Bray's Class Assignments

  • ChristmasWelcome to Week 17 - December 5 - 9, 2022

    **If you don't always read the entire page, please do so.  There are some changes to the regular schedule with vocabulary workshop.  This week we will go to the BPAC to see "The Night Before Christmas" on Tuesday.  We also have IReady mid-year assessments on Wednesday (math) and on Thursday (ELA).  Every child needs to show growth.                    I

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - We will finish our novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham.  All of the students will have their own novel to take home.  The novels MUST be brought back to class each day.  We will read chapters 14 - the end this week.  We will review point of view and figurative language.  We will continue to work on character traits and comparing and contrasting characters and events.  We will have a quiz on these chapters Friday, December 9, 2022.

    Literature circle - Literature circle projects are due Wednesday, December 7th.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Every child will present his/her project this week.  

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child received new vocabulary workshop story and words on Tuesday, November 29th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Friday December 9th, your child will take "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  The following week, on Wednesday, December 14th, your child will take the test on Unit 8 words for a major grade. This change is due to the mid-year assessments in IReady this week. 

    English -    This week, we will begin chapter 9 and learn about helping verbs.  We will continue writing a new writing piece.   We will be reading passages and writing an opinion piece.  The children will read two passages with differing opinions.  They will then give their own opinion in the piece using information from the passages to support their opinion. We "Tag'ed" each other's papers last week. This week revised papers will be due on Wednesday, December 6th.  I will help the children revise these papers.  The following week on Thursday, December 15th, the final papers will be due for a major grade.  We will also continue to learn about compound and complex sentences.   

    Spelling - Our words this week are: scrubbed, listening, stunned, knitting, carpeting, wandered, gathering, beginning, skimmed, chatting, shrugged, bothering, whipped, quizzed, suffering, scanned, ordered, totaled, answered, upsetting, compelling, deposited, occurred, threatening, and canceled. The assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet.  On Thursday, we will have a test.  There will be NO spelling sentences or dictation this week due to all of the extra things happening.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Welcome to Week 16 - November 28 - December 2, 2022

                         IF you haven't celebrated Thanksgiving with your family yet, please close this page!  Enjoy the holidays with your family. We've all worked hard and need a break!!

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - We will continue our novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham.  All of the students will have their own novel to take home.  The novels MUST be brought back to class each day.  We will read chapters 12 - 13 this week.  We will review point of view and figurative language.  We will continue to work on character traits and comparing and contrasting characters and events.  We will have a quiz on these chapters Friday, December 2, 2022.

    Literature circle - The children have their literature circle folders, their assignments, and their books.  The assignments will be due every single Wednesday.  The children MUST be reading at home.  This book will be read at home.  The assignment will be completed at home. It will be discussed during literature circles each week.  These assignments are EASY, but the chapters must be read to complete the assignments and discuss the book during lit. circle time. All books should be finished by this Wednesday, November 30th.  The following week, everyone should be working on their project.  Projects are due Wednesday, December 7th. 

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will get a new vocabulary workshop story and words on Tuesday, November 29th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, December 1st, we will have a grade on synonyms and antonyms.  The following week, we will have "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, December 6th.  The following Friday, December 9th, we will have a test on these words.

    English -    This week, we will continue writing a new writing piece.   We will be reading passages and writing an opinion piece.  The children will read two passages with differing opinions.  They will then give their own opinion in the piece using information from the passages to support their opinion. The rough drafts will be due on Wednesday, November 30th. The children will "TAG" each other's papers on that day. We will also continue to learn about compound and complex sentences.   

    Spelling - Our words this week are: formal, whistle, label, puzzle, legal, angle, normal, needle, angel, pupil, struggle, level, local, bicycle, channel, global, stumble, quarrel, article, fossil, identical, vehicle, mineral, colonel, and artificial. The assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - 10 spelling sentences (all sentences need to be AT LEAST 7 words and the first one MUST be a compound sentence and the second MUST be a complex sentence), Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test. On Friday, there will not be a dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    ThanksgivingWelcome to Week 15 - November 14 - 18, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - We will continue our novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham.  All of the students will have their own novel to take home.  The novels MUST be brought back to class each day.  We will read chapters 9 - 11 this week.  We will review point of view and figurative language.  We will continue to work on character traits and comparing and contrasting characters and events.  We will have a quiz on these chapters Friday, November 17, 2022.

