Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WEEK OF APRIL 22nd-25th

CLASS UPDATE:
6 more weeks left and we have a lot to do!
* We are reading Science World together and doing common core follow-up activities.
* In addition, both grades are reading "American Tall Tales" which focuses on folklore, legends and HYPERBOLE. Students are beginning to create their own tall tales in a class writing project.
This week we learn about Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Pecos Bill.
* In Math both grades are doing review in preparation for the upcoming new format of state testing during the second week of May.
* History-5th Grade is learning about the branches of government and the bill of rights
6th-Greek History/City State Olympics/God/Goddesses
 * Practice Play Lines/Songs+Courtroom Script
5th-Science Projects continued

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Tall Tales-Paul Bunyan + Answer Comprehension Sheet
Math-Finish first page of packet (Review)
5th-Science Project: Investigative Plan (Yellow) due Friday
6th-Do Greek God/Goddess project on Pages or Google Docs. Due Friday
Leaders of Greek Videos: Finish writing script

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Tall Tales-John Henry p.88-100 + Answer Comprehension Sheet
Math-Finish 2nd page of packet (Review)
5th-Science Project: Investigative Plan (Yellow) due Friday
6th-Do Greek God/Goddess project on Pages or Google Docs. Due Friday
Leaders of Greek Videos: Finish writing script

Friday, April 11, 2014

COURTROOM CAST!

Judge-Bridgette
Defender-Taylor
Defendant-Sam S.
Prosecutor-Juliet
Clerk-Liam
V.Victim-Sarah W.
Bailiff-Carson
Deputy-Teddy-
Dr. Victim-Ava
Rodent-Samuel
Taster Tammy-Maddie

13 COLONY CAST
Martha Washington-Jesse
George Washington-Hunter
Leif Erickson/Vikings-Julia-Cooper, Blair
Iroquois-Samuel/Sophia
Seminole-Maddie/Asa
Ponce De Leon (Soldiers) Mauricio
Colony Boy and Girl-Juliet/Emily+Jamie
Game Show Host-Teddy
Contestant-Riya
Benjamin Franklin- /Tara/Cooper
Soldiers-Fish-1, Kelly-2, Blair – 3
Quinn, Ava, Aliya
Adamses-Fish-Abigail, John-Tobin, Jaden-Samuel
Salesman-Nico
Longfellow-Jamie
Sybyl-Tara/Sophia
James Madison-Holden
History Police-A-Lindsey B-Juliet
A-Aliya, B-Liam

Monday, April 7, 2014

WEEK OF APRIL 7th-11th

MONDAY
Read 25 minutes
6th Grade-NewsELA
Math-Do Common Core Homework Page
Practice Play Songs/Courtroom/Auditions all week long
5th Grade Do Yellow Initial Proposal (Due Wednesday)
5th-Learn vocab words
6th Grade-p.75-78 in History Wkbk

TUESDAY
5th Grade-Chapter 54-56 in Crispin
6th Grade-NewsELA
Math-Finish Common Core Packet
Practice Play Songs/Courtroom/Auditions all week long
5th Grade Do Yellow Initial Proposal (Due Wednesday)
5th-Learn vocab words
5th Grade-p.101+102 in History Wkbk

COURTROOM CAST!

Judge-Bridgette
Defender-Taylor
Defendant-Sam S.
Prosecutor-Juliet
Clerk-Liam
V.Victim-Sarah W.
Bailiff-Carson
Deputy-Teddy-
Dr. Victim-Ava
Rodent-Samuel
Taster Tammy-Maddie

13 COLONIES THUS FAR-
Martha Washington-Jesse
George Washington-Hunter
Leif Erickson/Vikings-Julia
Iroquois
Seminole-Ben/Asa/Sop
Ponce De Leon (Soldiers) Mauricio
Colony Boy and Girl-         , Juliet/Emily
Game Show Host-Teddy
Contestant-Riya/Sam
Benjamin Franklin-
Soldiers-Fish-1, Kelly-2, Blair – 3
Quinn, Ava, Aliya
Adamses-Fish-Abigail, John-Tobin, Jaden-Samuel
Salesman-Nico
Longfellow-Jamie
Sybyl-Tara/Sophia
Colonists
James Madison-Holden
History Police-A-Lindsey B-Juliet
A-Aliya, B-Liam





Monday, March 31, 2014

WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 4th

MONDAY
Read 25 min. AR
Math - 5th Finish p. 217+218+
Use compass and create a % problem
with Table and Pie Graph. Have
students explain their answers.
Solve on the back of the sheet. (Use
HM as examples/ideas)
6th-7.1.3+ Course 2:-4.4.3
Vocab-5th-Create a Crossword
on Puzzlemaker with 15 vocab words
Due Friday
5 Investigative Questions due Friday
6th-Written Environment Report due Friday-

Tuesday
Read 25 min. AR
Writing-Finish Persuasive Essay on Gdocs
Sing along with CD(Use Script)
Math - 5th Finish p. 219+220
6th-7.2.1 #1-7Course 2:-5.1.1
Vocab-5th-Create a Crossword
5 Investigative Questions due Friday
6th-Written Environment Report due Friday-

