Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21-24th

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Newsela: George Washington(French Indian War)
+ Quiz
Math: Finish p. 91+92
Heritage Slide Show-Practice Speech!
My Speech Day is:___________

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read AR 20 Minutes
Give away kindness note!
Math: 10 Marks: Multiply Fractions (Watch Video!)
Heritage Slide Show-Practice Speech!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Math: p. 89 in Home Connections + Finish p. 168-9
Heritage Slide Show-Practice Speech!
Do Study Guide in History
Test: Next Thursday




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14-17th

A big thanks goes out to Donna and Coleen along with the crew of parents that helped out today at the Valentine's Breakfast!

Homework Tuesday
Math-Moby Max 20 minutes
Heritage Project (Due Thursday)
 + Slide Show (Due next Thursday)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Heritage Project Due Tomorrow!
Work on Heritage Slide Show if
finished

Monday, February 6, 2017

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6-10th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read a Thon
Heritage Project
Math p. 79-80 in Home Connections
Pennies for Patients
Valentine's $

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read a Thon
Heritage Project
10 Marks-Multiply with Area Models

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read a Thon
Heritage Project (Due next Thursday!)
Finish Math p.81+82 Home Connections
Finish History Wkbk.p. 92+93

Monday, January 30, 2017

January 30-February 2nd

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-NewsEla + quiz(x2) Due Wednesday
Super Bowl Articles!
Math-p.76 in Home Connections
Study for History Test on Friday (Ch. 8)
Do Study Guide->

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-Finish both Newselas + Quizzes
Math p. 77+78 in Home Connections Wkbk
Ten Marks-Multiplication(Due Thursday)
Study for History Test
READ A THON! Get sponsors

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-Record nightly reading on pink
Form + Get Sponsors (Read 25 min.)
Math-Moby Max 20 min.
Finish 10 Marks
Study for History Test (Do Quizlets + Study Guide)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-Record nightly reading on pink
Form + Get Sponsors (Read 25 min.)
Finish History Wkbk p.77-87
Study for History Test (Do Quizlets + Study Guide)


Friday, January 20, 2017

JANUARY 23-27th

TECH MUSEUM DRIVERS:
Bryon R. (4 students with seatbelts)
Sargon J. (4)
Michelle L. (4)
Shane C.(4) if paperwork is finalized
Julie C. (6)
Kim H. (6)
Rusty G. (4)
Michele B. ?


CLASS UPDATE
Congratulations to Owen and Janie for winning the class spelling bee! They will participate in the school wide bee this week.

In Math we continue Unit 4 with Multiplication of 10s and 100s. We need to review adding/subtracting fractions with different denominators. We will continue Moby Max
Math to reinforce new material

In Writer's Workshop we will start "Opinion" writing

In RTI we are continuing the exciting novel, "Holes"

In History we are reviewing the French and Indian War, followed by the skirmishes that lead to the Revolution.

I still need a few drivers on the field trip to Tech Museum on Friday, February 17th.

Stay dry!
Mr. Sweet

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading Newsela + Quiz
"Court teaches life lessons to teens in trouble" Connection (HOLES)
Math- p 71+72 in HW Connections
Heritage Project
Table of Contents due: Wednesday (Went over in class)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading AR + Read A Thon Sponsors
Math- 10 Marks (Mult. Whole # by Fraction)
Heritage Project
Table of Contents Rough Draft due: Wednesday

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read AR Book 25 minutes
Math-Student Book p. 125+126 (#1, 3, 5a, b, c, d)
Moby Max Math 15 minutes
Heritage Project(Scan/add photos into Slideshow)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read AR 20 Min.+ Study Holes Ch. 6-10
Math-Finish 129 in wkbk
History Wkbk p.81+82




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Week of January 18-20th




Welcome back! I hope everybody enjoyed that extended winter break. A huge thanks goes out to all the parents and students for their thoughtful Holiday gifts! I was blessed to get tickets to go see the Sharks vs. Oilers next week with my wife. Also, thanks to the Ingrams for the Aptos BBQ gift card, the Safari's for the Amazon card, the sweet treats, and family Olive Oil from the Jacobs.  My family enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Cafe Cruz thanks to the Christies. I am truly blessed from all of this.
However, the greatest gift I get is to teach your amazing kids every day!

Here is a quick update in Room 12:

This Friday is the class spelling bee. The top two winners in our class go on to the school finals next week. Here is the link to study the words: http://mrsdavis9.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/1/3/2513182/sampleelementarywordlist.pdf

In class we are reading about Martin Luther King Jr. and discussing his "I Have a Dream" speech that we saw today in class.

In Writer's Workshop we are writing about our own dreams for ourselves and collective humanity.

In Reading, we will be doing a Newsela on MLK tomorrow in class and work on summarizing the main points.

In RTI-We start an amazing book....HOLES! This is the first time the 5th grade has gone through this book, as it is usually taught in 6th grade.

In Math we will be starting Unit 4 with multiplication of tens and hundreds along with a review of 1st semester.

In History-We are starting the Unit on the lead-in to the American Revolution

Heritage Project-The project is due in a month, (February 16th), but students should be close to finished with all of their interviews with family. See link on right if your child lost the assignment.



HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min.
Writing-Do Family Heritage Introduction page (1-2 paragraphs typed) See
example link on the right if you need a visual. (DUE FRIDAY
Study for Spelling Bee: http://mrsdavis9.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/1/3/2513182/sampleelementarywordlist.pdf

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 25 Min.
Math p. 67+68 In Home Connections
Finish Rough Draft of Intro to Heritage Project
Study for Spelling Bee
Sign and Return Field Trip form with $5

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.