    Literature circle - The children have their literature circle folders, their assignments, and their books.  The assignments will be due every single Wednesday.  The children MUST be reading at home.  This book will be read at home.  The assignment will be completed at home. It will be discussed during literature circles each week.  These assignments are EASY, but the chapters must be read to complete the assignments and discuss the book during lit. circle time. 

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop - We will NOT have vocabulary workshop this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  I don't want our children to have to worry about vocabulary words during the break.  We've all worked hard and could use a break!

    English -    This week, we will continue writing a new writing piece.   We will be reading passages and writing an opinion piece.  The children will read two passages with differing opinions.  They will then give their own opinion in the piece using information from the passages to support their opinion. The rough drafts will be due on Thursday, November 17th.  The children will "TAG" each other's papers on that day. We will also continue to learn about compound and complex sentences.   

    Spelling - Our words this week are: actual, cruel, patriot, diet, museum, casual, ruin, pioneer, trial, visual, realize, create, riot, genuine, area, annual, audio, dial, theater, influence, diagnose, media, appreciate, society, and prior. The assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - 10 spelling sentences (all sentences need to be AT LEAST 7 words and the first one MUST be a compound sentence and the second MUST be a complex sentence), Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test. On Friday, there will not be a dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Welcome to Week 14 - November 7 -  11, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - We will begin a new novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham.  All of the students will have their own novel to take home.  The novels MUST be brought back to class each day.  We will read chapters 5-8 this week.  We will work on point of view.  We will continue to work on character traits and comparing and contrasting characters and events.  We will have a quiz on these chapters Friday, November 11, 2022.

    Literature circle - The children have their literature circle folders, their assignments, and their books.  The assignments will be due every single Wednesday.  The children MUST be reading at home.  This book will be read at home.  The assignment will be completed at home. It will be discussed during literature circles each week.  These assignments are EASY, but the chapters must be read to complete the assignments and discuss the book during lit. circle time. 

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop - The students received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, November 1st.  We will read the story and go over the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms on Tuesday.  Each day we will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week, on Tuesday, November 8th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a grade.  On Friday, November 11th, we will take a test on these words. 

    English -    This week, we will continue chapter 7 and learn about conjunctions.  On Tuesday, November 8th, we will have a quiz on this chapter.  On  Wednesday, November 9th, we will have a test on this chapter for a major grade.  We will begin chapter 8 on Friday and learn about opinion writing and write an opinion paper from a prompt. 

    Spelling - Our words this week are: conflict, orphan, instant, complex, simply, burglar, laundry, laughter, employ, anchor, merchant, improve, arctic, mischief, childhood, purchase, dolphin, partner, complain, tremble, anthem, illustrate, function, conscience, and apostrophe. The assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - 10 spelling sentences (all sentences need to be AT LEAST 7 words and the first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase), Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test. On Friday, we will have a dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    HalloweenWelcome to Week 13 - October 31 - November 4, 2022

    Thank you to all the parents who sent candy for our party. 

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - We will begin a new novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham.  All of the students will have their own novel to take home.  The novels MUST be brought back to class each day.  We will read chapters 1-4 this week.  We will work on fact and opinion, character traits, and figurative language. We will have a quiz on these chapters Friday, November 4, 2022.

    The children have their literature circle folders, their assignments, and their books.  The assignments will be due every single Wednesday.  The children MUST be reading at home.  This book will be read at home.  The assignment will be completed at home. It will be discussed during literature circles each week.  These assignments are EASY, but the chapters must be read to complete the assignments and discuss the book during lit. circle time. 

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, November 1st.  We will read the story and go over the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms on Tuesday.  Each day we will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, November 3rd, we will have a grade on synonyms and antonyms.  The following week, on Tuesday, November 8th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a grade.  That Friday, November 11th, we will take a test on these words. 

