Reminders:

1. No school Wednesday, Nov. 26-Friday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

2. Extra Credit is due on December 8th (Deep River Water Park-Reading and Shake It Off-Writing)

4th Grade

Assessments: Unit 6 Vocabulary test on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Monday-Unit 6 Vocabulary-study for test and complete the unit

Tuesday-Unit 6 Vocabulary test–field trip: No homework (Compass Learning and NewsELA)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!! Enjoy your time with family!!!

5th Grade

Assessments: Unit 6 Vocabulary test on Friday, December 5th

Monday-Complete the rough draft diary entry (internal and external conflict). See handouts.

Tuesday-(Compass Learning and NewsELA) and complete second rough draft of diary letter (internal/external conflict) and pages 75 and 76 in Vocabulary Workshop

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!! Enjoy your time with family!!!

 

 

Announcements:

1. Thank you for supporting the canned goods drive-continue to bring in canned goods!

2. Please return report cards and folders with parents’ signatures
4th Grade

CCSS: Students will determine the theme of various literature texts and the main idea of informational texts using details in the text and summarize what they read (RL.4.2, RI.4.2).

Students will also determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text (RL.4.4, RI.4.4).

Assessments:

Thursday, November 21st. -quiz on Summarizing and Main Idea

Tuesday, November 25th-Unit 6 Vocabulary Test

Homework

Monday-Jr. Scholastic-complete Thinking About the Text graphic organizer for the article “The Battle For Hong Kong” (page 8 -10), Unit 6 Vocabulary Workshop page 76.

Tuesday-Unit 6 Vocabulary Workshop page 77; Comprehension questions for Jr. Scholastic “The Battle For Hong Kong” (page 10-Your Turn and 11-Mapsearch Questions)

Wednesday-Summary and Main Idea worksheet; read Jr. Scholastic “It’s My Right” play and determine which character you would like to play.

Thursday-Unit 6 Vocabulary Workshop page 78 and 79; Junior Scholastic play (rehearse parts for the play-play performance is Tuesday, November 25th.

Friday-Have a wonderful weekend!!!

5th Grade

CCSS:

Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases they read including figurative language, academic and domain specific words and phrases as they are used in text (RL.5.4, RI.5.4, L.5.5).

Students will report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace (SL.5.4).

Assessments:

The Egypt Game test on chapters 5-8 is on Friday, November 21st.

Section 2-2 Social Studies Quiz is Wednesday, November 19th.

Unit 6 Vocabulary Test-Monday, December 1st

Homework

Monday-Social Studies-complete section 2-2 reading in Social Studies book (pages 47-52); complete the What Did You Learn questions 1-4; read the play in Jr. Scholastic The Boy King and determine which role you would like to play.

Tuesday-Social Studies-complete Homework Hotline and Sticky Notes Post graphic organizer for section 2-2; Section 2 -2 Reading Essentials and Study Guide 2-2; and study for section 2-2 quiz on Wednesday.

Wednesday-ELA-Read chapter 7 in The Egypt Games book; complete annotations and comprehension questions. (comprehension questions are due on Friday, Nov. 21); Unit 6 Vocabulary Workshop

Thursday-Chapter 8 The Egypt Game graphic organizer; Compass Learning and Unit 6 Vocabulary Workshop; rehearse for the play The Boy King.

Friday-Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Announcements

1. No School on Tuesday, November 11 (in observance of Veteran’s Day)

2. Parent Teacher Conferences Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Please see the gold flyer that went home last week with your designated time.

3. Scholastic Book Fair ends on November 13th.

4. Thank you for your support of the Yankee Candle Fundraiser!

5th Grade

Upcoming Assessments: Vocabulary Unit 5-Friday, Nov. 14thThe Egypt Game (chapters 5-8 quiz Monday, Nov. 17th), and Section 2-2 Social Studies Tuesday, Nov. 8th)

Monday-Compass Learning-minimum 2 hours and Unit 5 Vocabulary Workshop

Thursday-Read chapter 5 in The Egypt Game and complete annotations. Complete unit 5 Vocabulary words and study for vocabulary test on Friday.

Friday-Have  an awesome weekend!!!

4th Grade

Assessments this week: Unit 5 vocabulary; summarizing and main  ideas (Thursday,  November 20th)

Monday-Jr. Scholastic Facts page 30 and 31; Unit 5 Vocabulary Workshop, Compass Learning-2 hours minimum

Thursday-Jr. Scholastic opinion about Malala’s Mission; Unit 5 vocabulary-complete and study for test on Friday.

