Saturday, November 11, 2017

November 13 - 17

Important Dates
Nov. 15 - Progress Reports
Nov. 17 - Bentonville Battleground & Tobacco and Farm Life Museum Field Trip
Nov. 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by November 17th. 
  • Quizlet: Students can request to be a part of my Quizlet class by using the following link: https://quizlet.com/join/SRMQ8E3df  Once they have joined they will always have access to the Root Vocabulary for each week and can study using the games and other activities available on Quizlet. 
Homework 

Monday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 9 Roots 9A & 9B, Reading Packet
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 9 Roots 9C & 9D, Reading Packet
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 9 Roots 9E & 9F, Reading Packet
Thursday - Read 20 minutes, Study Unit 9 Vocabulary, Reading Packet

*Reading Packet due Monday, November 20th
*Unit 9 Root Packet due Monday, November 20th

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes 
Nov. 13 - Unit 8 Root Vocabulary Quiz
Nov. 16 - Quiz Ch. 1 - 10 of MTA of HPF. 
Nov. 20 - Unit 9 Root Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will take a quiz on Unit 8 Root Vocabulary words and then begin reading chapters 1 - 4 of our next novel called, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  It is set during the Civil War and centers around a boy named Homer who is searching for his brother and all the mischief he gets himself into on his journey. We will answer study guide questions and if there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will read chapters 5 - 7 of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and complete study guide questions about what we've read today. Students will also complete a reading response activity using Google Forms. There will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Wednesday
Students will read chapters 8 - 10 of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and complete study guide questions about what we've read today. Students will also complete a reading response activity using Google Forms. There will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Thursday
Students will take a quiz on chapters 1 - 10 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.  Afterward, they will begin working on a mini project that will require them to use text evidence and descriptions from the text to illustrate a particular setting from the novel. If there is time, students will use Readtheory.org to practice reading skills. 

Friday
Field Trip to Bentonville Battleground and Tobacco & Farm Life Museum. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 6 - 9

Important Dates
Nov. 10 - Veteran's Day Holiday - No School
Nov. 15 - Progress Reports
Nov. 17 - Bentonville Battleground & Tobacco and Farm Life Museum Field Trip
Nov. 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by November 17th. 
  • Our next field trip is on November 17th. We will be visiting Bentonville Battleground and the Tobacco and Farm Life Museum. Field trip money needs to be turned in very soon. Student cost is $9 and parent cost is $5. More information will be sent home soon. 
  • Quizlet: Students can request to be a part of my Quizlet class by using the following link: https://quizlet.com/join/SRMQ8E3df  Once they have joined they will always have access to the Root Vocabulary for each week and can study using the games and other activities available on Quizlet. 
Homework 

Monday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 8 Roots 8A & 8B, Reading Packet
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 8 Roots 8C & 8D, Reading Packet
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 8 Roots 8E & 8F, Reading Packet
Thursday - Read 20 minutes, Study Unit 8 Vocabulary, Reading Packet

*Reading Packet due Monday, November 13th
*Unit 8 Root Packet due Monday, November 13th

Tests/Quizzes 
Nov. 6 - Unit 7 Root Vocabulary Quiz
Nov. 13 - Unit 8 Root Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will take a quiz on Unit 7 Root Vocabulary words and finish sharing their novel engineering projects. If there is time, we will read chapters 59 - 64 of The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will read chapters 65 - 71 of The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and complete a response on Padlet to what we've read today. There will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Wednesday
Students will read chapters 72 - 80 of The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and complete a response on Padlet to what we've read today. There will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Thursday
Students will use Readtheory.org and Mobymax.com to practice reading skills. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Veteran's Day Holiday - No School

Sunday, October 29, 2017

October 30 - November 3



Important Dates

Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 - Book Fair
Nov. 1 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Nov. 10 - Veteran's Day Holiday - No School
Nov. 15 - Progress Reports
Nov. 16 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Nov. 17 - Bentonville Battleground & Tobacco and Farm Life Museum Field Trip
Nov. 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by November 17th. 
  • Our next field trip is on November 17th. We will be visiting Bentonville Battleground and the Tobacco and Farm Life Museum. Field trip money needs to be turned in very soon. Student cost is $9 and parent cost is $5. More information will be sent home soon. 
  • Quizlet: Students can request to be a part of my Quizlet class by using the following link: https://quizlet.com/join/SRMQ8E3df  Once they have joined they will always have access to the Root Vocabulary for each week and can study using the games and other activities available on Quizlet. 
Homework 

Monday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 7 Roots 7A & 7B, Reading Packet
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 7 Roots 7C & 7D, Reading Packet
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 7 Roots 7E & 7F, Reading Packet
Thursday - Read 20 minutes, Study Unit 7 Vocabulary, Reading Packet