    English -    On Monday, October 31st, we will complete our haunted house descriptive writing paper.  We will complete our drawing of the house.  On Tuesday, November 1st, we will begin chapter 7 on conjunctions and compound parts.

    Spelling - Our words this week are: human, exact, award, behave, credit, basic, vivid, evil, modern, nation, robot, panic, select, cousin, item, police, prefer, menu, novel, deserve, autumn, nuisance, logic, column, and laser.  The assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - 10 spelling sentences (all sentences need to be AT LEAST 7 words and the first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase), Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test. On Friday, we will have a dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    HalloweenWelcome to Week 12 - October 24 - 28, 2022

    **Our Halloween party will be held on Friday, October 28th!! Our homeroom mom will be getting in touch with you. 

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - This week, the AR information will be sent home on Tuesday, October 25th, with the signed papers. We will have ELS testing this week.  The students need to show growth.  We will be testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Miss Mallette will be teaching her unit on figurative language the entire week.  We will NOT have a story this week.  I will be reading chapters of Crash, practicing literature circle roles, and taking AR tests. 

    The children have their literature circle folders, their assignments, and their books.  The assignments will be due every single Wednesday.  The children MUST be reading at home.  This book will be read at home.  The assignment will be completed at home. It will be discussed during literature circles each week.  These assignments are EASY, but the chapters must be read to complete the assignments and discuss the book during lit. circle time. 

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop - We will review the vocabulary, synonyms, and antonyms each day.   This week, on Wednesday, October 24th, we will take "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  This will be taken on Wednesday due to the ELA ELS test on Tuesday.  On Friday, October 28th, we will have the Unit 6 test for a major grade.  

    English -   We will begin working on chapter 6 and learn more about descriptive writing.  We will continue writing a descriptive paper about our haunted house.  We will also review English skills previously learned.

    Spelling - Our words this week are: bargain, journey, pattern, arrive object, suppose, shoulder, permit, sorrow, tunnel, subject, custom, suggest, perhaps, lawyer, timber, common, publish, burden, scissors, narrate, mentor, attempt, collide, and ignore. The assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - 10 spelling sentences (all sentences need to be AT LEAST 7 words and the first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase), Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test. On Friday, we will have a dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    fallWelcome to Week 11 - October 17 - 21, 2022

    **Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, October 13th.  We are out of school 10/14 and 10/17 for fall break.  ENJOY the break!!

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - This week, we will take our STAR test for the second nine weeks.  Information about this will be sent home.  Your child will be able to start reading and testing for the second nine weeks of school as soon as STAR testing is complete.  We will be reading, Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? This is in our reading books. This week our focus is fact and opinion. We will have a quiz on this story on Friday, October 21st.

    I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year.  We will continue to practice literature circle roles.  Books were given to the students Wednesday, October 9th. The children have their literature circle folders, their assignments, and their books.  The assignments will be due every single Wednesday.  The children MUST be reading at home.  This book will be read at home.  It will be discussed during literature circles each week.  

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop - The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 18th.  We will read the story using the words in context on Tuesday.  We will review the vocabulary, synonyms, and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, October 20th, we will have "synonyms/antonyms" for a grade.  The following week on Tuesday, October 24th, we will take "complete the sentence" for a minor grade, and on Friday, October 28th, we will have the Unit 6 test for a major grade.  

    English -  This week, we will work take the quiz on chapter 5 on Tuesday, October 18th and the test on Wednesday, October 19th.  We will begin working on chapter 6 and learn more about descriptive writing.  We will begin describing our "haunted" house on Friday, October 21st.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: cellar, flavor, cougar, chapter, mayor, anger, senator, passenger, major, popular, tractor, thunder, pillar, border, calendar, quarter, lunar, proper, elevator, bitter, stellar, clamor, tremor, circular, and adviser. The assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (all sentences need to be AT LEAST 7 words and the first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase), Thursday- spelling worksheet and study.  On Friday, we will have a spelling test. 

    Have a wonderful week!!

    fallWelcome to Week 10 - October 10 - 14, 2022

    **Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, October 13th.  We are out of school 10/14 and 10/17 for fall break.  ENJOY the break!!

