Monday, June 4, 2018

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

Dear Parents and Students,
It has been an amazing year full of challenges, learning and fun! I feel blessed to have taught your child this year. This Wednesday we will have our big field day after lunch with the entire 5th grade. There will be Spike Ball, Corn Hole, Water Balloons, Relays, snacks, and much more.
On Thursday we will have the Big Spin at 1:00-1:30pm
Friday we will be dismissed at 10:50am!

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Bring any class library books
Bring a plastic water bottle if you have one at home
for our Stem Project
Finish Genius Project

Monday, May 21, 2018

WEEK OF MAY 21-25th


CLASS UPDATE

READING/VOCABULARY-This week we will finish Crispin and our last vocab quiz of the year will be on Friday.

SPELLING-25 States!

GENIUS HOUR-This week we will begin our Genius Hour Slide Shows

STATES AND CAPITALS-We will continue to learn our states and capitals.

13 COLONY PLAY-This Friday please be to school no later than 7:40 a.m. dressed in your costume. The play will commence at 8:00 a.m.

No School on Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day)

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Newsela: "Eat this Spoon"
"Why do Parrots Have Ability to Mimic?"
Make Quizlet with 10 Vocabulary Words
Get Costume

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Chapter 57 in Crispin
Correct mistakes in returned work
Study for Vocab test tomorrow + State
Test on Friday

Friday, May 11, 2018

MAY 14th-18th

CLASS UPDATE

Reading-We will continue reading Crispin and learn new vocabulary from this book and focus on the skill of making predictions.

Math-We will be using Khan Academy as a review

Writing-We will begin writing fairy tales and apply our teaching points from our Narrative Unit.

Geography-We are in the middle of our STATE BROCHURE project. Ask your child about their state that they chose. In addition, we are working through a packet to learn our states and capitals.

13 Colonies-The play performance is Friday, May 25th, at 8:00 and 9:00am. Parents are invited.
Please begin putting together simple costumes for your child.

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Newspaper Book Project Due
Get/create costume for play!
Come to Cantine for Rock Band Show Tonight!



Genius Hour Projects-Listed below are the projects for our class:


NAME/#
TOPIC
TITLE
1.Alia #1
How does the heart work
Get pumped
2. Farris #2
How to become an actor with no experience?
The 7 Steps to becoming an actor with no experience
3. Siena
Bearded dragons
All about bearded dragons!
Damaria
Social media
How does social media affect people?
5. Kylie
Getting a Film Festival at School
How do you get a Film Festival at school?
6.  Ella
college
How to get into a good college
7.Mackenzie
Deadliest animal
What is the top 10 deadliest animals?
8. Prince/ZacPrince
9. magnus
Roller coasters+model
All about roller coasters
10. Rowan
Future/Past of automobiles
History of Automobiles + The future!
11. Spencer
The mint system
All about the minty money
Aidan M.
Who is Elon Musk?
Target Acquired: Elon Musk
AbramSkim Boarding
Gavin#13
skydiving
How to skydive
15 genevieve
How does ukulele effect  stress and anxiety
What ukulele doing to me?
#16.Mercy Northrop
How to become a YouTuber
How to become a YouTuber
17. olivia
Training Puppies
What are the best ways to train a puppy?
18. Mia
Spreading  cancer/ cure for cancer.
What is the newest cure for cancer? How does cancer spread?
20. Roy Purdy!!!!!!


21 Sebastain
Fortnite
Why fortnite is the best game ever.
22. Adriana Santillano
Time on phones
How much time do people spend on their phone?
23. LeoPeregrine Falcons
Kimya Vaziri
ways the world can end
What are some ways the world can end
Isaiah#25
Trampolines
Terrific Trampolines
Mercy.R #26
Best bands and singers
What you should listen to
Mr. Sweet
Band
How to Market your Band/Get better
Venues

Thursday, May 3, 2018

WEEK OF MAY 7-11th

CLASS UPDATE
We are wrapping up testing this week with Math so please show up on time every day with a good night sleep and a solid breakfast!

Here is an overview of what we are learning in class:

Reading-We continue to read Crispin together

Geography-We started an in-class State Brochure project. Students chose a state that they were interested in traveling to and learning about. In addition, we are learning about the 50 United States.

Math-Testing

Genius Hour Projects-We have started our Genius Hour Research.

On Thursday, May 10th we have our field trip to Roaring Camp and we will leave at 7:45 am (before school!) Please be on time and MAKE SURE TO BRING A LUNCH.
Here are the drivers scheduled that have paid:

Sylvia Morales (6 students with seatbelts)
Courtney Oman(3)
Carine Csermelyi(6)
Tiffany Chapman (up to 7)
Rosie Black (3)
Kelly McMillian(3)
Chaperone: Jessica Santillano

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
We're done with testing!
Bring a lunch
Wear Sunscreen
Bring jacket
Be on time no later than 7:40am

Monday, April 30, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 30-MAY 4th

CLASS UPDATE
No school this Friday! May the 4th be with you.

We are in the middle of ELA testing this week and will conclude with Math next week. Please take the time to review math with your child, if possible. I will send home packets with each student.

Reading-We are well into the book, Crispin, about adventurous medieval times and a cast off that is "finding" himself.

Math-Review of Volume, Fractions, Decimals, Geometry, Multiplication and Division

Newspaper Book Project-Since we have no homework this week, this will give students time to work on the project. See blog on right, or google classroom.


