Weekly Overview/Homework/Tic Tac Toe 12/19-12/23

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dear Parents,

Winter Break homework:  Read!!!!!!! and keep a Reading Log.  That’s it!

Please have a safe and joyful Winter Break with your child.  I will be out this week due to a personal matter.  Any questions can be sent to Ms. Pfeiffer via ClassDojo.

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.

Writer’s Workshop:  This week students will create, draft and publish a persuasive essay.

Math:  In Math, students will complete lessons 4-7 through 4-9, emphasizing plotting ordered pairs on a grid.

Science:  This week,  student will use microscopes to compare/contrast items seen with the naked eye, vs magnification.

Social Studies:  Students will study the first English settlement, Jamestown, in the Americas.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 4-7  Home Link 4-8  Home Link 4-9
Writing  Finish prewrite/ graphic organizer  Finish draft  Finish revisions Publish persuasive essay.  Due Friday December 23.
Social Studies/ Science
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 different 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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