Weekly Overview April 1-5

2013
03.29

Dear Parents,

I hope your Spring Break was relaxing. This was the first time in a while I spent the break in Chicago, and I had a really great time.

VERY IMPORTANT INFO::::::::::

This week, ALL 5th grade students should be writing their research reports.  All Research Reports are due on April 8, 2013.

Finally Science Fair Exhibits are due on April 15, 2013.  Please make sure you have met all requirements.  Here is an image of what your TRI-FOLD PROJECT BOARD (required) should look like.

 

Here is the Weekly Overview:

Reader’s Workshop

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Students will work independently in Reader’s Workshop to complete the Daily 5 tasks.   Students will meet in Guided Reading group this week  to discuss the reading and share reading assignment tasks with the group.  GR assignments are assignments that should be completed in class.  GR Books should not be transported home.

Reading Skill:  Leaning In- Choose an important place from the story that you can really visualize, quote it, and describe the details you infer that the author does not include.

This week we will be reading a shared text, The Wright Three, and picking places in the story to practice vocabulary and reading skills.

Writer’s Workshop-

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

This week, students will begin work on Expository essay structures.  Students will select a topic, pre-write and begin drafting their essays.  A rubric will be distributed to students and discussed in class.

Math-

  •  CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.OA.A.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

Students will review exponents with powers of 10 and scientific notation, and will learn and practice order of operations and negative numbers.

 

Science- “Levers and Pulleys”

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 

Science unit:  ”Levers and Pulleys”

 

ROOM 301-Students will be introduced to the new science unit:  ”Levers and Pulleys”

The first section has three parts:

  1. Introduction to Levers (investigation A)
  2. Lever Experiment A (investigation B)
  3. Lever Experiment B (investigation C)

 

Notebooks are due on Thursday.

VERY IMPORTANT INFO::::::::::

This week, ALL 5th grade students should be writing their research reports.  All Research Reports are due on April 8, 2013.

Finally Science Fair Exhibits are due on April 15, 2013.  Please make sure you have met all requirements.  Here is an image of what your TRI-FOLD PROJECT BOARD (required) should look like.

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