Ms. Krecik

The Happenings Of Room 314

Tonight’s Writing homework:

Written By: agkrecik - Nov• 16•16

Write a persuasive argument letter to us,your teachers, convincing us that you deserve an extra recess.  Include each of the reasons below in your argument and elaborate, citing details and examples to support each reason.

  1.  We need to get out our extra energy
  2. recess is too short
  3. we work so hard and deserve a break.

Come on 314.  Convince us!

 

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 11/14-11/18

Written By: agkrecik - Nov• 14•16

Dear Parents,

  • It was a pleasure meeting with you last week for conferences.  Here is a peek at our upcoming week:

Reader’s Workshop–

This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.  Tic Tac Toe boards are now digital, and they will be available every week on the class blog.  Please make sure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes nightly from their IR book.  This week, reading logs will not be handed out, s have students record their nightly reading on a sheet of paper to hand in with their Tic Tac Toe work.

Scholastic SCOPE:  Students will read an article about Claudette Colvin.  They will discuss the article and write a persuasive essay to argue for a street to be named after her.

 

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will begin a persuasive unit in Writing.  Students will discuss the types of persuasion used in advertising.  Then, students will bring in examples of persuasive advertisements and discuss what successfully persuaded them.  Finally, students will begin creating a persuasive advertisement for a new cereal on the market that they create.

Math:

In Math, students will continue work in Unit 3, Fractions.  Lessons 3.6-3.9 will have students determine reasonable answers for fraction problems, use benchmarks to make estimates, rename fractions and mixed numbers, and interpret addition and subtraction fraction stories.  Students will take a short Checking Progress quiz on Friday.

Science-

This week, students will complete experiments to test a set of variables in a sinking water clock.  Students will take notes and observe how the independent variable affected the dependent variable in the experiment.  Students will write a formal investigation in their notebook to be assessed for grading.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 3-6  Home Link 3-7  Home Link 3-8  Home Link 3-9  
Writing  Bring in advertisement to share with group  Writer’s notebook: Write a persuasive writing piece convincing your teachers for extra recess  Complete Wonder quiz
Social Studies/ Science
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes’ Complete Reading log/Tic Tac Toe Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due Today.  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

5TH Grade Tic Tac Toe Assignment:

Choose any 3 activities.  Due Friday.

Create a comic strip of the important plot events that you have read this week from your IR book.  YOur comic strip should have five frames, a caption in each frame, and speech bubbles. Draw a picture of the main character and surround your drawing with 5 words that describe the character.  Then, pick one of those words and explain in 3-5 sentences why that word descries the character.   Make a persuasive poster advertising the book.  Include the title, author, and an exciting picture on your poster!  Your poster should be neat and colorful.
Make a word search with important words, names, and places from the story. Solve it! Make a connection to the story.  Explain your connection in 3-5 sentences. From the story, Wonder, we have met Summer.  Use one word to describe Summer and defend your word choice by using text details to support it.
Write a letter to the author explaining what you like/dislike about the book they have written. Make a Venn diagram to compare this book to another book that you have read.  How was it similar? How was it different? Write a poem or a song about a character or event in the book.  Poem/song must be at least 8 lines.

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 11/7-11/11

Written By: agkrecik - Nov• 10•16

Dear Parents,

  • Parent/teacher conferences are on Wednesday, November 9.  I will send home a sign-up sheet for conferences by Friday.  Please select three time choices and return.  i will do my best to accommodate your requests.  Note:  If you do not have an appointment for conferences, I unfortunately may not be able to meet with you.
  • Parents- please remember our school-wide birthday celebration policy:  All monthly birthdays will be celebrated on the last Friday of the month.  Please contact me if you would like to celebrate with treats.
  • Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–

This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.  Reading Logs must be completed and signed by parent/guardian to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed  along with the tic tac toe board and submitted on Fridays.

Scholastic SCOPE:  -none- due to short week

 

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will complete revisions of their drafts and compose a second draft with revisions,  Then, students will publish essays.  All essays are due Monday, 11/14.

Math:

In Math, students will continue work in Unit 3, Fractions.  Lessons 3.4-3.5 will be covered.  Students will take a short Checking Progress quiz on Thursday.

