Friday, January 23, 2015

Week of January 26-30th



CLASS UPDATE

Reading-5th Grade continues to read Fighting Ground (p.80-120) and our reading skill is Comparing and Contrasting. There will be vocabulary again this week that comes straight from the book where students read the sentence and use context clues to learn the meanings.

Writing-5th Grade is continuing the common core writing lesson on "How To Projects"

In Math 5th Grade will be learning about: Division and multiplication of fractions

History-5th- L4 "The Road to War" Ch. 8 + L5 "Declaring Independence" Chapter 8 test:
Thursday, February 5th.

Heritage Projects are due on February 17th (I gave an extra week because I am sweet)
while Powerpoints using Google Docs are due on February 24th! Let me know if you have ANY questions. I encourage all students to upload photos to their google doc ppt. sooner rather than later.  I demonstrated how to insert graphs using Google "Sheets"(Spreadsheets)into slide shows. They will need to do this with their Ethnicity graph in written AND power point formats. Furthermore, they will do this later in the year when we do our Science Projects.

Valentine's Breakfast-If you would like to help out, please e-mail Gabby Mackle as the big breakfast is Thursday, February 12th. An email will be going home soon with the exciting details! Each child will hopefully donate $5 to cover the costs for a lot of food!
On Valentine's Day you may do treats/cards etc. I will upload the list of names soon.

Our quote of the week is:
"Be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-AR 20 minutes
Vocab-Write the sentence from the book, your guess in parentheses, look up and write the definition
Due Friday-(Words 1-15)
Heritage Project
Finish Homework L5 math

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading 20 min.
Vocab. Continue-Due Friday
Math L6
Correct and Return Work for better grade
BRING BOOKS FOR BELIZE! See flier above
Talent Show Tomorrow at 12:30 in cafeteria
Read Valentines Flier with Parents

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading 20 min.
Vocab. Continue-Due Friday
Math L8
Correct and Return Work for better grade
BRING BOOKS FOR BELIZE! See flier above
Read Valentines Flier with Parents
Spirit Day USA tomorrow
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HOMEWORK THURSDAY
PARTY TOMORROW! Sports Day~Dress up in your favorite sport uniform
Reading-Need Fighting Ground Books-Study p. 80-120 in book
Math – L9 Homework
Writing-Finish 15 vocab words/sentences
Social Studies-p. 86+87 Review/Begin Study Guide
Set up "Pixton" account at: http://www.pixton.com/
Class Code: 4GYH-YM - COMIC DUE: Monday, February 9th
4GYH-YM
Type first and last name plus create your own screen name/password
AFTER SCHOOL NEWSPAPER LINK!
http://rio-pajaro-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1285481875305/1345278690040/1774149486409167011.pdf

See school website at http://www.riodelmar.pvusd.net



Friday, January 16, 2015

January 20-23rd

CLASS UPDATE-
5th Grade RTI-We continue reading The Fighting Ground by Avi, which is about a boy's experience in the Revolution after joining the militia. Our reading skills are still Sequence/Summarizing. We will read through p. 80 this week and their will be accompanying vocabulary.
Math-Common Core Math Module 4 begins-Multiplying and dividing fractions
History-5th Grade-Boston Massacre/Tea Party/battles of Lexington and Concord. We are learning to use Cornell Notes to comprehend the material with more depth.
Computers- We are doing an American Revolution digital newspaper. Click on the link to the right.
In addition, 5th graders are starting their Heritage Power Point Projects on Google Docs. They can continue them at home too.
Writing-We will begin our "How To Project"
MR. SWEET

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Math L1-Homework
MLK Brainpop + Take/Return Quiz
Heritage Project
Study Spelling + Vocab.

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 25 min.
Math L2-Homework
Typing Web-15 min.
Heritage Project
Study Spelling + Vocab.


THURSDAY HOMEWORK
Read 25 minutes
Do Math L3 Homework
Study for Vocab/Spelling/Reading quiz (Students should have read to p. 80 in book) Do so at home
Work on Heritage Project

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Week of January 12th-16th

MONDAY HOMEWORK
Reading-
NewsEla Article+Quiz
PRO/CON: Are federal school meal standards fit for consumption
Sign Planner with new AR Goal

Spelling-Study words/mistakes

Heritage Project

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-AR-25 minutes
Vocab-Learn words+Write a sentence
using them correctly-Due Friday 
Writing-Do Growth Mindset Handout
Heritage Project-
Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3a0axpzoVtDbFpIdnM3RjlISFk/view
RETURN FIELD TRIP FORM WITH $7

