March 24, 2010
Math: a pretest was given today in prepartation for tomorrow’s test. Your child should review the test as a means for studying, Please note: ORDER OF OPERATIONS-
PEMDAS = parenthesis first. followed by exponents, then left to right multiplication/ division; lastly left to right adding /subtraction.
Study Links page 175 (subtracting mixed numbers) Tuesday and Wednesday’s homework will be corrected after the test tomorrow
WW15 booklet due (all 15)
Lit Log- entry on visualization (include definition, significance of the strategy), selected quote from any page in the text read so far, and an explanation of how this imagery impacted you as a reader
AR 20 minute minimum
March 23, 2010
Math: Dear Parents: Regarding the chapter 7 math test…. I am recalculating the scores of the tests after deleting the test items 10 and 12-17. While the concepts of order of operations and the evaluation of expression versus number sentences are important, I feel that the degree of complexity far exceeds the standards for 5th grade. (For example, the test includes order of operations problems in which the student must use “nested parenthesis” within brackets. I will rewrite those portions of the tests. This new version will assess the same concepts while using more simplified items. This test will be THURSDAY, March 25th. Therefore there will be two separate tests for Chapter 7. I hope this clarifies the manner in which the assessment for this chapter will be handled.
All outdoor ed forms and checks are due tomorrow.
Please remember to return the “INTENT to RETURN” forms
WW15 booklet should include 10 words by tomorrow.
Lit Log: Address the reading strategy “ask questions” and use of minimum of two quotes from chapter 16 or 17 from Charlotte Doyle
AR : 20 minute minimum
March 22, 2010
Math : Journal pgs 248-251
Parents :please ensure that all outdoor ed papers and checks are to me by Wednesday, March 24th. If you have need of a scholarship, please to be to contact me or Mrs. Clemo as soon as possible. Thank you!
Students are beginning to work twice a week on individual activities specifically tailored to meet areas where additional support is needed. Thirty minutes on Monday and Thursday are dedicated to practicing sessions where I am consult with each child to further guide their growth. I have met with half the children at this time and will meet with the others on Thursday. Please ask your child to discuss this goal with you.
WW 15 booklet 5 pages tonight
15 possible topics your child might like to address when writing a persuasive essay
Lit Log entry: summary
20 minutes min. of AR
March 18, 2010
Math: The class will be taking a second assessment on portions of the Chapter 7 test (which has not yet been forwarded to parents). The focus will be on determining “expressions” versus number sentences, being able to determine if given number sentences are true and use of order of operations (PEMDAS).
HOMEROOM: No homework tonight! (The second of three that were awarded to the class during the Balclutha experience).
PLUS: The class has worked hard on behavioral standards and has achieved a 100 points!! This is to be celebrated: tomorrow is a reading day. Sleeping bags and pillows are welcomed (pajamas are NOT an option).
March 17, 2010
Math: Journal p. 222 (finish); Study Links p. 165 #1; 153 (finish)
packet (from Ms K) p.200 (odds)
Lit (1) write a “Captain Jaggery “thought” log (min 100 words)
(2) complete first entry of our new “Literature Log” ( beginning today- a nightly assignment M-TH- EVERY Weekday NIGHT until June 1st)
AR read 30 minutes
March 16, 2010
Math: No Homework tonight (as we had the test today)
Gentle Reminder: Please return the OUTDOOR ED and Intent to
WW15 vocab and spelling test tomorrow
30 minutes AR reading (Accelerated Reading)
March 15, 2010
Math: Chapter 7 TEST tomorrow (use your study guide to study)
Return “Intent to Return Form” and Progress Report Envelop
100 word (mimimum) Discuss Avi’s methods of characterization.
( HINT:Explain which you think was most effective and why.)
3 bonus questions allowed
WW15 C and D
March 11, 2010
Math : packet pages 197, 198, 200 (evens); chapter 7 study guide tomorrow; CHAPTER 7 TEST TUESDAY!
LITERTURE: CHARLOTTE Doyle (complete Methods of Characterization sheet using Capt Jaggery) post-its only
WW 14 A&B
20 minutes reading for AR goals
History: read and highlight topic sentences for 14.4
March 10, 2010
Math: Journal p. 239; packet 208, 209 (evens)
HOMEROOM: TWIN DAY FRIDAY !
#1 page 14.1
on a separate sheet write the key vocabulary words with their meanings
#2 page 14.2
(take the topic sentences for the page and condense into 3 key ideas; then write these “notes” (NOT sentences on your notes sheet you created two nights ag0)
#3 Read 14.3
read the section and highlight the topic sentence for each paragraph
Booklets are due with all 15 words completed
IN FULL COLOR ! neatness counts
Silently read 20 min for AR
March 9, 2010
Math: Students are to complete a total of two pages from their Study Links booklet. These are free choice items and may be selected from chapters 4,5, or 6.
Light night…WW 14 a total of 12 pages of the booklet need to be completed : Read 20 minutes (remember these minutes should be used towards meeting you accelerated reading goals).