Bray's Class Assignments


  • Week of May 11 - 15, 2020

    READING

    Monday - 5/11 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Read "Wonder" pages 101 - 190.
    Tuesday - 5/12 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read "Wonder" pages 101 - 190.
    Wednesday -- 5/13 - WIN Time - English Grammar.
    Read "Wonder" pages 101 - 190.
    Thursday - 5-14 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Read "Wonder" pages 101 - 190.
    Friday - 5/15 - Win Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read "Wonder" pages 101 - 190.

    ENGLISH

    Monday - 5/11 - week 36 - Monday
    Work on writing a Haiku.
    Tuesday - 5/12 - week 36 - Tuesday
    Finish your Haiku and illustrate it.
    Wednesday 5/13 - week 36 - Wednesday
    Work on a color poem. This is easy! Choose any color and then write sentences such as:
    Green is the grass on a beautiful spring day.
    Green is the color of St. Patrick's Day.
    Green is the color of my mother's eyes.
    Green is the color of the stems on the flowers in the vase on my bedside table.
    Green is the color of my soccer jersey.

    Have fun with this. It needs to be five lines long.


    Thursday - 5/14 - week 36 - Thursday

    Complete your color poem and illustrate it.

    Friday - 5/15 - week 36 - Friday
    Work on any poetry you haven't completed.

    Week of May 18 - 22, 2020

    Monday - 5/18 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Read "Wonder" pages 191 - end.
    Tuesday - 5/19 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read "Wonder" pages 191 - end.
    Wednesday -- 5/20 - WIN Time - English Grammar.
    Read "Wonder" pages 191 - end. (Take AR Test)
    Thursday - 5-21 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Read "Wonder" pages 191 - end.
    Friday - 5/22 - Win Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read "Wonder" pages 191 - end.

    ENGLISH

    Monday - 5/18 - Work on a your poetry folder. Add figurative language and illustrate it. Figurative language should include similes, metaphors, assonance, alliteration, personification, idioms, and onomatopoeia.
    Tuesday 5/19 - Work on poetry folder. Illustrate completed poetry.
    Wednesday - 5/20 - Add figurative language examples to your poetry notebook.
    Thursday - 5/21 - Add figurative language examples to your poetry notebook.

    Have a wonderful summer! I've missed you all so much!!! Stay well! READ over the summer!!

     

    Letter Assignment - DUE WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020 (When we check out)

    We will check out on Wednesday, May 6th. When you come, please have this writing assignment ready to turn in.

    You're going to write a letter to your future self. Please format the letter like we've been working on using the five parts of a friendly letter. This link should help you remember -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dYTsqqeH7g

    Put the date in the top right corner. Skip a line and add the greeting - Dear ________________,

    Skip another line and begin the body of the letter.

    The letter will contain four paragraphs. Please write this in your own handwriting. Do not type this.

    First paragraph - Write things about Hayes Cooper - what you liked and didn't like, friends, teachers, labs, IReady, State tests, field trips, special projects, who you had a crush on, etc.

    Second paragraph - Memories about HCC - things that happened on class trips or in class (crazy, funny things), new students who joined us or people who left, art projects, bingo, science labs, science/reading fairs, etc.

    Third paragraph - Dreams and goals for the future - college you plan on attending, scholarships you hope to receive, summer jobs you hope to have, car you're hoping Mom and Dad will buy for you, etc. (Don't put that you hope Mom and Dad buy you a new Lexus, range rover, BMW, mustang, etc., and your mom is driving a Honda).

    Fourth paragraph - Things using or in student's life (outside of HCC): family going-ons, summer plans, fads/styles, corona virus (yuck), books you're reading, movies and television shows you're watching, etc.

    Closing - Love,

    Signature

    Then put it in a self-addressed envelope. The envelope needs to have a stamp on it. Your address needs to be on the front. The return address (top left hand corner of the envelope) needs to have our school address. Parents - please allow your children to address the envelope.

    Hayes Cooper Center
    c/o Mrs. Bray's class,
    500 North, MLK, Jr., Blvd/
    Merigold, MS 38759

    Also - give me one piece of paper with your name on the top and one address of someone who would know where you are in case you move. This way, if the letter comes back to me, I'll know how to get it to you.

    I hope you have fun with this!!
    Mrs. Bray

    Week of April  27 - May 1, 2020

    You're going to write a letter to your future self. Please format the letter like we've been working on using the five parts of a friendly letter. This link should help you remember -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dYTsqqeH7g

    Put the date in the top right corner. Skip a line and add the greeting - Dear ________________,

    Skip another line and begin the body of the letter.

    The letter will contain four paragraphs. Please write this in your own handwriting. Do not type this.

    First paragraph - Write things about Hayes Cooper - what you liked and didn't like, friends, teachers, labs, IReady, State tests, field trips, special projects, who you had a crush on, etc.

    Second paragraph - Memories about HCC - things that happened on class trips or in class (crazy, funny things), new students who joined us or people who left, art projects, bingo, science labs, science/reading fairs, etc.

    Third paragraph - Dreams and goals for the future - college you plan on attending, scholarships you hope to receive, summer jobs you hope to have, car you're hoping Mom and Dad will buy for you, etc. (Don't put that you hope Mom and Dad buy you a new Lexus, range rover, BMW, mustang, etc., and your mom is driving a Honda).

    Fourth paragraph - Things using or in student's life (outside of HCC): family going-ons, summer plans, fads/styles, corona virus (yuck), books you're reading, movies and television shows you're watching, etc.

    Closing - Love,

    Signature

    Then put it in a self-addressed envelope. The envelope needs to have a stamp on it. Your address needs to be on the front. The return address (top left hand corner of the envelope) needs to have our school address. Parents - please allow your children to address the envelope.

    Hayes Cooper Center
    c/o Mrs. Bray's class,
    500 North, MLK, Jr., Blvd/
    Merigold, MS 38759

    Also - give me one piece of paper with your name on the top and one address of someone who would know where you are in case you move. This way, if the letter comes back to me, I'll know how to get it to you.

    I hope you have fun with this!!
    Mrs. Bray

    Week of April  27 - May 1, 2020

    We will check out on Wednesday, May 6th. When you come, please have this writing assignment ready to turn in.

    You're going to write a letter to your future self. Please format the letter like we've been working on using the five parts of a friendly letter. This link should help you remember -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dYTsqqeH7g

    Put the date in the top right corner. Skip a line and add the greeting - Dear ________________,

    Skip another line and begin the body of the letter.

    The letter will contain four paragraphs. Please write this in your own handwriting. Do not type this.

    First paragraph - Write things about Hayes Cooper - what you liked and didn't like, friends, teachers, labs, IReady, State tests, field trips, special projects, who you had a crush on, etc.

    Second paragraph - Memories about HCC - things that happened on class trips or in class (crazy, funny things), new students who joined us or people who left, art projects, bingo, science labs, science/reading fairs, etc.

    Third paragraph - Dreams and goals for the future - college you plan on attending, scholarships you hope to receive, summer jobs you hope to have, car you're hoping Mom and Dad will buy for you, etc. (Don't put that you hope Mom and Dad buy you a new Lexus, range rover, BMW, mustang, etc., and your mom is driving a Honda).

    Fourth paragraph - Things using or in student's life (outside of HCC): family going-ons, summer plans, fads/styles, corona virus (yuck), books you're reading, movies and television shows you're watching, etc.

    Closing - Love,

    Signature

    Then put it in a self-addressed envelope. The envelope needs to have a stamp on it. Your address needs to be on the front. The return address (top left hand corner of the envelope) needs to have our school address. Parents - please allow your children to address the envelope.

    Hayes Cooper Center
    c/o Mrs. Bray's class,
    500 North, MLK, Jr., Blvd/
    Merigold, MS 38759

    Also - give me one piece of paper with your name on the top and one address of someone who would know where you are in case you move. This way, if the letter comes back to me, I'll know how to get it to you.

    I hope you have fun with this!!
    Mrs. Bray

    Week of April  27 - May 1, 2020

    Here are the assignments for next week. I'm looking at assignments, and several of you are taking this so seriously. I'm glad! We know that over the summer, children often lose more than just 3 months of reading level, so READ every chance you get!! Don't forget AR is up and running. You all KNOW how competitive I am. Let's show other schools how GREAT the fifth grade at HCC is!!

    Packets for the work listed below can be picked up at Sears beginning Monday afternoon, or they can be downloaded on Google classroom. Don't forget Moby Max test prep.  I want everyone through fifth grade into beginning sixth on all subject areas.


    Monday - 4/27 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Read "Wonder" first 50 pages.
    Start "The New Colossus".
    Tuesday - 4/28 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read "Wonder" first 50 pages.
    Finish "The New Colossus".
    Wednesday - 4/29 - WIN time - Reading English Grammar
    Read first 50 pages of "Wonder".
    Start "The Echoing Green".
    Thursday - 4/30 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Read "Wonder" first 50 pages.
    Finish "The Echoing Green".
    Friday - 5/1 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read "Wonder" first 50 pages.
     

    ENGLISH

    Each day complete editing week 34.

    Each day journal what life is like right now. How has the pandemic affected your life? 
    The journal will be something really interesting to look back on and remember. This has never happened in my lifetime, and hopefully will never happen again in yours. You could share the journal with your children and grandchildren one day.

    I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful spring weather! Stay safe, healthy, and wash your hands!

    We are going to start working on poetry. Please be creative. Once your poems are complete, illustrate them. We'll be working on this over the next few weeks.

    Monday - 4/27 - week 34 - Monday
    Start working on diamonte.
    Tuesday - 4/28 - week 34 - Tuesday
    Finish diamonte poem - illustrate.
    Wednesday - 4/29 - week 34 - Wednesday
    Work on bio poem. Spend some time thinking about yourself before you create your poem.
    Thursday - 4/30 - week 34 - Thursday
    Work on bio poem.
    Friday - 5/1 - week 34 - Friday
    Complete bio poem and illustrate.

    Have a wonderful week!  READ!! Take AR tests!! Congratulations to Harper Ann Fortner with 41.8 points and 98.3 percent comprehension and Bayli Van Vulpen with 53.6 points and 96.4 percent comprehension!  Way to go, girls!

    Have a wonderful week!!

     


     

    Week of April 23 - 27, 2020

    Did you listen carefully Tuesday?  I SCREAMED LOUDLY when schools were closed for the read of the semester!  I miss you all so very much! Please keep reading and working.  It's all so important!

    Here are the assignments for next week. I'm looking at assignments, and several of you are taking this so seriously. I'm glad! We know that over the summer, children often lose more than just 3 months of reading level, so READ every chance you get!! Don't forget AR is up and running. You all KNOW how competitive I am. Let's show other schools how GREAT the fifth grade at HCC is!!

    Packets for the work listed below can be picked up at Sears beginning Monday afternoon, or they can be downloaded on Google classroom. Don't forget Moby Max test prep.  I want everyone through fifth grade into beginning sixth on all subject areas.

    Monday - 4/20- WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Work on Read Works - Casey at the Bat.
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Tuesday - 4/21 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information.
    Complete Read Works - Casey at the Bat.
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Wednesday - 4/22 - WIN Time - English Grammar
    Work on Read Works - Playing Outside.
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Thursday - 4/23 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Complete Read Works Playing Outside.
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Friday - 4/24 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read for 30 minutes.

    Monday - 4/27 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Read "Wonder" first 50 pages.
    Start "The New Colossus".
    Tuesday - 4/28 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read "Wonder" first 50 pages.
    Finish "The New Colossus".
    Wednesday - 4/29 - WIN time - Reading English Grammar
    Read first 50 pages of "Wonder".
    Start "The Echoing Green".
    Thursday - 4/30 - WIN Time - Reading Skills LIterature
    Read "Wonder" first 50 pages.
    Finish "The Echoing Green".
    Friday - 5/1 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read "Wonder" first 50 pages.
     

     

    I'm giving you two more weeks to work on the IReady assignments.  Only six of you worked last week on this.  Please work, and please encourage your friends to work as well. 

    English - Work on Moby Max English grammar.  I've assigned lessons on Moby Max - figurative language.   Do a lesson a day.  There are eight lessons assigned. 

    Each day complete editing week 33

    Each day journal what life is like right now. How has the pandemic affected your life? 
    The journal will be something really interesting to look back on and remember. This has never happened in my lifetime, and hopefully will never happen again in yours. You could share the journal with your children and grandchildren one day.

    I've assigned Moby Max figurative language.  Take two weeks to do this. I've assigned eight lessons.  When you journal, think about adding figurative language to your writing.

    I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful spring weather! Stay safe, healthy, and wash your hands!

    Monday - 4/20 - week 33 - Monday
    Work on What is an Adverb?
    Journal.
    Tuesday - 4/21 - week 33 - Tuesday
    Complete What is an Adverb?
    Journal.
    Wednesday - 4/22 - week 33 - Wednesday
    Work on Pleasing Pancakes.
    Journal.
    Thursday - 4/23 - week 33 - Thursday
    Complete Pleasing Pancakes.
    Journal.
    Friday - 4/24 - week 33 - Friday
    Journal.

    We are going to start working on poetry. Please be creative. Once your poems are complete, illustrate them. We'll be working on this over the next few weeks.

    Monday - 4/27 - week 34 - Monday
    Start working on diamonte.
    Tuesday - 4/28 - week 34 - Tuesday
    Finish diamonte poem - illustrate.
    Wednesday - 4/29 - week 34 - Wednesday
    Work on bio poem. Spend some time thinking about yourself before you create your poem.
    Thursday - 4/30 - week 34 - Thursday
    Work on bio poem.
    Friday - 5/1 - week 34 - Friday
    Complete bio poem and illustrate.

    Have a wonderful week!  READ!!

     


     

     

     

     

    I'm still hopeful we'll be back in school soon!

    Here are the assignments for next week. I'm looking at assignments, and several of you are taking this so seriously. I'm glad! We know that over the summer, children often lose more than just 3 months of reading level, so READ every chance you get!! Don't forget AR is up and running. You all KNOW how competitive I am. Let's show other schools how GREAT the fifth grade at HCC is!!

    Packets for the work listed below can be picked up at Sears beginning Monday afternoon, or they can be downloaded on Google classroom. Don't forget Moby Max test prep.  I want everyone through fifth grade into beginning sixth on all subject areas.

     

    Monday - 4/13 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Work on Read Works - Bones on the Go.
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Tuesday - 4/14 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Finish Read Works - Bones on the Go.
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Wednesday - 4/15 - WIN Time - English Grammar
    Work on Read Works - Marathon Kids.
    Read 30 minutes.
    Thursday - 4/16 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature
    Complete Read Works - Marathon Kids.
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Friday - 4/17 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information
    Read for 30 minutes.

    The code for EPIC is ycg1864.

    IReady - I've assigned 3 IReady lessons to cover the next few weeks.  The lessons are on figurative language and main idea.  We are working on those two skills.  

    English - Work on Moby Max English grammar.  I've assigned lessons on Moby Max - figurative language.  Take two weeks to work through these.  Do a lesson a day.  There are eight lessons assigned. 

    Each day complete editing week 32.

    Each day journal what life is like right now. How has the pandemic affected your life? 
    The journal will be something really interesting to look back on and remember. This has never happened in my lifetime, and hopefully will never happen again in yours. You could share the journal with your children and grandchildren one day.

    I've assigned Moby Max figurative language.  Take two weeks to do this. I've assigned eight lessons.  When you journal, think about adding figurative language to your writing.

     

    Monday - 4/13 - week 32 - Monday
    Work on compound/complex sentence monster.
    Journal.
    Tuesday - 4/14 - week 32 - Tuesday
    Work on compound/complex sentence monster.
    Journal.
    Wednesday - 4/15 - week 32 - Wednesday
    Work on compound/complex sentence monster.
    Journal.
    Thursday - 4/16 - week 32 - Thursday
    Work on compound/complex sentence monster.
    Journal.
    Friday - 4/16 - week 32 - Friday
    Work on compound/complex sentence monster.
    Journal.

