Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 3/21-3/28

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.


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 work in pairs to create an advertisement and commercial for a new cereal they want us to buy.  In addition, students will write a persuasive argument paper that is for or against the topic they read in Scholastic SCOPE


In Math, students will continue work in Unit 6.  Students will explore volume concepts and estimating multiplication problems with decimals.  Lessons 6.6-6.8 will be covered.

Social Studies-  Students will continue Chapter 6 this week.  This week, students will read about and analyze the Declaration Of Independence.  We will read the text, define the vocabulary, and take notes over the lesson.  there will be a Lesson 5 quiz over content on Monday.

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 6.6  Home Link 6.7  Math Journal page 213  Home Link 6.8  Home Link 6.9
Writing  Finish SCOPE graphic organizer  Publish Argument Essay  
Social Studies/ Science  “Declaring Independence” 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  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

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