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - This week, we will take our STAR test for the second nine weeks.  Information about this will be sent home.  Your child will be able to start reading and testing for the second nine weeks of school as soon as STAR testing is complete.  We will be reading, Birchbark House. This is in our reading books. This week our focus is comparing and contrasting two different stories in the same genre.  The students will have to identify the genre, theme, characters, etc., in the two stories, and then tell how the two stories are alike and different. We will have a quiz on this story on Thursday, October 13th.

    I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year.  We will continue to practice literature circle roles.  More information about this will be sent home soon.  We will start literature circles in the second nine weeks of school. The children will vote on the book they want to read in literature circles this week. 

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop - The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 4th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  This week, on Tuesday, October 11th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Thursday, October 13th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  We will take this test on Thursday because our fall break will begin on Friday. 

    English -  This week, the final narrative paper will be due on Tuesday, October 11th.  This is for a major grade.  The final paper will need to be turned in with the thinking map, rough draft, and revised copy.  We will work from chapter 5 and learn about pronouns. We will also learn about possessive and reflexive pronouns and collective nouns. We will have a quiz on these words on Thursday, October 13th. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: wildlife, uproar, home run, headache, top-secret, teammate, wheelchair, light bulb, well-known, throughout, life preserver, barefoot, part-time, warehouse, overboard, post office, outspoken, up-to-date, awestruck, newscast, motorcycle, overseas, quick-witted, stomachache, and bulletin board. Your child will need to know which words are written all together, which have hyphens, and which have a space in between the two words.  The assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - 10 spelling sentences (all sentences need to be AT LEAST 7 words), Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test. 

    Have a wonderful week!!

    fallWelcome to Week 9 -  October 3 - 7, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - We have finished Maniac Magee, and all children were able to take an AR test if they wanted to. This week, we'll read Eliza's Diary.  This is in our reading books. This week our focus is theme. I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a test on this story, Friday, October 7th. We will continue to practice literature circle roles.  More information about this will be sent home soon.  We will start literature circles in the second nine weeks of school. The children will vote on the book they want to read in literature circles this week. 

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 4th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  This week, on Thursday, October 6th, the children will take "synonyms/antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week on Tuesday, October 11th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Thursday, October 13th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  We will take this test on Thursday because our fall break will begin on Friday. 

    English -  This week, we will continue with chapter 4 and learn about writing a narrative paper. We will learn the qualities that go into writing good papers including organization, voice, main idea, grammar and mechanics. The rough draft will be "tag'd" on Monday, October 3rd.  The revised paper will be due on Thursday, October 6th.  On Friday, October 7th, we will begin chapter 5 and learn about pronouns. 

    Spelling - We are taking a week's break and working on getting IReady and our writing papers finished. 

    Have a wonderful week!!

     

    appleWelcome to Week 7 - September 19 - 23, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    **We will have OPEN HOUSE on Monday, September 19th from 6-8.  This will be a "come and go" event.  Please come and see what your child's been doing so far this year.

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will continue reading from our first novel.  This novel is called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  Please ask your children about it.  They are really enjoying this book.  We will read chapters 33 - 39.  The chapters are ONLY 2-3 pages long each. These novels can be brought home and reread.  Please encourage your child to do this. This week our focus skills are theme and main idea and supporting details. I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this part of the novel Friday, September 23rd.  

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, September 20th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  This week, on Thursday, September 22nd, your child will take synonyms/antonyms for a minor grade. The following week on Tuesday, September 27th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Friday, September 30th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  

    English -  We will continue chapter 3, which is a review of prepositions.  We will have a test on chapter 4 on Tuesday, September 20th.  We will begin chapter 4 on Thursday.  We will continue writing our first short paper.  This week, we will write a final copy of our paragraph and begin writing our first narrative paper. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: earth, peer, twirl, burnt, smear, further, appear, worthwhile, nerve, pier, squirm, weary, alert, murmur, thirsty, reverse, worship, career, research, volunteer, yearn, engineer, interpret, dreary, and external. Our assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences (each sentence MUST be at least 7 words), and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week. 

