Archive for March 2017

Dear Parents,

  • We are running very low on Kleenex.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex for the classroom.
  • We will attend a field trip on April 4 to see an IMAX film at the Museum of Science and Industry  This film centers around engineering in the world.  We will attach the learning to classroom learning in engineering challenges.  This trip will cost $7.  I do not have change in the classroom, so please try to send exact change.

Here are highlights for the week:

Reader’s Workshop: We are nearing the end of Q3!  Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve their Reading goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will peer conference and meet with the “editor” to finish their expository essay on their ecosystem.  Students will revise and publish their essay.  All published essays are due Monday April 3.

Math: In Math, students will continue work in Unit 7  Lessons 7-8 through 7-11 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will finish their unit of study, Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeifferthis week.  Students will complete their ecosystem and food web mobiles that model their understanding of terms and functions of an ecosystem.

Social Studies: Students will finish work in Chapter 8 this week.  A Chapter test will be taken on Thursday, March 30.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 7-4 Home Link 7-5 Khan Academy  Home Link 7-6 Home Link 7-7       Khan Academy
Writing
Social Studies/ Science  Study your spelling words
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today. Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Sketch To Stretch- sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. Create a Facebook page for your main character in the story.  Include information that is central to the character.  Illustrate and color the page.
What genre do you think your book is?  Explain why you think this in 3-5 developed sentences. Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences. What character do you have the most in common with?  Explain why in 3-5 sentences.
Write a letter to your teacher about your favorite character in the story and explain why you like this character using text details. 3-5 sentences. Identify these story elements in your IR book:  characters, setting, problem, solution (or your prediction of what the solution will be) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book.  Define each word and draw a picture to help you remember its meaning

 

Dear Parents,

  • We are running very low on Kleenex.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex for the classroom.
  • We will attend a field trip on April 4 to see an IMAX film at the Museum of Science and Industry  This film centers around engineering in the world.  We will attach the learning to classroom learning in engineering challenges.  This trip will cost $7.  I do not have change in the classroom, so please try to send exact change.

Here are highlights for the week:

Reader’s Workshop: Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will complete revising their expository essay on their ecosystem.  Students will revise and publish their essay.  All essays are due Monday March 27.

Math: In Math, students will take the Unit 6 test on Monday. Then on Tuesday students will begin Unit 7  Lessons 7-1 to 7-3 will be covered.  Students will take the last two math PARCC tests this week.

Science: This week, students will continue their unit of study, Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.  Students will create an ecosystem plate that models a display of the different parts of their ecosystem.

Social Studies: Students will finish work in Chapter 8.  They will dissect the parts of the Declaration of Independence.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 7-1 Khan Academy  Home Link 7-2 Home Link 7-3 Khan Academy
Writing
Social Studies/ Science  Study your spelling words  Declaring Independence worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today. Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

Rewrite the last chapter you read in your IR book from another character’s P.O.V. (like the author does in WONDER) 2-3 paragraphs. Sketch To Stretch- Sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story.  3-5 sentences Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Create a Crossword Puzzle that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences. 3-5 sentences
Write a letter to  about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story.  Use proper friendly letter format.  (5-7 sentences) What “gift” would you buy for your main character in the book you are reading?  How would it help them in the stry?  Explain and be specific!!! (3-5 sentences) Find three words that you do not know from your IR book and define them.  Write three synonyms and three antonyms for each word.

Hi Parents,

This week students will be taking PARCC tests every afternoon from 1:30-3:30.  Therefore, homework will be extra light with NO TIC TAC TOE this week.  Students should keep a Reading Log to record their reading for the week.

Reader’s Workshop: Students should be working to meet their ReadnQuiz goals.  I sent home a detail of their progress, along with their point goal with Progress Reports.  Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will 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, Maniac Magee

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will continue work on their next essay format: Expository.  Students will revise their expository ecosystem drafts.

Math: In Math, students will complete work in Chapter 6.  Students will practice dividing decimals this week.

Science: This week, students will continue work in their new unit of study:  Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 8.  They will discover the taxes that Britain had placed on the colonists and how they led to events like the Boston Tea Party.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-11 Circumference worksheet
Khan Academy
 Home Link 6-12 Home Link 6-13    Khan Academy Unit review
Writing  Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science  SS 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 today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

Dear Parents,

FYI:        PARCC testing is scheduled for next week.

Reader’s Workshop: Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal. ReadnQuiz goals will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal. Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book. This week, students will 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, Maniac Magee

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will begin work on their next essay format: Expository.  Students will complete research on an ecosystem and draft an informative essay about it.

Math: In Math, students will continue work in Chapter 6.  Students will work with concepts of volume, estimating decimal products and quotients, and multiplying decimals..  Lessons 6.6-6.10 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will continue work in their new unit of study:  Ecosystems, with Ms. Pfeiffer.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 8.  They will discover the taxes that Britain had placed on the colonists and how they led to events like the Boston Massacre.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 6-6 Home Link 6-8

Khan Academy

 Home Link 6-9 Home Link 6-10      Khan Academy Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  Finish Ecosystem research  Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science  Social Studies worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

Use one word to describe a character from the class novel, Maniac Magee.  Then, use text evidence to support/explain your word choice (5-7 sentences) Sketch To Stretch- Sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. (4-6 sentences) Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide text evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (4-6 sentences) Create a Word Puzzle of your choice that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences. (4-7 sentences)
Write a letter to your 4th grade teacher about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story. What “gift” would you give/make your main character in the book you are reading?  You cannot buy them anything!!! How would it help them in the story?  Explain and be specific!!! (5-8 sentences) Find five  words that you do not know from your IR book and define them.  Then, combine them together to create a short poem/song/rap.