April 13, 2010
Math: the STAR test has a sample packet provided for practice (each child was given one today).
(Under Construction….Additionally on the Black Bar below the green heading, you should be able to locate a “button” entitled “Math Blue Print” which delineates the number of questions for each type of skill. Those highlighted in yellow are the key focus areas of the test and total 66% of the test. For those of you who wish to have your child practice at home, use the blue print to guide your practice sessions.
Math tonight: Star packet pages 8 and 9; Journal pages 292, 294, 296/7.
HOMEROOM ; Light Nights tonight and tomorrow (to allow additional time for those still working to complete the science projects for Thursday’s deadline.
WW16 :total of 12 booklet pages AND a notecard signed by an adult indicating that they have reviewed the usage of each word and suggested a means of correcting any errors.
Please create your own notecard.
April 12, 2010
OUTDOOR ED begins next week!! I can’t wait…
Arrive next Monday completely packed and go directly to the multi. Bring a “totally waste free” lunch. ALL MEDICATIONS must be handed directly to Ms K in a zip lock bag with your child’s name on the outside of the bag. Dosages must be written on a separate sheet of paper and placed inside the bag along with the medication.
MATH: journal pages 264/65 and 275.
Be sure to return your signed Chapter 8 test (for those who scored a 72% or below. Students may retake the test but must come to Wednesday’s lunch tutoring session first.
HOMEROOM: “Light night” in order to give students tim to work on their Science project.
WW 16 – first 8 pages must be completed by tomorrow
April 9, 2010
Math : use Chapter 8 study guide to prepare for tomorrow’s test. Tutoring is available at lunch.
HOMEROOM:GRANDPARENTS and Special Friends will meet at 9:00 in the multi. At 9:20 they will be escorted to our room for a 40 minute shared activity with the class. No preparation needed on their part and the activity ( a knowledge bowl) is strictly voluntary!
No Personal Goals for the class (except those 6 students tasked with either spelling, grammar or cursive and math).
Verbs test tomorrow (know your 23 helping verbs) AND Indirect Objects test (study by completing p.197)
Science Fair projects due next week.
Prefix: 16 notecards (5 minute activity)
April 7, 2010
Math: Journal pages 254, 260-261
Create a personal goals chart….have parent sign the # of minutes spent working on this goal
No WW tonight
Complete the odds for direct object sheets; complete all the first indirect objects sheets (Be sure to circle the prep, etc)
AR 20 minutes
April 6, 2010
Math packet handed out today : all even on the first three pages
WW 15 C/D and study for TEST tomorrow
Grammar Direct objects handout (evens only, pg187,189,191
Personal Goals: 20 minutes (EVERYONE has goals to work on)
20 min AR
April 5, 2010
April 5, 2010
Welcome back! I hope you had a restful vacation.
Math : list prime numbers from 2 to 100
correct test on order of operations and writing expressions
Journal pages 248/9 and 251/2 and p. 256
HOMEROOM: “light night”
20 min AR
Personal Goals practice (NOT FOR ALL STUDENTS) Only for those with handwriting, grammar and vivid word charts.
Parents: Any last “special friends” for Friday’s event (which last an hour commencing at 9:00 in the multi)? So far, I’ve had only 4 responses (totally 10 friends).
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