Overview/Tic Tac Toe/Homework 5/15-5/19

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Last week 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 still 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 prewriting for their fractured fairy tales.  Work includes a fairy tale graphic organizer, writing long in their notebooks, and story mapping the plot.  Time will be given in class, but late finishers will be required to spend time at home to finish up.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 8.  Students will work on Lessons 8-6 to 8-8 this week.

Science: This week, students will continue work on a new unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will finish investigation B:  Testing Earth Materials.

Social Studies: Students will complete work in Chapter 7.  Students will read about the effects of the war, suck as the abolitionist movement, founding of the Northwest Territory, and conflicts with Native Americans,  A quiz over Chapter 7, Lesson 3 and 4 will be early next week.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment: Choose 3 different activities!  Due Friday.

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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

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 8-6 Home Link 8-7 Khan Academy Home Link 8-8 Khan Academy Khan Academy
Writing  Complete Graphic Organizer Complete  Writing Long
Social Studies/ Science  Revise Sun and Weather worksheet  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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