- We are out of Kleenex. We could also use paper towel, antibacterial wipes, looseleaf paper, and hand sanitizer.
- November Book Reports are due Tuesday, November 26.
- The Class Fee is still needed for many in Room 314. The cost is $85. 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.
- 5th grade classes will rotate this week. I will teach science to room 315. Room 314 will see Ms. Lemberis for Civics.
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 continue working in Guided Reading groups reading non-fiction Science texts and fiction novels. Skills we will work on include: using context clues, drawing conclusions, and summarizing with main idea/details of text.
Also, students will be responsible for composing a Reader’s Letter for a grade. 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: Leaning In-Students will keep thinkmarks this week and “Lean In” to places in the story as they read independently. They will select places that they can infer and describe details that they visualize as they read.
Scholastic S.C.O.P.E.- This week we will synthesize key ideas from texts and video about homelessness in America. We will annotate the article, answer close-reading questions in small groups, and respond to a writing prompt about the materials.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
This week, students will continue to work on their Poetic Devices unit called: “The Poetic Menu”. Students will revise descriptions for 3 food items to include the poetic devices: simile, alliteration, and metaphor.
G.U.M.- In grammar, usage, and mechanics we will identify prepositional phrases in a sentence.
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.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.NF.A.1 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd.)
This week we will complete and test for Unit 4: Division. Students will practice solving for variables in math sentences. Then we will review for the test on Tuesday. On Wednesday we will take Unit 4 test. Thursday and Friday we will begin Unit 5: Fractions.
Lessons 4.7 and – 5.1-5.2 will be covered.
Science (room 314)
- 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.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
This week room 315 will have Science. We will be introduced to a new unit: Microworlds. Students will make observations on a penny, learn how a magnifier works, and record observations on materials using a magnifier.
Investigation A: Students will be challenged to recall the details of a penny, observe a penny for one minute and draw it again, and finally use magnifiers to record details.
Investigation B: Students will practice making more detailed observations and record them in sketches and writing
Investigation C: Students will practice using different kinds of lenses to magnify objects.