- There are three weeks left of school. Students are expected to meet their AR Goal in reading. Failure to meet the AR goal will impact their end-of-quarter Reading grade.
- The Volume Project is due on Monday, June 8. This project will count towards a Math and Science grade for Q4.
- Ray School Olympics are on Wednesday, June 3. Students should wear a white t-shirt with their Olympic number easily identifiable on the front and back of it. If any parent would like to donate healthy snacks for our classroom after Olympics, please do!
- Last week I sent home a permission slip form for our last field trip for the year— the Brookfield Zoo. Please sign this form and return with your student ASAP.
- We have gone on some great trips this year, and we have created some great 5th grade memories. If any parent has pictures from any of the trips that they can share, I would greatly appreciate it! Please email me.
*****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 literature 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: This week students will read an article about competitive eating. They will apply the knowledge they have learned from the article to write an arguement essay either defending competitive eating or going against it.
Students will continue their fiction writing unit this week. This week students will finish revising their Fractured Fairy Tale (FFT). Students will rewrite their drafts with all revisions and meet with me for final editing. Then, students will publish their FFT. FFT publish dates will be determined on a one-on-one basis afer meeting with me.
Students will continue Unit 11 this week. Students will find the volume of cylinders, cones, and pyramids and calculate the surface area of 3-d figures. Lessons 11.3-11.7 will be covered.
This week in Social Studies we will discuss the major battles of the war, how the French helped the Americans at the Battle Of Yorktown, and how the Americans won the American Revolution. Students will design and manufacture a medal of honor for a famous hero of the war. Students will have homework on Wednesday and Friday.
Science (room 312)
This week, Room 312 students will review class-1 levers, and define the parts of a lever. Then students will learn about single pulley systems and duble pulley suystems and the advantage of each.
Investigation F: Single Pulley Systems
Investigation G: Double Pulley Systems
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 11.3||Study Link 11.4||Olympics Day 🙂||Study Link 11.7|
|Writing||Rewrite your FFT draft||Publish your FFT||Publish your FFT||Publish your FFT||Publish your FFT|
|Social Studies||SS worksheet||Lesson 3 Review Questions 1-4|
|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 book
Reading Log is due Monday