Weekly Overview/Homework/Tic Tac Toe 1/9-1/13

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome Back!  Progress Reports went home with students today.  Please review with your child.  If you would like to schedule a conference to discuss improvements your child can make, please message me through ClassDojo or you may email me at agkrecik@cps.edu,

Reader’s Workshop:  Reading GOAL- Students are working to meet their 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/Science:  This week students will begin work on their last persuasive writing piece in Q2.  They will put themselves in the position of a realtor, and they will be challenged to sell their planet to their classmates as an ideal place to live.  This week, students will research an assigned planet, using guiding questions to field their research.  This research will ultimately be the material that they will use for an informational/persuasive brochure/handout.

Math:  In Math, students will complete lessons 4-10 through 4-13, emphasizing using coordinates on a grid and adding and subtracting decimals.

Science:  This week,  student will use microscopes to compare/contrast paper samples.

Social Studies:  Students will learn about the Pilgrims and their reasons for settling in the New World.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 4-10  Home Link 4-11  Home Link 4-12  Home Link 4-13
Writing  Watch Obama’s Farewell Speech and write a 1-page reflection in your Writer’s Notebook. Complete an Guided Questions for your Planet Project.  Be ready to begin Handout Monday.
Social Studies/ Science  The Plymouth Colony 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.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

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 🙂
What genre do you think your book is?  Explain why you think this in 3-5 developed sentences. Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences. What character do you have the most in common with?  Explain why in 3-5 developed sentences.
Write a letter to the antagonist (main character) in your Independent Reading book, and give them some advice on how to be a better person in the story.  Use proper letter formatting. Identify these story elements in your IR book:  characters, setting, problem, solution (or your prediction of what the solution will be) 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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