Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 15 - 19

Important Dates
Dec 18 - NC Art Museum Field Trip
Dec 19 - Christmas Party 9:30am - 11:30am
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am

Important Reminders
·                     Scholastic Orders due December 11th.  
·                     We still need volunteers to send in items or to help out with the Christmas Party on Dec 19th. Here is the link to sign up. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba82da64-christmas

Homework
NONE

Tests/Quizzes
NONE

This Week...

Monday 
All Classes - Over the next three days, students will read about the holiday traditions of different countries around the world and complete a foldable activity that will be included in a booklet showing what they learned about each country's traditions.  Today, they will learn about traditions in Australia and Germany.

Tuesday
All Classes - Students will read about holiday traditions in Israel and Italy and complete a foldable for each that they will include their holiday traditions booklet. 

Wednesday 
All Classes - Students will read about holiday traditions of Kwanzaa and Mexico and complete a foldable for each that they will include their holiday traditions booklet. 

Thursday 
All Classes - North Carolina Art Museum Field Trip

Friday 
All Classes - Christmas Party and Early Release at 11:45AM. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8 - 12

Important Dates
Dec 11 - Winter Concert 6PM
Dec 12 - Progress Reports
Dec 18 - NC Art Museum Field Trip
Dec 19 - Christmas Party 9:00am - 11:30am
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am

Important Reminders
·                     Scholastic Orders due December 11th.  
·                     We still need volunteers to send in items or to help out with the Christmas Party on Dec 19th. Here is the link to sign up. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba82da64-christmas

Homework
Monday - Read 30 mins with summary & Vocab page 56
Tuesday - Read 30 mins with summary & Vocab page 57
Wednesday - Read 30 mins with summary & Vocab page 58
Thursday - Read 30 mins with summary & Vocab page 60

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 8 Test

This Week...

Monday 
All Classes - Students will continue a unit on Biographies and character traits. We will learn about two famous Americans, Alexander Graham Bell and Neil Armstrong.  We will also work on a Vocabulary activity with this week’s words.

Tuesday
All Classes - Students will move on to learn about two famous African Americans, George Washington Carver and Harriet Tubman. We will also discuss the following character traits: Integrity and Patriotism.  Students will also have class time to complete a Vocabulary activity with this week’s words. 

Wednesday 
All Classes - Students will learn about two famous American women, Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride. We will start working on our in-class Fold-a-Person project.  Students will also have class time to practice and study their Vocabulary words for this week using the laptop cart. 

Thursday 
All Classes - Students will work on their in-class Fold-a-Person projects. They will also practice and study for their Vocabulary test tomorrow using the laptop cart. 

Friday 

All Classes - Students will finish their in-class Fold-a-Person projects.  They will also take their Vocabulary Lesson 8 test. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December 1 - 5

Important Dates
Dec 5 - 6 - Booster Bazaar
Dec 11 - Winter Concert 6PM
Dec 12 - Progress Reports
Dec 18 - NC Art Museum Field Trip
Dec 19 - Christmas Party 9:00am - 11:30am
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am

Important Reminders

Homework
Monday - Read 30 mins with summary & Vocab page 49 - 50
Tuesday - Read 30 mins with summary & Vocab page 51
Wednesday - Read 30 mins with summary & Vocab page 52
Thursday - Read 30 mins with summary & Vocab page 53

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 7 Test

This Week...

Monday 
All Classes - Students will begin a unit on Biographies and character traits.  We will discuss what elements make up a biography and introduce the in-class project that students will complete at the end of the Biography unit. Students will learn about two famous Americans each day and learn about a selection of character traits.  Everything they will learn during the next two weeks will be put together into their in-class Biography Character Trait project. We will learn about our first two famous Americans, Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere, on this day as well. 

Tuesday
All Classes - Students will move on to learn about two famous Americans from the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant and Stonewall Jackson. We will also discuss the following character traits: Self-Discipline, Compassion, Courage, Respect and Dependability.  Students will also have class time to use the Ipads to practice and study their Vocabulary words for this week. 