Science-

This week, students will complete experiments to test a set of variables in a sinking water clock.  Students will take notes and observe how the independent variable affected the dependent variable in the experiment.  Students will write a formal investigation in their notebook to be assessed for grading.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 3-4  Home Link 3-5, Math Journal page 84  
Writing  Finish writing Second Draft  Publish Essay.  Due Monday.
Social Studies/ Science
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes’ Complete Reading log/Tic Tac Toe Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due Monday.  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 10/31-11/4

Written By: agkrecik - Nov• 01•16

Dear Parents,

  • A permission slip was sent home for the first field trip of the year on November 3.  Students will see a film in the International Children’s Film Festival at the Logan Center.  Please complete the form and return it with your student.  Although we have plenty of chaperones for the trip with myself, Ms. Pfeiffer and Ms. Tines, we may have room for one chaperone.  If you would like to attend, please contact me.
  • Parent/teacher conferences are on Wednesday, November 9.  I will send home a sign-up sheet for conferences by Friday.  Please select three time choices and return.  i will do my best to accommodate your requests.  Note:  If you do not have an appointment for conferences, I unfortunately may not be able to meet with you.
  • Parents- please remember our school-wide birthday celebration policy:  All monthly birthdays will be celebrated on the last Friday of the month.  Please contact me if you would like to celebrate with treats.
  • Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–

This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.  Reading Logs must be completed and signed by parent/guardian to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed  along with the tic tac toe board and submitted on Fridays.

Scholastic SCOPE:  Students will read an article titled, “Is It Wrong to Talk About The Election?”  and debate the topic in class.  Students will compose an argument either for or against the topic.

 

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will continue work on fictional narratives.  Students will create stories based on the painting, Sundays on the Island Of La Grande Jatte.  Students will work on important revisions to improve the quality of their first drafts.

Math:

In Math, students will begin work in Unit 3, Fractions.  Lessons 3.1-3.3 will be covered.  Students will take a short Checking Progress quiz on Thursday,

Science-

This week, students will devise experiments to test a set of variables in a sinking water clock.  Students will take notes and observe how the independent variable affected the dependent variable in the experiment.  Students will write a formal investigation in their notebook to be assessed for grading.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Cumulative Assessment  Home Link 3-1 Home Link 3-2 Home Link 3-3  
Writing
Social Studies/ Science
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes/ Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe Read for a minimum of 30 minutes’ Complete Reading log/Tic Tac Toe Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due Monday.  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 10/24-10/28

Written By: agkrecik - Oct• 25•16

Dear Parents,

  •  Famous Dead People Projects are due Monday, October 31.  Students should work on their Famous Dead People Project.  I sent home an organizer that will help students begin their research.  Student speeches will be handed in on the organizer that was handed out, and students should have note cards ready t give the speech on October 31.  We will have a small reception in the classroom with healthy snacks following the speeches.  Drink donations would be very helpful.
  • A permission slip was sent home for the first field trip of the year on November 3.  Please complete the form and return it with your student.
  • For many, the class fee is still outstanding.  It is $85, and it ensures that students will be able to have items like Scholastic SCOPE,  consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thank you.
  • Parent/teacher conferences are approaching soon.  Please look for an update soon about signups.
  • Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–

This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.  Reading Logs must be completed and signed by parent/guardian to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed  along with the tic tac toe board and submitted on Fridays.

Scholastic SCOPE:  Students will read an article titled, “Is It Wrong to Talk About The Election?”  and debate the topic in class.  Students will compose an argument either for or against the topic.

 

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will begin work on fictional narratives.  Students will create stories based on the painting, Sundays on the Island Of La Grande Jatte.

Math:

In Math, students will complete work in Unit 2.  Lessons 2.11-2-13 will be covered.  Then, students will review concepts from Unit 2.  Finally students will take a Unit 2 test on Friday.

Science-

This week, students will test their created water clocks.  We will define a variable and list the variables resent in this experiment.  Students will form conclusions and complete their lab notes in their science notebooks to submit for assessment.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 2.11  Home Link 2.12 Home Link 2.13 Unit 2 Review  Unit 2 test
Writing  SCOPE: vocabulary worksheet
Social Studies/ Science  Chapter 2 test
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 board is due today. Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Weekly overview and Homework Chart 10/17-10/21

Written By: agkrecik - Oct• 18•16

Dear Parents,

  •  A permission slip was sent home last week for the first field trip of the year on November 3.  Please complete the form and return it with your student.
  • Students should work on their Famous Dead People Project.  I sent home an organizer that will help students begin their research.  Famous Dead People Projects are due Monday, October 31.
  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms are due now! If you have sent your form back thank you very much. Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not. It helps provide state funding for our school. Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  • Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–

This week, students will work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.  Reading Logs must be completed and signed by parent/guardian to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed  along with the tic tac toe board and submitted on Fridays.

Scholastic SCOPE:  Students will read an informational article about food waste and work on citing text evidence to support their thinking about the causes and effects of food waste around the world.

 

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will publish the first essay: Personal Narrative. Students will have an opportunity to share their writing in an Author’s Chair on Tuesday and Thursday.