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 25 minutes-AR
Vocab.
History-p. 77  in wkbk -Sequence of Events
Heritage Project
RETURN FIELD TRIP FORM WITH $7

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 25- Minutes
Study Fighting Ground(Through p. 40)
Study/Finish Vocab+Spelling
FIELD TRIP FORMS + $7
History-Finish p.78-80 in wkbk


CLASS UPDATE

Welcome back everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful break. I enjoyed rest,  family, celebrations, Lake Tahoe and band performances. I wanted to thank all of you who donated to my class gift to Bittersweet Bistro and Aptos Guitar. We went to breakfast twice over the break and I got strings for my bass at Aptos Guitar. The gift cards, treats and Corralitos Market certificate were put to good use, indeed. Here is a brief overview of our learning this week in Room 12:

Reading-Our 5th grade RTI groups have started reading The Fighting Ground, a book about the American Revolution and a young boy who fights for the Continental Army. This week our reading skill is sequence of events.

Mindsets-I will be teaching about the power of having a "growth mindset". Parents are welcome to watch the Ted Talk we will watch together at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc
This is a wonderful springboard for discussions at home and will certainly illuminate our parenting/coaching and teaching styles!

Math-We are reviewing fractions and playing math games this week to reinforce concepts previously taught in Common Core Math. Here is a math support link for parents:
http://www.cgcs.org/cms/lib/DC00001581/Centricity/Domain/36/ParentGuide_Math_5.pdf

MLK - This week and next week we are watching the "I have a Dream" and "Mountaintop" speech and discussing this amazing man and how he transformed this country.




Writing-We will be writing and discussing our New Year's Resolutions.

At home students will continue to work on the Heritage Project. I will be sharing a model of a written project and Powerpoint Portion along with all of the parts of the project using the Document Camera. Parents are welcome to come by and check out these to help support your child at home.





See you at the school where kind hearts and open minds rule.
Mr. Sweet

Friday, December 12, 2014

LAST WEEK OF THE YEAR!


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read A.R. - Goal due Friday
Math-Finish L10
Poetry-Memorize/recite poems+Final Draft of People Poem
Practice/Correct Spelling Pre-Test
Schedule Heritage Project Interviews
Correct and Return work for 1/2 back!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read A.R. - Goal due Friday
Math-Finish L11
Poetry-Practice Poem Recital
Writing-Finish Rough Drafts-Alliteration/Onomatopoeia
Get a White Elephant Gift!
Pick nice outfit for Thursday's recital (You can take it off
after your recital before recess)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Poetry Folder/Final Drafts of
Acrostic/Onomatopoeia+Put in
Order
Practice for 2 Poem Recital Tomorrow
Dress Fancy!
White Elephant


HOMEWORK THURSDAY
AR Due tomorrow
Study Math Lessons 1-16 for
End of Module Test/
Spelling
Bring White Elephant



CLASS UPDATE

* Sign up for the exciting new after school enrichment R.O.V. (Underwater Robotics) Class at: http://riodelmarafterschool.blogspot.com

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

* The Heritage Report project was sent home and 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.

* On Thursday students will dress up and recite their poems in front of the class. Parents are invited! 8-9:15am. 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 Erin Allshouse for organizing what people will bring.

* In Math we will wrap up our Unit of Study on Adding and Subtracting Fractions

* Thursday at 1pm will be the Big Spin and Academic Awards.

* On Friday the AR Goal is due and I will send home progress reports

* Friday at 1pm we will have our White Elephant Gift Exchange

That's it for now!
Mr. Sweet

Monday, December 8, 2014

WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-12th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading - AR
Math-Finish Lesson 6
Writing-Finish Free Verse Final Drafts with color
Finish Acrostic Rough Drafts
Begin memorizing Free Verse Poem+Winter Poem Chosen(Google Docs)
Extra Credit-This week is "Hour of Code Week"
Learn how to Write Code for video games at: http://www.code.org
DO STUDY GUIDE FOR HISTORY TEST FRIDAY

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading - AR
Math-Homework Lesson 7
Writing-Finish Food Final Drafts
Begin memorizing Free Verse Poem+Winter Poem Chosen(Google Docs)
History Do p. 43-45 in wkbk
Look over Heritage Project Assignment

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading - AR
Math-Homework Lesson 8
Writing-Finish Opinion Couplets x2 Rough Drafts
Begin memorizing Free Verse Poem+Winter Poem Chosen(Google Docs)
Study for History Test Ch. 4

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading - AR
Math-Homework Lesson 9 (Every other problem)
Writing-Finish People Poem x2 Rough Drafts+Couplet Final Drafts
Begin memorizing Free Verse Poem+Winter Poem Chosen(Google Docs)
Study for History Test Ch. 4(Tomorrow)



Monday, December 1, 2014

WEEK OF 12/1-12/5

CLASS UPDATE
In reading our class began a new unit on the American Revolution. Our first story is about Paul Revere and his amazing life.