THURSDAY
Read 25 min.
Study Scripts + Sing with Script/CD
6th-Finish Math Integer packet Lesson 3
JOG A THON Tomorrow. Bring
Donation Forms
5 Investigative Questions due Friday
6th-Written Environment Report due Friday-

Monday, March 24, 2014

WEEK OF MARCH 24th-28th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read NEWSELA ARTICLE + Plus take quiz
Math - 5th-Ch. 23 L4CGP 6.1.1
Writing - 5th Grade-Write a story with Vocabulary words
about the middle ages. (Due Friday)
Book Projects Due Friday
History-6th Grade-Read Ch. 8 L1 + Cornell Notes

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Newsela Article #2-Plus Take Quiz(Choose one with a quiz)
HMZIM Code
Writing - 5th Grade-Write a story with Vocabulary words
about the middle ages. (Due Friday)
Math-Finish Spiral Reviews
Book Projects+Environmental Power point Due Friday

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Newsela Article #3-Plus Take Quiz(Choose one with a quiz)
HMZIM Code
Writing - 5th Grade-Write a story with Vocabulary words
about the middle ages. (Due Friday)
Math-correct + return Spiral Reviews
Book Projects+Environmental Power point Due Friday
Study SCRIPTS from Court and 13 Colonies (DO NOT LOSE!)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
AR 20 Minutes
+Review Crispin Ch. 25-35 (5th)
Writing - 5th Grade-Vocab Story Due Tomorrow
Math-5th-Ch. 23 Review+6th-CGP-7.1.2
Book Projects+Environmental Power point Due Friday
Study/Read SCRIPTS from Court and 13 Colonies (DO NOT LOSE!)
5th Grade-Begin searching/researching Science Project ideas (Investigative
Questions) 5 Investigative Questions Due Next Friday, April 4th.
Check online sites, especially "Science Buddies"
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
Choose something that interests you!

Monday, March 17, 2014

MARCH 17-21st

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 min.
5th-Study for Water Test on Thursday
5th-Do Newspaper Book Project
6th-Work on Environment Report/Power Point
Typing Web-15 minutes

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 25 min. (new goals posted)
Math-FINISH CH. 23 L2/CGP 5.5.1
Sign/Return Math Contest Form
Field Trip Drivers for Friday's
STUDY FOR WATER TEST
AJHS Field Trip at 8:30 a.m.
Stephanie C. (5students)
Raquel R. (4)
Jennifer P. (4)
Bekki H. (4)??? We need her!
Kelly F. (5)
Ted G. (6)
We need 1 more driver



HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read the rest of Science World & finish Check
for Understanding Sheet
Math-FINISH CH. 23 L3/CGP 5.5.2
Sign/Return Math Contest Form
Study Crispin Vocab 
Field Trip Drivers for Friday's
AJHS Field Trip at 8:30 a.m.
Stephanie C. (5students)
Raquel R. (4)
Jennifer P. (4)
Bekki H. (4)??? We need her!
Kelly F. (5)
Ted G. (6)
We need 1 more driver



Friday, March 7, 2014

March 10-14th

MONDAY
Read 25 minutes
Math-5th Grade-Ch. 22 Lesson 3 in wkbk
5th-Study Vocabulary
6th Grade-5.4.1
Science – Do Final Page of Packet (review of lesson)
Typing Web-15 minutes


HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-Do Newspaper Book Project-Due
March 28th
Math-Do Surface Area Review
6th-Finish L5.4.2
5th Grade-Science-Finish packet+p.102-107 in Science Wkbk
6th Grade-Science-continue Written Report/Power Point on Pollution
Discuss with parents Math Contest: Saturday, May 3rd, 8:30-11:30
(18 students signed up)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Bring $3 for Earned Class Party this Friday. Parents
are welcome treats if they wish.
Reading-Do Newspaper Book Project-Due
March 28th
Math-Ch. 22 L4 + Create Volume Word Problem on
Scratch Paper/Follow Directions on sheet
6th-Finish L5.4.3
STUDY VOCABULARY for Crispin (Learn new words that you
didn't know) Test Friday
6th Grade-Science-continue Written Report/Power Point on Pollution
Discuss with parents Math Contest: Saturday, May 3rd, 8:30-11:30
(18 students signed up)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Bring $3 for Earned Class Party this Friday. Parents
are welcome to bring treats if they wish.
DRESS SPORTY!
5th Grade Math-Ch. 22 L5
6th Grade Math- Do Benchmark Review Sheet
Sign and Return Report Card Envelope
Reading-20 minutes+Do Newspaper Book Project
STUDY VOCABULARY for Crispin
6th Grade-Science-continue Written Report/Power Point on Pollution
Discuss with parents Math Contest: Saturday, May 3rd, 8:30-11:30
(18 students signed up)






Friday, February 28, 2014

MARCH 3-7th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Read 25 minutes-Thursday is last AR day!
Math-Ch. 21 L2 (5th Grade)
5.2.2 (6th Grade)
History-5th Ch. 9 Review p. 98+99 in wkbk + Study Guide(use Cornell Notes)
6th Grade-Ch. 6 Review p.64+65 + Study Guide
5th-Do Water Cycle Diagram (Label + define condensation, evaporation, precipitation, etc)
6th-Finish p.174-181 in Science wkbk

