Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 31st-February 4th

Spelling Words
1. nontoxic
2. income
4. unusual
5. involved
6. unlike
7. inspector
8. unless
9. indeed
10. nonprofit
11. invisible
12. nonsense
13. incredible
14. uncomfortable
15. inconsistent
16. unfortunately
17. nonfiction
18. nonviolent
19. uncover
20. informal

POW- The students will receive the POW at school. The graphic on the POW will not work using blogger. Please ask your student to make sure they have the POW written down.

M- 1 math word problem, Read for 20 minutes, write spelling words 3x each, POW and Current Event due Friday
Tu- 1 math word problem, Spelling menu, Read 20 minutes, POW and Current Event due Friday
W- 1 math word problem, Creative writing assignment, Read 20 minutes, POW and Current Event due Friday
Th- 1 math word problem, study spelling, science reading, Read 20 minutes, POW and Current Event due Friday
F- POW and Current Event due

Love of Reading Week Activities
Monday- "Hats off to Reading" wear your hat to school
Tuesday- "Be a Reading Jean-ius" wear jeans to school
Wednesday- Author visits at school
Thursday- Character day, dress as your favorite book character
Friday- Read a thon, wear your pj's

Monday, January 24, 2011

Last week of January

Spelling Words
1. engineer
2. dentist
3. librarian
4. director
5. customer
6. pioneer
7. counselor
8. tourist
9. scientist
10. visitor
11. investigator
12. senator
13. astronomer
14. character
15. refrigerator
16. guardian
17. commander
18. physician
19. politician
20. leader

Monday- math worksheet, read for 20 minutes, spelling 3x each, Science board due Wed
Tuesday- math worksheet, read for 20 minutes, spelling menu (SOW chooses), Science board due Wed
Wednesday- math worksheet, read for 20 minutes
Thursday- math worksheet, read for 20 minutes, study spelling, science reading

Problem of the Week
Vickie’s parents served 6 pizzas to their guests one night. Each pizza was cut into 12 pieces.
The family and guests ate all of 2 pizzas, 1/2 each of the next 2 pizzas, and 2/3 each of the last 2 pizzas.
How many pizzas were left over? Explain how you figured out how much pizza remains?
If you ate two more pieces today, how much would be left?

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 18th-21st

Spelling Words (not found in your spelling book)
1. remembrance
2. dedication
3. equality
4. freedom
5. injustice
6. prejudice
7. speeches
8. segregation
9. busing
10. boycott
11. racism
12. civil

Tuesday- Spelling 3x each, math worksheet, read for 20 minutes
Wednesday- math worksheet, read for 20 minutes, MLK writing activity
Thursday- math worksheet, study spelling, read for 20 minutes, science reading
Friday- read over the weekend, spend time with family

Sunday, January 9, 2011

100 Days and Counting!

Dear Parents and Students,

This is such a wonderful week at school as we prepare once again to show what we know each and every day. On Friday, we celebrate the 100th day of school, one of my favorite days of the school year! Attending school on time and all day on Friday is strongly encouraged. Not only will you get to participate in some great 100 day activities but you will also help our school maintain it's Excelling label with 100% attendance!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning. I hope you all had a great weekend!

Mrs. DeBono

Homework this week!
M- Read for 20 minutes, math worksheet, spelling 3x each
Tu- Read for 20 minutes, math worksheet, spelling menu chosen by SOW
W- Read for 20 minutes, math worksheet, "In 100 years, the world will be ___" writing assign.
Th- Read for 20 minutes, math worksheet, study spelling, science comprehension
F- Read over the weekend and spend time with those you love!
**** POW and Current Event are due on Friday*****

Draw a quadrilateral with opposite sides that are parallel. Two of the opposite sides are 6 cm in length. The other two are 4 cm in length. No sides are perpendicular. Label it A.

Draw a quadrilateral with four equal sides of 3 cm and four right angles. Label it B.

Draw a quadrilateral with parallel sides and four right angles. Its length is 5 cm, and its width is 2 cm. Label it C.

Write an explanation of how each quadrilateral is similar and different to one another. Describe the most appropriate name for each quadrilateral.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Welcome back students! Let's start 2011 off on the right foot. Make sure to read the blog weekly for homework, spelling and all other information. I look forward to seeing you in class tomorrow morning.

Homework for this week:
Monday- Spelling 3x each, Math worksheet (review of decimals, fractions, and percents)
Tuesday- Spelling Menu (will be chosen by the Student of the Week), Math worksheet
Wednesday- Creative writing assignment (handed out in class), Math worksheet
Thursday- Study spelling words, Math worksheet, Science reading comprehension
Friday- Reading over the weekend towards AR
*** A P.O.W. and a Current Event are due this Friday ***
*** Daily reading towards AR is required as well ***

Spelling Words:
(Will be posted Monday afternoon...the book was left at school, sorry!)

Problem of the Week:
Each year the national weather service monitors rainfall around the United States. Here is rainfall measured in Tucson over one week: Monday .36 inches, Tuesday .89 inches, Wednesday .93 inches, Thursday 1.21 inches, and Friday .76 inches. Write the inches of rainfall during the week in a numerical sequence. Analyze the change in rainfall from day to day and describe the changes using words like increasing, decreasing, and all together.

Current Event Tips:
** Your current event needs two paragraphs. In the first paragraph, tell me the 5Ws and H of your article (who, what, where, when, why, how). In the second paragraph, tell me your opinions and justifications for choosing the article. You may type or write your current event. You may click on Comet's Kids for Social Studies and Current Event websites to help locate an article online. You may use newspaper and magazine articles as well. Don't forget to attach your article to your current event. Plagiarizing is unacceptable and against school policy. Make sure your article is written in your own words and that citation is given.