Monday, October 16, 2017

OCTOBER 13-17th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela + Quiz:"Wildfires spread 
quickly due to California's dry period"
Spelling Vocabulary-Do Picture Vocab Activity
one 8 of the words you don't know. DUE FRIDAY!
MATH-10 Marks Subract with Diff. Denominators
Drive for Schools! Last week

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read AR Book + Cereal Box Project
Spelling Vocabulary-Do Picture Vocab Activity
one 8 of the words you don't know. DUE FRIDAY!
MATH-p. 49+52 In Student Wkbk
PICTURE DAY: FRIDAY!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-13th

Let's keep it up!
DRIVE FOR SCHOOLS UPDATE:
We have hit $8000!  We have a little less than 2 weeks to hit our $15,000 goal!  Encourage your classroom community to turn in the money for tickets sold if they haven't already done so.  

We have another student drawing at tomorrow's all school assembly.  

  • At the end of the fundraiser, the top 3 sellers will be awarded special prizes.  
  • The top selling family will have the choice between 4 Universal Studios Passes or a RESERVED PARKING SPACE at Rio. 
  • The top selling class wins a PIZZA and ICE CREAM party! 

An easy way to get family and friends to contribute and enter for a chance to win a NEW CAR or $25,000 is to pass along the SHARE and SELL link:
https://riodriveforschools.wordpress.com/

Sweet         1120
Sandman    800
Scalisi         650

Top selling students so far:

Emily Kirkland     Sandman 375
Kailee Gauthier     Werner         300
Garrett Flores             McMillan 225
Mackenzie Danish     Sweet         225
Bo Blackwood     Clouse         200
Christian Stallard      Scalisi         200
Spencer Irby             Sweet         200

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela on Martian, take quiz
Math - p.25+26 Home Connections
Correct and Return Work
Begin Cereal Box Book Project

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read AR Book 20 Min.
Begin/Continue Cereal Box Book Project
on Google Docs (Follow directions given)
Finish Narrative Cover Art
Moby Max Math 15 Minutes

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read AR Book 20 Min.
Begin/Continue Cereal Box Book Project
on Google Docs (Follow directions given)
10 Marks Fraction Assignment
Moby Max Social Studies 10 Min.

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read AR Book 20 Min.(AR Due: Monday, November 7th)
Math - MARS Task Homework
Cereal Box Book Project
on Google Docs (Follow directions given)
Sign and Return Field Trip Permission
Slip with $5 to cover iMax Movie








Due: Wednesday, November 1st



Monday, October 2, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 2nd-5th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela: SpaceX founder wants to send humans 
to Mars as backup plan for civilization + Quiz
Math - p.23 Home Connections
Solar System - Study Guide 
(Test on Thursday)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 15 min. AR
Jam Sessions: Fractions- 10 min.
Solar System Science:
Do Review Test in Science Book
p. 374+375

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 15 Min.
Finish Science Wkbk p. 158-179 (We did these in class)
Study for Science Test: Solar System
Use study guide

Class Update
Reading-This week in RTI we are comparing and contrasting two articles from Newsela about two people desiring to permanently move to MARS! We are working on Close Reading with Annotations

WRITING-In Writer's Workshop we are finishing our Narratives. Next Wednesday, October 11th, we will have Author's Chair  at 8:30-9:00 am.
Wednesday and Thursday we have a District Writing assessment which synthesizes notes, text, videos to write a narrative.

MATH-We are learning about adding and subtracting fractions...both the concept and the algorithms 

SCIENCE-We are reviewing the SOLAR SYSTEM for the test this coming Thursday, October 5th.
We are finishing up our Collaborative Group Planet Project. Presentations start on Thursday.

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY!

Friday, September 22, 2017

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25-29th



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Newsela "Start of the Space Race"
+ "SpaceX rocket set to do experiments — and bring ice cream to astronauts!"
Take Quizzes: DUE WEDNESDAY
Math - p. 21+22 in Home Connections 
Correct and Return Work

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-AR
Newsela "Start of the Space Race"
+ "SpaceX rocket set to do experiments — and bring ice cream to astronauts!"
Take Quizzes: DUE WEDNESDAY
Moby Max Science: Solar System 10 min.
Math - 10 Marks Mixed Numbers


HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-AR
Math-p. 22 in Home Connections Wkbk
Moby Max Science: Finish Solar System/Galaxy and Beyond
Science-Do study guide: Test next, Wednesday, October 4th.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vNePiWGc7qyLnei3_uATqgEWLdvkXseIomQkgF2cMo4/edit