    Have a great week and stay healthy!!
     

     

    Week of March 30 - April 3, 2020

    Are you going coo-coo?  I definitely am!  I think I must have undiagnosed ADHD.  It's so hard for me to sit still and stay in one place, but we all have to do what we're supposed to do!  Please wash hands and stay healthy!!

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    These assignments are suggested - not required.  The most important thing you all can do is READ!  Have your child read and discuss his/her book with you.  Read to your child - believe me, they'll love it.  Have your child read silently while you read.  Both of you talk about what you're reading.  Reading is so very important!

    I sent information through remind 101 on  how to create a Google account.  I'm putting assignments on google classroom. 

    The code for EPIC is ycg1864.

    Monday - 3/30- Every morning work on WIN time. If you are a Reading Plus student, work on this. Otherwise, work on test prep Reading Skills Information.
    Work on Read Works story "It's Opening Day".
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Tuesday - 3/31 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature.
    Complete Read Works story "It's Opening Day".
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Wednesday - 4/1 - WIN Time Grammar.
    Work on Read Works story "The Constitution Tells the States Who Has the Right to Vote".
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Thursday - 4/2- WIN Time - Reading Skills Information.
    Complete Read Works story "The Constitution Tells the States Who Has the Right to Vote".
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Friday - 4/3 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature.
    Read for 30 minutes.

    Read Works - I've assigned two different articles to read and respond to on google drive.  When your child joins google classroom, he/she will be given the option to create an account on read works.  When they do this, they'll be able to access the articles on read works.

    IReady - I've assigned 3 IReady lessons to cover the next few weeks.  The lessons are on figurative language and main idea.  We are working on those two skills.  

    Reading - PLEASE have your child read 30 plus minutes every day.  Read with them.  Talk to them about what they are reading.  Read to them.  Have your child write 3-5 sentences each day about what they've read.

     

    English - Work on Moby Max English grammar.  I've assigned lessons on Moby Max - figurative language.  Take two weeks to work through these.  Do a lesson a day.  There are eight lessons assigned. 

    Each day complete editing week 30.

    week 30 - editing 

    Each day journal what life is like right now. How has the pandemic affected your life? 
    The journal will be something really interesting to look back on and remember. This has never happened in my lifetime, and hopefully will never happen again in yours. You could share the journal with your children and grandchildren one day.

    I've assigned Moby Max figurative language.  Take two weeks to do this. I've assigned eight lessons.  When you journal, think about adding figurative language to your writing.

    Monday - -3/30 - Week 30 - Monday 
    Journal.

    Watch the youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOrcxEUw9WE


    Tuesday - 3/31 - Week 30 - Tuesday
    Journal.
    Wednesday - 4/1 - Week 30 - Wednesday
    30 minutes of Test Prep - Grammar.
    Journal.
    Thursday - 4/2 - Week 30 - Thursday
    Journal.
    Friday - 4/3 - week 30 - Friday
    Journal.

    Take care of yourselves!

     

    Week of March 23 - 27, 2020

    I HATE the coronavirus!   I don't like to use that word, but find it more than appropriate!  I miss you all, and hope we are all back in school soon!! Please, please wash hands and stay healthy!

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    These assignments are suggested - not required.  The most important thing you all can do is READ!  Have your child read and discuss his/her book with you.  Read to your child - believe me, they'll love it.  Have your child read silently while you read.  Both of you talk about what you're reading.  Reading is so very important!

    I sent information through remind 101 on  how to create a Google account.  I'm putting assignments on google classroom. 

    The code for EPIC is ycg1864.

    Monday - 3/23 - Every morning work on WIN time. If you are a Reading Plus student, work on this. Otherwise, work on test prep Reading Skills Information.
    Work on Read Works story "Peer Pressure Power".
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Tuesday - 3/24 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature.
    Complete Read Works story "Peer Pressure Power".
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Wednesday - 3/25 - WIN Time Grammar.
    Work on Read Works story "Me and My Habits".
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Thursday - 3/26 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Information.
    Complete Read Works story "Me and My Habits".
    Read for 30 minutes.
    Friday - 3/27 - WIN Time - Reading Skills Literature.
    Read Works story - "It's Opening Day".
    Read for 30 minutes.

    Read Works - I've assigned three different articles to read and respond to on google drive.  When your child joins google classroom, he/she will be given the option to create an account on read works.  When they do this, they'll be able to access the articles on read works. 

    At Home Student Packet

    Reading - PLEASE have your child read 30 plus minutes every day.  Read with them.  Talk to them about what they are reading.  Read to them.  Have your child write 3-5 sentences each day about what they've read.


    These assignments are suggested - not required.  The most important thing you all can do is READ!  Have your child read and discuss his/her book with you.  Read to your child - believe me, they'll love it.  Have your child read silently while you read.  Both of you talk about what you're reading.  Reading is so very important!

    I sent information through remind 101 on  how to create a Google account.  I'm putting assignments on google classroom. 

    If you are normally a Reading Plus student, please work on those assignments each day.

    Reading - PLEASE have your child read 30 plus minutes every day.  Read with them.  Talk to them about what they are reading.  Read to them.  Have your child write 3-5 sentences each day about what they've read.

    English - Work on Moby Max English grammar. 

    Each day complete editing week 29.

    Each day journal what life is like right now. How has the pandemic affected your life?
    The journal will be something really interesting to look back on and remember. This has never happened in my lifetime, and hopefully will never happen again in yours. You could share the journal with your children and grandchildren one day.

    Monday - -3/23 - Week 29 - Monday
    Complete compound complex sentences.
    Journal.
    Tuesday - 3/24 - Week 29 - Tuesday
    Journal.
    Wednesday - 3/25 - Week 29 - Wednesday
    30 minutes of Test Prep - Grammar.
    Journal.
    Thursday - 3/26 - Week 29 - Thursday
    Subject/Object pronouns
    Journal.
    Friday - 3/27 - week 29 - Friday
    Complete types of sentences practice.
    Journal.

    Take care of yourselves!

     

     

     

    Week of March 16 - 20, 2020

    I hope this finds everyone healthy and happy!  Please stay that way!  I'm ready to get back to school and see everyone.

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    These assignments are suggested - not required.  The most important thing you all can do is READ!  Have your child read and discuss his/her book with you.  Read to your child - believe me, they'll love it.  Have your child read silently while you read.  Both of you talk about what you're reading.  Reading is so very important!

    I sent information through remind 101 on  how to create a Google account.  I'm putting assignments on google classroom. 

    If you are normally a Reading Plus student, please work on those assignments each day.

    Daily - please spend 30 minutes or so on MobyMax.  We're working on text prep.  There are three different ELA parts to test prep - reading skills literature, reading skills information and English grammar.  Your child should be through fifth grade and entering sixth grade on each component. (not during this week) We will continue to work on this when we return to school, but this is a wonderful tool to use to review and practice skills while at home. 

    Read Works - I've assigned three different articles to read and respond to on google drive.  When your child joins google classroom, he/she will be given the option to create an account on read works.  When they do this, they'll be able to access the articles on read works. 

    IReady - I've posted two assignments on IReady - one on poetry and one on main idea. Please work on those and take your time. I've attached the IReady student packet that you can download and work on at home.

    At Home Student Packet

    Reading - PLEASE have your child read 30 plus minutes every day.  Read with them.  Talk to them about what they are reading.  Read to them.  Have your child write 3-5 sentences each day about what they've read.

    English - Work on Moby Max English grammar. 

    Take care of yourselves!

     

    Week of March 16 - 20, 2020

    If it's not the weekend of the 14th, please close this down.  Let your children rest and enjoy the break.  We ALL need one!

    *** We have new entrance/exit rules for our school to keep everyone safe.  Please enter and exit only through the front doors. Children have been told not to open the back or cafeteria doors for anyone.  Please do not knock on these doors because no one is allowed to open them for you.   Enter and exit only through the front doors.  Thank you!

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly. Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will complete the novel, Number the Stars.  This week, we will read chapters 16 - end.  During the reading of this book, we will review many of the skills that have already been taught.  This week, we will work on main idea, fact and opinion, and figurative language. We will continue to review nonfiction skills. 

    AR - We will take our STAR test the week of March 16 - 20.  I will send home information on your child's goal for the fourth nine weeks on Tuesday, March 24th.  Please encourage your child to continue reading.  I only had 5 students NOT make their goal.  This nine weeks, I want everyone to make it!!

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - We will vote on new literature circle books on Friday, March 20th.  I will give the children their new books on Wednesday, March 25th. Information about the literature circle project for the fourth  nine weeks will go home on Tuesday, March 24th. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will receive a new vocabulary workshop story on Tuesday, March 17th.   We will read the story, discuss vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms on Tuesday.  We will review this the remainder of the week.  On Thursday, March 19th, we will have a g1 grade on synonyms/antonyms.  The following week, on Tuesday, March 24th, we will have a g1 on "complete the sentence".  On Friday, March 24th, we will have a g2 test on these words.

    Please encourage them to read a little during the break.  Reading really does build vocabulary.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we will begin a research project on a person who fought for the rights we all enjoy.  This person could have fought for civil rights, women's rights, the rights of the handicapped, children's rights, or any other rights we've learned about.  Additionally, we will begin chapter 14 on indirect objects and pattern 3 sentences.  We will also continue to review cases of helping verbs.

    Letters to family and friends were mailed Friday, February 14th.  Please tell your family and friends to look for these letters and to write us back.  The children always look forward to reading letters from his/her family and friends, and we always learn so much from these letters.  We are beginning to get the return letters from family and friends.  The students love to read the letter sent to them and it is always interesting to read about other's experiences.

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: elect, election, tense, tension, react, reaction, confess, confession, decorate, decoration, contribute, contribution, express, expression, imitate, imitation, connect, connection, admire, admiration, fascinate, fascination, construct, construction, and because.  Our spelling assignments will be: Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences #1 compound, #2 complex (all sentences should be at LEAST 7 words long) and study for test. On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

    leprechaun           Week of March 3 - 7, 2020

    One week until Spring Break! We are going to work hard this week, and then enjoy a well earned break!

    *** Please, please remember we have a G2 reading project due on Wednesday, March 4th.  This consists of two parts - a poster and a paper.  Children should be turning in two separate pieces.  This has been on the website since early January.  Information has gone home two separate times. 

    Additionally, many of the children are not reading what they are supposed to read each week.  The entire book is due March 4th.  If literature circle is turned in from the first couple of chapters, he/she will not receive credit for literature circle that week.

    *** We have new entrance/exit rules for our school to keep everyone safe.  Please enter and exit only through the front doors. Children have been told not to open the back or cafeteria doors for anyone.  Please do not knock on these doors because no one is allowed to open them for you.   Enter and exit only through the front doors.  Thank you!

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly. Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will have a practice state test on Monday. I will know which skills we need to focus on for the last nine weeks.  We will continue the novel, Number the Stars.  We will be reading this book over the next several weeks. This week, we will read chapters 13 - 15.  During the reading of this book, we will review many of the skills that have already been taught.  This week, we will work on main idea, fact and opinion, and figurative language. We will continue to review nonfiction skills. 

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday. Please make sure your child is reading every night.  With this rainy and cold weather, this is also a wonderful thing to do on the weekend.  Get them off of electronics for a little while to read. Your child has a project due March 4th.  

    Vocabulary Workshop - We will NOT have vocabulary workshop this week.  I don't want them to have to remember words over Spring Break.  We've worked hard, and everyone needs a break.  Please encourage them to read a little during the break.  Reading really does build vocabulary.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week,  we will continue writing.  The children will read passages and respond to prompts based on the passages read.  We will have our practice state writing test on Wednesday.  Additionally, we will begin chapter 14 on indirect objects and pattern 3 sentences.  We will also continue to review cases of helping verbs.

    Letters to family and friends were mailed Friday, February 14th.  Please tell your family and friends to look for these letters and to write us back.  The children always look forward to reading letters from his/her family and friends, and we always learn so much from these letters.  We are beginning to get the return letters from family and friends.  The students love to read the letter sent to them and it is always interesting to read about other's experiences.

    Spelling - We will NOT have spelling words or homework this week.  We have our literature circle projects due and practice state testing.  We will be very busy this week!

     

    Have a wonderful week! 

     

    Week of February 24 - 28, 2020
    No one is allowed to complain about rain until you've been inside with 20 children who all need a chance to run and get rid of some energy!  I'm so sick of this weather! Hoping for sunshine!

    *** Please, please remember we have a G2 reading project due on Wednesday, March 4th.  This consists of two parts - a poster and a paper.  Children should be turning in two separate pieces.  This has been on the website since early January.  Information has gone home two separate times. The rainy weekends are a good time to work on this!

    Additionally, many of the children are not reading what they are supposed to read each week.  The entire book is due March 4th.  If literature circle is turned in from the first couple of chapters, he/she will not receive credit for literature circle that week.

    *** We have new entrance/exit rules for our school to keep everyone safe.  Please enter and exit only through the front doors. Children have been told not to open the back or cafeteria doors for anyone.  Please do not knock on these doors because no one is allowed to open them for you.   Enter and exit only through the front doors.  Thank you!

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue a new novel, Number the Stars.  We will be reading this book over the next several weeks. This week, we will read chapters 9 - 12.  During the reading of this book, we will review many of the skills that have already been taught.  This week, we will work on main idea, fact and opinion, and theme. We will continue to review nonfiction skills. 

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday. Please make sure your child is reading every night.  With this rainy and cold weather, this is also a wonderful thing to do on the weekend.  Get them off of electronics for a little while to read. Your child has a project due March 4th.  With all of this rain, the weekends are a good time to work on this project.  Please don't allow your child to wait until the last minute. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, February 18th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Please make sure your child is also studying at home.  On Tuesday, February 25th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  On Friday, February 28th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week,  we will begin a new writing lesson.  The children will read passages and respond to prompts based on the passages read. 

    Letters to family and friends were mailed Friday, February 14th.  Please tell your family and friends to look for these letters and to write us back.  The children always look forward to reading letters from his/her family and friends, and we always learn so much from these letters.  

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  mislead, dismiss, insincere, unable, indirect,  mistreat, disaster, dishonest, insecure, unknown, incomplete, unequal, unstable, misspell, disagree, informal, discover, unwise, mislaid, disgrace, invisible, mishap, unfortunate, discourage, and unnecessary. 

    Our assignments will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences #1 compound and #2 complex and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test on and Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.  

    Compound sentences are two sentences joined together with a comma and a conjunction (and, or, but, yet, nor, for, so).  A complex sentence has an independent clause joined with a dependent clause.  Both clauses have a subject and a predicate, but the dependent clause can't stand alone.  ex - While Sally was working hard on her paper, she didn't completely understand what to do. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

     

    heart Week of February 17 - 21, 2020


    *** We have new entrance/exit rules for our school to keep everyone safe.  Please enter and exit only through the front doors. Children have been told not to open the back or cafeteria doors for anyone.  Please do not knock on these doors because no one is allowed to open them for you.   Enter and exit only through the front doors.  Thank you!

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue a new novel, Number the Stars.  We will be reading this book over the next several weeks. This week, we will read chapters 5-8.  During the reading of this book, we will review many of the skills that have already been taught.  This week, we will work on cause and effect, comparing and contrasting and we will continue to review nonfiction skills. 

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday. Please make sure your child is reading every night.  With this rainy and cold weather, this is also a wonderful thing to do on the weekend.  Get them off of electronics for a little while to read. Your child has a project due March 4th.  With all of this rain, the weekends are a good time to work on this project.  Please don't allow your child to wait until the last minute. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, February 18th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Please make sure your child is also studying at home.  On Thursday, February 20th, we will have a synonym/antonym paper for a g1 grade.  The following week, on Tuesday, February 25th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  On Friday, February 28th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we continue complete chapter 12.  On Tuesday, February 18th, we will review our English quiz and take a G2 test on chapter 12.  This week, we will begin a new writing lesson.  The children will read passages and respond to prompts based on the passages read.  

