Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 3/28-4/1

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dear Parents,

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.

Writing-

This week, we will work in pairs to complete the advertisement and commercial for a new cereal they want us to buy.  In addition, students will begin prewriting for their next persuasive essay.

Math-  

In Math, students will continue work in Unit 6.  Students will work on written responses to math problems to make sure that their answers are reasonable.  Students will also work on using estimation to place the decimal in division problems.  Lessons 6.10-6.12 will be covered.

Social Studies-  Students will complete Chapter 6 this week.  Students will read the Declaration Of Independence, interpret it using modern language, and act out the different parts of it.  There will be an open book Quiz over Lesson 5 on Monday.

Science-    Investigation E will be assessed for Science.  Students will construct two-pulley sytems and determine the advantages and disadvantages of each.  Students will predict which one has the greater mechanical advantage.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Math Journal page 223  Home Link 6.10  Home Link 6.11  Home Link 6.12
Writing  Selecta Persuasive topic to prewrite about in your Writer’s notebook  Use a graphic organizer to organize your persuasive essay  
Social Studies/ Science  Chapter 6 review handout
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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