Archive for January 2014

5th grade

Wednesday-Complete Hatchet comprehension questions, start Vocabulary Unit 9, and independent reading for 20 minutes.

Thursday-Complete Hatchet comprehension questions-chapter 8, Unit 9 Vocabulary, independent reading for 20 minutes-use reading logs.

Friday-no homework; have a fabulous weekend

Assessments: Chapter 7 and 8 test on Tuesday, Feb. 4th

Vocabulary test is on Friday, Feb. 7th


4th grade

Wednesday-ELA-From the Mixed Up Files-complete chart on traits strengths/weaknesses and textual evidence. Read independently for 20 minutes and complete chart. Also, complete one vocabulary activity for chapters 5 and 6 (select a new activity)

Thursday-ELA-complete chapter 5 and 6 From the Mixed Up Files-Make Your Plan; Complete vocabulary activity #2

Friday-have a wonderful weekend!

Assessments: chapter 5 and 6 test From the Mixed Up Files-Tuesday, Feb. 4th

Spelling and Vocabulary test are on Weds., Feb. 5th



1.) Hot Food Day is on Thursday, Jan. 23rd

2.) 2nd Quarter ends on Thursday, Jan. 23rd

3.) Please turn in Box Tops for Education

4.)No school on Friday, Jan. 24th

5.) Students should be reading independently each day for at least 20-45 minutes

EXTRA CREDIT: How would Malala describe going to school in the United Kingdom? (this requires researching school systems, customs/traditions, and laws  in the U.K) 50 Points EC

4th Grade

Monday-No School: Dr. King holiday

Tuesday-ELA–complete two vocabulary activities for the packet for the book From the Mixed Up…The vocabulary activities are due on Wednesday and the vocabulary test is on Thursday. Also, read chapters 3 and 4-reading test for chapters 3 and 4 is Thursday.

SS-Test on Unstoppable Jr. Scholastic is Wednesday.

Wednesday-SS-“We Find Our Courage Again”-Reading a primary source skills sheet and “Malala’s Story”-Cause and Effect skills sheets. ELA-complete 3 and 4 reading and writing activities. 

Thursday-Museum project-due on February 14. See project guidelines.

Friday-No school: have a spectacular weekend!!!

5th Grade

Monday-No School: Dr. King Holiday

Tuesday-SS-complete Jr. Scholastic magazine (The BACK PAGE) and review news stories for test on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd.

ELA-read chapters 5 and 6 in Hatchet, complete the questions in the packet, complete unit 8 Vocabulary Workshop (Unit 8 test is on Thursday and test for Hatchet chapters 5 and 6 is on Thursday)

Wednesday-Complete Unit 8 Vocabulary Workshop and complete chapter 5 and 6 writing activities.

Thursday-Unit 9 Vocabulary workshop

Friday-No School

Have an extraordinary weekend!!!


Spelling Bee-Congratulations to Spelling Bee Finalists Lillian Ryan and Cindy Mei. They will be representing our classroom tomorrow in the School-wide Spelling Bee. Best of luck to you!!!

Box Tops for Education-Please send Box Tops to school so that we can receive additional funding for our school.

Latin Blog-The website for Latin is LatinatLenart (Latin Blog). Students will have a test on Wednesday in Latin.

Holiday Thanks-Many thanks for all the thoughtful gifts. I appreciate your generosity and have FINALLY completed all the Thank You cards. Please know that I am very to have such caring students and families.  Sincere thanks to ALL of you for thinking of me over the holiday season. 🙂

Hot Fun Lunch-Due date for money with form is Jan. 17th. Hot Fun Lunch is Pops on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Changes to the Calendar-Please look for a letter from the school regarding changes to the calendar. It will be sent home on Tuesday, Jan. 14th.

5th Grade Homework

Monday-ELA:Work on Unit 8 Vocabulary (Test is Thursday, January 23rd), and read independently. SS-Scholastic Jr. Pages 2, 3, 14 (complete the 5 ?s)

Tuesday-ELA-Hatchet packet, Unit 8 Vocabulary. SS-no homework

Wednesday-ELA-Hatchet Packet, Unit 8 Vocabulary. SS-Scholastic Jr. pages 5-9 and complete questions on page 9.

Thursday-Tuesday-ELA-Hatchet packet, Unit 8 Vocabulary. SS-text to self, media, world connections. Test on Hatchet chapters 1-4.

Friday-Have a great weekend!!!

4th Grade Homework

Monday-ELA-independent reading, complete chapter 1 of From the Mixed Up Files…SS-Scholastic Jr. Unstoppable (pp. 6-9)

Tuesday-ELA-From the Mixed Up Files…comprehension packet; SS-none

Wednesday-From the Mixed Up Files…comprehension packet; Jr. Scholastic activity

Thursday-ELA- comprehension packet-complete one vocabulary activity. Test on chapters 1-2 From The Mixed Up Files… (Vocabulary and Spelling test is on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Friday-Have a great weekend!!!



Welcome Back! Happy 2014!!! We have a very short week this week. Here are a few reminders:

1. Classroom Spelling Bee is Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 and the School-wide Spelling Bee is Tuesday, Jan. 14th.

2. No School on Jan. 20 and 24th (Dr. King Holiday and School Improvement Day)

4th grade

THURSDAY-SS-Junior Scholastic Read pages 2, 3, 14 and answer page 14 questions; ELA-independent reading 20 mins.

FRIDAY-No Homework

Have an awesome weekend!

5th Grade

THURSDAY-ELA-independent reading 20 mins. and study for CLASS  Spelling Bee (Bee is on Friday)

Have an awesome weekend!!!