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