January 26-January 30
University Elementary School
Mrs. Kinkead's 5th Grade
All students are expected to go outside every day and to be dressed properly for the weather. Teachers are on duty outside, and cannot supervise students in classrooms or library. To play in snow students are expected to have waterproof boots and mittens/gloves. If the wind chill is below 15 F degrees students will have inside recess. Otherwise families should plan on outdoor activity.
Important Announcements and Dates
Monday, January 26 -
Tuesday, January 27 -
Wednesday, January 28 - All Human Rights Essays ready to be printed
Thursday, January 29 - Spelling Bee for 4-5-6 Cafeteria 1:30 PM
Friday, January 30 - Vocabulary Quiz - Floating and Sinking and a few Colonies
Vocabulary Quiz this week: Combines Floating & Sinking as well as Colony things missed last time
January 29 - School Spelling Bee
February 17 6th Math League Contest (by math grade)
March 10 - MAC
March 13 - Field Trip to IU Art Museum
April - 5th Grade Math League Contests
University School Events
February 19, 6:30-7:30 PM “How to Support Writing at Home” Grades K-6
In Class Assignments and Homework Assignments are grouped below. Homework appears on daily Homework slide - study for Vocabulary (on Quizlet), study for tests, and anything not completed on time during the class day.
Please Note: The new Indiana Academic standards for Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary are in a PDF file under Files.
Language Arts -Reading
Students should have plenty of time to complete reading logs during Daily 5 Class time. Reading response books will be collected each week.
Reading Logs Turned in once a week on your assigned day (numbers are students' class numbers): Note this week Monday books are due on Thursday due to MLK Day.
Monday - #1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33
Tuesday - #2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34
Wednesday #3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31
Thursday #4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32
Language Arts Writing: (I am teaching this in class and it should appear in writing)
1. Writing short responses to test questions
2. Writing to persuade
3. Topic sentences, theme, closing sentences
4. Using sentence variety including: compound sentences, appositives, dependent and independent clauses, advanced vocabulary, precise vocabulary.
5. Determining the MAIN IDEA
Language Arts: Vocabulary and Grammar
Word of the Day
Vocabulary for content
In class we are:
Constantly reviewing: parts of speech and sentence structures in grammar lessons. We are also working on good transitional words and how to use them and putting "said to bed" by enhancing tags in dialogue.
Charge Time: Reading Groups and working on reading passages; Close readin
DISCOVERY and Colonization: Chapter 6:
St. Augustine was the first European colony in the New World founded by the Spanish. Our focus will now be on the first three English colonies: Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts Bay.)
Students will be able to focus on which ones were successful and why; the impact colonies had on their environment, and the Native Americans, and benefits to Europe.
We are working on this through a simulation called DISCOVERY.
colony -A settlement ruled by another country.
settlement -permanent collection of buildings and inhabitants
Roanoke- established in 1587. Called the Lost Colony. It was financed by Sir Walter Raleigh, and its leader in the New World was John White. All the settlers disappeared, and historians still don't know what became of them.
Jamestown -1st permanent English settlement in North America
Plymouth -Puritan colony founded in 1620; first New England colony; led by William Bradford
marsh -swampy area which is often a breeding place for small animals and insects; mosquitoes were a problem
colonist -a person who lives in a colony
democratic -(Citizen participation) -- Power is in the hands of the people. The people elect leaders and participate in government. (U.S., U.K., Canada)
ally -(n.) A person or a country who is on your side or helps you in a situation.
freedom -Being out from under the control of something or someone; liberty
religious- having to do with religion or beliefs in that religion
cash crop -Crop grown to be sold.
Pilgrim -a person who travels for religious beliefs
Puritan -A religious group who wanted to purify the Church of England. They came to America for religious freedom and settled Massachusetts Bay.
John White -Roanoke's colony leader who returned to England for more food and tools--when he finally returned to Roanoke the colony had vanished--the only clue he found of Roanoke or the "Lost colony" was the Native American tribes name "CROATAN"
John Smith -1580-1631 An English colonist who came to America in 1608 and helped to create the Jamestown Colony. He made an agreement with the Powhatan Indians. He encouraged settlers to work harder and build better housing. No work = no food Hard work = more food.
Sir Walter Raleigh -An English adventurer and writer, who was prominent at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, and became an explorer of the Americas. In 1585, Raleigh sponsored the first English colony in America on Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina. It failed and is known as " The Lost Colony."
King James- 1566-1625 King of England who, in 1606, gave the Virginia Company of London a charger to set up a colony in Virginia
Squanto -Native American who helped the English colonists in Massachusetts develop agricultural techniques and served as an interpreter between the colonists and the Wampanoag.
Massasoit -Chief of the Wampanoag Indians who helped the Pilgrims survive. They had peace for 40 years until his death.
Pocahontas -A Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown
Powhatan-An Indian chieftain who dominated the peoples in the James River area. All the tribes loosely under his control came to be called Powhatan's confederacy. The colonists inaccurately called all of the IndiansPowhatans.
Floating, Sinking and Buoyancy
The Nature of Science
HEALTH: 9, 5, 2, 1, 0
Average of 9 hours of sleep is required for students in elementary and middle school.
5 Servings of fruits and vegetables daily
2 hours or less of screen time
1 hour a day of active outdoor play
0 sugar drinks
News and Notes
POETRY: Students should practice reading their poem each night to a family member. We are mining poems for words, themes and writing poems similar to these for our own poetry.
A Poem a Day increases fluency.
August 11-15: HOMEWORK I LOVE YOU!
August 18-22: My Shadow
August 25-August: The Spinning Earth
September 2-September 5 Latitude and Longitude
September 8-12 I am From. . .
September 15 Abandoned Farm
September 22: Scranimals
September 29 - No poem this week due to BW
October 13 - Nature poems - snow, tigers, and Native American poem.
October 20: -Writing and typing up our own poetry for books.
October 27 - Haunted House
November 3 Kokopelli
November 10 Remnants, Ghost Warrior
November 17 Caged Bird
December 3 - Every Cat Has a Story
January 5 - Victory
January 9 - The Poison Tree
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein
Usual Weekly schedule for Specials:
Monday - PE & Music;
Tuesday - Art
Wednesday - (Late Start 9:35) No Specials
Thursday - Library Checkout; Computer Lab: printing and working on writing.
Friday - Music & PE; Legal Literacy
GRADING RUBRIC FOR STANDARDS
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