Archive for February 2012

This is our last week before we start the annual ISAT testing.  As a result, students will continue practicing Extended Responses in Reading and Math.  In addition, we will practice Reading and Math skills in the format of ISAT testing (multiple choice questioning).  There will be a Chapter 4 test in Social Studies on Wednesday.  Students may use their notebooks for this test.

 

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  ISAT practice packet if you did not complete it in-class ISAT Practice:  Landmarks and Data    ISAT Practice:  Perimeter, Area, and Volume Extended Response Puzzler due.Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  Write your letter to the teacher if you did not finish it.        
Social Studies/Science    Study for Chapter 4 testSS Workbook pages 38-39 Chapter 4 test
Science:  Using Microscopes part 3-  5-Part investigation due on Friday.  
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Tune Into Interesting Words Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Tune Into Interesting Words Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Tune Into Interesting Words Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Tune Into Interesting Words Weekend Reading work.

 

There will be a Unit 5 test in Math and a Social Studies Quiz in this short week.  In addition, Black History Projects are due on Thursday and students will be assessed on their Spoken Word poetry Thursday.  Please see the below chart for homework details and due dates.

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math   Study Packet:  Unit 5 test  Unit 5 test  Study Link 6.2Extended Response puzzler due Friday. Extended Response Puzzler due. 
Writing    Memorize and practice poem performance. Poetry Practice. POETRY SLAM TODAY!Finish your collage frame for your poem. Complete your short story and draw/color one illustration to accompany it.
Social Studies/Science    Study for Lesson 3 and 4 vocabulary quiz Vocabulary Quiz over lesson 3&4 today.

Workbook page 37

Science:  Using Microscopes part 2-  5-Part investigation due on Friday.  
Reading   Read for a minimum of 30 minutesand make one Thinkmark:  Quick Questions Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Quick Questions Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Quick Questions Weekend Reading and Extended Response work.

Dear Parents of Room 304:

Black History project packets went home last Friday.  Students will have two weeks to complete this project.  Students should decide on what project they are doing and begin researching information ASAP.  At least 3 separate resources minimum should be cited.  Reflection papers should be typed, 1-2 pages.  If students are working in partners or groups, projects should be presented together, and each student should write their own reflection.  Students will have some research time Wednesday morning.  Additional time will be necessary outside of school.  Please check the link on our classroom homepage for more information.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 5.10 Reading Circle Graphs  Study Link 5.11

Making Circle graphs

 Extended Response puzzler due Friday. Chapter 5 Review for test on Tuesday!
Writing  Using Graphic Organizer, create poem inspired by your Black History topic. Practice/memorize your poem. Practice/memorize your poem. Create a collage to frame your poem.
Social Studies/Science Chapter 4 Lesson 4 reading and answer Lesson review ?s 1-2 Weekly Workbook page 36.

 

Vocabulary Quiz lesson 3&4

Science:  Using Microscopes-  5-Part investigation due on Friday.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutesand make one Thinkmark:  Quick Questions Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Quick Questions Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Quick Questions Weekend Reading worksheet.

 Dear Parents of Room 304:

We are in need of one Parent chaperone for our field trip to the Hyde Park Art Center this Wednesday, February 8.  We will leave Ray at 12:30, and return by 2:30 at the latest.  Please consider attending this field trip.  It should be interactive, artistic, and fun.

This is a full week of school (Yay!).  We are beginning our prep for ISAT testing in March.  Students will be working on Extended Responses in Math and Reading.  Weekly Math Puzzlers will become Math Extended Response Puzzlers for the remaining weeks of February.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 5.7 Study Link 5.8  MJ pages 149-150   Study Link 5.9 
Writing  Persuasive Essay Reading practice.     Read”Tips For the Enjoyment of Poetry” and write a reflection in your Writer’s Journal. Pick one poem to read- practice it using the “Tips” none
Social Studies/Science   Lesson 1 & 2 Vocabulary QuizChapter 4 Lesson 3 reading and answer Lesson review ?s 1-2 Weekly Workbook page 35. Science:  Investigating Lenses:  5-Part investigation due on Friday. Decide on a Black History project and topic.  Begin researching.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark:  Tune Into Words. Read for a minimum of 30 minutesand make one Thinkmark:  Tune Into Words. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Tune Into Words. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and make one Thinkmark: Tune Into Words. Weekend Reading worksheet.