STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Kazi S-T. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
“Kazi demonstrates a compassionate helpfulness throughout the class. He helps others throughout the day to promote the Common Good of the classroom climate You are appreciated for your kindness, Kazi!”
- 5th grade classes will switch this week. I will teach science to room 312 this week. Room 314 will be in Civics. Please check Ms. Jack’s blog for work details.
- The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
This week, students will begin work in Guided Reading groups. Students will work in small groups to read a novel and work on comprehension skills that are deficient. Students who are not meeting for Guided Reading will be working on Daily 5 activities: Read T0 Self, Work On Writing (Reader’s Letter), Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students may bring their own headphones, with parental permission to listen to reading online. READERS’ LETTERS MUST BE COMPLETED IN CLASS— this is not homework.
Shared Reading in Scholastic SCOPE: Students will annotate the text of the story, “Malala The Powerful” , andswer close reading questions, and respond to a writing prompt about the text.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
This week, students will finish revising first narrative essays and publish essays. Then, they will begin prewriting a new narrative: Connecting Art to Writing. Students will view a large art print in class and write what they think the story is about in their notebooks.
- CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
- CCSS.Math.Content.5.OA.A.2 Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
In Math, we will practice writing addition and subtraction number sentences for story problems, calculate data landmarks for an experiment on reaction time, identify terms for chance events, and estimate products. We will cover lessons 2.4-2.7
Science (room 312)
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
This week, Room 312 will review Science lab procedures and expectations, Then, students will work in pairs to experiment with sunclocks and learn about the moon phases sequence in the Measuring Time unit. I expect students to have a composition notebook for science, and students are required to write out investigations using the 5-Step Scientific Process (Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Observations and Data, Conclusion). Students’ notebooks are graded using a Rubric. This counts for 40% of their overall grade.
Investigation B: Measuring Time With A Sunclock
Investigation C: Moon Phases
Science notebooks are due on Monday 10/6