Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 27 - 31

Important Dates
Mar 31 - Reverse Raffle 
April 6 - Growing Up Class 12:30PM
April 7 - Carowinds Field Trip
April 8 - 17 - Spring Break
April 20 - Progress Reports
May 8 - Reading EOG
May 9 - Math EOG
May 10 - Science EOG
May 18 - EOY Clap Out, Awards & Party 11:45AM
May 19 - Early Release & Last Day of School

Important Reminders  
  • Turn in Permission Forms for Carowinds Field Trip by April 5th. 
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due May 5th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 
Monday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Thursday Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week
  
Monday
Students will make a foldable about the nonfiction text structure, sequence. It will have detailed notes and examples for that text structure.  They will also have an opportunity to begin researching their magazine topic for information they can use to write an article on that topic using the sequence text structure.  Here is a link to a short video that explains the sequence text structure: Sequence Text Structure Video

Tuesday
Students will make a foldable about the nonfiction text structure, compare and contrast. It will have detailed notes and examples for that text structure.  They will also have an opportunity to begin researching their magazine topic for information they can use to write an article on that topic using the compare and contrast text structure. Here is a link to a short video that explains the compare and contrast text structure: Compare and Contrast Text Structure Video

Wednesday
Students will practice writing a compare and contrast text structure article and have time to start writing their compare and contrast article for their magazine article. 

Thursday
Students will make a foldable about the nonfiction text structure, cause and effect. It will have detailed notes and examples for that text structure.  They will also have an opportunity to begin researching their magazine topic for information they can use to write an article on that topic using the cause and effect text structure. Here is a link to a short video that explains the cause and effect text structure: Cause and Effect Text Structure Video

Friday
Students will practice writing a cause and effect text structure article and have time to start writing their cause and effect article for their magazine article. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 20 - 24



Mar 21 - Report Cards go home
Mar 24 - 3rd Quarter Awards 
Mar 31 - Reverse Raffle 

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due May 5th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
Homework 
Monday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Thursday Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
None

This Week
  
Monday
Students will begin learning about nonfiction text structures. We will make a foldable that will contain information about each of the five types of text structures.  Students will also be introduced a nonfiction text features and structures magazine project that they will be working on over the course of our nonfiction unit.  They will be researching a topic, writing articles about their topic using the five text structures we will learn about in class, and make a magazine that will include a number of different text features.  

Tuesday
Students will make a foldable about the nonfiction text structure, description. It will have detailed notes and examples for that text structure.  They will also have an opportunity to begin researching their magazine topic for information they can use to write an article on that topic using the description text structure. 

Wednesday
Students will practice writing a description text structure article and have time to start writing their description article for their magazine article. 

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will make a foldable about the nonfiction text structure, sequence/chronological order. It will have detailed notes and examples for that text structure.  They will also have an opportunity to begin researching their magazine topic for information they can use to write an article on that topic using the sequence/chronological order text structure. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 15 - 17



Mar 13 & 14 - Teacher Workdays
Mar 16 - Elem. National Honor Society Meeting
Mar 16 - Enrollment Lottery 6:00pm
Mar 21 - Report Cards go home
Mar 24 - 3rd Quarter Awards 
Mar 31 - Reverse Raffle 

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due March 16th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
  • 5th Grade Silent Auction Basket Theme: A Day at the Beach.  Please send in any items or monetary donations by March 17th.  
Monday - No School
Tuesday - No School
Wednesday - Nonfiction Text Features Quizlet/Kahoot & Moby Max 20 minutes
Thursday Nonfiction Text Features Quizlet/Kahoot & Moby Max 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
Mar 17 - Nonfiction Text Features Quiz

This Week
  
Monday
Teacher Workday

Tuesday
Teacher Workday 

Wednesday
Students will review nonfiction text features using Kahoot and work in Moby Max.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will take a quiz on nonfiction text features and work in Moby Max.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mar 6 - 10



Mar 7 - Spring Individual & Class Pictures 
Mar 10 - Early Release 11:45am
Mar 13 & 14 - Teacher Workdays
Mar 16 - Elem. National Honor Society Meeting
Mar 16 - Enrollment Lottery 6:00pm
Mar 21 - Report Cards go home
Mar 24 - 3rd Quarter Awards 
Mar 31 - Reverse Raffle 

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due March 16th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
  • 5th Grade Silent Auction Basket Theme: A Day at the Beach. We are in need of donations of items for our auction basket.  If you have any items that could be included in a beach-themed basket, please let us know.  Examples of donations could be: beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, cooler, bucket, shovel, sunscreen, frisbees, etc. Please send in any items or monetary donations by March 17th.  
Homework 
Monday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes
Thursday Reading Packet & Moby Max 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
Mar 6 - Ch. 29 - 36 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 8 - Novel Test
Mar 15 - Nonfiction Text Features Quiz

This Week
  
Monday
Students will take quizzes on Chapters 29 - 36 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and the vocabulary for those chapters.  If there is time, we will play a jeopardy review game for the novel test, which will be Wednesday. 

Tuesday
Students will play Kahoot to review for the test on the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, by Rodman Philbrick.  If there is time at the end of class, we will have independent reading time. 

