Bray's Class Assignments

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    springWelcome to week 37 - week May 16 - 20, 2022

    ****Your child needs a self-addressed stamped envelope and three addresses of people who will know where you move if you move between now and his/her senior year.  We are writing letters to our future selves which I will mail the year they graduate. Additionally, your child needs a 3-pronged folder for his/her poetry folder.  We have 2 weeks of school left.  We are working! Please also make sure your child has pencils and paper.  I buy them and pass them out daily. 

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

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

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

    Reading - We will be reading our last novel, "A Fish in a Tree".  This is a wonderful novel about everyone's unique talents and how we all don't just "fit in" where others think we are supposed to.  The title comes from the idea of watching a fish and thinking it's wonderful that it can swim and breathe underwater; however, if you put that same fish in a tree, it can't survive.  We will read chapters 42 - the end of the book.  Our quiz on these chapters will be on Tuesday, May 18th. 

    On Wednesday, we will start a new story in our reading books, "Old Yeller".  We will continue this through the following week.

    We will be working on poetry and figurative language as well as discussing previously taught skills. 

    Literature projects - We will work on presenting these this week for a major grade.

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, May 10th.  This week, he/she will have "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, May 17th, and will take their last vocabulary workshop test for this year on Friday, May 20th, for a major grade.

    English -  We will finish chapter 16.  We are learning about predicate adjectives and indefinite pronouns. We will have a quiz on Monday, May 16th.  We will have a test on this chapter on Tuesday, May 17th for a major grade.  The last test will be given on Thursday, May 19th. 

    We will also be learning about different kinds of poetry and are working on creating a poetry book.  This will be due the last week of school.  

    Spelling - We are finished with spelling!!

    Have a wonderful week!!

    springWelcome to week 36 - May 9 - 13, 2022

    This week, May 11th, we will have our State Science Test.

    The Patriot Palooza is FRIDAY!!

    Your child needs a self-addressed stamped envelope and three addresses of people who will know where you move if you move between now and his/her senior year.  We are writing letters to our future selves which I will mail the year they graduate. Additionally, your child needs a 3-pronged folder for his/her poetry folder.  We have 3 weeks of school left.  We are working! Please also make sure your child has pencils and paper.  I buy them and pass them out daily. 

    Literature Circle projects are due Friday, May 13th.  Your child has had since March to work on this.

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

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

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

    Reading - We will be reading our last novel, "A Fish in a Tree".  This is a wonderful novel about everyone's unique talents and how we all don't just "fit in" where others think we are supposed to.  The title comes from the idea of watching a fish and thinking it's wonderful that it can swim and breathe underwater; however, if you put that same fish in a tree, it can't survive.  We will read chapters 42 - the end of the book.  Our quiz on these chapters will be on THURSDAY, May 12th.  We will be working on poetry and figurative language as well as discussing previously taught skills. 

    Literature circles - We received our literature circle books on Thursday, March 24th.  We met for the last time on Thursday, May 5th.  Your child should have completed his/her book and should be able to take an AR test on this book.  Projects are due Friday, May 13th.  Projects will be presented beginning Friday and continuing throughout the following week.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY READ.  LISTENING TO A BOOK ON TAPE IS NOT THE SAME THING AND DOESN'T PROMOTE READING FLUENCY. 

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, May 10th.  We will review these words, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day. On Thursday, May 12th, your child will complete "synonyms/antonyms" for a grade.  The following week, he/she will have "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, May 17th, and will take their last vocabulary workshop test for this year on Friday, May 20th, for a major grade.

    English -  We will finish chapter 16.  We are learning about predicate adjectives and indefinite pronouns. We will have a quiz on Thursday, May 12th.  The test on this chapter will be the following week.  We will also be learning about different kinds of poetry and are working on creating a poetry book.  This will be due the last week of school.  

    Spelling - Our LAST spelling words this week are: ballet, echo, bouquet, cassette, coupon, safari, portrait, barrette, depot, courtesy, petite, denim, brunette, buffet, garage, khaki, crochet, chorus, essay, alphabet, encore, collage, matinee, premiere, and embarrass.  Our assignments will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - no homework, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, and Thursday - spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    springWelcome to week 35 - May 2 - 6, 2022

    This week, May 4th, we will have our Math State Test.  Due to this, some of the normal dates/activities have changed, so please read below.

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

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

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

    Reading - We will be reading our last novel, "A Fish in a Tree".  This is a wonderful novel about everyone's unique talents and how we all don't just "fit in" where others think we are supposed to.  The title comes from the idea of watching a fish and thinking it's wonderful that it can swim and breathe underwater; however, if you put that same fish in a tree, it can't survive.  We will read chapters 33- 41.  Our quiz on these chapters will be on Friday, May 6.  We will be working on poetry and figurative language as well as discussing previously taught skills. 

    Literature circles - We received our literature circle books on Thursday, March 24th.  We will meet every week on Wednesday.  (This week, due to state testing, we will meet literature circles on Thursday, May 5th.) Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY READ.  LISTENING TO A BOOK ON TAPE IS NOT THE SAME THING AND DOESN'T PROMOTE READING FLUENCY. 

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, April 19th. We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Tuesday, May 3rd, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, May 6th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will begin working on chapter 16.  We will learn about predicate adjectives.  We will continue to work on our final paper citing evidence from a text.   This final paper will be due on Friday, May 6th for a major grade.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: inspect, export, erupt, predict, respect, bankrupt, dictate, porter, report, spectacle, deport, interrupt, dictator, import, disrupt, portable, transport, spectator, verdict, dictionary, spectacular, contradict, corrupt, retrospect, and rupture. Our assignments will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - no homework, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, and Thursday - spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Welcome to week 34 - April 25 - 29, 2022

    ***This is the beginning of STATE TESTS for fifth grade -  April 26th and April 28th are the ELA state tests.  All children need to show what they know!! We will NOT have homework this week.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep away from electronic devices.

    **We will be working on a poetry unit and writing a letter to our future selves.  Please send a three-pronged folder to school and a stamped envelope.

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

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

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

    Reading - We will be reading our last novel, "A Fish in a Tree".  This is a wonderful novel about everyone's unique talents and how we all don't just "fit in" where others think we are supposed to.  The title comes from the idea of watching a fish and thinking it's wonderful that it can swim and breathe underwater; however, if you put that same fish in a tree, it can't survive.  We will read chapters 25 - 32.  Our focus will be on structure and how sentences, paragraphs, and stanzas in poetry contribute to the meaning of the entire piece. We will have a quiz on Friday, April 29th.  

    Literature circles - We received our literature circle books on Thursday, March 24th.  We will meet every Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY READ.  LISTENING TO A BOOK ON TAPE IS NOT THE SAME THING AND DOESN'T PROMOTE READING FLUENCY. 

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, April 19th. This unit will last three weeks instead of two because of state testing. We will read the story and go over the vocabulary including synonyms and antonyms each day. We will review the following week and complete a few assignments in class using these words.  On Thursday, May 3rd, the students will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, May 6th, your child will complete the unit 16 test on these words.  Please make sure your child studies. 

    English -  This week we will review figurative language and begin working on our poetry unit.  We will begin chapter 16 in our Shurley books on Friday.  This chapter will focus on predicate adjectives.  

    Spelling - We will NOT have spelling this week due to state tests. 

    Have a wonderful week!!

    EasterWelcome to week 33 - April 18 - 22, 2022

    I hope you all had a restful Easter break.  This was our last break until we are OUT of school.  So - please get those kiddos to bed at a good time, make sure everyone is reading and completing homework and let's end with a BANG!  Next week - April 26th and April 28th are the ELA state tests.  All children need to show what they know!!

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

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

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

    Reading - We will be reading our last novel, "A Fish in a Tree".  This is a wonderful novel about everyone's unique talents and how we all don't just "fit in" where others think we are supposed to.  The title comes from the idea of watching a fish and thinking it's wonderful that it can swim and breathe underwater; however, if you put that same fish in a tree, it can't survive.  We will read chapters 16 - 24.  Our quiz on these chapters will be on Friday, April 22.  Our focus skill will be point of view, and we will begin reviewing text structure and how sentences, paragraphs, and stanzas in poetry contribute to the meaning of the entire piece.

