Archive for May 2016

Dear Parents,

Progress Reports went home Friday, May 20.  If you have not done so already, please sign and detach the bottom portion of the report and send it back to school.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will complete their tasks in the Daily Five.   Students will use their IR books to guide them through Daily Five weekly.

**Please make sure your child is reading nightly for 30 minutes minimum from one book and bringing that book to and from school as if it were a textbook.  This is an important component of Daily Five and a homework component, along with the Reading Log, comprise 30% of your child’s overall reading grade.

I will work with Guided Reading groups this week.  We will continue work in Q4 books, focusing on inferencing in the text.  Students will use text evidence quoted directly to support their reasoning.

Writing-

This week, students will explore poetic devices.  We will study simile and personification.  Students will generate their own poems based on these devices.

Math-  

In Math, students will continue work in Unit 8.  Students will use volume units to plan a home aquarium, use volume representations to explore and explain volume concepts, and devise a plan to spend $1,000,000 on an animal rescie shelter.  Lessons 8.3-8.5 will be covered.

Social Studies-  Students will begin work on Chapter 9 this week.  Students will learn about the Cumberland Gap and western expansion.  Students will also learn about Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark.  There will be a lesson 1 quiz on Tuesday May 31.

Science-    Students will use their observation skills to investigate and identify mystery substances with microscopes this week.  Then, students will learn about the parts of a cell.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Math Journal pages 281-282  Home Link 8.4 Math Boxes page 289  Home Link 8.5
Writing  Publish Simile poem  
Social Studies/ Science Exploring The West worksheet  SCIENCE QUESTIONS DUE Tuesday
Reading 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  Reading Log is DUE!  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

Dear Parents,

This week, students will participate in the Ray School Walk-A-Thon.  This will occur on Friday, May 20.  This is also the day we will be planting our 5th grade Pollinators garden.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for both activities.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will complete their tasks in the Daily Five.   Students will use their IR books to guide them through Daily Five weekly.

**Please make sure your child is reading nightly for 30 minutes minimum from one book and bringing that book to and from school as if it were a textbook.  This is an important component of Daily Five and a homework component, along with the Reading Log, comprise 30% of your child’s overall reading grade.

I will work with Guided Reading groups this week.  We will continue work in Q4 books, focusing on inferencing in the text.  Students will use text evidence quoted directly to support their reasoning.

Writing-

This week, students will explore poetic devices.  We will study simile, personification, and onomatopeia.  Students will generate their own poems based on these devices.

Math-  

In Math, students will begin Unit 8.  Students will convert measurements and find the areas of real-world locations.  Lessons 8.1-8.3 will be covered.

Social Studies-  Students will begin work on Chapter 8 this week, the Constitution.  In Lesson 1, students will learn about the Constitutional Convention.  Students will quiz over lesson 1 on Monday, May 23.

Science-    Students will use their observation skills to investigate and identify mystery substances with microscopes this week.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8.1  Math Boxes page 287 Home Link 8.2  Home Link 8.3
Writing  SCOPE Vocabulary  SCOPE Questions  Publish simile poem
Social Studies/ Science Effects Of The War worksheet
Reading 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  Reading Log is DUE!Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

Dear Parents,

This week, students will attend a field trip to the Kickapoo Woods forest preserve on Tuesday, May 3.  There, they will engage with activities with the forest ranger that center around conservation.  Students should dress for work outside in the woods.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will complete their tasks in the Daily Five.   Students will use their IR books to guide them through Daily Five weekly.

**Please make sure your child is reading nightly for 30 minutes minimum from one book and bringing that book to and from school as if it were a textbook.  This is an important component of Daily Five and a homework component, along with the Reading Log, comprise 30% of your child’s overall reading grade.

I will work with Guided Reading groups this week.  We will begin new Q4 books, focusing on inferencing in the text.  Students will use text evidence quoted directly to support their reasoning.

Writing-

This week, students will explore poetic devices.  We will study alliteration, hyperbole.  Students will generate their own poems based on these devices.

Math-  

In Math, students will continue Unit 7.  Students will work more to classify quadrilaterals.  Then, students will explore and graph data concepts.  Lessons 7.7-7.10 will be covered.

Social Studies-  Students will read about major battles in the Revolutionary War.  Students will take notes and respond to comprehension questions in class.  We will quiz over the lesson on Friday.

Science-    Students will use their observation skills to investigate specimens with microscopes this week.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 7.7  MJ pages 253-254  Home Link 7.9  Home Link 7.10
Writing  Publish Alliteration poems
Social Studies/ Science  Read page 277 and record notes in SS notebook  Fighting For Independence worksheet
Reading 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  Reading Log is DUE!

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.