Bray's Class Assignments

  • basketball  Congratulations to our HCC fifth grade boys who went undefeated Saturday, January 12th, in the basketball tournament, for the second week in a row.  WHOOO HOOOO!  They play again this Saturday, January 12th. This will be their last tournament this season.  Our boys will play at 10:00 vs Bayou, 11:00 vs Kirk, and 1:00 vs Washington School.  Come to the park commission gym to root our boys on!  Good luck, Patriots!!! 

    Big congratulations to Emeka Balthrop, Zoey Calderon, Mitchell Jones, and Jamya Peeples who placed 1st and 2nd in their fifth grade homerooms in the classroom spelling bee.  These children will compete in the school wide spelling bee on Wednesday, January 30th.  Good luck to all of these students.  

     

     

    Week of January 21 - 25, 2019

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders. Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.    

    We are using IReady at least 50 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading - This week in reading, we will read chapter 15 in our social studies book.  We will learn about the events leading up to the Civil War, the war itself, and the ramifications of the war.  We will also discuss the fight for women's rights which was going on at the same time. 

    We will also discuss how America has changed based on the fight for equal rights.  Our focus skills this week will be nonfiction text features and comparing/contrasting events. 

    We will have a reading test on Friday, January 25th.

    **Please turn in your address and stamped envelope for the letter we will be writing - even if the letter is written to you.  All children will be writing letters.  They always look forward to receiving a letter back in the mail and learning from their older family and friends.

    Vocabulary Workshop - The students will be given a new vocabulary workshop story on Tuesday, January 22nd.  We will read this story, study the vocabulary, synonyms, and antonyms.  We will study these each day.  On Thursday, January 24th, your child will be given a g1 grade on synonyms/antonyms.  The following week, on Tuesday, January 29th, your child will be given a g1 grade on complete the sentence.  On Friday, February 1st, your child will take a test on these words for a g2 grade. 

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

    Your child brought home his/her AR goal in Tuesday's papers.  Please make sure he/she reads each night. Your child will have until Thursday, March 8th, to reach his/her goal.

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

    Literature Circles - The students brought home information on the new literature circle assignment on Tuesday, January 15th.  We will meet in our literature circle groups every Wednesday.  Before Wednesday of each week, your child should have read the required reading and completed his/her literature circle role. The final project will be due Wednesday, March 6th.  Information went home about this Tuesday, January 15th.  

    English - This week, we complete chapter 11.  We will have a g2 test on this chapter Tuesday.  Before the test, we will review the quiz from Friday.  We will begin chapter 12 and learn about direct objects and transitive verbs.  I'm working with the children on their final revisions of the narrative paper with dialogue.  The final paper will be due Wednesday, January 23rd for a g2 grade.

    Our spelling words this week are:  lately, settlement, watchful, countless, steadily, closeness, calmly, government, agreement, cloudiness, delightful, noisily, tardiness, forgetful, forgiveness, harmless, enjoyment, appointment, effortless, plentiful, suspenseful, merciless, seriousness, contentment, and suspiciously. 

    The assignments for this week are - Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - study for test.   On Friday, January 25th, we will be a spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week because of the short week.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

     

    Week of January 14 - 18, 2019

    We took our IReady winter this past week and our fifth grade students showed TREMENDOUS growth on the reading portion of the test.  I'm so proud of how hard all of my students are working!!!

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders. Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.    

    We are using IReady at least 50 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading -  We will repeat the reading plan from this past week.  Due to STAR testing, a short week, and IReady testing, we were unable to do more than just begin chapter 14, so we will NOT have test Friday, January 11th. 

    Over the next few weeks in reading,  we will work in our social studies book.  We will begin in chapter 14 and discuss the events leading up to the Civil War.  We will work through the Civil Rights movement.  We will discuss how different groups throughout our history have been discriminated against - race, religion, and gender.  We will also discuss how America has changed based on the fight for equal rights.  Our focus skills this week will be nonfiction text features and comparing/contrasting events. 

    We will have a reading test on Friday, January 18th. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - The students were given a new story and vocabulary Tuesday, January 8th.  We will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week, on Tuesday, January 15th, they will have a g1 grade on "complete the sentence".  The students will have a G2 assessment on these words Friday, January 18th.  

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

    I will assign AR goals for this nine weeks and you will receive this information in Tuesday's folders, January 15th.  

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

    Literature Circles -  The students will bring home information on the new literature circle assignment on Tuesday, January 15th.  We will meet in our literature circle groups on Wednesday, January 16th.  They will be given their new books, reading assignment, and literature circle role sheet on that day.

    English - This week, we will begin chapter 11.  We will discuss proper nouns and proper adjectives.  We will also learn about onomatopoeia words, changing an adjective to an adverb, and adding interjections and possessive nouns to our sentences.  On Friday, January 18th, we will have a g1 quiz on these skills.  We are working on a narrative story - adding dialogue to  our story.  The revised copy of this story will be due on Wednesday, January 16th. I will work with the children on revision of the narrative paper.  The final paper will be due Tuesday, January 23rd for a G2 grade.  

    Spelling - We will have our school wide spelling bee on Wednesday, January 16th.  The spelling words were sent home, and I also put them on remind 101.

    Our spelling words this week are:  formal, whistle, label, puzzle, legal, angle, normal, needle, angel, pupil, struggle, level, local, bicycle, channel, global, stumble, quarrel, article, fossil, identical, vehicle, mineral, colonel, and artificial.  The assignments for this week are - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences (all sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words, the first sentence should be compound, and the second sentence should be complex) and study.  On Thursday, January 18th, we will have a spelling test.  On Friday, January 19th, we will have a dictation test.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Congratulations to our HCC fifth grade boys who went undefeated Saturday in the basketball tournament.  They play again this Saturday.  Good luck, Patriots!!!

    Week of January 7 - 11, 2019

    Welcome back to school!  I can't believe we are starting the second semester of this school year. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders. Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.    

    We are using IReady at least 50 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading -  We will take our second IReady assessment on Wednesday.  This assessment is a predictor of how the students will perform on the state tests.  It will also show how much they've grown since September. 

    Over the next few weeks in reading,  we will work in our social studies book.  We will begin in chapter 14 and discuss the events leading up to the Civil War.  We will work through the Civil Rights movement.  We will discuss how different groups throughout our history have been discriminated against - race, religion, and gender.  We will also discuss how America has changed based on the fight for equal rights.  Our focus skills this week will be nonfiction text features and comparing/contrasting events. 

    We will have a reading test on Friday, January 11th.   

    Vocabulary Workshop - The students will be given a new story and vocabulary today.  We will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day.  They will have a g1 grade on synonyms/antonyms on Thursday, January 10th.  Next week, on Tuesday, January 15th, they will have a g1 grade on "complete the sentence".  The students will have a G2 assessment on these words Friday, January 18th.  

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

    The children will take their STAR test this week.  I will assign AR goals for this nine weeks and you will receive this information in Tuesday's folders, January 15th.  

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

    Literature Circles - We will vote for new literature circle books Friday, January 11th.  The students will bring home information on the new literature circle assignment on Tuesday, January 15th.  We will meet in our literature circle groups on Wednesday, January 16th.  

    English - This week, we will work in Chapter 10.  We will begin writing a narrative piece with dialogue.  This dialogue needs to be punctuated correctly (quotation marks).  We will also learn about interjections.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are:  duties, earlier, loveliest, denied, ferries, sunnier, terrified, abilities, dirtier, scariest, trophies, cozier, enemies, iciest, greediest, drowsier, victories, horrified, memories, strategies, unified, dictionaries, boundaries, satisfied, and tragedies.  The assignments for this week are - Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - 10 sentences (all sentences MUST contain at LEAST 7 words, the first sentence should be compound, and the second sentence should be complex) and study.  On Friday, January 11th, we will have a spelling test.  There will NOT be a spelling dictation test this week. 

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Week of December 17 - 21, 2018

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders. Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.    

    We are using IReady at least 50 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    *** WE are participating in the 12 days  of kindness.  Please look at your calendar to see what to send each day.  Today, December 6th, we took up shoes.  Friday - December 14th - we're asking everyone to bring snacks for first responders.  Suggested items are individually wrapped gym, candy, drinks.  Monday - bring a school supplky for a nonprofit afterschool program.  Tuesday - bring a gently used coat or outerwear.  Wednesday - bring pet supplies for the animal shelter.  Thursday - bring a coloring activity and/or crayons for patients at the local hospital.  On Friday, December 21st, we are asking that you leave a treat for your mail carrier, paper carrier, or sanitation worker (on whatever day they come).  Thank you for participating!  I think this is a wonderful lesson to teach our children who have so many blessings!

