Friday, December 12, 2014

LAST WEEK OF THE YEAR!


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read A.R. - Goal due Friday
Math-Finish L10
Poetry-Memorize/recite poems+Final Draft of People Poem
Practice/Correct Spelling Pre-Test
Schedule Heritage Project Interviews
Correct and Return work for 1/2 back!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read A.R. - Goal due Friday
Math-Finish L11
Poetry-Practice Poem Recital
Writing-Finish Rough Drafts-Alliteration/Onomatopoeia
Get a White Elephant Gift!
Pick nice outfit for Thursday's recital (You can take it off
after your recital before recess)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Poetry Folder/Final Drafts of
Acrostic/Onomatopoeia+Put in
Order
Practice for 2 Poem Recital Tomorrow
Dress Fancy!
White Elephant


HOMEWORK THURSDAY
AR Due tomorrow
Study Math Lessons 1-16 for
End of Module Test/
Spelling
Bring White Elephant



CLASS UPDATE

* Sign up for the exciting new after school enrichment R.O.V. (Underwater Robotics) Class at: http://riodelmarafterschool.blogspot.com

* This week we are learning about all of the winter holidays including: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and Saturnalia. On Friday we will take a History Quiz from the notes we took in class.

* The Heritage Report project was sent home and this week our homework is to simply schedule/plan interviews during the break. Also, choose and write the questions you would like to add to the interviews...
                   * Extra Credit-Go to a local retirement housing establishment and interview somebody there. People LOVE to tell there stories and these communities are often forgotten.

* On Thursday students will dress up and recite their poems in front of the class. Parents are invited! 8-9:15am. Students will be graded on their memorization, volume, expression, eye contact and pacing. I will take pictures and we will have treats. A big thank you to Erin Allshouse for organizing what people will bring.

* In Math we will wrap up our Unit of Study on Adding and Subtracting Fractions

* Thursday at 1pm will be the Big Spin and Academic Awards.

* On Friday the AR Goal is due and I will send home progress reports

* Friday at 1pm we will have our White Elephant Gift Exchange

That's it for now!
Mr. Sweet

Monday, December 8, 2014

WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-12th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading - AR
Math-Finish Lesson 6
Writing-Finish Free Verse Final Drafts with color
Finish Acrostic Rough Drafts
Begin memorizing Free Verse Poem+Winter Poem Chosen(Google Docs)
Extra Credit-This week is "Hour of Code Week"
Learn how to Write Code for video games at: http://www.code.org
DO STUDY GUIDE FOR HISTORY TEST FRIDAY

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading - AR
Math-Homework Lesson 7
Writing-Finish Food Final Drafts
Begin memorizing Free Verse Poem+Winter Poem Chosen(Google Docs)
History Do p. 43-45 in wkbk
Look over Heritage Project Assignment

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading - AR
Math-Homework Lesson 8
Writing-Finish Opinion Couplets x2 Rough Drafts
Begin memorizing Free Verse Poem+Winter Poem Chosen(Google Docs)
Study for History Test Ch. 4

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading - AR
Math-Homework Lesson 9 (Every other problem)
Writing-Finish People Poem x2 Rough Drafts+Couplet Final Drafts
Begin memorizing Free Verse Poem+Winter Poem Chosen(Google Docs)
Study for History Test Ch. 4(Tomorrow)



Monday, December 1, 2014

WEEK OF 12/1-12/5

CLASS UPDATE
In reading our class began a new unit on the American Revolution. Our first story is about Paul Revere and his amazing life.

In history we are continuing to learn about the original colonies.

 In writing we are kicking off our new unit of poetry. We will be learning how to write haiku, free verse, diamant√©, couplet,acrostic, and many more.We will be having a big poetry recital the last day of school before the winter break when students will recite a winter poem and an original holiday poem that they wrote. There will be hot chocolate, croissants, cider and many fancy students dressed up in their dresses and suits. Parents will be invited to this poetry extravaganza!


