This weekend was packed with lots of fun community events and even some rain, but I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. This week is our final week to support CURE for Childhood Cancer. Let's take a look at that and the rest of the week to come:
Mon, 9/23 My reading classes take EasyCBM test in computer lab
Tues, 9/24 My homeroom library visit
Wed, 9/25 Italian Ice $2 due (superhero flavor, so yummy!); Stuffed Animals for CURE ($1 or any donation) PLUS the class that raises the most money gets EXTRA RECESS with Mrs. Frierson! Don't forget to send in your donations!
Fri, 9/27 POW due (all language arts classes); Chapter 6 Shurley English test (my LA class only); Italian Ice delivered
(Mrs. May's homeroom)
Check out the social studies website to view resources and download notes! www.5socialstudies.weebly.com
My class heads to Mrs. May for science, and her class comes to me for social studies!
We are beginning our Changing Nation unit. To read more about the standards, click the "Social Studies" page at the top and look for SS5H3.
BIG HOMEWORK PROJECT: Students will create a family tree to share with our classes next Friday. Students will receive the assignment on Monday, and it is due next Friday (10/3). This is a great time to share with your child about your family's history. We'd like to know any countries from which your family originated. For instance, I have family history in Scotland and Germany, even in a Native American tribe! Every year, students enjoy learning these things about their families. Feel free to go back as far as you and your child can go. Your child should make his project as simple or elaborate as you see fit. We can't wait to see them next week!
Monday: Supply & Demand with the cattle trails (lots of economic terms). What was the purpose of the cattle trails? Who were the Black Cowboys of Texas? We will also study the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Tuesday: Bring your art supplies! Research western movement. Make a collage about this time period. Must include: cowboys, cattle trails, railroads, Black Cowboys of Texas, Battle of Little Big Horn, plus one thing from their research
Wednesday: Mr. Bryan, our student teacher, is planning a VERY cool lesson on immigration and Ellis Island. Be prepared for an adventure this day!
Thursday: Notes on immigration; crossword puzzle and video
Friday: Watch History Channel's "Story of US"
Test: Next Thursday, October 3.
POW Topic: Something I'm Proud Of
Tuesday: Detail sentences.
Wednesday: Topic and concluding sentences.
Thursday: Final Copy.
Shurley English: Chapter 6
Grammar: Interjections, Possessive Noun Adjectives (Bobby's dog - who's dog? Bobby's. Possessive Noun Adjective; PNA)
Skills: Complex sentences
*Essay from last week is due on WEDNESDAY. There will be no class time to work on it, so students should edit/revise and write a final copy at home.
Monday: Chapter 6, Lesson 1; begin Lesson 2
Tuesday: Finish Lesson 2; Classroom Practice (finish for homework if needed)
Wednesday: Chapter 6, Lesson 3; Classroom Practice (finish for homework if needed)
Thursday: Chapter 6, Lesson 4; Classroom Practice; Start Chapter Checkup (definitely finish for homework)
Friday: Chapter 6 Test
HOMEWORK: Read 30 minutes every day.
*Reading 1 and Reading 2 are working on the same standards this week.
Why do we compare characters, settings, and events in fiction texts?
RL.5.3. Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
All students will take the EasyCBM reading assessment in the computer lab.
Instructional Conversation, or IC
Read Fiction Text, "Gone Camping." What is different about this text? Compare/contrast the characters in the story. What were the motivations for each character? Look at character traits.
Finish the book. For students who have already finished, there are 3 project options:
- Turn the story into a play (drama)
- Turn the story into a comic strip (full color, full sentences)
- Rewrite the ending, and rewrite the last 2-3 chapters.
Assignment #1: Study Island pretest
Read a nonfiction article from Scholastic News and create a main idea table.
Read & Respond
Learn how to write a letter to Mrs. Thompson about the book you're reading.
Next Friday, October 4