    Reading - This week, we will finish the  chapter book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  It is a wonderful book set in the 1950s before integration.  This week, we will read chapters 14 - end.  Our focus skill this week is a review of figurative language.

    We will have a reading test on Wednesday, December 19th.  This is a cumulative test.  It will be multiple choice and open book.  Children will also be allowed to take an AR test on this book. 

    Our reading exam will be Tuesday, December 18th.  

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles - We will vote for new literature circle books when we return after Christmas. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - We will NOT have vocabulary workshop until after the holidays!

    English - This week, we will continue working through chapter 9.  This chapter is about punctuating quotations in a sentence.  We will have our semester exam on Monday.  We will have a quiz on Friday, December 14th.  We will review this quiz before our exam.  

    Spelling - We will NOT have spelling words this week.

     

    UP AND COMING

    Monday, December 17th, English Exam

    Tuesday, Decembver 18th, Reading and Social Studies Exams Wednesday,

    December 19th, Math and Science Exams

    Week of December 10 - 14, 2018

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders. Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.    

    We are using IReady at least 50 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    *** WE are participating in the 12 days of kindness.  Please look at your calendar to see what to send each day.  Today, December 6th, we took up shoes.  Tomorrow, we'll write a letter to a special person in our lives.  Next week - Monday - bring a canned food item, Tuesday - send $1.00 for custodians (of course, you can send more!), Wednesday - kids will write a letter to a deployed person, Thursday - they'll eat lunch with someone different and on Friday - we'll bring snacks for first responders in our area. Thank you for participating!  I think this is a wonderful lesson to teach our children who have so many blessings!

    Reading - This week, we will continue the chapter book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  It is a wonderful book set in the 1950s before integration.  This week, we will read chapter 12 - 13.  I think the children will love it!  Our focus skill this week is a review of figurative language.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, December 14th.

    Our reading exam will be Tuesday, December 18th.  

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles - Literature circles will always meet on Wednesday of every week. He/she will be responsible for reading his/her assignment each week and completing the role sheet.  This will be for a grade each week. Information on the end of the semester project on the literature circle books also went home.  Please make sure your child is working on it.   This work can start now.  Don't let him/her procrastinate on this project.  The final project will be due Wednesday, December 12th.  

    Vocabulary Workshop - We will NOT have vocabulary workshop until after the holidays!

    English - This week, we will begin working on chapter 9.  This chapter is about punctuating quotations in a sentence.  We will also continue working on our personal narrative.  The final paper will be due Thursday, December 13th, for a G2 grade.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: tiring, borrowed, freezing, delivered, whispered, losing, decided, amazing, performing, resulting, related, attending, damaged, remarked, practicing, supported, united, expected, amusing, repeated, assigned, entertaining, operated, rehearsing, and donated.

    The spelling assignments for this week are:   Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST have at LEAST 7 words.  The first sentence MUST be compound, and the second sentence MUST be complex.  On Thursday, December 13th, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will not have a dictation test this week. 

     

    UP AND COMING

    Monday, December 17th, English Exam

    Tuesday, December 18th, Reading and Social Studies Exams Wednesday,

    December 19th, Math and Science Exams

    Have a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday season!! I've enjoyed teaching this group of children and look forward to a wonderful second semester.

     

    Week of December 3 - 7, 2018

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders. Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.    

    We are using IReady at least 50 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading - This week, we will continue the chapter book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  It is a wonderful book set in the 1950s before integration.  This week, we will read chapter 9 - 11.  I think the children will love it!  Our focus skill this week is a review of figurative language.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, December 7th. 

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles - Literature circles will always meet on Wednesday of every week. He/she will be responsible for reading his/her assignment each week and completing the role sheet.  This will be for a grade each week. Information on the end of the semester project on the literature circle books also went home.  Please make sure your child is working on it.   This work can start now.  Don't let him/her procrastinate on this project.  The final project will be due Wednesday, December 12th.  

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child was given new words on Tuesday, November 27th.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week, on Tuesday, December 4th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade and on Friday, December 7th, we will have a G2 test on these words.  

    English - This week, we will be working through Chapter 8 and learning about a new type of writing - narrative.  The children will begin writing a personal narrative.  We TAG'd these pieces on Friday.  The revised paper will be due Wednesday, December 5th.  I'll work with the children individually on the editing of his/her paper.  The final paper will be due next Thursday, December 13th.  

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: scrubbed, listening, stunned, knitting, carpeting, wandered, gathering, beginning, skimmed, chatting, shrugged, bothering, whipped, quizzed, suffering, scanned, ordered, totaled, answered, upsetting, compelling, deposited, occurred, threatening, and canceled.

    The spelling assignments for this week are:   Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST have at LEAST 7 words.  The first sentence MUST be compound, and the second sentence MUST be complex.  On Thursday, December 6th, we will have our regular spelling test and on Friday, December 7th, we will have a dictation test. 

     

    UP AND COMING

    Monday, December 17th, English Exam

    Tuesday, Decembver 18th, Reading and Social Studies Exams Wednesday,

    December 19th, Math and Science Exams

     

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Week of November 26 - 30, 2018

    If you are reading this site BEFORE Thanksgiving - close it!  Enjoy this holiday with your family!  I hope everyone has a restful, relaxing Thanksgiving!!

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    Progress reports were sent home Friday, November 16th.  Please sign them and put them somewhere safe so they're not lost over the Thanksgiving break.  I'll take them up Monday, November 26th.    

    We are using IReady at least 50 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading - This week, we will continue the chapter book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  It is a wonderful book set in the 1950s before integration.  I think the children will love it!  Our focus skill this week is a review of comparing and contrasting characters in a novel.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, November 30th.  

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles - Literature circles will always meet on Wednesday of every week. He/she will be responsible for reading his/her assignment each week and completing the role sheet.  This will be for a grade each week. Information on the end of the semester project on the literature circle books also went home.  Please make sure your child is working on it.   This work can start now.  Don't let him/her procrastinate on this project.  The final project will be due Wednesday, December 12th.  

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will be given new words on Tuesday, November 27th.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, November 29th, we will have a g1 on synonyms and antonyms.  The following week, on Tuesday, December 4th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade and on Friday, December 7th, we will have a G2 test on these words.  

    English - This week, we will be working through Chapter 8 writing a second persuasive essay.  We will also continue to review compound and complex sentences. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: actual, cruel, patriot, diet, museum, casual, ruin, pioneer, trial, visual, realize, create, riot, genuine, area, annual, audio, dial, theater, influence, diagnose, media, appreciate, society, and prior.

    The spelling assignments for this week are:   Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST have at LEAST 10 words.  The first sentence MUST be compound, and the second sentence MUST be complex.  On Thursday, November 29th, we will have our regular spelling test and on Friday, November 30th, we will have a dictation test. 

    Have a great week and a wonderful, relaxing, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

     

    Week of November 12 - 16, 2018 

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    Progress reports go home Friday, November 16th.  Please sign them and put them somewhere safe so they're not lost over the Thanksgiving break.  I'll take them up Monday, November 26th.    

    We are using IReady at least 45 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading - This week, we will begin a new chapter book.  This book is called, The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  It is a wonderful book set in the 1950s before integration.  I think the children will love it!  Our focus skill this week is a review of character traits.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, November 16th.  

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles -  Literature circles will always meet on Wednesday of every week. He/she will be responsible for reading his/her assignment each week and completing the role sheet.  This will be for a grade each week. Information on the end of the semester project on the literature circle books also went home.  Please make sure your child is working on it.   This work can start now.  Don't let him/her procrastinate on this project.  One half of the project will be due on Wednesday, November 14th.  

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child were given new words on Tuesday, November 6th.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Tuesday, November 13th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade and Friday, November 16th, your child will be a G2 test on these words.  

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 7.  We will learn about conjunctions and compound parts.  We will also start learning about compound and complex sentences. This week on Monday, we will have a quiz and on Tuesday, November 13th, we will have a G2 test on chapter 7.

    We are working on a new writing piece - persuasive or opinion writing.  The revised paper is due Friday, November 2nd.  The following week, I will work with the children on final editing.  The final paper will be due Tuesday, November 13th for a G2 grade. 