    Literature circles - We received our literature circle books on Thursday, March 24th.  We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY READ.  LISTENING TO A BOOK ON TAPE IS NOT THE SAME THING AND DOESN'T PROMOTE READING FLUENCY. 

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, April 19th. This unit will last three weeks instead of two because of state testing. We will read the story and go over the vocabulary including synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, April 21st, we will synonyms and antonyms.  We will review the following week and complete a few assignments in class using these words.  On Thursday, April 28th, the students will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Thursday, April 29th, your child will complete the unit 16 test on these words.  Please make sure your child studies. 

    English -  We will complete chapter 15 on Tuesday.  Beginning Wednesday, we will be working on our writing piece.  We will work on our rough draft, revising, and editing our paper.  The final paper will be due the following week.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: telephone, autograph, microscope, photograph, televise, biology, microphone, paragraph, symphony, telegraph, megaphone, microwave, photocopy, biography, saxophone, telescope, calligraphy, xylophone, homophone, homograph, telecommute, bibliography, phonetic, microbe, and autobiography. Our assignments will be Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - 10 spelling sentences (The first sentence should be compound and the second sentence should be complex; additionally, all sentences must contain at least 7 words). 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 wonderful week!!

    EasterWelcome to week 32 - April 11 - 15, 2022

    Welcome to the last 9 weeks of school!  Please help me remind the kiddos that we DO still have nine weeks left.  We all need to finish with a BANG!

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

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

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

    Reading - We will be reading our last novel, "A Fish in a Tree".  This is a wonderful novel about everyone's unique talents and how we all don't just "fit in" where others think we are supposed to.  The title comes from the idea of watching a fish and thinking it's wonderful that it can swim and breathe underwater; however, if you put that same fish in a tree, it can't survive.  We will read chapters 9-16 this week.  Our quiz on these chapters will be on Thursday, April 14th, due to the short week.  Our focus skill will be point of view.

    Literature circles - We received our literature circle books on Thursday, March 24th.  We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY READ.  LISTENING TO A BOOK ON TAPE IS NOT THE SAME THING AND DOESN'T PROMOTE READING FLUENCY. 

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, April 5th. We will read the story and go over the vocabulary including synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Tuesday, April 12th, your child will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Thursday, April 14th, your child will have a test on these words.  Please make sure your child studies. 

    English -  We will continue chapter 15 and learn about predicate nouns and pattern 4 sentences.  We will have a quiz on chapter 15 on Tuesday, April 12th, and a test on this chapter, Wednesday, April 13th.  We will also continue working on writing.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: vacant, insistent, reversible, honorable, contestant, patriotism, observant, urgent, pessimist, comfortable, absorbent, optimism, finalist, terrible, frequent, laughable, radiant, collectible, novelist, journalism, evident, triumphant, occupant, digestible, and curable. Our assignments will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (The first sentence should be compound and the second sentence should be complex; additionally, all sentences must contain at least 7 words). On Thursday, 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!!

    Don't forget to READ!!!

     

    cloverWelcome to week 29 - March 21 - 25, 2022 (If this isn't the weekend of March 19-20, please close this site down.  Everyone needs some rest!!)

    Welcome to the last 9 weeks of school!  I hope you all had a restful, wonderful SPRING BREAK!!  Please help me remind the kiddos that we DO still have nine weeks left.  We all need to finish with a BANG!

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - We will be back in our reading books this week.  We will read Lunch Money.  It is a fun, short story and should be an easy way to get back into school.  Our focus skill will be author's purpose.  We will review other skills. 

    Literature circles - We voted on literature circle books before spring break.  We will meet this Wednesday, get our new literature circle books and our assignments for the following week.  We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week.

    Vocabulary workshop -  We will get a new story and new vocabulary words on Tuesday, March 22nd.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, March 24th, we will have "synonyms/antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week on Tuesday, March 29th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, April 1st, we will have the unit 14 test for a major grade.  Please make sure your child studies. 

    English -  We are working on our research paper. The children turned in their revised research papers on Friday before spring break.   I will work with them on editing this paper this week.   We will continue chapter 14. We will learn about indirect objects and pattern 3 sentences.   We will continue to review previously taught skills. 

    We are getting letters in the mail.  Please ask whoever your child wrote his letter to, to write back to us.  The children love getting these letters and reading them in class.  We learn so much from these letters. 

    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 assignments this week are - 3x each on Monday, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling sentences (#1 compound, #2 complex - each sentence should be at LEAST 7 words long). On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Don't forget to READ!!!

    cloverWelcome to week 28 - March 11 - 15, 2022

    Welcome to the last 9 weeks of school!  This has been such a wonderful week, and the weather has been perfect.  I think we have some spring fever.  Please help me remind the kiddos that we DO still have nine weeks left.  We all need to finish with a BANG!

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - We are continuing Number the Stars by Lois Lowery.  This week we will read chapters 16 - end. This novel takes place at the beginning of WWII and is the story of two friends - one Christian and one Jewish.  When Jews begin getting rounded up by the Nazis, the friends have to face some hard decisions. This novel can always be brought home and reread.  It is a really good novel that I think my students will enjoy.  We will work on cause/effect and problem/solution.  We will also review figurative language which is found throughout this novel. We will have a quiz on this book on Friday, March 11th.  Your child can also take an AR test on this book this week.  

    Literature circles - We will vote on literature circle books before spring break and get the books after spring break.   We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week.

    Vocabulary workshop -  We will continue to review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day of the week. This week, on Tuesday, March 8th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade, and we will have our Unit 13 test on Friday, March 11th for a major grade.  

    English - This week we will continue chapter 13.  We are working on our research paper.  I plan on "TAG"ing the paper on Friday, March 5th.  The children will work on revising the paper.  On Thursday, students will turn in revised papers.  I will work with them on editing this paper when we return from spring break.  We will start chapter 14 on Wednesday.  We will learn about indirect objects and pattern 3 sentences.   We will continue to review previously taught skills. 

    On Wednesday we mailed our letters to our family and friends.  Please ask whomever your child wrote to write back to us.  The students love getting the mail and reading their letters in class. 

    Spelling -  Our spelling words 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 are - 3x each on Monday, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling sentences (#1 compound, #2 complex - each sentence should be at LEAST 7 words long). On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend and a WONDERFUL, restful spring break!!!

    Don't forget to READ!!!

     

    cloverWelcome to week 27 - February 28 - March 4, 2022

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - We are continuing Number the Stars by Lois Lowery.  This week we will read chapters 13 - 15. This novel takes place at the beginning of WWII and is the story of two friends - one Christian and one Jewish.  When Jews begin getting rounded up by the Nazis, the friends have to face some hard decisions. This novel can always be brought home and reread.  It is a really good novel that I think my students will enjoy.  We will work on cause/effect and problem/solution.  We will also review figurative language which is found throughout this novel. We will have a quiz on chapters 13 - 15 on Friday, March 4th. 

    Literature Circle Project  - This project was due on Friday, February 25th for a major grade.  We will present this throughout this week.  The grade will be posted by March 4th. 

    Information went home in January, again last week, and has been posted online. 

    Literature circles - We will vote on literature circle books before spring break and get the books after spring break.   We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week.

    Vocabulary workshop -  We will continue to review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day of the week. This week, on Tuesday, March 1st, we will get a new story and vocabulary.  On Tuesday, we will go over the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  We will also read the story seeing the words used in context.  We will continue reviewing the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms daily.  On Thursday, March 3rd, we will have "synonyms and antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week, on Tuesday, March 8th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade, and we will have our Unit 13 test on Friday, March 11th for a major grade.  

    English - This week we will begin chapter 13 and learn/review different forms of writing.  We will also work on using the research that was written for Mrs. Flint's class and turn it into a four-paragraph research paper. 

