Monday, September 26, 2016

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26-30th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela:
"Human life may be possible on three new planets"
+ Quiz and Summary on green sheet
Choose Cereal Box Book 
Project Book by Friday
Math-Jam Session on fractions 15 min.
Correct and Return work
Drive for schools!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read AR Book 20 min. + Summary on
Green Sheet
Math - p. 21+22 in HW Connections WKBK
10 Marks Due Friday - Equivalent Fractions
Extra Credit: Watch Presidential Debate(only need to watch 30min.)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/09/26/watch_the_first_presidential_debate_live_hillary_clinton_vs_donald_trump.html

Write 1 page opinion about who won the debate. Why? Give examples. 
What did you notice about their speaking styles? Did any words get repeated
multiple times? What were some of their plans to improve our country?
DUE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-AR + Summary on green sheet
Math-Finish 10 Marks
Extra Credit

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading 20 Min. + Begin Cereal Box Project
Science - Do Moby Max Assignment





Monday, September 19, 2016

SEPTEMBER 19-23rd



CLASS UPDATE

A big thank you goes out to the parents that pitched in money to our class account. Because of this, I was able to purchase a new carpet for Writer's Workshop time. More to come!

In Reading we will be finishing up Bridge To Terabithia together. Tonight we are reading a Newsela Article on "Jeremy Lin and bullying"

In Math we will finish up Unit 1 with division concepts. We will have one 10 Marks to review solving math expressions.

In Science we will start our exciting unit on Solar System.

Our first field trip to NASA is slated for Friday, October 21st at 8:00am. Permission slips will go home today. Early bird gets the worm, so make sure to get your TB test/fill out your Insurance Paperwork. You need to be an American Citizen with Driver's License to go on this field trip due to their extreme security precautions.

In Writing we continue DLR (Daily Language Review) along with our "Frustrations" Essay
During writer's workshop we continue to focus on effective introductions to Narratives. Also, we writing about strong emotions this week: Anger, Happiness, Sadness, Embarrassment.

Drive for schools forms go home today. ALL proceeds go to school! Win a car. It can happen!

Have an awesome week!

Mr. Sweet

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela + Quiz +Do Google Classroom
Math-10 Marks Due Wednesday
Correct and Return Work

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read CH. 9 "Evil Spell" in Bridge To Terabithia and write a summary on the
green sheet.
Math-Finish 10 Marks on Expressions (Watch video and use hints!)
Return Field Trip Forms

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read CH. 11 "NO!" in Bridge To Terabithia and write a summary on the
green sheet.
Math-p. 15+16 in HW connections
Return Field Trip Forms

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read CH. 13 "Building the Bridge" in Bridge To Terabithia and write a summary on the
green sheet.
Math-Finish p. 24-27  in Student Workbook
Return Field Trip Forms
Finish Science Wkbk p. 158-163




Friday, September 9, 2016

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-16th


READING-This week we will start reading Bridge to Terabithia together. This wonderful book explores imagination, unlikely friendships,  family relationships and experiencing profound loss. There are many great talking points throughout so I encourage parents to read along and discuss it with their children.

COMMON CORE MATH-We continue Volume and Surface Area!

iGRADE SIGN UPS! Parents, please include your e-mail on the class list link to the right to see your child's progress (I will invite you to my virtual grade book when you do so) I need about half the class to sign up still

HISTORY-Our class is making a study guide together using Kahoot! The study guide is posted on the right for you to get ready.The explorer test is this Friday, September 16th.

WRITING-We are Gathering ideas for our Greatest Frustrations in life, followed by starting the drafting process

PICTURE DAY-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th

HOMEWORK MONDAY 
Read Newsela, take quiz-
Earthquakes trembling under Mount St. Helens but many are too small to fee
Write summary of the article on Google Classroom
Math-p. 14 in Home Connections
Study for History Test-Use study guide on right
Correct and return work for 1/2 back!
Picture Day Friday.


HOMEWORK TUESDAY 
Read AR Book for 20 min. + Write a summary
in Google Classroom
Study for History Test-Use study guide on right
Finish History Wkbk p. 30-33
Talk about Google Classroom with your parents
Invite was sent home to them.

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY 
Read AR Book for 20 min. + Write a summary
in Google Classroom(All 3 due Friday)
Study for History Test-Use study guide on right
Make study cards/print up study guide/answers
10 Marks Use Hints

HOMEWORK THURSDAY 
Read Ch. 5 of Bridge to Terabithia + Write a Summary
in Google Classroom(All 3 due Friday)
Study for History Test by using quilt:
https://quizlet.com/Martin_Sweet/folders/chapter-3-study-guide
Math: Finish p. 13+14 in Homework Connections Wkbk
Finish History Wkbk. p.25-33
PICTURE DAY TOMORROW!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6th-9th

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Newsela -Football player's act of protest during anthem has fans red-hot
Writing-Write 1 paragraph in Google Class
about your opinion of Colin Kaepernick's Choice
Give details + reasons on why you feel this way.
Math-P. 11+12 in Home Connections Wkbk

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
20/4/1-Read 20 minutes +Summary
144 Seconds


HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 25 Minutes
Finish 10 Marks!
Great job testing today

Sunday, August 28, 2016

WEEK OF AUGUST 29th-SEPTEMBER 2nd

In reading our class is continuing our unit of study on the forces of nature by reading, "Eye of the Storm" about Warren Faidley, a storm chasing photographer. Our reading skill focus is "text organization". We watched a brief documentary on youtube to learn about this amazing photographer.