    Letters to family and friends were mailed Friday, February 14th.  Please tell your family and friends to look for these letters and to write us back.  The children always look forward to reading letters from his/her family and friends, and we always learn so much from these letters.  

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  entry, limit, talent, disturb, entire, wisdom, dozen, impress, respond, fortress, neglect, patrol, kitchen, forbid, pirate, spinach, adopt, frighten, surround, challenge, adapt, refuge, distribute, industry, and somber. 

    Our assignments will be - Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - study for spelling test.  On Friday, we will have a regular spelling test.  There will NOT be dictation or spelling sentences this week due to the short week.  

    Compound sentences are two sentences joined together with a comma and a conjunction (and, or, but, yet, nor, for, so).  A complex sentence has an independent clause joined with a dependent clause.  Both clauses have a subject and a predicate, but the dependent clause can't stand alone.  ex - While Sally was working hard on her paper, she didn't completely understand what to do. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

     

    Heart Week of February 10 - 14, 2020


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will begin a new novel, Number the Stars.  We will be reading this book over the next several weeks.  During the reading of this book, we will review many of the skills that have already been taught.  This week, we will work on cause and effect and comparing/contrasting characters.   

     

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday. Please make sure your child is reading every night.  With this rainy and cold weather, this is also a wonderful thing to do on the weekend.  Get them off of electronics for a little while to read. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, February 4th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Please make sure your child is also studying at home.  This week on  Tuesday, your child will take "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  This Friday, February 14th, your child will have a g2 test on these words. 

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we continue chapter 12.  In this chapter, we will learn about direct objects and transitive verbs.   We will have a quiz on this skill Friday, February 14th. We will continue to work on compound/complex sentences and writing. We will have a g1 worksheet on compound/complex sentences this week. 

    We will begin writing letters to family or friends dealing with the prejudice he/she might have experienced during his/her life.  Grandparents or older family/friends are usually a great source for this letter.  Look for information to come home in Tuesday's folder.  This is not just a racial issue (although it can be).  We've had letters about gender discrimination, religious discrimination, weight, and handicap discrimination. 

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  storage, olive, service, relative, cabbage, courage,  native, passage, voyage, knowledge, image, creative, average, justice, detective, postage, cowardice, adjective, village, language, prejudice, cooperative, beverage, heritage, and apprentice.

    Our assignments will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - COME TO BINGO!! Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a dictation test.

    Compound sentences are two sentences joined together with a comma and a conjunction (and, or, but, yet, nor, for, so).  A complex sentence has an independent clause joined with a dependent clause.  Both clauses have a subject and a predicate, but the dependent clause can't stand alone.  ex - While Sally was working hard on her paper, she didn't completely understand what to do. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

    Week of February 3 - 7, 2020


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be reading in our social studies books.  We will start with The Civil War and end with The Civil Rights Movement. We will be learning about nonfiction text structure and text features.  We will also be working on comprehension of nonfiction text.

    This week, we will read Chapter 19.  This chapter deals with The Vietnam War, The Civil Rights Movement, and Women's Rights.  We will have a test on Friday, February 7th. We will also continue studying text features and text structures.

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday. Please make sure your child is reading every night.  With this rainy and cold weather, this is also a wonderful thing to do on the weekend.  Get them off of electronics for a little while to read. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, February 4th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Please make sure your child is also studying at home.  This week on Thursday, February 6th, your child will have a g1 on synonyms/antonyms.  The following week on Tuesday, your child will take "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  That Friday, February 14th, your child will have a g2 test on these words. 

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we continue chapter 12.  In this chapter, we will learn about direct objects and transitive verbs.   We will continue to work on compound/complex sentences and writing.

    We will begin writing letters to family or friends dealing with the prejudice he/she might have experienced during his/her life.  Grandparents or older family/friends are usually a great source for this letter.  Look for information to come home in Tuesday's folder.  This is not just a racial issue (although it can be).  We've had letters about gender discrimination, religious discrimination, weight, and handicap discrimination. 

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  nature, certain, future, villain, mountain, mixture, pleasure, captain, departure, surgeon, texture, curtain, creature, treasure, gesture, fountain, furniture, measure, feature, adventure, leisure, sculpture, architecture, chieftain, and enclosure.

    Our assignments will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences #1 needs to be compound and #2 complex and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a dictation test.

    Compound sentences are two sentences joined together with a comma and a conjunction (and, or, but, yet, nor, for, so).  A complex sentence has an independent clause joined with a dependent clause.  Both clauses have a subject and a predicate, but the dependent clause can't stand alone.  ex - While Sally was working hard on her paper, she didn't completely understand what to do. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

    This week, we will read Chapter 19.  This chapter deals with The Vietnam War, The Civil Rights Movement, and Women's Rights.  We will have a test on Friday, February 7th. We will also continue studying text features and text structures.

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday. Please make sure your child is reading every night.  With this rainy and cold weather, this is also a wonderful thing to do on the weekend.  Get them off of electronics for a little while to read. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, February 4th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Please make sure your child is also studying at home.  This week on Thursday, February 6th, your child will have a g1 on synonyms/antonyms.  The following week on Tuesday, your child will take "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  That Friday, February 14th, your child will have a g2 test on these words. 

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we continue chapter 12.  In this chapter, we will learn about direct objects and transitive verbs.   We will continue to work on compound/complex sentences and writing.

    We will begin writing letters to family or friends dealing with the prejudice he/she might have experienced during his/her life.  Grandparents or older family/friends are usually a great source for this letter.  Look for information to come home in Tuesday's folder.  This is not just a racial issue (although it can be).  We've had letters about gender discrimination, religious discrimination, weight, and handicap discrimination. 

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  nature, certain, future, villain, mountain, mixture, pleasure, captain, departure, surgeon, texture, curtain, creature, treasure, gesture, fountain, furniture, measure, feature, adventure, leisure, sculpture, architecture, chieftain, and enclosure.

    Our assignments will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences #1 needs to be compound and #2 complex and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a dictation test.

    Compound sentences are two sentences joined together with a comma and a conjunction (and, or, but, yet, nor, for, so).  A complex sentence has an independent clause joined with a dependent clause.  Both clauses have a subject and a predicate, but the dependent clause can't stand alone.  ex - While Sally was working hard on her paper, she didn't completely understand what to do. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

      
     
     

    Valentine's Day Week of February 3 - 7, 2020


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be reading in our social studies books.  We will start with The Civil War and end with The Civil Rights Movement. We will be learning about nonfiction text structure and text features.  We will also be working on comprehension of nonfiction text.

    This week, we will read Chapter 19.  This chapter deals with The Vietnam War, The Civil Rights Movement, and Women's Rights.  We will have a test on Friday, February 7th. We will also continue studying text features and text structures.

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday. Please make sure your child is reading every night.  With this rainy and cold weather, this is also a wonderful thing to do on the weekend.  Get them off of electronics for a little while to read. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, February 4th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Please make sure your child is also studying at home.  This week on Thursday, February 6th, your child will have a g1 on synonyms/antonyms.  The following week on Tuesday, your child will take "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  That Friday, February 14th, your child will have a g2 test on these words. 

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we continue chapter 12.  In this chapter, we will learn about direct objects and transitive verbs.   We will continue to work on compound/complex sentences and writing.

    We will begin writing letters to family or friends dealing with the prejudice he/she might have experienced during his/her life.  Grandparents or older family/friends are usually a great source for this letter.  Look for information to come home in Tuesday's folder.  This is not just a racial issue (although it can be).  We've had letters about gender discrimination, religious discrimination, weight, and handicap discrimination. 

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  nature, certain, future, villain, mountain, mixture, pleasure, captain, departure, surgeon, texture, curtain, creature, treasure, gesture, fountain, furniture, measure, feature, adventure, leisure, sculpture, architecture, chieftain, and enclosure.

    Our assignments will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences #1 needs to be compound and #2 complex and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a dictation test.

    Compound sentences are two sentences joined together with a comma and a conjunction (and, or, but, yet, nor, for, so).  A complex sentence has an independent clause joined with a dependent clause.  Both clauses have a subject and a predicate, but the dependent clause can't stand alone.  ex - While Sally was working hard on her paper, she didn't completely understand what to do. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

     

     snowflake Week of January 27 - 31, 2020


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be reading in our social studies books.  We will start with The Civil War and end with The Civil Rights Movement. We will be learning about nonfiction text structure and text features.  We will also be working on comprehension of nonfiction text.

    This week, we will read Chapter 18.  This deals with the beginning of the women's suffrage movement, the founding of the NAACP and Jim Crow Laws.  We will also talk about religious prejudice, the Holocaust (WWII).  We will have a test on Friday, January 31st. We will also continue studying text features and text structures.

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday. Please make sure your child is reading every night.  With this rainy and cold weather, this is also a wonderful thing to do on the weekend.  Get them off of electronics for a little while to read. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, January 21st.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Please make sure your child is also studying at home.  This week on Tuesday, January 28th, we will have "complete the sentence", and on Friday, January 31st, we will have our G2 test on these words. 

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we will have a chapter 11 test on Monday, January 27th.  We will begin chapter 12 on Wednesday.  In this chapter, we will learn about direct objects and transitive verbs.   

    We will begin writing letters to family or friends dealing with the prejudice he/she might have experienced during his/her life.  Grandparents or older family/friends are usually a great source for this letter.  Look for information to come home in Tuesday's folder.  This is not just a racial issue (althought it can be).  We've had letters about gender discrimination, religious discrimination, weight, and handicap discrimination. 

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  salsa, mattress, tycoon, burrito, bandana, tomato, poncho, dungarees, lasso, patio, siesta, cargo, vanilla, tsunami, iguana, plaza, caravan, hammock, pajamas, gallant, mosquito, cathedral, alligator, tambourine, and sombrero.

    Our assignments will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - no assignment.  We will not have sentences this week due to science fair. On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test or our regular test on Thursday due to science fair. 

    Compound sentences are two sentences joined together with a comma and a conjunction (and, or, but, yet, nor, for, so).  A complex sentence has an independent clause joined with a dependent clause.  Both clauses have a subject and a predicate, but the dependent clause can't stand alone.  ex - While Sally was working hard on her paper, she didn't completely understand what to do. 

    Have a wonderful week! 

     

     snowflake Week of January 20 - 24, 2020


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be reading in our social studies books.  We will start with The Civil War and end with The Civil Rights Movement. We will be learning about nonfiction text structure and text features.  We will also be working on comprehension of nonfiction text.

    This week, we will continue reading Chapter 15.  We will have a test on Friday, January 24th. We will also continue studying text features and text structures.

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Literature circles will meet each week on Wednesday.  This past Wednesday, January 15th, your child received his/her lit. circle folder and role sheet.  Information about the literature circle project also went home last week.

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, January 21st.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Please make sure your child is also studying at home.  We will have our synonym/antonym g1 on Thursday, January 23rd.  The following week on Tuesday, January 28th, we will have "complete the sentence", and on Friday, January 31st, we will have our G2 test on these words. 

    Information about your child's STAR test went home this past week with signed papers.  If you haven't signed this sheet, please do so and return it to school.  Please encourage your child to read each night.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammar.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 11.  We will learn about interjections and continue to review previously taught skills. We will have a quiz on chapter 11 on Friday, January 24th. 

    We will work on writing a personal narrative or short story with dialogue.  We will continue to work on complex, compound sentences. The revised papers was due on Wednesday, January 15th.  I will work with the students on these papers.  The final paper will be due on Wednesday, January 22nd.   

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  lately, settlement, watchful, countless, steadily, closeness, calmly, government, agreement, cloudiness, delightful, noisily, tardiness, forgetful, forgiveness, harmless, enjoyment, appointment, effortless, plentiful, suspenseful, merciless, seriousness, contentment, and suspiciously. Our assignments will be - Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - spelling 10 sentences #1 compound and #2 complex, and study.  On Friday, January 24th, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week due to the short week. 

     

    Have a wonderful week! 

     

     snowflake Week of January 13 - 17, 2020


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be reading in our social studies books.  We will start with The Civil War and end with The Civil Rights Movement. We will be learning about nonfiction text structure and text features.  We will also be working on comprehension of nonfiction text.

    This week, we will be reading Chapter 15.  We will have a test on Friday, January 17th. 

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - Your child will get his/her new literature circle book on Wednesday, January 15th.  You will get information on our next lit. circle project then.

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, January 7th.  This week, we will have a g1 "complete the sentence" grade on Tuesday, January 14th.  We will have a g2 test on these words on Friday, January 17th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  

    We took our STAR test last week.  You will be notified of your child's reading grade level and goal by Tuesday, January 14th.  

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting ELA and math.  There are three parts to the ELA in Moby MAX test prep  - reading literature, reading information and English grammer.  Children need to be working on all of these parts.   This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 10.  We will work on writing a personal narrative or short story with dialogue.  We will continue to work on complex, compound sentences. The revised papers will be due on Wednesday, January 15th.  I will work with the students on these papers.  The final paper will be due on Wednesday, January 22nd.  We will begin chapter 11 on Wednesday, January 15th of this week.  We will learn about interjections and continue to review previously taught skills. 

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  duties, earlier, loveliest, denied, ferries, sunnier, terrified, abilities, dirtier, scariest, trophies, cozier, enemies, iciest, greediest, drowsier, victories, horrified, memories, strategies, unified, dictionaries, boundaries, satisfied, and tragedies.  Our assignments will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences #1 compound and #2 complex, and study.  On Thursday we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday we will have our spelling dictation


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be reading in our social studies books.  We will start with The Civil War and end with The Civil Rights Movement. We will be learning about nonfiction text structure and text features.  We will also be working on comprehension of nonfiction text.

    This week, we will be reading Chapter 14.  We will have a test on Friday, January 10th. 

    LITERATURE CIRCLES - This week we will vote on new books for literature circles.  The children will be given their new books next week.  You will get information on our next lit. circle project then.

    Vocabulary Workshop - We will get a new vocabulary workshop story on Tuesday, January 7th.  We will have a g1 synonym/antonym grade on Thursday, January 9th.  The following week, we will have a g1 "complete the sentence" grade on Tuesday, January 14th.  We will have a g2 test on these words on Friday, January 17th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  

    We will take our STAR test this week.  You will be notified of your child's reading grade level and goal by Tuesday, January 14th.  

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will begin chapter 10.  We will work on writing a personal narrative or short story with dialogue.  We will continue to work on complex, compound sentences.

    Spelling - Our words for this week are:  tiring, borrowed, freezing, delivered, whispered, losing, decided, amazing, performing, resulting, related, attending, damaged, remarked, practicing, supported, united, expected, amusing, repeated, assigned, entertaining, operated, rehearsing, and donated.  Our assignments will be - Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences #1 compound and #2 complex, Thursday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test.

    Have a wonderful week! 

     

    santa     Week of December 16 - 20, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    **Last week we had a mid-year growth check.  Our kids did wonderfully!  They have worked so hard!  I'm so proud of them!!

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - We finished reading our novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham last week.  Everyone could take an AR test on this for 8 points. The last day for AR is Wednesday, December 18th.  All AR grades will be averaged (goal and comprehension) and put into reading as a G2 grade. This week we will read, Everglades Forever.  We will review tools of persuasion.  

    We will have our reading exam on Tuesday, December 17th.  This exam will be comprehensive and cover all of the skills we've worked on this nine weeks (tools of persuasion, fact and opinion, comprehension of story, and figurative language).

    LITERATURE CIRCLES!  We will continue presenting our literature circle project this week.  This is for a G2 grade.

    Vocabulary Workshop - We will NOT have vocabulary workshop this week.  We will start back when we return to school in January. 

