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Weekly Overview/Homework/TicTacToe 12/12-12/16

Written By: agkrecik - Dec• 12•16

Dear Parents,

  • Pajama Friday!  We will be having a holiday celebration this Friday, December 16 in the afternoon.  Students will watch a movie and enjoy light refreshments.
  • It’s suddenly winter.  Make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.

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 finish drafting persuasive essays.  Revisions in word choice will be assigned.  Published essays are due on Monday, December 19. Math:  In Math, students will complete lessons 4.3-4.6, emphasizing decimal comparisons, rounding, and plotting ordered pairs on a grid. Science:  This week,  student will develop a series of sketches on objects, identifying attributes of each object using their senses. Social Studies:  Students will study the first Spanish settlements in the Americas. Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 4-3  Home Link 4-4  Home Link 4-5  Home Link 4-6  
Writing    Finish draft  SCOPE:  Poetry packet Publish persuasive essay.  Due Monday December 19.  
Social Studies/ Science Other Nations Explore 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 today.  

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 activities!  Due Friday.

Make a prediction about what you think will happen next in your IR book.  Provide evidence from the story that helped you make your prediction. (3-5 sentences) Reading Skill:  Sketch To Stretch- sketch an important part in the story you are reading.  Then, explain what is happening in the sketch and why it is important to the story. 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. How has Via’s P.O.V. made you feel differently about Auggie and the story so far?  Explain in 3-5 sentences.  Cite one piece of text evidence to support your thinking.
Write a letter to the protagonist (main character) in your Independent Reading book, and give them some advice on how to solve their problem in the story.  Use proper letter formatting. Use one word to describe a character from your IR book.  then, find two pieces of text evidence in the story to support your word choice. Find three words that you do not know from your IR book.  Define each word and draw a picture to help you remember its meaning.

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