    Spelling -  Our spelling words this week are: conflict, orphan, instant, complex, simply, burglar, laundry, laughter, employ, anchor, merchant, improve, arctic, mischief, childhood, purchase, dolphin, partner, complain, tremble, anthem, illustrate, function, conscience, and apostrophe. 

    The spelling assignments for this week are:   Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST have at LEAST 10 words.  The first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase.  On Thursday, November 15th, we will have our regular spelling test and on Friday, November 16th, we will have a dictation test. 

    Have a great week and a wonderful, relaxing, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

     

     

    Week of November 5 - 9, 2018

     

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    We are using IReady at least 45 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading - This week, we will be in our reading text books.  Every child has a reading textbook at home that was sent home at the beginning of the year.  He/she can ALWAYS reread the story we are reading at school.  This will help him/her with vocabulary and comprehension when we take our reading test.   We will read Everglades Forever.  Our focus skill will be cha review of persuasive text.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, November 9th. 

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles -  Literature circles will always meet on Wednesday of every week. He/she will be responsible for reading his/her assignment each week and completing the role sheet.  This will be for a grade each week. Information on the end of the semester project on the literature circle books also went home.  Please make sure your child is working on it.   This work can start now.  Don't let him/her procrastinate on this project.  One half of the project will be due on Wednesday, November 14th.  

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will be given new words on Tuesday, November 6th.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Thursday, November 8th, your child will complete synonyms/antonyms for a g1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, November 13th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade and Friday, November 16th, your child will be a G2 test on these words.  

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 7.  We will learn about conjunctions and compound parts.  We will also start learning about compound and complex sentences. We are working on a new writing piece - persuasive or opinion writing.  The revised paper is due Friday, November 2nd.  The following week, I will work with the children on final editing.  The final paper will be due Tuesday, November 13th for a G2 grade. 

    Spelling -  Our spelling words this week are:  human, exact, award, behave, credit, basic, vivid, evil, modern, nation, robot, panic, select, cousin, item, police, prefer, menu, novel, deserve, autumn, nuisance, logic, column, and laser. 

    The spelling assignments for this week are:   Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST have at LEAST 10 words.  The first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase.  On Friday, November 9th, we will have a spelling test.  We will NOT have a spelling dictation test this week. 

    Have a great week!

    Week of October 29 - November 2, 2018

    ***Wednesday, October 31st, is Booster Fun Day.  You can wear orange and black for $1.00, if you choose to do so.  Costumes MAY  NOT be worn.

    Report cards were sent home Thursday, October 25th. If you haven't returned your child's to school, please sign it and return it. 

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    We are using IReady at least 45 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading - This week, we will be in our reading text books.  Every child has a reading textbook at home that was sent home at the beginning of the year.  He/she can ALWAYS reread the story we are reading at school.  This will help him/her with vocabulary and comprehension when we take our reading test.   We will read Old Yeller.  Our focus skill will be character traits.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, November 2nd. 

    STAR reports went home with Tuesday's folder.  Please make sure your child is reading at home.  

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles - Your child was given his/her book this week.  Literature circles will always meet on Wednesday of every week. He/she will be responsible for reading his/her assignment each week and completing the role sheet.  This will be for a grade each week. Information on the end of the semester project on the literature circle books also went home.  Please make sure your child is working on it.   This work can start now.  Don't let him/her procrastinate on this project.  One half of the project will be due on Wednesday, November 14th.  

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child was given new words on Tuesday, October 23rd.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Tuesday, October 30th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade and Friday, November 2nd, your child will be a G2 test on these words.  

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 6 working on persuasive writing and tools of persuasion.  Your child will be working on a persuasive paper.  On Thursday we will begin chapter 7.  We will learn about conjunctions and compound parts.  We will also start learning about compound and complex sentences. 

    Spelling -  Our spelling words this week are:  bargain, journey, pattern, arrive, object, suppose, shoulder, permit, sorrow, tunnel, subject, custom, suggest, perhaps, lawyer, timber, common, publish, burden, scissors, narrate, mentor, attempt, collide, and ignore. 

    The spelling assignments for this week are:   Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST have at LEAST 10 words.  The first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase.  On Thursday, November 1st, we will have a spelling test.  We will NOT have a spelling dictation test this week. 

    Have a great week!

    Week of October 22 - 26, 2018

    ***HAPPY FALL BREAK!  I hope you all enjoy the four day weekend!!

    Report cards will be sent home Thursday, October 25th.

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    We are using IReady at least 45 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading - This week, we will be back in our reading text books.  We will read Interrupted Journey.  Our focus skill will be cause and effect. 

    We will have a reading test on Friday, October 26th.  

    We took the STAR test last week.  I'll send home results with Tuesday's folders.  Your child will be able to take the  Maniac Magee AR test for points in the second nine weeks. 

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles - Your child voted on litterature circle books last week. He/she will be given his/her book this week.  Literature circles will always meet on Wednesday of every week. He/she will be responsible for reading his/her assignment each week and completing the role sheet.  This will be for a grade each week. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will be given new words on Tuesday, October 23rd.  We will review the words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  We will have our synonym/antonym g1 worksheet on Thursday, October 25th.  The following week on Tuesday, October 30th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade and that Friday, November 2nd, your child will be a G2 test on these words.  

    English - This week, we will continue chapter 6 working on persuasive writing and tools of persuasion.  Your child will be working on a persuasive paper. 

    Spelling -  Due to the short week, we will NOT have spelling this week.  We will resume our regular schedule next week. 

    Have a great week!

    Week of October 15 - 19, 2018

    ***A BIG thank you to all of the parents who helped make the Harvest Fest such a success!  Thank you, as well, to all of the parents who came out and brought their children.  I think everyone had a wonderful time!!

    I am so thankful for the fall weather!  I hope everyone has a wonderful fall break!  We will be out of school Friday, October 20th and Monday, October 23rd.

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    IF your child could use or wants more books, I sent home an order form this week.  You can go to scholastic.com and use code GTVMH to order books.  These are very inexpensive books plus our class gets bonus points for every order that I use to order more books for our classroom.  The orders are due by next Thursday, October 18th. 

    We are using IReady at least 45 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Please encourage your children to do their best on all IReady assignments - and anything they do in school!  Several children have a 0 percent pass rate on IReady.  More children have higher than 80 - but I think all of my students should be in the 80% or higher category.  Remember - IReady picks them up at the level where he/she tested. 

    Reading - This week, we will complete our first chapter book.  The book is titled Maniac Magee.  This is always a popular book!  We will be reading the chapters 40 - 46 this week.  The chapters are VERY short.  Your child can bring this book home, but MUST bring it each day to class.  Our focus skills will be character traits and figurative language. This is also an AR book. 

    We will have a reading test on Wednesday, October 17th.  This week, the test is on Wednesday due to fall break and INSPIRE being held on Thursday.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.  Look at your child's test when it comes home, please.  Several are not writing in complete sentences or adding text based evidence.  Sometimes it feels like a competition to see who can finish first.  First doesn't necessarily mean an A.  I'm stressing to all children to take the time to check over their papers and make sure all information is written correctly.

    We will take the STAR reading test this week.  You will get information home the following week on your child's new AR goal for the second nine weeks.  Your child will be able to take the  Maniac Magee AR test for points in the second nine weeks. 

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Literature Circles - I have been discussing and teaching my students about the different literature circle roles.  We will begin literature circles the second nine weeks of school.  The children will vote on the book he/she wants to read this week.  There will be a project due the end of the second nine weeks of school.  Information will be sent home regarding this project after the fall break. 

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 9th. We will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Students will receive a g1 grade on Tuesday, October 16th, on "complete the sentence".   That Thursday, October 18th, your child will receive a g2 grade on the vocabulary workshop test. 

    English - This week, we will also begin working in chapter 5 on subject pronouns, singular/plural nouns and common/proper nouns, complete subjects and complete predicates in sentences.  We will have a G2 test on chapter 5 on Tuesday, October 16th.  We will begin chapter 6 on Wednesday and discuss different writing techniques. 

    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.  

    The assignments for this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study.  The sentences MUST have at least seven words, and the first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase.  On Thursday, October 18th we will have our  spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week.

    Have a great week!

     

     

    Week of October 8 - 12, 2018

    ***The Harvest Festival will be held Tuesday, October 9th.  Please bring your children and enjoy the festival.  All proceeds benefit our booster club, which in turn benefits our school!  We will NOT have homework Tuesday night.  Because of this, the final paper has been postponed until Thursday, October 11th.