Wednesday 
All Classes - Students will learn about two famous Americans during the Westward Expansion  of the United States, Davy Crockett and Sacagawea.  We will discuss the following character traits: Honesty, Perseverance, Fairness, Loyalty and Responsibility.  Students will also have class time to practice and study their Vocabulary words for this week using the Ipads. 

Thursday 
All Classes - Students will learn about two famous American presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. They will also work on a variety of Vocabulary practice activities to prepare for their Vocabulary test tomorrow. 

Friday 
All Classes - Students will learn about two famous Americans during the Civil Rights movement, Jackie Robinson and Ruby Bridges.  They will also take their Vocabulary Lesson 7 test. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 24 - 25

Important Dates
Nov 24 - NC Art Museum Permission Form Due
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Dec 5 - 6 - Booster Bazaar
Dec 11 - Winter Concert 6PM
Dec 12 - Progress Reports
Dec 18 - NC Art Museum Field Trip
Dec 19 - Christmas Party 9:00am - 11:30am
Dec 19 - Early Release 11:45am

Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th. There are still many students that have not brought in their permission forms! Click the link to download a copy of the permission form.  NC Art Museum Permission Form
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  
  • We still need volunteers to send in items or to help out with the Christmas Party on Dec 19th. Here is the link to sign up. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba82da64-christmas

Homework
NONE

Tests/Quizzes
NONE

This Week...

Monday 
All Classes - Students will work on a fun Thanksgiving-themed grammar lesson. Any students that are not finished with their Thanksgiving persuasive writing will have time to complete it.

Tuesday
All Classes - Students will watch a Thanksgiving video and complete a Thanksgiving activity.  Any students that are not finished with their Thanksgiving persuasive writing will be able to complete it. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 17 - 21

Important Dates
Nov 21 - 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony 9AM
Nov 24 - NC Art Museum Permission Form Due
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th. There are still many students that have not brought in their permission forms! Click the link to download a copy of the permission form.  NC Art Museum Permission Form
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  

Homework
Monday: Reading Log & Vocab page 42
Tuesday: Reading Log & Vocab page 43
Wednesday: Reading Log & Vocab page 44
Thursday: Reading Log & Vocab page 45

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Red & Blue - Chapter 18 - 23 Quiz
Friday - Yellow - Part 3 Quiz
Friday - All - Vocabulary Lesson 6 Test

This Week...

Monday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 17 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter.  They will also continue to fill in their Thanksgiving persuasive writing planning sheet. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 19 in George Washington's Socks.  They will also continue to fill in their Thanksgiving persuasive writing planning sheet. 

Tuesday
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 18 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will also work on finishing the Thanksgiving persuasive writing planning sheets and starting our first drafts. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 20 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter.  We will also work on finishing the Thanksgiving persuasive writing planning sheets and starting our first drafts. 

Wednesday
Yellow Group - Students will finish the novel, Woods Runner, and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will continue working on completing the first drafts of our Thanksgiving persuasive writing.

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 21 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will continue working on completing the first drafts of our Thanksgiving persuasive writing.

Thursday
Yellow Group - Students will complete a character chart based on the novel, Woods Runner. We will also continue to work on the first drafts and peer review our Thanksgiving persuasive writing

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 22 & 23 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters.  We will also continue to work on the first drafts and peer review our Thanksgiving persuasive writing

Friday
Yellow Group - Students will take a quiz on Part 3 of Woods Runner and the Vocabulary Test for Lesson 6.  We will also continue to work on first drafts, peer review the first drafts and begin the final drafts of the Thanksgiving persuasive writing. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 18 - 23 of George Washington's Socks and the Vocabulary Test on Lesson 6.  We will also continue to work on first drafts, peer review the first drafts and begin the final drafts of the Thanksgiving persuasive writing. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 12 - 14

Important Dates
Nov 14 - Report Cards go home
Nov 21 - 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony
Nov 24 - NC Art Museum Permission Form Due
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th. There are still many students that have not brought in their permission forms! Click the link to download a copy of the permission form.  NC Art Museum Permission Form
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  

Homework
Monday: None
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None 
Thursday: None

Tests/Quizzes
Thursday - Blue & Red Group - Quiz on Chapters 14 - 17

This Week...

