Archive for December 2013

HOMEWORK CHART

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Math Journal lesson 5.10  Study Link 5.11  Study For Unit 5 test  Unit 5 Test Study Link 5.12
Writing  Create 2 beverage descriptions using personification.  Poetic Devices assessment:  Students will create an original poem using poetic devices to show understanding.
Science (312)   Investigation D:  Learning to Use a MicroscopeComplete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.  Investigation D:  Learning to Use a MicroscopeComplete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.  Investigation E:  Using A Microscope Part 2Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment. Investigation Worksheet:  Field Of ViewWorksheet due at end of class.  
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s Choice  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s Choice Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s Choice Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s ChoiceReading Logs due tomorrow.  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day during break.

DECEMBER BOOK REPORTS DUE JANUARY 6!

Dear Parents,

  • Progress Reports will be sent home on Wednesday, December 11.  Please review them and return the bottom portion to me.  If you would like to discuss the report, please contact me via email:  agkrecik@cps.edu.
  • We need paper towel, antibacterial wipes, looseleaf paper, and hand sanitizer.
  • December Book reports are due when students come back from Winter break on January 6.  Please see the book report tab for more information.
  • 5th grade classes will rotate this week.  I will teach science to room 312.

 

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop

  • 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 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:  Drawing Conclusions -Students will keep notes in their reading log this week and “Draw Conclusions” as they are reading.  They will use inference to determine the meaning of unknown words, situations, and actions in the text.

Scholastic S.C.O.P.E.- This week we will explore the central ideas and text evidence that supports the ideas in the story titled, “Malala The Powerful”  Students will respond to a writing prompt and provide text evidence to support their writing.

Writer’s Workshop-

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 2 food items to include the poetic device:   metaphor.  Then students will pair up to create a “menu” that includes the poetic devices:  simile, alliteration, hyperbole, and metaphor.

G.U.M.-  In grammar, usage, and mechanics we will identify types of nouns in a sentence.

Math-

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 focus on Lesson 5.6-5.9.  We will continue converting fractions to decimals and practice converting them to percentages.  Then, we will create circle graphs with the percentages using the percent circle.

 

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 312 will have Science.  We will continue work in our unit:  Microworlds.  learn how a magnifier works and learn how to use a microscope.

Investigation D:  Learning TO Use A Microscope

Investigation E:  Practicing With Specimens

Investigation F:  Field Of View

Notebooks are due on Thursday.

HOMEWORK CHART

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Math Journal lesson 5.6  Study Link 5.7  Math Journal page 146  Study Link 5.8  Study Link 5.9
Writing  Write a “My Family Lives In a ____” poem using metaphor in your writers journal  Add metaphor to two desserts in your writer’s journal  Write a weekend letter to your parents about your week at school.
Science (312)   Investigation D:  Learning to Use a Microscope

Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.

 Investigation D:  Learning to Use a Microscope

Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.

 Investigation E:  Using A Microscope Part 2

Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.

Investigation Worksheet:  Field Of View

Worksheet due at end of class.

 
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s Choice  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s Choice Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s Choice Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s Choice  Read for a minimum of 90 minutes and work in reading log:  Reader’s ChoiceReading Logs due Monday