Weekly overview/Homework 9/21-9/28

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Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will begin all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete each IR book.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will begin prewriting activities for their first writing essay:  personal narrative.  Students will create a top ten list of life moments and write constructed free-write “seed stories” in their notebooks.  Two one-page lengthed seed stories are due by Thursday.  Students will have ample time to complete this in class.

Math-In Math, students will continue to find the volume of rectangular prisms.  Students will use two formulas to find the volume, and they will convert measurements within a volume problem.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-9 Home Link 1-10 Home Link 1-11 Home Link 1-12  
Writing 2 Personal Narrative Freewrites due today.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log. Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log. Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due TODAY.Read over the weekend!!!!

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