Archive for April 2017

Dear Parents,

  • We are running very low on Kleenex and hand sanitizer.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex/sanitizer for the classroom.

Here are highlights for the week:

Reader’s Workshop: Students will receive 4th Quarter Reading goals this week.  Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve their Reading goal. Reading goals will be graded on the points that they earn towrds their goal for the Quarter. 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 alsobegin a new class novel, The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will publish their alliteration poems and create and publish their hyperbole poems.

Math: In Math, students will complete Unit 7  Lessons 7-13 will be covered.  We will review Unit 7 on Wednesday and take the Unit test on Thursday.

Science: This week, students will begin a new unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will develop hypotheses and test them, using thermometers to test temperature in the sun and shade.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 7.  Students will determine the contributions of African-Americans and Native-Americans to the Revolutionary War.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 7-13 Unit 7 Review Khan Academy Khan Academy
Writing  Publish Alliteration poem  Publish Hyperbole poem  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.

Rewrite the last chapter you read in your IR book from another character’s P.O.V.  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. 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.
Write a letter to  about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story. 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.  

Dear Parents,

  • We are in need of donations of pencils and kleenex.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences are Wednesday between 12-6.  Please contact me if you have not signed up for a time slot.  Most all appointments between 4-6 are filled.

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.

Cereal Box Book reports are to be completed at home and handed in on Friday.  This is in lieu of tic-tac-toe/reading log assignments.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will begin work on alliteration poems.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 7  Lessons 7-10-7-12 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will construct and test paper towers against hurricanes and earthquakes.

Social Studies: Students will begin work in Chapter 7 this week.  The Revolutionary War.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 7-10 Home Link 7-11  Home Link  7-12
Writing
Social Studies/ Science  Study your spelling words  Spelling Test
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Friday. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Friday. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Friday. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Friday.   Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Work on Cereal Box Book Report.  Due Today.

Dear Parents,

  • We are running very low on Kleenex.  Please consider purchasing additional Kleenex for the classroom.
  • Quarter 3 ends Thursday.  I hve sent home Parent-Teacher conference request forms.  Please submit ASAP.  I will give appointments based on the order in which receive them.

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 April 17.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 7  Lessons 7-8 to 7-8 will be covered.

Science: This week, students will complete 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 take a Chapter test on Wednesday.  This is an open-note test.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 7-8 Khan Academy  Home Link 7-9
Writing  Publish Essay.  Due 4/17
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 Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.Read for an average of 30 minutes daily over break.   

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.