    On Wednesday we mailed our letters to our family and friends.  Please ask whomever your child wrote to to write back to us.  The students love getting the mail and reading their letters in class. 

    Spelling -  Our spelling words 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, somber, and because.

    Our assignments are - 3x each on Monday, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling sentences (#1 compound, #2 complex - each sentence should be at LEAST 7 words long). On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test.  On Friday, we will have a dictation test. 

    Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to READ!!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    heartWelcome to week 26 - February 21 - 25, 2022

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - We are continuing Number the Stars by Lois Lowery.  This week we will read chapters 9-12. This novel takes place at the beginning of WWII and is the story of two friends - one Christian and one Jewish.  When Jews begin getting rounded up by the Nazis, the friends have to face some hard decisions. This novel can always be brought home and reread.  It is a really good novel that I think my students will enjoy.  Our focus skill will continue to be text structure.  We will also work on cause/effect and problem/solution. We will have a quiz on chapters 9-12 on Friday, February 25th.

    Literature Circle Project  - This project is due on Friday, February 25th for a major grade.  Information went home in January, again last week, and has been posted online. 

    Literature circles - The students received their new books on Wednesday, January 12th. Information about the new literature circle project was sent home on Tuesday, January 5th. This project is due on Friday, February 25th.  It is also attached above. We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week.

    Vocabulary workshop -  We will continue to review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day of the week. This week, on Tuesday, February 22nd, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade, and on Friday, February 25th, we will take a test on unit 12 for a major grade. 

    English - This week we will continue chapter 12. We will have a quiz on Monday and a major test on Wednesday.  We will begin chapter 13 on Thursday by learning about different forms of writing.  We will also finish our letters and put them in the mail.  

    Spelling - We will NOT have spelling words this week.  We will be taking our ELS test and working on our literature circle project. 

    Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to READ!!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    heartWelcome to week 25 - February 14 - 18, 2022

                           Happy Valentine's Day!! Enjoy the long weekend!

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - We are beginning a new novel this week.  It is called, Number the Stars by Lois Lowery.  This novel takes place at the beginning of WWII and is the story of two friends - one Christian and one Jewish.  When Jews begin getting rounded up by the Nazis, the friends have to face some hard decisions. This week, we will read chapters 5-8. This novel can always be brought home and reread.  It is a really good novel that I think my students will enjoy.  Our focus skill will continue to be text structure.  We will also work on cause/effect and problem/solution. We will have a quiz on chapters 5-8 on Friday, February 18th.

    Literature Circle Project

    Literature circles - The students received their new books on Wednesday, January 12th. Information about the new literature circle project was sent home on Tuesday, January 5th. This project is due on Wednesday, February 25th.  It is also attached above. We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week.

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will receive a new vocabulary workshop story.  We will read the story and see the vocabulary in context.  We will review words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, February 17th, we will have a "synonym and antonym" quiz.  The following week, on Tuesday, February 22nd, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade, and on Friday, February 25th, we will take a test on  unit 12 for a major grade. 

    English - This week we will continue chapter 12.  We will learn about direct and indirect objects and continue to review all previously taught skills. We will also work on letter writing.

    Spelling - This week our words will be: storage, olive, service, relative, cabbage, courage, native, passage, voyage, knowledge, image, creative, average, justice, deecive, postage, cowardice, adjective, village, language, prejudice, cooperative, beverage, heritage, and apprentice. Our assignments will be - Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - spelling 10 sentences (#1 should be compound).  All sentences should be at LEAST 7 words.  We will have a regular spelling test on Friday, February 17th.  We will not have a dictation test this week due to the short week.

    Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to READ!!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    heartWelcome to week 24 - February 7 - 11, 2022

    ***If you haven't sent the stamped envelope and address, please do so this week.  I need an address of someone your child can write to who can write back to us explaining a type of prejudice he/she encountered.  This can be racial, religious, gender, handicapped condition - anything.  It can be something he/she experienced or witnessed.  This was due Friday, January 28th, so please do this soon, so we can write the letters. I am still waiting on 4 children.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - We are beginning a new novel this week.  It is called, Number the Stars by Lois Lowery.  This novel takes place at the beginning of WWII and is the story of two friends - one Christian and one Jewish.  When the Jews begin getting rounded up by the Nazis, the friends have to face some hard decisions.  It is a really good novel that I think my students will enjoy.  Our focus skills will continue to be text structure.  We will also work on compare and contrast. 

    Literature Circle Project

    Literature circles - The students received their new books on Wednesday, January 12th. Information about the new literature circle project was sent home Tuesday, January 5th. This project is due on Wednesday, February 25th.  It is also attached above. We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week.

    Vocabulary workshop - The students received new vocabulary workshop story last week.  We will discuss the vocabulary, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week, on Tuesday, February 8th, the students will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Thursday, February 10th, the students will complete the unit 11 test for a major grade. 

    English - This week we will continue chapter 12.  We will learn about direct and indirect objects and continue to review all previously taught skills. We will also work on letter writing.

    Spelling - This week our words will be: 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 - spelling 10 sentences (#1 should be compound).  All sentences should be at LEAST 7 words.  We will have a regular spelling test on Thursday, February 10th.  We will not have a dictation test this week due to the short week.

    Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to READ!!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    heartWelcome to week 23 - January 31 - February 4, 2022

    If you haven't sent the stamped envelope and address, please do so this week.  I need an address of someone your child can write to who can write back to us explaining a type of prejudice he/she encountered.  This can be racial, religious, gender, handicapped condition - anything.  It can be something he/she experienced or witnessed.  This was due Friday, January 28th, so please do this soon, so we can write the letters.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be in our social studies books reading nonfiction and learning nonfiction reading skills.  This week, we will read lessons 1-4 in chapter 19.  We will discuss civil rights, women's rights, and the rights of people including race, gender, socioeconomic, religious, and handicap. Our focus skills will be text features and text structure. We will have a quiz on chapter 19, to include text structures, on Friday, February 4th. Please make sure your child is reading every single night.

    Literature Circle Project

    Literature circles -  The students received their new books on Wednesday, January 12th. Information about the new literature circle project was sent home Tuesday, January 5th. This project is due on Wednesday, February 25th.  It is also attached above. We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week.

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will receive new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, February 1st.  We will discuss the vocabulary, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week, on Thursday, February 3rd, your child will complete "synonyms and antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week on Tuesday, February 8th, the students will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Thursday, February 10th, the students will complete the unit 11 test for a major grade. 

    English - This week we will continue chapter 11.  We will learn about interjections, proper nouns and proper adjectives, how suffixes are used, and continue to review all of the previously taught skills.  We will have a test on Monday, January 31st.  We will begin chapter 12 on Wednesday, February 2nd.  We will learn about direct and indirect objects and continue to review all previously taught skills.

    Spelling - This week our words will be: salsa, mattress, tycoon, burrito, bandana, tomato, poncho, dungarees, lasso, patio, siesta, cargo, vanilla, tsunami, iguana, plaza, caraban, hammock, pajamas, gallant, mosquito, cathedral, alligator, tambourine, and sombrero. Our assignments will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences (#1 should be compound).  All sentences should be at LEAST 7 words.  We will have a regular spelling test on Thursday, February 3rd.  We will have a dictation test on Friday, February 4th.

    Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to READ!!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    snow Welcome to week 22 - January 24 - 28, 2022

    ***Thank you so much to the parents who have sent extra wipes.  We are using them every day.  I appreciate your generosity!

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be in our social studies books reading nonfiction and learning nonfiction reading skills.  This week, we will read 1-4 of chapter 18.  We will discuss WWI, WWII, and the rights of people including race, gender, socioeconomic, religious, and handicap. Our focus skills will be text features and text structure. We will have a quiz on chapter 18, to include text features, on Friday, January 28th. Please make sure your child is reading every single night.

    Literature Circle Project

    Literature circles -  The students received their new books on Wednesday, January 12th. Information about the new literature circle project was sent home Tuesday, January 5th. This project is due on Wednesday, February 25th.  It is also attached above. We will meet every week on Wednesday.  Your child is expected to be reading daily and complete his/her lit. circle paper each week.

