Monday, March 3, 2014
Happy to be here! Everyone appears to be having a great day and all are working well. A note to parents. Every night you should see your child's word study packet to assist with completion and as a spell checker for pretests. Several students are turning in these packets not completed at all, therefore missing out on relevant practice. For what it is worth, there is a report card grade devoted just to this subject. As you know, educational growth and growth of good study habits involves the teacher, the student, and home support. Thank you for all you do, parents! So, the RI maps booklet is due by Friday. Students have seen examples, worked on this for several class periods, organized maps and progress in class. Now, they are on their own to pull it all together.
Tonight h/w is as follows:
Math wkbook pages 107, 109
IXL any grade 5 fraction with unlike denominator work, addition or subtraction, including mixed numbers. Students who have a difficult time with math facts will have a difficult time with this type of fraction work. Keep practicing even on weekends! This will help keep up the momentum.
Math test Friday. There is not a math study group Thursday. I have meetings nearly every Thursday, I am so sorry to say. If ever there is a free after school Thursday time I can offer, I will let students know in advance.
Reading-In class students are working on a three paragraph essay requiring pulling quotations for evidence. These will be completed this week completely in class.
Seven independent books should be read since the beginning of the year. Reports must be in orange folders.
SS See below notes for Friday, 2/28. Independent map, key , and paragraph are due tomorrow. This was assigned last week. Check out calendar for due dates.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Sounds like there is a good possibility of a snow day on Monday...though Jamestown historically is the last to know, so I sent students home with any possible Monday night h/w like word study and RI map packets to keep up with SS due entirely by next Friday. Also, there is quite a bit of work in grade 5 these days, so all must be vigilant to stay current. Here is the info:
Fraction Nation and IXL any grade 5 fraction with unlike denominator work, addition or subtraction, including mixed numbers. Students who have a difficult time with math facts will have a difficult time with this type of fraction work. Keep practicing even on weekends! This will help keep up the momentum.
Rdg. Book report was due today to make 7 reports. Must be in by next week! Find reports at grade 5 website.
Keep up with independent reading, please. Many studies prove important connections between reading and academic and professional success.
SS See the calendar for due dates next week. On Monday I will cover the details about ways to create your booklets from simple to all out creative. All students, no matter the style booklet, can earn a 4 following the rubric requirements. Independent map is due by Tuesday, including the paragraph and key.
As the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them! Heave ho, a shoveling we go! Be well!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Calendar of Events
|RI map and Paragraph Rubric|
|Nat' Geographic Jamestown Virginia|