Monday, September 18, 2017

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18-22nd

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading- Newsela "The sun, yellow dwarf 
star at the heart of the solar system" + QUIZ
Math-Finish 10 Marks on Expressions
Drive for Schools

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-Ch. 9 in Bridge + Summary on Google Classroom
Math - p 15 in Home Connections 
Science-Solar System Moby Max 10 Min.
Drive for schools

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading - Ch. 11 - "NO" + Dedications Handout
Math-p. 18 in Home Connections Wkbk
Science-Moby Max 10 Minutes Solar System

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading - Finish Bridge to Terabithia Book
Writing-Study DLR 4
Math-Study Pre Test for Unit 1 Test tomorrow
Science-Work on Planet Slide Show 



Friday, September 8, 2017

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11th-15th

HOMEWORK MONDAY-
Reading- A History of the 9/11 Attacks Newsela+ Take Quiz
Math-Finish 10 Marks Volume
Correct + Return Work

HOMEWORK TUESDAY-
Reading- Chapter 2-Do Google Classroom Summary of Chapter 2
Math-p. 13 + 14 Home Connections

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-Finish Ch. 4 + Do Physical Education Handout
Running! Do Google Classroom Running Activity 

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-Ch. 6  Terabithia + Do "Reassess Your Value Structure"
Activity in Packet Review Ch. 1 - 6 for reading quiz
Study DLR for test




READING-This week we will start reading Bridge to Terabithia together. This wonderful book explores imagination, unlikely friendships,  family relationships and experiencing profound loss. There are many great talking points throughout so I encourage parents to read along and discuss it with their children.

9/11-Today we discussed September 11th and the tragic nature of the event. Tonight we are reading the Newsela to further understand this event and how it changed our country.

COMMON CORE MATH-We continue Volume and Surface Area

SCIENCE- We begin our Solar System Unit of study

WRITING-We are starting the drafting process with our narratives that were chosen last week.


Friday, September 1, 2017

SEPTEMBER 5th-8th

STEM ACTIVITY! 
MAKE A PING PONG BALL LEVITATE






HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-Newsela: "What is a Volcano" + Quiz
History-Begin Study Guide for Explorer Test
Study Guide is in Google Classroom, or on link to the side---->
Math- p. 5 in Home Connections Wkbk
Back to School Night is Thursday!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-Read AR Book 20 minutes
Math-p. 7+8 Home Connections
Work on Study Guide (google classroom)
Finish History Packet
https://quizlet.com/join/zbsj8R6pF

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Math-p. 9+10 in Home Connections
Study for Explorer Test (Test tomorrow)
Practice News Team Speech
Make sure parent(s) come to Back
to School tonight
Book Orders and Leadership forms
due tomorrow

Friday, August 25, 2017

WEEK OF AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 1st





HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela: "Huge storm causes massive flooding in Houston, other parts of Texas"
Take Quiz and write a summary about the main things you learned.
Math - p. 1+2 in Home Connections Wkbk
Book Orders! Due next Friday, September 8th.

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 Minutes AR Book + Summary
Math - Moby Max-15 min.
Writing-For those not done, Finish Summer Memories Writing
Book Orders! Due next Friday, September 8th.

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 Minutes AR Book - NO SUMMARY
Math - p. 3+4 in Home Connections
History-Moby Max Social Studies Explorers
Book Orders! Due next Friday, September 8th.

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Math - Finish 10 Marks Lesson
History-Moby Max Social Studies Explorers-15 Min.
Speech-Practice News Team Speech at home
 (Use iPhone, iPad, mirror to practice!)
Book Orders! Due next Friday, September 8th.



CLASS UPDATE
Book orders went home today and I encourage everybody to order some books! This first order provides many free books for our class library, depending on the volume ordered.

In reading our class is continuing our unit of study on the forces of nature by reading, "Eye of the Storm" about Warren Faidley, a storm chasing photographer. Our reading skill focus is "text organization". We will watch a brief documentary on youtube to learn about this amazing photographer.

This week in writing we will be learning how to use a timeline planner and a "small moment" focus to enhance our content when doing narratives. 
A Small Moment is:
1. True/Happened to you.
2. Strong Emotion
3. "BTH" Big Thing that Happened
We learn that good writers are able to keep the main thing the main thing! 

In History we will continue our unit of study on Explorers. Specifically, about Caboto, Vespucci, Balboa, and Magellan.

In Bridges Math we will be starting to work with expressions/equations and multiplication. 

