Archive for November 2013

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”  – W.T. Purkise 

Reminders:

1. Please return signed report cards by Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

2. No school for Thanksgiving holiday Dec. 27, 28, 29th–school resumes on Monday, Dec. 2nd

3. Candy for the Troops campaign assembly is Tuesday, Nov.26th  at 9:00AM

5th Grade

Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 25th and 26th)

Complete the following:

ELA–Unit 6 Vocabulary is due on Friday, Dec. 6th and the vocabulary test is also on Friday, Dec. 6th

SS and ELA-*Complete Jr. Scholastic Packet on JFK and The Book Thief (packet is due on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

*Complete all readings from Jr.Scholastic-quiz on Nov. 25th issue is on Tuesday, November 26th.

4th Grade

MondayELA-Yellowstone National Park worksheet; SS-*Complete all readings from Jr.Scholastic-quiz on Nov. 25th issue is on Tuesday, November 26th.

Tuesday-Complete Jr. Scholastic Puzzle; due on Monday, Dec. 2nd

Have a very memorable Thanksgiving holiday!!!

Announcements:

1. Vocabulary Test is on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

2. Main idea and summarizing assessment in ELA is Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

3. Please return report cards with parents’ signatures.

4. Student Council Applications are due by December 4, 2013.

5. Next week, the students will be out for Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday-Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!

5th Grade

Standards: ELA–RI.5.2 determine two main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details. SS-understanding how learning about our past will help us understand our present world and RI.5.2-determine two main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details

Monday, Nov. 18th-No homework

Tuesday, Nov. 19th-ELA; complete Spelling story, work on Unit 5 Vocabulary Workshop activities (due on Friday)

SS-complete text connections (Enrichment-Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address) and practice for the play Alexander the Great

Wednesday, Nov. 20th- SS-Jr. Scholastic crossword and Reading a Timeline ELA-determine main ideas

Thursday, Nov. 21st-ELA-determine main  ideas, complete Unit 5, study for Unit 5 test, rehearse lines for the play “Christmas Truce.”

4th Grade

Standards: RI.4.2-determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is  supported by key details

Monday-No homework

Tuesday-SS-complete text connections and read pages 2-4 in Jr. Scholastic

Wednesday-ELA-determine main idea and SS-Jr. Scholastic read pages 10-13

Thursday-ELA determine the main idea and complete text connections. (This Day in History)

Friday-No homework! Have a Great Weekend!!

 

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Reminders:

*Return report cards with parent/guardian signature by Friday, Nov. 15th

*Hot Food day is Friday, Nov. 15th

5th Grade

Wednesday-*SS-Read your Scholastic Jr. magazine and determine which play you would like to perform based on the content. (read the play and rehearse for the character you would like to represent)

*ELA-Unit 5 Vocabulary (due on Friday Nov. 22-Test is Friday, Nov. 22nd also)

Thursday-SS-complete enrichment (text connections)

ELA-Making inferences and complete book log

Friday-No homework; have a spectacular weekend! (assessment on making inferences today)

4th Grade

Wednesday-*SS-Read your Scholastic Jr. magazine and determine which play you would like to perform based on the content. (read the play and rehearse for the character you would like to represent)

Thursday-SS-complete enrichment (text connections)

ELA-Making inferences and complete book log

Friday-No homework; have a spectacular weekend! (assessment on making inferences today)

MESSAGES:

*No school on Monday, Nov. 11th-Veteran’s Day

*Parent-Teacher Conferences/Report Card Pick up on Tuesday, Nov. 12th 11AM-6:15PM (SEE SCHEDULE ATTACHED)

*Powerpoint and Report projects will present on Wednesday, Nov. 13th

*Hot Food Day is Friday, Nov. 15th

5th Grade

NO HOMEWORK ALL WEEK IN SS AND ELA!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON MEETING YOUR GOAL!!! WE COLLECTED 15 CELL PHONES FOR OUR SCHOOL-WIDE CELL PHONE DRIVE-YAYYYYY!!!

ELA

Skills: 1. Make, verify, test and revise predictions while reading

2. Use prior knowledge when answering questions while reading  3.

Make inferences about an author’s decision in a text

SWBAT:

* include key details in informational texts which can help a reader ask and answer questions.

* use examples, details, and quotes from the text to support their inferences

Standards: RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text

SSMain ideas/skills:  using research skills to investigate and understand how early humans react to their environment and each other ; determining main idea and key details to support main idea (research and main idea)SWBAT: use evidence to create an informational piece of  writing; write main ideas from informational text and find key details to support the main ideaStandards: RI.5.2-RI.5.3

These assignments are from last week: 

ELA-Complete Unit 4 Vocabulary; due on Friday, November 8, 2013 (Vocabulary test is on Friday, Nov. 8th)

SS-Complete Native American Tribe Project (due on Thursday, November 7th). You are to select ONE project to complete and summary of text answers the 7 questions posed on the handout.

Have a grand weekend!!!

4th Grade:

ELA

Skills: 1. Make, test, revise, and predict while reading

2. Use background knowledge, and connections to answer questions while reading

SWBAT: *include key details in informational texts which can help a reader ask and answer questions *use examples and details from the text to support their inferences.

Standards: RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

SS

Main ideas/skills: finding key details and making connections to text

SWBAT: understand how to effectively read an informational text and determine the main idea and key details; using information from a text to take a position and include supporting arguments; understanding geography

Standard: RI.4.1-RI.4.3

MONDAY: ELA-Complete rough draft #1; due on Tuesday (see handout)

TUESDAY: ELA-Complete rough draft #2 after reading peer editor’s comments and making revisions; due on Thursday. SS-complete text to self, world and media and box and bullet graphic organizer

WEDNESDAY: ELA-Making inferences worksheet; SS-Jr. Scholastic (Due on Friday, NOV. 15, 2013)

THURSDAY: ELA-final draft is due on Friday-illustrated title page is needed, attach all drafts and peer editing sheets, essays should be typed or neatly written, and students should read over final drafts three times before submitting.

FRIDAY: HAVE A GRAND WEEKEND!!!!