February 2019

Weekly Overview/Homework 2/25-3/1

Parents,

 

Just a reminder, that as we are in Q3, we are working on a few new incentives/skills.

  • Math Problem Of The Week incentive for ROOM 314:  This is a completely OPTIONAL opportunity.  Students are given a Math Problem of the Week on Monday to be turned in the following Monday.  Correct responses get 10 points.  Partially correct responses get 5 points.  As students rack up points, they will work towards receiving an ice cream treat at the end the the 10 week Quarter.
  • Spelling Tests are weekly and all 5th grade writers are responsible for studying and practicing spelling words.  Spelling practice sheets are handed out at the start of the week, and they are due on Fridays, before the test.

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 continue to focus on annotating explicit information from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week we concludeUnit 5 FRACTIONS.  This week students will multiply and divide fractions in a variety of ways.  Lessons 5-14 will be convered on Monday, with a full unit review on Tuesday.  Students will take the Unit 5 test on Wednesday.

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 to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will complete drafting and revise their essays with transition words and phrases to TIE their paragraphs together.  Then, students will create a Works Cited list and edit/revise their writing in partners.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     This week’s spelling focuses on contractions and using apostrophes correctly.  Students will receive a list of words to practice and study on Monday.  On Friday, students will take their first spelling test for Q3.

Spelling List:  I’ll, they’ve, don’t, we’re, didn’t, isn’t, couldn’t, haven’t, o’clock, you’re, who’s, whose, aren’t, it’s, doesn’t, there’s, won’t, I’ve, you’ve, wouldn’t

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-14 Unit 5 Review Unit 5 Test (no homework) Home Link 6-1  
Writing Spelling Practice due/Spelling test.
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 2/18-2/22

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 continue to focus on annotating explicit information from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week we continue Unit 5 FRACTIONS.  This week students will multiply and divide fractions in a variety of ways.  Lessons 5-11—>5-13 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 to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will present their first published informative essays in an Author’s Chair.  Then, students will take the information they have collected from Ms. Erickson’s Social Studies class to draft Informative essays on a notable black person in our history.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     We will begin Spelling practice in our weekly writing classes.  students will receive a list of words to practice and study on Monday.  On Friday, students will take their first spelling test for Q3.

Spelling List:  fifteen, referee, eager, easily, ready, please, ecology, maybe, been, only, universe, future, communicate, beautiful, unusual, cute, cube, fuel, bewilder, segregation

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-11 Home Link 5-12 Home Link 5-13  Progress Check quiz
Writing Spelling Practice due/

Spelling test.

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 Reading Log is due TODAY. 

Read over the weekend!

Weekly overview/Homework 2/11-2/15

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 continue to focus on annotating questions from the text in our IR books.

Math-  This week we continue Unit 5 FRACTIONS.  This week students will continue to find answers to fraction-of problems and multiply fractions in a variety of ways.  Lessons 5-6—>5-9 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 to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will present their first published informative essays in an Author’s Chair.  Then, students will take the information they have collected from Ms. Erickson’s Social Studies class to draft Informative essays on a notable black person in our history.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     We will begin Spelling practice in our weekly writing classes.  students will receive a list of words to practice and study on Monday.  On Friday, students will take their first spelling test for Q3.

Spelling List:  rough, grudge, stunt, thumb, once, another, does, trouble, cousin, began, oxygen, copy, very, until, umpire, sudden, which, city, thesis, notable

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-67 Home Link 5-7 Home Link 5-8 Home Link 5-9  Progress Check quiz
Writing Informative Essays due. Spelling Practice due/Spelling test.
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 2/4-2/8

Parents,

What a wild weather event we had last week!  As a result, we will work on catching up any missed work this week.  We will have our Q2 Hot Chocolate Social and Pajama celebration on Thursday February 7.  Invites will be given out prior to students leaving school on Wednesday.  I am so excited to celebrate students’ reading accomplishments!

 

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 continue 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 5-2, 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 finish drafting and begin revisions on their WORD CHOICE.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 5-2 Home Link 5-3 Home Link 5-4 Home Link 5-5  Progress Check quiz
Writing Week 9 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!