Thursday, April 27, 2017

Take Your Child To Work Thursday

Well, that happened today!  Thank you to all of the members of Team201 for being so welcoming today. You are awesome!

This evening at home...

  • Go Math Check What You Know: Chapter 12 Please cut out the vocabulary cards so we can use them in class!
  • Finish the Wish Giver questions. Get specific! I want evidence
  • Many kids need to work on last nights Fact Finder assignment. We were given time this morning and this afternoon to do so. Make sure to stick to the topic! See yesterday's blog post for help.
  • If you manged your time well, and are finished with the Wish Giver questions, do some extra ST Math or  IXL Reading.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today we....

  • discussed primary and secondary sources
  • created an Explorers Timeline (secondary)
  • began work on a personal timeline (primary)
  • read and discussed Traders in Time 
  • went to Gym
  • worked on the Chapter 11 Review and met in groups to go over some of the trickier problems
  • finished our Owen and Mzee brochures
  • finished the Animal Classification research
  • worked on personal esparks goals
  • worked on our Olympian Root Challenge
  • went to Gym
  • ate lunch
  • had recess
  • began reading a new book: The Wish Giver

Parents, check out the new tab on this blog!
Clicking on "CAC Updates" will help you stay "in the know." I have also posted some material needs in this section.

Parents, have your child turned in the Chapter 10 Math corrections? Many have! Please log on to Think Central. If your child scored lower than 80%, corrections are assigned.  Please show the steps needed to arrive at the correct answer and write out explanations. This was due on Monday, but I will continue to accept corrections this week.

Volunteer Needed: I need some help this Friday morning. The job is mostly cutting and should only take about an hour or so. Let me know if you would like to come in. :-)

This evening at home......
  • study for tomorrow's math test!
  • in Science Fusion, read pages 151-158. This can count as tonight's reading. Log it.
  • create a "Fact Finder" graphic with based on this reading. The title is: Adaptations and Instincts. You must show facts/examples about both physical, behavioral adaptations and instincts.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Too many Invertebrates For the T-Chart Tuesday

Today's title comes from Muaz and Audrey F.  Thank you!

This evening at home...

  • complete the hw and practice for lesson 11.5. We will be ready to test on Thursday!
  • please read and record.
  • complete the "Classroom Conversation" questions found on page 730. Please use complete sentences and evidence from the text to support your ideas.
Thanks for working so hard on ST Math at home! Wow! Some of those percentages have really gone up since Report Card Day!  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mzee and Measuring Monday

Hi Parents and Families,

I hope that you all are well. We are getting ready for lunch, recess and library. Today we....

  • did a morning reading and math warm up
  • read about French Explorers in Illinois and practiced note taking
  • read Owen and Mzee and took some field notes
  • played vocabulary Bingo
  • went to the book fair
  • measured angles and wrote equations
  • watched a funny camel sing about adaptations

This evening at home....
  • Read and record
  • Complete the vocabulary sentences sheet
  • Complete the hw for lesson 11.4
  • We should be ready to test this week!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fake Free Time Friday

Today's title stems from our current activity.  This may feel like like free time, but we are actually drawing and measuring angles. Actually, we are creating Anglemals. Of course, this means that we are creating animals out of angles.  You knew that!

This evening at home....

  • Read! I should see at least 2 reading sessions. This means 40 minutes in total. Record on your Gold Card.
  • Catch up on ST Math.  Your child should be fast approaching 75%.
  • If you are finished with ST Math, do some IXL 5th Grade.

  • Our CAC Show is on May 19th.
  • May 8th is our first day in the CAC. Parents, we hope to see you there!
  • We will be using LOTS of brown grocery bags.  Start saving!
The Spring MAPS schedule will be available soon. We will most likely be testing the week after the CAC. As soon as I know, I will let you know!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Time To Talk Tuesday

Let's talk! I am looking forward to seeing you all in 201 tomorrow. If you have not signed up for a conference, please click on the link to view available time slots.

This evening at home....

  • complete the hw and practice for lesson 11.3. Every child should have a protractor. If you are borrowing one, please take good care of it! You will need it for classwork this week and next!
  • finish the remaining questions in the Reading packet that we began yesterday.
  • read the companion poems in Journeys. Pick one activity: Text to text, text to self, text to world.
We will go to the Book Fair on Monday, April 24th.