Wednesday
Students will take a test on the novel,  The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, by Rodman Philbrick.   If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will begin a new unit on nonfiction texts.  We will start by reviewing nonfiction text features and making a foldable that they can use to study for a quiz on nonfiction text features that will be on March 15th.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February 27 - March 3



Important Dates
Feb 28 - Reverse Raffle Ticket Orders (& unsold tickets) Due
Feb 27 - Mar 3 - Book Fair 
Mar 1 - Elem. National Honor Society Meeting
Mar 7 - Spring Individual & Class Pictures 
Mar 10 - Early Release 11:45am
Mar 13 & 14 - Teacher Workdays
Mar 16 - Elem. National Honor Society Meeting
Mar 16 - Enrollment Lottery 6:00pm
Mar 21 - Report Cards go home
Mar 24 - 3rd Quarter Awards 
Mar 31 - Reverse Raffle 

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due March 16th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
  • Neuse Charter School is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary by having a Reverse Raffle Fundraiser & Silent Auction on March 31st.  Students were given an envelope with five raffle tickets to sell for the fundraiser. **Homerooms that sell 50 tickets will earn a Pizza Party Fun Day.**  Instructions for the Reverse Raffle are given in the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n9Q2YWY8f1YvTXBV6EByjhbvQxLm-EJ3B5qzYlTpC0A/edit?usp=sharing 
  • 5th Grade Silent Auction Basket Theme: A Day at the Beach. We are in need of donations of items for our auction basket.  If you have any items that could be included in a beach-themed basket, please let us know.  Examples of donations could be: beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, cooler, bucket, shovel, sunscreen, frisbees, etc. 
Monday - Reading Packet & study Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary on Quizlet 
Tuesday - Reading Packet & study Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary on Quizlet 
Wednesday - Reading Packet & study Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary on Quizlet  
Thursday Reading Packet & study Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary on Quizlet 

Tests/Quizzes
Feb 27 - Ch. 20 - 28 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 6 - Ch. 29 - 36 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 8 - Novel Test

This Week
  
Monday
Students will take quizzes on Chapters 20 - 28 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and the vocabulary for those chapters. We will then review the last set vocabulary words for chapters 29 - 26.  If there is time at the end of class, we will have independent reading time. 

Tuesday
Students will complete a character and vocabulary association activity using characters and vocabulary from the novel we are reading. We will also introduce a Moby Max contest for the month of March. Students will earn points for their class as they successfully complete lessons in reading areas of the Moby Max program.  At the end of the month, the class with the most points will earn a reward of their choice.   If there is time at the end of class, we will have independent reading time. 

Wednesday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 29 - 32 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 33 - 36 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.  

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 21 - 24



Important Dates
Feb 23 - Elementary National Honor Society Induction 2:00pm
Feb 28 - Reverse Raffle Ticket Orders (& unsold tickets) Due
Feb 27 - Mar 3 - Book Fair 
Mar 1 - Elem. National Honor Society Meeting
Mar 7 - Spring Individual & Class Pictures 
Mar 10 - Early Release 11:45am
Mar 13 & 14 - Teacher Workdays
Mar 16 - Elem. National Honor Society Meeting
Mar 16 - Enrollment Lottery 6:00pm
Mar 21 - Report Cards go home
Mar 24 - 3rd Quarter Awards 
Mar 31 - Reverse Raffle 

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due March 17th. Class Code for Online Ordering: L4D2K
  • Neuse Charter School is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary by having a Reverse Raffle Fundraiser & Silent Auction on March 31st.  Students were given an envelope with five raffle tickets to sell for the fundraiser. **Homerooms that sell 50 tickets will earn a Pizza Party Fun Day.**  Instructions for the Reverse Raffle are given in the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n9Q2YWY8f1YvTXBV6EByjhbvQxLm-EJ3B5qzYlTpC0A/edit?usp=sharing 
Monday - Teacher Workday 
Tuesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet
Wednesday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet 
Thursday - Reading Packet & Study Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary on Quizlet

Tests/Quizzes
Feb 27 - Ch. 20 - 28 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 20 - 28 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 6 - Ch. 29 - 36 Comprehension Quiz & Ch. 29 - 36 Vocabulary Quiz
Mar 8 - Novel Test

This Week
  
Monday
Teacher Workday

Tuesday
Students will complete two activities using the novel we are currently reading in class. We will work on characterization and compare and contrast.  If there is time at the end of class, we will have independent reading time. 

Wednesday
Students will participate in an Artists in the Schools workshop when they come to class today.  It will culminate in a whole grade level meeting to show off what they learned during the workshop.

Thursday
Students will participate in test prep centers every Thursday.  Centers will consist of: reviewing skills they are already familiar with, practicing skills we are currently learning, applying grammar and language skills, learning about new reading skills and strategies in a teacher-directed center, and applying acquired reading skills and strategies to complete task card activities, reading passages, or online reading activities. Students will rotate through at least two centers each Thursday.  

Friday
Students will continue reading the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer  P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will read chapters 26 - 28 and answer study guide questions for those chapters.  Students will end the day's reading  by completing a reading response activity.  If there is time at the end of each class, we will have independent reading time.