This week in writing we will be learning how to use a timeline planner and a "small moment" focus to enhance our content when doing narratives. 
A Small Moment is:
1. True/Happened to you.
2. Strong Emotion
3. "BTH" Big Thing that Happened
We learn that good writers are able to keep the main thing the main thing! 

In History we will continue our unit of study on Explorers.

In Bridges Math we will be continuing to work with expressions/equations and multiplication. 

See you on Tuesday night for Back to School Night from 7:15-8pm!


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela: Pick your poison: Hurricane or tornado?
Plus do Quiz and Google Classroom Activity
Math-Do p. 5+6 in Home Connections Book
Show parents 10 Marks program
Correct and Return Work
Book Orders Due: Tuesday, September 6th
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT at 7:15!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20 minutes plus do summary on green sheet
Math-Finish Mathology writing assignment
+ Ten Marks!
Book Orders

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 minutes plus do summary on green sheet
Math-Do page 6 in student wktk(thick one)
+ Finish 10 Marks (Due tomorrow)
Finish Creating Kahoots + share with mrsweet12
Book Orders

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 min+Show parents AR Goal!
Math-finish classwork: p. 13+14 in wktk
Homework Connections wkbk p. 9+10
Study DLR 2
Book Orders




Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 22nd-26th



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela Article, Take Quiz
Writing-Do google classroom activity on Olympic Article+Turn in
EWSELA INVITE CODE:https://newsela.com/join/#/HNXQFA

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20 minutes + write a 4 sentence summary on Green Sheet
Math Homework Connection p. 1+2 in wktk

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min+Write 1 four-sentence summary on Green Sheet (20-4-1)
Math-Study Times Tables-Download "Math Bingo" on i device/Play
Arcademics Multiplication Practice
Finish BioPoem Final Draft

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 min.
Math p. 3 + 4
Study DLR

CLASS UPDATE
We have a wonderful class this year with 28 fifth graders.  They are enthusiastic, focused and fun to teach! If interested, 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 do 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- This week our class will kick off our study of "Nature's Fury" by reading a story entitled, Earthquake Terror and focus on "Sequence of Events" as our reading skill. In reading we will be taking our online Star Test to help establish our Accelerated Reader Goals for the first trimester. I will send home the goal sheet this week. We will also be reading nonfiction NEWSELA articles at home.
(RTI does not start until late September)

In writing our class will be starting our Bio Poems and we will be starting Writer's Workshop.

In Math we will start the new district adopted program, Bridges. We are focusing on multiplication, factoring and volume this week.

History-We start our unit of study on the Explorers.

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL




Welcome back to school from the Sweets! I hope everybody had a fun and restful summer because we hit the ground running this Wednesday, August 17th. I can't wait to meet all of you as we begin a new adventure in learning together this year. Make sure to start going to bed earlier to acclimate to early school again!

SUPPLIES that your child will need for the new year: 
* 1 Box of Crayola Markers
* Zippered pencil pouch
* 2 Black Sharpies
* 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 (for math white-boards)
 OR
* One sock (for erasing the white boards) to 
* Ear buds if you prefer (Headphones will be provided)
NO PENCIL BOXES! 



HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read through parent letter 
Sign and return forms (After School, Parent E-mail Form)From Cubby
GET SCHOOL SUPPLIES BY MONDAY
Login to Google Classroom with code: tc7hzr

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Get school supplies!
Sign and return Emergency Card/District Forms/After School
Bring in Pictures of your family/cut out pics about you (hobbies, 
interests) from Internet images/or draw in color.
Due tomorrow    










Friday, May 20, 2016

WEEK OF MAY 23-27th

WIFFLE BALL TOURNEY! Mateo and Kevin are missing




















HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish AR Goal!
Geography Packet Due Friday
Practice Play Lines
Play is Wednesday at 8:10 and 9:00am
Ask parents family life questions

BOARDWALK DRIVERS
Suraya (6 Students with seatbelts)
Tracy (6)
Christy (4)
Tammy (5)
Julie J.(6)
Troy C. (4)
----------------------
Chaperones
Ruggles
Perez
Lane
(couldn't read one name!)


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WEEK OF MAY 16th-20th

We finished testing!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Study States and Capitals-Test tomorrow!
Read NewsELA-

Monday, May 9, 2016

WEEK OF 5/9-5/13

TESTING WEEK!

Each morning this week our class will be taking the SBAC Test on the computers. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.

On Thursday we will be having Open House so I look forward to seeing you there. At 5pm -6:30pm the 5th grade burrito dinner will take place. This helps raise money for Science Camp so feed the whole family! Open house starts at 6:30pm.

Science Projects are due Thursday and that will be our only homework this week!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Practice Science Speech
Boardwalk Permission Slips + Money/Pass
Bring play costume!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Practice Speech
Come to Open House
Family Life Form!
Get costumes together/Colony Pics