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-Read 20 minutes-Thursday is last AR day!
Math-Ch. 21 L4 (5th Grade)
5.3.1 (6th Grade)
History-5th Ch. 9 Review Study Guide(use Cornell Notes)
6th Grade-Ch. 6 Review Study Guide
WRITING-Finish 3 Limericks (Rough Drafts)
See below for examples (A-A-B-B-A pattern with rhyming and syllables)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Bring permission slip + $2
Reading-Read 20 minutes-Thursday is last AR day!
5.3.2 (6th Grade)
STUDY FOR HISTORY TEST
6th-do p.1+2 of Science Review Packet
WRITING-Finish final draft of 3 Limericks
Typing-Type final draft of Persuasive Essay
in Google Docs + Share with Mr. Sweet-ex: (#7persuasive)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Bring permission slip + $2
Reading-Read 20 minutes-
Typing Web-20min.
STUDY FOR HISTORY TEST
5th Grade - DO Math Test Prep.
on Ch. 21 (right side of blog)



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A limerick is a rhyming, humorous, and often nonsensical five-line poem. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme (forming a triplet), and have the same number of syllables. The third and fourth lines rhyme (forming a couplet), and have the same number of syllables. Limericks often begin with the words: There once was. . . or There was a. . .

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There once was a gray schnauzer named Spark
 Quite talkative, he so liked to bark.
 Sometimes running he found
 His feet all off the ground
 Especially on larks in the park.
9 syllables
 9 syllables
 6 syllables
 6 syllables
 9 syllables
There once was a girl who loved rhyme;
 She felt her writing was sublime.
 Indeed quite a poet,
 Though some didn't know it,
 She'd be rich if each paid a dime.
8 syllables
 8 syllables
 6 syllables
 6 syllables
 8 syllables
There was a mean clown in the circus.
 For fun he would push us and jerk us.
 He would hit us with pies
 That left cream in our eyes.
 His act never once failed to irk us.
9 syllables
 9 syllables
 6 syllables
 6 syllables
 9 syllables




Field Trip Permission/+$2

CLASS UPDATE
  • Reading-5th Grade is reading Elena from HM with the Reading Skill focus of Story Structure.
  • Thursday, March 6th is the last day to take an A.R. test for 2nd trimester.
  • In 5th Grade Math we continue to work on Geometry and now Area of Parallelograms/Triangles
  • 6th Grade Math-Statistics/Data Analysis. Course 2-Slope of Lines
  • Writing-We will type our final drafts of Persuasive Essays on Google Docs. We will also begin writing Limericks too.
  • History-We conclude Revolutionary War/Hebrew Units Monday. We have a test on Friday (the first day of the 3rd trimester) Students are watching John Adams and Prince of Egypt
  • Field Trip: Friday, March 21st to AJHS Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Please sign the permission slip and send $2 for the entrance fee. We need drivers!
  • In Science we start the Water Unit in 5th Grade and in 6th we will be learning about Earth's Resources. 
  • Projects-5th Grade-Newspaper Book Project-See assignment link on right, plus the picture of the student example
  • 6th Grade-Environmental Issue-Report, Powerpoint and Speech. Choose a topic by Wednesday, March 5th. *See list that will be sent home Monday.


Friday, February 21, 2014

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24th-28th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
6th Grade-Read 20 minutes
Math-5th Grade Ch. 20 L3
6th-5.1.2 1-#10 + 12
History-5th Grade-Read Ch.9 lesson 2+Cornell Notes


HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 minutes-AR DUE MARCH 6th
Math-5th Grade Ch. 20 L3(2 activities)(Review Lesson on Right)
6th-5.1.4-1-8
Typing Web 20 Minutes

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 25 minutes-AR DUE MARCH 6th
Math-5th Grade Ch. 20 L4
6th-5.2.1-6-8-10
Finish writing rough draft of Persuasive Essay




















HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20minutes
Math-5th Grade Ch. 20 L3(Correct mistakes) Finish 20L3 #2
6th-5.1.3 (1-7) Course two Review Lesson 4.1.1
5th grade History-Finish p. 92+93 in wkbk
6th Grade History-Finish p. 58-60 in wkbk
Writing-Finish Persuasive Essay Planning Sheet (Finish Research at home)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-21st

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 minutes
Math-Ch. 19 Lesson 2 (Triangles)
CGP-4.4.4
History-5th Grade-FinishCornell Notes Ch. 9 Lesson 1
6th Grade-Finish Cornell Notes Ch. 6 Lesson 1

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 minutes
Typing Web.-15 min.
Math-Ch. 19 Lesson 3 (Quads/Angles)
CGP-5.1.1 1-7
History-5th Grade-Wkbk p.89-91
6th Grade-56+57 in wkbk with text

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 25 minutes
Play Meteorex with at least one friend
online, otherwise join games (play 4 different ones)
Finish Persuasive Essay Thesis Statement/Introduction
on planner sheet