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    AR grade (G2) is an average of the points and the comprehension.  Children have until October 12th to make their goal.  This average will be recorded after the 12th.  We will NOT be finished with Maniac Magee by this time - which all children were told before we started the book.  I did read Crash to them which was also an AR book.  AR is supposed to be your child reading. 

    We are using IReady at least 45 minutes a week for reading and math.  The IReady program picks your child up at the level he/she tested and continues to push them from the level he/she tested.  We will take two more assessments with IReady in the winter and in the spring. 

    Reading - This week, we will begin continue first chapter book.  The book is titled Maniac Magee.  This is always a popular book!  We will be reading the chapters 33 - 39 this week.  The chapters are VERY short.  Your child can bring this book home, but MUST bring it each day to class.  Our focus skills will be character traits and figurative language. This is also an AR book.  

    We will have a reading test on Friday, October 12, 2018.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.  Look at your child's test when it comes home, please.  Several are not writing in complete sentences or adding text based evidence.  Sometimes it feels like a competition to see who can finish first.  First doesn't necessarily mean an A.  I'm stressing to all children to take the time to check over their papers and make sure all information is written correctly.

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become, and the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 9th. We will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms each day.  Students will receive a g1 grade on Thursday, October 11th on synonyms/antonyms.  The following Tuesday, October 16th, your child will receive a g1 grade on "complete the sentence".   That Thursday, October 18th, your child will receive a g2 grade on the vocabulary workshop test. 

    English - This week, we will continue to work on descriptive writing and "painting a picture" with our words - using strong, descriptive adjectives and using our senses in our writing to describe how something looks, sounds, tastes, feels, or sounds. The final paper (G2) describing his/her bedroom will be due on Thursday, October 11th.   

    This week, we will also begin working in chapter 5 on subject pronouns, singular/plural nouns and common/proper nouns, complete subjects and complete predicates in sentences.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: wildlife, uproar, home run, headache, top-secret, teammate, wheelchair, light bulb, well-known, throughout, life preserver, barefoot, part-time, warehouse, overboard, post office, outspoken, up-to-date, awestruck, newscast, motorcycle, overseas, quick-witted, stomachache, and bulletin board. 

    The assignments for this week will be Monday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet,  and study, Thursday, October 11th - spelling test.  We will NOT have spelling sentences or a dictation test this week.

    Have a great week!

     

     

    Week of October 1 - 5, 2018

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    When it comes to AR, your child should always be at 85% comprehension or above and should be at 50% of his/her goal.  Please don't allow your child to tell you we don't have time for tests, etc.  Several of the children in BOTH classes have 25-30 points already and are at 100% comprehension.  Every child needs to read.  Reading must happen at home also. 

    I've had some questions about the IReady assessment.  This was NOT for a grade.  It is for us to gain an understanding of what skills your child has mastered and what skills he/she needs to focus on.  There will be a mid-year assessment and an end of the year assessment.  Your child needs to show growth on both of these tests.  We will be using IReady in the classroom each week.  The IReady program begins your child where he/she tested and pushes him/her from that points.  It is individualized based on your child's testing performance. 

     

    Reading - This week, we will begin continue first chapter book.  The book is titled Maniac Magee.  This is always a popular book!  We will be reading the chapters 22 - 32 this week.  The chapters are VERY short.  Your child can bring this book home, but MUST bring it each day to class.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea. This is also an AR book.  We will have a G2 test on fact and opinion and main idea on Wednesday, October 3rd. This week, we will also work on character traits and comparing and contrasting main characters.

    We will have a reading test on Friday, October 5, 2018.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.  Look at your child's test when it comes home, please.  Several are not writing in complete sentences or adding text based evidence.  Sometimes it feels like a competition to see who can finish first.  First doesn't necessarily mean an A.  I'm stressing to all children to take the time to check over their papers and make sure all information is written correctly.

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become the more your vocabulary grows.

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

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, September 25th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Tuesday, October 2nd, your child will have complete the sentence and on  Friday, October 5th, your child will take a test for a G2 grade on these words. 

    English - This week, we will continue to work on descriptive writing and "painting a picture" with our words - using strong, descriptive adjectives and using our senses in our writing to describe how something looks, sounds, tastes, feels, or sounds. Your child will have a rough draft of his/her descriptive paragraph due on Tuesday, October 2nd.  We've been working on this in class.  Your child will turn in a revised copy by Thursday, October 4th.  I will work with them on final editing of the revised paper.  The final paper will be due the following week, Wednesday, October 10th, for a G2 grade. 

    This week, we will also begin working on subject pronouns, singular/plural nouns and common/proper nouns, complete subjects and complete predicates in sentences.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: steel, steal, aloud, allowed, ring, wring, lesson, lessen, who's, whose, manor, manner, pedal, peddle, berry, bury, hanger, hangar, overdo, overdue, canvass, canvas, site, sight, and cite.  These words with the definitions will be given to your child on Monday. 

    The assignments for this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST have at least seven words, and the first two MUST contain a prepositional phrase. On Friday, October 5th, we will have a spelling test.  We will NOT have a spelling dictation test this week. 

    Have a great week!

     

    Week of September 24 - 28, 2018

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    When it comes to AR, your child should always be at 85% comprehension or above and should be at 50% of his/her goal.  Please don't allow your child to tell you we don't have time for tests, etc.  Several of the children in BOTH classes have 25-30 points already and are at 100% comprehension.  Every child needs to read.  Reading must happen at home also. 

    **Please sign your child up for read-a-thon.  This is an EASY way to support our school.  The money raised is used to help our school is so many ways!  Every child who earns at least $100 will go to a "ninja warrior" party at Fusion Gym. 

    ***IReady assessment results for the fall will be sent home with Tuesday's papers.  Please look at these results with your child.  

    Reading - This week, we will begin continue first chapter book.  The book is titled Maniac Magee.  This is always a popular book!  We will be reading the chapters 12 - 21 this week.  The chapters are VERY short.  Your child can bring this book home, but MUST bring it each day to class.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea. This is also an AR book.  

     

    We will have a reading test on Friday, September 28th.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.  Look at your child's test when it comes home, please.  Several are not writing in complete sentences or adding text based evidence.  Sometimes it feels like a competition to see who can finish first.  First doesn't necessarily mean an A.  I'm stressing to all children to take the time to check over their papers and make sure all information is written correctly.

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become!

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

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, September 25th.  We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, September 27th, your child will have a g1 on synonyms and antonyms.  The following Tuesday, October 2nd, your child will have complete the sentence and on  Friday, October 5th, your child will take a test for a G2 grade on these words. 

    English - This week, we will work on descriptive writing and "painting a picture" with our words - using strong, descriptive adjectives and using our senses in our writing to describe how something looks, sounds, tastes, feels, or sounds. We will al so continue to work on prepositional phrases.

    We will continue working on editing and writing.  

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: earth, peer, twirl, burnt, smear, further, appear, worthwhile, nerve, pier, squirm, weary, alert, murmur, thirsty, reverse, worship, career, research, volunteer, yearn, engineer, interpret, dreary, and external. 

    The assignments for this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study, Thursday - study for dictation test.  On Thursday, September 27th, we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, September 28th, we will have a spelling dictation test.

    Have a great week!

     

    Week of September 17 - 21, 2018

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.  

    Progress reports are going home Thursday, September 13th!  Please review these reports.  Some reading grades are LOW.  Summer AR quizzes hurt some of the children.  An AR report also went home.  Your child should always be at 85% comprehension or above and should be at 50% of his/her goal.  Please don't allow your child to tell you we don't have time for tests, etc.  Several of the children in BOTH classes have 25-30 points already and are at 100% comprehension.  Every child needs to read.  Reading must happen at home also. 

    **Please sign your child up for read-a-thon.  This is an EASY way to support our school.  The money raised is used to help our school is so many ways!  Every child who earns at least $100 will go to a "ninja warrior" party at Fusion Gym. 

    ***We are currently working through our first on-line assessment with IReady.  This is a new program.  Please encourage your child to take every assessment seriously.  

    Reading - This week, we will begin our first chapter book.  The book is titled Maniac Magee.  This is always a popular book!  We will be reading the first eleven chapters this week.  The chapters are VERY short.  Your child can bring this book home, but MUST bring it each day to class.  Our focus skills will be fact and opinion and main idea. This is also an AR book.  

