Bray's Class Assignments

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

    Have a great weekend!!

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - This week our spelling words will be: actual, cruel, patriot, diet, museum, casual, ruin, pioneer, trial, visual, realize, create, riot, genuine, area, annual, audio, dial, theater, influence, diagnose, media, appreciate, society, and prior.  Our assignments this week will be - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday - worksheet 162, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (at least 7 words each) and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a great weekend!!

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - This week our spelling words will be: conflict, orphan, instant, complex, simply, burglar, laundry, laughter, employ, anchor, merchant, improve, arctic, mischief, childhood, purchase, dolphin, partner, complain, tremble, anthem, illustrate, function, conscience, and apostrophe.  Our assignments this week will be - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday - worksheet 138, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (at least 7 words each) and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a great weekend!!

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - This week our spelling words will be: human, exact, award, behave, credit, basic, vivid, evil, modern, nation, robot, panic, select, cousin, item, police, prefer, menu, novel, deserve, autumn, nuisance, logic, column, and laser.  Our assignments this week will be - Monday - 3x each,  Tuesday - worksheet 150, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences (at least 7 words each) and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test. 

    Have a great weekend!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Have a great weekend!!

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - Our spelling words for this week are:  bargain, journey, pattern, arrive, object, suppose, shoulder, permit, sorrow, tunnel, subject, custom, suggest, perhaps, lawyer, timber, common, pujblish, burden, scissors, narrate, mentor, attempt, collide, and ignore.  Our assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet 126, Wednesday - 10 spelling sentences and study.  Each sentence MUST have at LEAST seven words.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week due to the Halloween party on Friday.

    Have a great weekend!!

     

     

     

     

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

     

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - Our spelling words for this week are:  cellar, flavor, cougar, chapter, mayor, anger, senator, passenger, major, popular, tractor, thunder, pillar, border, calendar, quarter, lunar, proper, elevator, bitter, stellar, clamor, tremor, circular, and adviser.  Our assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet 114, Thursday - 10 spelling sentences and study.  Each sentence MUST have at LEAST seven words.  On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week due to the short week.   

    Have a great weekend!!

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Have a great weekend!!

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - Our spelling words are: wildlife, uproar, home run, headache, top-secret, teammate, wheelchair, light bulb, well-known, throughout, life preserver, barefoot, part-time, warehouse, overboard, post office, outspoken, up-to-date, awestruck, newscast, motorcycle, overseas, quick-witted, stomachache, bulletin board.  Please make sure you help your child learn which compound words are written together, which are separated, and which are hyphenated. 

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

     

    Have a great weekend!!

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - Our spelling words are: steal, steel, aloud, allowed, ring, wring, lesson, lessen, who's, whose, manor, manner, pedal, peddle, berry, bury, hanger, hangar, overdo, overdue, canvass, canvas, site, sight, and cite.  These are homophones (words that sound exactly alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

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

    Steel - a strong metal

    Steal - to take someone else's property without permission

    aloud - spoken or read in a full voice

    allowed - permitted

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

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

    lesson - instruction - something learned

    lessen - decrease in size, extent or range

    who's - who is or who has

    whose - belonging to who

    manor - a mansion

    manner - a way of doing something

    pedal - a lever controlled with the foot

    peddle - to sell

    berry - a small edible fruit with seeds

    bury - to place a dead body in a grave

    hanger - something to hang a garment on

    hangar - an enclosed shelter used to house something

    overdo - exhausting oneself

    overdue - not being done by the expected time

    canvass - to look over closely

    canvas - closely woven cloth

    site - location

    sight - vision

    cite - short for citation

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

    Have a great weekend!!

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

     

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

    Have a great weekend!!

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    The students have worked very hard on this writing.

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

    Have a great weekend!!

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

    paper 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    paper 

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Welcome to week 3!

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - Our spelling words are:  sign, groan, reply, thrown, strike, mighty, stroll, compose, dough, height, excite, apply, slight, define, odor, spider, control, silent, brighten, approach, require, reproach, defy, plight, and opponent. On Monday, students will write these words 3x each.  On Tuesday, there will be a spelling worksheet for a grade.  Wednesday - students will write ten sentences using spelling words.  Every sentence should contain at LEAST seven words.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test , and on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.  The average of all of the spelling grades is recorded once before progress reports and once at the end of each nine weeks as a Major English grade.

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

    Welcome to week 2!

    I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year!

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Spelling - Our spelling words are:  awake, feast, stray, greet, praise, disease, repeat, display, braces, thief, ashamed, sleeve, waist, beneath, sheepish, release, remain, sway, training, niece, terrain, succeed, betray, motivate, and upheaval.  Our assignments are - Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - write 10 spelling sentences and study.  On Thursday, we will have a spelling test on Friday, we will have a spelling dictation test.  The average of all of the spelling grades is recorded once before progress reports and once at the end of each nine weeks as a Major English grade.

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