    **AR grades will be recorded next Wednesday, December 18th.  The average of the goal and comprehension will be recorded as a G2 reading grade.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 9 and learn about helping verbs, main verbs, verb phrases, and using quotation marks and explanatory words to begin/end quotations. We will have a quiz on this chapter on Tuesday, December 17th.  On Wednesday, December 18th, we will have a test over this chapter.  It will count as our G3 exam.

    We will also continue to write our narrative piece of writing.  I've given everyone back his/her revised narrative paper.  The final narrative paper will be due Tuesday, December 17th for a G2 grade. 

    Spelling - We will NOT have spelling words this week!!

    Have a wonderful week!

    tree      Week of December 9 - 13, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    **This week we will have a mid-year IReady assessment.  Your child needs to show growth.  The ELA test will be Wednesday.  Please help me encourage your child to do his/her best. 

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week finish reading the novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  This is set during the Civil Rights period.  It is a wonderful historical fiction novel that is funny and also teaches valuable lessons. On Wednesday, December 11th, your child will be able to take an AR test on this book.  It is worth 8 points.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, December 13th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use their books. Our focus skills this week will be figurative language, tools of persuasion, and character traits.  We will also continue to discuss parts of fiction books. We will also take a quiz on identifying types of tools of persuasion.

    LITERATURE CIRCLES!  This week the cereal box project is due on Wednesday, December 11th.  We will begin presenting these that day.  This is for a G2 grade.

    I don't give homework over the weekend, but this IS something your child could do on the weekends to be ahead when the week starts.

    **AR grades will be recorded next Wednesday, December 18th.  The average of the goal and comprehension will be recorded as a G2 reading grade.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story/vocabulary on Tuesday, December 3rd.  We will continue the same schedule.  This week, we will have a g1 "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, December 10th.  We will have a g2 on the words Friday, December 13th.  We go over these words, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms every day.  Please make sure your child is studying at home.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 9 and learn about helping verbs, main verbs, verb phrases, and using quotation marks and explanatory words to begin/end quotations. We will have a quiz on this chapter, Friday, December 13th.  The following Tuesday, December 17th, we will have a test on this chapter.  This will count as our semester exam for a G3 grade.

    We will also continue to write our narrative piece of writing.  We finished our rough draft before the Thanksgiving break. The revised paper will be due this week on Wednesday, December 4th.  I'll work with students on final editing on Thursday of this week and Monday and Tuesday of the following week.  The final narrative paper will be due Friday, December 13th for a g2 grade.

    Spelling - Our spelling 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, canceled.    Spelling homework will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences (#1 should be compound and #2 should be complex) and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week. 

    Have a wonderful week!

    Christmas         Week of December 2-6, 2019


    *** If this is NOT the weekend of November 29 - 30, please close this down!  We all need a break!  I hope you and your family have a restful, wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week continue reading the novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  This is set during the Civil Rights period.  It is a wonderful historical fiction novel that is funny and also teaches valuable lessons.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, December 6th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use their books. Our focus skills this week will be figurative language, tools of persuasion, and character traits.  .  We will also continue to discuss parts of fiction books. We will have a G2 test on character traits on Wednesday, December 4th.  We will also take a quiz on identifying types of tools of persuasion.

    LITERATURE CIRCLES!  This week will be our last week to meet lit. circles until next year.  Your child should have his/her book completed and be able to take an AR test on his/her book if he/she wants to.  The cereal box project is due the following Wednesday, December 11th, for a G2 grade.  

    I don't give homework over the weekend, but this IS something your child could do on the weekends to be ahead when the week starts.

    The cereal box book report will be due on Wednesday, December 11th.  This will be a G2 grade.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be given a new vocabulary workshop story/vocabulary on Tuesday, December 5th.  We will continue the same schedule.  We will have a g1 synonym/antonym on these words on Thursday, December 5th.  The following week, we will have a g1 "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, December 10th.  We will have a g2 on the words Friday, December 13th.  We go over these words, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms every day.  Please make sure your child is studying at home. 

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will begin chapter 9 and learn about helping verbs, main verbs, verb phrases, and using quotation marks and explanatory words to begin/end quotations.  We will also continue to write our narrative piece of writing.  We finished our rough draft before the Thanksgiving break. The revised paper will be due this week on Wednesday, December 4th.  I'll work with students on final editing on Thursday of this week and Monday and Tuesday of the following week.  The final narrative paper will be due Friday, December 13th for a g2 grade. 

    Spelling - Our spelling 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.  Spelling homework will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences (#1 should be compound and #2 should be complex) and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a wonderful week!

    thanksgiving Week of November 18 - 22, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    ***We will have our 2nd ELS test this week in math and reading.  We want the children to show growth.  Due to the ELS test and the spelling bee, we will NOT have vocabulary workshop or additional spelling words this week.  

    Reading - This week continue reading the novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  This is set during the Civil Rights period.  It is a wonderful historical fiction novel that is funny and also teaches valuable lessons.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, November 22nd.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use their books. Our focus skills this week will be figurative language and tools of persuasion.  We will also continue to discuss parts of fiction books. We will have a G2 test on character traits on Wednesday, November 20th.  We will also take a quiz on identifying types of figurative language. 

    LITERATURE CIRCLES!  *This week, the children did a MUCH better job on being responsible for their literature circle role sheets.  They seem to be enjoying the books they are reading.  I love hearing the discussions about the different books each week. 

    Each week, literature circles will meet on Wednesday.  Your child will be responsible for bringing his/her book to class, completing his/her role sheet, reading the required reading each week, and participating in the group discussion.  This will be a weekly grade. The book is due to be read in its entirety on Wednesday, December 4th. 

    I don't give homework over the weekend, but this IS something your child could do on the weekends to be ahead when the week starts.

    The cereal box book report will be due on Wednesday, December 11th.  This will be a G2 grade.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - We will NOT have a new story this week.  I don't want the children to have to study during the Thanksgiving holiday, so we will pick up with Vocabulary Workshop when we return from the Thanksgiving break.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 8.  We will discuss different points of view in writing - first person, second person and third person.  We will also discuss parts of narrative writing. We will begin writing a narrative paper. We will also continue to work on compound and complex sentences.  

    Spelling -   I sent home spelling bee words on Wednesday, November 13th.  We will have our classroom bee on Friday, November 22nd.  Due to the spelling bee, we will NOT have additional spelling words or assignments this week. 

    Have a wonderful week!

    Thanksgiving Week of November 11 - 15, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week continue reading the novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  This is set during the Civil Rights period.  It is a wonderful historical fiction novel that is funny and also teaches lessons.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, November 15th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use their books. Our focus skills this week will be figurative language and tools of persuasion.  We will also continue to discuss parts of literature. We will have a quiz on tools of persuasion this week as well as grades on figurative language. 

    LITERATURE CIRCLES!  *This week, the children did a MUCH better job on being responsible for their literature circle role sheets.  They seem to be enjoying the books they are reading.  I love hearing the discussions about the different books each week. 

    Each week, literature circles will meet on Wednesday.  Your child will be responsible for bringing his/her book to class, completing his/her role sheet, reading the required reading each week, and participating in the group discussion.  This will be a weekly grade. The book is due to be read in its entirety on Wednesday, December 4th. 

    I don't give homework over the weekend, but this IS something your child could do on the weekends to be ahead when the week starts.

    The cereal box book report will be due on Wednesday, December 11th.  This will be a G2 grade.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, November 5th.  This week on Tuesday, November 12th, your child will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  On Friday, November 15th, they will take a G2 test on these words. We review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 7.  We will work on different types of clauses and sentences including simple, compound, and complex.  We will have a G2 test on chapter 7 on Tuesday, November 12th. On Wednesday, we will begin chapter 8 and will discuss different points of view in writing - first person, second person and third person.  We will also discuss parts of narrative writing.

    We will continue our persuasive writing.  The revised paper was due on Tuesday, November 5th.  I'll work with the students during the week on editing.  The final paper including the thinking map, rough draft, revised paper and final paper will be due on Tuesday, November 12th.  This will be for a G2 grade. This is a 5 paragraph essay.  The first paragraph should contain three reasons they are trying to persuade.  The next three paragraphs should explain each reason.  The final paragraph should be a summary of the points.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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.

    Our assignments are as follows: Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday, 10 spelling sentences (each sentence MUST have at least 7 words and the first two sentences need to be complex) and study, Thursday - we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have our dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Thanksgiving     Week of November 4 - 8, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference. 

     

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week we will begin a new novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  This is set during the Civil Rights period.  It is a wonderful historical fiction novel that is funny and also teaches lessons.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, November 8th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use their books. Our focus skills this week will be figurative language and character traits.  We will also continue to discuss parts of literature. WE will have a G2 test on character traits on Friday.  This should be an easy grade as long as the students read. 

    LITERATURE CIRCLES!  **I was very disappointed this past Wednesday when about 5 children did nothing for their literature circle.  A few of these five told me they thought they were going to complete the work in class.  Letters went home prior to this.  We discussed this in class, and the requirements have been on this website.  I gave these children a 50 this past week due to their confusion.  This won't happen again.  If a child comes unprepared again, they'll receive a zero.

    Each week, literature circles will meet on Wednesday.  Your child will be responsible for bringing his/her book to class, completing his/her role sheet, reading the required reading each week, and participating in the group discussion.  This will be a weekly grade. The book is due to be read in its entirety on Wednesday, December 4th. 

    I don't give homework over the weekend, but this IS something your child could do on the weekends to be ahead when the week starts.

    The cereal box book report will be due on Wednesday, December 11th.  This will be a G2 grade.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be given a ew vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, November 5th.  This week, on Thursday, November 7th, your child will be given synonyms/antonyms for a g1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, November 12th, your child will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  On Friday, November 15th, they will take a G2 test on these words. We review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will begin chapter 7.  We will work on different types of clauses and sentences including simple, compound, and complex.  We will have an English quiz on Friday, November 8th. 

    We will continue our persuasive writing.  The revised paper will be due on Tuesday, November 5th.  I'll work with the students during the week on editing.  The final paper including the thinking map, rough draft, revised paper and final paper will be due on Tuesday, November 12th.  This will be for a G2 grade.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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.

    Our assignments are as follows: Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday, 10 spelling sentences (each sentence MUST have at least 7 words) and study, Thursday - we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have our dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!

    pumpkin Week of October 28 - November 1, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference. 

    ** I am taking up $6.00 for our January BPAC show.  Please send this money as soon as you can.

    **On Thursdays of this month, children WILL be allowed to wear pink and jeans for breast cancer awareness.  We will have a pop-up shop with items for sale on Fridays of this month.

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - We will continue in our reading book this week. We will read the story,  Old Yeller. This is just an excerpt from the novel. Our focus skill will be comparing and contrasting different stories that have the same theme and using text based evidence to find character traits.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, November 1st.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use their books.

    LITERATURE CIRCLES!  Your child voted on the book he/she wanted to read.  They all got their first, second, or third book choice.  They received their book and were put in their groups.  They've decided how much of their book to each week read.

    Each week, literature circles will meet on Wednesday.  Your child will be responsible for bringing his/her book to class, completing his/her role sheet, reading the required reading each week, and participating in the group discussion.  This will be a weekly grade. The book is due to be read in its entirety on Wednesday, December 4th. 

    I don't give homework over the weekend, but this IS something your child could do on the weekends to be ahead when the week starts.

    The cereal box book report will be due on Wednesday, December 11th.  This will be a G2 grade.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, October 22nd.  This week, on Tuesday, October 29th, your child will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  On Friday, November 1st, they will take a G2 test on these words. We review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 6 on persuasive writing.  We will also discuss fact and opinion and propaganda techniques.  During this writing lesson, the students will decide on something they've been trying to persuade either you or me to happen.  They will work on a thinking map, rough draft, and eventually write a five paragraph essay on this topic.  I'll post on this page when things are due.  The rough draft of this essay will be due on Tuesday, October 29th.  We will work on revising and final editing this week.  The final draft will be due next Tuesday, November 5th. 

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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.

    Our assignments are as follows: Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday, 10 spelling sentences (each sentence MUST have at least 7 words) and study, Thursday - we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week.

    Have a wonderful week!

    halloween Week of October 21 - 25, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference. 

    ** I am taking up $6.00 for our January BPAC show.  Please send this money as soon as you can.

    Please be mindful of the dress policy.  We are having several children becoming lax in this area.  

    1. Friday Wear is only HCC shirts and PLAIN jeans or shorts. You can’t wear jerseys, etc.  You CAN wear any color HCC shirt or fieldtrip shirt.

    2. Hairbows, etc. Hairbows and/or accessories can only be WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.

    3. Jewelry can be small earrings.  No hoop earrings.  If your child is wearing stud earrings, they can't be larger than the circumference of a pencil.  If they want to wear a LONG necklace, they must have it INSIDE their shirts.

    4. “Fanny” packs - If a child is wearing a fanny pack, the student must have a medical/asthma plan.

    5. MULTICOLORED SOCKS.  They can wear socks that are WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.

    **On Thursdays of this month, children WILL be allowed to wear pink and jeans for breast cancer awareness.  We will have a pop-up shop with items for sale on Fridays of this month.

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will be back in our reading books for a few weeks.  We will read the story,  Interrupted JourneyOur focus skill will be cause and effect and theme.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, October 25th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.

    Next week, we'll start LITERATURE CIRCLES!  Your child will be able to vote on his/her book choice.  I'll place each child in a group according to his/her preference.  They are guaranteed first, second, or third choice.  On Wednesday of next week, your child will be given his book, a literature circle folder and information about how much he should read each week.  The reading is to be done during silent reading at school and at home.  Literature circle is to discuss the part of the book that has been read - NOT to actually read the book.

    Each week, literature circles will meet on Wednesday.  Your child will be responsible for bringing his/her book to class, completing his/her role sheet, reading the required reading each week, and participating in the group discussion.  This will be a weekly grade.  

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, October 22nd.  This week, we will have synonyms and antonyms g1 grade on Thursday, October 24th.  On Tuesday, October 29th, your child will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade.  On Friday, November 1st, they will take a G2 test on these words. We review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will begin chapter 6 on persuasive writing.  We will also discuss fact and opinion and propaganda techniques.  During this writing lesson, the students will decide on something they've been trying to persuase either you or me to happen.  They will work on a thinking map, rough draft, and eventually write a five paragraph essay on this topic.  I'll post on this page when things are due.  The rough draft of this essay will be due on Friday, October 25th.  

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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.

    Our assignments are as follows: Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday, 10 spelling sentences (each sentence MUST have at least 7 words) and study, Thursday - spelling test and study.  On Friday, we will have a dictation test. 

    Have a great week!

    Halloween Week of October 14 - 18, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference. 

    ** I am taking up $6.00 for our January BPAC show.  Please send this money as soon as you can.

    Please be mindful of the dress policy.  We are having several children becoming lax in this area.  

    1. Friday Wear is only HCC shirts and PLAIN jeans or shorts. You can’t wear jerseys, etc.  You CAN wear any color HCC shirt or fieldtrip shirt.

    2. Hairbows, etc. Hairbows and/or accessories can only be WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.

    3. Jewelry can be small earrings.  No hoop earrings.  If your child is wearing stud earrings, they can't be larger than the circumference of a pencil.  If they want to wear a LONG necklace, they must have it INSIDE their shirts.

    4. “Fanny” packs - If a child is wearing a fanny pack, the student must have a medical/asthma plan.

    5. MULTICOLORED SOCKS.  They can wear socks that are WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will be back in our reading books for a few weeks.  We will read the story, Eliza's Diary. Our focus skill will be theme.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, October 18th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, October 8th.  This week, we will be out of school on Monday, so we will take "complete the sentence" on Wednesday, October 16th for a g1 grade.  On Friday, October 18th, they will take a G2 test on these words. 