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Jogathon Sponsors!
Newspaper Book Project
Correct Mistakes in Math Packet
Free Science Worlds

Monday, April 23, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 23-27th

CLASS UPDATE

Reading-Our class finished The City of Ember and now we will begin Crispin. This exciting new book is about medieval times and the story of an orphan on the run.

Writing/Courtroom-This week our class will be writing a courtroom drama with our new vocabulary from the cookie court spelling list.

Math-Our class will be doing a Math Review to prepare for the SBAC Testing in a few weeks.
We will review fractions, geometry, volume, graphing, multiplication, division and much more.

Genius Hour-We will be kicking off our Genius Hour In Class Project.

13 Colony Play-Our class continues to practice/memorize their lines.

Newspaper Book Project-Our 5th graders are working on their last book project at home.

Field Trip Friday at 10:45-We will leave at 10:45 and eat lunch at the park in Watsonville at 11:15-11:40am. Parent Drivers:
Larry G. (4 students with seatbelts)
Amy D. (5)
Karli G. (5)
Alexis L. (3)
Brian (3)
Carine V.(6)


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Spelling Vocab: Courtroom Drama Writing
Google Classroom
Math-Correct Math Review in Blue Ink
Memorize/Practice Court/13 Colony Plays

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Spelling Vocab: Courtroom Drama Writing
Google Classroom(Highlight 20 Words)
Math-Correct Math Review p. 2 in Blue Ink
Memorize/Practice Court/13 Colony Plays

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
BRING LUNCH TOMORROW
Read Chapter 8 Crispin
If possible, bring costume for play!
Spelling Vocab Court Drama Due Friday
Study Vocab
Finish Math Packet page 1

Monday, April 16, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 16-20th

MONDAY HOMEWORK
Reading-Facebook Gets Grilled by Congress
Newsela
Math-10 Marks Volume: Due Friday
Vocabulary-Write down the sentence
each word is found in, make your guess
of what it means, make a quizlet

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read AR Book
Math Kahn Academy Mission Mastery 20 min.
Writing - Finish Acrostic Name Activity with Color
Quizlet-Vocabulary

Monday, April 9, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 9-13th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Newsela Fortnite + Quiz
Math-10 Marks Due Friday
Quads/Triangles/etc.
Vocabulary-Finish Quizlet with Vocabulary

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading AR 20 Min.
Math-p.227+228-Student Book
Court Script-Learn Lines for tryouts on
Friday
Parents sign and return
Field Trip Permission Slips
Courtroom

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading 20 Min.
Math -15 min. Kahn and 10 Marks
Do Vocab Quizlet
Field Trip Form
Study Scripts

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-Choose Newspaper Book Project Book
Writing-Finish Typing Final Draft of
Persuasive Essay
Do Vocab Quizlet
Study Scripts


13 Colony Play Cast
George Washington-Olivia
Martha Washington-Kylie
Leif Erickson-Magnus
Iroquois-
Seminole-Isaiah/Spencer
Ponce DeLeon-Aidan
Colonial Boy-Mack/Farris
Colonial Girl-Siena/Mercy
Game Show Host-Zac
Contestant(Betsy Smith)Damaria
Benjamin Franklin-Farris
British Soldiers-Abram, Rowan, Sebastian
Samuel Adams-Gigi
John Adams-Abram
Abigail Adams-Zachary
Salesman-Ella/Magnus
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-Mia, Ella
Sibyl Ludington-Mack/Mercy
Colonists
James Madison-Kimya/Adriana
History Police A-Aden/Aidan
History Police B-Mercy/Gavin

Friday, March 23, 2018

March 26th-March 29th

Class Update

13 Colonies Play-This Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we will have play tryouts. This way students will be able to practice and learn their parts over the break.

Writing-Our class will be finishing up our rough drafts of our persuasive essays.

Reading-We will do Chapters 7-11 in the City of Ember. Our reading skill focus will be on making predictions. Our vocabulary words will be learned from this book.

History-Our American Revolution will be on Thursday, March 29th.

Math-We continue to work with Geometry and Coordinate Plane work.

Big Spin-On Thursday at 1:15pm we will have the Big Spin and Academic Award Assembly

Talent Show-The talent show will be held on Thursday morning.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Writing-Finish Rough Draft of Persuasive Essay
History-Finish Packet + Begin doing study guide with
Quizlet

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Ch. 11
Study for History Test
Study Vocab Words
Practice Lines for Play





Monday, March 19, 2018

March 19-23rd

Class Update
In reading our class is beginning a new book entitled: The City of Ember. 
It is a fantastic distopian, futuristic book. Our spelling vocabulary and grammar are from this book.

In math we are beginning a new unit of study into: Geometry and Graphing on a coordinate plane.

In History we are continuing the American Revolution unit.

Class Meetings-After the massive volume of discipline referrals and pinks slips, our class will have weekly meetings in an attempt to change the negative behavior trend in this grade level.

In writing our class is getting started on our Opinion Essay rough drafts now that we have our research finished.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela: "A Wrinkle in Time": Looking at 
long religious controversy about the book + Quiz
Reading Comprehension: Do Chapter 1 Quiz in Google Classroom
Return Report Card Envelope

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading - Finish Chapter 2-Ember
Vocabulary-Make a quizlet for 15 words
with definitions
Math-Do Coordinate Plane Mystery Shape

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading - Finish Chapter 3-Ember
Study Vocabulary-quizlet 
Math-Do Coordinate Plane Mystery Shape #2
Sign, Return field trip form with $29.50

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read Ember Chapter 5 -Quiz tomorrow
+ Quote activity
Study Vocab 0n Quizlet
Field Trip Forms
Practice Play Lines