Wednesday 
Yellow Group - Students will complete an activity that will teach them how secret messages were passed during the American Revolution.  We will also begin a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences.  

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 17 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions.  We will also begin a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences. 

Thursday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 15 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will also continue to work on a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 14 - 17 of George Washington's Socks.  We will also continue to work on a grammar lesson on the four types of sentences. 

Friday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 16 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will introduce a Thanksgiving writing activity that students will be working on over the next two weeks.  

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 18 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will introduce a Thanksgiving writing activity that students will be working on over the next two weeks. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November 3 - 7

Important Dates
Nov 6 - End of 1st Quarter
Nov 7 - Early Release Day @ 11:45AM
Nov 10 - Teacher Workday
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day - No School
Nov 14 - Report Cards go home
Nov 21 - 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony
Nov 24 - NC Art Museum Permission Form Due
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


Important Reminders
  • NC Museum of Art Field Trip permission forms due November 24th.
  • Scholastic Orders due November 24th.  

Homework
Monday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 35
Tuesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 36
Wednesday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 38 
Thursday: Read 30 minutes and summary & Vocab page 39

Tests/Quizzes
Wednesday - Yellow Group - Woods Runner Part 2 Quiz
Wednesday - Blue & Red Group - George Washington's Socks Ch. 8 - 13 Quiz
Friday - Vocabulary Lesson 5 Test

This Week...

Monday
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 10 in Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen and complete the study guide questions for that chapter.  We will also complete a grammar lesson on how to use quotation marks correctly in our writing. 

Blue Group: Students will continue reading chapters 10 - 11 in George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and complete the study guide questions. We will also complete a grammar lesson on how to use apostrophes correctly in our writing. 

Red GroupStudents will continue reading chapter 11 in George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and complete the study guide questions. We will also complete a grammar lesson on how to use quotation marks correctly in our writing. 

Tuesday
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 11 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will complete a grammar lesson on using numbers correctly in our writing. Students will also complete a vocabulary activity with words from Lesson 5 in their workbook.  

Blue Group - Students will read chapters 12 - 13 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also work on a grammar lesson on how to use quotation marks correctly in our writing. Students will also complete a vocabulary activity with words from Lesson 5 in their workbook.  

Red Group - Students will read chapters 12 - 13 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also work on a grammar lesson on how to use numbers correctly in our writing.Students will also complete a vocabulary activity with words from Lesson 5 in their workbook.  

Wednesday 
Yellow Group - Students will read take a quiz on Part 2 of Woods Runner, read chapter 12 and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also complete a vocabulary activity with this week's vocabulary words and a grammar lesson on plurals. 

Blue Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 8 - 13 of George Washington's Socks. They will also complete a vocabulary activity with this week's vocabulary words and a grammar lesson on using numbers correctly in their writing. 

Red Group - Students will take a quiz on chapters 8 - 13 of George Washington's Socks. They will also complete a vocabulary activity with this week's vocabulary words and a grammar lesson on plurals.

Thursday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 13 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. We will also work on a grammar lesson on commonly confused words. 

Blue Group - Students will read chapters 14 - 15 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also complete a grammar lesson on plurals. 

Red Group - Students will read chapters 14 - 15 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for those chapters. We will also complete a grammar lesson on commonly confused words.

Friday 
Yellow Group - Students will read chapter 14 in Woods Runner and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also take the Lesson 5 vocabulary test. 

Blue & Red Group - Students will read chapter 16 in George Washington's Socks and complete the study guide questions for that chapter. They will also take the Lesson 5 vocabulary test.