    Vocabulary workshop - The students received new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, January 18th.  We will discuss the vocabulary, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week, on Tuesday, January 25th, the students will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, January 28th, the students will complete the unit 10 test for a major grade. 

    English - This week we will begin chapter 11.  We will learn about interjections, proper nouns and proper adjectives, how suffixes are used, and continue to review all of the previously taught skills.  We will have a quiz on Friday, January 28th. PLEASE send your child address information and a stamped envelope to school with him/her by Friday, January 28th. Information about this will be sent home Tuesday, January 25th.  

    Spelling - This week our words will be: 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 - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences (#1 should be compound).  All sentences should be at LEAST 7 words.  We will have a regular spelling test on Thursday, January 27th, and a dictation test on Friday, January 28th. 

    Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to READ!!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    snow      Welcome to week 21 - January 17 - 21, 2022

    ***We are in desperate need of Clorox wipes in the room. If you can send some, please do.  We are wiping down desks twice each day.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be in our social studies books reading nonfiction and learning nonfiction reading skills.  This week, we will read lessons 3 and 4  of chapter 15.  This part of our social studies book begins with the Civil War and ends with the Civil Rights Movement.  Our focus skills will be text features and text structure. We will have a quiz on chapter 15, to include text features, on Friday, January 21st. Please make sure your child is reading every single night.

    Literature Circle Project

    Literature circles -  The students received their new books on Wednesday, January 12th. Information about the new literature circle project was sent home Tuesday, January 5th. This project is due on Wednesday, February 25th.  It is also attached above. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will get a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, January 18th.  We will discuss the vocabulary, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Tuesday, we will highlight the words used in context.  On Thursday, January 20th, the students will take "synonyms/antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week on Tuesday, January 25th, the students will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, January 28th, the students will complete the unit 10 test for a major grade. 

    English - This week we will begin chapter 10.  This chapter discusses homonyms, contractions, and writing narrative stories to include dialogue.  I am working with the students on editing their narrative piece of writing.  The final paper will be due on Thursday, January 20th.  This will include the thinking map, rough draft, revised paper and final paper.  This will be for a major grade. We will continue to review all previously taught skills including compound and complex sentences.

    Spelling - This week our words will be: 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 - Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - spelling 10 sentences (#1 should be compound).  All sentences should be at LEAST 7 words.  We will have a regular spelling test on Friday, January 21st. 

    Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to READ!!!

     

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    snow      Welcome to week 20 - January 10 - 14, 2022

    ***We are in desperate need of Clorox wipes in the room. If you can send some, please do.  We are wiping down desks twice each day.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be in our social studies books reading nonfiction and learning nonfiction reading skills.  This week, we will read part of chapter 15.  This part of our social studies book begins with the Civil War and ends with the Civil Rights Movement.  Our focus skills will be text features and text structure. We will have a quiz on text features on Friday, January 14th. STAR reading results and the AR goal for the third nine weeks will be sent home Tuesday, January 11th.  

    Literature Circle Project

    Literature circles - we voted on literature circles on Friday, January 8th.  The students will get their books on Wednesday, January 12th. Information about the new literature circle project was sent home Tuesday, January 5th. This project is due on Wednesday, February 25th.  It is also attached above. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students received new vocabulary workshop words and story on Tuesday, January 4th.  Throughout the next two weeks, we will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  On Tuesday, January 11th, the students will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, January 14th, the students will complete the unit 8 test for a major grade. 

    English - This week we will continue chapter 9. This chapter will cover helping verbs and punctuating beginning, ending, and middle quotes. We will continue to review previously taught skills. The revised narrative papers (to include dialogue) will be due on Wednesday, January 12th.  I will work with each child on editing.  The completed final narrative paper with dialogue will be due Wednesday, January 19th. 

    Spelling - This week our words will be: 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. The spelling assignments will be - Monday - 3 times each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences and study.  We will have a regular spelling test on Thursday, January 13th and a dictation test on Friday, January 14th. 

    Have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to READ!!!

     

     

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    snow      Welcome to week 19 - January 3 - 7, 2022 

    Adding the snowflake to the top in the hopes of cold weather.  

    ***We are in desperate need of Clorox wipes in the room. If you can send some, please do.  We are wiping down desks twice each day.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

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

    Reading - Over the next several weeks, we will be in our social studies books reading nonfiction and learning nonfiction reading skills.  We will begin with chapter 14  and work our way through chapter 19.  This part of our social studies book begins with the Civil War and ends with the Civil Rights Movement.  Our focus skills will be text features and text structure. We will have a test on chapter 14 on Friday, January 7th. We will also take the STAR reading test to get our AR goals for the 3rd nine weeks.  That information will be sent home Tuesday, January 11th.  

    Literature circles - we will vote on literature circles on Friday, January 8th.  The students will get their books on Wednesday, January 12th. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will get new vocabulary workshop words and story on Tuesday, January 4th.  We will read the story and highlight the words in context on Tuesday.  Throughout the next two weeks, we will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.  On Thursday, January 6th, we will have a minor grade on "synonyms/antonyms".  The following week on Tuesday, January 11th, the students will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, January 14th, the students will complete the unit 8 test for a major grade. 

    English - This week we will continue chapter 9. This chapter will cover helping verbs and punctuating beginning, ending, and middle quotes. We will continue to review previously taught skills. We will "TAG" the narrative writing on Wednesday, January 5th.  The revised narrative papers (to include dialogue) will be due on Tuesday, January 11th.  I will work with each child on editing.  The completed final narrative paper with dialogue will be due Wednesday, January 19th. 

    Spelling - This week our words will be: scru bbed, listening, stunned, knitting, carpeting, wandered, gathering, beginning, skimmed, chatting, shrugged, bothering, whipped, quizzed, suffering, scanned, ordered, totaled, answered, upsetting, compelling, deposited, occured, threatening, and canceled.  The spelling assignments will be - Tuesday - 3 times each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - spelling 10 sentences and study.  We will have a regular spelling test on Friday, January 7th.  There will NOT be a dictation test this week due to the short week. 

    Welcome back to school!

     

     

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    Santa      Welcome to week 18 - December 13 - 17, 2021

     

    Letters went home this past week for a $5.00 donation to give our wonderful custodial and cafeteria staff a bonus for Christmas.  If you haven't sent the money, please do so.  If you can only send a dollar or two - Great!  If you can send more, also Great! 

    We are in desperate need of Clorox wipes in the room. If you can send some, please do.  We are wiping down desks twice each day.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will finish reading "The Watsons go to Birmingham".  I love this book!  It is set during the Civil Rights Movement.  The story is written with a lot of humor, but teaches important events from history.  This week, we will read chapters 12 - 13.  Our focus skills will be figurative language and tools of persuasion.  We will also continue to review character traits. We will have a quiz on this novel on Wednesday, December 15th. 

    Vocabulary workshop - We will NOT have vocabulary workshop this week. 

    English - This week we will continue chapter 8.  We will continue learning about narrative writing.  A rough draft on narrative writing will be due on Tuesday, December 14th.  We will "TAG" each other on Tuesday.  The revised paper will be due on Thursday, December 16th.  We will begin chapter 9 on Monday, December 13th. This chapter will cover helping verbs and punctutating beginning, ending, and middle quotes. We will continue to review previously taught skills.

    Have a great Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    Santa      Welcome to week 17 - December 6 - 10, 2021

     

    Lit. Circle Project Our literature circle projects are due Wednesday, December 8th for a major grade.  Please make sure your child has completed this.  Detailed instructions have been sent home at least four times.  I've given each child a manila folder to use to complete the project.  The instructions tell what needs to be on every single part of the folder.  Please also make sure your child turns in his/her book.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will continue reading "The Watsons go to Birmingham".  I love this book!  It is set during the Civil Rights Movement.  The story is written with a lot of humor, but teaches important events from history.  This week, we will read chapters 12 - 13.  Our focus skills will be figurative language and tools of persuasion.  We will also continue to review character traits. We will have a quiz on chapters 9-11 on Friday, December 10th.  We will have our IReady Mid-Year assessment on Monday, December 6th. 

