Archive for April 2014


1. Spirit Week this week:

Monday-red clothes (We’re RED-y to get this show on the road!

Tuesday-mustache (Stache your knowledge for this test)

Wednesday-Crazy Cap (Commitment, attitude and performance)

Thursday-Hero Swag (be a hero for your school)

Friday-TEAM Day (decide as a class what to wear and show team spirit by dressing alike)

2. NWEA testing days

4th grade-Friday, May 9th-Reading; Wednesday, May 14th-Math

5th grade-Wednesday, May 7th-Reading; Friday, May 16th-Math

3. Please use online websites daily to practice NWEA skills


Direct link to sample math problems  for NWEA, NWEA vocabulary cards and more!

RIT Band Instruction in Reading and Math.

Resources organized by RIT and by Goal:



Reading and Math:

Logic Puzzles:

5th Grade Homework

Monday-Ancient Egypt-The Pyramids packet; complete the passage, comprehension questions and annotations.

Tuesday-review passages, annotations, and comprehension questions on the Great Pyramid; Vocabulary Workshop chapter 13

Wednesday-quiz on the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Thursday-Egypt Games-chapter 2 comprehension questions

Friday-Quiz today-No homework! Have an awesome weekend!!!

4th Grade

Website for Social Studies; enter Illinois and the code is: TAJ7127c1

Monday-Complete final draft of Pink and Say letter (include drafts and peer editing checklists after the final draft)

Tuesday-Complete section 2 review questions 2, 4, and 7. Reread sections for quiz on sections 1 and 2.

Wednesday-Quiz on sections 1 and 2 is today; complete section 3 graphic organizer.

Thursday-Complete annotations to the passage about Jim Brown.

Friday-No homework! Have an awesome weekend!!!





Monday-Complete Final Draft

WELCOME BACK!!! I hope everyone had a great Spring Break!!!


1. return signed report cards

2. NWEA Spring testing begins during the week of May 5th

5th Grade

Monday-ELA-Unit 13 Vocabulary Workshop-test is on Friday, May 2, 2014. SS/ELA-think of ideas for your group project on rites, rituals, and traditions. Due on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Tuesday-ELA/SS-Ancient Egyptian reading comprehension; ELA-Unit 13 Vocabulary Workshop

Wednesday-ELA-Unit 13 Vocabulary Workshop; ELA/SS-design an invitation for your event (due on Friday). Please see planning guide and rubric for assignment.

Thursday-ELA-Unit 13 Vocabulary Workshop and Egypt “The Great Pyramid”

Friday-No homework; have an enjoyable weekend!!!

4th Grade

Monday-ELA/SS-write a letter to either Pink or Say (characters from book Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco) expressing your views of slavery.

Tuesday-ELA-Vocabulary homework (see format) due on Friday; SS-complete the dialogue between John Calhoun and Daniel Webster expressing their views of the Compromise of 1850 (due on Thursday)

Wednesday-Complete the dialogue–it is due on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Thursday-SS-page 451 (2, 3, 4, ). Complete section 2 of Chapter 15 and complete graphic organizers; complete Vocabulary homework.

Friday-No homework! Have a great weekend!!!

Upcoming dates to remember: Final draft is due on Tuesday, 4/29/14-Pink or Say letter about slavery. Also, section 1 and 2 (ch.15) quiz is Tuesday.



1. Student of the Month Breakfast 8:15 am on April 8, 2014.

2. Lifetouch Spring Picture Day is Friday, April 11, 2014.

3. Book Fair continues through April 10, 2014.

4. Spring Break starts after school on Friday, April 11, 2014. Students return Monday, April 21, 2014.

5th Gade

Tuesday-Page 139 and 141-143 Vocabulary Workshop

Wednesday-Page 144-146 Vocabulary Workshop and American Revolution worksheet.

Thursday-Complete Cumulative Review of Pages 147-149 Vocabulary Workshop

Friday-No homework-Have an awesome Spring Break!!!

4th Grade

Tuesday and Wednesday-work on final draft essay (how Claudia or Jamie changed-From the Mixed Up Files…is due on Wednesday (cover page, final draft, both rough drafts, both peer editing checklists)

Thursday-final draft is due; writing prompt about how Claudia went home different than when she left.

Friday-no homework-Have an awesome Spring Break!!!