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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.  

Dear Parents,

  • We are performing in the school Black History Celebration on Tuesday, February 28.  Parents will be invited to one of these performances, although I am unsure of the details yet.  Please check Dojo for times, as I will post them there when I know.
  • Students need to have their own DRY-ERASE MARKER for Math Centers.  Please purchase on 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 the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will continue work on their next essay format: Expository.  Students will revise and publish their essay.  All essays are due Friday, February 21.

Math: In Math, students will complete Unit 5, Fractions. Students will review and test on Wednesday.  Then, students will begin Chapter 6.

Science: This week, students will begin a new unit of study:  Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.

Social Studies: Students will begin work in Chapter 8.  They will determine causes of the Revolutionary War this week.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 5 Review #2

Khan Academy

 Khan Academy Home Link 6-1

Khan Academy

 Home Link  6-2
Writing  Published Essays due tomorrow.
Social Studies/ Science  Fighting For Control 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.  

Dear Parents,

  • Come to Ray for a Black History Celebration this Thursday, February 16th from 5:30-8:30.

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 continue work on their next essay format: Expository.  Students will draft and revise their how-to essays.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 5, Fractions. This week’s lessons will have students. Reset number stories for fraction multiplication sentences, as well as divide fractions. Students will take a Checking Progress quiz Friday.

Science: This week, student will look at the Blepharisma and Vinegar Eels, two protist organisms.  Students will observe specimens under the microscope, and sketch the specimen with accuracy. Students will make observations and write a conclusion to the experiment.

Social Studies: Students will complete their learning and notes on the 13 colonies.  Students will take a quiz over the Thirteen Colonies on Wednesday.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-11 Home Link 5-12 Home Link 5-13 Home Link 5-14      Khan Academy  Checking Progress quiz
Writing  All Rough Drafts are due tomorrow.
Social Studies/ Science
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.   Completed WONDER packet 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. Create a new book cover for your Independent Reading book.  Include information that is important to the story on the cover.  Illustrate and color the cover.
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 Word Search that includes the names of important characters and places in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences.
Write a letter to your friend 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.  Define each word and draw a picture to help you remember its meaning

Dear Parents,

 

 

Reader’s Workshop:  Reading GOAL- Students will receive their new Q3 ReadnQuiz goal this week.  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/Science: This week, students will begin work on their next essay format:  Expository.  Students will use their Boss sheets to select a writing topic and begin organizing their writing ideas in a graphic organizers.  Students will begin drafting their essays by Friday.

Math:  In Math, students will continue Unit 5, Fractions.  This week’s lessons will emphasize finding the area of fractional parts.   Students will take a Checking Progress quiz Friday.

Science:  This week,  student will look at the Volvox, a protist organism.  Students will observe specimens under the microscope, and sketch the specimen with accuracy.  Students will make observations and write a conclusion to the experiment.

Social Studies:  Students will study the final group of 13 colonies:  Southern.  Students will determine what sets them apart from other colonies by organizing information in a chart.  In addition, we will explore ideas of social protest, citing sit-ins, marches, and boycotts to create change in the Civil Rights movement.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-8 Home Link 5-9 Home Link 5-10  Khan Academy  Checking Progress quiz
Writing  Complete Graphic Organizer  Write persuasive essay on person at Children’s March
Social Studies/ Science  Middle Colonies 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. Create a new book cover for your Independent Reading book.  Include information that is important to the story on the cover.  Illustrate and color the cover.
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 Word Search that includes the names of important characters and places in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences.
Write a letter to your friend 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.  Define each word and draw a picture to help you remember its meaning

Dear Parents,

We still need pencils.  If you can pick up a pack to share with the class, we would appreciate it.  Thank you to the families who have.

Raise a Glass For Ray is this Thursday, February 2.  Proceeds from this amazing night at The Promontory will go directly to service students at Ray.  Please see the link for more information, and to purchase tickets:  http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

Friday is a non-attendance day for students.  It is the end of Q2.  Tic Tac Toe assignments will be due on Thursday.

Reader’s Workshop:  Reading GOAL- Students have until Thursday to meet their Reading Goal for Q2.  This goal 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.  Please make sure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes nightly from their IR book so that they may meet their goal. 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, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop/Science: This week, students will complete/present their Google slideshows that they created together on their planets.   This project will conclude our persuasive writing for Q2.  Then, students will begin work on a new type of essay, Expository.

Math:  In Math, students will continue Unit 5, Fractions.  This week’s lessons will emphasize finding fractions of whole numbers and fractions.   Students will take a Checking Progress quiz Thursday.

Science:  This week,  student will look at plant cells inside of an onion.  Students will make wet-mount slides, observe specimens under the microscope, and sketch the specimen with accuracy.

Social Studies:  Students will study the second group of 13 colonies:  Middle.  Students will determine what sets them apart from other colonies by organizing information in a chart.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-5 Home Link 5-6 Home Link 5-7 Checking Progress quiz
Writing
Social Studies/ Science    Complete Plant cells worksheet  The Middle colonies 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 Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.

 Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.  Read WONDER book!

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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

Dear Parents,

We need pencils badly.  We share pencils in the classroom, and we have none left in our inventory.  If you are out and could pick up a pack for the classroom, it would be much appreciated.

 

Reader’s Workshop:  Reading GOAL- Students are working to meet their Reading Goal for Q2.  This goal 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.  Please make sure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes nightly from their IR book so that they may meet their goal. 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, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop/Science: This week, students will complete their research on a planet.  Then, they will work in small groups to make persuasive Google Slide presentations to convince others to move to their planet.  This will conclude our persuasive writing for Q2.

Math:  In Math, students will begin Unit 5, Fractions.  This week’s lessons will emphasize adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.   Students will take a Checking Progress quiz Friday.

