Friday, April 29, 2016

WEEK OF MAY 2nd-6th

CLASS UPDATE:

In reading we are continuing "Tall Tales"!

In Math we are reviewing for the SBAC Testing, which starts Monday, May 9th.

We are beginning to rehearse the play on the big stage this week and the 13 Colony Play is set for Wednesday, May 25th at 8:10 and 9:10 in the cafeteria. Please begin to put together costumes for each role in the play. Check out the blog on June 2010 and June 2012 of some pictures from another class in their costumes

In History we are learning about the Constitution.

On Thursday, Bob Wall, a local attorney will be teaching our class about what it's like to be a lawyer. In addition, he will be going over many new terms about court and our rights as American Citizens.

Friday we will be heading to the Watsonville Courthouse. All this week we will be practicing for the big Mock Trial...
Here are the drivers for the trip: (If you are not on the list, and would like to come, please come along as a chaperone. It is a fun experience!)

Tracy (6)
Christy (5)
Yadira (5)
Fatima (4)
Rob (4)
Adele (5)
Marla (3)
Sub/Chaperone-Karisa

We will leave at 11:00 am and return at 1:15pm

More to come soon!



Monday, April 25, 2016

WEEK OF APRIL 25-29

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading NewsEla-Prince Article + Quiz
Math-Finish Problem Set + HW Lesson 7
Science Project
Study Play/Court Script

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading - 25 min. AR
Math Finish Problem Set 8 + L8 Homework
Edit Partner Tall Tale on Google Docs
Science Project Due Thursday, May 12th

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading - 20 min. AR
Math Finish Problem Set 9 + L9 Homework
Tall Tale Due tomorrow with Art Rough Draft
Science Project Due Thursday, May 12th

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading - 20 min. AR
Math Finish L10 HW
Dress Up in PJs and Bring Stuffed Animals
JOG-A-THON TOMORROW




Monday, April 18, 2016

WEEK OF APRIL 18-22nd

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 20 min.
Math L1+ 10 Marks
Science Project!
Experiment Log p.1
Due tomorrow

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20 min.
Math L2
Science Project
Experiment Log p. 2
Do Study Guide for Science Test
Check Thinkwave Gradebook Progress

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Newsela: New driverless cars still need drivers, just in case+Quiz
Math L3
Science Project
Science Wkbk Due Friday(Unit 2 should be finished)
Do Study Guide for Science Test
Check Thinkwave Gradebook Progress

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 11-15th

Class Update:
Room 12 has lot going on right now:
In reading we will be finishing up Crispin this week.

In Math we will be finishing up our Unit of study on 2d shapes/area/volume.

In Science we are learning about the Digestive System, Excretory System and Photosynthesis/Transpiration. In addition, we will begin exploring our Science Projects and Investigative Questions.

In Writing/Tech we will begin our "Genius Hour" projects.

I will  be sending home our permission slips for our next two field trips.

Also, we will be practicing our play with Cast A and B.

Please make sure to check your grades at Thinkwave.com.
Let me know if you are not able to access your account.

Learn on,
Mr. Sweet

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 20 min.
Math - Finish 10 Marks (angles)
Watch Brainpop on Heart-Take Quiz on Google Classroom
Begin Investigative Question Sheet-Due Friday
Science Project Due: Thursday, May 12th
Learn vocab/spelling words
Field Trip Forms

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20min
Math Finish 10 Marks-Volume Review
Work on Investigative Questions (Use your 5 from Science Fair, if needed)
Field Trip Forms
Do Science Wkbk on Digestive System p.62-65

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20min
Investigative Questions for Science Project-Due Friday
Sign up for Wiffle Ball Game with Mr. Sweet
Study Vocab!
($20 to RDMPA) Thursday, May 26th after school at 3pm-4:30pm
Bring celery!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20min.
Investigative Questions Due tomorrow
Study DLR/Vocab
Ten Marks + Graph Activity
Work on Go Animate Organ System Activity




Monday, April 4, 2016

WEEK OF APRIL 4-8th

Welcome back from break!

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading/Writing-Work on Newspaper Book Project
it is due this Friday, April 8th
Math-Create a fraction and volume/area problem
on Kahoot and share with: mrsweet12
Jam Sessions 15 min.
Write the definition of each Vocabulary Word-Due Friday
Play Practice-Study your lines from play

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Writing-Finish Newspaper Book Project
Math-L16+10 Marks
Make 1 Kahoot/Add Picture
Practice Play lines

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Writing-Finish Newspaper Book Project
Math-L17+Both 10 Marks
Practice Play lines
Read 20 min.
Vocab Definitions

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Writing-Finish Newspaper Book Project-Due tomorrow
Math-L18-Finish 75th problem of Jam Session
Create 2 Cahoot Science Problems with L1
Cells/Circulatory System
Finish Vocab Definitions-Due Tomorrow

Monday, March 21, 2016

WEEK OF MARCH 21st-24th

MONDAY HOMEWORK
Read 20 Min.
Writing-Work on Newspaper Book Project
Math - Finish L12+JAM SESSION (30 problem goal per day)
Science-Study for Thursday's Water Test

TUESDAY'S HOMEWORK
Read 20 min.
Writing-Work on Newspaper Book Project
Math L13+ 10 Marks (Area)
Science-Study for Test
Study Words/Meanings

WEDNESDAY'S HOMEWORK
Read 20 min.
Writing-Work on Newspaper Book Project
10 Marks (Area) + Volume Due tomorrow
Science-Study for Test
Study Words/Meanings

SPRING BREAK HOMEWORK
45 minutes of Jam Sessions
Work on Newspaper Book Project
HAVE FUN!!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

MARCH 14-18th

MONDAY is "PI" DAY (3.14)


Area = π r 2

Circumference = 2 π r

Even though it is not a 5th grade standard, we will have fun with these formulas anyways on Pi Day! However....multiplying decimals IS a 5th grade standard!