     

    We will have a reading test on Friday, September 21st.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.  Look at your child's test when it comes home, please.  Several are not writing in complete sentences or adding text based evidence.  Sometimes it feels like a competition to see who can finish first.  First doesn't necessarily mean an A.  I'm stressing to all children to take the time to check over their papers and make sure all information is written correctly.

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become!

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

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child was given a new Vocabulary Workshop story and vocabulary, on Tuesday, September 11th.  On Tuesday, September 18th your child will be given "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade and on Friday, September 21st, your child will be given a G2 test on the words.

    English - This week, in English, we will continue chapter 3 on prepositions, objects of prepositions and prepositional phrases.  On Tuesday, September 18th, we will have a G2 test on chapter 3. 

    We will continue working on editing and writing.  

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: glory, aware, carton, adore, aboard, dairy, ordeal, pardon, warn, vary, barely, torch, barge, soar, beware, absorb, armor, stairway, perform, former, discard, forfeit, orchestra, rarity, and hoard. 

    The assignments for this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study, Thursday - study for dictation test.  On Thursday, September 20th, we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, September 21st, we will have a spelling dictation test.

    Have a great week!

     

    Week of September 10 - 14, 2018

    ***Thank you to all families who ordered books for their child from scholastic.com.  We will be getting many more books for our library!!

    Mrs. Flint and I have also sent home information about how to sign up for Remind101.  Please use this service. 

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will continue in our reading books.  We will be reading a story called, Elisa's DiaryOur focus skill will be theme. 

    We will have a reading test on Friday, September 14th.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.  Look at your child's test when it comes home, please.  Several are not writing in complete sentences or adding text based evidence.  Sometimes it feels like a competition to see who can finish first.  First doesn't necessarily mean an A.  I'm stressing to all children to take the time to check over their papers and make sure all information is written correctly.

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become!

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

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will be  given a new Vocabulary Workshop story and vocabulary, Tuesday, September 11th.  On Thursday, September 13th, your child will be given synonyms/antonyms for a g1 grade.  The following week on Tuesday, September 18th your child will be given "complete the sentence" for a g1 grade and that Friday, September 21st, your child will be given a G2 test on the words.

    English - This week, in English, we will begin chapter 3 on nouns, adjectives used as nouns and making good word choices in our writing.

    We will also continue our writing piece "All About Me".  This will be an informative writing piece.  We will take this step-by-step and create a collage to go with it.  I met with each child this past week on their revised paper to help them with final corrections.  The children had time Thursday and Friday to work on this paper.  However, if they haven't completed it, they'll need to do so for homework.  On Tuesday, September 11th, the final paper with the thinking map, rough draft, and revised paper attached will be due for a G2 grade.   The collage art piece will also be due on this date. 

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: ounce, sprawl, launch, loyal, avoid, basketball, moist, haunt, scowl, naughty, destroy, saucer, pounce, poison, August, auction, royal, coward, awkward, encounter, poise, loiter, exhaust, assault, and alternate.

    The assignments for this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study, Thursday - study for dictation test.  On Thursday, September 13th, we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, September 14th, we will have a spelling dictation test.

    Have a great week!

     

     

     Week of September 3 -  7, 2018

    ENJOY THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY!!

    PLEASE, PLEASE consider joining Booster Club.   They do  wonderful things for our school from the GaGa ball pit (which all children are really enjoying) to the new water fountain that refills water bottles (children and TEACHERS are enjoying), to paying for our digital Shurley English component, and so much more!  If you need an additional form, let me know.  The class with the most sign-ups gets a visit from the ice cream truck!

    ***Scholastic flyers went home Wednesday, August 29th.  Please consider ordering your child's books from scholastic.  Online you can go to www.scholastic.com and put in code GTVMH.  The books are inexpensive, all can be used for AR, and my classroom gets "bonus" points I then use to stock our classroom library.  This order will be sent off, Wednesday, September 5th.

    Mrs. Flint and I have also sent home information about how to sign up for Remind101.  Please use this service. 

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board. All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will begin in our reading books.  We will be reading a story called, Double DutchOur focus skill will be sequencial order. 

    We will have a reading test on Friday, September 7th.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.  Look at your child's test when it comes home, please.  Several are not writing in complete sentences or adding text based evidence.  Sometimes it feels like a competition to see who can finish first.  First doesn't necessarily mean an A.  I'm stressing to all children to take the time to check over their papers and make sure all information is written correctly.

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become!

    ***New students will have the opportunity to read the summer reading books and MUST complete the tests by the Friday after Labor Day, September 7th. 

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

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child was given a new Vocabulary Workshop story and vocabulary, Tuesday, August 28th.  This week, on Tuesday, September 4th, your child will have a g1 complete the sentence.  On Friday, September 7th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

    English - This week, in English, we will have a G2 test on Thursday, September 6th.  We will continue to learn about adjectives and adverbs including article adjectives (a, an, and the). We will also continue our writing piece "All About Me".  This will be an informative writing piece.  We will take this step-by-step and create a collage to go with it.  The revised paper is DUE, Tuesday, September 4th.  They've had time in class to do this.  This week, I will meet with each child individually to review the papers.  On Tuesday, September 11th, the final paper with the thinking map, rough draft, and revised paper attached will be due for a G2 grade.   The collage art piece will also be due on this date. 

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

    The assignments for this week will be different due to the short week.  Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - study.  On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test.   The spelling grades are averaged and put into the gradebook twice during each semester as a G2 English grade.  

    Have a great week!

     

     

     Week of August 27 - 31, 2018

    Booster Club information went home in Tuesday's folders.  PLEASE, PLEASE consider joining Booster Club.   They do  wonderful things for our school from the GaGa ball pit (which all children are really enjoying) to the new water fountain that refills water bottles (children and TEACHERS are enjoying), to paying for our digital Shurley English component, and so much more!  If you need an additional form, let me know.  The class with the most sign-ups gets a visit from the ice cream truck!

    Mrs. Flint and I have also sent home information about how to sign up for Remind101.  Please use this service. 

     This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

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

    We will have a reading test on Friday, August 31st.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.  Look at your child's test when it comes home, please.  Several are not writing in complete sentences or adding text based evidence.  Sometimes it feels like a competition to see who can finish first.  First doesn't necessarily mean an A.  I'm stressing to all children to take the time to check over their papers and make sure all information is written correctly.

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the smarter you become!

    ***New students will have the opportunity to read the summer reading books and MUST complete the tests by the Friday after Labor Day, September 7th. 

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

    Vocabulary Workshop - Your child will be given a new Vocabulary Workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 28th.  We will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms daily.  This week on Thursday, August 30th, your child will have a g1 on synonyms and antonyms.  Next week, on Tuesday, September 4th, your child will have a g1 complete the sentence.  On Friday, September 7th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

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

    English - This week, we will continue to learn about adjectives and adverbs including article adjectives (a, an, and the). We will also continue our writing piece "All About Me".  This will be an informative writing piece.  We will take this step-by-step and create a collage to go with it.  Rough drafts were due last Friday.  This week, we will work on revising our papers based on peer feedback.  The revised paper will be due to me Tuesday, September 4th, for final editing.  The final paper will be due the folllowing week. 

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: sign, groan, reply, thrown, strike, mighty, stroll, compose, dough, height, excite, apply, slight, define, odor, spider, control, silent, brighten, approach, require, reproach, defy, plight, and opponent.

    Our assignments are - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet -  Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST contain at LEAST seven words.  On Thursday, August 30th,  we will have a spelling test and on Friday, August 31st, we will have a dictation test. The spelling grades are averaged and put into the gradebook twice during each semester as a G2 English grade.  

    Have a great week!

     

     

    WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!! 

     Week of August 20 - 24, 2018

    Thank you! Thank you!  We have all enrollment forms turned in for 5B.  We're still missing one from 5A. I also have received all AR forms. 

    Booster Club information went home in Tuesday's folders.  PLEASE, PLEASE consider joining Booster Club.   They do  wonderful things for our school from the GaGa ball pit (which all children are really enjoying) to the new water fountain that refills water bottles (children and TEACHERS are enjoying), to paying for our digital Shurley English component, and so much more!  If you need an additional form, let me know.  The class with the most sign-ups gets a visit from the ice cream truck!

    Mrs. Flint and I have also sent home information about how to sign up for Remind101.  Please use this service. 

    I will check my email throughout the day, but will not reply to emails after 3:30.  