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child received new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, November 30th.  Each day we will go over the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms. This week, we will take "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, December 7th.  On Friday, December 10th, we will have a major grade on these words.

    English - This week we will continue chapter 8.  We will begin learning about narrative writing.  A rough draft on narrative writing will be due on Wednesday, December 8th. We will continue to review previously taught skills.

    Spelling - This week our spelling words will be: formal, whistle, label, puzzle, legal, angle,  normal,, needle, angel, pupil, struggle, level, local, bicycle, channel, global, stumble, quarrel, article, and fossil.   Our assignments this week will be - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - worksheet 174, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (at least 7 words each) and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    thanksgiving      Welcome to week 16 - November 29 - December 3, 2021

    If Thanksgiving hasn't happened yet, please close down this page and enjoy your family!!

     

    Lit. Circle Project ***PLEASE ASK YOUR CHILD IF HE/SHE COMPLETED HIS/HER  LITERATURE CIRCLE ASSIGNMENT.  THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE READING EACH DAY, AND EVERY SINGLE WEEK WILL HAVE A WORKSHEET TO COMPLETE BASED ON THE BOOK HE/SHE IS READING.  THIS WILL COUNT AS A HOMEWORK CHECK.  IF YOUR CHILD DOESN'T HAVE THIS WEEKLY, HE/SHE WILL LOSE 10 POINTS ON THE HOMEWORK/PARTICIPATION GRADE. YOUR CHILD HAS INFORMATION ON THE LITERATURE CIRCLE PROJECT THAT IS DUE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH.  PLEASE MAKE SURE HE/SHE IS WORKING ON THIS. 

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will continue reading "The Watsons go to Birmingham".  I love this book!  It is set during the Civil Rights Movement.  The story is written with a lot of humor, but teaches important events from history.  This week, we will read chapters 9 - 11.  Our focus skills will be figurative language and tools of persuasion.  We will also continue to review character traits. We will have a quiz on chapters 9-11 on Friday, December 3rd.  

    On Wednesday, October 27th, the children received their first lit. circle book and lit. circle folder.  Literature circles will meet each Wednesday.  The children will have a week to complete his/her lit. circle sheet and read his/her assignment.  This will be a weekly homework check.  **Remember - the homework checks add up to a participation grade.  Each time the homework is not completed, the participation grade drops 10 points.  Please make sure your child is reading and completing his/her literature circle book.  We will meet each Wednesday.   

    The literature circle project for this nine weeks will be due Wednesday, December 8th.  Information was sent home Tuesday, November 2nd, regarding this project. 

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will get a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, November 30th.  We will go over the story and vocabulary words on the 30th.  Each day we will review the words, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms.  On Thursday, December 2nd, we will take a "synonym/antonym" quiz for a minor grade.  The following week, we will take "complete the sentence" on Tuesday, December 7th.  On Friday, December 10th, we will have a major grade on these words.

    English - This week we will continue chapter 7.  On Tuesday, we will take a major test on chapter 7.  We will begin chapter 8 on Wednesday and learn about point of view.  We will begin learning about narrative writing. We will continue to review previously taught skills.

    Spelling - This week our spelling words will be: 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 this week will be - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday - worksheet 162, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (at least 7 words each) and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    thanksgiving      Welcome to week 15 - November 15 - 19, 2021

     

     ***PLEASE ASK YOUR CHILD IF HE/SHE COMPLETED HIS/HER  LITERATURE CIRCLE ASSIGNMENT.  THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE READING EACH DAY, AND EVERY SINGLE WEEK WILL HAVE A WORKSHEET TO COMPLETE BASED ON THE BOOK HE/SHE IS READING.  THIS WILL COUNT AS A HOMEWORK CHECK.  SEVERAL LAST TEN POINTS TODAY BECAUSE THIS WASN'T DONE.  LITERATURE CIRCLE WILL MEET AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will continue reading "The Watsons go to Birmingham".  I love this book!  It is set during the Civil Rights Movement.  The story is written with a lot of humor, but teaches important events from history.  This week, we will read chapters 5-8.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea.  We will also continue to review figurative language and character traits. We will have a quiz on chapters 5-8 on Friday, November 19th.  We will have a major test on fact and opinion and main idea on Wednesday, November 17th.

    On Wednesday, October 27th, the children will receive their first lit. circle book and lit. circle folder.  Literature circles will meet each Wednesday.  The children will have a week to complete his/her lit. circle sheet and read his/her assignment.  This will be a weekly homework check.  **Remember - the homework checks add up to a participation grade.  Each time the homework is not completed, the participation grade drops 10 points.  Please make sure your child is reading and completing his/her literature circle book.  We will meet each Wednesday.   

    The literature circle project for this nine weeks will be due Wednesday, December 8th.  Information was sent home Tuesday, November 2nd, regarding this project. 

    Vocabulary workshop - We will NOT have vocabulary workshop words this week because I don't want to start a new group of words and then have
    Thanksgiving break in the middle of the new unit.  We WILL wait a week and have new words when we return from Thanksgiving holidays.  

    English - This week we will continue chapter 7.  We will learn about conjunctions and compound sentences. We will have a quiz on these skills Friday,  November 19th.  I will work with students on his/her persuasive paper this week.  The FINAL paper will be due Thursday, November 18th for a major grade. 

    Spelling - This week our spelling words will be: 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 this week will be - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday - worksheet 138, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (at least 7 words each) and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    thanksgiving      Welcome to week 13 - November 8 - 12, 2021

     

     ***PLEASE ASK YOUR CHILD IF HE/SHE COMPLETED HIS/HER  LITERATURE CIRCLE ASSIGNMENT.  THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE READING EACH DAY, AND EVERY SINGLE WEEK WILL HAVE A WORKSHEET TO COMPLETELiterature Circle Project BASED ON THE BOOK HE/SHE IS READING.  THIS WILL COUNT AS A HOMEWORK CHECK.  SEVERAL LAST TEN POINTS TODAY BECAUSE THIS WASN'T DONE.  LITERATURE CIRCLE WILL MEET AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will continue reading "The Watsons go to Birmingham".  I love this book!  It is set during the Civil Rights Movement.  The story is written with a lot of humor, but teaches important events from history.  This week, we will read chapters 1-4.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea.  We will also continue to review figurative language and character traits. We will have a quiz on chapters 1-4 on Friday, November 12th. ***We are going to reread chapters 1-4.  

    On Wednesday, October 27th, the children will receive their first lit. circle book and lit. circle folder.  Literature circles will meet each Wednesday.  The children will have a week to complete his/her lit. circle sheet and read his/her assignment.  This will be a weekly homework check.  **Remember - the homework checks add up to a participation grade.  Each time the homework is not completed, the participation grade drops 10 points.  Please make sure your child is reading and completing his/her literature circle book.  We will meet each Wednesday.   

    The literature circle project for this nine weeks will be due Wednesday, December 8th.  Information will be sent home Tuesday, November 2nd, regarding this project. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students were given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, November 2nd. We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on, November 9th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Friday, November 12th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. 

    A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will continue chapter 6.  We will learn about persuasive writing and tools of persuasion. We will continue to review previously taught skills. On Wednesday, November 10th, we will begin chapter 7.  We will learn about conjunctions and compound sentences. 

    Spelling - This week our spelling words will be: 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 this week will be - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday - worksheet 150, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (at least 7 words each) and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    thanksgiving      Welcome to week 13 - November 1 - 5, 2021

     **Tomorrow, Friday, October 29th is our Halloween party.  Children are NOT wearing their costumes.  They can wear black and orange clothing.  We will start the party at 1:45.  Children need to bring a bag of candy to share with "trick or treaters" from the fifth grade.

    Thank you all who signed up to help with the party!

