Archive for November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Parents,

Students of the Week:  Devyn W. and Jacob K.

“Both of these students are making great changes in becoming responsible, self-reliant 5th graders.  Keep up the great efforts, boys!”

–Ms. K

This week students will be having a “Pajama Day” as a reward for great community acts within the classroom and beyond.  As a result of their acts, they filled their marble jar, and thus voted on a Pajama Day.   In addition, students will write poems about their thankfulness for 2014, and at the end of the day we will watch a short video and eat a snack.

Students are encouraged to bring in a small item to share with the class for a write and share, as well.

Homework Chart:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 4.7
Writing
Social Studies Work on explorer Treasure Box  Work on explorer Treasure Box Work on explorer Treasure Box  Work on explorer Treasure Box  Work on explorer Treasure Box

Due Monday.

Reading Read for a minimum of 35 minutes.Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 35 minutesComplete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 35 minutesComplete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 35 minutesComplete Reading Log Read for 45-60 minutes in your IR bookReading Log is due Monday

 

Hi Parents,

  • Check out our classroom blog!  Click the link at http://kidblog.org/agkrecik/
  • 5th grade classes will switch this week. I will teach science to room 315 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:

Reader’s Workshop– Students should be reading 35+ minutes nightly to assure they will meet their AR goal this quarter!

  • 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 Learning Styles and annotate the text, respond to the article, and compose an argument writing piece using evidence from the text.

Writer’s Workshop-

  • 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 create and organize their expository expert essays.  Then, they will draft their essays.

Math:

  • 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 continue Unit4: Division. Students will use partial-quotients and column division algorithms to solve divison problems. Students will also use map scale to estimate distances on a map.  Lessons 4.3-4.6 will be covered.

Social Studies-

This week in Social Studies, students will continue Chapter 3, The Age Of Exploration. Students will read Lesson 3 and answer worksheet questions for “Spanish Explorations”. In class, students will take notes, and complete review questions.

Science (room 312)

  • 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 students will create water clocks, identify variables, and design and implement a plan to create a water clock that will record 15 second intervals.

Investigation D: Creative Water Clocks

Investigation E: Water Clocks With Variables (may not get to as a time constraint)

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

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 4.3  Study Link 4.4  Study Link 4.5 Study Link 4.6
Writing Complete Organizer for Expository Expert Essay  Draft Expository Essay
Social Studies  Make notes in notebook for explorer, Magellan  Complete worksheet page “Spanish Explorations”
Reading 

 

 

Read for a minimum of 35 minutes.

Complete Reading Log

 

Read for a minimum of 35 minutes

Complete Reading Log

Read for a minimum of 35 minutes

Complete Reading Log

 

Read for a minimum of 35 minutes

Complete Reading Log

Read for 45-60 minutes in your IR book

Reading Log is due Monday

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Math Journal pages 99-100 Study Link 4.1  Study Link 4.2
Writing Prewriting:  In notebook, begin writing seed ideas for expository essay.
Science(312) Write a thoughtful conclusion paragraph about Investigation D: Water Clocks
Reading 

 

 

Social Studies

Read for a minimum of 35 minutes.

Complete Reading Log

SS:  Read Lesson 2 on pages 118-123 and complete blue worksheet titled, “A Changing World”

Read for a minimum of 35 minutes

Complete Reading Log

Read for a minimum of 35 minutes

Complete Reading Log

Read for a minimum of 35 minutes

Complete Reading Log

 

Read for 45-60 minutes in your IR book

Reading Log is due Monday

Hi Parents,

  • There is no school on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Wednesday is Parent-teacher conferences from 12-6.  I will meet with parents for 15 minutes each.
  • 5th grade classes will switch this week. I will teach science to room 312 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:

Reader’s Workshop–  Students should be reading 35+ minutes nightly to assure they will meet their AR goal this quarter!

  • 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.

Writer’s Workshop-

  • 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 begin prewriting in their notebooks for the next essay format: Expository.

Math:

  • 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 begin Unit4:  Division.  Students will use “friendly parts” and partial-quotients algorithms to solve divison problems.  Lessons 4.1-4.3 will be covered.

Social Studies-

This week in Social Studies, students will begin Chapter 3, The Age Of Exploration. Students will read Lesson 2 at home for a first read.  They will answer worksheet questions for “A Changing World”.  In class, students will take notes, and complete review questions.

Science (room 312)

  • 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 312 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 E: Water Clocks With Variables (may not get to as a time constraint)

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

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Study Link 3.10 Study Link 3.9

Math Journal page 90

 Unit 3 Review  Unit 3 test  
Writing   Publish Essays
Science(315)  Write a thoughtful conclusion paragraph about Investigation D:  Water Clocks
Reading

Social Studies

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Complete Reading Log

 Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

Complete Reading Log

 

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

Complete Reading Log

 

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

Complete Reading Log

SS:  worksheet

 Read for 45-60 minutes in your IR book

Reading Log is due Monday

 

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!”

-Ms. Krecik

Hi Parents,

  • 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:

Reader’s Workshop

  • 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.

Writer’s Workshop-

  • 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.

Math:  

  • 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 create tessellations.  Lessons 3.9-3.10 will be covered.  Unit 3 test will be on Thursday, November 6.

Social Studies-

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