Math:

In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Lessons 2.8-2-10 will be covered.

Science-

This week, students will take a moon phases assessment.  Then, students will devise ideas of how to createa clock using everyday items to track one minute of time.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 2.8  Home Link 2.9 Math Journal page 59 Home Link 2.10  Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  SCOPE: vocabulary worksheet  SCOPE:  Finding Text Evidence worksheet  All published Narrative Essays are due today
Social Studies/ Science  Northwest/ Arctic 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 board is due today. 

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 10/10-10/14

Written By: agkrecik - Oct• 12•16

Dear Parents,

  •  Progress Reports were sent home on Friday, October 7.  Please review and return the bottom portion only, signed.
  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms are due now! If you have sent your form back thank you very much. Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not. It helps provide state funding for our school. Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  • Students should work on their Famous Dead People Project.  I will send home an organizer that will help students begin their research.  Famous Dead People Projects are due Monday, October 31.
  • Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–

This week, students will be working on Daily Five centers in Reader’s Workshop. Students will compose their Reader’s Letter this week. This letter is in-class work and counts for a Reading Test grade weekly. Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess letters.

Students will also work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.

Reading Logs must be completed and signed by parent/guardian to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed  along with the tic tac toe board and submitted on Fridays.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will revise for the first essay: Personal Narrative. Students will revise their narrative essay with a great grabber lead to start the story.

Math:

In Math, students will continue work in Unit 2.  Lessons 2.5-2-7 will be covered.

Science-

This week, students will complete their explorations on the moon as a means to measure time. Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks. Science notebooks are graded using a rubric. A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Home Link 2.5 Home Link 2.6 Home Link 2.7  Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  SCOPE vocabulary worksheet  Publish essay.  Essays are due Monday.
Social Studies/ Science  Southwest/West

Worksheet

Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/ Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading log/ Tic Tac Toe board Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 10/3-10/7

Written By: agkrecik - Oct• 05•16

Dear Parents,

  •  Progress Reports will be sent home on Friday, October 7.  Please review and return the bottom portion only, signed.
  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish. Please contact the office for more information. If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms are due now! If you have sent your form back thank you very much. Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not. It helps provide state funding for our school. Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  • Picture Day is scheduled for October 15.  Ray School needs volunteers to help on that day with pictures.  If you are available please contact Sonia in the office.  A free portrait is being offered to volunteers.
  • Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–

This week, students will be working on Daily Five centers in Reader’s Workshop. Students will compose their Reader’s Letter this week. This letter is in-class work and counts for a Reading Test grade weekly. Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess letters.

Students will also work on Daily 5 activities: Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work. Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.

Reading Logs were added this week to enforce and track independent Reading minutes.  Too many students are not self-regulating their nightly reading habits.  This should be completed and signed by a parent, along with the tic tac toe board.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week students will begin drafting and revising for the first essay: Personal Narrative. Students will select one of their timeline events to construct a rough draft for the Personal Narrative essay. Students will work through the writing process this week and next to develop, revise, and publish a personal essay.

Math:

In Math, students will begin work in Unit 2.  Students will explore concepts of place value and exponential notation.  Lessons 2.1-2.4 will be covered.

Science-

This week, students will explore the moon as a means to measure time. Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks. Science notebooks are graded using a rubric. A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 2.1  Home Link 2.2 and MJ page 42 Home Link 2.3 Home Link 2.4  Checking Progress Quiz
Writing  Complete First draft/Personal Narrative
Social Studies/ Science  Plains Worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/ Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading log/ Tic Tac Toe board Reading Log/Tic Tac Toe board is due today.Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend and complete Reading Log.

Weekly overview and Homework chart 9/26-9/30

Written By: agkrecik - Sep• 27•16

 

Dear Parents,

  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish.  Please contact the office for more information.  If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms are due now! If you have sent your form back thank you very much.  Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not.  It helps provide state funding for our school.  Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is  a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  •  Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room throughout the year are: Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, Band-aids, and Hand Sanitizer. Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk. Thank you!

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

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will be working on Daily Five centers in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose their Reader’s Letter this week.  This letter is in-class work and counts for a Reading Test grade weekly.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess letters.

Students will also work on Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Guided Reading, Listen To Reading, and Word Work.  Students will also complete work in the Class novel, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week,  students will continue prewriting exercises for the first essay:  Personal Narrative.  Students will select one of their timeline events to construct a rough draft for the Personal Narrative essay.  Students will work through the writing process this week and next to develop, revise, and publish a personal essay.

Math:  

In Math, students will focus on concepts of volume.  Students will explore many differnet ways to find the volume of rectangular prisms.  Lessons 1.10-1.12 will be covered.  There will be a Unit 1 test on Friday.

