Archive for January, 2019

Weekly Overview/Homework 1/28-2/1


2019
01.25

Parents,

Q2 ends on January 31!  We will have our Q2 Hot Chocolate Social and Pajama celebration on Thursday January 31.  Invites will be given out prior to students leaving school on Wednesday.  I am so excited to celebrate students’ reading accomplishments!

Raise A Glass For Ray is also on Janury 31.    Please join us for our annual fundraiser at The Promontory: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

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.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating questions from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week we begin Unit 5 FRACTIONS, where students will practice adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.  Ms. Hill will be teaching this unit of math.  Lessons 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, and 5-4 will be covered.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

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

Here is a link to Khan Mappers:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will work on Informational Writing.  This week, students will begin drafting their informative essays.  They will use familiar drafting procedures, and we will discuss great ending paragraphs.  Revision practice will focus on WORD CHOICE to improve our first drafts.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-1 Home Link 5-2  
Writing Week 8 cursive packet due. Week 8 cursive assessment
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 MONDAY. Read over the weekend!

Weekly Overview/Homework 1/21-1/25


2019
01.22

Parents,

Q2 ends on January 31!  We will have our Q2 Hot Chocolate Social and Pajama celebration on Thursday January 31.  Invites will be given out prior to students leaving school on Wednesday.  I am so excited to celebrate students’ reading accomplishments!

Raise A Glass For Ray is also on Janury 31.    Please join us for our annual fundraiser at The Promontory: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

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.

Annotation objective: 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 finish up the unit by practicing subtracting decimals.  We will review on Wednesday, and then students will test on Thursday.  Friday, students will spend time on Khan Mappers to practice skills for the NWEA Map Spring test.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

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

Here is a link to Khan Mappers:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will work on Informational Writing.  This week, students will select a prewrite to use for their first informative essay.  We will use a graphic organizer to begin developing the “skeleton” (outline) of our essays, and we will discuss the parts of a concluding paragraph.  By the end of the week, students will produce a completed graphic organizer to use for drafting.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-13 Home Link 4-14 Unit 4 Test/no homework  
Writing Week 7 cursive packet due. Week 7 cursive assessment
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!

Welcome Miss Hill


2019
01.14

Greetings,

Happy New Year!

I would like to introduce myself to your family to ensure you know who is working with your child. My name is Miss Hill. I graduated from Michigan State University May 2018. I have obtained my Bachelor’s of Arts in Special Education- Language Arts. I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.

Each day I look forward to learning something new from your child as I join them in class daily. It is an honor to be Ms. Krecik’s co-teacher for the semester.

If you have any questions for me, feel free to get in touch with me, via email: hillma38@msu.edu.

I look forward to a great semester with the class and hope that I can add to the wonderful space that it already is. Have a great day! I look forward to meeting you.

In service,

Miss Hill  

Weekly Overview/Homework 1/14-1/18


2019
01.13

Parents,

Q2 is two school weeks away from being over!  Please remind your child that their learning 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.

Raise A Glass For Ray is coming up on Janury 31.    Please join us for our annual fundraiser at The Promontory: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

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.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating surprising details from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 4 DECIMALS, students will use algebraic equations to  plot data sets on a coordinate grid, using the (x, y) to plot points.  Students will also estimate addends and add decimals.

here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

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

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will work on Informational Writing.  This week, students will produce  4 prewrites in their notebooks of informational writing topics.  We will also deconstruct an introductory paragraph, learning the three parts:  Grabber, Thesis, Transition.  We will practice identifying the three parts in introductory paragraphs.

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-9 Home Link 4-10 Home Link 4-11 Home Link 4-12  
Writing Week 6 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 1/7 -1/11


2019
01.01

Parents,

I hope you had a fantastic Winter Break!  Students will take NWEA Map tests in Reading and Math on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  Also, another 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.

Raise A Glass For Ray is coming up!  Please join us for our annual fundraiser at The Promontory: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html

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 Predictions from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week in our Unit 4 DECIMALS, students will practice plotting ordered pairs on a coordinate grid, using the (x, y) to plot points.

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

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will share their published Fractured Fairy Tales in an Author’s Chair.  Then, we will begin working on Informational writing.  This week, students will complete two write-outs in their writer’s notebook.  Then, students will select one of these topics to create an informational poem.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 4-6 Home Link 4-7 Home Link 4-8  
Writing Week 5 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!