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Welcome to Week 6 - September 12 - 16, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    **We will have OPEN HOUSE on Monday, September 19th from 6-8.  This will be a "come and go" event.  Please come and see what your child's been doing so far this year.

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will continue reading from our first novel.  This novel is called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  Please ask your children about it.  They are really enjoying this book.  We will read chapters 22 - 32.  The chapters are ONLY 2-3 pages long each.  This week our focus skills are main idea and supporting details. I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this part of the novel Friday, September 16th.  

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, September 6th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  This week, on Tuesday, September 13th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Friday, September 16th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  

    English -  We will continue chapter 3, which is a review of prepositions.  We will discuss prepositions and prepositional phrases. We will have a quiz on Friday, September 16th. We will continue writing our first short paper.  We will "TAG" the writing on Thursday and work on writing the revised paper.  When we "TAG", we T- tell something we like, A - ask a question, and G - give advice to help our friends improve their paper. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: glory, aware, carton, adore, aboard, dairy, ordeal, pardon, warn, vary, barely, torch, barge, soar, beware, absorb, armor, stairway, perform, former, discard, forfeit, orchestra, rarity, and hoard. Our assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences (each sentence MUST be at least 7 words), and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a dictation test.   

    Have a wonderful week!!

     

    Welcome to Week 5 - September 5 - 9, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    ** Enjoy your long weekend!  The children have worked HARD and deserve a break!

    Progress reports will be sent home Wednesday, September 7th.  

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading from our first novel.  This novel is called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  It is a wonderful book, and I feel like the children will LOVE it!  We will read chapters 12 - 21.  The chapters are ONLY 2-3 pages long each.  This week our focus skill will continue to be comparing and contrasting. We will begin to compare events - fiction to nonfiction.  We will also compare and contrast events within the story.  I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this part of the novel Friday, September 8th.  

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, September 6th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  On Thursday, September 8th, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a minor grade.  The following week, on Tuesday, September 12th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Friday, September 16th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  

    English -  We will continue chapter 2, which is a review of simple subject, simple predicate, adjectives, and article adjectives.  We will have a test on this chapter on Wednesday, September 7th.  On Thursday, we will begin chapter 3, which is a review of prepositions.  We will discuss prepositions and prepositional phrases. We will continue writing our first short paper.  We will "TAG" the writing on Thursday and work on writing the revised paper.  When we "TAG", we T- tell something we like, A - ask a question, and G - give advice to help our friends improve their paper. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: ounce, sprawl, launch, loyal, avoid, basketball, moist, haunt, scowl, naughty, destroy, saucer, pounce, poison, August, auction, royal, coward, awkward, encounter, poise, loiter, exhaust, assault, and alternate.  Our assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, day - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - 10 sentences (each sentence MUST be at least 7 words).  On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test. We will NOT have a dictation test this week.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

    appleWelcome to Week 4 - August 29 - September 2, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    ** Reminder - Crocs are NOT allowed.  Sandals can be worn with a back strap, but crocs are never allowed. Belts must be worn.  Thank you!

    We are finished with "beginning of the year" testing!!

    *Summer reading for new students was recorded over the weekend.  The students were given a great deal of advance  notification.  The books were online, and they were given the opportunity in class to read and answer the questions.

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading from our first novel.  This novel is called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  It is a wonderful book, and I feel like the children will LOVE it!  We will read the first eleven chapters this week.  The chapters are ONLY 2-3 pages long each.  This week our focus skills will continue to be comparing and contrasting. We will begin to compare fiction and non-fiction text.  I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this first story on Friday 8/26.   

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 23rd.   We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day. On Tuesday, August 30th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, September 2nd, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will continue chapter 2, which is a review of simple subject, simple predicate, adjectives, and article adjectives.  We will also begin writing a short paper on "My Favorite Part of Me". The rough draft will be due on Wednesday. We will have a quiz on this chapter on Thursday, September 1st. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: glue, flute, youth, accuse, bruise, stew, choose, loose, lose, view, confuse, cruise, jewel, execute, route, cartoon, avenue, include, assume, souvenir, conclude, pursuit, intrude, subdue, and presume.  Our assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, day - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences (each sentence MUST be at least 7 words and study for the test.  On Thursday we will have a spelling test,.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

    appleWelcome to Week 3 - August 22 - 26, 2022

    T                       Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    ** Reminder - Crocs are NOT allowed.  Sandals can be worn with a back strap, but crocs are never allowed. Belts must be worn.  Thank you!

