Monday, September 22, 2014

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22ND-26TH

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 minutes AR
Comprehension-Do page 2+3 of packet "Sweet Discovery" and "Gathering Dust"
Spelling-Study spelling mistakes
Math - Lesson 13 Problem Set
Correct and Return Work for a better grade
Parents sign up for Conference-Click link on right----->



Monday, September 15, 2014

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15th-SEPTEMBER 19th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Ch. 7 Bridge + Summary on Green Sheet
MATH- 144 seconds 3 times
Vocabulary-Write a story with VOCAB words used
correctly and underlined. Due Friday
BOOK ORDERS-Due Friday
Back to School-Thursday, September 18th
Correct and Return Work in Blue ink
Choose Book for Cereal Box Book Report

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read NEWSELA-NASA CURIOSITY EXPLORES MARS-Take quiz
+ Write summary on green sheet (at least 4 sentences)
MATH- 144 seconds 3 times+Studying Lessons 1-12 in binder (Quiz Tomorrow)
Vocabulary-Write a story with VOCAB words used(Definitions done in class)
correctly and underlined. Due Friday
BOOK ORDERS-Due Friday
Back to School-Thursday, September 18th
Correct and Return Work in Blue ink
See Cereal Box Book Project Link on right---> Due October 20th

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Ch. 10 Bridge + Summary on Green Sheet
Typing Web-15 minutes
MATH-Math Bingo on iPad/iPhone/Arcademics Multiplication practice
Vocabulary-Write a story with VOCAB words used
correctly and underlined. Due Friday
BOOK ORDERS-Due Friday
Back to School-Thursday, September 18th

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish Bridge to Terabithia
Vocabulary-Finish story with VOCAB words used
correctly and underlined. Due tomorrow
History-Do Latitude/Long.+Exploration and Tech
pages
Back to School-Thursday, September 18th




Friday, September 5, 2014

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8-12th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Read Ch. 2 of Bridge to Terabithia + Comprehension Quiz
Math-Finish L8 Homework section + 144 seconds (2min. 22 second) 3 times with parent/sibling
Study Spelling Words from pre-test+write a sentence with first 15 words using
the word correctly. See "Page" tab at top of blog for words/meanings
(DUE FRIDAY) 
STUDY FOR SCIENCE TEST FRIDAY-Use sheet that was sent home Friday,
or click link on right-->
Sign, return purple FIELD TRIP FORM with $15 for TECH MUSEUM
Correct and return work in blue pen
BOOK ORDERS! (no online orders) Due Friday, September 19th.

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read A.R. Book + Summary on Green Sheet
Math Finish L9 Homework
Science Study for test with Study Guide
Finish classwork: p. 36-45 in Science Wkbk
Vocab-Due Friday
Book orders
BLUE Tech/ Purple NASA Field Trip Form
  
HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Reading Bridge To Terabithia Ch. 4+ Summary on Green Sheet
Math Finish L10 Homework
Science Study for test with Study Guide
Vocab-Due Friday
Book orders
BLUE Tech/ Purple NASA Field Trip Form

  
HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read NEWSELA assigned article
on "Knee Injuries' + Quiz+ Summary on Green Sheet
Writing-Finish Frustrations Essay Final Draft (Many
students were not working during writing time=more HW!)
Math Finish L11 Homework-Refer to L11 practice Lesson
Science Study for test with Study Guide
Vocab-Due Friday
Book orders
BLUE Tech/ Purple NASA Field Trip Form




READING-This week we will start reading Bridge to Terabithia together and this will have spelling vocabulary that each child will learn through the coming weeks. This wonderful book explores imagination, unlikely friendships,  family relationships and experiencing loss. There are many great talking points throughout so I encourage parents to read along and discuss it with their children.

COMMON CORE MATH-Rounding/Adding/Subtracting Decimals

SCIENCE-Do study guide that was sent home Friday....Study for test on Friday, September 12th. We will also finish up our ELEMENT TRADING CARDS and share them.

WRITING-We are editing/revising/finishing our Final Drafts of the 5 paragraph essay on: "FRUSTRATIONS"

FIELD TRIP-Forms were sent home Monday. Please sign and return with $15 to cover the cost of the Science Lab/iMax Movie. Sign up to drive. These parents need to submit their insurance paperwork to the office asap, as well.

PICTURE DAY-TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

Friday, August 29, 2014

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2nd-5th


Class Update
Reading - This week we continue our exciting study of "Nature's Fury" by reading a story about volcanoes. Our reading comprehension skill focus is on Classifying and Categorizing in nonfiction text.

Common Core Math
-Inequalities + Place value with number lines

Writing - This week our focus in writing is how to write an effective intro to your narrative writing when we write about our biggest frustrations in life.

Science-Our class is continuing the Unit of Study on the Periodic Table/Chemistry

Technology-Learning how to fileshare, and share documents on Google Docs are two skills we should all grasp by the end of the week. 

