Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 27 - May 1

Important Dates
May 4 - 4th Quarter Project Due
May 8 - Scholastic Orders Due
May 22 - Science EOG
May 25 - No School
May 26 - Reading EOG
May 27 - Math EOG

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Orders Due May 8, 2015.
  • 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
  • If you are looking for summer activities or camps for your child this summer, consider signing them up for week-long summer camps at NCS! To learn more, click the following link: http://www.neusecharterschool.org/steam-powered-summer-camps.html
  • Tutoring Available:

    Any 3-5 elementary student needing assistance with EOG studies may come on Thursday mornings at 7:45 to the library. Some NJHS members will available to assist students with homework or studying for upcoming tests. Help will be available on the following dates: 
    ·  April 30
    ·  May 7
    ·  May 14
    ·  May 21

Homework - 
Monday - Reading Passage & Vocab page 192
Tuesday -  Reading Passage & Vocab page 193
Wednesday - Reading Passage & Vocab page 194
Thursday - Reading Passage & Vocab page 196

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 26 Test
Friday - Poetry Test

This Week...  

Monday
Students will begin learning about idioms and identify some common examples. We will work on a practice EOG passage and talk about the vocabulary words this week, which are short idiom phrases, and their meanings.

Tuesday
Students will continue to work with idioms. We will read a story called, The King Who Rained, and students will generate a list of idioms that are included in the story. Students will work on EOG practice with the Ipads and review their vocabulary words. 

Wednesday
Students will continue to work with idioms. We will read a story called, My Teacher Likes to Say, and students will add examples of idioms from the book to the list they started the day before.  Students will work on an assignment that will ask them to choose one of the idioms from our list and draw pictures to illustrate the figurative and literal meanings of the idiom.  

Thursday
Students will review for the poetry test they will take Friday. We will review all poetry vocabulary, labeling the rhyme scheme of a poem, and reading and answering comprehension questions about a poem by using a task card activity. 

Friday 
Students will take the Lesson 26 Vocabulary Test and the Poetry Unit Test. If time allows, students will work on EOG practice on Moby Max. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 20 - 24

Important Dates
Apr. 21 - 3rd Quarter Awards
Apr. 24 - Scholastic Orders Due
May 4 - 4th Quarter Project Due
May 22 - Science EOG
May 25 - No School
May 26 - Reading EOG
May 27 - Math EOG

Important Reminders

Homework - 
Monday - Reading Passage & Vocab page 111
Tuesday -  Reading Passage & Vocab page 112 - 113
Wednesday - Reading Passage & Vocab page 114 - 115
Thursday - Reading Passage & Vocab page 117

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 15 Test

This Week...  

Monday
Students will learn about a new type of poem called a Five Senses Poem. They will take notes, look at examples and begin to write their own Five Senses poems.  We will continue to work on EOG practice as well. 

Tuesday
Students will continue to work on writing their Five Senses poems and finish up any other poems they still need to work on.  We will use IPads to work on EOG practice. 

Wednesday
Students will learn about a new type of poem called Haiku Poems.  They will take notes, look at examples and begin writing their own Haiku poems.  We will continue to work on EOG practice as well. 

Thursday
Students will have time to work their Haiku poems and will work on EOG practice using IPads. 

Friday 
Students will take the Lesson 15 Vocabulary Test and will have class time to finish any of the six different types of poems they have been writing. We will combine all six poems into a poetry book for each student to showcase their work. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tutoring Available

Tutoring Available:

Any 3-5 elementary student needing assistance with EOG studies may come on Thursday mornings at 7:45 to the library. Some NJHS members will available to assist students with homework or studying for upcoming tests. Help will be available on the following dates: 
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 14
  • May 21

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 13 - 17

Important Dates
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 - Reading Passage
Thursday - None

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week...  

Monday
Students will learn about a new type of poem called Shape Poems. They will take notes, look at examples and begin to write their own shape poems.  We will continue to work on EOG practice as well. 

Tuesday
Students will continue to work on writing their shape poems and finish up any other poems they still need to work on.  We will use IPads to work on EOG practice. 

Wednesday
Students will learn about a new type of poem called Cinquain Poems.  They will take notes, look at examples and begin writing their own cinquain poems.  We will continue to work on EOG practice as well. 

Thursday
Students will have time to work their cinquain poems and will work on EOG practice using IPads. 

Friday 
Field Trip to Wilmington, NC. Remember to meet in the back parking lot by 6:45am! 

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.