Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 30 - April 2

Important Dates
Mar 23 - 30 - Book Fair
Mar 30 - Spring Pictures
Apr. 1 - End of 3rd Quarter
Apr. 3 - 12 - Spring Break
Apr. 13 - Auction Basket items due
Apr. 17 - Field Trip to Wilmington
Apr. 21 - 3rd Quarter Awards
Apr. 24 - Scholastic Orders Due

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Orders Due April 24, 2015.
  • Annual Auction Basket - This year each grade level will have create one themed basket to enter into the Annual Auction.  5th Grade's theme is Movie Night.  We will need donations of items that we can include in our grade's basket.  Items to donate might include: popcorn, movie tickets, candy, family-friendly movies, donations from local businesses that would fit our theme, etc. If you would like to donate any items for the basket, please send them in to your child's teacher.  Thank you for all your help!
  • NCS needs proctors for the EOGs.  If you are interested in signing up to help out, please click on the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba82da64-eogproctors

Homework - 
Monday - Reading Passage 
Tuesday -  Reading Passage 
Wednesday - None
Thursday - None

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week...  

Monday
Students will continue writing their first poems that will be included in a personal poem book for each student.  We will also spend time on EOG practice using MobyMax. 

Tuesday
Students will learn about the next type of poem that will be included in their poem books and take notes so they will be able to write their own poem.  We will work on an EOG practice reading passage if time allows. 

Wednesday
Students will have class time to continue working on writing the poems they started yesterday that will be included in their poem books.  If time permits, we will continue working on EOG practice. 

Thursday
Students will have time to work on any unfinished poems they have started this week. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 23 - 27

Important Dates
Mar 23 - 30 - Book Fair
Mar 30 - Spring Pictures
Apr. 1 - End of 3rd Quarter

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Orders Due April 24, 2015.
  • Annual Auction Basket - This year each grade level will have create one themed basket to enter into the Annual Auction.  5th Grade's theme is Movie Night.  We will need donations of items that we can include in our grade's basket.  Items to donate might include: popcorn, movie tickets, candy, family-friendly movies, donations from local businesses that would fit our theme, etc. If you would like to donate any items for the basket, please send them in to your child's teacher.  Thank you for all your help!
  • NCS needs proctors for the EOGs.  If you are interested in signing up to help out, please click on the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba82da64-eogproctors
  • We are in need of some supplies for our classroom. If any parents would be willing to send in any of these items, we would appreciate it so much. Thank you!
    • Lined notebook paper
    • Reams of white copy paper 
    • Color copy paper 
    • Glue Sticks
    • Crayons

Homework - 
Monday - Reading Passage & Vocab pg 102 - 103
Tuesday -  Reading Passage & Vocab pg 104 - 105
Wednesday - Reading Passage & Vocab pg 106 - 107
Thursday - Reading Passage & Vocab pg 109

Tests/Quizzes
Wednesday - Figurative Language Quiz
Friday - Lesson 14 Vocabulary Test

This Week...  

Monday
Students will continue covering the basic vocabulary for poetry and figurative language today.  We will talk about tone, mood, imagery, theme and read and discuss comprehension questions about a short poem.   Students will begin working on a review packet on figurative language.

Tuesday
Students will learn to how to read, analyze and compare and contrast two poems.  They will be introduced to the 4th Quarter Book Project, which will require them to read, analyze and compare and contrast two different poems.  Students will finish the figurative language packets that were started on Monday. 

Wednesday
Students will take a quiz on Figurative Language, read and answer comprehension questions about a poem they read, and work on an EOG reading practice passage. 

Thursday
Students will begin to learn about specific types of poetry and be introduced to an in-class project that will allow them to create their own original poems using the poetry types they will be learning about during the next few weeks.  We will work on EOG practice reading passages and study for this week's vocabulary test using the IPads.

Friday
Students will take a vocabulary test on Lesson 14 and begin learning about the first type of poem that they will be writing for their in-class poetry project.  If time allows, we will work on an EOG practice reading passage. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

March 16 - 20

Important Dates
Mar 16 - 3rd Quarter Projects Due
Mar 23 - 30 - Book Fair
Mar 30 - Spring Pictures

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Orders Due March 20, 2015.
  • Annual Auction Basket - This year each grade level will have create one themed basket to enter into the Annual Auction.  5th Grade's theme is Movie Night.  We will need donations of items that we can include in our grade's basket.  Items to donate might include: popcorn, movie tickets, candy, family-friendly movies, donations from local businesses that would fit our theme, etc. If you would like to donate any items for the basket, please send them in to your child's teacher.  Thank you for all your help!
  • NCS needs proctors for the EOGs.  If you are interested in signing up to help out, please click on the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba82da64-eogproctors
  • We are in need of some supplies for our classroom. If any parents would be willing to send in any of these items, we would appreciate it so much. Thank you!
    • Lined notebook paper
    • Reams of white copy paper 
    • Color copy paper 
    • Glue Sticks
    • Crayons

Homework - 
Monday - Reading Passage & Vocab pg 95
Tuesday -  Reading Passage & Vocab pg 96 & 97
Wednesday - Reading Passage & Vocab pg 98 & 99
Thursday - Reading Passage & Vocab pg 100

Tests/Quizzes
Monday - MTA of HPF Chapter 26 - 36 Quiz
Tuesday - Novel Test
Friday - Lesson 13 Vocabulary Test

This Week...  

