Ms. Krecik

The Happenings Of Room 314

Overview/Homework/Tic Tac Toe 5/8-5/12

Written By: agkrecik - May• 10•17

Dear Parents,

Next week, Thursday May 18 is our field trip with the Licoln Park Zoo ChES program to the zoo!  Make sure your child has a sack lunch, long pants and shirt, and closed-toed shoes.

Also, I sent a Dojo message to you about signing up for the school Walk-A-Thon.  Please sign your child up ASAP.  If our classroom has 100% participation they will get a special incentive prize from me.

Here’s what’s going on in our classroom this week:

Reader’s Workshop: Guided Reading groups are reading fractured fairytales in preparation for writing their own.  Tic-Tac-Toes are due this week.  . This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also read from the class novel, The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.

Writer’s Workshop: This week, students will complete their publishing and submit all work for an assessment grade in writing.  It will be graded via a rubric, which we have discussed throughout.

Math: In Math, students will continueUnit 8.  Students will work on Lessons 8-4-8-5 this week.

Science: This week, students will continue work on a new unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will develop hypotheses and test them, using thermometers to test earth materials’ temperatures in the sun and shade this week.

Social Studies: Students will continue work in Chapter 7.  Students will read about the heroes of the war, the Battle Of Yorktown, and the Treaty of Paris this week.

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.  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. Draw a cartoon strip that illustrates an important part of the book you are reading.  Include at least 4 frames, provide captions and speech bubbles and color it.
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 Crossword Puzzle that includes the names of important characters, places and events in the book you are reading.  Then solve it! Lift a Line- Select a sentence or two from the story you are reading.  Then, write down your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the sentences.
Write a letter to  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 and define them.  Write three synonyms and three antonyms for each word.  

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8-4  Khan Academy Home Link 8-5 Khan Academy Khan Academy
Writing  Publish Personification  Poem Complete Poetry book. Study for Spelling test
Social Studies/ Science  SS worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log  Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe is due today.  Read for 30 minutes over the weekend.

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