Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30th-September 4th

Monday- 3x each in cursive, read for 20 minutes, work on P.O.W. and set weekly goal
Tuesday- Backward ABC order, read for 20 minutes, work on P.O.W. and write a paragraph explaining how to choose the appropriate graph for given data.
Wednesday- Spelling sentences, read for 20 minutes, work on P.O.W, create a graph worksheet
Thursday- Review spelling words, read for 20 minutes, finish P.O.W. reflect on weekly goal
Friday- None

You and your friend go trick or treating around your neighborhood. When you get home, you both trip and accidentally spill both of your candy bags into one pile. You decide to count the candy and together you have 100 pieces. There were 28 snickers bars, 10 pieces of gum, 22 chocolate bars, 12 lollipops, 15 twix and 13 peanut butter cups. Create a graph to compare the types of candy you got. Name the type of graph you used, and explain why you choose that one. Then describe the steps you took to create that graph. What alternative graph could you use? Describe why this graph would also be appropriate.

Spelling words:
1. treasure 2. capture 3. feature 4. pleasure 5. measure 6. creature 7. picture 8. adventure 9. mixture 10. structure 11. pasture 12. culture 13. literature 14. furniture 15. temperature 16. legislature 17. immature 18. leisure 19. premature 20. signature

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Last Week of August!

Here is this week's information! Let's make it a great week at school by remembering to do in all assignments, show speaker courtesy in class and earn links on our class compliment chain!

1. Spelling words 3x each in cursive
2. Set weekly goal
3. Read for 20 minutes (record in composition book)
4. Work on math packet
1. Spelling ABC order
2. Read for 20 minutes
3. Work on math packet
1. Non-fiction passage
2. Spelling pyramids
3. Read for 20 minutes
4. Work on math packet
1. Study spelling words
2. Reflect on weekly goal
3. Finish math packet
4. Read for 20 minutes

Seatwork due this week
1. "Elena" reading vocabulary
2. Math independent practice
3. Biztown prototype
4. Spelling workbook pgs. 22-24
5. Muscles worksheet
6. Reading follow-up worksheets

Spelling Words
1. percent 11. social
2. absence 12. special
3. years 13. parachute
4. refused 14. specialty
5. ancient 15. detention
6. pressure 16. constitution
7. machine 17. advertisement
8. notice 18. advise
9. scene 19. cities
10. station 20. chalet

Problem of the Week
- No problem of the week, enjoy a week free from it :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Current Event Assignment

Your first current event is due this Friday, August 20th.

You are to find an appropriate news story. You may look online, in the newspaper, a magazine or watch the news. Please be sure to cite your source in your paper. Visit our school website and click on Comet's kids at the top. That page has links appropriate for current event assignments.

Don't forget you must have two paragraphs (a summary of the article and an opinion paragraph). Students must write their two paragraphs in cursive.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Computer Lab Assignment- August 17th

Boys and girls,

Today's computer lab assignment focuses on our social studies objective, "I can identify the geographical characteristics of each region."

Today you will visit the website for continued learning about each region's characteristics. You will be filling out your regions flip book on notes about business, population, landforms, economy and climate. The more notes you take, the better. Don't forget to include the names of the states in that region as well.

Click on and begin taking notes on the midwest region.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 16th-20th Happenings

Greetings fabulous 5th grade!

As we enter our 5th week of school, I am pleased with the overall "flow" of our days and camaraderie. I can tell that this year will be a great year of learning. Below you will find the information for this week. Remember that homework is completed in your composition book and although I might not check it every day, you are expected to complete your homework nightly and have it ready to show me the next day. Check out our newest writing assignment this week, a current event! I hope you all have a great week.

- Wednesday, August 18th is a half day with dismissal at 11:30am.
- The PTSA drive is under way and currently our class has 0 members! Let's all join and make a difference for our students this year. Please email me if you need the sign-up form.

Spelling words:
1. parts 2. history 3. warning 4. declare 5. despair 6. shirt 7. learning 8. backward 9. border 10. prepared 11. harsh 12. research 13. carnival 14. particular 15. squirrel 16. harmful 17. charms 18. disorder 19. favored 20. remark

Two frogs are hopping in the same direction toward the pond. There are 18 lily pads. One frog jumps 3 lily pads at a time, the other frog jumps 2 lily pads at a time. If the frogs leave the bank one after the other, how many times did the frogs jump on the same lily pad? Which pads were they (the first, seventh, twelfth, etc..) *** Hint, try using the LCM of 2 and 3****

Monday: Work on POW, Reading Log 20 minutes, set weekly goal, spelling 3x each in cursive.
Tuesday: Work on POW, Explain in 2 sentences or more the difference between a prime and a composite number, Reading log 20 minutes, spelling menu choices (must have a total of 4 points for the week)
Wednesday: Work on POW, Label 5/30/17/106/91 as either prime or composite. Current event and work on spelling menu choices
Thursday: Finish POW, reflect on weekly goal, reading log 20 minutes, finish spelling menu choices.
Friday: reading log 20 minutes

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Short Week- August 10th

Spelling Words
1. soul 2. smoke 3. move 4. clue 5. fruits 6. lose 7. chose 8. stole 9. prove 10. produce 11. juice 12. drove 13. Tuesday 14. rescue 15. continue 16. issue 17. ego 18. argue 19. cruise 20. toll

Homework Assignments
Tuesday: Spelling Menu (choose from the 2pts column), Math problems (find the factors for: 12, 24, 15, 36, and 108), reading log for 20 minutes, work on P.O.W.

Wednesday: Spelling Menu (choose from the 2pts column), Writing assignment (started in class on Tuesday), reading log for 20 minutes, work on P.O.W.

Thursday: Study spelling words, Math problems (list the first 10 multiples of 4, 6, 8, 12, and 25, reading log for 20 minutes, work on P.O.W.

Friday: Reading log for 20 minutes, TURN IN ALL SEATWORK and HOMEWORK!

P.O.W. for August 10th
At Yankee Stadium, fans sit in rows with 25 chairs each. On one particular game, only 1,050 fans attended. How many rows were filled up in the stadium that day?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

For the week of August 2nd

Hi everybody!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Here are this week's spelling list, homework and Problem of the Week. Students, if you have your agenda with you at home, go ahead and fill out the agenda this weekend and save yourself some time in the mornings at school. See you all tomorrow!

Spelling Words
1. stayed 6. style 11. believes 16. payment
2. brain 7. delighted 12. tonight 17. brief
3. thief 8. daily 13. increased 18. tray
4. meat 9. breathe 14. explained 19. byte
5. flight 10. meanwhile 15. slightly 20. raise

Problem of the Week
At the Jonas brothers concert, the audience needed to sit in chairs in rows of 13. There were 976 people in attendance. How many rows of chairs were filled up?

Monday: Spelling words 3x each in cursive, set weekly goal, read for 20 minutes, work on POW
Tuesday: Spelling sentences (one word per sentence), math (985/34, 1256/16, 398/42, 2698/14, 786/44) read for 20 minutes, work on POW
Wednesday: Write each spelling word and next to it a synonym, non-fiction reading assignment, read for 20 minutes, work on POW
Thursday: Study for spelling, reflect on weekly goal (2 or 3 sentences on how you did), reading log for 20 minutes and complete POW
Friday: Reading log for 20 minutes over the weekend.