December 2018

WeeklyOverview/Homework 12/17-12/21

Parents,

Just a reminder that the Q2 goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on ReadnQuiz will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

Have a fantastic holiday break with your child.  We have not left them without work to do!  Students will keep track of their reading over Winter Break on a Reading Log.  Remind your child that they are working toward the goal of 5 books/or 25 Reading quiz points to attend the Hot Chocolate and Pajama Social at the end of Q2.

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Our Annotation objectives will change weekly as we begin to refine our thinking as readers.  This week, we will focus on annotating QUESTIONS  from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 4 DECIMALS, students will extend their knowledge of place value to the thousandths place and all decimals.  Please regard the link below for parent resources, as well as copies of home links:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will edit/publish their Fractured Fairy Tales.  Students will have time during Writing class to work on this.  All publish Fractured Fairy Tales are due when we return from break on 1/7/19.  Here is the rubric that I will grade your student on:  http://agkrecik.cuipblogs.net/files/2018/12/Fractured-Fairy-Tale-Rubric.docx

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-3 Home Link 4-4 Home Link 4-5  
Writing Week 4 cursive packet due. Publish Fractured Fairy Tales are due 1/7/19
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY.

Read over Winter Break!!!

Weekly Overview/Homework 12/10-12/15

Parents,

Just a reminder that the Q2 goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on Class Dojo will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Our Annotation objectives will change weekly as we begin to refine our thinking as readers.  This week, we will focus on annotating IMPORTANT details from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 3, students will review key skills from the unit on Monday.  Then, on Tuesday we will take the Unit 3 assessment.  Wednesday-Friday will start Unit 4…DECIMALS!  Please regard the link below for parent resources, as well as copies of home links:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will revise their first drafts of their Fractured Fairy Tales.  Minilessons will focus on 1.  adding descriptive details  2.  including rich dialogue and 3.  word choice.  Students will work with a peer review buddy to improve their writing.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 3 Review Unit 3 Test Home Link 4-1 Home Link 4-2  
Writing Week 3 cursive packet due.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY.Read over the weekend!!!!

Weekly Overview/Homework 12/3-12/7

Parents,

Just a reminder that the Q2 goal is READING STAMINA.  Urge your child to read daily and read more and perhaps even read to you!  Students who read at least 5 books or accumulate 25 points on Class Dojo will be invited to a Hot Chocolate Social at the end of the quarter.

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Math-  This week in our Unit 3, students will practice adding and subtracting fractions in a variety of ways, as well as solving fraction of problems.  Lessons 3-11—3-14 will be covered.  Please regard the link below for support in helping your child:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will write first drafts of their Fractured Fairy Tales.  Fairy tales will be told from a first-person point of view, and students will select which character they will tell the story through.    In addition, students will receive WEEK 3 Cursive Packet.  These packets are handed out on Mondays and due back the following Monday.  We will spend a little time daily working on cursive in class.  Students will have a short cursive assessment each Monday.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-11 Home Link 3-12 Home Link 3-13 Home Link 3-14  
Writing Week 2 cursive packet due.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY.

Read over the weekend!!!!