Sunday, August 28, 2016

WEEK OF AUGUST 29th-SEPTEMBER 2nd

In reading our class is continuing our unit of study on the forces of nature by reading, "Eye of the Storm" about Warren Faidley, a storm chasing photographer. Our reading skill focus is "text organization". We watched a brief documentary on youtube to learn about this amazing photographer.

This week in writing we will be learning how to use a timeline planner and a "small moment" focus to enhance our content when doing narratives. 
A Small Moment is:
1. True/Happened to you.
2. Strong Emotion
3. "BTH" Big Thing that Happened
We learn that good writers are able to keep the main thing the main thing! 

In History we will continue our unit of study on Explorers.

In Bridges Math we will be continuing to work with expressions/equations and multiplication. 

See you on Tuesday night for Back to School Night from 7:15-8pm!


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela: Pick your poison: Hurricane or tornado?
Plus do Quiz and Google Classroom Activity
Math-Do p. 5+6 in Home Connections Book
Show parents 10 Marks program
Correct and Return Work
Book Orders Due: Tuesday, September 6th
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT at 7:15!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20 minutes plus do summary on green sheet
Math-Finish Mathology writing assignment
+ Ten Marks!
Book Orders



Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 22nd-26th



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newsela Article, Take Quiz
Writing-Do google classroom activity on Olympic Article+Turn in
EWSELA INVITE CODE:https://newsela.com/join/#/HNXQFA

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20 minutes + write a 4 sentence summary on Green Sheet
Math Homework Connection p. 1+2 in wktk

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min+Write 1 four-sentence summary on Green Sheet (20-4-1)
Math-Study Times Tables-Download "Math Bingo" on i device/Play
Arcademics Multiplication Practice
Finish BioPoem Final Draft

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read 20 min.
Math p. 3 + 4
Study DLR

CLASS UPDATE
We have a wonderful class this year with 28 fifth graders.  They are enthusiastic, focused and fun to teach! If interested, 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 do 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- This week our class will kick off our study of "Nature's Fury" by reading a story entitled, Earthquake Terror and focus on "Sequence of Events" as our reading skill. In reading we will be taking our online Star Test to help establish our Accelerated Reader Goals for the first trimester. I will send home the goal sheet this week. We will also be reading nonfiction NEWSELA articles at home.
(RTI does not start until late September)

In writing our class will be starting our Bio Poems and we will be starting Writer's Workshop.

In Math we will start the new district adopted program, Bridges. We are focusing on multiplication, factoring and volume this week.

History-We start our unit of study on the Explorers.

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL




Welcome back to school from the Sweets! I hope everybody had a fun and restful summer because we hit the ground running this Wednesday, August 17th. I can't wait to meet all of you as we begin a new adventure in learning together this year. Make sure to start going to bed earlier to acclimate to early school again!

SUPPLIES that your child will need for the new year: 
* 1 Box of Crayola Markers
* Zippered pencil pouch
* 2 Black Sharpies
* 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 (for math white-boards)
 OR
* One sock (for erasing the white boards) to 
* Ear buds if you prefer (Headphones will be provided)
NO PENCIL BOXES! 



HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read through parent letter 
Sign and return forms (After School, Parent E-mail Form)From Cubby
GET SCHOOL SUPPLIES BY MONDAY
Login to Google Classroom with code: tc7hzr

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Get school supplies!
Sign and return Emergency Card/District Forms/After School
Bring in Pictures of your family/cut out pics about you (hobbies, 
interests) from Internet images/or draw in color.
Due tomorrow    










Friday, May 20, 2016

WEEK OF MAY 23-27th

WIFFLE BALL TOURNEY! Mateo and Kevin are missing




















HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish AR Goal!
Geography Packet Due Friday
Practice Play Lines
Play is Wednesday at 8:10 and 9:00am
Ask parents family life questions

BOARDWALK DRIVERS
Suraya (6 Students with seatbelts)
Tracy (6)
Christy (4)
Tammy (5)
Julie J.(6)
Troy C. (4)
----------------------
Chaperones
Ruggles
Perez
Lane
(couldn't read one name!)


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WEEK OF MAY 16th-20th

We finished testing!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Study States and Capitals-Test tomorrow!
Read NewsELA-

Monday, May 9, 2016

WEEK OF 5/9-5/13

TESTING WEEK!

Each morning this week our class will be taking the SBAC Test on the computers. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.

On Thursday we will be having Open House so I look forward to seeing you there. At 5pm -6:30pm the 5th grade burrito dinner will take place. This helps raise money for Science Camp so feed the whole family! Open house starts at 6:30pm.

Science Projects are due Thursday and that will be our only homework this week!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Practice Science Speech
Boardwalk Permission Slips + Money/Pass
Bring play costume!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Practice Speech
Come to Open House
Family Life Form!
Get costumes together/Colony Pics


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.

The Science Projects are due next Thursday, May 12th. I have been checking in with each child to make sure that they are progressing. This is NOT a project they can throw together at the last minute.

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)
Karisa (3)
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!


NASA FIELD TRIP DRIVERS:
Marina Maldonado (4 students with seatbelts)
Charlie Millar (6)
Tiffany Chapman (10!)
Suraya Parsons (6)
Andy Poston (4)
Linda Morales (4)
SUBS
Tracy
Fatima
Yadira
Karisa
Adele

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read NEWSELA: "Let's rewind: What happened in the fight between Apple and the FBI?"
+ Quiz
Math-10 Marks Graphing on Coordinate Plane/Rule
Jam Session: 10 min: Subtract Diff. Denominator+Mult 4-digit x 1-digit
Science Project Due Next Thursday!
Practice Play Lines/ Court+13 Colonies

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read 20 min.
Math-Jam Session: 10 min: Subtract Diff. Denominator+Mult 4-digit x 1-digit
Vocab-Do Google Class Activity (Write a Courtroom Drama using vocab words...highlight them in
story
Memorize Preamble to Constitution:
"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Science Project Due Next Thursday!

Practice Play Lines/ Court+13 Colonies

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min.
Vocab-Do Google Class Activity (Write a Courtroom Drama using vocab words...highlight them in
story
Finish p. 103-106 in History Wkbk
Memorize Preamble to Constitution:
"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Science Project Due Next Thursday!
Practice Play Lines/ Court+13 Colonies

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read Newsela: 

"This season's hockey games are tallying fewer fights" + Quiz

Study Vocab + Finish Court Drama+ Preamble Memorization
Science Project
Study Scripts



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