    I know we live in a small town and a lot of us know each other before I end up teaching your child, but PLEASE refrain from texting and calling us about school matters after 3:30 unless it's an emergency.  IF it's an emergency, of course, I want to know, and I want you to call or text me.  However, asking about homework or asking why your child made a certain grade, etc., can be handled during the school day. 

    I will check my email throughout the day, but will not reply to emails after 3:30.  

    Our conference times are Wednesday - Friday 11:00 - 11:45 and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00 - 3:30.  We do not have the same planning periods on Monday or  Tuesday.

    We have families at home, and Mrs. Flint has a baby.   WE love your children, but we need time with our own families as well.  Thank you for your understanding.

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

    Reading - This week, we will begin in our reading books.  We will be reading a story called, Blasting Off to Space Academy. Our focus skill will be text and graphic features for non-fiction text. 

    We will have a reading test on Friday, August 24th.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.

    Please encourage your child to read every night.  The more you read, the better you become! 

    ***Your child will have until Friday, August 17th, to complete his/her AR tests on summer reading.  These MUST be done by this date.  New students will have the opportunity to read the summer reading books and MUST complete the tests by the Friday after Labor Day, September 7th. 

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

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child was given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 14th.  We will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms daily.  This week, on Tuesday, August 21st, your child will have a g1 complete the sentence.  That Friday, August 24th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

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

    English -This week, we will review our test from Friday.  We will begin chapter 2 and learn about adverbs and adjectives.  We will also begin a new writing piece "All About Me".  This will be an informative writing piece.  We will take this step-by-step and create a collage to go with it.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: awake, feast, stray, greet, praise, disease, repeat, display, braces, thief, ashamed, sleeve, waist, beneath, sheepish, release, remain, sway, training, niece, terrain, succeed, betray, motivate, and upheaval.

    Our assignments are - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday, spelling worksheet -  Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. The sentences MUST contain at LEAST seven words.  On Thursday, August 23rd,  we will have a spelling test and on Friday, August 24th, we will have a dictation test. The spelling grades are averaged and put into the gradebook twice during each semester as a G2 English grade.  

    Have a great week!

     

     

     

    WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!! 

     Week of August 13 - 17, 2018

    Today has been a wonderful day!  I've heard great things about this group of children, and I'm looking forward to a fantastic year!!

    **Please turn in all enrollment forms.  I sent home a bus form and an additional information form with your child on Thursday, August 9th.  Please return those as soon as you can.  Mrs. Flint and I have also sent home information about how to sign up for Remind101.  Please use this service. 

    Thank you!!

    This site will be updated weekly.  You can also join Remind 101.  The Remind 101 will be texted out when there is a change of schedule or an important event coming up.  I will not send out daily homework reminders.  Homework for each class will be written on the board.  All students need to write this down each day.    

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

    We will have a reading test on Friday, August 17th.  We will normally have reading tests each Friday.  They will cover the story and will also include the skill and/or discussion questions from the story.

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

    ***Your child will have until Friday, August 17th, to complete his/her AR tests on summer reading.  These MUST be done by this date.  New students will have the opportunity to read the summer reading books and MUST complete the tests by the Friday after Labor Day, September 7th.

     

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

    Vocabulary workshop - Your child will be given a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 14th.  We will review the vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms daily.  This week, we will have a g1 on synonyms and antonyms on Thursday, August 16th.  The following week, on Tuesday, August 21st, your child will have a g1 complete the sentence.  That Friday, August 24th, your child will have a G2 test on these words.

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

    English - We will be using the Shurley English program this year.  We had a pretest Friday, August 10th so that I could see where the students need additional practice.  We will begin with chapter 1 and learn about synonyms/antonyms, analogies, and discuss capitalization and punctuation rules. On Friday, August 17th, we will have our first G2 test in English.

    Spelling -   Our spelling words for this week are: breath, wobble, blister, crush, direct, promise, grasp, numb, hymn, shovel, gravity, frantic, swift, feather, comic, bundle, solid, weather, energy, stingy, instruct, distress, summit, massive, and physical.

    Our assignments are - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday, spelling worksheet -  Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study. On Thursday, August 16th,  we will have a spelling test and on Friday, August 17th, we will have a dictation test. The spelling grades are averaged and put into the gradebook twice during each semester as a G2 English grade.  

    Have a great week!

     

    week of August 7 - 11

     

  •  

    Mrs. Flint's Class 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at aflint@cleveland.k12.ms.us or message me on Remind 101 (M-F until 6)!

    UPCOMING DATES

     

    Attention:

    Math Topic 8 test on Thursday and Chapter 7 vocabulary test on Friday

    January 14-18, 2019

    Monday- 

    CCSS skill:  Problem Solving: Writing to Explain (Fractions

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 9-1(Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill: Estimating Sums and Differences of Fractions

    Vocabulary: benchmark fraction

    Homework: Practice 9-2(Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  Adding Fractions With Unlike Denomenators

    Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Y0Kvcnw8g

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 9-3(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill: Topic 8 Test- Numerical and Algebraic Expressions

    Video: 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: none (Optional)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: Centers

    Video: 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: none

    Science

    Tuesday


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

    Wednesday


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

    Social Studies

    Monday- Finish up all terms and create quizlet

    Tuesday- Read lesson 1 and do lesson 1 outline page

    Wednesday- Read lesson 2 and do lesson outline page

    Thursday-none

    Friday- Chapter 7 Vocabulary Quiz

    January 8-11, 2019

    Math

    Monday- 

    TWD

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.OA.B.3- Patterns: Extending Tables

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlUBFXfLE0c

    Vocabulary: Corresponding, Terms, Sequence

    Homework: Practice 8-6(Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.OA.A.2-Problem Solving: Use Reasoning

    Video- none

    Vocabulary: none

    8-6 quiz

    Homework: Practice 8-7(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill: Topic 8 Centers/ 8-7 quiz

    Video: none

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice test on page 199 (Finish up from Class)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: Mid Year Iready Assessment 

    Video: none

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: none

    Science

     

    Thursday, Jan 10


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


    Friday, Jan 11


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

     

     

    Social Studies

    Monday- TWD

    Tuesday- Start defining terms for Chapter 7

    Wednesday- Work on terms for Chapter 7

    Thursday-Finish terms for Chapter 7

    Friday- none

    December 10-14, 2018

    Math

    Monday- 

    CCSS skill:  5.OA.A.1- Order of Operations (Keep working on this) 

    Video:

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 8-2(Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.OA.A.1- Evaluating Expressions

    Video:

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 8-3(Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.OA.A.1-Addition and Subtraction Expressions

    Video- none

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 8-4(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill: 5.OA.A.1- Multiplication and Division Expressions

    Video: 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 8-5 (Optional)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: 5.OA.A.1- Multiplication and Division Expressions

    Video: 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 8-5 (Optional)

    Science

     

    Monday, Dec 10


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


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


    P.5.5C Chemical and Physical Changes - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news. (RECEIVED)


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


    Tuesday, Dec 11


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


    Wednesday, Dec 12


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


    Friday, Dec 14


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


    Saturday, Dec 15


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

     

     

    Social Studies

    Monday- Vocabulary Test

    Tuesday- Lesson 2 wkst/Read Lesson 2, Ch.6

    Wednesday- Lesson 3 wkst/Read Lesson 3, Ch.6

    Thursday-Complete Study Guide

    Friday- Chapter 6 Test (will be on quizlet)

    December 3-7, 2018

    Math

    Monday- 

    CCSS skill: 5.OA.A.2- Variables and Expressions

    Video: 

    Vocabulary: algebraic expression, numerical expression, variable

    Homework: Practice 8-1

    Tuesday-Topic 7 Test

    CCSS skill: 5.OA.A.1- Order of Operations

    Video:

    Vocabulary: order of Operations

    Homework: Practice 8-2(Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.OA.A.1- Evaluating Expressions

    Video:

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 8-3(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.OA.A.1-Addition and Subtraction Expressions

    Video- none

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 8-4(Workbook)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: 5.OA.A.1- Multiplication and Division Expressions

    Video: 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 8-5 (Optional)

    Science

     

    Monday, Dec 3


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Tuesday, Dec 4


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


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


    Wednesday, Dec 5


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


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


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

     

     

    Social Studies

    Monday- Turn in defined words for G1

    Tuesday- none

    Wednesday- Complete Lesson Outline page (front)

    Thursday-Complete Lesson Outline page (back)

    Friday- none

     November 26-30, 2018

    Math

    Monday- 

    CCSS skill: N.NBT.B.7-Dividing a Whole Number by a Decimal

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJKDdZy3r4

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 7-5 

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7- Dividing a Decimal by a Decimal

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHkI3hGQhZI

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 7-6(Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Number Sense: Decimal Division

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjpu5y3Ve2Y

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 7-3(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.B.7-Multi Step Problems

    Video- none

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice test in book for extra credit p.174

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: Topic 7 Test

    Video: 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 7-7 (Optional)

    Science

    Monday, Nov 26 (Some of this has been started and will be finished up this week)


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Tuesday, Nov 27


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Wednesday, Nov 28


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


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Thursday, Nov 29


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Friday, Nov 30


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.