Homework Monday
Read Newsela: 
"Nobody should have to be living like this," residents of Flint say+ Quiz
MATH-Do Math L6
Jam Sessions!
Study Limericks for Thursday Recital

Homework Tuesday
Read Newsela: 
"Tap water is better than bottled water for people and the Earth"
MATH-Do Math L7
Jam Sessions 15 min!
Study Limericks for Thursday Recital
Study Vocabulary

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min.
Math 10 Marks Volume + Jam Session 15 minutes
Study Limericks
Write an antonym and synonym for the first 15 vocab words
Do in Google Classroom

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 min.
Jam Session 20 minutes
Write an antonym and synonym for the first 15 vocab words
Do in Google Classroom
Work on Newspaper Book Project
Study Guide Posted for Water Test next Thursday.






NEWSPAPER BOOK PROJECT example

Friday, March 4, 2016

MARCH 7-11th

CLASS UPDATE
In Reading our class kicks off an amazing book entitled Crispin by Avi. The setting of the book is in Stromford, England in the 1300's. Crispin deals with the theme of the "diamond in the rough" and some pretty intense situations...the Plague, Feudalism, betrayal, perseverance, and much more. This week's reading strategies and skill focus will be in Predicting Outcomes and Summarizing. Our Spelling Vocabulary will also come from this section so students should know the meanings and spellings of the words by the end of the week.

In writing we are learning how to write Limericks, a very challenging task for many o' wee lads.The rhyming pattern is: A A B B A. Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme while 3 and 4 rhyme together. The other tricky part is making the syllabic pattern match the same form.


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Template - A:

There once was a ______________ from __________________.

All the while s/he hoped _______________________________.

So s/he _______________________________.

And _________________________________.

That ___________________ from ___________________.



Template - B:
I once met a _________________ from ___________________.
Every day s/he _______________________________________.
But whenever s/he ______________________.
The _________________________________.
That strange ___________________ from ___________________.
 


Math-We will be starting the 5th Module about Volume and Area(Geometry)

Science-We start our new unit of study on The Water Cycle.
In addition, we will be learning about the Scientific Method and do 
a fun Science Project together with Gummy Bears.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 20 Min.
Math-Volume Lesson 1+10 Marks 
March Madness Jam Sessions (x4)
Study Vocab+Write a sentence for each on
Google Classroom

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20 minutes
Math L2 Volume+Finish 10 Marks
Jam Sessions (x5)
Google Classroom Vocab Due Friday
Finish + Type + Share Limerick Rough Drafts with 11am Appt
Partner. Edit each others Limerick/Make comments.

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min.
Math L3 + 10 Marks Due Thursday (Volume cont.)
Do at least 10 minutes of Jam Sessions!
Finish Final Draft of Limericks with colored pictures
Finish Google Classroom Vocabulary Activity

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read NEWSELA-California cheers the rain, but still needs more
+Take Quiz
Finish Math L4 
"Pi" Day on Monday-Who is bringing a pie?! Lemon Merengue, Key Lime, Ollala
Finish Google Classroom Vocabulary Activity

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February 29-March 4th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 min
Math Do Lesson 30+Jam Session
History Wkbk p. 97

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20 min.
Math 10 Marks +, x, /, - Decimals
Quizlet - History-Test Friday
Choose characters to tryout for
in 13 Colony Play
Auditions: March 21-24th

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min. New Goals given today
Math REVIEW-10 Marks Do Jam Sessions:
Mult Fractions/Whole Numbers
Divide Decimals/Fractions
Review Homework Packet to
Study for Test
Do History Wkbk p. 98+99
Choose Book Project Book

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 min.
Math-Do Jam Sessions  (+,- Fractions)
20 min.
Study DLR
Study for History Test
Have parents sign e-mail doc
to have access to new gradebook program
"Think Wave"


Monday, February 22, 2016

FEBRUARY 22nd-26th

MONDAY'S HOMEWORK
Reading-Next Monday, February 29th-Last day to take AR Quiz
Math-Finish L25+Ten Marks Due Wednesday
Do History Wkbk p. 92+93

TUESDAY'S HOMEWORK
Reading-AR Due Monday
Math-Finish L26 + Ten Marks

WEDNESDAY'S HOMEWORK
Read AR 25 min.
Math L28
History Wkbk-p. 94-96
Listen to the 13 Colony CD along with the
script/lyrics

THURSDAY'S HOMEWORK
Math L29
Study DLR 20
Finish Revolution Newspaper
Listen to the 13 Colony CD along with the
script/lyrics
Begin Ch.9 Study Guide-Test next Thursday