Monday, December 26, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

DECEMBER 19th-22nd






HOMEWORK MONDAY
AR Book 20 Min.
Finish Math Pre Assessment. 
Have parent go over with you, if possible
Begin Planning Heritage Interviews

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
AR Read 20 Min.
Study Holiday History Notes: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Christmas
for Wednesday Holiday Test
Get White Elephant Gift and wrap it!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Dress up in ugly sweater, or red, green white!
Bring White Elephant Gift Wrapped (Gift Exchange will
be at 1-2pm)



Friday, December 9, 2016

Week of December 12th-16th


CLASS UPDATE

* This week we will be reading a story called "James Forten" and the reading skill will be following directions.

* In poetry we will be writing Haikus, Opinion Poems and Food Poems.

* Our Science test on Weather will be this Tuesday, December 13th.

* In History we will start our new unit on the initial skirmishes of the American Revolution (Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Lexington/Concord)

* This week we are learning about all of the winter holidays including: Kwanzaa, Christmas and Saturnalia. On Friday we will take a History Quiz from the notes we took in class.

* The Heritage Report project will be sent home this week our homework is to simply schedule/plan interviews during the break. Also, choose and write the questions you would like to add to the interviews...
                   * Extra Credit-Go to a local retirement housing establishment and interview          somebody there. People LOVE to tell there stories and these communities are often forgotten.

* Our main focus this week will be memorizing our two poems. This Friday students will dress up and recite their winter poem and couplet. Parents are invited! 8:15-9:15am. Students will be graded on their memorization, volume, expression, eye contact and pacing. I will take pictures and we will have treats. A big thank you to Donna Dreher for organizing what people will bring.

* In Math we will wrap up our Unit of Study on decimals.

That's it for now!
Mr. Sweet

HOMEWORK MONDAY

Read NEWSELA "A History of Christmas" + take quiz
Study for Science Test/Finish Packet
Begin memorizing Winter Poem
+ Couplet for Friday's Cafe'
STICK IT TO HUNGER!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read AR Book
Memorize Winter Poems
+ Couplet for Friday's Cafe'
Heritage Report-Read through 
and begin to schedule interviews
for over the break
(See posted example link on right)
STICK IT TO HUNGER!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish memorizing poems for recital
10 Marks-Adding Decimals
Writing-on Kidblog: Simply find a News Team Current Event story, copy and pasted it on post, and then write a summary. Next, write an opinion response to the story in a well-written and thoughtful paragraph. Support your opinions with facts and reasons. 
Due Friday

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Rehearse Poems
Dress Fancy!
Finish Kidblog Assignment

Monday, December 5, 2016

WEEK OF DECEMBER 5th-9th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela: "Wildfires in Tennessee could be 
a sign of things to come in Southeast"+Quiz
Writing-Finish Rough Drafts of both Diamantes
Speech-Practice Expert Speech with Slides
Begin reading/learning Poem for recital

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 min AR
Math 10 Marks Due tomorrow
Writing-Finish Final Draft of Diamante with
ART + COLOR!
Speech-Practice Expert Speech

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min.
Kid Blog! Respond to my post
about Tories/Patriots
Speech-Practice Expert Speech
on Google Slides (film self on 
phone if possible, to practice)
Science-Weather Test next Tuesday
See link on side for study guide

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Writing-Finish Couplet Rough Drafts (x2)
Science-Finish Packet + p. 154-155 in wkbk
Study for Science Test-Use study guide

CLASS UPDATE

Reading-This week we are reading "Katie's Trunk", a story about the Loyalists and Patriots during the Revolution. The reading skill being covered is Cause and Effect

Writing-This week we are doing Diamantes and Couplets. In addition, each student chose a famous winter poem to memorize and recite at our Poetry Cafe on Friday, December 16th, at 8:15am.

Math-We are working with metric conversions and decimals this week.

Science-We are wrapping up the weather unit this week. The test will be next Tuesday. Check out the study guide on side of blog to study!

Blogging-The students have set up a new accounts so that they can blog. I sent out a post for them to respond to today. In addition, I sent the invite code to parents so that they can check out what their students are blogging about.

Speech-Students are giving their "Expert" speeches starting Thursday and ending on Monday.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28th-DECEMBER

Class Update-
I hope everybody had a memorable Thanksgiving together with family and loved ones!

Our class will begin our Poetry Unit by learning about the form of Haiku and Diamantes. In the coming weeks we will learn many other forms including: couplets, free verse, cinquains, acrostics.

In writing we will be finishing our "expert" informational assignment. 
In Reading our RTI groups will begin reading stories from the unit of study on the Revolution. The reading skill focus is cause and effect.

In the coming three weeks we will be learning about the winter holidays of Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Christmas. We will have a Holiday Quiz just before the break.

In Science we will start our Unit of Study on Weather

This Friday we will have our first Big Spin of the year on Friday at 1pm.

That is it for now! See you at the school where kind hearts and open minds rule!

