Archive for January 2012

Report Cards will be sent home on Wednesday, February 1.  Please review and contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

This week is another 4-day workweek for the students.  Persuasive Essays are due, in published form, by Monday, February 6.  Please see the Rubrics tab for grading information.  In addition to producing a 5-paragraph essay, students will be required to read their essays aloud to the class (Speaking skill) and Summarizing a fellow classmate’s essay (Listening skill).  We will begin this next week.

Please remember that Room 304 will attend a Field Trip on Wednesday, February 8.  We will be going to the Hyde Park Art museum to work with Meredith, our Artist-In-Residence at Ray school.  We will leave after lunch, at 12:30, and return by 2:30 pm.  Please email me if you have any interest in attending this field trip with us.

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 4.5 Study Link 4.6   MJ Pages 143-144

Weekly Puzzler due

Checking Progress Quiz

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Writing  Final Drafting:  See Rubric for Final Draft Requirements Final Drafting:  See Rubric for Final Draft Requirements  Final Drafting:  See Rubric for Final Draft Requirements Final Drafting:  See Rubric for Final Draft Requirements None
Social Studies/Science   Chapter 4 Lesson 2 reading and answer Lesson review ?s 1-2 Weekly Workbook page 33. Science:  Investigating Lenses:  5-Part investigation due on Monday. None
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Summarizing. Read for a minimum of 30 minutesand make one Thinkmark:  Summarizing. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Summarizing. Weekend Reading worksheet. None

Can you believe it’s almost February?  This month is just flying by.  We have begun learning about Fractions in math, have been busy pre-writing for Persuasive essays in Writing, and plugging away in Independent Reading and Guided Reading groups daily.  In addition, our Artist-In-Residence, Meredith, has students beginning a new project in class:  Artist trading cards.  It is really neat.

This reminds me- our class will be attending an afternoon field trip to the Hyde Park Art Center on February 8 in the afternoon (leaving at 12:15 after lunch).  Our class needs 2 chaperones for this trip.  The time spent at the art center will be 1 1/2 hours, plus time to travel to and from the school.  Please email me if you can help out:  agkrecik@cps.edu

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Fractions worksheetMJ page 131 Study Link 4.3 Study Link 4.4 MJ page 138

Weekly Puzzler due

Checking Progress Quiz

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Writing   Rough Draft:  Use yellow paper, skip lines, write in pencil, paragraph as you write.   “Ditch your Grabber lead!”  Come up with two new Grabber leads to get your reader’s attention.  Write these on a notecard. None
Social Studies/Science   Chapter 4 Lesson 1 reading and answer Lesson review ?s 1-2 Weekly Workbook page 32. Science:  Making Observations #2:  5-Part investigation due on Monday. None
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark. Read for a minimum of 30 minutesand make one Thinkmark. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark. Weekend Reading worksheet. None

All assignments for Second Quarter must be submitted by Thursday, January 19, at the very latest.  Students should all have access to Gradebook, where they can view their assignments and determine what, if any, missing assignments they have. 

 

Weekly Homework:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math    Study for Unit 4 test Unit 4 test today Study Link 5.1 Study Link 5.2  Weekly Puzzler due today.
Writing    Create an Introductory Paragraph for your Persuasive essay.  Develop details for your three supporting reasons. Create a Concluding paragraph for your Persuasive essay.  
Social Studies/ Science   Social Studies:  Weekly Workbook pages29-30  Social Studies Chapter test Science:  Microworlds Investigation and Sum-It-Up page due Friday.  
Reading   Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark

 

Happy New Year!  Welcome back to school, students and parents.  I am so excited to begin a new year, filled with new and exciting  challenges.  To begin with, I look forward to seeing your student’s Cereal Box book report and presentation.  Please see the Homework schedule below for this week’s at-home assignments:

Weekly Homework:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Math Journal pages 109-110  Study Link 4.5 Study Link 4.6 Study Link 4.7 Study for Unit 4 test
Math Puzzler due today.  Checking Progress Quiz.
Writing Poetic Devices booklet:  Create a poem using 4 examples of personification Complete Poetic Devices Booklet to hand in for a grade. Pre-writing:  Persuasive essay-decide on a topic and create a grabber lead.  Drafting:  Complete your Introductory paragraph.  Due Monday.
Social Studies/ Science Social Studies:  Weekly Workbook page 28 Science:  Investigating Pendulums Investigation and Sum-It-Up page due Friday.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make 1 Thinkmark