I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Let's take a look at the week ahead.
Tues, 10/8 My homeroom library visit
Wed, 10/9 Picture Day
Thurs, 10/10 FACE Night for CAA on the Square at 6pm - come see all the teachers and interact with other families for the Homecoming Parade!
Fri, 10/11 POW due (all language arts classes); Chapter 8 Shurley English test (my LA class only)
NO SCHOOL NEXT MONDAY (10/14) OR TUESDAY (10/15) - FALL BREAK!
Check out the social studies website to view resources and download notes! www.5socialstudies.weebly.com
My homeroom is back with me for WWI! For more information, click the "Social Studies" tab at the top and look at SS5H.4.a.
Monday: SS5H4 - describe US involvement in WWI. What caused the war to begin? How did alliances factor into the problem? If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been assassinated, would WWI have started? Why or why not?
Tuesday: SS5H4.a Explain how the sinking of the Lusitania led the US to join WWI. Was the sinking of the Lusitania fair? Why or why not?
Wednesday: SS4H4.a - Explain US contributions to the war. Discuss victory gardens, wartime economy, and wartime control of railroads and other industries. Also learn about scientific firsts of WWI.
Thursday: SS5H4.a - Explain the impact of the Treaty of Versailles. Also learn about the League of Nations.
Friday: SS5H4 - learn about doughboys and read quotes from soldiers, families, and nurses during WWI.
Test: NEXT Thursday, October 17.
POW Topic: This week is a POW assessment! Students can choose their topic from the following: Something that makes me 1) sad, or 2) scared.
Tuesday: Detail sentences.
Wednesday: Topic and concluding sentences.
Thursday: Final Copy.
Shurley English: Chapter 8
Grammar: Mixed review for Patterns 1 and 2, Object Pronouns (Standard 5.L.1.a)
Skills: Verb tenses in paragraphs and principal parts of verbs (Standards 5.L.1.b and c)
Monday: Chapter 8, Lesson 1; begin Lesson 2
Tuesday: Finish Lesson 8; Classroom Practice #35 (finish for homework if needed)
Wednesday: Chapter 8, Lesson 3; Classroom Practice #36 (finish for homework if needed)
Thursday: Chapter 8, Lesson 4; Classroom Practice #37; Start Chapter Checkup #38 (definitely finish for homework)
Friday: Chapter 8 Test
HOMEWORK: Read 30 minutes every day.
How do ideas in nonfiction texts relate?
Common Core ELA Standards for Reading 1 and Reading 2
RI.5.3. Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Gifted Standards for Reading 1
ARS1. The student investigates topics of interest and selects appropriate research tools and methods.
ARS2. The student formulates original and appropriate questions when researching.
ARS3. The student develops and uses systematic procedures for recording and organizing information.
ARS4. The student documents and cites references and resources.
ACS2. The student produces written and/or oral work, including products and presentations, that is complex, purposeful, organized, and that synthesizes information appropriately.
ACS3. The student participates in small group discussions and supports and defends his/her own opinions while respecting the opinion of others.
HOCTS2. The student responds to questions with supporting information that reflects in-depth knowledge of a topic.
CPS3. The student develops original ideas, presentations, or products.
CPS4. The student independently or through collaboration with classmates clarifies, illustrates, or elaborates on an idea.
Monday: Whole Group
Read text, "Turmoil in Boston." Use close reading steps for standard RI.3. How do John Hancock's ideas relate to other individuals and ideas in this text?
Standards: RI.3, S.L.5.1.c, ACS3, HOCTS2
Instructional Conversation, or IC
Read "Homework Hubbub." How are students influenced by the different ideas presented in the text? Write a response. Then read "Water Cycle" and "Water Woes." How do ideas presented in "Water Cycle" help us understand Carmen's story in "Water Woes?" Write a response.
Standards: RI.3, RI.9, W.5.4, W.5.9, ACS1, ACS3
We are starting nonfiction literature circles! Students will be focusing on summarizing for the next four weeks in addition to technical vocabulary and organizational structures. This week, students will do some in-depth discussions about text predictions before they begin, then they will read the books and make notes along the way.
Reading 1 texts: Queen Anne's Revenge, For a Good Cause, and Eye on the Universe
Reading 2 texts: Big Digs, the Body in Motion, and Fossil Tales
Standards: RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5, ARS1-4, ACS2-3, CPS3-4
Top 10 Blogging Challenge! on Kidblog. Students will then read and comment on other students' blogs.
*Some Reading 2 students have a Study Island quiz to take first. They will need to log in to check before they get started on Kidblog.
Standards: W.5.1, W.5.6, ACS1, ACS2, ACS3, HOCTS2, HOCTS3
Write a letter to a 6th grade student
Read & Respond
Complete a DEAR
RL.1 and RL.2
Compare & Contrast Assessment
THIS Friday, October 11