    **REMINDERS - We will have a writing benchmark check on Monday, November 1st.  

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will begin reading "The Watsons go to Birmingham".  I love this book!  It is set during the Civil Rights Movement.  The story is written with a lot of humor, but teaches important events from history.  This week, we will read chapters 1-4.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea.  We will also continue to review figurative language and character traits. We will have a quiz on the first four chapters on Friday, November 5th.  

    Last week on Wednesday, October 27th, the children will receive their first lit. circle book and lit. circle folder.  Literature circles will meet each Wednesday.  The children will have a week to complete his/her lit. circle sheet and read his/her assignment.  This will be a weekly homework check.  **Remember - the homework checks add up to a participation grade.  Each time the homework is not completed, the participation grade drops 10 points.  Please make sure your child is reading and completing his/her literature circle book.  We will meet each Wednesday.   

    The literature circle project for this nine weeks will be due Wednesday, December 8th.  Information will be sent home Tuesday, November 2nd, regarding this project. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, November 2nd. We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Thursday, November 4th, we will have "synonyms and antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week on, November 9th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Friday, November 12th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. 

    A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will continue chapter 6.  We will learn about persuasive writing and tools of persuasion. We will continue to review previously taught sills. 

    Spelling - We will have the fifth grade spelling bee on Wednesday, November 10th.  Two winners out of each class will advance to the school wide bee.  The spelling bee words were sent home two weeks ago.  Because of this, we will NOT have additional spelling words this week. 

    Have a great weekend!!

     

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    pumpkin       Welcome to week 12 - October 25 - 29, 2021

     **Tomorrow, Friday, October 22nd, is PINK out Friday.  Please have your child wear pink and bring $1.00.  The money will be donated to Delta Belles (an organization in town that benefits breast cancer patients).

    **REMINDERS - We will have Middle of the Year Benchmark testing on Tuesday and Wednesday (October 26 and 27 for math and ELA). The following week, we will have a writing benchmark check. Our Halloween party is scheduled for Friday, October 29th at 1:45.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will be back in our reading books for a few weeks.  We will continue to read the story "Can't you Make them Behave, King
    George?".  Our focus skills will be main idea and fact and opinion.  We will also constantly review previously taught skills - comparing and contrasting characters, character traits, figurative language and story elements. We will have a quiz on the story and skill, Friday, October 29th.

    This week on Wednesday, October 27th, the children will receive their first lit. circle book and lit. circle folder.  Literature circles will meet each Wednesday.  The children will have a week to complete his/her lit. circle sheet and read his/her assignment.  This will be a weekly homework check.  **Remember  - the homework checks add up to a participation grade.  Each time the homework is not completed, the participation grade drops 10 points.  

    Vocabulary workshop - The students were given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 19th. We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Tuesday, October 26th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Friday, October 29th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. 

    A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will continue to learn about descriptive writing.    We will begin working on writing a descriptive paper about a haunted house.  Children should use adjectives, adverbs, and figurative language in their writing pieces.  We are trying to "paint a picture" with our words.  We will work on chapter 5 this week. We will have a major test on this chapter Monday, October 25th. We will discuss this test and begin chapter 6 later in the week.  

    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, pujblish, burden, scissors, narrate, mentor, attempt, collide, and ignore.  Our assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet 126, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study.  Each sentence MUST have at LEAST seven words.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week due to the Halloween party on Friday.

    Have a great weekend!!

     

     

     

     

    pumpkin       Welcome to week 11 - October 18 - 22, 2021

     

     

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will be back in our reading books for a few weeks.  We will read the story "Can't you Make them Behave, King
    George?".  Our focus skills will be main idea and fact and opinion.  We will also constantly review previously taught skills - comparing and contrasting characters, character traits, figurative language and story elements. We will have a quiz on the story and skill, Friday, October 22nd. 

    This week we will continue practicing literature circle roles.  This week we will practice the role of connector.  We will also vote on our first literature circle book.  

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 19th. We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Thursday, October 21st, we will have "synonyms/antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week on Tuesday, October 26th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Friday, October 29th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. 

    A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will continue to learn about descriptive writing.    We will begin working on writing a descriptive paper about a haunted house.  Children should use adjectives, adverbs, and figurative language in their writing pieces.  We are trying to "paint a picture" with our words.  We will continue chapter 5 and learn about subject pronouns and understood subject pronouns. We will have a quiz on chapter 5, Wednesday, October 20th.  We will have a major test on this chapter Monday, October 25th.

    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 adviser.  Our assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet 114, Thursday - 10 spelling sentences and study.  Each sentence MUST have at LEAST seven words.  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 weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    pumpkin       Welcome to week 10 - October 11 - 15, 2021

    **FALL BREAK IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH AND MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH.  ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND!!!

     

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will be back in our reading books for a few weeks.  We will read the story "The Birchbark House".  Our focus skill will continue to be theme.  We will also constantly review previously taught skills - comparing and contrasting characters, character traits, figurative language and story elements. We will have a quiz on theme on Wednesday, October 13th. 

    This week we will begin practicing literature circle roles.  This week we will practice the roles of  connector and correspondent.  The following week, we will vote on our first literature circle book.  

    Vocabulary workshop - The students were given a new story and vocabulary (Unit 5) on Tuesday, October 5th.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms every day. This week, on Tuesday, October 12th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Thursday, October 14th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. The test is on Thursday instead of Friday due to fall break. 

    A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will continue to learn about descriptive writing.    We will begin writing a descriptive paper about our bedrooms.  Children should use adjectives, adverbs, and figurative language in their writing pieces.  We are trying to "paint a picture" with our words.  We will begin chapter 5 and learn about subject pronouns and understood subject pronouns.

    Spelling - Due to the short week, we will NOT have spelling this week. 

     

    Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    pumpkin       Welcome to week 9 - October 4 - 8, 2021

    HARVEST CARNIVAL IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH.  THIS EVENT IS OUTSIDE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY.  IT IS SCHEDULED FROM 5-7.  THERE ARE 21 FUN GAMES, A CAKE WALK, AND LOTS OF GOOD FOOD.  EVERY GAME WILL COST 1 TICKET.  PLEASE COME OUT AND ENJOY THE CARNIVAL AND SUPPORT HCC!!!  

     

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    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 continue to be theme.  We will also constantly review previously taught skills - comparing and contrasting characters, character traits, figurative language and story elements. We will have  a quiz on theme Wednesday, October 6th.  We will also have a quiz on this story, Friday, October 8th.  Reading books can be used for the quiz.  Books can always be brought home so that our story can be reread. This week we will begin practicing literature circle roles.  This week we will practice the roles of discussion director and word finder. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will be given a new story and vocabulary (Unit 5) on Tuesday, October 5th.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms every day. This week, on Thursday, we will have synonyms/antonyms for a minor grade.  The following week on Tuesday, October 12th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Thursday, October 14th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will continue to learn about descriptive writing.  We will work through chapter 4 and learn about transitional words used in writing.  We will begin writing a descriptive paper about our bedrooms.  Children should use adjectives, adverbs, and figurative language in their writing pieces.  We are trying to "paint a picture" with our words.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words 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, bulletin board.  Please make sure you help your child learn which compound words are written together, which are separated, and which are hyphenated. 

    Our homework this week will consist of the following - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - none, Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study.  On Thursday, we will have our spelling test.  There will NOT be a dictation test this week.  We will also NOT have sentences due to the Harvest Carnival.  Please come out Tuesday and support HCC!!!

     

    Have a great weekend!!

     

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    paper Welcome to week 8 - September 27 - October 1, 2021

    **IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO, PLEASE SIGN YOUR CHILD UP FOR READ-A-THON!  THIS IS SUPER EASY AND FUN PRIZES ARE BEING GIVEN OUT.  I WANT ALL OF MY FIFTH GRADE TO PARTICIPATE!