Science:  This week,  student will learn how to prepare different types of slides.  Students will learn how to make wet-mount slides and well slides, observe specimens under the microscope, and sketch each specimen with accuracy.

Social Studies:  Students will study the first group of 13 colonies:  New England.  Students will determine what sets them apart from other colonies by organizing information in a chart.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-1 Home Link 5-2 Home Link 5-3 Home Link 5-4  Checking Progress quiz
Writing  Complete Planet Handout  SCOPE take-home Quiz
Social Studies/ Science  Summary of Robert Hooke article  The New England colonies 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.

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,

This week, students in Room 314 will participate in an in-class workshop on Thursday with the ChES program through Lincoln Park Zoo.  ChES stands for Chicago Environmental Stewards, and it gives students a chance to learn about the urban wildlife around them, how to support the living environment, and how to protect its species.  To learn more about this program please visit:  http://www.lpzoo.org/chicago-environmental-stewards

Reader’s Workshop:  Reading GOAL- Students are working to meet their Reading Goal for Q2.  This goal 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.  Please make sure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes nightly from their IR book so that they may meet their goal. 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, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop/Science:  This week students will continue work on their last persuasive writing piece in Q2.  They will put themselves in the position of a realtor, and they will be challenged to sell their planet to their classmates as an ideal place to live.  This week, students will create a handout that highlights facts about their planet.

Math:  In Math, students will complete lessons 4-13-4-14, emphasizing adding and subtracting decimals.  Students will take a Unit 4 test on Friday.

Science:  This week,  student will use microscopes to identify white powder mystery substances.  Students will use properties of each specimen to match what they see under their microscopes.

Social Studies:  Students will study the French and Dutch colonization of the New World.  Students will complete a map identifying the early settlements of Jamestown, Plymouth, New Amsterdam, Quebec City, and New Orleans.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-13 Home Link 4-14  Unit 4 Review  Unit 4 test
Writing  .  Complete Planet Handout.
Social Studies/ Science  The French and Dutch 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.

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) Reading Skill:  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. Make a persuasive  advertisement for the book.  Include the title, author, and an exciting picture on your poster!  Your poster should be neat and colorful.  Use persuasive techniques 🙂
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 developed sentences.
Write a letter to the antagonist (main character) in your Independent Reading book, and give them some advice on how to be a better person in the story.  Use proper letter formatting. 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,

Welcome Back!  Progress Reports went home with students today.  Please review with your child.  If you would like to schedule a conference to discuss improvements your child can make, please message me through ClassDojo or you may email me at agkrecik@cps.edu,

Reader’s Workshop:  Reading GOAL- Students are working to meet their Reading Goal for Q2.  This goal 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.  Please make sure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes nightly from their IR book so that they may meet their goal. 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, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop/Science:  This week students will begin work on their last persuasive writing piece in Q2.  They will put themselves in the position of a realtor, and they will be challenged to sell their planet to their classmates as an ideal place to live.  This week, students will research an assigned planet, using guiding questions to field their research.  This research will ultimately be the material that they will use for an informational/persuasive brochure/handout.

Math:  In Math, students will complete lessons 4-10 through 4-13, emphasizing using coordinates on a grid and adding and subtracting decimals.

Science:  This week,  student will use microscopes to compare/contrast paper samples.

Social Studies:  Students will learn about the Pilgrims and their reasons for settling in the New World.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 4-10  Home Link 4-11  Home Link 4-12  Home Link 4-13
Writing  Watch Obama’s Farewell Speech and write a 1-page reflection in your Writer’s Notebook. Complete an Guided Questions for your Planet Project.  Be ready to begin Handout Monday.
Social Studies/ Science  The Plymouth Colony 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.

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) Reading Skill:  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. Make a persuasive  advertisement for the book.  Include the title, author, and an exciting picture on your poster!  Your poster should be neat and colorful.  Use persuasive techniques 🙂
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 developed sentences.
Write a letter to the antagonist (main character) in your Independent Reading book, and give them some advice on how to be a better person in the story.  Use proper letter formatting. 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,

Winter Break homework:  Read!!!!!!! and keep a Reading Log.  That’s it!

Please have a safe and joyful Winter Break with your child.  I will be out this week due to a personal matter.  Any questions can be sent to Ms. Pfeiffer via ClassDojo.

Reader’s Workshop:  Reading GOAL- Students have been giving a reading goal for Q2.  This goal 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.  Please make sure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes nightly from their IR book so that they may meet their goal. 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, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop:  This week students will create, draft and publish a persuasive essay.

Math:  In Math, students will complete lessons 4-7 through 4-9, emphasizing plotting ordered pairs on a grid.

Science:  This week,  student will use microscopes to compare/contrast items seen with the naked eye, vs magnification.

Social Studies:  Students will study the first English settlement, Jamestown, in the Americas.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 4-7  Home Link 4-8  Home Link 4-9
Writing  Finish prewrite/ graphic organizer  Finish draft  Finish revisions Publish persuasive essay.  Due Friday December 23.
Social Studies/ Science
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.  

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) Reading Skill:  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. Make a persuasive  advertisement for the book.  Include the title, author, and an exciting picture on your poster!  Your poster should be neat and colorful.  Use persuasive techniques 🙂
Make a word search with important words, names, and places from the story. Solve it! Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences. How has Via’s P.O.V. made you feel differently about Auggie and the story so far?  Explain in 3-5 sentences.  Cite one piece of text evidence to support your thinking.
Write a letter to the protagonist (main character) in your Independent Reading book, and give them some advice on how to solve their problem in the story.  Use proper letter formatting. Use one word to describe a character from your IR book.  then, find two pieces of text evidence in the story to support your word choice. 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.