Science-

This week, students will continue the unit, Measuring Time.  Students will finish their sunclock investigations  and calendars to measure time.  Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks.  Science notebooks are graded using a rubric.  A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1.10, MJ page 50  Home Link 1.11 Home Link 1.12 Unit 1 review  Unit 1 test
Writing  Write Long in your Writer’s notebook about one of your timeline moments
Social Studies/ Science  Eastern Woodlands

Worksheet

Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board

WONDER:  Answer Comprehension questions.

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Tic Tac Toe board is due today.

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.

Link for students to take survey:

Written By: agkrecik - Sep• 22•16

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HX2D93X

 

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 9/19-9/23

Written By: agkrecik - Sep• 19•16

Dear Parents,

  • Ray School’s Open House is this Thursday, September 22 from 5-6.  Please attend if you can to find out more about the school year in Room 314.
  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish.  Please contact the office for more information.  If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms are due now!.  If you have sent your form back thank you very much.  Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not.  It helps provide state funding for our school.  Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is  a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.  Our first PTA meeting is after the Open House at 6 pm.
  •  Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room throughout the year are: Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, Band-aids, and Hand Sanitizer. Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk. Thank you!

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

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will be working on independent reading and writing in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose a practice Reader’s Letter this week.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I will assess future letters.

Students will also work on 4 of the Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Work On Writing, Listen To Reading, and Word Work.  Students will also be introduced to the first Class novel of the year, Wonder.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week,  students will begin prewriting exercises for the first essay:  Personal Narrative.  Students will construct a timeline of major events in their lives.  The Timeline project will be assessed as a Pre-Writing activity using a Rubric.  Then, they will select one of their timeline events to construct a rough draft for the Personal Narrative essay.  Students will work through the writing process this week and next to develop, revise, and publish a personal essay.

Math:  

In Math, students will focus on concepts of volume.  Students will explore many differnet ways to find the volume of rectangular prisms.  Lessons 1.6-1.9 will be covered.  There will be a Checking Progress quiz on Friday.

Science-

This week, students will continue the unit, Measuring Time.  Students will create sunclocks and calendars to measure time.  Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks.  Science notebooks are graded using a rubric.  A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1.6  Home Link 1.7 Home Link 1.8 home Link 1.9  
Writing  Wonder:  Comprehension questions.  Timelines are due.
Social Studies/ Science  Early People Worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board

WONDER:  Answer Comprehension questions.

Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Tic Tac Toe board is due today.

Weekly Overview and Homework Chart 9/12-9/16

Written By: agkrecik - Sep• 12•16

Dear Parents,

  • The Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP. I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and office/art supplies for the classroom. We are willing to work out a payment plan if you wish.  Please contact the office for more information.  If you have submitted payment already, thanks a bunch.
  • Lunch Forms were sent home  last week.  If you have sent your form back thank you very much.  Please complete and return the form, regardless of whether your child will receive lunch or not.  It helps provide state funding for our school.  Thank you.
  • Don’t forget the join the PTA! Ray’s PTA is  a vital part of our school culture. Please support it if you can.
  •  Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room throughout the year are: Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, Band-aids, and Hand Sanitizer. Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk. Thank you!

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

Reader’s Workshop

This week, students will be working on independent reading and writing in Reader’s Workshop.  Students will compose a practice Reader’s Letter this week.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I will assess future letters.

Students will also work on 3 of the Daily 5 activities:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, and Word Work.  Word Work will expand students’ vocabularies in an authentic way by having them seek out 5 words/week, define the word, find synonyms, and use it in a sentence.

Writer’s Workshop-

This week,  students will draft, revise and publish their poems, “I’m From”.  Then, students will begin prewriting exercises for the first essay:  Personal Narrative.  Students will construct a timeline of major events in their lives.  The Timeline project will be assessed as a Pre-Writing activity using a Rubric.  Then, they will select one of thir timeline events to construct a rough draft for the Personal Narrative essay.  Students will work through the writing process this week and next to develop, revise, and publish a personal essay.

Math:  

In Math, students will find areas of rectangles with fractional side-lengths.  Students will work on solving real-world area problems by exploring the area of a quilt.

Science-

This week, students will begin the unit, Measuring Time.  Students will estimate a minute and create sunclocks to measure time.  Students will be graded on participation in class, as well as their investigations in their notebooks.  Science notebooks are graded using a rubric.  A copy of the rubric can be found under the Rubrics tab.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 1.2  Home Link 1.3 Home Link 1.4 home Link 1.5  
Writing  SCOPE:  Summarizing Worksheet
Social Studies/ Science  Shadows worksheet
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Tic Tac Toe board Tic Tac Toe board is due today.