Weekly Overview/Homework/Tic Tac Toe 1/23-1/27

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dear Parents,

We need pencils badly.  We share pencils in the classroom, and we have none left in our inventory.  If you are out and could pick up a pack for the classroom, it would be much appreciated.


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 complete their research on a planet.  Then, they will work in small groups to make persuasive Google Slide presentations to convince others to move to their planet.  This will conclude our persuasive writing for Q2.

Math:  In Math, students will begin Unit 5, Fractions.  This week’s lessons will emphasize adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.   Students will take a Checking Progress quiz Friday.

Science:  This week,  student will learn how to prepare different types of slides.  Students will learn how to make wet-mount slides and well slides, observe specimens under the microscope, and sketch each specimen with accuracy.

Social Studies:  Students will study the first group of 13 colonies:  New England.  Students will determine what sets them apart from other colonies by organizing information in a chart.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-1 Home Link 5-2 Home Link 5-3 Home Link 5-4  Checking Progress quiz
Writing  Complete Planet Handout  SCOPE take-home Quiz
Social Studies/ Science  Summary of Robert Hooke article  The New England colonies 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) 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. Create a Facebook page for your main character in the story.  Include information that is central to the character.  Illustrate and color the page.
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 sentences.
Write a letter to your teacher about your favorite character in the story and explain why you like this character using text details. 3-5 sentences. 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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