Monday, January 15, 2018

January 16 - 19

Important Dates:
Jan 19 - 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony 10:30am
Jan 25 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Feb 7 - Progress Reports
Feb 7 - Elementary National Honor Society Meeting
Feb 16 - Teacher Workday
Feb 19 - Teacher Workday
Feb 22 - Elementary National Honor Society Induction 2pm - 3pm

Important Reminders  
  • 3rd Quarter Project Information can be found HERE
  • Magazine or Newspaper choices for the 3rd Quarter Project are due this Friday, January 19th. 
  • Payment for the last field trip is due MARCH 2nd. A reminder letter will be sent home very soon with details. Please be on the lookout. 
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by January 19th. 
  • 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 
Quizlet Link: None

Monday - No School
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes
Thursday - Read 20 minutes

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes  
Jan 16, 17, 18 - Mid-Year Assessment

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Tuesday
Students will begin working on the Mid-Year Assessment in class today. 

Wednesday
Students will continue working on the Mid-Year Assessment in class. If some students finish today they should review what they have completed before turning it in. They will also have time to read independently. 

Thursday
Students will have time to finish the Mid-Year Assessment if they need more time. If students are finished, we will complete an activity that will ask students to think about what we need more and less of in class for the remainder of the year to help everyone be more successful. 

Friday
Students will begin the next part of our Nonfiction unit, which will focus on text structure. Students will use the Chromebooks to explore a multimedia text set to introduce this topic. After they have explored all the resources in the multimedia text set, they will be asked to write a response to the class' Text Structure Padlet question. (Any students that leave after the 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony at 10:30am can complete this at home if they have internet access. They will need to check their school email to access the multimedia text set link and any other resources I may send to them in order to complete this activity)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January 8 - 12

Important Dates:
Jan 12 - Report Cards
Jan 15 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - No School
Jan 19 - 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony 10:30am

Important Reminders  
  • 3rd Quarter Project Information can be found HERE
  • Payment for the last field trip is due MARCH 2nd. A reminder letter will be sent home very soon with details. Please be on the lookout. 
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by January 19th. 
  • 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 
Quizlet Link: None

Monday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet
Thursday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet 

**Reading Packet due Friday, Jan. 12

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes  
Jan. 12 - Text Features Quiz
Jan 16, 17, 18 - Mid-Year Assessment

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will begin a short unit on nonfiction text features, which will be mostly a review. We will also go over 3rd Quarter Project details and students can ask questions about what is required for this quarter's project. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will finish up taking notes on nonfiction text features, work on an activity to reflect on 2017. We will also introduce a new procedure for students to turn in weekly reading reflections using a personal Google form for each student. This will allow students, and the teacher, to keep a record of what students have read each week. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Wednesday
Students will complete a gallery walk activity to review what they know about nonfiction text features.  We will also complete an activity for students to create goals for 2018. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will play a Kahoot game to review the nonfiction text features for the quiz on Friday. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will take a quiz on nonfiction text features and complete an activity that will ask them to think of adjectives to describe what they want to be in 2018.  If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 11 - 15

Important Dates:
Dec 15 - Masterpiece Concert (Be there at 5:50pm. Dress up with red & green accent colors.)
Dec 18 - Holiday Celebration & Movie 
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am
Dec 20 Jan 7 - Christmas Holiday
Jan 12 - Report Cards
Jan 15 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - No School
Jan 19 - 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony

Important Reminders  
  • 2nd Quarter Project Information can be found HERE
  • 2nd Quarter Project Due DatesDecember 18th - Completed essay due (typed, 12 point font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced *Must be submitted as a hard copy, not electronically) 
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by January 19th. 
  • 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 
Quizlet Link: None

Monday - None
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - None
Thursday - None

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes  
Dec 11 - Unit 11 Root Vocabulary Quiz
Dec 12 - MTA of HPF Novel Test

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will take a quiz on Unit 11 root vocabulary words and play a review game of Kahoot to prepare for the novel test for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will take a novel test for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. We will start the next step of a special craft project we started last week. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Wednesday - Friday
Students will continue working on a special craft project and practice reading skills using Readtheory.org or Mobymax.com. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 4 - 8

Important Dates:
Dec 6 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting
Dec 7 - Christmas Tree Lighting in Smithfield
Dec 15 - Masterpiece Concert (Be there at 5:50pm. Dress up with red & green accent colors.)
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am
Dec 20 Jan 7 - Christmas Holiday
Jan 12 - Report Cards
Jan 15 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - No School
Jan 19 - 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony

Important Reminders  
  • 2nd Quarter Project Information can be found HERE
  • 2nd Quarter Project Due DatesDecember 18th - Completed essay due (typed, 12 point font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced *Must be submitted as a hard copy, not electronically) 
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by December 8th. 
  • 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, Reading Packet, Unit 11 Roots 11A & 11B
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet, Unit 11 Roots 11C & 11D
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet, Unit 11 Roots 11E & 11F
Thursday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet, Study Unit 11 Roots 

**Reading Packet due Friday, Dec. 8
**Root Packet due Monday, Dec. 11

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes  
Dec 5 - MTA of HPF Ch. 20 - 28 Quiz
Dec 8 - MTA of HPF Ch. 29 - 36 Quiz
Dec 11 - Unit 11 Root Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will take a quiz on Unit 10 root vocabulary words and continue reading chapters 25 - 28 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will answer study guide questions and review this week's new root vocabulary for Unit 11. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will take a quiz on chapters 20 - 28 of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. Then, read chapters 29 - 31 and answer study guide questions. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Wednesday
Students will continue reading chapters 32 - 33 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will answer study guide questions and complete a reading response activity. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will continue reading chapters 34 - 36 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will answer study guide questions and complete a reading response activity. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will take a quiz on chapters 29 - 36 of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. They will have an opportunity to work on the final drafts of their 2nd Quarter Project essays or prepare for the next root vocabulary quiz using Quizlet. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Saturday, November 25, 2017

November 27 - December 1

Important Dates:
Dec 6 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting
Dec 7 - Christmas Tree Lighting in Smithfield
Dec 15 - Masterpiece Concert (Be there at 5:50pm. Dress up with red & green accent colors.)
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am
Dec 20 Jan 7 - Christmas Holiday
Jan 12 - Report Cards
Jan 15 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - No School
Jan 19 - 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony

Important Reminders  
  • 2nd Quarter Project Information can be found HERE
  • 2nd Quarter Project Due Dates
December 1st - First draft of essays due (can be handwritten and turned in as hard copy or electronically)
December 18th - Completed essay due (typed, 12 point font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced *Must be submitted as a hard copy, not electronically) 
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by December 8th. 
  • 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, Reading Packet, Unit 10 Roots 10A & 10B
Tuesday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet, Unit 10 Roots 10C & 10D
Wednesday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet, Unit 10 Roots 10E & 10F
Thursday - Read 20 minutes, Reading Packet, Study Unit 10 Roots 

**Reading Packet due Friday, Dec. 1
* *Root Packet due Monday, Dec. 4

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes 
Nov. 28 - MTA of HPF Ch. 11 - 19 Quiz 
Dec 4 - Unit 10 Root Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will continue reading chapters 17 - 19 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will answer study guide questions and work on the setting evidence pictures we started on Thursday last week. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will take a quiz on chapters 11 - 19 of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and continue working on our setting evidence pictures. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Wednesday
Students will continue reading chapters 20 - 24 of the novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will answer study guide questions and work on the setting evidence pictures. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Thursday
Students will work on activities to review reading skills and practice identifying text evidence for their answers. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Friday
Students will turn in their first drafts of the essays they are writing for their 2nd Quarter Project. They will have the opportunity to receive help with writing their essays and feedback on what they have written. Students will be able to finish the setting evidence pictures if they have not finished this week, or use the iPads to study for next week's roots quiz or practice reading skills using Readtheory.org or Mobymax. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

November 20 - 21

Important Dates:
Nov 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Dec 6 - Elementary Honor Society Meeting
Dec 7 - Christmas Tree Lighting in Smithfield
Dec 15 - Masterpiece Concert (Be there at 5:50pm. Dress up with red & green accent colors.)
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am
Dec 20 Jan 7 - Christmas Holiday
Jan 12 - Report Cards
Jan 15 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - No School
Jan 19 - 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony

Important Reminders  
  • Scholastic Book orders can be made online by using the classroom online code, L4D2K. Orders need to be submitted by December 8th. 
  • 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 
Quizlet Link: None

Monday - None
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - None
Thursday - None

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes 
Nov. 20 - Unit 9 Root Vocabulary Quiz

What Are We Doing This Week? 

Monday
Students will take a quiz on Unit 9 Root Vocabulary words and then continue reading chapters 11 - 13 of our next novel called, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  We will answer study guide questions and work on the setting evidence pictures we started on Thursday last week. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will read chapters 14 - 16 of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and complete study guide questions and work on our setting evidence pictures. If there is time, there will be independent reading time at the end of class.  

Wednesday
No School

Thursday
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Friday
No School