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 5.  We will learn about pronouns - subject and object pronouns and reflexive pronouns.  We will also discuss collective nouns.  We will have a test on chapter 5 on Wednesday, October 16th.  We will begin our next writing piece, narrative writing on Friday, October 18th. 

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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 advisor.

    Our assignments are as follows: Tuesday -  3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - study.  On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week due to the short week. 

    Have a great week!

     

    pumpkin          Week of October 7 - 11, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference. 

    ** I am taking up $6.00 for our January BPAC show.  Please send this money as soon as you can.

    **I sent home a scholastic order form for books.  IF you want to order your child/children a few books, you can go to scholastic.com.  Please use code GTVMH which will give our classroom book credit for every book ordered.  I have many books in my classroom library, and this is one way I've acquired so many.  I will send this order off Tuesday, October 8th.

    Please be mindful of the dress policy.  We are having several children becoming lax in this area.  

    1. Friday Wear is only HCC shirts and PLAIN jeans or shorts. You can’t wear jerseys, etc.  You CAN wear any color HCC shirt or fieldtrip shirt.

    2. Hairbows, etc. Hairbows and/or accessories can only be WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.

    3. Jewelry can be small earrings.  No hoop earrings.  If your child is wearing stud earrings, they can't be larger than the circumference of a pencil.  If they want to wear a LONG necklace, they must have it INSIDE their shirts.

    4. “Fanny” packs - If a child is wearing a fanny pack, the student must have a medical/asthma plan.

    5. MULTICOLORED SOCKS.  They can wear socks that are WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will finish reading our first novel.  The novel is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel, and I think the children have really enjoy it!  This week, we will read chapters 40 - 46.  Our focus skills will be character traits - including physical traits - inward and outward traits.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, October 11th  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.  We will NOT be working in our reading textbook for the next 5 weeks.  Maniac Magee will be the book we are using.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be  given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, October 8th.  This week, your child will take a "synonym/antonym" worksheet for a g1 grade on Thursday, October 10th.  The following week, we will be out of school on Monday, so we will take "complete the sentence" on Wednesday, October 16th for a g1 grade.  On Friday, October 18th, they will take a G2 test on these words. 

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 5.  We will learn about pronouns - subject and object pronouns and reflexive pronouns.  We will also discuss collective nouns.  The descriptive paragraph will be due Tuesday, October 8th for a G2 grade.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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. 

    Our assignments are as follows:  Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words) and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test and on Friday, October 11th, we will have a spelling dictation test.

    Have a great week!

     

    Week of September 30 - October 4, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference. 

    Entering October - hoping for cooler weather!  We've had our share the last few months!

    Please be mindful of the dress policy.  We are having several children becoming lax in this area.  

    1. Friday Wear is only HCC shirts and PLAIN jeans or shorts. You can’t wear jerseys, etc.  You CAN wear any color HCC shirt or fieldtrip shirt.

    2. Hairbows, etc. Hairbows and/or accessories can only be WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.

    3. Jewelry can be small earrings.  No hoop earrings.  If your child is wearing stud earrings, they can't be larger than the circumference of a pencil.  If they want to wear a LONG necklace, they must have it INSIDE their shirts.

    4. “Fanny” packs - If a child is wearing a fanny pack, the student must have a medical/asthma plan.

    5. MULTICOLORED SOCKS.  They can wear socks that are WHITE, NAVY, RED, OR KHAKI.

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue reading our first novel.  The novel is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel, and I think the children will really enjoy it!  This week, we will read chapters 33 - 39.  Our focus skills will be compare and contrast.

    We have covered this focus skill before.  This week will be a review of comparing and contrasting.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, October 4th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.  We will NOT be working in our reading textbook for the next 5 weeks.  Maniac Magee will be the book we are using.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, September 24th.  This week, your child will take "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, October 1st.  On Friday, October 4th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will continue working on descriptive writing.  We will learn about the six traits of writing.  Your child will work on writing a descriptive paragraph on his/her bedroom.  The revised paper will be due on Tuesday, October 1st.  I will work with each child on editing.  The final paper will be due the following Tuesday, October 8th.  We will also continue to review previously taught skills. On Wednesday, October 2nd, we will begin chapter 5 and learn about subject and object pronouns. 

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: steel, steal, aloud, allowed, ring, wring, lesson, lessen, who's, whose, manor, manner, pedal, peddle, berry, bury, hanger, hangar, overdo, overdue, canvass, canvas, site, sight, and cite.

    Because these words are homophones - words that sound alike, but are spelled differently and have different meanings - I will give definitions of these words, so the children will know which word to spell when they have the spelling test.  I won't give the test until Friday, October 4th and we WON'T have a dictation test this week. 

    Our assignments are as follows:  Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words), Thursday - study.  On Friday, October 4th, we will have our regular spelling test.

    Have a great week!

     

    Week of September 23 - 27, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference. 

    THIS WEEK IS READ-A-THON WEEK.  IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED YOUR CHILD AND STARTED AN ACCOUNT, PLEASE DO SO!  THIS IS AN IMPORTANT FUND RAISER FOR OUR SCHOOL WHICH REALLY STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF READING!

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue reading our first novel.  The novel is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel, and I think the children will really enjoy it!  This week, we will read chapters 22-28.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea.

    We have been working on our focus skills for two weeks.  On Monday, we will work on main idea.  On Tuesday, we will have a quiz on these skills, which we will review on Wednesday.  We will have a G2 on these skills on Wednesday, September 25th.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, September 27th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.  We will NOT be working in our reading textbook for the next 5 weeks.  Maniac Magee will be the book we are using.

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, September 24th.  This week, your child will have a g1 on "synonyms and antonyms" on Thursday, September 26th.  The following week, your child will take "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, October 1st.  On Friday, October 4th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    We have "WIN" time each morning from 7:50 - 8:20.  If your child is a Reading Plus student his/her assignments should be completed by Wednesday.  Children who are really working are NOT having a problem getting this done.  Every child should also have a minimum of 30 minutes of IReady time in reading and math.  This can also be worked on at home.  Please talk to your child about this.  Many children are getting 30 plus minutes each week. Others are getting very little.  We, as teachers, can ensure they are on the correct programs, but IReady measures how much "focused" time he/she is on the program.  This seems to be our problem. 

    English - This week, we will be working on descriptive writing.  We will learn about the six traits of writing.  Your child will work on writing a descriptive paragraph on his/her bedroom.  We will also continue to review previously taught skills. 

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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 are as follows:  Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words) and study for test.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.

    Have a great week!

     

    Week of September 16 - 20, 2019


    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue reading our first novel.  The novel is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel, and I think the children will really enjoy it!  This week, we will read chapters 12-21.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, September 20th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.  We will NOT be working in our reading textbook for the next 5 weeks.  Maniac Magee will be the book we are using.

    ***AR grades for the summer have been posted.  Your child received two g1 grades - one in fiction and one in nonfiction.  

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, September 10th.  This week, your child will have a g1 on "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, September 17th.  On Friday, September 20th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    English - This week, we will be working in chapter 3.  We will learn about prepositions and prepositional phrases. On Tuesday, we will have a G2 test on Chapter 3.  On Thursday we will begin learning about a new style of writing. 

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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 are as follows:  Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words) and study for test.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.

    Have a great week!

     

    Week of September 9 - 13, 2019


    Progress reports will be sent home on Thursday.  It's hard to believe half of the first nine weeks is already over!  IReady results will be sent home this week, so everyone can see where their children are. I KNOW everyone has a busy schedule, but please, please have your child read 20-30 minutes each night.  Get those devices out of their hands for that amount of time.  It is so important! 

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray4@hotmail.com or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will begin reading our first novel.  The novel is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel, and I think the children will really enjoy it!  This week, we will read chapters 1-11.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, September 13th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.  We will NOT be working in our reading textbook for the next 5 weeks.  Maniac Magee will be the book we are using.

    ***AR grades for the summer have been posted.  Your child received two g1 grades - one in fiction and one in nonfiction.  

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words on Tuesday, September 10th.  This week, on Thursday, September 12th, your child will have a g1 on synonyms and antonyms.  The following week, your child will have a g1 on "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, September 17th.  On Friday, September 20th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    The schedule for Vocabulary Workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a G1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have "Complete the Sentence" for a G1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    English - This week, we will be working in chapter 3.  We will learn about prepositions and prepositional phrases.  We will continue to work on our writing and practice writing with more details.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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 encounter.

    Our assignments are as follows:  Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words) and study for test.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.

    Have a great week!

     

    flag Week of September 2 - 6, 2019



    Whoo Hooo!  A three day weekend!  I know everyone is ready for this!  Your children have been working very hard! Enjoy them over the long weekend!  Hopefully we'll have nice weather and September will bring cooler temperatures!

    Papers wil go home each and every Tuesday.  I'll send home IReady results next week, so everyone can see where their children are. I KNOW everyone has a busy schedule, but please, please have your child read 20-30 minutes each night.  Get those devices out of their hands for that amount of tiem.  It is so important! 

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue in our reading books.  We will be reading a story called, Double Dutch.  Our focus skill will be sequential order.  We will discuss the importance of understanding sequential order in reading and in our writing.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, September 6th.  The test will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.  Your child brought home a textbook to leave at home for the year.  Please make sure he/she is rereading the story.

    ***AR grades for the summer have been posted.  Your child received two g1 grades - one in fiction and one in nonfiction.  

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words.  This week, on Wednesday, September 4th, your child will have a g1 complete the sentence. On Friday, September 6th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    The schedule for vocabulary workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a g1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have complete the sentence for a g1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    English - We had a quiz on Friday, August 30th.  We will take Tuesday to review the quiz.  On Wednesday, we will have a G2 test on chapter 2. We will begin working on our next paper which will be a narrative paper.  We will discuss elements of narrative writing this week. 

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are:  glue, flute, youth, accuse, bruise, stew, choose, loose, lose, view, confuse, cruise, jewel, execute, route, cartoon, avenue, avenue, include, assume, souvenir, conclude, pursuit, intrude, subdue, and presume.

    Our assignments are different due to the short week - Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences, Thursday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week due to the short week. 

    Have a great week!

     

    Week of August 26 - 30, 2019

    Papers wil go home each and every Tuesday.  This week we will be taking the IReady placement test on Wednesday.  This test will see where the children are at this point so that we can ensure they are growing throughout the year. 

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to email me at mbray@cleveland.k12.ms.us or call the office to request a conference. I will get back with you soon to set up a time to conference.  

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue in our reading books.  We will be reading a story called, Off and Running.  Our focus skill will be comparing and contrasting characters in a story.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, August 30th.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.  Your child brought home a textbook to leave at home for the year.  Please make sure he/she is rereading the story.

    I took the first fluency grade this past week.  Our goal for the first nine weeks is 145 words per minute.  The year-end goal is 165 words per minute.  Please make sure your child is reading each night. 

    ***Your child had until Friday, August 23rd, to complete his/her AR tests on summer reading.   These grades will be recorded by Monday, August 26th.  This deadline was extended because the internet blinked on Friday, August 16th and children weren't allowed to take tests. New students will have the opportunity to read the summer reading books and MUST complete the tests by the Friday after Labor Day, September 6th. 

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be  given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary words.  This week on Thursday, August 29th, your cihld will be given a g1 grade on synonyms and antonyms.  The following week, on Tuesday, September 3rd, your child will have a g1 complete the sentence. On Friday, September 6th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    The schedule for vocabulary workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a g1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have complete the sentence for a g1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    English - This week, we will continue to review adjectives and adverbs.  We will also discuss article adjectives and the four types of sentences.  We will continue working on our first paper "All About Me".  The revised paper is due Monday, August 19th.  I will conference with each child individually to help him/her revise his/her paper.  The final paper will be due on Wednesday, August 28th.  This will be for a G2 grade.  The children will also be working on his/her collage that represents his/her paper.  He/she can bring in pictures or words from magazines, newspapers, or from the internet that represents the things he/she wrote about in his/her paper.  

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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.

    Our assignments are - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday, spelling worksheet - Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. On Thursday, August 29th, we will have a spelling test and on Friday, August 30th, we will have a dictation test. The spelling grades are averaged and put into the gradebook twice during each semester as a G2 English grade.  

    Have a great week!

    WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!! 

     Week of August 19 - 23, 2019

    We've started the year off in a positive way.  The children are very well behaved and are working hard. STAR results were sent home with Tuesday's papers.  Please make sure you signed the AR note and sent it back.  Papers wil go home each and every Tuesday.

    If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to call the office and set up a conference. 

    T-shirt and sweatshirt order forms are due Tuesday, August 20th. 

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue in our reading books.  We will be reading a story called, Blasting off to Space Academy.  Our focus skill will be nonfiction text features and graphic organizers.  

    We will have a reading test on Friday, August 23rd.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story. Students will be allowed to use his/her book.  Your child brought home a textbook to leave at home for the year.  Please make sure he/she is rereading the story.

    I took the first fluency grade this past week.  Our goal for the first nine weeks is 145 words per minute.  The year end goal is 165 words per minute.  Please make sure your child is reading each night. 

    ***Your child will have until Friday, August 16th, to complete his/her AR tests on summer reading.  These MUST be done by this date.  New students will have the opportunity to read the summer reading books and MUST complete the tests by the Friday after Labor Day, September 6th. 

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 13th.  We review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms daily.  This week, on Tuesday, August 20th, your child will have a g1 complete the sentence. Friday, August 23rd, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    The schedule for vocabulary workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a g1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have complete the sentence for a g1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    English - This week, we will review adjectives and adverbs.  We will also discuss simple subjects and predicates.  We will continue working on our first paper "All About Me".  The revised paper is due Monday, August 19th.  I will conference with each child individually to help him/her revise his/her paper.  The final paper will be due on Friday, August 23rd.  This will be for a G2 grade.  The children will also be working on his/her collage that represents his/her paper.  He/she can bring in pictures or words from magazines, newspapers, or from the internet that represents the things he/she wrote about in his/her paper.  

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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.

    Our assignments are - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday, spelling worksheet -  Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. On Thursday, August 22nd, we will have a spelling test and on Friday, August 23rd, we will have a dictation test. The spelling grades are averaged and put into the gradebook twice during each semester as a G2 English grade.  

    Have a great week!

     

    apple WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!! 

     Week of August 12 - 16, 2019

    I've heard great things about this group of children, and I'm looking forward to a fantastic year!!  I want us to work together.  If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to call the office and set up a conference. 

    **Please turn in all enrollment forms if you have not already done so.

    This site will be updated weekly.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will begin in our reading books.  We will be reading a story called, A Package for Mrs. Jewls.  Our focus skill will be story structure.  

    We will have a reading test on Friday, August 16th.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.

    We started working on STAR tests the first two days of school.  You will be notified of your child's AR goal and when the goal should be met.  Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the better you become! 

    ***Your child will have until Friday, August 16th, to complete his/her AR tests on summer reading.  These MUST be done by this date.  New students will have the opportunity to read the summer reading books and MUST complete the tests by the Friday after Labor Day, September 6th. 

    I have many, many books in my room.  Your child is welcome to use them and take them home.  They all have colored stickers on the spine of the book and the reading level and the AR points written on the inside.  No child should have more than two of my books at a time.  If your child starts a "collection", please send them back to school.  

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 13th.  We will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms daily.  This week, we will have a g1 on synonyms and antonyms on Thursday, August 15th.  The following week, on Tuesday, August 20th, your child will have a g1 complete the sentence.  That Friday, August 23rd, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    The schedule for vocabulary workshop will always be the same.  Your child will be given a new story and vocabulary on Tuesday.  On Thursday of the same week, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a g1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, we will have complete the sentence for a g1 grade, and that Friday, we will have a G2 test on the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  

    English - We will be using the Shurley English program this year.  We had a pretest Friday, August 9th so that I could see where the students need additional practice.  We will begin with chapter 1 and learn about synonyms/antonyms, analogies, and discuss capitalization and punctuation rules. On Friday, August 16th, we will have our first G2 test in English.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for 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 are - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday, spelling worksheet -  Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. On Thursday, August 15th,  we will have a spelling test and on Friday, August 16th, we will have a dictation test. The spelling grades are averaged and put into the gradebook twice during each semester as a G2 English grade.  

