Friday, February 5, 2016

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9th -FEBRUARY 12th

SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS! CONGRATS TO 
CHLOE MILLAR

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish Heritage Projects-Due tomorrow
(Power Point is due next Wednesday, February 17th.)
Work on Google Slides Power Pt. Project

A big thanks goes out to the parents for the gift certificate for my birthday! I even received a fun skateboard trick video dedication from Hayden. On Monday, my birthday, we went to Monterey as a family and went on a beautiful bike ride and topped it off by going the Phil's in Moss Landing. I will be using the gift certificate to get swim gear to get in better shape.

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 25 min.
Math L15
Heritage Google Slide Show Work


Friday, January 29, 2016

WEEK OF FEBRUARY1st-5th

CLASS UPDATE

Thank you for the awesome class participation in the "eat the rainbow" selfie challenge.
Those were some fun and colorful pics, for sure.

Reading-5th Grade will finish the Fighting Ground this week. I am also reading aloud "Wrinkle in Time". Both of these books should bolster our Accelerated Reader Points, which are due on Tuesday, March 1st!

Writing-5th Grade is writing Persuasive Essays on a wide variety of significant issues that students self-selected. We are learning how to cite research to affirm our viewpoint and to write an effective introduction.

In Math 5th Grade will be learning more about division and multiplication of fractions. We will use 10 Marks Jam Sessions to refine these skills.

History-Our American Revolution test is this coming Friday. Students should be reviewing their study guides by taking their Quizlets. 

Heritage Projects are due on February 10th! Let me know if you have ANY questions. I encourage all students to upload photos to their google doc slides. 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 and in their written reports. 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 Carol Dudley as the big breakfast is Friday, February 12th. An email should have been sent home 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.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 min. AR(Goal due: Monday, February 29th)
Math L10
Vocabulary-Define + Draw Picture of 10 words.(Due Friday)
Study for History Test (Friday)
HERITAGE PROJECT DUE FEBRUARY 10th

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read NEWSELA-Super Bowl Article + Quiz
Sign up for Pixton Comic with this code: Pixton.com/a/4GYH-YM
Math L13
Vocabulary-Define + Draw Picture of 10 words.(Due Friday)
Study for History Test (Friday)
HERITAGE PROJECT DUE FEBRUARY 10th

HOMEWORKWEDNESDAY
Heritage Project!
Finish Vocab
Ten Marks Due Friday

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Study DLR/Spelling/Vocab
Prepare for History Test (Learn Declaration of Ind info)
Heritage Project!
Finish Vocab
Ten Marks Due Friday
Dress up in Sports Stuff!

Monday, January 25, 2016

WEEK OF JANUARY 25th-29th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 minutes
Math-Finish L6 + Ten Marks(Due Wednesday)
Writing-Write a Story with 10 vocab words
about Revolution!(Due Friday) Google Classroom
Heritage Project Due February 10th

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Watch "Causes of the Revolution" on Brain Pop
Take Quiz. Type on Google Doc
Math L7 + Finish Ten Marks (Due Wednesday)
Heritage Project!
Do Vocab activity
Eat the Rainbow pics!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 25 min.
Math L8
Heritage Project!
Do Vocab activity
Finish Quizlet on Revolution Study Guide
Eat the Rainbow pics!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 min.
Math L9
Finish Quizlet/Test next Friday on Chapter 8
in History
Study Vocal/DLR/Spelling
Bring Heritage Project notes/upload pics etc to Google Docs
to work in class on project






















Friday, January 15, 2016

WEEK OF JANUARY 19-22nd
















HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read a Thon!-25 minutes
Math-Do Lesson 4 Homework
Vocabulary-Write the definition and a sentence using 
the word correctly-Due Friday
Heritage Project-Continue to finish
up interviews and continue Google Doc

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read a Thon!-Do Newsela assigned article:
"El Nino can be blamed..."
Math-Do Lesson 5 Homework
Vocabulary-Write the definition and a sentence using 
the word correctly-Due Friday(Old fashioned! Write it)
Heritage Project-Continue to finish

up interviews and continue Google Doc

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read a Thon!-25 Min. AR
Math-Do 15 min. of Jam Sessions
Vocabulary-Write the definition and a sentence using 
the word correctly-Due Friday(Old fashioned! Write it)
Study DLR + Spelling. Finish reading through p. 80 in 
Fighting Ground 
Heritage Project-Continue to do interviews and body
of report


CLASS UPDATE-
No School Monday in Honor of MLK!

Field Trip on Thursday-We will leave at 9:45 a.m.to UCSC and return at about 1:30pm.
Rain or shine! Bring warm clothes and an umbrella because rain is in the forecast all of this week.

Read-A-Thon-Students should sign up and get pledges/sponsors. Homework reading in AR counts!

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 continues-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.We are also watching parts of John Adams, the movie to deepen understanding of these important historical events.

Computers- We are doing an American Revolution digital newspaper. 

In addition, 5th graders are starting their Heritage Power Point Projects on Google Docs. They can continue them at home too.