Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 3/14-18

Dear Parents,

*Please note:  There has been a calendar change for CPS students.  March 25 will be a non-attendance day for students and staff.

*Progress Reports were sent home on Friday, March 11.  Please sign and detach the bottom portion and return it to school with your student.

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

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will complete their tasks in 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 and a homework component, along with the Reading Log, comprise 30% of your child’s overall reading grade.

I will work with Guided Reading groups this week.  The purpose of Guided reading is to provide support in reading texts that are more complex, work on vocabulary development, and increase comprehension.  This week students will focus on the reading skill, “Quick Questioning” to investigate inferences we make when we read and comprehend the story.


This week, we will analyze the types of persuasion present in advertising.  Students will pair up with each other to create an advertisement and commercial for a new product they want us to buy.  In addition, students will read an essay from SCHOLASTIC SCOPE and make an argument paper that is for or against the topic.


In Math, students will continue work in Unit 6.  Students will practice multiplying using exponents, convert measurements in the metric system, and analyze data on a line plot chart.  Lessons 6.2-6.5 will be covered.

Social Studies-  Students will continue Chapter 6 this week.  This week, students will read about the formation of the Continental Army and the Battle Of Bunker Hill.  We will read the text, define the vocabulary, and take notes over the lesson.  there will be a Lesson 4 quiz over content on Friday.

Science-  This week,  we will continue to explore pulley systems and determine the advantage of using one type of pulley system over another.  Investigation D will be assessed for Science.  Students will construct two-pulley sytems and determine the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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  Checking Progress quiz
Writing  SCOPE vocabulary worksheet  “Commercial Dig” worksheet  
Social Studies/ Science  “Road To War” 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 Log READING LOG DUE TODAY!

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

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