Students will take NWEA Map tests in Reading and Math on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  Also, another reminder that the Q2 goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on ReadnQuiz will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

Raise A Glass For Ray is coming up!  Please join us for our annual fundraiser at The Promontory: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

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.

Our Annotation objectives will change weekly as we begin to refine our thinking as readers.  This week, we will focus on annotating Predictions from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 4 DECIMALS, students will practice plotting ordered pairs on a coordinate grid, using the (x, y) to plot points.

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

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will share their published Fractured Fairy Tales in an Author’s Chair.  Then, we will begin working on Informational writing.  This week, students will complete two write-outs in their writer’s notebook.  Then, students will select one of these topics to create an informational poem.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-6 Home Link 4-7 Home Link 4-8  
Writing Week 5 cursive packet 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!

WeeklyOverview/Homework 12/17-12/21


2018
12.14

Parents,

Just a reminder that the Q2 goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on ReadnQuiz will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

Have a fantastic holiday break with your child.  We have not left them without work to do!  Students will keep track of their reading over Winter Break on a Reading Log.  Remind your child that they are working toward the goal of 5 books/or 25 Reading quiz points to attend the Hot Chocolate and Pajama Social at the end of Q2.

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.

Our Annotation objectives will change weekly as we begin to refine our thinking as readers.  This week, we will focus on annotating QUESTIONS  from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 4 DECIMALS, students will extend their knowledge of place value to the thousandths place and all decimals.  Please regard the link below for parent resources, as well as copies of home links:

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

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will edit/publish their Fractured Fairy Tales.  Students will have time during Writing class to work on this.  All publish Fractured Fairy Tales are due when we return from break on 1/7/19.  Here is the rubric that I will grade your student on:  http://agkrecik.cuipblogs.net/files/2018/12/Fractured-Fairy-Tale-Rubric.docx

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-3 Home Link 4-4 Home Link 4-5  
Writing Week 4 cursive packet due. Publish Fractured Fairy Tales are due 1/7/19
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 Winter Break!!!

Weekly Overview/Homework 12/10-12/15


2018
12.10

Parents,

Just a reminder that the Q2 goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on Class Dojo will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

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.

Our Annotation objectives will change weekly as we begin to refine our thinking as readers.  This week, we will focus on annotating IMPORTANT details from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 3, students will review key skills from the unit on Monday.  Then, on Tuesday we will take the Unit 3 assessment.  Wednesday-Friday will start Unit 4…DECIMALS!  Please regard the link below for parent resources, as well as copies of home links:

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

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will revise their first drafts of their Fractured Fairy Tales.  Minilessons will focus on 1.  adding descriptive details  2.  including rich dialogue and 3.  word choice.  Students will work with a peer review buddy to improve their writing.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 3 Review Unit 3 Test Home Link 4-1 Home Link 4-2  
Writing Week 3 cursive packet 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 12/3-12/7


2018
12.03

Parents,

Just a reminder that the Q2 goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on Class Dojo will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

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.

Math-  This week in our Unit 3, students will practice adding and subtracting fractions in a variety of ways, as well as solving fraction of problems.  Lessons 3-11—3-14 will be covered.  Please regard the link below for support in helping your child:

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

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will write first drafts of their Fractured Fairy Tales.  Fairy tales will be told from a first-person point of view, and students will select which character they will tell the story through.    In addition, students will receive WEEK 3 Cursive Packet.  These packets are handed out on Mondays and due back the following Monday.  We will spend a little time daily working on cursive in class.  Students will have a short cursive assessment each Monday.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-11 Home Link 3-12 Home Link 3-13 Home Link 3-14  
Writing Week 2 cursive packet 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 11/26-11/30


2018
11.26

Parents,

Here’s hoping your Thanksgiving break was restful.  Just four weeks until Winter Break.  It will go by so fast!

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 each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will complete STORY MAPPING their Fractured Fairy Tale IN CLASS.  Early finishers will begin drafting their stories.  We will discuss point of view this week.  Students will be assigned a Writing homework assignment this week to be completed by Friday.  In addition, students will receive their second Cursive Packet.  These packets are handed out on Mondays and due back the following Monday.  We will spend a little time daily working on cursive in class.  Students will have a short cursive assessment on Monday.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-6, 3-7 Home Link 3-8 Home Link 3-9 Home Link 3-10  
Writing Homework:  Write a 1-page writing piece:  Image result for dialogue prompt Writing piece 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 TODAY.Read over the weekend!!!!