    Have a great week!

     

     

     

  •  

    Mrs. Flint's Class 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at aflint@cleveland.k12.ms.us or respond to any broadcasted messages.

     

     

    Math/Sci/SS 

    April 20-24, 2020

    Monday 

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-H 60-61
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”
    6. USA Test Prep- Work on assignments. If you finish, message me and I will assign you more review. I don’t want to over crowd the assignments.
    7. Social Studies- The Pueblo Revolt

    Tuesday

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-H 62-63
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”
    6. USA Test Prep- Work on assignments. If you finish, message me and I will assign you more review. I don’t want to over crowd the assignments.
    7. Social Studies-Maps

    Wednesday

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-H 64-65
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”
    6. USA Test Prep- Work on assignments. If you finish, message me and I will assign you more review. I don’t want to over crowd the assignments.
    7. Social Studies- Tales of Segregation

    Thursday

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-H 66-67
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”
    6. USA Test Prep- Work on assignments. If you finish, message me and I will assign you more review. I don’t want to over crowd the assignments.
    7. Social Studies- The constitution tells the people who has the right to vote

    Friday

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-H 68-69
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”
    6. USA Test Prep- Work on assignments. If you finish, message me and I will assign you more review. I don’t want to over crowd the assignments.

    April 13-17

    Math 

    April 13-17, 2020

    Monday 

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Adding and Subtracting Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-Using Models to Add and Subtract Decimals H54
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”

    Tuesday

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Adding and Subtracting Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-Estimating Decimal Sums and Differences H55
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”

    Wednesday

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Adding and Subtracting Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-Adding Decimals to Hundredths H56
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”

    Thursday

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Adding and Subtracting Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-Subtracting Decimals to the Hundredths H57
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”

    Friday

    1. WIN Time (Moby Max Test Prep T, Th)
    2. Watch YouTube Videos on Adding and Subtracting Decimals
    3. Decimals Packet-More Estimation of Decimal Sums and Differences H58
    4. Work on IReady (finish assignments) (If done, do the regular path.)
    5. If you don’t have access to IReady do Moby assignments. If you are done with all assignments, do regular lessons under “math.”

    April 6-10

    There was a new checklist and updated assignments posted on Google Classroom for the week of April 6-10. Thankfully these assignments are the last of what should have been taught for the year. All remaining work will just be review work. YAY! I have been adding review and new for the parents that wanted that option of staying on course with the lessons. 

    For the week of April 13th:

    I have just made review packets for Adding and Subtracting Decimals and a BootCamp packet for a spiral review of the skills. These will need to be completed starting April 13th. These will be out soon. I am unsure of the location in which they will be placed at this time. When I know, I will update here and I will send out a broadcast. I will also place the packets on Google Classroom to be printed if that is what you prefer. AGAIN DO NOT START THESE UNTIL APRIL 13TH. I realize I am ahead, but we are required to post 2 weeks of assignments at a time. Don't think you have to get this all done at one time. I will schedule the packets to post for this Sunday, but again just know I am uploading in advance. 

    For the Adding and Subtracting Decimals Packet:

    I have created YouTube videos for the students to watch to review this skill before they start the packet. The videos are linked here and will also be linked on Google Classroom. I hope they enjoy hearing from me because I miss them so much!

    Adding Decimals Link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAt2rftsFZE

    Subtracting Decimals Link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMjR7h1RE4s

     

    March 30- April 3

    Follow the uploaded checklist on Google Classroom for each week.

    March 23-30, 2020

    Attention: If you have a Kindle Fire instead of IPad, I have assigned similar assignments to IReady on MobyMax. MobyMax is compatible with Kindle Fire. If you have any other glitches or issues, make me aware so that me or the tech team can get them figured out for you. I will be happy to make a how-to video and send to you as well if you are confused about something. LET ME KNOW!!! :) 

    Password Information:

    Pearsonrealize-

    UN- MSIS # (If you dont know your child's MSIS #, you can find it on ActiveParent.)

    PW- password1

    Stemscopes-

    UN-MSIS #

    PW- ABC123

    IReady/Clever-

    UN- MSIS #

    PW- ABC123

    USATestPrep usernames and passwords are uploaded on Google Classroom Under "Science"

    The id is Hayes 748

    Please spread the word that I will be copying at home activity packets for students that do not have access to internet and placing them at SEARS. The math workbooks are also avaliable there.

     

    March 16-20, 2020

    Password Information:

    Pearsonrealize-

    UN- MSIS # (If you dont know your child's MSIS #, you can find it on ActiveParent.)

    PW- password1

    Stemscopes-

    UN-MSIS #

    PW- ABC123

    IReady/Clever-

    UN- MSIS #

    PW- ABC123

    Please spread the word that I will be copying at home activity packets for students that do not have access to internet and placing them in the public library. I will make 50 copies so students that are not at HCC will also have this option.

    Also, here is a link for the packet if you want to print if for yourself! (Virus Free)

    At Home Student Packet- 5th Grade Math

    Math- (Print this for your child and they should know exactly what to do without you.) 

    The following assignments are suggested, but not required. 

    If your child has trouble logging in to Pearson, Iready, or Moby please contact me and I will help you get logged in.

    Daily Practice-Moby Max Test Prep 30 min a day 

    (If your child completes the test prep portion for fifth grade, email me and I will move them up to 6th or reassign if it was not mastered 80% or above.)

    (If your child does IReady as an intervention {During WIN Time}, they should still do that.)

    Monday Checklist-

    Moby Max Test Prep 30 min a day 

    Study Quizlet on Topic 15 for 20 min

    Sign into Pearson Realize and complete activities on 15-1- (look in assignments)

    1. Watch-Polygons:Visual Learning Strip
    2. Complete-Reateach and Practice
    3. Complete-15-1 Digital Quick Check

    Tuesday Checklist- 

    Moby Max Test Prep 30 min a day 

    Study Quizlet on Topic 15 for 20 min

    Sign into Pearson Realize and complete activities on 15-2:(look in assignments)

    1. Watch-Triangles:Visual Learning Strip
    2. Complete-Reateach and Practice
    3. Complete-15-2 Digital Quick Check

    Wednesday Checklist-

    Moby Max Test Prep 30 min a day 

    Study Quizlet on Topic 15 for 20 min

    Sign into Pearson Realize and complete activities on 15-3:(look in assignments)

    1. Watch-Attributes of a Quadrilateral:Visual Learning Strip
    2. Complete-Reateach and Practice
    3. Complete-15-3 Digital Quick Check

    Thursday's Checklist-

    Moby Max Test Prep 30 min a day 

    Study Quizlet on Topic 15 for 20 min

    Sign into Pearson Realize and complete activities on 15-4:(look in assignments)

    1. Watch-Special Quadrilaterals:Visual Learning Strip
    2. Complete-Reateach and Practice
    3. Complete-15-4 Digital Quick Check

    Friday's Checklist- 

    Complete the following lessons on Iready:(look in assignments)

    1. Identifying Two-Demensional Figues (Yes do the quiz at the end)
    2. Classify Two-Demensional Figures (Yes do the quiz at the end)

     

    Science- (For extra practice, your child can sign in to USA test prep and do the videos and assignments assigned.)

    The following Lesson are assigned on Stemscopes for each day. The lessons are named exactly as they appear here. (If your child doesn't remember their login please contact me so I can help them get logged in.)

    Monday's Checklist:
    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Content Connections Video
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.

    Tuesday's Checklist:

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.

    Wednesday's Checklist:

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Reading Science
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.

    Thursday's Checklist:

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Claim-Evidence-Reasoning
    An assessment in which students write a scientific explanation to show their understanding of the concept in a way that uses evidence.

    Friday's Checklist:

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Multiple Choice Assessment
    A standards-based assessment designed to gauge students' understanding of the science concept using their selections of the best possible answers from a list of choices

     

    March 2-6, 2020

    Math-

    You will see mini study guides coming home for measurement and data. Please sign them and return for a check. Your child will keep them to review and have a lot of examples. Every year, measurement and data is a weak point for the kids. I am trying to give them as much practice on this as possible. I give the answer key as a way of them getting feedback from me for every review. Please ask them about these. :) 

    Monday- (This schedule is tentative because we have EOY testing on M-W)

    Review Morning Work: Day 1 (please study over this its a spiral review and preps for future lessons) Week 26

    CCSS skill: 14-1 

    Formative Loop- Rounding this week

    Homework: 14-1 Practice side 

    Tuesday-

    Review Morning Work: Day 2

    CCSS skill: 14-2

    Homework: 14-2 practice

    Wednesday-

    Review Morning Work: Day 3 

    CCSS skill: 14-3

    Homework: 14-3 practice 

    Thursday- 

    Review Morning Work: Day 4

    CCSS skill:14-4 

    Homework: 14-4 practice side

    FRIDAY- Measurement and Data Test

    Review Morning Work: Morning Work Assessment G1- Week 26

    Mad Minute G1

     

    Science-

    Monday, Mar 2


    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Content Connections Video
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.


    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Tuesday, Mar 3


    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Friday, Mar 6

    E.5.8B Earth, Sun, and Moon - Independent Practice
    A fill in the blank sheet that helps students master the vocabulary of this scope.

    Social Studies

    None

    March 24-24, 2020

    Monday- 

    Review Morning Work: Day 1 (please study over this its a spiral review and preps for future lessons) Week 25

    CCSS skill: 13-1 

    Weekly Vocabulary: none

    Homework: 15-1 Practice side 

    Tuesday-

    Review Morning Work: Day 2

    CCSS skill: 13-2

    Homework: 13-2 practice

    Wednesday-

    Review Morning Work: Day 3 

    CCSS skill: 13-3

    Homework: 13=3 practice 

    Thursday- 

    Review Morning Work: Day 4

    CCSS skill:13-4 

    Homework: 13-4 practice side

    FRIDAY-Quick Check 13-1 and 2

    Review Morning Work: Morning Work Assessment G1- Week 25

    Mad Minute G1

    CCSS skill- 13-5

    Classwork=13-5

    Science-

    Monday, Feb 24


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Explore 3: Research
    Task in which students gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources.


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Independent Practice
    A fill in the blank sheet that helps students master the vocabulary of this scope.


    Tuesday, Feb 25


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Explore 3: Research
    Task in which students gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources.


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Reading Science
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.


    Wednesday, Feb 26


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Multiple Choice Assessment
    A standards-based assessment designed to gauge students' understanding of the science concept using their selections of the best possible answers from a list of choices


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Open-Ended Response Assessment
    A short-answer and essay assessment to evaluate student mastery of the concept.


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Claim-Evidence-Reasoning
    An assessment in which students write a scientific explanation to show their understanding of the concept in a way that uses evidence.

    Social Studies

    Start chapter 8 (reading and vocab.)

    February 17-21, 2020

    Monday- Holiday

    Tuesday- 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B6

    Review Morning Work: Day 1

    CCSS skill: Review Centers Topic 11

    Homework: Study (I have given them booklets with extra work to use)

     

    Wednesday-Topic 11 Test

    Review Morning Work: Day 2 

    CCSS skill: Begin Topic 12

    12-2 Volume

    Homework: 12-2

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJwecTgce6c

    Thursday:
    Review Morning Work: Day 3

    CCSS skill: 12-3 Combining Volumes

    Homework: 12-3

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIEV4ahnQh8

    FRIDAY-

    CCSS skill: 12-4 Problem Solving: Use Objects to Reason

    Classwork: Practice 12-4

    Review Morning Work: Morning Work Assessment G1- Week 24

    Mad Minute G1

    Homework: NONE

    February 3-7, 2020

    Math-

    Monday- 5.NF.B.4a, 5.NF.B4b

    Review Morning Work: Day 1 (please study over this its a spiral review and preps for future lessons) Week 21

    CCSS skill: 11-5 Area Models

    Weekly Vocabulary: none

    Homework: 11-5 Practice side even

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjrcOvKV4Kw

    Tuesday- 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B6

    Review Morning Work: Day 2

    CCSS skill: 11-6 Multiplying Mixed Numbers

    Homework: 11-6 practice even

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvQM0A0PsRo (with an area model)

    Wednesday-5.NF.B.4b, 5.NF.B.6

    Review Morning Work: Day 3 

    CCSS skill: 11-7 Problem Solving: Multiple Step Problems

    Homework: 11-7 practice even

    Thursday- Centers and Small group on the rug

    Review Morning Work: Day 4

    CCSS skill: Centers will be on Multiplying fractions

    Homework: 11-7 odd

    FRIDAY-Quick Check Quiz 11-4 through 7

    Review Morning Work: Morning Work Assessment G1- Week 21

    Mad Minute G1

    Homework: NONE

    Science-

    Monday, Feb 17 


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Explore 3: Research
    Task in which students gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources.


    Tuesday, Feb 18


    E.5.8A Astronomy - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Wednesday, Feb 19


    E.5.8A Astronomy - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Friday, Feb 21


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Reading Science
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.


    E.5.8A Astronomy - Math Connections
    A practice that uses grade-level appropriate math activities to address the concep
    Science-

    Monday, Feb 3


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 3: Engineering Solution
    Third task in which students design, test, and build solutions to engineering problems based on given criteria and challenges


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Career Connections
    STEM careers come to life with these leveled career exploration videos and student guides designed to take the learning further.


    Tuesday, Feb 4


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 3: Engineering Solution
    Third task in which students design, test, and build solutions to engineering problems based on given criteria and challenges


    Wednesday, Feb 5


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 3: Engineering Solution
    Third task in which students design, test, and build solutions to engineering problems based on given criteria and challenges


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Math Connections
    A practice that uses grade-level appropriate math activities to address the concept.


    Friday, Feb 7


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Claim-Evidence-Reasoning
    An assessment in which students write a scientific explanation to show their understanding of the concept in a way that uses evidence.


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Multiple Choice Assessment
    A standards-based assessment designed to gauge students' understanding of the science concept using their selections of the best possible answers from a list of choices


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Open-Ended Response Assessment
    A short-answer and essay assessment to evaluate student mastery of the concept.

     

    Social Studies:

    We will work on Chapter 7 outlines in between math and science. :) 

    January 21-24

    Math-

    Tuesday- 5.NF.A.1 and 2

    Review Morning Work: Day 1 and 2

    CCSS skill: 10-2  Modeling Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers

    Homework: 10-2 practice

    Wednesday-5.NF.A.1 and 2

    Review Morning Work: Day 3 

    CCSS skill: 10-3 &10-4

    Homework: 10-3 practice even 10-4 even

    Mini Lesson: Volume {12-3}5.MD.3 through 5

    Thursday-

    Review Morning Work: Day 4

    CCSS skill: 10-6 Draw a Pic/ Write an equation

    Homework: 10-6 practice

    FRIDAY-Topic 10 test Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers G2

    Review Morning Work: Morning Work Assessment G1- Week 20

    Mad Minute G1

    Homework: NONE

    Science-


    Tuesday, Jan 21


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 2: Making a Model


    Wednesday, Jan 22


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 2: Making a Model


    Thursday, Jan 23


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 2: Making a Model


    Friday, Jan 24


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 2: Making a Model


    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Data Literacy

    Social Studies-
    Finish Chapter 6 (We have a few loose ends to wrap up) Study Guide Posted

    January 13-17, 2020

    Math-

    Monday- 5.NF.A.1 and 2

    Review Morning Work: Day 1 (please study over this its a spiral review and preps for future lessons) Week 19

    CCSS skill: 9-5 Practice Adding and Subtracting Fractions

    Weekly Vocabulary: prime number, composite number, benchmark fraction, prime factorization, factor tree, common denomiator, least common denominator

    Homework: 9-5 Practice side

    Mini Lesson: Volume {12-2}5.MD.3 through 5

    Tuesday- 5.NF.A.1 and 2

    Review Morning Work: Day 2

    CCSS skill: 9-6 Solving Word Problems with Fractions

    Homework: 9-6 practice

    Wednesday-5.NF.A.1 and 2

    Review Morning Work: Day 3 

    CCSS skill: 9-7 Draw a Picture Write an Equation with Fractions

    Homework: 9-7 practice

    Mini Lesson: Volume {12-3}5.MD.3 through 5

    Thursday-

    Review Morning Work: Day 4

    CCSS skill: Practice Test p. 224 in text

    Homework: Study for test (I will give them an assignment to help study and send it over remind once I see what they are struggling with.) By Thursday...

