Weekly Overview/Homework 3/12-3/16

General Notes:

  • Students will be taking a state-wide assessment in Math and Reading on Monday-Wednesday.  This test will replace the PARCC tests.  Please see that your child is on time and ready to test each day.
  • If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link http://rayschool.weebly.com/.
  • School begins at promptly 8:45.  Please make sure students are arriving on time.  Students who are arriving late are missing significant Math time.
  • 3rd-5th Grade Literacy Night –This Thursday from 4:15-5:30 (3/14).  All  students and parents are invited to a fun filled literacy night in the cafeteria.  The activities will be interactive for both parents and students.  Free dinner (pizza) will be provided.  Please come out and join us!

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, 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 their IR book.

Annotation objective: This week, we will focus on annotating works of poetry.

Math-    This week students will estimate products of decimals and use estimates to place the decimal.  Lessons 6-6, 6-8, 6-9, and 6=10 will be covered.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/5th-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:

www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, students will polish up their “I Am’ poems and work on echo reading with a partner.  Students will present poems to class.

Q3 Focus:  Spelling     Spelling has been suspended for the week due to testing.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 6-6 Home Link 6-8 Home Link 6-9 Home Link 6-10  
Writing I Am poems due
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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