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 minutes AR plus Summary on green sheet
Math L6 Homework
Finish Science Wkbk p.12-17
Correct and return work for a better grade in blue pen

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read GOLIATH Article on NewsEla-Take quiz 
plus write a summary on green sheet
Math L7 Homework
Correct and return work for a better grade in blue pen

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read AR Book 20 minutes + Summary ON GREEN SHEET -Due tomorrow
Finish HM Volcano Packet
Writing-Finish Rough Draft -Proofread /revise with red pen on paper
Math-L7 problem set
Study for DLR Quiz #2
Read with parents, sign and Return AR Goal Sheet






Sunday, August 24, 2014

WEEK OF AUGUST 25th-29th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 minutes + Write a Summary on Green Sheet
Do "Eye of the Storm" Vocabulary in CURSIVE
Type for 15 minutes on TYPING WEB
Play Arcademics and practice Math Multiplication Speed (Play Friends!)
Correct and return assignments for better grades in BLUE PEN

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Newsela "Napa Earthquake" + Write a Summary on Green Sheet
Do L4 Homework
Do another slide on Summer Presentations

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read AR BOOK 20 minutes + Write a Summary on Green Sheet
Do Lesson 4 HOMEWORK set p.55(2nd page)
Do Identify the Elements page using Periodic Table in book/Internet
DO another slide of Google Presentations...see login/guideline link
on right of blog---------------------->

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read AR Book 25 minutes
Do L 5 Homework Pages
Study DLR 1 for test tomorrow
Finish Summer Presentations on Google Docs


Corrected Work due tomorrow

METRIC CONVERSION CHART:
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1 meter = 100 cm
1 cm= 10mm
1km=1,000m
1kg=1,000g
1,000milliliters =1 Liter



5th Grade Update-

We have a wonderful class this year with 28 fifth graders (small class).  They are focused, on task and fun to teach. It's going to be a fantastic year! Please make sure, if you haven't done so already, to read the purple Parent Letter I sent home last Monday, which explains my classroom details and expectations. You may sign up for a Parent Volunteer time here on this google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/134m0MgWvI8ye5ytnu08gSbeXfJWT3R9-udngV2kBXg4/edit
Please let me know if you did not receive an email from me as I entered all of the parent emails into my Comcast acct, but sometimes it glitches. Also, please do not "reply all" unless necessary! After the first couple of emails I will "bcc" the info emails.

ELA- Last  week our class kicked off our study of "Nature's Fury" by reading a story entitled, Earthquake Terror and focused on "Sequence of Events" as our reading skills. This week we will be reading a nonfiction selection entitled, Eye of the Storm about a photographer who chases storms and our Reading Skill will be "Text Organization." In reading we will be taking our online Star Test to help establish our Accelerated Reader Goals for the first trimester. We will also be reading nonfiction NEWSELA articles at home, along with Typing Web, to improve our keyboarding skills which is critical moving forward.

In writing our class will be finishing our first assignment on Summer Presentations using Google Presentation software. They will work from home on these too. This synthesizes tech skills of importing images, using flash drives, accessing google drives at home, writing creatively and creating effective slide shows that showcase their summers.

In Math we started the new curriculum, Engage NY, and it is certainly a challenging new way of learning math. We are focusing on decimals, place value and powers of 10 in this first Module.

Science-We are starting our first unit on the Periodic Table and Elements and Compounds. We will learn songs that teach the elements, utilize the iPads and Chrome books to create our own element trading cards and much more.


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

Saturday, August 9, 2014

1st WEEK/SUPPLY LIST FOR THE NEW YEAR!


WEEK OF AUGUST 18-22nd

HOMEWORK MONDAY
GET SUPPLIES! See below (Due Friday)
Set up NewsELA Account: Code: XKXUH
User Name-rio(your first name)
Your First/Last Name +Password-room12
Read/Fill out and return Yellow form - Parent emails/Internet Permission
Green After School Sign Up (READ PARENT LETTER)
Download Summer Pics onto Flashdrive
Do one slide of Summer Project on google presentation
(May not work)


HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading- Log in to Newsela.com
Read "Mount St. Helens" article
Take 4-question quiz(DO 750 Lexile Level)
Math-Do Lesson 1 Homework Sheet
Fill out Yellow Emergency Sheet and return
Have parents fill out class volunteer link on
right if they would like to volunteer

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 minutes (AR Book)
Math Do Lesson 2 Homework
+ Arcademics

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 25 minutes - Write a 1-paragraph summary on green sheet
Math Do Lesson 3 Homework
Go to typingweb.com - login with "rio" in front of your name....
Password is your user name...example
username: rioavery
Password-4370632
Type for 15 minutes




SUPPLIES that your will need for the new year: 

*.5 inch Round Ring White Binder for Common Core Math (important) 
(1.99 on Amazon)
*Flash Drive (2Gb or above)

* Zippered pencil pouch
* One spiral notebook
* Binder paper 
* 2 Red ballpoint pens 
* 2 Blue ballpoint pens 
* 2 #2 pencils 
* 2 Pencil Sharpeners 
* Low-odor Dry Erase EXPO Markers and a sock (for math white-boards)
* One sock (for erasing the white boards) 
NO PENCIL BOXES! 