Friday-Have an awesome weekend!!!

 

Reminders:

1. No School on Friday, November 7th (School Improvement Day), Tuesday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day), or November 12th (Parent-Teacher conferences)

2. Candle Fundraising ends November 10, 2014. Let’s SELL, SELL, SELL!!!

3. Report Card Conference Requests forms are due by Wednesday, November 5th (Remember, it’s first come-first serve)

4. Quarter 1 ends on Thursday, November 6th

5th Grade

Teacher’s Name: Anjanette Wallace

Report Card Pick-Up Day Conference Times

11:00

SYDNEY NG

11:10

BLAKE CRAWFORD

11:20

ALEX W.

11:30

AMAYA DOVER

11:40

VASHAYLA B.

11:50

GILLIAN MUI

12:00

ANTHONY POTTER

12:10

SKYE WANG

12:20

JESSICA CHEN

12:30

 

12:40

AUTUMN BLACKBURN

12:50

SYDNEY WEAVER

1:00

EVA ROMAN

1:10

JORDIN BROCK

1:20

 

1:30

 

1:40

 

1:50

 

2:00

CLARKE MANN

2:10

 

2:20

ASA PATTERSON

2:30

ARRINGTON MIMS

2:40

SHERYE KAM

2:50

 

4:00

OCEAN FANG

4:10

SUSIE BENNER

4:20

TAYLOR WARD

4:30

JOSH BEAL

4:40

MAYA MIMS

4:50

MIA FOREMAN

5:00

SAFIYA NICOL

5:10

JERRY QUAN

5:20

GEOFFREY DI

5:30

JOYELLE WEST

5:40

ALYSSA SHIH

5:50

MARCHAUN H.

6:00

ZURI YEARWOOD

Assessments:

ELA Quiz on Tuesday,  Nov. 4th (first 4 chapters of The Egypt Game)

SS-Quiz on Section 1  (Chapter 2 Ancient Egypt) on Thursday, Nov. 6th

Vocabulary-Unit 5 on Friday, November 14th

Helpful Websites (ELA and Social Studies Integrated: Ancient Egypt)

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/egyptianmap/

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/egypt/

http://www.brainboxx.co.uk/a4_resource/pages/history/egyptians.htm

Homework

Monday-Unit 5 Vocabulary Workshop; The Egypt Games chapter 3 and 4 After You Read Questions

Tuesday-SS-Section 1 Review on page 46-group 2

Wednesday–SS-Section 1 Review on page 46-group 2; The Egypt Games character analysis

Thursday-(Test over SS Section 1 today) Homework-Compass Learning and Unit 5 Vocabulary

EXTRA CREDIT: Submit a summary of a current event and write a paragraph including  your opinion-due Thursday, Nov. 6th.

Have an amazing weekend!!!

4th Grade

Assessments:

ELA Quiz on Thursday Nov. 7th “Martin Luther King Jr.” and “First They Came for the Jews.” 

SS-Quiz on heroes of Taking a Stand unit on Thursday, Nov. 6th

Vocabulary-Unit 5 on Friday, November 14th

Helpful Websites (ELA and Social Studies Integrated: Taking a Stand)

http://www.history.com/topics/cesar-chavez

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/rosa_parks.htm

http://www.learningplanet.com/act/rats/ratslist3.asp

Homework

Monday-Unit 5 Vocabulary Workshop and Compass Learning

Tuesday-Jr. Scholastic Opinions

Wednesday-Get tests signed for extra credit; Unit 5 Vocabulary

Thursday-(Test over the heroes of Taking a Stand today) Compass Learning and Unit 5 Vocabulary (due on Nov.14th)

EXTRA CREDIT: Submit a summary of the election results and write a paragraph including your opinion-due Thursday, Nov. 6th.

Have an amazing Weekend!!!

 

Reminders:

1. Please return your 5 week Progress Reports

2. Talk to  your friends and family about our fundraiser

3. Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop Test is Friday, Oct. 31st

4. Compass Learning Log-due on Friday (at least 5 hours)

5. Yearly Book Log-due on Friday (at least 7 books per quarter)

5th Grade

Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and

when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including

how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a

poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3.A

Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication

patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar

multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4.A

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

Monday-Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop; develop an opinion about the topic-What are your thoughts on students using technology? (Be prepared with information to support your opinion)

Tuesday-Read The Egypt Game chapters 1 and 2. Then, complete the comprehension questions chapter 1 and 2; Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop

Wednesday-Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop; The Egypt Game comprehension questions chapter 3 and 4

Thursday-complete and study for Unit 4 test; Compass Learning

Friday-No homework; Compass Learning–Have a super weekend!!