It is grind out hunger time at Rio Del Mar so make sure to bring as many can foods and goods as you can to help support those that are less fortunate this holiday season.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Read AR Book 30 min(Due Friday, December 19th)
Math-Do Lesson 1 Homework
Writing-Read words+definitions+Do Wordly Wise Section 4a
Bring canned goods for those in need!
Poems(For those who haven't yet...choose a winter themed poem, copy and paste
it into google doc and share with Mr. Sweet)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-Read AR Book 30 min(Due Friday, December 19th)
Math-Do Lesson 2 Homework
VOCAB-Read words+definitions+Do Wordly Wise Section 4b
Bring canned goods for those in need!
Writing-Finish 3 Diamantes (Nature, Holidays, Free Choice)
Finish History Wkbk-p 36-40

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-Read AR Book 20 min(Due Friday, December 19th)
Math-Do Lesson 3 Homework
VOCAB-Do Wordly Wise Section 4c
Bring canned goods for those in need!
Writing-Create diamante final draft with color, drawings and BIG words
+Finish 3 Haikus in notebook

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-Optional
Math-Do Lesson 4 Homework
VOCAB-Do Wordly Wise Section 4d+e
Writing-Do 3 Haiku final drafts with color, drawings and BIG words
+Finish Food Poems (Rough Drafts)
Correct + Return Science Wkbks







Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Week

MONDAY
AR READING-optional
Writing-Finish "Thankful Essay"
Make dish with parents

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 18th-November 21st

I'm back!!!

Tuesday Homework
Reading - Read AR 20 minutes(GOAL IS DUE: Friday-12/19)
Writing-Finish typing Space Stories on Google Docs
Share/Proofread two student stories/write one glow/one grow
in comments
Fill out Thanksgiving Celebration Dish Choice
Sheet and return tomorrow.
Spelling Bee on Friday!

Wednesday Homework
Reading - Newsela Please pass the pumpkin latkes, it's Thanksgivukkah
Write Summary on green sheet
Math L26-Do every other problem
Fill out Thanksgiving Celebration Dish Choice
Sheet and return tomorrow.
Spelling Bee on Friday!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 minutes
History do p. 35 in wkbk
Study for Spelling Bee/Spelling Test

THANKSGIVING MENU!
  1. Chase-Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Gravy
  2. Trevor-Turkey Lasagna
  3.  
  4. Kayla-Quiche
  5. Sarah-Stuffing
  6. Mikaela-Apple Cider
  7. Chloe-Mozarella Meat Balls
  8. Kianna-turkey cupcakes
  9. Jack-"Reindeer Poop"
  10. Maddie-Caprese(Tomato,Basil, Mozarella)
  11. Malia-Mashed Potatoes
  12. Sean-Artichoke Dip and Crackers
  13. Gavin-Ribs
  14.  Absent
  15.  
  16. Heath-Salad
  17. Julianne-Nacho Pie
  18. Ava-Fruit Salad
  19.  
  20.  Absent
  21. RileyMac-Pumpkin Pie
  22. Joey-Raviolis
  23.  Sam-Moose Droppings
  24.  
  25. Brady-Chocolate Cream Pie
  26.  absent
  27. Angelina-Pudding Cheese Cake
  28. Tommy-Cranberry Sauce
  29. Calli-Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Monday, November 10, 2014

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10-14th


FEELING THE LOVE! THANKS FOR THE ADORABLE CARDS ROOM 12.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 25 minutes + Summary
Math L22 Homework
Study for Science Test!

TUESDAY NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 3, 2014

Week of 11/3-11/7

CLASS UPDATE
This week our class is beginning a new unit of study in RTI. We will be focusing on Space Exploration and our Reading Skill this week is Main Idea + Details. Our essential question is:
What are the challenges and benefits of Space Exploration?
We are reading a story about Mae Jemison from HM about this amazing astronaut

We are using our Google Chrome books for Typing and Writing this week

In Math we are learning about division by tens/hundreds and estimation

Science-We are wrapping up our Unit of Study on the Solar System

History-We are starting the Unit of Study on the Colonies

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read AR BOOK - Last day to take quiz: Thursday, November 6th
Math finish L18 HW
NewsTeam-Practice speech
Do rest of Science Packet (L3)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 25 minutes
Math L19
Science Finish Wkbk-Unit 5 (mostly finished in class)
Do Science Review on p. 374-375 in book
Practice News Team Speech

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 25 minutes-Last day AR tomorrow!
Math L20 HW
Do Science Study Guide-See link on side
Practice News Team Speech

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 30 minutes
Practice Study Guide Science
Bring $ for In n Out unless you
are bringing your lunch.
Sign and return AR Goal sheet
(2nd trimester through 12/10)


Field Trip Drivers on Friday at 7:45am-
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- Tamara-chauffeur 


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cWo4yj11UMzT4m1tBjIZm36lVofH4Gvs5iqviyCCi7g/edit



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WEEK OF 10/27-10/31

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-25 minutes-AR
Math L15 Homework
Study Spelling
Choose News Team Article(No NewsEla)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-Read History of Halloween
Article at: http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween
Write a 2 paragraph summary on green sheet
Go Over Exit Tickets
Fill out News Team Sheet
(No summary yet)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-AR
Math L17
Write News Team Summary
Study Spelling Words
Dress UP!

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.