March 2019

Weekly Overview/Homework 3/25-3/29

General Notes:

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.

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 short fiction stories, focusing on making inferences about the text.

Math-    This week students will begin Unit 7.  Student will begin by practicing multiplication of Mixed Numbers.  Lessons 7-1 to 7-4 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 to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will study types of figurative poetic devices and create poems that include the devices learned.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     Spelling skills focus on spelling words with -ed, -ing, -er, and -est suffixes.

Word List:  surrounded, skiing, swimming, loving, studied, traveling, carried, trading, bragged, worried, beginning, exciting, finished, laughed, quickest, weaker, tiniest, lonelier, quietest, tallest

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 7-1 Home Link 7-2 Home Link 7-3 Home Link 7-4  Progress Check
Writing Spelling homework due/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 3/18-3/22

General Notes:

  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.
  • Tuesday evening’s PTo meeting will feature a Family Cooking night event.  Come out to see what’s cooking!

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 works of poetry.

Math-    This week students will estimate quotients of decimals and use estimates to place the decimal.  Lessons 6-11, 6-12, and 6-13 will be covered.  Students will have a Unit review on Thursday.  The Unit 6 test will be Friday.

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 polish up their “I Am’ poems and work on echo reading with a partner.  Students will present poems to class.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     Spelling skills focus on compound words (one word, two words, and hyphenated words)

LIST:  baby-sit, first aid, flashlight, high school, goalkeeper, all right, airmail, one-way, bodyguard, something, good-bye, birthday, outside, everybody, anything, themselves, himself, butterfly, football.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-11 Home Link 6-12 Home Link 6-13 Unit Review  Unit 6 test
Writing I Am poems due Spelling homework due/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 3/12-3/16

General Notes:

  • Students will be taking a state-wide assessment in Math and Reading on Monday-Wednesday.  This test will replace the PARCC tests.  Please see that your child is on time and ready to test each day.
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.
  • 3rd-5th Grade Literacy Night –This Thursday from 4:15-5:30 (3/14).  All  students and parents are invited to a fun filled literacy night in the cafeteria.  The activities will be interactive for both parents and students.  Free dinner (pizza) will be provided.  Please come out and join us!

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 works of poetry.

Math-    This week students will estimate products of decimals and use estimates to place the decimal.  Lessons 6-6, 6-8, 6-9, and 6=10 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 polish up their “I Am’ poems and work on echo reading with a partner.  Students will present poems to class.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     Spelling has been suspended for the week due to testing.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-6 Home Link 6-8 Home Link 6-9 Home Link 6-10  
Writing I Am poems 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 3/4-3/8

General Notes:

  • Next week students will be taking a state-wide assessment in Math and Reading on Monday-Wednesday.  This test will replace the PARCC tests.  Please see that your child is on time and ready to test each day.
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.
  • 3rd-5th Grade Literacy Night –Thursday from 4:15-5:30 (3/14).  All  students and parents are invited to a fun filled literacy night in the cafeteria.  The activities will be interactive for both parents and students.  Free dinner (pizza) will be provided.  Please come out and join us!

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 explicit information from the text in our IR books.

Math-    This week students will multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10 and convert units of measure in a variety of ways.  Lesson 6-2 to 6-5 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 publish their informational research paper on their notable person in Black History.  These are due on Wednesday, March 6.

Ms. Hill will be teaching a unit in POETRY this month!  The unit will begin on Tuesday.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     This week’s spelling focuses on spelling words correctly with the /oo/ sound spelled oo, ou, ue, u, ew

Spelling List:  gloomy, school, choose, loose, route, clue, truth, duty, ruin, Tuesday, usually, threw, understood, neighborhood, rookie, could, should, bulletin, through, lose.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-2 Home Link 6-3 Home Link 6-4 Home Link 6-5  
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!