 

4th Grade

Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons

and information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A

Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational

structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.B

Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C

Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in

addition).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.D

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Monday-final draft is due (include cover page, final draft, rough drafts, peer editing checklists, self-evaluation for Rough Draft #2); Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop

Tuesday-Compass Learning-1 Hour

Wednesday-Jr. Scholastic and comprehension Questions for Freedom Passage

Thursday-complete and study for Unit 4 Vocabulary Test

Friday-Unit 4 Vocabulary Test and Freedom Passage selection test.

No homework; Compass Learning–Have a super weekend!!

 

5th Grade

Assessments

Unit 4 Vocabulary Oct. 31st (Friday)

Monday-Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop

Tuesday-Compass Learning 1 Hour

Wednesday-Unit 1-3 cumulative review and opinions found in Jr. Scholastic

Thursday– Unit 1-3 cumulative review and 1 Hour Compass Learning

Friday-No Homework; have a fun-filled weekend!

4th Grade

Assessments

Passage to Freedom assessment is on Thursday, Oct. 30th.

Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop is on Friday, Oct. 31st.

Monday-Unit 1-3 cumulative review

Tuesday-complete rough draft #2 (Taking a Stand opinion essay). Use peer editing checklist to make revisions.

Wednesday and Thursday-Work on Final draft (Taking a Stand opinion essay). Use peer editing checklist and self-evaluation to make revisions. Your final draft is extended. It is due on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Friday-No Homework; have a fun-filled weekend!

 

Helpful Websites

http://homeworktips.about.com/od/essaywriting/a/opinion.htm

http://www.timeforkids.com/homework-helper/a-plus-papers/persuasive-essay

http://writefix.com/

5th Grade

Announcements:

1. Tuesday, Oct. 14th-Open Books Field Trip

2. Return 5 Week Progress Report with Parent’s Signature

3. Unit 3 Vocabulary Test is Friday, Oct. 17th

4. Final Draft opinion is due on Friday, Oct. 17th

5. Independent Reading Log is due on Friday, Oct. 17th

6. Picture Day Friday, Oct. 17th

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.B
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Tuesday: ELA-Complete rough draft #2 opinion essay Toward A Rainbow Nation. We will peer edit on Wednesday, so come prepared with improvements from draft #1. (refer to project handout, peer editing checklists, sample rough draft essays, etc.). Your final draft is due on Friday, October 17th.  Also, work on Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop (due on Friday, October 17th).

Wednesday: ELA-Work on final draft essay (refer to project handout, peer editing checklists, sample rough draft essays, etc.). Complete Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop (due on Friday, October 17th). SS-complete Great Pyramid questions and annotations.

Thursday: ELA-Complete final draft essay, Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop. Study for Unit 3 Vocabulary Quiz on Friday.

Friday: Vocabulary Quiz today and Final Draft essay is due. Please submit your paper in this order: include colored and illustrated cover page, rough drafts, peer editing checklists, and graphic organizer.

4th Grade

Announcements:

1. Unit 3 Vocabulary Test is on Friday, Oct. 17th

2. Please submit your signed 5 week progress reports to Ms. Lisenby

3. Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop test is on Friday, Oct. 17th

4. Harvesting Hope test is on Friday, October 17th

5. Picture Day is on Friday, October 17th

6. Independent Reading Log is due on Friday, October 17th

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.B
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instancein order toin addition).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Tuesday: Class canceled (5th grade trip)

Wednesday: ELA and SS-Complete Reading questions on page 113 (Theme Connections) and work on Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop.

Thursday: ELA- Independent Reading Log, Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop and study for Unit 3 Test,  first rough draft opinion essay (see handout)

Friday: ELA-Reading Log is due today.  Unit 3 Vocabulary Test is today. Harvesting Hope test is today.