    FRIDAY-Topic 9 test Adding and Subtracting Fractions G2

    Review Morning Work: Morning Work Assessment G1- Week 19

    Mad Minute G1

    Homework: NONE

    Science-

    Monday, Jan 13
    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 1: Scientific Investigation
    First task in which students complete rigorous research. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.
    Tuesday, Jan 14
    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 1: Scientific Investigation
    First task in which students complete rigorous research. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.
    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - PhET: Simulation Practice
    Wednesday, Jan 15
    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 1: Scientific Investigation
    First task in which students complete rigorous research. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.
    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - PhET: Simulation Practice
    Thursday, Jan 16
    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Reading Science
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.
    Friday, Jan 17
    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 2: Making a Model

    Social Studies-

    MONDAY-  Create Social Studies Study Guide on Quizlett (CH 14)

    TUESDAY- Finish up Vocabulary G1s

    WEDNESDAY- none

    THURSDAY-none

    FRIDAY-Catch up on any missing work/ Study Quizlett


    January 6-10, 2020

    MATH: 

    TUESDAY- 5.NBT.A.4 ; 5.NBT.B.7

    Review Morning Work: Day 1 (please study over this its a spiral review and preps for future lessons) 

    CCSS skill: 9-1 Problem Solving: Writing to Explain

    Weekly Vocabulary: prime number, composite number, benchmark fraction, prime factorization, factor tree, common denomiator, least common denominator

    Homework: 9-1 Practice side

    Mini Lesson: Models and Volume {12-1} 5.MD.3 through 5

    WEDNESDAY- 5.NBT.A.4 ; 5.NBT.B.7

    Review Morning Work: Day 2

    CCSS skill: 9-2 Estimating Sums and Differences of Factions

    Homework: 9-2 practice

    THURSDAY-5.NBT.A.4 ; 5.NBT.B.7

    Review Morning Work: Day 3 and 4

    CCSS skill: 9-3 Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

    Homework: 9-3 practice

    Mini Lesson: Volume {12-2}5.MD.3 through 5

    FRIDAY-Centers (9-1 through 3 and 12-1 and 2)

    Review Morning Work: Morning Work Assessment G1

    CCSS skill:5.NBT.A.4 ; 5.NBT.B.7 ; 5.MD.3 through 5

    Homework: NONE

    SCIENCE:

    Tuesday, Jan 7

    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Engage Student Materials (Check Mark)

    Students will take notes on the Laws of Motion and put them in their science section. 

     

    Wednesday, Jan 8

    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Content Connections Video (G1)

    Inquiry videos that students will answer questions about as prompted. I added this to the Stemscopes dashboard also as a study material.

    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - STEMscopedia (They will receive a copy on this day)

    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news. This can be found in the science section of binder.

    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Picture Vocabulary

    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition. This will be in science section.

     

    Thursday, Jan 9

    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 1: Scientific Investigation

    First task in which students complete rigorous research. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.

    Friday, Jan 10

    P.5.6 Newton's Laws of Motion - Explore 1: Scientific Investigation (turn in for a G1)

    First task in which students complete rigorous research. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.

    Social Studies: Test will be Tuesday, January 21,2020

    TUESDAY-

    WEDNESDAY- Chapter 14 pg 87-88 worksheet/Chapter 14 Lesson 1 vocabulary

    THURSDAY- 

    FRIDAY- Chapter 14 pg 89-90 worksheet/Chapter 14 Lesson 2 vocabulary

     

     

    Week 17

    December 16-20. 2019

     

    12/16 Science Semester Exam (Science Fair Project)

     

    12/17 Social Studies Semester Exam (In class assignment that they will use their book on.)

     

    12/18 Math Semester Exam (We already took this... please see rubric below to see how we did grades. The kids did really well and this will HELP everyone.)

    Above Level-100

    Late 5-100

    Mid 5-90

    Early 5-80

    1 grade below-70

    2 grades below-60

    3 grades below-50

    IF STUDENTS SHOWED 100% GROWTH, I will average the above grade with a 100 to determine thier score.

    +5 to anyone that shows any growth at all. (added to above calculation)

    ALSO, if you are not happy with this score you may choose to take the comprehensive math test that I have for mid year. It will cover all topics tested so far. (1-7) I will send home IReady scores in Tuesday papers with a paper that will have you check the option you choose. :) 

     

    12/19 Holiday Parties at 1:30PM

     

    12/20 Early Release at 1:00PM

     

    Week 16

    December 9-13, 2019

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- I Ready MOY Assessment

    CCSS skill:

    Vocabulary:

    Homework: 

    Video:

    TUESDAY- 5.OA.B.3

    CCSS skill: 8-4 Addition and Subtraction Expressions (pattern relationships)

    Vocabulary:order of operations, pemdas

    Homework: 8-2 practice

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-SBkNU5YM part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TMSpWYItIY part 2

    WEDNESDAY- 5.OA.B.3

    CCSS skill: 8-5 Multiplication and Division Expressions 

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: 8-5 practice

    THURSDAY-Centers

    CCSS skill:

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: NONE

    FRIDAY- Centers

    Collect Week 18 G1 Mad Min G1

    CCSS skill: 8-6 Patterns: Extending Tables

    Vocabulary: corresponding sequence term

    Homework: none

    SCIENCE:
    Tuesday, Dec 10


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Wednesday, Dec 11


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Explore 2: Activity
    Second task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Friday, Dec 12


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Explore 2: Activity
    Second task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.

     

    Social Studies: (didnt get to this last week because they struggled with the math lesson)

    MONDAY-  

    TUESDAY- Chapter 6 Lesson 2 Vocabulary Notes/read lesson

    WEDNESDAY- Chapter 6 Lesson 3 Vocabulary Notes/read lesson

    THURSDAY-

    FRIDAY-Chapter 6 Lesson 1 outline G1

    Week 16

    December 2-6, 2019

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- 5.OA.2

    CCSS skill: 8-1 Variables and Expressions

    Vocabulary: algebraic expressions, numerical expressions, variable

    Homework: 8-1 practice

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAgfnK528RA

    TUESDAY- 5.OA.A.1

    CCSS skill: 8-2 Order of Operations

    Vocabulary:order of operations, pemdas

    Homework: 8-2 practice

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAgfnK528RA

    WEDNESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 8-3 Evaluating Expressions

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: 8-3 practice

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPGTMbZo9z0

    THURSDAY-  5.OA.B.3

    CCSS skill: 8-4 Addition and Subtraction Expressions (numerical patterns)

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: 8-4 practice

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-SBkNU5YM part 1

    FRIDAY- 5.OA.B.3

    Collect Week 17 G1 Mad Min G1

    CCSS skill: 8-4 Addition and Subtraction Expressions (numerical patterns) part 2

    Vocabulary: None

    Homework: none

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TMSpWYItIY part 2

    SCIENCE:

     Monday, Dec 2


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Content Connections Video
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Tuesday, Dec 3


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Wednesday, Dec 4


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Explore 2: Activity
    Second task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Friday, Dec 6


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Explore 2: Activity
    Second task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.

     

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY-  Chapter 6 Lesson 1 Vocabulary Notes/read lesson

    TUESDAY- Chapter 6 Lesson 2 Vocabulary Notes/read lesson

    WEDNESDAY- Chapter 6 Lesson 3 Vocabulary Notes/read lesson

    THURSDAY-

    FRIDAY-Chapter 6 Lesson 1 outline G1

    Week 15

    November 18-22, 2019

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 7-2 Estimating Decimal Quotients

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: NONE

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 7-3 Number Sense: Decimal Division

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: NONE

    WEDNESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: Review Standards Mastery

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: NONE

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  Review with centers

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: NONE

    FRIDAY-Collect Week 15 spiral and test G1 Math Test G2

    CCSS skill: None

    Vocabulary: None

    SCIENCE:

     

     

    Monday, Nov 18

    Science Test G2

    Tuesday, Nov 19


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Engage Teacher Instructions
    An instructor preparation guide for the Engage activity, including materials lists and activity facilitation points.


    Wednesday, Nov 20


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Content Connections Video
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.


    Friday, Nov 22


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - Reading Science
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.

     

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY-  Chapter 5 Lesson 3 Vocabulary Notes

    TUESDAY- Chapter 5 Review

    WEDNESDAY- Social Studies Test G2

    THURSDAY-

    FRIDAY-

     

    Week 14

    November 11-15, 2019

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 7-4 Dividing Decimals by a whole number 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 7-4

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lDSxm24rHM

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 7-5 Dividing whole numbers by a decimal

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 7-5

    WEDNESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 7-6 Dividing a Decimal by a decimal

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Workbook Practice 7-6

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  Review/ Quick Check on 7-4 through 7-6

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: 

    FRIDAY-9th Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 15 spiral and test G1 

    CCSS skill: None

    Vocabulary: None

    Classwork: Practice Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

     

    SCIENCE:

    Monday- Begin reviewing and making study guide for Mixtures

    Tuesday- Science Lab

    Wednesday- Make Quizlet and finish reviewing

    Thursday- None

    Friday- Reading Passage on Mixtures

     

     

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY- Begin Notes/define terms for Chapter 5 Lesson 1

    TUESDAY- Begin Notes/define terms for Chapter 5 Lesson 2

    WEDNESDAY- Begin Notes/define terms for Chapter 5 Lesson 3

    THURSDAY- Outline for lesson 1

    FRIDAY- Outline for lesson 2

    Week 13

    November 4-8, 2019

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: Problem Solving: Multi-Step Problems

    Homework: 6-7

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: Review/Finish Center Rotations

    Homework: Study 

    WEDNESDAY- Math Topic 6 Test G2

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.7 

    Homework: none

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill: Dividing Decimals by 10,100,1000

    Homework: 7-1

    FRIDAY-

    CCSS skill: Estimating Decimal Quotients

    Vocabulary: none

    Classwork: 7-2

    SCIENCE:

     Tuesday, Nov 5


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Explore 3: Engineering Solution
    Third task in which students design, test, and build solutions to engineering problems based on given criteria and challenges


    Wednesday, Nov 6


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Explore 3: Engineering Solution
    Third task in which students design, test, and build solutions to engineering problems based on given criteria and challenges


    Thursday, Nov 7


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Independent Practice
    A fill in the blank sheet that helps students master the vocabulary of this scope.


    Friday, Nov 8- Science Test G2


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Multiple Choice Assessment
    A standards-based assessment designed to gauge students' understanding of the science concept using their selections of the best possible answers from a list of choices


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Open-Ended Response Assessment
    A short-answer and essay assessment to evaluate student mastery of the concept.


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Claim-Evidence-Reasoning
    An assessment in which students write a scientific explanation to show their understanding of the concept in a way that uses evidence.

     

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY- Read Lesson 3 and do outline G1

    TUESDAY-Read Lesson 4 and do outline G1

    WEDNESDAY- Review

    THURSDAY- NONE

    FRIDAY- Test G2

    Week 12

    October 21-25

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: Multiplying Decimals by 10, 100, 1000

    Vocabulary: 

    Homework: Workbook practice 6-1

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: Estimating the product of a decimal and a whole numer

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 6-2

    WEDNESDAY- Quick Check 6-1 6-2 G1

    CCSS skill: Number Sense: Decimal Multiplication

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Workbook Practice 6-3

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  6-4 Models for Multiplying Decimals

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Practice 6-4

    FRIDAY-9th Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 9 spiral and test G1

    CCSS skill: Math Centers

    Vocabulary: None

    SCIENCE:

    Monday: We got behind so we are just beginning this.
    P.5.5B Mixtures - Engage Teacher Instructions
    An instructor preparation guide for the Engage activity, including materials lists and activity facilitation points.

    Tuesday:

    P.5.5B Mixtures - Content Connections Video
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.

    Wednesday/ Friday:

    P.5.5B Mixtures - Explore 1: Activity
    First task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY- Read Lesson 2 and do outline G1

    TUESDAY-Read Lesson 3 and do outline G1

    WEDNESDAY- Chapter 3 Review

    THURSDAY- Foldable Revew Study Guide

    FRIDAY- Social Studies Test

    Week 11

    October 14-18

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- Fall Break

    CCSS skill: 

    Vocabulary: 

    Homework: 

    Video:

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 5-5 1 digit quotients

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 5-5

    WEDNESDAY- Quick Check 5-1-5-4 G1

    CCSS skill:  5-6 2-digit quotients 

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Workbook Practice 5-6

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  5-7 Dividing Greater Numbers

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Practice 5-7

    FRIDAY-9th Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 9 spiral and test G1, NO G2 Test. 

    CCSS skill: 5-8 Missing Information in Division Problems

    Vocabulary: None

    Classwork: 5-8 Practice

     

    SCIENCE:

    Monday- Fall Break 

    Tuesday- Science Test

    Tuesday, Oct 15


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Independent Practice (After test-puzzle)
    A fill in the blank sheet that helps students master the vocabulary of this scope.


    Wednesday, Oct 16


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Engage Teacher Instructions
    An instructor preparation guide for the Engage activity, including materials lists and activity facilitation points.


    Thursday, Oct 17


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Engage Teacher Instructions
    An instructor preparation guide for the Engage activity, including materials lists and activity facilitation points.


    Friday, Oct 18


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Content Connections Video
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.

     

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY- Fall Break

    TUESDAY-Foldable Study Guide "The Age of Exploration" and watch- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzxT57DHMXU 

    WEDNESDAY- Read Lesson 1 and do outline G1

    THURSDAY- 

    FRIDAY-Read Lesson 2 and do outline G1

    Week 10

    October 7-11

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 5-1 Using Patterns to Divide (2 digit divisors)

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 5-1

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF7XP1qpjeM

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 5-2 Estimating Quotients with 2-digit divisors

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 5-2

    WEDNESDAY- Quick Check 5-1-5-2 G1

    CCSS skill:  5-3 Connecting Models and Symbols

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Workbook Practice 5-3

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF7XP1qpjeM

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  RETEACH/CENTERS (Teacher Led- Box Method with Division)

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach 5-1 through 3

    FRIDAY-9th Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 9 spiral and test G1, 

    CCSS skill: 5-4 Dividing by Multiples of 10

    Vocabulary: None

    Classwork: 5-4 Practice

     

    SCIENCE:

     

     

    Monday, Oct 7


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 2: Scientific Investigation
    Second task in which students investigate a Question of Inquiry using the scientific method. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Tuesday, Oct 8


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 3: Engineering Solution
    Third task in which students design, test, and build solutions to engineering problems based on given criteria and challenges


    Wednesday, Oct 9


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 3: Engineering Solution
    Third task in which students design, test, and build solutions to engineering problems based on given criteria and challenges


    Thursday, Oct 10


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 3: Engineering Solution
    Third task in which students design, test, and build solutions to engineering problems based on given criteria and challenges


    Friday, Oct 11


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Multiple Choice Assessment
    A standards-based assessment designed to gauge students' understanding of the science concept using their selections of the best possible answers from a list of choices


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Open-Ended Response Assessment
    A short-answer and essay assessment to evaluate student mastery of the concept.


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Claim-Evidence-Reasoning
    An assessment in which students write a scientific explanation to show their understanding of the concept in a way that uses evidence.

