Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 29 - October 3

Important Dates
Oct 3 - Progress Reports
Oct 6 - Picture Day

Important Reminders
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due Oct. 23 
  • 1st Quarter Non-Book Report Project information was sent home recently. Please encourage your child to get started as soon as possible.  Project is due October 13th. 
  • Vocabulary Workbooks have arrived! Students will be given their workbooks on Monday and begin the first lesson in it this week as well. They will have a page assigned each night for homework. This will be checked the next day in class. 

Homework
Monday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocabulary Workbook pages 7 - 8
Tuesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocabulary Workbook page 9
Wednesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocabulary Workbook page 10
Thursday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocabulary Workbook page 11

Tests/Quizzes
Wednesday - Blood on the River Chapters 8 - 18 Quiz
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 1 Test 

This Week...

Monday - Students will read chapters 14 and 15 in our novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 and continue to work in their study guides.  We will also finish a lesson on Capitalization. 

Tuesday - We will read chapters 16 - 18 in our novel and finish the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also spend some time preparing for the quiz students will take on chapter 8 - 18 on Wednesday. 

Wednesday - Students will take a quiz on chapters 8 - 18 for our novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607.  We will also work on a close reading activity using a nonfiction text related to the Jamestown Colony.  

Thursday - Students will participate in a class discussion centered around the chapters we have read for the second quiz. The discussion will aim at getting students to think deeply about character actions and motivations and the themes presented so far in our reading. We will also begin a grammar lesson on using commas in our writing. 

Friday - Students will take their first Vocabulary test based on Lesson 1.  We will also read chapters 19 and 20 in Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

September 22 - 26

Important Dates
22 - Attraction Book Due Date 
29 - Attraction Book Due Date (Final)

Important Reminders
  • Attraction Book Fundraiser begins September 8th. Due dates: September 22nd and Sept. 29th.  Orders will be filled the same day they are turned in. 
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due Sept. 26 
  • 1st Quarter Non-Book Report Project information was sent home recently. Please encourage your child to get started as soon as possible.  Project is due October 13th. 
  • Vocabulary Workbooks were ordered this past Thursday and will hopefully arrive sometime this week. 

Homework
Monday: Read 30 minutes & summary
Tuesday: Read 30 minutes & summary
Wednesday: Read 30 minutes & summary
Thursday: Read 30 minutes & summary

This Week...

Monday - Students will be taking their first quiz for the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607, which we began reading last week. We will be completing a close reading activity with a nonfiction text about the Jamestown colony and finishing our first grammar lesson on parts of speech. 

Tuesday - We will participate in a discussion seminar using questions that will make students analyze and dig deeper into our novel. Students will also work on the second close reading activity for this unit based on the Jamestown colony

Wednesday - We will continue reading our novel and cover chapters 8 and 9. Students will also complete study guide questions for those chapters.  A mini-lesson on Fact and Opinion will be taught as well. 

Thursday - We will be covering chapters 10 and 11 during class and answering questions about those chapters in the study guide.  We will touch on cause and effect relationships. 

Friday - We will read chapters 12 and 13 and continue to complete the study guide for those chapters.  
We will hopefully be able to move on to the next lesson in Grammar during this week as time allows, which will focus on the hard and fast rules, such as: capitalization, punctuation and the use of commas and apostrophes.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 15 - 19

Important Dates
8 - First Day of School
8 - Attraction Book Fundraiser begins
15 - Attraction Book Due Date #1
16 - $9 for Vocabulary Workbook due
22 - Attraction Book Due Date (FINAL)

Important Reminders
  • Attraction Book Fundraiser begins September 8th. There will be two due dates: September 15th and Sept. 22.  Orders will be filled the same day they are turned in. 
  • $9 for purchasing the Vocabulary workbook we will be using this year is due September 16th
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due Sept. 26 
  • 1st Quarter Book Report Project information was sent home on Thursday. Please encourage your child to get started as soon as possible.  Project is due October 13th. 

Homework
Monday: Read 30 minutes & summary
Tuesday: Read 30 minutes & summary
Wednesday: Read 30 minutes & summary
Thursday: Read 30 minutes & summary

This Week...
On Monday, we will finish organizing our binders and complete a writing sample. 

We will be integrating Social Studies topics into many of our literature units this year.  We will begin our first unit on Tuesday, and will be reading a novel called, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone, which is takes place during American colonial times.  Students will receive a study guide to complete as we read the book. As we begin reading this week, we will discuss how character descriptions in text can help the reader identify and infer character traits and motivations.

Students will also be reviewing the parts of speech this week and responding to journal prompts in their Warm-up Journals each day.  


Saturday, September 6, 2014

September 8 - 12

Welcome Back Students and Parents!