    **TESTING - 8/22 - 8/25 - IReady beginning of the year testing

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading from our readers for the first 2-3 weeks.  This week our story is "Off and Running".  Our focus skill will be compare/contrast.  These first 2-3 weeks will just be a review of last year.  I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this first story on Friday 8/26.   

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 23rd.   We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, August 25th, we will take a minor grade on synonyms/antonyms. On Tuesday, August 30th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, September 2nd, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will continue chapter 2, which is a review of simple subject, simple predicate, adjectives, and article adjectives.  We will also begin writing a short paper on "My Favorite Part of Me". 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: sign, groan, reply, thrown, strike, mighty, stroll, compose, dough, height, excite, apply, slight, define, odor, spider, control, silent, brighten, approach, require, reproach, defy, plight, and opponent.  We will NOT have homework on Monday because of the IReady test on Tuesday.  Our assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study for the test.  On Thursday we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, we will have our first dictation test.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Welcome to Week 2 - August 15 - 19, 2022

    T                       Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    **TESTING - Believe me, I know! STAR results will be sent home Tuesday, August 16th.

    8/15 - 8/19 - ELS beginning of the year testing in math, reading, and science

    8/22 - 8/25 - IReady beginning of the year testing

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading from our readers for the first 2-3 weeks.  This week our story is "Blasting off to Space Academy".  Our focus skill will be text-based elements. These first 2-3 weeks will just be a review of last year.  I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this first story on Friday 8/19.   

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 9th.   We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Tuesday, August 16th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, August 19th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will continue chapter 1 in Shurley English.  This is a very easy review on nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. We will have our first test on Tuesday. This should be very easy for everyone.  On Thursday, we will begin chapter 2 which is a review of simple subject and simple predicate.

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: awake, feast, stray, greet, praise, disease, repeat, display, braces, thief, ashamed, sleeve, waist, beneath, sheepish, release, remain, sway, training, niece, terrain, succeed, betray, motivate, and upheaval.  We will NOT have homework on Monday because of the ELS test on Tuesday.  Our assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study for the test.  On Thursday we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, we will have our first dictation test.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

    appleWelcome to Week 1 - August 8 - 12, 2022

    T                       Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year.  Last year, the room was much too empty!

    We passed out fifth grade information packets and test scores at orientation.  If you didn't get yours, they will be sent home on Tuesday.  The fifth grade packet didn't copy correctly.  The corrected version will be sent home on Tuesday. 

    **TESTING - Believe me, I know!  I didn't set this schedule, but we all must follow it.  This week, we will be taking the STAR test.  I'll let you know the following week how your child did and what the AR goal is for this nine weeks.  On Friday, August 12th, we will take two AR tests on summer reading.  These tests will be averaged together and put in the gradebook for a minor grade in reading.

    8/15 - 8/19 - ELS beginning of the year testing in math, reading, and science

    8/22 - 8/25 - IReady beginning of the year testing

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We all use water fountains.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading out of our readers the first 2-3 weeks.  The first story is called "A Package for Mrs. Jewls".  This is a very easy read to get us back into the swing of things.  Our focus skill will be narrative elements. We will have a quiz on this first story on Friday 8/12.   

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 9th.   We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Thursday, August 11th, we will take a minor grade on synonyms and antonyms.  The following week on Tuesday, August 16th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, August 19th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will begin working on chapter 1 in Shurley English.  This is a very easy review on nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: breath, wobble, blister, crush, direct, promise, grasp, numb, hymn, shovel, gravity, frantic, swift, feather, comic, bundle, solid, weather, energy, stingy, instruct, distress, summit, massive and physical. Our assignments will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences - each sentence needs to be at least 7 words long and study for the spelling test.  

    Have a wonderful week!!