    Social Studies: Chapter 2 Quizlet will be ready Tuesday.

    MONDAY- Chapter 2 Review

    TUESDAY- Foldable 

    WEDNESDAY- Social Studies Test (G2)

    THURSDAY- none

    FRIDAY- none

    Week 9

    September 30- October 4

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 4-4 Dividing by 1-Digit Divisors

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 4-4

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14W-kJlSRgI

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 4-5 Zeros in the Quotient

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 4-5

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMg5KpcXEGE

    WEDNESDAY- Quick Check 4-4 & 4-5 G1

    CCSS skill:  4-6 More dividing by 1-digit divisors

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Workbook Practice 4-6

    THURSDAY- See above

    CCSS skill:  RETEACH/CENTERS (Teacher Led- Problem Solving Draw a picture write an equation)

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Practice 4-7

    FRIDAY-8th Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 8 spiral and test G1, Topic 4 Math Test G2

    CCSS skill: Continue Centers

    Vocabulary: None

    Classwork: none

     

    SCIENCE:

    Monday, Sep 30


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 1: Activity
    First task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Tuesday, Oct 1


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 1: Activity
    First task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Wednesday, Oct 2


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 2: Scientific Investigation
    Second task in which students investigate a Question of Inquiry using the scientific method. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Thursday, Oct 3


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 2: Scientific Investigation
    Second task in which students investigate a Question of Inquiry using the scientific method. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Friday, Oct 4


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 2: Scientific Investigation
    Second task in which students investigate a Question of Inquiry using the scientific method. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.

     

    Social Studies: Chapter 2 Quizlet will be ready Tuesday.

    MONDAY- Begin Chapter 2, read lesson 1 and start outline. G1

    TUESDAY- Read lesson 2 and start outline. G1

    WEDNESDAY- TBA

    THURSDAY- none

    FRIDAY- TBA

    Week 8

    September 23-27, 2019

    MATH: 

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 4-1 Dividing Multiples of 10 and 100

    Vocabulary: Dividend Divisor Quotient

    Homework: Workbook Practice 4-1

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LxM0pIPzzw

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 4-2 Estimating Quotients

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 4-2

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LxM0pIPzzw

    WEDNESDAY- Quick Check 4-1&4-2 G1

    CCSS skill:  4-3 Problem Solving: Is it Reasonable

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Workbook Practice 4-3

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  RETEACH/CENTERS

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach 4-1&4-2

    FRIDAY-7th Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 7 spiral and test G1

    CCSS skill: 4-4 Dividing by 1 digit divisors

    Vocabulary: None

    Classwork: WB 4-4

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwkcVrgkxbA

     

    SCIENCE:

     

     

    Lesson plans scheduled between Sep 22 and Sep 28.


    Monday, Sep 23


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Engage Teacher Instructions
    An instructor preparation guide for the Engage activity, including materials lists and activity facilitation points.


    Tuesday, Sep 24


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Engage Teacher Instructions
    An instructor preparation guide for the Engage activity, including materials lists and activity facilitation points.


    Wednesday, Sep 25


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 1: Activity
    First task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Friday, Sep 27


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 2: Scientific Investigation
    Second task in which students investigate a Question of Inquiry using the scientific method. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Saturday, Sep 28


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Explore 2: Scientific Investigation
    Second task in which students investigate a Question of Inquiry using the scientific method. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.

     

    Social Studies: Chapter 2 Quizlet will be ready Tuesday.

    MONDAY- Vocabulary Ch2 Lesson 1-2

    TUESDAY- Vocabulary Ch2 Lesson 3-4

    WEDNESDAY- Begin Chapter 2, read lesson 1 and start outline. G1

    THURSDAY- none

    FRIDAY- Read lesson 2 and start outline. G1

    Week 7

    September 16-20, 2019

    MATH: (Please have students studying multiplication facts)

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 3-5 Multiplying Greater Numbers

    Vocabulary: None

    Homework: Workbook Practice 3-5

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJVfYe-dU_Q

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  3-6 Problem Solving: Draw a Picture and Write an Equation

    Vocabulary: 

    Homework: Workbook Practice 3-6

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBfvwXRhf1w

    WEDNESDAY- Quick Check 3-1 & 3-6 G1

    CCSS skill:  Multiplying Whole Numbers Centers/ Reteach

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Practice test p.76 7-16 (skip 11)

    Video:

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  RETEACH/CENTERS

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach 3-5&3-6

    FRIDAY-5th Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 6 spiral and test G1, Topic 3 Test G2

    CCSS skill: 

    Vocabulary: None

    Classwork: 

    Video:

     

    SCIENCE:

    Monday, Sep 16


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 3: Activity
    Third task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Tuesday, Sep 17


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Reading Science
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.


    Wednesday, Sep 18 (Science Test)


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Multiple Choice Assessment
    A standards-based assessment designed to gauge students' understanding of the science concept using their selections of the best possible answers from a list of choices


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Open-Ended Response Assessment
    A short-answer and essay assessment to evaluate student mastery of the concept.


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Claim-Evidence-Reasoning
    An assessment in which students write a scientific explanation to show their understanding of the concept in a way that uses evidence.

     

    Social Studies: Quizlet will be used as the study guide. I will seed out the link on Remind and we will also create an account in class where the study guide will be added to their class. Look for these logins to come home on their password sheets which are located in the front of their binders.

    MONDAY- Reread/ Finish up all work.

    TUESDAY- (Test Day)

    WEDNESDAY- Begin Chapter 2, read lesson 1 and start outline.

    THURSDAY- none

    FRIDAY- none

    Week 6

    September 9-13, 2019

    MATH:

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: 3-1 Multiplication Properties

    Vocabulary: Commutative Property

    Homework: Workbook Practice 3-1

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG9E2pev3bQ

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  3-2 Multiplying by Powers of 10

    Vocabulary: base, exponent, exponential notation, factors, multiple, power, product

    Homework: Workbook Practice 3-2

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euioe3LdLzI

    WEDNESDAY- Quick Check 3-1 & 3-2 G1

    CCSS skill:  3-3 Multiplying 2 Digit Numbers by Multiples of 10

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Practice WORKBOOK PG 3-3

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl_hO6EvPQI

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  RETEACH/CENTERS

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach 3-2&3-3

    FRIDAY-4th Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 5 spiral and test G1

    CCSS skill: 3-4 Multiplying 2 Digit by 2 Digit Numbers

    Vocabulary: None

    Classwork: Workbook Practice 3-4 

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QZnVBlMhNs (box method)- some kids really like this way so here it is.

    SCIENCE:

    Monday, Sep 9


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 2: Making a Model G1


    Tuesday, Sep 10


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 2: Making a Model


    Wednesday, Sep 11


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 3: Activity
    Third task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Thursday, Sep 12


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 3: Activity
    Third task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Friday, Sep 13


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 3: Activity
    Third task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Content Connections Video G1
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.

     

    Social Studies: Quizlet will be used as the study guide. I will seed out the link on Remind and we will also create an account in class where the study guide will be added to their class. Look for these logins to come home on their password sheets which are located in the front of their binders.

    MONDAY- Read Chapter 1/ Define Lesson 1 and 2 vocabulary.

    TUESDAY- Finish up vocabulary

    WEDNESDAY- workbook page 17-18 G1

    THURSDAY-  Review. 

    FRIDAY- workbook page 19-20 G1

    Week 5

    September 3-6, 2019

    MATH:  We ended up skipping this so we returned to it. Kids needed to know adding decimals before models after all.

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill: Modeling Addition and Subtraction of Decimals 5.NBT.B.7

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Workbook Practice 2-4

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTkHCVBswGE

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  2-6 Subtracting Decimals (review)

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Workbook Practice 2-6

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwh4SD1ToFc

    WEDNESDAY- Quick Check 2-3 through 2-6 G1

    CCSS skill:  Problem Solving: Multiple-Step Problems

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Practice WORKBOOK PG 2-7

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  RETEACH/CENTERS

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach 2-5/2-6

    FRIDAY-3rd Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 4 spiral and test G1, Topic 2 Test G2

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.B.4 and 5.NBT.B.7

    Vocabulary: Reveiw all from Topic 2 (refer to list)

    Classwork: Workbook Practice 2-4

    SCIENCE:

    Tuesday, Sep 3


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 1: Activity
    First task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    L.5.3B Food Webs - STEMscopedia G1
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Wednesday, Sep 4


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 1: Activity
    First task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Linking Literacy G1
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Thursday, Sep 5


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Friday, Sep 6


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Content Connections Video
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.

     

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY- 

    TUESDAY- Finish up Intro packet G1 (Per Page)

    WEDNESDAY- Make Social Studies Study Guide.

    THURSDAY-  Review. 

    FRIDAY- Social Studies Test G2

    WEEK 4:

    AUGUST 26-30, 2019

    MATH: Starting Monday we will do Formative Loop DAILY as  an intervention on basic math skill for ALL studnets! 

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  Mental Math 5.NBT.B.7

    Vocabulary: Commutative Property, Associative Property, compatible numbers, compensation

    Homework: Reteach and Practice WORKBOOK 2-1

    Video: Compensation- (Fast Forward to 1:42)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAq3LDkjaFs

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  Rounding Decimals- 5.NBT.A.4

    Vocabulary: rounding

    Homework: Practice WORKBOOK PG 2-2 even

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_kt0ecu_jk

    Quick Check 2-1&2-2 G1

    WEDNESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  Estimating Sums and Differences 5.NBT.B.7

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Practice WORKBOOK PG 2-3

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hv106IZ1fM

    Video:

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  RETEACH/CENTERS

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach 2-2 and 2-3

    FRIDAY-3rd Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 3 spiral and test G1, 

    CCSS skill: Modeling Addition and Subtraction of Decimals 5.NBT.B.7

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Classwork: Workbook Practice 2-4

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raOP-2iy0pA

    SCIENCE:

    Monday, Aug 26

    SCIENCE TEST ON PHOTOSYNTHESIS G2
    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Multiple Choice Assessment
    A standards-based assessment designed to gauge students' understanding of the science concept using their selections of the best possible answers from a list of choices


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Open-Ended Response Assessment
    A short-answer and essay assessment to evaluate student mastery of the concept.


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Claim-Evidence-Reasoning
    An assessment in which students write a scientific explanation to show their understanding of the concept in a way that uses evidence.


    Tuesday, Aug 27


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Engage Teacher Instructions
    An instructor preparation guide for the Engage activity, including materials lists and activity facilitation points.


    Wednesday, Aug 28


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 1: Activity
    First task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Thursday, Aug 29


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Explore 1: Activity
    First task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Friday, Aug 30


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Content Connections Video G1
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY- Introduction to Our Nation Lesson 3 "The American People"/ WB pg. 10-11

    TUESDAY- Introduction to Our Nation Lesson 4 "Our Nations Economy"/WB pg. 13-14 Maybe- Introduction Vocabulary Review G1

    WEDNESDAY- HOPEFULLY we will begin Chapter 1 on this day. (The First Americans)/ WB 17-18 G1

    THURSDAY- None

    FRIDAY- Finish up.

    WEEK 3:

    AUGUST 19-23, 2019

    MATH:

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  Comparing Decimals 5.NBT.A.3b

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach and Practice WORKBOOK PG 1-5 odd

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhLZcvfdgqs

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  PROBLEM SOLVING: LOOK FOR A PATTERN 5.NBT.A.3a

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach and Practice WORKBOOK PG 1-5 even

    WEDNESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  PLACE VALUE PRACTICE TEST/REVIEW

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: None

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  RETEACH/CENTERS

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: 

    FRIDAY- First Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 1 spiral and test G1, Topic 1 Test G2

    CCSS skill: PLACE VALUE

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: NONE

    SCIENCE: Science Homework Wednesday (Reading Science)

    Monday, Aug 19


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Linking Literacy G1
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Tuesday, Aug 20


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Wednesday, Aug 21


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Reading Science G1
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.


    Friday, Aug 23


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Math Connections G1
    A practice that uses grade-level appropriate math activities to address the concept.

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY- Introduction to Our Nation Lesson 1 "America's Land" / WB pg. 6-7

    TUESDAY- Introduction to Our Nation Lesson 2 "Environment"/ WB pg. 8-9

    WEDNESDAY- Introduction to Our Nation Lesson 3 "The American People"/ WB pg. 10-11

    THURSDAY- Introduction to Our Nation Lesson 4 "Our Nations Economy"/WB pg. 13-14

    FRIDAY- Introduction Vocabulary Review G1



     

    WEEK 2:

    AUGUST 12-16, 2019

    Note: If student does not finish thier work for social studies in class, they will be expected to finish at home. We have plenty of alloted time. If this is true for your child they are not working during class time like they should be.

    MATH:

    MONDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  PLACE VALUE RELATIONSHIPS 5.NBT.A.1

    Vocabulary: DIGITS, VALUE

    Homework: Reteach and Practice WORKBOOK PG 1-2

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Qf0qSSJFI

    TUESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  TENTHS AND HUNDREDTHS 5.NBT.A.3a/5.NBT.A.1

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach and Practice WORKBOOK PG 1-3

    WEDNESDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  THOUSANDTHS 5.NBT.A.3a/5.NBT.A.1

    Vocabulary: NONE

    Homework: Reteach and Practice WORKBOOK PG 1-4

    THURSDAY- 

    CCSS skill:  DECIMAL PLACE VALUE 5.NBT.A.3a

    Vocabulary: STANDARD FORM, EXPANDED FORM, WORD FORM, EQUIVALENT DECIMALS

    Homework: Reteach and Practice WORKBOOK PG 1-4 Reteach

    Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG6ILNOiMgM

    FRIDAY- First Mad Minute G1, Collect Week 1 spiral and test G1, 1-4 Topic Quiz G1

    CCSS skill:  CENTERS 1-1 THROUGH 1-4

    Vocabulary: MAKE NOTE CARDS

    Homework: NONE

    SCIENCE:

    Monday, Aug 12


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Explore 1: Research
    Task in which students gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources.


    Tuesday, Aug 13


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Explore 1: Research- CONTINUED
    Task in which students gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources.


    Wednesday, Aug 14


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Explore 2: Activity
    Second task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Thursday, Aug 15


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Explore 2: Activity- CONTINUED
    Second task in which students complete a rigorous, hands-on activity. Teachers will highlight how students interact with everyday phenomena that relate the investigative or anchoring phenomena to personally experienced situations.


    Friday, Aug 16


    L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Content Connections Video G1
    Inquiry videos that engage students and provide meaning.

     L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Independent Practice G1
    A fill in the blank sheet that helps students master the vocabulary of this scope.

    Social Studies: (Lesson WB pages will be a G1 collectively)

    MONDAY- Introduction p.1

    TUESDAY- Introduction p.2

    WEDNESDAY- Introduction p.3

    THURSDAY- Introduction p.4

    FRIDAY- Introduction Vocabulary Review G1, Turn in 1-4 G1

    WEEK 1:

    AUGUST 5-9, 2019

    MATH:

    MONDAY- FACULTY ONLY

    TUESDAY- MEET AND GREET

    WEDNESDAY- FACULTY ONLY

    THURSDAY- TOPIC 1 PRETEST/ TURN IN MATH PACKETS

    FRIDAY- GO OVER MATH PACKETS

    SCIENCE:

    MONDAY- FACULTY ONLY

    TUESDAY- MEET AND GREET

    WEDNESDAY- FACULTY ONLY

    THURSDAY- 

    FRIDAY- L.5.3A Introduction to Photosynthesis - Engage Teacher Instructions 
    An instructor preparation guide for the Engage activity, including materials lists and activity facilitation points.

    Social Studies:

    MONDAY- FACULTY ONLY

    TUESDAY- MEET AND GREET

    WEDNESDAY- FACULTY ONLY

    THURSDAY- REVIEW GEOGRAPHY SKILLS

    FRIDAY- REVIEW GEOGRAPHY SKILLS