     

    Social Studies

    Monday- Begin Defining words for Chapter 6

    Tuesday- Read Lesson 1 Chapter 6

    Wednesday- Complete Lesson Outline page (front)

    Thursday-Complete Lesson Outline page (back)

    Friday- Turn in defined words for G1

    November 12-16, 2018

    Social Studies Test Wednesday Nov. 17

    Math

    Monday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.A.2-Dividing Decimals by 10, 100, 1000

    Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJldAeh27nw

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 7-1(Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7- Estimating Decimal Quotients

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQVu7FwAVyU

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 7-2(Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Number Sense: Decimal Division

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjpu5y3Ve2Y

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 7-3(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.B.7- Dividing by a Whole Number

    Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE7bZcUK2nU

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework:Practice 7-4 (Workbook)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: N.NBT.B.7-Dividing a Whole Number by a Decimal

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJKDdZy3r4

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 7-5 (Optional)

    Science


    Monday, Nov 12


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Tuesday, Nov 13


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


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


    Wednesday, Nov 14


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


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


    Thursday, Nov 15


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Reading Science
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.


    Friday, Nov 16


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

    Social Studies

    Monday- "Plymouth In the News" Lesson 3

    Tuesday- Review Chapter Five

    Wednesday- Chapter 5 Comprehension test

    Thursday-none

    Friday- none

    Math

    Monday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Multiplying a Decimal by a Whole Number

    Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRpFTycg2z0

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 6-5(Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7- Multiplying Two Decimals

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSFja7Jsg6c

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 6-6(Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Problem Solving: Multi Step Problems

    Video: See video on Pearson Realize for lesson 6-7

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 6-7(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  Review/ 6-5 and 6-6 enrichment

    Video- 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice test pg. 152-3

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: Topic 6 Test/Centers

    Video: none

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: none

    Science

    Monday, Nov 5


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


    Tuesday, Nov 6


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Wednesday, Nov 7


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5B Mixtures - Linking Literacy
    Strategies to help students comprehend difficult informational text.


    Thursday, Nov 8


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


    Friday, Nov 9


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

    Social Studies

    Monday- Vocabulary Review Practice

    Tuesday- Read Lesson 2 together/ Vocabulary Test

    Wednesday- "The Lost Colony" Lesson 2

    Thursday- Read Lesson 3 Together

    Friday- "Plymouth In the News" Lesson 3

     

    October 29- Novermber 2

    Math

    Monday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Estimating the Product of a decimal and a whole number

    Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12Ub4ZayV88

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 6-2(Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Number Sense: Decimal Multiplication

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-G-5_NvdEA

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 6-3(Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Models for Multiplying Decimals

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B2CpiJO-uI

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 6-4(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Multiplying a Decimal by a Whole Number

    Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRpFTycg2z0

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Practice 6-5(Workbook)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: Math Centers and Interventions

    Video: none

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: none

    Science



    Monday, Oct 29


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Tuesday, Oct 30


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Wednesday, Oct 31


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Thursday, Nov 1


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


    P.5.5B Mixtures - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Friday, Nov 2


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

    Social Studies

    Monday- Complete L3 Vocabulary

    Tuesday- Finish Vocabulary for Chapter 5

    Wednesday- The Search for the Northwest Passage (Lesson 1)

    Thursday-  Read Lesson 1 together

    Friday- None

     

    October 23-26

    Math

    Monday-

    Fall Break! Enjoy! 

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  Go over practice test on pg.128

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 5-6 (Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.A.2- Multiplying Decimals by 10, 100, or 1000 (Move the decimal to the RIGHT

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bIHQYztNFM 

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 6-1(Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Estimating the Product of a decimal and a whole number

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 6-2(Workbook)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.7-Number Sense: Decimal Multiplication

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-G-5_NvdEA

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: none

    Science

    Tuesday, Oct 23


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Math Connections
    A practice that uses grade-level appropriate math activities to address the concept.


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Wednesday, Oct 24


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.

    Thursday, Oct 25


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


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

     Social Studies

    Monday- Fall Break

    Tuesday- Finish Vocabulary for Chapter 5

    Wednesday- The Search for the Northwest Passage (Lesson 1)

    Thursday-  Read Lesson 1 together

    Friday- None

    Math

    Monday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Connecting Models and Symbols

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 5-3 (Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Dividing by Multiples of 10

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 5-4 (Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6- Dividing 1 digit, 2 digit and greater quotients

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 5-7 (Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Problem Solving, Missing, or extra information

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: none

    Friday- 

    Fall Break

    Science

     

    Monday, Oct 15


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


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Tuesday, Oct 16


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


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Wednesday, Oct 17


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Math Connections
    A practice that uses grade-level appropriate math activities to address the concept.


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.


    Thursday, Oct 18


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Picture Vocabulary
    A slide presentation of important vocabulary terms along with a picture and definition.

     

    Social Studies

    Monday- Vocabulary and Content review for Chapter 4

    Tuesday- Chapter Four Vocabulary Test

    Wednesday- Chapter 4 Content test

    Thursday- Begin Defining Vocab for Chapter 5

    Friday- Fall Break

     

    Math: October 8-12

    Monday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Using Patterns to divide

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 5-1 (Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Estimating Quotients with 2-Digit Divisors

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 5-2 (Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Connecting Models and Symbols

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 5-3 (Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Dividing by Multiples of 10

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 5-4 (Workbook)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: Dividing with 1-Digit Quotients

    Vocabulary: None

    Homework: None

    Science

     


    Monday, Oct 8


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


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Tuesday, Oct 9


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


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Wednesday, Oct 10


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Math Connections
    A practice that uses grade-level appropriate math activities to address the concept.


    Thursday, Oct 11


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    Friday, Oct 12


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - STEMscopedia
    Reference materials that includes parent connections, career connections, technology, and science news.


    P.5.5A Properties of Matter - Reading Science
    A reading passage about the concept, which includes five to eight comprehension questions.

     

    Social Studies

    Monday- Define Vocabulary for Chapter 4 (22 terms) PLEASE STUDY

    Tuesday- Check for completed terms/Vocabulary Review

    Wednesday- Christopher Columbus' Expedition/Read Chapter 4, Lesson 1

    Thursday- None

    Friday- The Fall of the Aztec City/Read Chapter 4, Lesson 2

    Math: October 1-5 

    Monday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Dividing by 1 digit divisors

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 4-4 (Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Zero in the Quotient

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 4-5 (Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-More Dividing One Digit Divisors

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 4-6 (Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Problem Solving-Draw a picture/write an equation

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 4-7 (Workbook)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: Division Review

    Vocabulary: None

    Homework: None

    Science

    Monday-

    Video engage/ Stemscopepedia 

    Tuesday


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


    Wednesday-Thursday


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


    Friday


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

    Social Studies

    Monday- Chapter 3 Review/Study Guide

    Tuesday- Chapter 3 Test

    Wednesday- Vocabulary Study Chapter 4

    Thursday- None

    Friday- Read Chapter 4 Lesson 1

     

     

    Math Topic 3 Test (Tuesday 9-25-18)

    Monday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6- Dividing Multiples of 10 and 100

    Vocabulary: dividend, divisor, quotient

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 4-1 (Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Estimating Quotients

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 4-2 (Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Problem Solving: Reasonableness

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 4-3 (Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.6-Dividing by 1 digit divisors

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 4-4 (Workbook)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: 15-1 and 15-2 Polygons and Triangles

    Vocabulary: polygon, regular polygon, triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon,hexagon, octagon, equilateral triangle, isosceles triangle, scalene triangle, right triangle, acute triangle, obtuse triangle (we will make notecards for these terms)

    Homework: None

    Science: 

    5A Flint


    Lesson plans scheduled between Sep 23 and Sep 29.


