Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 12/7-12/11

  • There are two more weeks until Winter Break!  Try to have your child attend every day and dress warmly as the temperature changes.
  • The Winter Assembly for 5-8 grade will be Monday November 14 from 11-12.  Please attend if you can.

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

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will continue their tasks on the Daily Five.   Students will use their IR books to guide them through Daily Five weekly.  Please make sure your child is reading nightly for 30 minutes minimum from one book and bringing that book to and from school as if it were a textbook.  This is an important component of Daily Five.

I will meet with Guided Reading groups this week.  The purpose of Guided reading is to provide support in reading texts that are more complex.  This week students will work on using context clues to identify unknown words and use questioning and analysis within the text in a reading skill called, “Lift A Line”.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week,  students will  continue prewriting activities for their next essay:  Expository.  Students will develop ideas and organization for their body paragraphs and concluding paragraph in graphic organizers.


In Math, students will continue work in Unit 3:  Fractions.  We will continue to estimate answers to addition and subtraction fraction sentences, rename fractions and mixed numbers, add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators, and solve number stories with addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators.  Lessons 3.9-3.12 will be covered.

Social Studies-  Students will work on a Jigsaw Activity for Chapter 4 in class.  Students will divide up into groups of four to become experts of an assigned lesson in Chapter 4.  Then, students will come back to their original groupings in class to present their lesson to their teammates and create Chapter 4 posters with key information.

Science-  This week, Room 314 will  identify the variables of their clocks.  Then, in their teams, they will develop and test an experiment with variables.  Students will write up their formal investigations in their Science notebooks for assessment,

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 3.9 Home Link 3.10  Home Link 3.11  Home Link 3.12
Writing .  Work on graphic organizer body paragraphs
Social Studies  Social Studies worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading LogVocabulary Practice Reading Log is due Monday.


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