Archive for September 2016

 

Dear Parents,

  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. 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.
  • Lunch Forms are due now! If you have sent your form back thank you very much.  Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not.  It helps provide state funding for our school.  Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is  a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  •  Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room throughout the year are: Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, Band-aids, and Hand Sanitizer. Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk. Thank you!

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

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will be working on Daily Five centers in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose their Reader’s Letter this week.  This letter is in-class work and counts for a Reading Test grade weekly.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess letters.

Students will also work on Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work.  Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week,  students will continue prewriting exercises for the first essay:  Personal Narrative.  Students will select one of their timeline events to construct a rough draft for the Personal Narrative essay.  Students will work through the writing process this week and next to develop, revise, and publish a personal essay.

Math:  

In Math, students will focus on concepts of volume.  Students will explore many differnet ways to find the volume of rectangular prisms.  Lessons 1.10-1.12 will be covered.  There will be a Unit 1 test on Friday.

Science-

This week, students will continue the unit, Measuring Time.  Students will finish their sunclock investigations  and calendars to measure time.  Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks.  Science notebooks are graded using a rubric.  A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1.10, MJ page 50  Home Link 1.11 Home Link 1.12 Unit 1 review  Unit 1 test
Writing  Write Long in your Writer’s notebook about one of your timeline moments
Social Studies/ Science  Eastern Woodlands

Worksheet

Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board

WONDER:  Answer Comprehension questions.

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Tic Tac Toe board is due today.

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

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Dear Parents,

  • Ray School’s Open House is this Thursday, September 22 from 5-6.  Please attend if you can to find out more about the school year in Room 314.
  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. 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.
  • Lunch Forms are due now!.  If you have sent your form back thank you very much.  Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not.  It helps provide state funding for our school.  Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is  a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.  Our first PTA meeting is after the Open House at 6 pm.
  •  Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room throughout the year are: Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, Band-aids, and Hand Sanitizer. Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk. Thank you!

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

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will be working on independent reading and writing in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose a practice Reader’s Letter this week.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I will assess future letters.

Students will also work on 4 of the Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Work On Writing, Listen To Reading, and Word Work.  Students will also be introduced to the first Class novel of the year, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week,  students will begin prewriting exercises for the first essay:  Personal Narrative.  Students will construct a timeline of major events in their lives.  The Timeline project will be assessed as a Pre-Writing activity using a Rubric.  Then, they will select one of their timeline events to construct a rough draft for the Personal Narrative essay.  Students will work through the writing process this week and next to develop, revise, and publish a personal essay.

Math:  

In Math, students will focus on concepts of volume.  Students will explore many differnet ways to find the volume of rectangular prisms.  Lessons 1.6-1.9 will be covered.  There will be a Checking Progress quiz on Friday.

Science-

This week, students will continue the unit, Measuring Time.  Students will create sunclocks and calendars to measure time.  Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks.  Science notebooks are graded using a rubric.  A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1.6  Home Link 1.7 Home Link 1.8 home Link 1.9  
Writing  Wonder:  Comprehension questions.  Timelines are due.
Social Studies/ Science  Early People Worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board

WONDER:  Answer Comprehension questions.

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Tic Tac Toe board is due today.

Dear Parents,

  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. 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.
  • Lunch Forms were sent home  last week.  If you have sent your form back thank you very much.  Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not.  It helps provide state funding for our school.  Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is  a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  •  Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room throughout the year are: Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, Band-aids, and Hand Sanitizer. Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk. Thank you!

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

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will be working on independent reading and writing in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose a practice Reader’s Letter this week.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I will assess future letters.

Students will also work on 3 of the Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, and Word Work.  Word Work will expand students’ vocabularies in an authentic way by having them seek out 5 words/week, define the word, find synonyms, and use it in a sentence.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week,  students will draft, revise and publish their poems, “I’m From”.  Then, students will begin prewriting exercises for the first essay:  Personal Narrative.  Students will construct a timeline of major events in their lives.  The Timeline project will be assessed as a Pre-Writing activity using a Rubric.  Then, they will select one of thir timeline events to construct a rough draft for the Personal Narrative essay.  Students will work through the writing process this week and next to develop, revise, and publish a personal essay.

Math:  

In Math, students will find areas of rectangles with fractional side-lengths.  Students will work on solving real-world area problems by exploring the area of a quilt.

Science-

This week, students will begin the unit, Measuring Time.  Students will estimate a minute and create sunclocks to measure time.  Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks.  Science notebooks are graded using a rubric.  A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1.2  Home Link 1.3 Home Link 1.4 home Link 1.5  
Writing  SCOPE:  Summarizing Worksheet
Social Studies/ Science  Shadows worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Tic Tac Toe board is due today.

Dear Parents,

  • Welcome to Fifth grade, parents and students.  Here you will find answers to many questions you have weekly.
  • Listed below is a homework chart so that you may keep a record of nightly homework assignments.  I create homework charts weekly.  Please be advised that homework is fluid at times, considering the types of interruptions that may occur from time to time (assemblies, field trips, testing, etc), so check back throughout the week for updates.
  • You should receive a parent packet tonight, Tuesday.  Please complete the forms inside and return to me as soon as you can.
  • PLEASE sign up for ClassDojo, either on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online this year!
  • A brief overview for the first days of school:  This week in Room 314 we will work to develop procedures to make sure our classroom runs smoothly.  In addition, students will begin reading independently, determine book genres, and  select “Good-Fit”  books from the classroom library.  In math, we will practice multiplication drills and study the area of a rectangle.  In writing we will create “I’m From” poems to highlight the diversity and community atmosphere that 314 is developing. Students should be reading approximately 30 minutes nightly and completing three comprehension activities from their Tic Tac Toe board. This work is due on Friday.

Homework Chart September 6-9

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link Link 1.1; Math Boxes Page 4.  Finish Beginning Of Year Assessment  
Writing  Decorate the exterior of your Writer’s notebook with pictures that inspire you.  Complete “I’m From” worksheet if you did not finish it in class.
Science (314)
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes.  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and complete Tic Tac Toe board work. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and complete Tic Tac Toe board work. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

 Tic Tac Toe work is due today.

Dear Parents of 314:

My name is Miss Pfeiffer and I will be co-teaching alongside Ms. Krecik for this upcoming school year. I am a graduate student from Michigan State University , where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and integrative sciences.

This school year is going to be full of lots of fun and learning!  I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of my students and helping them succeed in 5th grade.