We started News Teams. Students will be reporting on a current event in the world. Politics, Weather, Sports, Local News, International News, Religion, Entertainment, Science and Technology, Education, etc. Students will research an article, write a summary and create a brief Google Slide Show to present a speech to the class.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FIRST FULL WEEK! AUGUST 21st-25th


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Newsela "What is an Eclipse?" Read article and answer the four questions on the quiz
Writing-Do Google Class Assignment on Eclipses (4 facts you learned about Eclipses)
Math-Sign in to your Ten Marks Acct. Do Math Jam Sessions 10 min. (Logins/Passwords
handed out in class today)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-Read your AR Book for 25 min. + Do a summary on green sheet (at least 4 sentences) Due tomorrow so bring to class.
Writing-Finish rough draft of Bio Poem
Math-Moby Max or Ten Marks Jam Session: 15 min.

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-Read your AR Book for 25 min. + Do a summary on green sheet (at least 4 sentences) Due tomorrow so bring to class.
Writing-Finish FINAL DRAFT of Bio Poem on white paper
Math-Moby Max 15 min.

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-Read your AR Book for 25 min. + Do a summary on green sheet (at least 4 sentences) Due tomorrow so bring to class.

No Math! MAP Testing was enough


CLASS UPDATE
We have a wonderful class this year with 27 fifth graders.  They are motivated, focused and fun to teach. Our learning adventure has commenced!

On Monday, as you know, the big excitement is the Eclipse that will be starting a little after 9am. Our class will attempt to safely view the eclipse with the pinhole projector that our school administration made. Your child's safety is my utmost concern so I will ensure that everybody's back is facing the sun when we are outside. As usual, it will MOST likely be foggy at that time of the day. If this is the case, we will watch the live stream of the eclipse at: http://eclipse.stream.live/


If interested, you may sign up for a Parent Volunteer time here on this google doc:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pz0CIc6UbusHGnQHT9MDthxQDxs60u48KhU0IxNpzJg/edit

Please let me know if you do not receive an email from me as I entered all of the parent emails I received into my Comcast acct, but sometimes it glitches. Also, please do not "reply all" unless necessary! 

If you receive an invite to igradeplus.com, please create an acct. to view your child's progress. I can only send it to one e-mail so please share the account with each other.

Listed below is what our class is learning this week:

ELA- This week our class will kick off our study of "Nature's Fury" by reading a story entitled, Earthquake Terror and focus on "Sequence of Events" as our reading skill. In reading we will be taking our online Star Test to help establish our Accelerated Reader Goals for the first trimester. I will send home the goal sheet this week. We will also be reading nonfiction NEWSELA articles at home. Our first one will be on the Eclipse!
(RTI does not start until late September)


In writing our class will be continuing our Bio Poems and Summer Memories and we will be starting Writer's Workshop.

In Math we will be reviewing, playing a variety of learning games, and finishing our placement assessment in Moby Max. We will start Bridges Math on Monday, August 28th. 

History-We start our unit of study on the Explorers.

Papers will go home on Mondays and students may correct their mistakes in BLUE pen and return them for better grades. Also, if your child is struggling in any assignment, I am available every day before school from 7:40-7:55 to help, especially in Math!

See you at school!
Mr. Sweet

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Back to School!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read through parent letter 
Sign and return forms (After School, Parent E-mail Form)From Cubby
GET SCHOOL SUPPLIES BY MONDAY
Login to Google Classroom with code: 
94ruaw
Do the Google Class activity and submit

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Get school supplies!
Google Classroom-Finish Activity, if not done yet.
Sign and return Emergency Card/District Forms/After School
Bring in Pictures of your family/cut out pics about you (hobbies, 
interests) from Internet images/or draw in color.
Due Monday    

SUPPLIES that your child will need for the new year: 
* 1 Box of Crayola Markers
* Zippered pencil pouch
* Binder paper 
* 2 Red ballpoint pens 
* 2 Blue ballpoint pens 
* 2 #2 pencils 
* 2 Pencil Sharpeners 
* Low-odor Dry Erase EXPO Markers (for math white-boards)
 OR
* One sock (for erasing the white boards) to 
* Ear buds if you prefer (Headphones will be provided)
NO PENCIL BOXES! 

If you would like to donate:

The Basics
  • Plug in Air Fresheners: Hawaiian/Tropical Scent
  • Hand sanitizer (pump bottles)
  • fun pencils / erasers (for the raffle box)
  • candy/little gift certificates/toys for raffle box
Other Needs

  • $$ to our class fund (I have made several purchases for our room already. For example, I've purchased curriculum, supplies, and an annual subscription to my online gradebook $20)
  • Bean Bag Pellets-https://www.amazon.com/Bean-Fill-Plastic-Pellets-5lbs/dp/B0188FONYC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1503004574&sr=8-6&keywords=bean+bag+pellets
  • Gift Certificates to Palace Art Supply, STAPLES or Amazon.com are always appreciated