    ***School pictures - Thursday - September 30th.  Students must wear their uniforms for the fall pictures.

     

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will begin finish reading our first novel, "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel.  We'll be reading this novel over the next five weeks.  Every child will have a novel to use.  This novel can be brought home, but needs to be brought back to school each day.   Our focus skills will be theme, learning the difference between the theme and the main idea, and we will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting of characters, settings, and events. This week we will read chapters 40 - end.  We will have a test on these chapters on Friday, October 1, 2021.  The book can be used for the test. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students were given a new story and vocabulary (Unit 4) on Tuesday, September 21st.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms every day. This week, on Tuesday, September 28th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Friday, October 1st, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will learn about descriptive writing.  We will work through chapter 4 and learn about transitional words used in writing.  We will begin writing a descriptive paper about our bedrooms.  Children should use adjectives, adverbs, and figurative language in their writing pieces.  We are trying to "paint a picture" with our words.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words are: steal, steel, 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.  These are homophones (words that sound exactly alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

    These are easy definitions to use to help students understand the differences.

    Steel - a strong metal

    Steal - to take someone else's property without permission

    aloud - spoken or read in a full voice

    allowed - permitted

    ring - a cercular band of precious meta wron on the finger

    wring - twist or squeeze something in order to remove liquid from it

    lesson - instruction - something learned

    lessen - decrease in size, extent or range

    who's - who is or who has

    whose - belonging to who

    manor - a mansion

    manner - a way of doing something

    pedal - a lever controlled with the foot

    peddle - to sell

    berry - a small edible fruit with seeds

    bury - to place a dead body in a grave

    hanger - something to hang a garment on

    hangar - an enclosed shelter used to house something

    overdo - exhausting oneself

    overdue - not being done by the expected time

    canvass - to look over closely

    canvas - closely woven cloth

    site - location

    sight - vision

    cite - short for citation

    Spelling homework for this week will be - Monday - write the words 3x each,  Tuesday  - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences (all sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words) and study.  On Thursday we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week. 

    Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    paper Welcome to week 7- September 20 - 24, 2021  (Hoping September brings cooler temperatures!)

    **IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO, PLEASE SIGN YOUR CHILD UP FOR READ-A-THON!  THIS IS SUPER EASY AND FUN PRIZES ARE BEING GIVEN OUT.  I WANT ALL OF MY FIFTH GRADE TO PARTICIPATE!

    ***School pictures - Thursday - September 30th.  Students must wear their uniforms for the fall pictures.

     

     

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will begin continue reading our first novel, "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel.  We'll be reading this novel over the next five weeks.  Every child will have a novel to use.  This novel can be brought home, but needs to be brought back to school each day.   Our focus skills will be theme, learning the difference between the theme and the main idea, and we will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting of characters, settings, and events. This week we will read chapters 33 - 36.  We will have a test on these chapters on Friday, September 24th.  The book can be used for the test. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will be given a new story and vocabulary (Unit 4) on Tuesday, September 21st.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms every day. We will take "synonyms/antonyms" on Thursday, September 23rd for a minor grade.  The following week, on Tuesday, September 28th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Friday, October 1st, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will work on chapter 3.  We will learn about prepositions and prepositional phrases.  We will continue to review parts of a sentence. We will have a quiz on chapter 3 on Monday, September 20th.  On Tuesday, September 21st, we will have a test on this chapter.  We will begin chapter 4 on Wednesday.  We will work on a new writing piece.

     

    Spelling - Our spelling words 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.  Spelling homework for this week will be - Monday - write the words 3x each,  Tuesday  - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences (all sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words) and study.  On Thursday we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week. 

    Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

    paper Welcome to week 6- September 13 - 17, 2021  (Hoping September brings cooler temperatures!)

    **IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO, PLEASE SIGN YOUR CHILD UP FOR READ-A-THON!  THIS IS SUPER EASY AND FUN PRIZES ARE BEING GIVEN OUT.  I WANT ALL OF MY FIFTH GRADE TO PARTICIPATE!

    ***School pictures - Thursday - September 30th.  Students must wear their uniforms for the fall pictures.

    *Thursday - September 16th - Free Dress Day for $1.00 (Booster Club sponsored)

     

     

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - ** This is the same post from last week.  Due to the IReady benchmark screener and the short week, we're going to continue Maniac this week.

    This week, we will begin continue reading our first novel, "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel.  We'll be reading this novel over the next five weeks.  Every child will have a novel to use.  This novel can be brought home, but needs to be brought back to school each day.   Our focus skills will be comparing/contrasting characters, events, and settings. This week we will read chapters 22 -32.  We will have a test on these chapters on Friday, September 17th.  The book can be used for the test. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students were given a new story and vocabulary (Unit 3) on Tuesday, September 7th.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms every day. This week on Tuesday, September 14th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Friday, September 17th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. A good resource to use is https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?programId=258&productId=41&programTOCId=3170&subjectId=1&gradeId=8&productEditionType=&productType=&programLanguage=&eventId=cgPlxCk1AdGOHDak&eventValidation=8d4e7efbd7071ef0baac56024d34eaf2._.WvrrmrZErgatWXQHHqOiACZlXYFQzZY-XRUl84ournyP4a475CWTWY6uDrNBrb4j4VX4jHARQHTVfHo6H2LNMC8rhEIt1pb6.  This has practice quizzes, etc. for vocabulary workshop.

    English - This week we will work on chapter 3.  We will learn about prepositions and prepositional phrases.  We will continue to review parts of a sentence. 

    We will write a great deal this year! I was able to work with all students by Friday, September 10th.  All final papers will be due on Tuesday, September 14th.  This will be for a major grade. The final piece will need to be turned in with the collage, rough draft, revised paper, and the final paper. 

    The students have worked very hard on this writing.

    Spelling - Our spelling words 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.  Spelling homework for this week will be - Monday - write the words 3x each,  Tuesday  - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences (all sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words) and study.  On Thursday we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a dictation test. 

    Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

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    Welcome to week 5 - September 6 - 10, 2021 (Hoping September brings cooler temperatures!)

    Progress Reports will be sent home Wednesday, September 8th.  Please make sure these are signed and sent back to school.

    *We have IReady beginning of the year screeners this week.  On Tuesday the children will take the IReady ELA screener and on Wednesday, they'll take math.

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

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - Summer Reading AR tests were due Friday, September 3rd.  Grades will be posted as an average of the two (fiction and nonfiction).  These will be posted as a major reading grade.

    This week, we will begin continue reading our first novel, "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel.  We'll be reading this novel over the next five weeks.  Every child will have a novel to use.  This novel can be brought home, but needs to be brought back to school each day.   Our focus skills will be comparing/contrasting characters, events, and settings. This week we will read chapters 22 -32.  We will have a test on these chapters on Friday, September 3rd.  The book can be used for the test. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students will be given a new story and vocabulary (Unit 3) on Tuesday, September 7th.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms every day.  On Tuesday, we will read the story and highlight vocabulary words discussing how these words are used in context.  On Thursday, September 9th, we will have synonyms/antonyms for a grade. The following week on Tuesday, September 14th, we will have complete the sentence for a minor grade, and on Friday, September 17th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. 

    English - This week, we will continue working through chapter 2 learning about adjectives, adverbs, and article adjectives.  We will have a test on these skills on Tuesday, September 7th for a major grade.  On Friday, we will begin learning about prepositions and prepositional phrases.

    We will write a great deal this year! We "TAG"ed each other on our writing on Wednesday, September 1st.  When we TAG we T - tell something we like about the writing piece, A - ask a question (writers can use the questions to add extra information to their papers) and G - give advice to help improve the writing piece.  The revised piece was due on Friday, September 3rd.  I will work with the students on this writing the following week to help them edit their writing.  The final piece will be a major grade and will be due on Friday, September 10th.  The final piece will need to be turned in with the collage, rough draft, revised paper, and the final paper. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words are: ounce, sprawl, launch, loyal, avoid, basketball, moist, haunt, scowl, naughty, destroy, saucer, pounce, poison, August, auction, royal, coward, awkward, encounter, poise, loiter, exhaust, assault, and alternate. Spelling homework for this week will be - Tuesday - write the words 3x each,  Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - study.  On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have spelling sentences or a dictation test this week due to the short week.   