Weekly Overview/Homework 11/11-11/15


2018
11.14

  • Parent-teacher Conference sign-ups are Wednesday.  Reserve your slot!

  • 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:  https://www.epayillinois.com/Home/ShowSiteLandingPage/30176

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 each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will publish a poem in class.  then, we will begin our next unit:  Fracture a Fairytale with some pre-writing activities to recall a fairytale .

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-3 Home Link 3-4  
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 11/5-11/9


2018
11.05
  • Parent-teacher Conference sign-ups go home Monday.  Reserve your slot!
  • 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:  https://www.epayillinois.com/Home/ShowSiteLandingPage/30176
  • Picture Re-takes are 11/13.  Students should bring their unwanted pictures if they are doing a retake.
  • Students will attend a field trip for Ms. Drewa’s science class on Friday.  Students will need a lunch.

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 each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will publish a poem in class.  then, we will begin our next unit:  Fracture a Fairytale with some pre-writing activities in class.

Math-In Math, students will complete and review Unit 2.  Students will take the Unit 2 test on Tuesday.  Wednesday we will begin Unit 3:  Fractions

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 2 review unit 2 test (no homework) Home Link 3-1 Home Link 3-2  
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 10/29-11/2


2018
10.30
  • This week marks the end of Q1.  Missing/late work/revised work will be accepted no later than Wednesday, November 1.  
  • 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:  https://www.epayillinois.com/Home/ShowSiteLandingPage/30176
  • Thank you to the parents who joined us on our Zoo field trip Monday.  It was perfect Fall weather.
  • There is no school on Friday, November 2.

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 each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will work on developing poetry by observing and writing about an image.  Poems will center around the image, looking at it from different perspectives.  Additionally, students will be collecting wriitng ideas for their next work of fiction:  Fantasy fiction.

Math-In Math, students will finish work in Unit 2.  Students will practice long division using two algorithms:  partial quotients and US Traditional division.  Lessons 2-12 and 2-13 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Mixed Review worksheet Home Link 2-12 Home Link 2-13  
Writing Write a 1-page journal entry tonight.  Starter:          Image result for dialogue prompt
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 10/22-10/26


2018
10.23
  • Several parents have still not signed up for ClassDojo, and you are missing important announcements throughout the week.  Please sign up ASAP, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. 
  • 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:  https://www.epayillinois.com/Home/ShowSiteLandingPage/30176
  • Please attend the PTO-sponsored Halloween dance this Friday from 5-7 pm.  Admission is $5, and proceeds will benefit the 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C.  Please note, costun=mes may not be work to school.

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 each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will focus on peer-editing and publishing their drafts this week.  Mini-lessons will center around peer editing and composing an “About The Author” paragraph to accompany their essay.

Math-In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Students will continue practice in traditional multiplication, convert measurements, and use friendly multiples to solve division problems.  Lessons 2-9, 2-10, and 2-11 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 2-9 Traditional Multiplication worksheet Home Link 2-10 Home Link 2-11  
Writing DEADLINE:  ALL PUBLISHED PERSONAL NARRATIVE ESSAYS ARE 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 TODAY.Read over the weekend!!!!

Weekly Overview/Homework 10/15-10/19


2018
10.17
  • Several parents have still not signed up for ClassDojo, and you are missing important announcements throughout the week.  Please sign up ASAP, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. 
  • 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:  https://www.epayillinois.com/Home/ShowSiteLandingPage/30176
  • International Night, hosted by the PTO is this Wednesday!  Please come and enjoy music, food, and entertainment from our diverse community.

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 each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will focus on revising their drafts this week.  Mini-lessons will center around adding sensory details to their essays and showing their emotions through description.

Math-In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Students will practice traditional multiplication and convert measurements .  Lessons 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, and 2-8 will be covered.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 2-5 Home Link 2-6 Home Link 2-7 Home Link 2-8  
Writing Write a one-page minimum free-write of your topic choice.
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 Reading Log is due TODAY.

Read over the weekend!!!!