Weekly Overview /Homework Chart /Tic Tac Toe 11/28-12/2

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dear Parents,

  • Please remember to return the field trip form and $10 to see the Nutcracker.  Parents- we have plenty of chaperones, but if you would like to come, please contact me.
  • I hope you and your family had an excellent Thanksgiving Break.

Reader’s Workshop–

Reading GOAL:  Students have been giving a reading goal for Q2.  This goal will be graded on the percentage of points that they accrue towards their total point goal.  Students earn points by taking reading quizzes after they finish any IR or GR book.  Please make sure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes nightly from their IR book so that they may meet their goal.

This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.  Tic Tac Toe boards are now digital, and they will be available every week on the class blog.



Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will work on creating persuasive commercials to sell their cereal to the class.  We will have an anonymous vote on the most persuasive commercial after all students present.


In Math, students will continue practice adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, solve fraction number stories, and evaluate fraction-of problems.  Lessons 3.11-3.14 will be covered.


This week, students will begin a new unit, Microworlds.  Students will make observations on a penny based from memory, from a one minute viewing, and from a close examination with a magnifier.  Then, students will identify attributes of objects and sketch closely details of the objects.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 3-11  Home Link 3-12  Home Link 3-13  Home Link 3-14  
Writing  Practice your cereal commercial   Practice your cereal commercial

SCOPE vocabulary (picture and sentence)

  Practice your cereal commercial
Social Studies/ Science  Navigation and Technology worksheet  Spanish Explorers worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes’ Complete Reading log/Tic Tac Toe Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due Monday.  

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment:

Choose any 3 activities.  Due Friday.

Create a comic strip of the important plot events that you have read this week from your IR book.  YOur comic strip should have five frames, a caption in each frame, and speech bubbles. Draw a picture of the main character and surround your drawing with 5 words that describe the character.  Then, pick one of those words and explain in 3-5 sentences why that word descries the character.   Make a persuasive  advertisement for the book.  Include the title, author, and an exciting picture on your poster!  Your poster should be neat and colorful.  Use persuasive techniques 🙂
Make a word search with important words, names, and places from the story. Solve it! Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences. From the story,Wonder, we have learned a little bit about Via’s friend, Miranda.  Use one word to describe her and defend your word choice by using text details to support it.
Write a letter to the protagonist (main character) in your Guided Reading book, and give them some advice on how to solve their problem in the story. Make a Venn diagram to compare this book to your guided reading book.  How was it similar? How was it different?   What do you think the theme of your IR book is?  Remember, theme is the lesson the story is teaching you.

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