Monday, October 20, 2014

WEEK OF 10/20-10/24

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading- NewsEla+Summary+Quiz (See binder)

"How much danger should NASA ask its astronauts to face?"

Math L11 Homework-every other problem
AR Due Thursday, November 6th (20% of Reading Grade)
Correct and Return Work for better grade

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-NEWSELA+Summary + Quiz(see binder) Plus AR
"Mummy-making in Egypt may be 1,500 years older than we thought"
Math-144 Seconds x3
Study Spelling Words
Finish Spooky Story on Google Docs 

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-AR Book + Summary
Math-L12 Homework(every other problem)
Study Spelling Words

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-AR Write a Summary 
Math L13 Homework(Unit Conversions)
Solar Eclipse today at 3:03-3:10pm
Extra Credit. Write 2 paragraphs describing
Solar/Lunar eclipses 
Study Spelling/DLR





Monday, October 13, 2014

WEEK OF 10/13-10/17

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 minutes AR
Cereal Box Project on Gdocs-Due next Monday
Science Packet-p. 115-118 on the Sun
Practice News Team Speech


HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 minutes AR
Cereal Box Project on Gdocs-Due next Monday
MATH L8-HW
Finish Science Wkbk p.158+160-163
Define Vocab words 1-10 (due Friday)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read NewsEla: ""A Texas man waits to see if he is chosen to travel to Mars" in binder
Cereal Box Project on Gdocs-Due next Monday
MATH L9-HW
Define Vocab words 1-10 (due Friday)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read AR Book 25 minutes
Cereal Box Project on Gdocs-Due next Monday
MATH L10-HW
Finish Science Wkbk pages 166-169
Optional-Work on Planet Brochure Research using Google Docs
Define Vocab words 1-10 (due Friday)


CLASS UPDATE
Here are the parents that have volunteered to drive on our field trip on Friday, November 7th, when we go to NASA in Mountain View:
Shannon (5 students with seatbelts)
Brian (5)
Lisa (3)
Will (3)
Rose (4)
Sue (4)
Alan (3)
Janel (4)
SUB- Debra (4)-Can chauffeur
I need at least two more drivers. Make sure your driver's license is not expired. If you were born in another country, you can't go on the trip! Strict security policy.

 A big thanks goes out to the Allshouse and Brenner families who brought Root beer and muffins for the class party today!

This week our class is finishing up Sign of the Beaver and our reading skill focus is making inferences. Our spelling vocabulary is straight out of the book and the words, as always, are posted at the link above.

In writing we have begun our "Spooky Stories". Our stories will need to have a catchy hook intro, dialogue and similes. We will be using the Chrome Books in class to type the stories.

News Team speeches begin Tuesday.

Today we do not have math homework because of the party!

Our CEREAL BOX projects are due next Monday, so there won't be as much homework this week to focus on the book project.






Monday, October 6, 2014

WEEK OF 10/6-10/10









HOMEWORK PLANNER MONDAY

Reading-Read Newsela:

 In 1492, Columbus crashed a ship in the ocean blue


Check in newsela binder for assigned article(No quiz)+ Write a Summary on green sheet they already have
Math-Do Lesson 4 Homework
Practice Speech for News Team Article 
Study FOR HISTORY TEST@!!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read A.R. Book 25 minutes + Cereal Box Project
Explorer Slide Presentation-Do 1 slide
Math Lesson 5 Homework
Practice News Team Speech
Progress Reports go home Friday so correct
and return work for better grade
NASA Driver sign ups
Class Earned Party on FRIDAY! 

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read: NewsEla: (In Binder: "NASA challenges Citizen Scientists...." 
Take Quiz+Write summary
NO MATH! - Do 144 seconds 3 times
Practice News Team Speech
Cereal Box Project 

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read AR Book-No Summary!
Study Ch. 1-15 in Sign of Beaver
DLR Spelling Tests tomorrow
Math-L7 Homework(every other problem)
Practice News Team Speech
Sign and Return Comment Section
of Progress reports
Finish and file share Explorer Presentations
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

WEEK OF 9/29-10/3

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read-NewsELA-See Binder for assigned article: Yale Study on dogs
Take Quiz+write a summary
Math-Do 144 seconds
Finish p. 29-31 classwork in History wkbk
Typing Web 15 minutes
Correct and return work in blue pen
for a better grade

FRIDAY FIELD TRIP DRIVERS (Friday 

Morning at 7:55 am sharp
Sarah Turpie (5 students with seatbelts)
Cindy MacConnell(6)
Robert Kabanek (4)
Debra Wiesner (4)
Shannon Spencer (4)
Rose Hall (4)
Gabby Mackle (6)

Subs/or chaperones if they want to come:
Erin Allshouse (4)
Tamara Urabe(3)
Will Aiken(3)
Sue Brenner (3)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 minutes+do Cereal Box Project
Math-Do Lesson 1 Problem Set(1-3d)
Fill out News Team Form
Write News Team Summary-Due Monday
History-Finish book review p.147 in book p. 32+33 in History wkbk
TEST: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
Correct and return work in blue pen
for a better grade

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read-NewsELA-See Binder  
Native Americans embracing "decolonized diet" to fight diabetes
Take Quiz+write a summary
Math-Do LESSON 2 Problem Set
Study for History Test-Use Study Guide-->
Study Vocab for test tomorrow

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading 25 minutes AR+Cereal Box
Math-Do Lesson 3 Problem Set (refer to L3Hw)
Study for History Test
Do News Team Summary on form
Field Trip tomorrow! 

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----->

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read NewsELA-"Seattle Teens Dive into Underwater Robotics"+ Take Quiz
Comprehension-Do "Birds Eye View" in Packet on Drones
Math - Lesson 14 Problem Set(no diagramming necessary tonight)
Parents sign up for Conference-Click link on right----->

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Reading Science World + Do Crossword Puzzle
Math-Problem Set 16
Finish Final Draft of Hobby Paragraph

HOMEWORK THURSDAYREAD NEWSELA ARTICLE + QUIZ- 
"This privacy debate could drone on"
Math-Review Module 1-Due Friday
Study Spelling+DLR












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