Weekly Overview/Homework/Tic Tac Toe 2/6-2/10

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dear Parents,



Reader’s Workshop:  Reading GOAL- Students will receive their new Q3 ReadnQuiz goal this week.  Make sure your child is reading 30-45 minutes nightly, otherwise it will be difficult for them to achieve this goal.  ReadnQuiz goals 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.  This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop/Science: This week, students will begin work on their next essay format:  Expository.  Students will use their Boss sheets to select a writing topic and begin organizing their writing ideas in a graphic organizers.  Students will begin drafting their essays by Friday.

Math:  In Math, students will continue Unit 5, Fractions.  This week’s lessons will emphasize finding the area of fractional parts.   Students will take a Checking Progress quiz Friday.

Science:  This week,  student will look at the Volvox, a protist organism.  Students will observe specimens under the microscope, and sketch the specimen with accuracy.  Students will make observations and write a conclusion to the experiment.

Social Studies:  Students will study the final group of 13 colonies:  Southern.  Students will determine what sets them apart from other colonies by organizing information in a chart.  In addition, we will explore ideas of social protest, citing sit-ins, marches, and boycotts to create change in the Civil Rights movement.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 5-8 Home Link 5-9 Home Link 5-10  Khan Academy  Checking Progress quiz
Writing  Complete Graphic Organizer  Write persuasive essay on person at Children’s March
Social Studies/ Science  Middle 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.

Rewrite the last chapter you read in your IR book from another character’s P.O.V. (like the author does in WONDER) 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 new book cover for your Independent Reading book.  Include information that is important to the story on the cover.  Illustrate and color the cover.
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) Create a Word Search that includes the names of important characters and places in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences.
Write a letter to your friend about the book you are reading.  Include reasons why they would enjoy the book, citing specific details from the story. What “gift” would you buy for your main character in the book you are reading?  How would it help them in the stry?  Explain and be specific!!! (3-5 sentences) 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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