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Newsela "Some strange species 
swimming in oddly warm waters off West Coast"
+ Quiz (6,120 rating!)
Math-p.95 in Student Book
Return report card envelopes

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20min. AR
Math-10 Marks Subtract Decimals
Science-Finish Lesson 1 Packet on Weather

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20min.
Math-Moby Max 15 min.
Writing-Finish "Expert" Essay Rough Draft 
on Google Docs

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20min.
Math-Moby Max 15 min.
Speech-Practice "Expert" Speech
Using Google Slides-Speech will
be shared next week

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

NOVEMBER 14-18th

CLASS UPDATE

This week there will be Parent Teacher Conferences from 12:30-3:30 Monday through Thursday so please be on time! Once again, here is the link to confirm your time:
 Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up

Report Cards will go home on Tuesday, November 22nd.

The Big Spin is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela+Quiz "No animosity in first meeting between Trump and Obama"
Moby Max Math-20min.

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 min. AR
Math-p. 41+42 Home Connections Workbook
History-Moby Max Social Studies 15min. Colonies
Fill out Thanksgiving Celebration Dish Choices and return


Thanksgiving Feast Menu!
Thanksgiving Feast Menu!
Turkey, Brown, Platter, Food, ...

1 Isabella-Peach Cobbler
16 Lawrence-Ribs
2 Galilea-Corn on the Cob
17 Ashley-Twice Baked Potatoes
3 Samer-Musakhan-Chicken Sandwich
18 Mikey
4 Charlotte-ABSENT
19 Coral-Butterscotch Pie
5 Elyssa-Stuffing w/cranberries
20  Owen-Sweet Potato Casserole
6 Clara-Pecan Pie
21 Mariana- Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
7 Lycia-Alcatra Portugese Pot Roast
22 Malia-Pistachio Jello Salad
8 Bella-Lemon Bars
23 Justin-Smoked Turkey!
9 Maple-Creamy Broccoli Casserole
24 Koosha
10 Tyler-Filipino Adobo Chicken
25 Kiernan-Ham
11 Mario
26 Sienna-7 Layer Bars
12 Amber
27 Chase
13 Atlee
28 Jillian-Yukon Gold Potatoes
14 Janie-Chili Verde
29- Michael K.
15 Eli
30-Mr. Sweet-Salad w/candied almonds/cranberries





HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 Minutes
Math-p. 45+46 HW Connections +
10 Marks-Compare Order Decimals (Due Friday)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 Minutes
Math p. 43+44 Home Connections
+ Finish 10 Marks
Finish Social Studies Colony
Moby Max

Monday, November 7, 2016

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7-10th

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela: "Wimpy no more: Jeff Kinney is now a 
famous author who makes millions" + take Quiz
Finish AR GOAL!
Practice Newsteam speech (Due tomorrow)
Remind your parents to VOTE tomorrow!
Do Colony Study Guide: TEST THURSDAY
Colony Study Guide

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish AR GOAL! Due tomorrow
Math-Jam Sessions: Decimals (10 minutes)
Moby Max-History (15 minutes)
Study for Colony Test

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Study for History Test
10 Marks Decimal Place Value
Practice News Team

CLASS VOTE TALLY
Donald Trump 14%
Jill Stein 11%
Hillary Clinton 68%
Gary Johnson 7%



Monday, October 31, 2016

WEEK OF OCTOBER 31st-NOVEMBER 4th


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
A big thanks goes out to all of the parents that are helping with the big party today! We start the parade at 10:30. Next, you are welcome to come to our class party at 1:00pm.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Don't eat too much candy!
Finish and bring your Cereal Box Book Project
Practice News Team Speech

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Newsela+Take Quiz:
"Like the Cubs, the Indians are hungry to taste World Series success"
Math 10 Marks Equivalent Fractions-Due Thursday
Practice News Team Speech

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read AR 25 minutes
Math 10 Marks Equivalent Fractions-Due Thursday
Math p. 60 in Student Workbook p.66
Practice News Team Speech

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read AR 25 minutes
Math-Do Review Quiz to study for Test
History-Begin study guide: Test next Thursday!

Practice News Team Speech

Friday, October 21, 2016

WEEK OF 10/24-10/28


CLASS NEWS TEAM VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3a0axpzoVtDYV9fbm9ucUR0ZHM/view?usp=sharing


HOMEWORK MONDAY
READ NEWSELA-HALLOWEEN + TAKE QUIZ
AND FINISH GOOGLE CLASS ACTIVITY
DRESS UP FOR SPORT'S DAY
MATH-p. 35+36 in Home Connections

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read NewsELA + Quiz
Halloween is not just for kids these days as more adults join in the fun
+ Cereal Box Project Due next Tuesday!
Jam Sessions 10 min.(+,-Fractions + Mixed Numbers)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read AR! Goal due November 9th
Cereal Box due next Tuesday
Math-10 Marks (Improper Fraction Lesson)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 min. AR + Cereal Box
Writing-Finish spooky rough drafts!
Math- Do p. in Home Connections p. 33 only