Friday, August 26, 2016

August 29 - September 2

Important Dates
Sept 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

Important Reminders
  • A field trip letter will be sent home on Monday, August 29th of this week that will detail the field trips we will take this year.  You will also get permission forms for the first field trip.  Please read the letter, fill out the needed information, and return to your child's teacher as soon as possible. Thank you!

Homework 
Monday - Quizlet to study roots. (Use this link: https://quizlet.com/147523727/root-words-lesson-1-part-2-flash-cards/)
Tuesday - Complete Example Word Chart for each root word on the Trifold for this week's root word list. (Students should have this in their Homework Folder)
Wednesday - Quizlet to study roots. (Use above link)
Thursday Finish sentence writing section on root words trifold. Write a sentence using an example word that uses one of your root words uses context clues within the sentence to give hints as to example word’s meaning.) 

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week  

Monday 
Students will continue learning about types of genres. They will learn about the genre, Historical Fiction, today and take notes.  Then, we will introduce the second set of root words they will study this week (Bio, Nym, Syn, Graph). We will complete a portion of a trifold that students will be using throughout the week to study each root word.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday 
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre, Mystery, today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by starting to fill out the example word chart of the trifold. Students will finish filling out the chart for homework.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday  
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre, Autobiography and Biography, today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by creating a circle map divided into four sections that list the root word's meaning, a picture to represent the root, a sentence using a word with the root in it to show the meaning, and example words with the root.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre, Informational, today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by writing a sentence with each root that included context clues. If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will review identifying genres in a small group activity to prepare for a quiz on September 6th. Then, we will continue working with our root words by complete the "Test Your Knowledge" section on the Trifold for this week's root words. Students will turn in the Trifold for a grade. If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 22 - 26

Important Dates
Sept 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

Important Reminders
  • If you haven't returned the forms from Open House, please fill them out and send them back in as soon as you can. 

Homework 
Monday - Quizlet to study roots. (Use this link: https://quizlet.com/146654958/lesson-1-flash-cards/)
Tuesday - Complete Example Word Chart for each root word on the Trifold for this week's root word list. (Students should have this in their Homework Folder)
Wednesday - Quizlet to study roots. (Use above link)
Thursday - Finish sentence writing sections on both trifold (invented word and root words trifolds)  Write two sentences for each invented word and root word that would use context clues within the sentence to give hints as to invented word’s meaning.) **This is also in their Homework Folder** 


Tests/Quizzes
None 

This Week  

Monday 
Students will begin a short unit on genres. They will learn about the genre of poetry today and take notes.  Then, we will introduce the first set of root words they will study this week (sub, pre, sol, re). We will complete a portion of a trifold that students will be using throughout the week to study each root word.  We will also review parts of speech using a foldable activity that they will keep in their Language Arts Binders.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday 
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre of realistic fiction today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by starting to fill out the example word chart of the trifold. Students will finish filling out the chart for homework.  We will also review the four types of sentences using a foldable activity that they will keep in their Language Arts Binders.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday  
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre of historical fiction today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by creating a circle map divided into four sections that list the root word's meaning, a picture to represent the root, a sentence using a word with the root in it to show the meaning, and example words with the root.  If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre of fantasy today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by completing an Invented Word Trifold, where students combine two of the roots they are learning to make five invented words, create a definition for the new words, draw a picture for each new word, write the part of speech, list the two roots they used and their definitions, and create a “Test Your Knowledge” question for one of the invented words with four multiple choice answers. If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will continue learning about types of genresThey will learn about the genre of science fiction today and take notes.  Then, we will continue working with our root words by complete the "Test Your Knowledge" section on the Trifold for this week's root words. Students will turn in the Trifold for a grade. If time allows, we will read from our class read aloud, Wonder by RJ Palacio. Students will have independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

August 15 - 19

Important Dates
15 - First Day of School

Important Reminders
  • If you haven't returned the forms from Open House, please fill them out and send them back in as soon as you can. 

Homework 
None this week

Tests/Quizzes
Wed & Thurs - Beginning of the year assessment

This Week  

Monday 
Students will begin to learn about procedures for the classroom and we will talk about part of the Student Handbook. If time allows, we will participate in a getting-to-know-you activity and begin a class read aloud of the novel, Wonder by RJ Palacio. 

Tuesday 
Students will complete a reading interest survey, learn about the 40 Book Challenge and what to expect for homework this year. We will also continue the class read aloud of the novel, Wonder by RJ Palacio.  

Wednesday  
Students will begin working on a beginning of the year assessment. If they do not finish today, there will be time given on Thursday to finish. 

Thursday
Students will have time to finish the beginning of the year assessment that they started on Wednesday.  If all students finish and there is time left in class, we will continue the class read aloud of the novel, Wonder by RJ Palacio. 

Friday
Students will organize their binders for Language Arts and complete an activity that will allow them to artistically represent information about themselves using as little words as possible. We will also continue the class read aloud of the novel, Wonder by RJ Palacio. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 - 2017 Supply List

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer break so far.  In case you would like to get a head start on purchasing school supplies for next year, below you will find a link to the 5th Grade Supply List.

http://www.neusees.org/uploads/1/6/8/9/1689579/fifth.pdf

I look forward to meeting all my new students and their parents in August. Enjoy the rest of the summer break!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy Summer Break!

Have a safe, relaxing and fun-filled Summer Break! See you on August 15th!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 31 - June 3

Important Dates
May 30 - Memorial Day - No School
Jun 2 - EOY Celebration 11:45AM
Jun 3 - Last Day of School - Early Release 11:45Am

Important Reminders

Homework 
None

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week  

Monday 
Memorial Day Holiday - No School

Tuesday 
Movie Day - Students can bring a blanket and pillow to relax on while they watch movies and enjoy popcorn. 

Wednesday  
Game Day - Students will rotate through three stations throughout the day: Outdoor games, Electronic games, and Board games. Students may bring in games from home to play. 

Thursday
EOY Celebration Activities: 
  • Clap Out Ceremony @ 11:45AM - Students will walk from the Elementary Building to the Middle/High School Building to symbolize the transition to Middle School. Parents, teachers, staff and students will cheer and congratulate them along the way. 
  • EOY Awards @ Picnic Shelter next to SRAC - Students will be presented with 4th Quarter and End of the Year awards. 
  • EOY Party @ Picnic Shelter next to SRAC - Students, parents, and teachers will celebrate by having a cookout. 
Friday
Last Day of School - Early Release @ 11:45AM

Friday, May 20, 2016

May 23 - 27

Important Dates
May 23 - Reading EOG
May 24 - Math EOG
May 30 - Memorial Day - No School
Jun 2 - EOY Celebration 11:45AM

Important Reminders

Homework 
None

Tests/Quizzes
Monday - Reading EOG
Tuesday - Math EOG

This Week  

Monday 
Students will take the Reading EOG.  

Tuesday 
Students will take the Math EOG.  

Wednesday  
Students will start to read articles about dangerous animals to glean information that will help them write a summary for each dangerous animal article. They will create a booklet with pictures of each dangerous animal to be included with the summary. We will also begin a read aloud of the novel, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. 

Thursday
Students will start to read articles about dangerous animals to glean information that will help them write a summary for each dangerous animal article. They will create a booklet with pictures of each dangerous animal to be included with the summary. We will also continue a read aloud of the novel, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. 
Friday
Students will start to read articles about dangerous animals to glean information that will help them write a summary for each dangerous animal article. They will create a booklet with pictures of each dangerous animal to be included with the summary. We will also continue a read aloud of the novel, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.