*Reading Packet due Friday, November 3rd
*Unit 6 Root Packet due Monday, November 6th

Tests/Quizzes 
Oct. 30 - Unit 6 Root Vocabulary Quiz
Nov. 6 - Unit 7 Root Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will take a quiz on Unit 6 Root Vocabulary words and continue working on their small group novel engineering project. Groups may still be building their prototypes or be ready to get feedback on what they have created in order to make improvements. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will get feedback from other groups on what they have created in order to make improvements to their design. They will make those improvements if needed, and start to plan how they will share with the whole class what they created by either making an advertisement or an oral presentation. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will continue to make improvements to their design if needed and plan how they will share with the whole class what they created by either making an advertisement or an oral presentation. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue/finish planning how they will share their finished prototypes with the whole class. If there is time, students will use Readtheory.org to practice reading skills. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will start to share with the whole class what problem from the story they chose to solve and what they built that will solve the problem. If there is time, students will use Readtheory.org to practice reading skills. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

October 23 - 27

Important Dates
Oct. 27 - 1st Quarter Awards 10:30am
Oct. 27 - Booster Bash
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 - Book Fair
Nov. 1 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Nov. 10 - Veteran's Day Holiday - No School
Nov. 15 - Progress Reports
Nov. 16 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Nov. 17 - Bentonville Battleground & Tobacco and Farm Life Museum Field Trip
Nov. 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by November 17th. 
  • Our next field trip is on November 17th. We will be visiting Bentonville Battleground and the Tobacco and Farm Life Museum. Field trip money needs to be turned in very soon. Student cost is $9 and parent cost is $5. More information will be sent home soon. 
  • We are currently participating in The Global Read Aloud by reading the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. We are connecting with other classrooms around the world using technology tools like Padlet and Flipgrid as we read. As part of this unit, students will be working in small groups on a novel engineering project. This requires students to identify a problem that characters faced in the novel and then plan and create a prototype of a solution to the problem. In order for students to complete this engineering project, we need a variety of materials for students to use when they begin building their prototypes. Below is a list of items and materials that we would love to have sent in for this project.

    Suggested Materials List
    Paper (variety of types)  
    Tape
    Craft feathers  
    Printable leaves or seaweed  
    Craft leaves (or real leaves)  
    Wooden dowels
    Items found in nature  
    Liquid Glue
    Craft sticks  
    Pipe cleaners
    Cardstock  
    Clay
    Aluminum foil  
    Plastic wrap  
    Paper clips  
    Cardboard
    Toilet paper/Paper towel tubes 
    Egg cartons
    Newspaper  
    Coffee filters
    Trash bags  
    Index cards
    Straws  
    Toothpicks
    Paper plates  
    String
    Cotton balls  
    Felt
    Foam
  • Quizlet: Students can request to be a part of my Quizlet class by using the following link: https://quizlet.com/join/SRMQ8E3df  Once they have joined they will always have access to the Root Vocabulary for each week and can study using the games and other activities available on Quizlet. 
Homework 

Monday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 6 Roots 6A & 6B, Reading Packet
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 6 Roots 6C & 6D, Reading Packet
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 6 Roots 6E & 6F, Reading Packet
Thursday - Read 20 minutes, Study Unit 6 Vocabulary, Reading Packet

*Reading Packet due Friday, October 27th
*Unit 6 Root Packet due Monday, October 30th

Tests/Quizzes 
Oct. 30 - Unit 6 Root Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will continue the read-aloud of the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We will read chapters 54 - 58 and respond to what we've read by posting to Padlet.  We will also review this week's root vocabulary words. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will be introduced to a small group project they will be working on relating to the novel we are reading in class. This project involves novel engineering which asks students to identify a problem that a character faces in the novel and work together to come up with a solution. We will discuss the process of how they will complete this in-class project. We will also work on writing postcards to other classrooms around the United States and the world who are also reading the same novel we are during this year's Global Read AloudThere will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will begin the planning process for their small group novel engineering project. They will decide on the problem they can to solve and begin designing their solution. They will start gathering materials to start building their prototypes. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue the planning process for their small group novel engineering project. Some groups may still need to decide on the problem they can to solve and begin designing their solution. Groups should be gathering materials to start building their prototypes, and some groups may be ready to start building the prototypes. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will continue working on their small group novel engineering project. Groups may still be designing their solution, gathering materials to start building their prototypes or starting to build the prototypes. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 17 - 20