Reminders:

1. Picture Day is Oct. 17th

2. Open Books Field trip money is due (Oct. 15th-4th grade and Oct. 8th-5th grade)

3. Five Week Progress Reports are going home this week

4th Grade

With writing, students will develop opinion and narrative pieces (W.4.1, W.4.3) showing command of the conventions of standard English (L.4.1, L.4.2). Students will conduct and complete a research project using technology, notes taken, and create a list of sources (W.4.7, W.4.8). With support, students will use technology to produce and publish writing and show keyboarding skills to type up to one page in a single setting (W.4.6). Students will paraphrase information presented in diverse media formats (SL.4.2)

Assessments:

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 (Social Studies test on Gandhi and Rosa Parks)

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 (My Brother Martin)

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop)

Homework:

Monday-Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop pages 34-37

Tuesday-Complete graphic organizer finding supports for opinion essay (What is your opinion about Rosa Parks, Gandhi, or Dr. King taking a stand? Did they take a stand for personal reasons/gains or were they taking a stand to help others?) and research Dr. King Jr. newspaper/magazine article (print or take notes on one article about Dr. King)

Wednesday-Study for Social Studies test on Gandhi and Rosa Parks (see handout for test review). Complete questions for My Brother Martin and taking a stand flyer.

Thursday-Compass Learning (1 hour) and study for My Brother Martin selection test.

Friday-No homework

5th Grade

Students need to summarize texts presented in diverse media and formats (SL.5.2) and use graphics and visual displays in presentations (SL.5.5). Students will report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace (SL.5.4).

Assessments

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 (Toward a Rainbow Nation)

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop)

Homework:

Monday-Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop pages 34-37

Tuesday-Jr. Scholastic page 8 and 9  (Oct. 6th) and cultural project questions

Wednesday-Compass Learning 1 hour (Lang. Arts or LA extension)

Thursday-first rough draft of opinion essay (see handout)

Friday-No homework

Opinion Writing Handout

5th Grade Opinion Writing (distributed 10/09/14)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.B Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.C Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.D Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Topic: In the story, Toward a Rainbow Nation, the author (Pillay) stated: “Because we are mixed, we’re more powerful.” Read the quote and form an opinion about the quote. Do you agree or disagree? Your supports should include textual evidence from the story, research, as well as your own personal experiences.

Rubric: You will be assessed on the following: *you responded skillfully to the prompt, * you demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, capitalization, spelling, and usage when writing, *you state an opinion/argument/claim that demonstrates an insightful understanding of topic/text, *you organize ideas and information into purposeful, coherent paragraphs that include an elaborated introduction with clear thesis, structured body, and insightful conclusion, *you support your opinion skillfully with substantial and relevant evidence,* you provides insightful explanation/analysis of how evidence supports opinion, *you use purposeful and varied sentence structures, *you demonstrate creativity and flexibility when using conventions (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling) to enhance meaning, *you use precise and sophisticated academic and domain-specific vocabulary appropriate for the audience and purpose, *you use a variety of linking words, phrases, and clauses skillfully to connect reasons to opinion/argument/ claim

Timeline: In class instruction (powerpoint presentations, modeling, sample opinion essays, conventions mini-lessons, mini-lesson on using transition words)

Rough Draft #1-due on Friday, October 10, 2014 (100 Points)

Peer Editing-in class on Friday, October 10, 2014 (100 Points)

Rough Draft #2-due on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (100 Points)

Peer Editing-in class on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (100 Points)

Final Draft-due Friday, October 17, 2014 (please include colored and illustrated cover page, rough drafts, peer editing checklists, and graphic organizer.) (200 Points)

 

 

 

Important Notes:
1.) Your child was given a Compass Learning Login on Curriculum Night.  There has been a change with Compass Learning Logins.  The password is the same as your Child’s Login ID. (i.e. Login: EGJones / Password: EGJones)Please also make sure that you change school from Odyssey to Lenart. Please email me if you are still unable to log on. The website is https://www.thelearningodyssey.com/
 
2.) Please return all Wednesday folders after checking your child’s papers and signing the folder.
 
3.) Walk-a-Thon is on Friday (October 3, 2014) at 1:00 PM. Let’s all raise funds for our school by participating.
 
4.) Bus Evacuation Drill is Tuesday, September 30, 2014
 
5.) If you missed curriculum night, the welcome letter and course syllabus is attached for both 4th and 5th grade.
 
6.) Here are a few websites to assist students with practicing summarizing texts, writing conventions, etc. 
 
4th Grade
Content: Author’s purpose, synonyms and antonyms, comparing/contrasting individuals, notetaking strategies, creating timelines, and forming opinions with reasons and concluding statements.
 