It was so wonderful to meet all the students and parents who attended Open House on Thursday afternoon and evening.  I am looking forward to seeing all the students' smiling faces on Monday morning!

Important Dates
8 - First Day of School
8 - Attraction Book Fundraiser begins
15 - Attraction Book Due Date #1
16 - $9 for Vocabulary Workbook due
22 - Attraction Book Due Date (FINAL)
24 - Picture Day

Important Reminders

  • Please return signed Open House forms to your child's homeroom teacher. 
  • Attraction Book Fundraiser begins September 8th. There will be two due dates: September 15th and Sept. 22.  Orders will be filled the same day they are turned in. 
  • $9 for purchasing the Vocabulary workbook we will be using this year is due September 16th.  
This Week...

All Classes: 
  • We will be using the first week of school to participate in some fun activities to get to know each other, and take some time to talk about classroom expectations, routines and get our binders organized.  
  • Students will take a beginning of the year assessment this week to help determine what their academic needs are at this time.  We will complete the first half of the assessment on Wednesday and finish the last half on Friday. 
  • Information about the First Quarter Book Report will go home this Thursday. We will take class time to go over the requirements and due date.  
  • A letter about field trips that have been planned for this year will be sent home, so please be on the lookout for that in your child's Homework Folder.  We have some exciting things in the works!
  • Homework will most likely start the week of September 15th, but it will only consist of a Reading Log until Vocabulary workbooks are ordered and arrive at school. For details on the Reading Log, please click the link on the right side of this page.  Reading Logs are due on Fridays.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2014 - 2015 5th Grade Supply List

2014 - 2015 5th Grade Supply List

All Students
·         3 prong folders (with pockets)
·         Label one: “Homework” and child’s name
·         Label another: “Science EOG Folder” and child’s name
·         Label another: “Language Arts EOG Folder” and child’s name
·         2 large 2-inch 3-ring binders for Math and Sci/SS OR 1 large 3-inch 3-ring binder if you plan to have Math and Sci/SS together.  Labeled “Sci/SS” or “Math”
·         1 large 2-inch 3-ring binder for Language Arts (binder will be kept in the classroom)
·         1 Five subject spiral notebook – Labeled “Math”
·         1 Pack 8-Tab dividers for Language Arts
·         1 Pack page protectors for Language Arts
·         Headphones to be kept in Science class
·         1 ruler
·         $8 for Math IXL subscription
·         $9 for Vocabulary Workbook
·         Texas Instruments TI-15 Explorer Elementary Calculator ($15 on Amazon.com)

Inside Binder/Bookbag
·         Notebook paper
·         4 colored highlighters
·         Calculator
·         1 box colored pencils OR 1 box crayons
·         Pens – black and colored
·         2 boxes #2 pencils
·         3 glue sticks
·         1 pack cap or hand held erasers
·         Scissors
·         1 personal pencil sharpener
·         3 packs index cards

***Please have all items in a pouch located in the student’s book bags or binder prior to school starting.  This will make everything run smoothly.  Anything to be donated to the classroom, please keep separately outside the binder.  Thank you!

Homeroom Only
Everyone bring:                                                                                                 
2 containers Lysol wipes                                                              
2 boxes Kleenex                                                              
Hand sanitizer                                                                                  
Post-it notes                                     
Color copy paper             

Boys Only:
1 pack Expo markers
1 box Ziplock bags (quart or gallon)
1 box magic erasers

Girls Only:
2 paper towel rolls
White & colored cardstock paper
Plastic plates/utensils   
*Tyson Homeroom Boys & Girls Only - 1 pack of 4 count tennis balls for chairs*

Donations
Individually wrapped candy
Notebook paper
Construction paper
Scotch tape
File folders
White labels
Small stickers
Pencils


Science will be requiring many items throughout the year for classroom lab experiments.  Miscellaneous items will be needed close to the lab date; I will try and let parents know 1 – 2 weeks before the lab.  

Thanks so much!  5th Grade Teachers

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer!

Have a safe, fun and relaxing summer! See you on the first day of school, September 8, 2014!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 2 - 6

Important Dates 

June 5 - 4th Quarter Awards
June 5 - End of the Year Picnic @ SRAC 11:30AM-1:00PM
June 6 - Last Day of School - Early Release @ 11:45AM

Important Reminders   
This Week...

All Classes: 
Monday - Movie Day
We will spend class time watching a movie and eating popcorn. 

Tuesday - Craft Day
We will make a craft that students may take home with them. 

Wednesday - Board Game Day
Students may bring a board game from home to play during class time. 

Thursday - Awards & End of the Year Picnic
Awards will be at 10:00AM. The End of the Year Picnic will follow afterward from 11:30AM to 1:00PM at the SRAC. 

Friday - T-Shirt Signing Day & Last Day of School
Students may bring in a plain T-shirt to have their classmates sign throughout the morning.