- Students will take PARCC tests on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. These are last PARCC tests of the school year. Students who opted out last time will be honored this time, as well.
- Book Recommendation #3 is due on Monday, May 4.
- Room 314 will have Science this week in our departmental rotation. Please see our blog for details.
*****Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
Reader’s Workshop– Students should be reading 40+ minutes nightly to ensure they will meet their AR goal this quarter!
This week, students will work in Guided Reading groups to read informational text 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.
SCOPE: Students will read a nonfiction article about Anne Frank, annotate the text, answer close reading questions about the text, and response to the text in writing.
Students will continue Poetry Workshop. This week students will compose a poem usinbg the poetic devices they have learned. Then, students will create poems with formats: free verse and ode.
This week students will continue Unit 9. Students will use the formula l*w to calculate the area of rectangles and 1/2(l*w) to calculate the area of triangles. Lessons 8.5-8.8 will be covered.
This week in Social Studies, students will work on Chapter 6, Lesson 4 in their Social Studies books. Students will study the Declaration of Independence. They will have homework on Wednesday and Friday.
Science (room 314)
This week, Room 314 students will review class-1 levers, and define the parts of a lever. Then students will learn about class-2 levers and determine the advantage of using this type of lever. On Wednesday Jacob’s mom, a scientist at the U of C, will conduct a unique and special experiment to determine the effectiveness of hand sanitizer.
Investigation D: Class 2 Levers
Investigation E: How Effective is Hand Sanitizer?
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
|Math||Study Link 9.5||Study Link 9.6||Study Link 9.7|
|Writing||Publish your cinquain poem|
|Social Studies||SS worksheet: Road To War||SS worksheet: Declaring Independence|
|Reading||Read for a minimum of 40 minutes
Complete Reading Log
|Read for a minimum of 40 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 40 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 40 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for 45-60 minutes in your IR bookReading Log is due Monday|