    Monday, Sep 24


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


    Tuesday, Sep 25


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


    Wednesday, Sep 26


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


    Friday, Sep 28


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

     

     

    Social Studies

    Monday- Trade and the Songhai Empire

    Tuesday- Early European Explorers

    Wednesday- Columbus's Expedition

    Thursday- none

    Friday- Chapter 3 Vocabulary Review

    September 17-21, 2018

    Math: Math Topic 3 Test (Tuesday 9-25-18)

    Monday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.5- Multiplying 2 Digit Numbers by multiples of 10

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 3-3 (Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.5- Multiplying 2-Digit by 2 Digit Numbers

    Vocabulary: partial products

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 3-4 (Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.5- Multiplying greater numbers

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 3-5 (Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.5- Multiplying Problem Solving-Draw a Picture/Write an equation

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 3-4 (Workbook)

    Friday- 

    CCSS skill: Review skills with centers

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: None

    Science: 

    5A Flint


    Lesson plans scheduled between Sep 16 and Sep 22.


    Tuesday, Sep 18


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


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


    Wednesday, Sep 19


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


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


    Thursday, Sep 20


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

    Social Studies

    Monday- Read Lesson 3 Chapter 3, Complete vocabulary

    Tuesday- Read Lesson 4 Chapter 3, Complete vocabulary

    Wednesday- none

    Thursday- Chapter 3 Review

    Friday- None

     

    Math:

    September 10-14

    Monday-

    CCSS skill: 5. NBT.B.7- Multiplication Properties 

    Vocabulary: Commutative Property, Associative Property, Identity Property, Zero Property (of multiplication

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 3-1 (Workbook)

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.A.2- Multiplying by Powers of Ten

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

    Homework: Reteach and practice 3-2  (Workbook) 

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.5- Multiplying 2 Digit Numbers by multiples of 10

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 3-3 (Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.5- Multiplying 2-Digit by 2 Digit Numbers

    Vocabulary: partial products

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 3-4 (Workbook)

    Friday-

    CCSS skill: Review skills with centers

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: None

    Science:

    Lesson plans scheduled between Sep 9 and Sep 15.


    Monday, Sep 10


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


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


    Tuesday, Sep 11


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


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


    Wednesday, Sep 12


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


    L.5.3B Food Webs - Independent Practice
    A fill in the blank sheet that helps students master the vocabulary of this scope.


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


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


    Thursday, Sep 13


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


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


    Friday, Sep 14


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


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

    Social Studies

    Monday- Finish study guide

    Tuesday- Chapter 2 Test

    Wednesday- Define Vocabulary for chapter 3

    Thursday- None

    Friday- None

    September 4-7

     

    Monday-

    Labor Day Holiday- No School

     

    Tuesday-

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

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 2-3 (Workbook)

    Wednesday-

    Field Trip "Fishing Rodeo"

     

    Thursday-

    Topic 2 Test

     

    Friday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.B.7- Multiplication Properties

    Vocabulary: Communtative Property of Multiplication, Associative Property of Multiplication, Identity Property of Multiplication, Zero Property of Multiplication

    Homework: None

    Science:

     

    Tuesday, Sep 4


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


    Wednesday, Sep 5


    Field Trip "Fishing Rodeo"


    Thursday, Sep 6


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


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


    Friday, Sep 7


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


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

     

    Social Studies:

    Monday-

    Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday-

     In class- Read Chapter 2 Lesson 3 on pg. 68. Complete homework sheet "Identifying Cause and Effect"

     Wednesday-

    Field Trip "Fishing Rodeo"

    Thursday-

    In class- Read Chapter 2 Lesson 3 on pg. 68. Complete homework sheet "Talking with a Lakota Chief"

    Friday- None

    August 27-31

    Monday-

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

    Vocabulary: Commutative Property, Associative Property, Compatible Numbers, Compensation

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 2-1 (Workbook)

    Tuesday-

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

    Vocabulary: rounding

    Homework: Reteach 2-1 & Practice 2-2 (Workbook) 

    Wednesday-

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

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 2-3 (Workbook)

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.B.70 Modeling Addition and Subtracting od Decimals

    Vocabulary: 

    Homework: Reteach and Practice 2-4 (Workbook)

    Friday-

    CCSS skill: 5. NBT.B.7- Adding Decimals

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: None

    Science:

     

    Monday- Engage Activity- Begin looking at Food Webs

    Tuesday- Scope 1 Test- Photosyntesis- STUDENTS HAVE HIGHLIGHTED NOTES AND MATERIALS TO STUDY. 

    Homework-

    Wednesday-

    Explore Activity 1- In this activity, students research various ecosystems and the organisms that can inhabit them, and then they identify the flow of energy within those environments by creating basic food chains with sample organisms.

    Thursday- Finish Explore Activity 1

    Friday- Take video notes and receive stemscopedia

    Social Studies:

    Monday-

    In class- we will read chapter 2. We will also complete "Observing Hopi Life" 

    Tuesday-

     In class- read chapter 2, Lesson 2 and finish the back of above sheet. Then, we will turn it in for a G1.

     Wednesday-

    Vocabulary from Chapter 2 due for a check. (started working on this in class last week)

    Thursday-

    Homework- Read Chapter 2 Lesson 3 on pg. 70. Complete homework sheet "Talking with a Lakota Chief"

    Friday- None

    August 13-17, 2018

    Math:

    Monday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.A.1- Place Value Relationships

    Vocabulay- digits, value

    Homework- Reteach 1-1 & Practice 1-1 (Workbook) NOTE- It's front and back

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.A.3a-Tenths and Hundredths

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach 1-2 & Practice 1-2 (Workbook) 

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.A.3a-Thousandths

    Vocabulary: standard form, expanded form

    Homework: Reteach 1-3 & Practice 1-3 (Workbook) 

    Thursday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.A.3a- Decimal Place Value

    Vocabulary: word form, equivalent decimals, standard form, expanded form

    Homework: Reteach 1-3 & Practice 1-3 (Workbook) 

    Friday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.A.3a- Review Lessons 1-4

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: None

    Science:

     

          We will begin working on the standard L.5.3A. This standard will give the students an understanding of photosynthesis and the transfer of energy from the sun into chemical energy necessary for plant growth and survival. This week we will read about these major concepts and do several hands on activities. Because we are dealing with a new curriculum, we will hold off on homework in science for the first week. 

    Social Studies:

    Monday-

    Homework: Read Chapter 1, Lesson 1 and complete "Review and Assess" on page 45

     

    Tuesday-

    In class- we will read chapter 1, Lesson 1 together and define the vocabulary. We will also complete "Looking at the Maya" for a G1 grade.

     Wednesday-

    Homework: Read Chapter 1 Lesson 2 and complete "Review and Assess" 1-5 only on page 51

     

    Thursday-

    In class- we will read chapter 1, Lesson 2 together and complete the chapter 1 review on page 52.

     

    Friday- None

    August 20-24, 2018

    Math:

    Monday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.A.1- comparing decimals

    Vocabulay- none

    Homework- Reteach 1-5 & Practice 1-5 (Workbook) NOTE- It's front and back

    Tuesday-

    CCSS skill: 5.NBT.A.3a-Problem Solving (Looking for a Pattern)

    Vocabulary: none

    Homework: Reteach 1-6 & Practice 1-6 (Workbook) 

    Wednesday-

    CCSS skill:  5.NBT.A.1 and 5.NBT.A.3a- Review

    Vocabulary: 

    Homework: Practice Test pg.24-25 (look over and study from class

    Thursday-

    Math Topic 1 Test

     

    Friday- Begin Topic 2

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

    Vocabulary: Commutative Property, Associative Property, Compatible Numbers, Compensation

    Homework: None

    Science:

     

    Monday- Finish Photosyntesis diagram

    Tuesday- Explore activity 2

    Wednesday- Video Explain

    Thursday- Stemscopedia Test 

    Friday- Finish up all activities

    Social Studies:

    Monday-

    In class- we will read chapter 1, Lesson 1 together and define the vocabulary. We will also complete "Looking at the Maya" for a G1 grade.

    Tuesday-

    Social Studies Chapter 1 test.

     Wednesday-

    In class we will beging Chapter 2 Lesson 1 on pg. 56. We will work on "Observing Hopi Life."

     

     Thursday-

    Homework- Read Chapter 2 Lesson 2 on pg. 62. Complete "Review and Assess" on pg. 67.

     

     

    Friday- None