STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Neel J. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
“Neel has racked up the highest points in Classroom Dojo with ease. He is a hard-worker and takes learning very seriously. Congratulations, Neel!”
- We will have a healthy celebration on Friday, October 31 to accompany our Famous Dead People presentations. Please, do not send candy to school, although healthy alternatives are apprecaited. Please contact me if you would like to donate any snacks or beverages.
- 5th grade classes will switch this week. I will teach science to room 315 this week. Room 314 will go to Geography.
- The Class Fee is $85 and it is due. 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. If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
- Please consider donating incentive prizes to the school store. We would like our students to look forward to weekly opportunities to cash in their Warrior bucks, and have a stocked store guarantees this excitement. Oriental Trading Company has so many great prizes at low, low prices. Please consider making a purchase donation for our school store today. Every little bit counts. The website is: www.orientaltrading,com.
- If you haven’t signed up for ClassDojo yet, please consider doing this. ClassDojo has been a great resource for communication these past two weeks with parents so that they are updated on attendance, homework and behavior.
Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
- 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 work in Guided Reading groups. Students will work in small groups to read a novel and work on comprehension skills that are deficient. Students who are not meeting for Guided Reading will be working on Daily 5 activities: Read T0 Self, Work On Writing (Reader’s Letter), Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students may bring their own headphones, with parental permission to listen to reading online. READERS’ LETTERS MUST BE COMPLETED IN CLASS— this is not homework.
Shared Reading in ThinkCerca: Students will read and article about friendship, respond to the article, and compose an argument writing piece using evidence from the text.
- 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.
This week, students will work on revisions with peers, enhancing their writing. Drafts will be re-written for clarity after revisions are made.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.B.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category
This week students will identify types of triangles, construct congruent triangles, determine properties of polygons, and define and create tessellations. Lessons 3.6-3.8 will be covered.
This week in Social Studies, students will begin Chapter 3, The Age Of Exploration. Students will define vocabulary for Chapter 3, Lesson 1, read Lesson 1 and take notes, and complete review questions.
Project: Famous Dead People- Students should spend this week practicing their speeches and completing any posters or additional props for presentations. We will present our Famous Dead people on Friday after Reader’s Workshop. If any parents would like to attend the presentations, please contact me.
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 review Science lab procedures and expectations, Then, students will learn about the moon phases sequence in the Measuring Time unit. In groups of four, students will replicate the moon phases and record observations. In addition, students will create and illustrate moon myths. This assignment will be graded based on a writing rubric. Finally, students will keep track of the moon cycle for 30 days.
I expect students to have a composition notebook for science only, and students are required to write out investigations using the 5-Step Scientific Process (Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Observations and Data, Conclusion). Students’ notebooks are graded using a Rubric. This counts for 40% of their overall grade. Science notebooks are due on Friday 10/24