Monday
Students will take a quiz on chapters 26 - 36 of the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.  We will play a game to review the whole novel in order to prepare students to take the whole novel test on Tuesday.  

Tuesday
Students will take the novel test on The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg. We will work on EOG Prep materials. 

Wednesday
Students will be participating in International Day Activities with the Enhancement teachers throughout the day and will learn about the customs and traditions of Ecuador. 

Thursday
Students will begin a new unit on Poetry. We will discuss important vocabulary, and read a selection of different poems to familiarize students with different types of poetry. 

Friday
Students will review more important vocabulary and figurative language.  They will read poems that show examples of the figurative language we are learning about and answer analyzing questions about those poems.  

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 9 - 12

Important Dates
Mar 12 - Progress Reports
Mar 13 - No School
Mar 16 - 3rd Quarter Projects Due
Mar 23 - 30 - Book Fair
Mar 30 - Spring Pictures

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Orders Due March 20, 2015.
  • Annual Auction Basket - This year each grade level will have create one themed basket to enter into the Annual Auction.  5th Grade's theme is Movie Night.  We will need donations of items that we can include in our grade's basket.  Items to donate might include: popcorn, movie tickets, candy, family-friendly movies, donations from local businesses that would fit our theme, etc. If you would like to donate any items for the basket, please send them in to your child's teacher.  Thank you for all your help!
  • NCS needs proctors for the EOGs.  If you are interested in signing up to help out, please click on the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba82da64-eogproctors
  • We are in need of some supplies for our classroom. If any parents would be willing to send in any of these items, we would appreciate it so much. Thank you!
    • Lined notebook paper
    • Reams of white copy paper 
    • Color copy paper 
    • Glue Sticks
    • Crayons

Homework - No Vocabulary this week.
Monday - Reading Passage
Tuesday -  Reading Passage 
Wednesday - Reading Passage 

Tests/Quizzes
NONE

This Week...  

Monday
We will read chapters 26 and 27 from the novel and answer the study guide questions for those chapters.  Any students that have not yet finished the setting pictures will finish them today. 

Tuesday
Students will read chapters 28 - 30 from the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and complete the study guide questions for those chapters.  We will begin to work on EOG Prep material in class. 

Wednesday
Students will read chapters 31 - 33 from The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will continue working on EOG Prep material.


Thursday
Students will finish reading the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and complete the study guide questions for those chapters.  They will have a quiz on chapters 26 - 36 on Monday, March 16th. We will continue to work on EOG Prep material. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Supply Needs

We are in need of some supplies for our classroom. If any parents would be willing to send in any of these items, we would appreciate it so much. Thank you!

  • Lined notebook paper
  • Reams of white copy paper 
  • Color copy paper 
  • Glue Sticks
  • Crayons

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mar 2 - 6

Important Dates
Mar 6 - Field Trip Permission Forms and Money Due
Mar 12 - Progress Reports

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Orders Due March 20 , 2015.
  • Field Trip information and permission forms were sent home recently.  Please send in the completed forms and the field trip fee as soon as possible. If you would like to chaperon and want to secure a seat on the charter bus, please let me know as soon as possible as well. There are limited seats on the charter bus for adult chaperons. If you need a copy of the permission forms, please click on the following links: 


Homework - 
Monday - Reading Passage & Vocab pages 90 & 91
Tuesday -  Reading Passage & Vocab page 92
Wednesday - Reading Passage & Vocab page 93
Thursday - Reading Passage & Quizlet

Tests/Quizzes
Monday - Chapter 9 - 16 Quiz
Friday - The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Chapters 17 - 25 Quiz
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 12 Test

This Week...  

Monday
Students will take a quiz on chapters 9 - 16 of the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.  We will read chapters 17 and 18 from the novel and answer the study guide questions for those chapters.  This week, we will discuss how students can use text evidence to create a visual representation of the setting of a story.  They will begin an activity that will have them draw a picture of a particular setting from the story and then use text evidence to support the picture they drew of the setting.  

Tuesday
Students will read chapters 19 - 20 from the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and complete the study guide questions for those chapters.  They will continue to work on the setting pictures they began yesterday. 

Wednesday
Students will read chapters 21 - 23 from The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and complete the study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will have time work on the setting pictures they began this week.  


Thursday
Students will read chapters 24 - 25 from The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and complete the study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will continue to work on the setting pictures they began this week. 


Friday
Students will take a Vocabulary Test on Lesson 12, and a quiz on Chapters 17 - 25 from our novel.  Students who have not already finished their setting pictures will have time to finish.  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February 23 - 27

Important Dates
Mar 6 - Field Trip Permission Forms and Money Due
Mar 12 - Progress Reports

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Orders Due March 20 , 2015.
  • Field Trip information and permission forms were sent home recently.  Please send in the completed forms and the field trip fee as soon as possible. If you would like to chaperon and want to secure a seat on the charter bus, please let me know as soon as possible as well. There are limited seats on the charter bus for adult chaperons. If you need a copy of the permission forms, please click on the following links: 

Homework - 
Monday - Reading Passage & Vocab page 87

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week...

Monday 
Students will read chapters 11 - 13 from the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. This week, we will discuss how students can use text evidence to create a visual representation of the setting of a story.  They will begin an activity that will have them draw a picture of a particular setting from the story and then use text evidence to support the picture they drew of the setting.  

Friday
Students will read chapters 14 - 26 from the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and complete the study guide questions for those chapters.  They will continue working on the setting pictures they began the day before.