Assessments: Vocabulary Unit 2 test is on Friday, October 3, 2014. “Gandhi” selection test is on Friday, October 3, 2014. 
 
Homework
Monday (9/29/14)-ELA-Unit 2 vocabulary (complete the unit)
 
Tuesday (9/30/14)-SS-reading selection about Rosa Parks (add annotations-at least 3); ELA-study for Unit 2 vocabulary test
 
Wednesday (10/01/14) -SS-reading selection about Gandhi;  ELA-study for Unit 2 vocabulary test
 
Thursday 10/02/14)-ELA-study for Unit 2 vocabulary test and complete the unit. Re-read “Gandhi” (test on Friday for “Gandhi and Unit 2 vocabulary)
 
Friday (10/03/14)-No homework; have an excellent weekend!!! Test for Unit 2 and “Gandhi”
 
5th grade
Content: quoting accurately from texts, demonstrating command of Standard English when writing and presenting, understanding author’s persepective, forming an opinion with supporting reasons, using research skills to summarize or paraphrase texts
 
Assessments: ELA-Unit 2 Vocabulary test is on Friday, Oct. 3rd. ELA-“Toward a Rainbow Nation” text selection test is on Tuesday, October 7th. Social Studies culture project (test grade) is due on Tuesday, Sept. 30th.
 
Homework
Monday 9/29/14-SS-complete culture project; ELA-Unit 2 vocabulary should be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 1st.
 
Tuesday 9/30/14-ELA-study for Unit 2 Vocabulary Workshop test (test is Friday, Oct. 3rd) SS culture project is due today!
 
Wednesday 10/01/14 -SS-Jr. Scholastic pages 6-9 (Sept. 15th edition) complete the questions on page 9 (national story “All Alone.”) ELA-complete all questions for “Toward a Rainbow Nation” after completing the selection on pages 555-558. Page 559 questions: Respond and Think Critically, Vocabulary, and Academic Vocabulary.
 
Thursday 10/02/14-SS-Jr. Scholastic pages 16-19 (Sept. 15th edition) and complete the questions on page 19 (international story “The Un-United Kingdom”); study for Unit 2 test and complete Vocabulary Workshop.
 
Friday 10/03/14-No homework; have an excellent weekend!!! Vocabulary test for Unit 2 is today.
 
 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: CURRICULUM NIGHT IS THURSDAY, SEPT. 25TH AT 5:30PM.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THURSDAY!!!

5th Grade

Content: Reading and responding to text, finding textual evidence, understanding internal and external conflict, using persuasive language, using vivid language, connecting to characters, understanding cultural differences

Monday-ELA-Read Amigo Brothers and complete comprehension questions p. 34 1-6. SS-work on cultural project.

Tuesday-ELA-(due on Thursday) design a poster advertising the fight between Antonio and Felix (make sure it is uses persuasive language and covers the following-date, time, location, event, etc.

SS-work on cultural project–date is extended to Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Wednesday-ELA-design a poster advertising the fight between Antonio and Felix (due Thursday) and complete Read and Write Questions in workbook.. SS-work on cultural project. (date is extended to Tuesday, Sept. 30.)

Thursday-ELA-Complete Read and Write Questions in workbook pg. 4-18. SS-work on cultural project. (date is extended to Tuesday, Sept. 30.)

Friday-Assessment on Amigo Brothers. No homework: Have a spectacular weekend!

4th Grade

Content: Understanding author’s purpose, finding textual evidence, presenting in front of peers, summarizing, comparing and contrasting protests, understanding protests/boycotts

Monday-ELA-complete pages 24-28 in Vocabulary Workshop; complete final draft essay (A Time I Was in a Pickle). Present final project in the following order: cover page, final draft, 2nd rough draft, 1st rough draft, peer editing checklist, and graphic organizer.

Tuesday-ELA-Reading Response Notebooks (Your opinion about Gandhi)

Wednesday-SS-Rosa Parks comprehension questions; ELA-page 73 comprehension questions.

Thursday-SS-“Gandhi” write 5 open-ended interview questions, ELA-complete pages Vocabulary Workshop 24-28, and reread “Gandhi”

Friday-Assessment on Gandhi.  Quiz on Rosa Parks. No homework: Have a spectacular weekend!