Mr. Sweet 



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

MAY 19-23rd

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 minutes AR (Last day to take quiz-5/30)
Finish Typing Power Point Friend Poem + Share
with MR. SWEET (Uncheck "email Mr. Sweet"
Finish All About Me Art
5th-Finish "Perfect Day"

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read NEWSELA on Glaciers Melting

Antarctic glaciers' melt is happening more rapidly than was first believed 

Read 25 minutes AR (Last day to take quiz-5/30)

5th Grade-Do Science Wkbk p. 128-135
6th Grade-Finish p. 122-126
Typing 20 minutes
OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY AT 6:30
BURRITO FEED: 5pm

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
A.R.-25 minutes(optional)
Finish Writing Portfolio
Get/make/put together a Costume!
13 Colony Art due tomorrow for 13 who signed up
5th Grade-Finish Science Wkbk p.136-145
6th Grade-Go to: http://edu.symbaloo.com/shared/AAAABEwwuSwAA41_k3aMAQ==
Read/Watch sections 1, 2, 3 - Write 10 facts about Ancient Rome and Weapons
AJHS Field Trip tomorrow for 6th grade
Koinonia Trip Permission Slips Due for 6th Grade
Order of Events Open House: 
6:30pm-View and take home projects/writing portfolios/Class wall tour
6:45pm-Friendship Poetry Presentations on Smart Board
7:00pm-Class Song
7:05pm-Slide Show of Class Pics
7:20pm-7:30pm-Finish Tour and Talk!

THURSDAY 
AR-20 minutes
STUDY FOR DLR TEST
Plan "3 Things Video Presentation"
Costume!
COME TO OPEN HOUSE!



Monday, May 12, 2014

Week of May 12-16th

  • Room 12 is testing on Monday-Thursday this week using the computers. As a reminder, this is a field test so we won't get any results in the fall for this assessment.
  • Our class is working on our 13 Colony play so please put together a costume for each role in the play that you are playing.
  • The Greek Olympics kicked off today! Ask your child about the Opening Ceremonies and events that took place.
  • Science Projects are due this Thursday for 5th graders. Make sure to use the template I sent home to help guide your poster board layout.
  • In Geography our class is learning the States and Capitals. We will take a test this week and students will need to know the state AND the capital. Our states and capitals test is this Friday so remember to learn the capital song at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE
  • In History the 6th graders will begin learning about Rome
  • 5th Grade will be starting the weather unit in Science
  • The A.R. Deadline is fast approaching...Friday, May 30th 
HOMEWORK TUESDAY
AR
Finish Science Project
Practice for play
Study states and capitols

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
News Ela
Type for 20 minutes
Study States and Capitols
5th Grade-Practice Speeches for Science Projects (They start Monday)
Team Jamaica: Drink H2O, Eat Well and WIN!

Monday, May 5, 2014

WEEK OF MAY 5-9th

UPDATE
* We have Science CST Testing in 5th grade this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.
* Our class is rehearsing the 13 Colony Play. Please bring costumes at your earliest convenience.
* 5th Graders should be finishing their Science Projects this week as they are due next Thursday, May
15th.
* 6th Graders-are filming their Greek Mythology skits and using iMovie.
* We are writing a fun paper this week entitled: "MY PERFECT DAY"
* The class is preparing for our big "GREEK OLYMPICS". Students may coordinate outfits for the games, shields, hats, colors, etc. Have fun! The Games start next Monday, May 12th. See the right link for the events.
* Both grades are beginning to learn their States and Capitals. See this Youtube to learn them in a fun way! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE
* Boardwalk Permission forms are going home for 5th Graders. If you have a season pass you do not need to pay. Just write "season pass" on the permission slip

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read NEWSELA + Do $2 Bill Article Answer questions
Math-6th Grade p. 205 + 206 in CGP
Science Projects-5th Grade (Progress Report tomorrow-Green Form)
Begin Poster Board/Speech Practice (see handout with requirements that went home today)
Study Capital Spelling
6th Grade-Skits/Costumes/etc.
Finish Flags for City States

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 Minutes AR
Math-5th Grade-Finish Ch. 28 L3
6th-Finish Perfect Day Writing
Science Projects-Poster Board/Finish Project
5th Grade History-Finish Ch. 10 L4 - Bill of Rights + Cornell Notes
Study Capital Spelling
6th Grade-Skits/Costumes/etc.-FILMING TOMORROW!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
AR 25 Minutes
5th Grade-Math Ch. 28 L 4 / Vertical/Horizontal Lines
6th Grade-7.2.5 - Complementary Angles
5th-Finish Ch. 10 Take Home Test-Due tomorrow
Study for Capitals Spelling Quiz
Begin Making 13 Colonies Art for Play