In history we are continuing to learn about the original colonies.

 In writing we are kicking off our new unit of poetry. We will be learning how to write haiku, free verse, diamant√©, couplet,acrostic, and many more.We will be having a big poetry recital the last day of school before the winter break when students will recite a winter poem and an original holiday poem that they wrote. There will be hot chocolate, croissants, cider and many fancy students dressed up in their dresses and suits. Parents will be invited to this poetry extravaganza!


It is grind out hunger time at Rio Del Mar so make sure to bring as many can foods and goods as you can to help support those that are less fortunate this holiday season.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Read AR Book 30 min(Due Friday, December 19th)
Math-Do Lesson 1 Homework
Writing-Read words+definitions+Do Wordly Wise Section 4a
Bring canned goods for those in need!
Poems(For those who haven't yet...choose a winter themed poem, copy and paste
it into google doc and share with Mr. Sweet)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-Read AR Book 30 min(Due Friday, December 19th)
Math-Do Lesson 2 Homework
VOCAB-Read words+definitions+Do Wordly Wise Section 4b
Bring canned goods for those in need!
Writing-Finish 3 Diamantes (Nature, Holidays, Free Choice)
Finish History Wkbk-p 36-40

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-Read AR Book 20 min(Due Friday, December 19th)
Math-Do Lesson 3 Homework
VOCAB-Do Wordly Wise Section 4c
Bring canned goods for those in need!
Writing-Create diamante final draft with color, drawings and BIG words
+Finish 3 Haikus in notebook

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-Optional
Math-Do Lesson 4 Homework
VOCAB-Do Wordly Wise Section 4d+e
Writing-Do 3 Haiku final drafts with color, drawings and BIG words
+Finish Food Poems (Rough Drafts)
Correct + Return Science Wkbks







Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Week

MONDAY
AR READING-optional
Writing-Finish "Thankful Essay"
Make dish with parents

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 18th-November 21st

I'm back!!!

Tuesday Homework
Reading - Read AR 20 minutes(GOAL IS DUE: Friday-12/19)
Writing-Finish typing Space Stories on Google Docs
Share/Proofread two student stories/write one glow/one grow
in comments
Fill out Thanksgiving Celebration Dish Choice
Sheet and return tomorrow.
Spelling Bee on Friday!

Wednesday Homework
Reading - Newsela Please pass the pumpkin latkes, it's Thanksgivukkah
Write Summary on green sheet
Math L26-Do every other problem
Fill out Thanksgiving Celebration Dish Choice
Sheet and return tomorrow.
Spelling Bee on Friday!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 minutes
History do p. 35 in wkbk
Study for Spelling Bee/Spelling Test

THANKSGIVING MENU!
  1. Chase-Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Gravy
  2. Trevor-Turkey Lasagna
  3.  
  4. Kayla-Quiche
  5. Sarah-Stuffing
  6. Mikaela-Apple Cider
  7. Chloe-Mozarella Meat Balls
  8. Kianna-turkey cupcakes
  9. Jack-"Reindeer Poop"
  10. Maddie-Caprese(Tomato,Basil, Mozarella)
  11. Malia-Mashed Potatoes
  12. Sean-Artichoke Dip and Crackers
  13. Gavin-Ribs
  14.  Absent
  15.  
  16. Heath-Salad
  17. Julianne-Nacho Pie
  18. Ava-Fruit Salad
  19.  
  20.  Absent
  21. RileyMac-Pumpkin Pie
  22. Joey-Raviolis
  23.  Sam-Moose Droppings
  24.  
  25. Brady-Chocolate Cream Pie
  26.  absent
  27. Angelina-Pudding Cheese Cake
  28. Tommy-Cranberry Sauce
  29. Calli-Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Monday, November 10, 2014

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10-14th


FEELING THE LOVE! THANKS FOR THE ADORABLE CARDS ROOM 12.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 minutes + Summary
Math L22 Homework
Study for Science Test!

TUESDAY NO SCHOOL