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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

IMPORTANT:  MAP testing is this Tuesday and Wednesday

Ray School Olympics is coming up on May 30.  On that day, students will participate in a number of athletic competitions.  Make sure your child wears a plain white t-shirt with their Olympic number proudly displayed on it.  Students who had shirts made can write or tape their number on it.

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

Reader’s Workshop: Guided Reading groups are still reading fractured fairytales to inspire them in 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 story mapping their FFT plot.  Students will spend the week drafting and revising their drafts to include descriptive details in the story.

Math: In Math, students will continue Unit 8.  Students will work on Lessons 8-9- to 8-10 this week.

Science: This week, students will continue work on a  unit of study, Solar Energy.  Students will begin Investigation C- Solar Houses.

Social Studies: Students will complete work in Chapter 7.  A test over Lesson 3 and 4 will be on Wednesday.  Then, students will learn about the first Constitutional Convention.

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

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Khan Academy   Khan Academy Home Link 8-9 Khan Academy
Writing  Complete Plot Diagram Complete Draft
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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