Important Dates
Oct. 19 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Oct. 20 - Report Cards go home
Oct. 27 - 1st Quarter Awards 10:30am
Oct. 27 - Booster Bash
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 - Book Fair
Nov. 1 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Nov. 10 - Veteran's Day Holiday - No School
Nov. 15 - Progress Reports
Nov. 16 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Nov. 17 - Bentonville Battleground & Tobacco and Farm Life Museum Field Trip
Nov. 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by October 20th. 
  • Our next field trip is on November 17th. We will be visiting Bentonville Battleground and the Tobacco and Farm Life Museum. Field trip money needs to be turned in very soon. Student cost is $9 and parent cost is $5. More information will be sent home soon. 
  • Quizlet: Students can request to be a part of my Quizlet class by using the following link: https://quizlet.com/join/SRMQ8E3df  Once they have joined they will always have access to the Root Vocabulary for each week and can study using the games and other activities available on Quizlet. 
Homework 

Monday - Teacher Workday
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes
Thursday - Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes 
None

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Teacher Workday

Tuesday
Students will continue the read-aloud of the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We will read chapters 29 - 34 and respond to what we've read by posting to Padlet. Students will receive information about the 2nd Quarter Project which will be due December 18th. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will continue the read-aloud of the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We will read chapters 35 - 42 and respond to what we've read by posting to Padlet. Students will make a foldable about types of analogies which they can keep in their Homework Folders to refer to when they complete their Root Vocabulary Packets each week. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue the read-aloud of the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We will read chapters 43 - 47 and respond to what we've read by posting to Padlet. Students will finish the types of analogies foldable if needed. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will continue the read-aloud of the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We will read chapters 48 - 53 and respond to what we've read by posting to Padlet or Flipgrid. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October 9 - 12

Important Dates
Oct. 12 - Early Release Day @ 11:45am
Oct. 13 - Teacher Workday
Oct. 16 - Teacher Workday
Oct. 19 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Oct. 20 - Report Cards go home
Oct. 27 - 1st Quarter Awards 10:30am
Oct. 27 - Booster Bash
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 - Book Fair

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by October 20th. 
  • Quizlet: Students can request to be a part of my Quizlet class by using the following link: https://quizlet.com/join/SRMQ8E3df  Once they have joined they will always have access to the Root Vocabulary for each week and can study using the games and other activities available on Quizlet. 
Homework 

Monday - Read 20 minutes
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes
Thursday - Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes 
Monday - Unit 5 Roots Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will take a quiz on Unit 5 root word vocabulary and begin participating in the Global Read Aloud by reading a new novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We will read chapters 1 - 10 today and respond to what we've read by posting to Padlet. Students will be introduced to using the website, Readtheory, which can be used to practice reading skills. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will continue the read-aloud of the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We will read chapters 11 - 21 and respond to what we've read by posting to Padlet. Students will be introduced to using the website, Edcite, which can be used to practice reading skills. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Wednesday
Students will continue the read-aloud of the novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  We will read chapters 22 - 28 and respond to what we've read by posting to Flipgrid. If there is time, students will use Readtheory, Edcite, or Readworks to practice reading skills. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will turn in their 1st Quarter Projects and have an opportunity to do a gallery walk of the projects each student completed. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Teacher Workday

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2 - 6

Important Dates
Oct. 4 - Symphony & NC Museum of Art Field Trip
Oct. 4 Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Oct. 12 - Early Release Day @ 11:45am
Oct. 13 - Teacher Workday
Oct. 16 - Teacher Workday
Oct. 19 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Oct. 20 - Report Cards go home
Oct. 27 - 1st Quarter Awards 10:30am
Oct. 27 - Booster Bash
Oct. 3 - Nov. 3 - Book Fair

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by October 20th. 
  • Quizlet: Students can request to be a part of my Quizlet class by using the following link: https://quizlet.com/join/SRMQ8E3df  Once they have joined they will always have access to the Root Vocabulary for each week and can study using the games and other activities available on Quizlet. 
Homework 

Monday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 5 Roots 5A & 5B, Reading Packet
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 5 Roots 5C & 5D, Reading Packet
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet
Thursday - Read 20 minutes, Unit 5 Roots 5E & 5F, Reading Packet
**Reading Packet due Friday, October 6th**
**Roots Packet is due Monday, October 9th**

Tests/Quizzes 
Monday - Unit 4 Roots Vocabulary Quiz
Tuesday - Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 chapters 20 - Afterword Quiz
Friday - Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 Test
October 9 - Unit 5 Roots Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will read chapters 26 - Afterword of the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone. We will answer study guide questions and complete an exit ticket on their understanding of the day's reading. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will take a quiz on chapters 20 - Afterword of the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone. We will review this week's vocabulary words and students will have independent reading time at the end of class.

Wednesday
NC Symphony and NC Museum of Art Field Trip

Thursday
Students will participate in a review game to prepare for the test on Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607. There will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will take a test on the novel, Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607. After the test, students will complete pre-reading activities for a new novel we will be starting on October 9th. Students will use Ipads or they can bring their personal tablets or Chromebooks for these activities. There will be independent reading time at the end of class.