- 5th grade classes will switch again this week. I will teach science to room 315 his week and room 314 will go to Civics with Ms. Lemberis.
- 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.
- Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room throughout the year are: Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, Band-aids, and Hand Sanitizer. Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk. Thank you!
Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
- 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 be working in Guided Reading groups for the first time this year. We will begin with short informational texts to improve upon comprehnsion skills. Also, students will be responsible for composing a Reader’s Letter for a grade this week. Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess the letters. LETTERS MUST BE COMPLETED IN CLASS— this is not homework.
Please make sure students are reading independently at home. They should be doing this every night and recording information in their reading logs. Please help me by monitoring their progress and contact me with any concerns.
Reading Skill: Making Connections -Students will keep notes in their reading log this week week and “Make Connections” to places in the story as they read independently. They will select places that they can make text-self, text-text or text-world connections.
- 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.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
This week, students will hand in published essays on Monday. We will have an Author’s Chair for students to read Personal Narratives aloud. This will count towards a speaking/listening grade. Then we will begin working on our next essay form: Expository essay. This week, students will be writing long in their writing notebooks about things they are “experts” in doing. By week’s end, students will select one expertise to develop for an expository essay.
- CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
- CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
In Math, we will review methods for subtraction gnumbers. Then, we will work on making magnitude estimates, multiplying multi-digit numbers and decimals using lattice method and partial-products method, and comparing numbers in the millions, billions, and trillions. We will cover lessons 2.7-2.10
Science (room 315)
- 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 315 will have Science. First we will complete our sunclock investigations. Then we will create calendars to help make the passing of time. Finally, we will learn about the phases of the moon. Students will simulate moon phases in teams of four.
Investigation B: Using A Sunclock
Hands-on Investigation : Creating A Calendar (no investigation, but finished calendar for assessment)
Investigation C: Phases Of The Moon
Science notebooks are due on Friday October 4.