Weekly Overview 9/16-9/20

Here are some announcements for Week 2:

  • Welcome to Week 3.  This week we will be adding small guided reading groups to our weekly reading work.  Initial groupings are based on NWEA scores.
  • We have almost 100% on ClassDojo.  Thank you!.  ClassDojo is how I will send weekly updates and announcements throughout the week.  I will send a signup sheet this week for those of you not yet signed up.
  • The class fee is $85.  Please remit payment as soon as you can.  This allows us to order class texts, supplies, and pay for online programs.  You can even pay online!                       Here is the link: http://rayschool.weebly.com/student-fees.html Please go through and fill out all necessary forms in the ‘Welcome Back’ packet that were sent home on the first day of school.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTO! Ray’s PTO is  a vital part of our school culture, and your membership will immediately affect your child’s classroom.  The PTO provides funding to classrooms, special programs, as well as field trip supports.  We love out PTO <3

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

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will begin their 5th grade Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, and Reader’s Response.  In addition, the we will continue to read our class novel, Garvey’s Choice.  Students should be reading AT LEAST 30 active minutes nightly.  Students will be required to take a reading quiz after they finish each independent novel.

Writer’s Workshop-This week,  students will turn one writing piece into a published story.  This week we will select a story idea from our daily writing prompts and organize story elements into an organizer in preparation for drafting.

Math-In Math, students will be introduced to concepts of volume.  Students will explore a variety of ways to determine the volume of a three dimensional rectangular prism.  Lessons 1-5 through 1-8 will be covered.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1-5 Home Link 1-6 Home  Link 1-7 Home  Link 1-8 Progress Check
 Writing  312, 314, 315 .   Pre-write organizers due today
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend.

Reading Log is due Today.

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