5th Grade

Content: Writing narrative essay (A Time You Had Butterflies-using idioms), cultural traditions, using textual evidence, understanding the writing process, internal and external conflict, using sensory language

Assessments: Fish Cheeks test is Thursday and Unit 1 Vocabulary is on Friday. NWEA testing is on Wednesday (Reading)

Monday-ELA: complete Readers Response Notebook (Fish Cheeks-How would Robert describe the meal if the story were written in his point of view?), Use peer editing checklist to complete 2nd rough draft of narrative essay “A Time I Had Butterflies in My Stomach”

Tuesday-ELA: Use peer editing checklist to complete final draft of narrative essay “A Time I Had Butterflies in My Stomach” (due on Thursday, Sept. 18th presented in the following order: decorated cover page, final draft, rough draft #2, rough draft #1, and peer editing checklist); visualization illustration from Fish Cheeks

Wednesday-ELA: Use peer editing checklist to complete final draft of narrative essay “A Time I Had Butterflies in My Stomach” (due on Thursday, Sept. 18th presented in the following order: decorated cover page, final draft, rough draft #2, rough draft #1, and peer editing checklist)

SS: Take Two Teenagers: East and West (Reply to Fumiko and Danny. Write a blog about what you do on a typical day.

Thursday-ELA: final draft of narrative essay is due “A Time I Had Butterflies in My Stomach,” study for Unit 1 Vocabulary test

SS: Write a short article about extreme fashion in your country

Friday-Unit 1 Vocabulary Test. No homework! Have an eventful weekend!!

4th Grade

Content: Writing narrative essays with idioms, The Writing Process, Taking a Stand For a Cause (protests), using textual evidence, comprehension strategies

Assessments: Unit 1 Vocabulary test is on Friday and Pretty Pennies Picket test is on Wednesday. NWEA test is on Monday (Reading)

Monday-ELA- complete unit 1 Vocabulary words, complete idioms picture and meaning chart, and complete Beginning/Middle/End graphic organizer for narrative (A Time You Were in a Pickle)

Tuesday-ELA-Readers Response Notebook and complete first draft narrative  (A Time You Were in a Pickle)

SS-Complete KWL chart on Rosa Parks

Wednesday-ELA-complete second rough draft using peer editing checklist

Thursday-SS-comprehension questions on Rosa Parks. Your final draft (A Time You Were in a Pickle) is due Tuesday, Sept. 23

Friday-Unit 1 Vocabulary Test. No homework! Have an eventful weekend!!

This week’s Notes:

1. Great job, students, on the PBIS Assembly Monday!!!

2. Please submit the following forms if they have not been turned in: media consent, waiver, school fees $100, school oral-based health program, and emergency forms.

3. All books should be covered by Friday. All folders and notebooks should be labeled by Friday.

4. Bring the following to class daily: Readers Response Notebook, Vocabulary Workshop, Reading book, independent reading book, Social Studies book, folders for each subject, notebooks for each subject, notebook paper, erasable pens or pencils, and homework.

5th Grade

Monday

SS: complete Coat of Arms project (due on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014).

ELA: complete pages 14-17 in Vocabulary Workshop (Vocabulary test is Friday, Sept. 19th)

Tuesday

SS: complete Coat of Arms project (due on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014).

ELA: Readers Response Notebook-complete one page after reading “Amigo Brothers”

Wednesday

SS: Coat of Arms project is due; Research a cultural tradition and bring notes/documents to school on Thursday to work in groups.

ELA: Readers Response Notebook (entry #2)

Thursday

SS: complete cultural tradition chart

ELA: Page 6 (1-4) Literature After You Read Questions and complete Unit 1 (test is on Friday, Sept.19)

Friday: No homework!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

4th Grade

Monday

SS-Taking a Stand (Write a paragraph about what it means to take a stand against something)

ELA-Vocabulary Workshop pages 14-17

Tuesday

SS-research a protest from the internet and take notes on what the protest was about, what happened, who was involved, the outcome, etc. (time period does not matter). Feel free to print out the article

ELA-Vocabulary Workshop 18 and 19

Wednesday

SS-Jr. Scholastic pages 8-13

ELA-Readers Response Notebook (Entry #2)

Thursday

SS-Jr. Scholastic pgs. 18/19

ELA-work on ELA Unit 1 Vocabulary (test is Friday, Sept. 19th)

“Pretty Pennies Picket” test is on Wednesday, Sept. 17

Friday: No homework!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!