    I'm excited about this year!  Have a great weekend!!

     

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

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    Welcome to week 4 - August 30th - September 3rd (Hoping September brings cooler temperatures!)

    I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year! **Signed papers will be sent home Tuesday. 

    **REMINDER - 5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Wednesday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.) Some of the children had jeans on last Friday and P.E. was HOT!

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - Everyone should be reading daily! The summer reading AR tests will need to be taken by Friday, September 3rd.  IF your child read early and needs to reread, or if your child didn't finish summer reading, he/she has until September 3rd.  On the 4th, grades from these two AR tests will be averaged and recorded as a reading grade. 

    This week, we will begin reading our first novel, "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel.  We'll be reading this novel over the next five weeks.  Every child will have a novel to use.  This novel can be brought home, but needs to be brought back to school each day.   Our focus skills will be comparing/contrasting characters, events, and settings. This week we will read chapters 12-21.  We will have a test on these chapters on Friday, September 3rd.  The book can be used for the test. 

    Vocabulary workshop - The students were given a new story on Tuesday, August 24th.  We will discuss the story, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Tuesday, August 31st, we will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade, and on Friday, September 3rd, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. 

    English - This week, we will continue working through chapter 2 learning about adjectives, adverbs, and article adjectives.  We will have a quiz on these skills on Friday, September 3rd.  

    We will write a great deal this year! We will begin writing our first piece "All About Me".  We will begin by creating a collage.  IF you have pictures, magazines, etc., that your child can use to create his/her collage, please send them to school on Monday.  Please know these items will be cut and glued.  I have magazines in my class for use also.  Once your child has created his/her collage, he/she will begin writing a paper "All About Me" using the collage as a resource.  These always turn out so cute and is a good way to learn about each other and begin writing.  We will "TAG" each other on our writing on Wednesday, September 1st.  When we TAG we T - tell something we like about the writing piece, A - ask a question (writers can use the questions to add extra information to their papers) and G - give advice to help improve the writing piece.  The revised piece will be due on Friday, September 3rd.  I will work with the students on this writing the following week to help them edit their writing.  The final piece will be a major grade. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words are:  glue, flute youth, accuse, bruise, stew, choose, loose, lose, view, confuse, cruise, jewel, execute, route, cartoon, avenue, include, assume, souvenir, conclude, pursuit, intrude, subdue, and presume. Spelling homework for this week will be - Monday - write the words 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - students will write ten sentences using spelling words.  Every sentence should contain at LEAST seven words. Students should also study for the spelling test.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test, and on Friday we will have a spelling dictation test.  The average of all of the spelling grades is recorded once before progress reports and once at the end of each nine weeks as a Major English grade.

    I'm excited about this year!  Have a great weekend!!

    Virtual Schedule ***This is JUST in case we end up going virtual.  This is NOT our plan right now, and we hope and pray it doesn't become our plan.  We are just all trying to be proactive.  Please do not worry about this or be overly concerned.  We are taking every single precaution to make sure we all stay safe and stay in school. 

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    Welcome to week 3!

    I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year! **Signed papers will be sent home Tuesday.  In this week's papers, there will be a log in sheet of all of your child's log in information.  This needs to stay somewhere safe - on the refrigerator, etc.  Your child can use this now if he/she wants extra practice at home.  This will also be needed if we go virtual.  (Everything is FINE!  We're just getting prepared, in case. Believe me, I want to stay in school!!)

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - Everyone should be reading daily! The summer reading AR tests will need to be taken by Friday, September 3rd.  IF your child read early and needs to reread, or if your child didn't finish summer reading, he/she has until September 3rd.  On the 4th, grades from these two AR tests will be averaged and recorded as a reading grade. 

    This week, we will begin reading our first novel, "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  This is a wonderful novel.  We'll be reading this novel over the next five weeks.  Every child will have a novel to use.  This novel can be brought home, but needs to be brought back to school each day.   Our focus skills will be comparing/contrasting characters, events, and settings. We will have a test on this story on Friday, August 27th.  The book can be used for the test. 

    Vocabulary workshop - We will get a  new story on Tuesday, August 24th.  We will discuss the story, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, August 26th, we will complete "synonyms/antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week on Tuesday, August 31st, we will complete "complete the sentence" for a minor grade, and on Friday, September 3rd, we will have a test on these words for a major grade. 

    English - This week, we will continue working through chapter 2 learning about adjectives, adverbs, and article adjectives.  

    We will write a great deal this year! We will begin writing our first piece "All About Me".  We will begin by creating a collage.  IF you have pictures, magazines, etc., that your child can use to create his/her collage, please send them to school on Monday.  Please know these items will be cut and glued.  I have magazines in my class for use also.  Once your child has created his/her collage, he/she will begin writing a paper "All About Me" using the collage as a resource.  These always turn out so cute and is a good way to learn about each other and begin writing.  The rough draft from this writing should be completed by Friday, August 20th.  We are taking time in class to create our collage and write.  This week, we will "TAG" each other on Tuesday, August 24th.  The revised paper will be due on Friday, August 27th. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words 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. On Monday, students will write these words 3x each.  On Tuesday, there will be a spelling worksheet for a grade.  Wednesday - students will write ten sentences using spelling words.  Every sentence should contain at LEAST seven words.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test , and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.  The average of all of the spelling grades is recorded once before progress reports and once at the end of each nine weeks as a Major English grade.

    I'm excited about this year!  Have a great weekend!!

    Welcome to week 2!

    I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year!

    Important information - This site will be updated weekly (usually on Thursday).  All important information will be posted here as well as any upcoming projects or tests.  As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to text, call, or email.

    **We are wearing masks as of right now.  Please make sure your child has a mask on his face.  You might want to put an extra in your child's backpack.  Sometimes these masks break, fall off, get lost, etc., and this way your child has what he/she needs.

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We will not have "snack"store the first week of school, so water can't be purchased.  We aren't using water fountains, so please send a water bottle with your child.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks will be sold this week.  Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family size bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. 

     

    Reading - We have taken the STAR test.  I'll send those results home as soon as possible. (Hopefully in Tuesday's folder)  The Renaissance website has changed and we are working to interpret the results. Everyone should be reading daily! The summer reading AR tests will need to be taken by Friday, September 3rd.  IF your child read early and needs to reread, or if your child didn't finish summer reading, he/she has until September 3rd.  On the 4th, grades from these two AR tests will be averaged and recorded as a reading grade. 

    We will be reading next first story out of our Journey's textbook.  This is called Off and Running.  Our focus skills will be story elements, character traits, and we will be working towards comparing/contrasting characters, events, and settings. We will have a test on this story on Friday, August 20th.  The book can be used for the test. 

    Vocabulary workshop will be used this year.  We will follow the same schedule every two weeks.  This week,  we will have "complete the sentence" on Tuesday for a minor grade. On Friday, August 20th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English - We will be using the Shurley English program.  The first few weeks will be a good review of subjects/predicates, parts of a complete sentence, adjectives, and adverbs.  We will have a test on chapter 1, Tuesday, August 17th.  We will begin chapter 2 on Wednesday.  Chapter 2 will continue the review of parts of a complete sentence, subjects, predicates, adjectives and adverbs. 

    We will write a great deal this year! We will begin writing our first piece "All About Me".  We will begin by creating a collage.  IF you have pictures, magazines, etc., that your child can use to create his/her collage, please send them to school on Monday.  Please know these items will be cut and glued.  I have magazines in my class for use also.  Once your child has created his/her collage, he/she will begin writing a paper "All About Me" using the collage as a resource.  These always turn out so cute and is a good way to learn about each other and begin writing.  Our collages should be finished by Tuesday, August 17th.  The rough draft from this writing should be completed by Friday, August 20th.  We are taking time in class to create our collage and write. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words 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 - write 10 spelling sentences and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.  The average of all of the spelling grades is recorded once before progress reports and once at the end of each nine weeks as a Major English grade.

    I'm excited about this year!  Have a great weekend!!