STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Chloe B. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
“Chloe has really shown her best efforst these past few weeks with her dedication to the Famous Dead People project!”
- There is no school on Friday, November 7. It is the end of first grading quarter.
- 5th grade classes will switch this week. I will teach science to room 314 this week.
- The Class Fee is $85 and it is due. 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 abou tLearning Styles and annotate the text, 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 complete revisions and publish their narratives. Then, students will begin prewriting for the next essay format: Expository.
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 create tessellations. Lessons 3.9-3.10 will be covered. Unit 3 test will be on Thursday, November 6.
This week in Social Studies, students will begin Chapter 3, The Age Of Exploration. Students will read Lesson 1 and take notes, and complete review questions. Then, students will define vocabulary for Lesson 2.
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 314 students will keep track of the moon cycle for 30 days. Students will create water clocks, identify variables, and design and implement a plan to create a water clock that will record 15 second increments.
Investigation D: Creative Water Clocks
Investigation F: Water Clocks With Variables
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