Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Week of June 12th - the last full week of school!

Monday
Reading: Read

Tuesday
Reading: Read

Important information: Tomorrow is Pajama Day!
Also, a permission slip is coming home today. Please sign and return so that your child can walk over to Stratham Hill Park on Friday.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Homework, Week of June 5th

Monday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link 7.3 on one side, graph practice on the other DUE WEDNESDAY

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Complete homework from yesterday

Reminder: If your child is missing anything, the Lost & Found is full. Come by to check it out.

Wednesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Do columns C and D on the multiplication practice sheet

Reminder: Field Day is Friday and it looks like the weather will be fine. A reminder is coming home today. Please read it over.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Homework, Week of May 30th

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link 7.1, Volume

REMINDER: Field trip to Boston's Museum of Science tomorrow. We need to be on the buses by 8:45. Please pack your child a lunch and a snack to eat on the bus.

Wednesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes

Thursday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Do columns A and B on the multiplication practice sheet

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Homework, Week of May 22, 2017

Monday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link 6.8
Word Study: 12 new words to study and practice: Are, Our, Other, Your, You're, Though, Thought, Through, Threw, Usually, Pictures, About

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link 6.10
Word Study: 12 new words to study and practice: Are, Our, Other, Your, You're, Though, Thought, Through, Threw, Usually, Pictures, About

Wednesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link 6.11 (2-sided)
Word Study: See above

Thursday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Word Study: Practice 12 new words for tomorrow's quiz

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Homework, Week of May 15th

Monday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Word Study: Practice spelling the list of 12 words in context so you know when to use them. Quiz Friday!
Smarter Balanced Math Test 9:00-10:45

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Word Study: Practice spelling the list of 12 words in context so you know when to use them. Quiz Friday!
Writing: Choose a persuasive article, letter, review, or commercial and answer the questions on the half sheet of paper that came home today. Due Thursday.
Smarter Balanced Math Test 9:00-10:45

Wednesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link 6.7 and Lesson 6.7 on the other side.
Word Study: Practice spelling words for quiz on Friday.
Writing: See above, due tomorrow.
Permission slips due tomorrow.

Thursday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Word Study: Practice spelling words for quiz on Friday
Permission slips due.


NOTES: Wednesday is an Early Release.
The testing schedule this week is a bit different. There is no testing on Wednesday. On Thursday there are two sessions - one goes from 8:45-9:15. The second goes from 9:30-11:00.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happenings

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing day.

We're learning about...

Multiplication strategies to be flexible in our ability to approach and solve problems
Trade-first subtraction
Multiplication and division diagrams
Multiplying with larger factors
Math games like: Salute!, Multiplication Top-it, Multiplication Baseball, and Odd One Out
Writing Persuasive essays
Remembering to edit for capital letters, punctuation, spelling, and paragraphs
Revving up to read non-fiction by looking at the topic, thinking about what we know about it and scanning the features of the text for information

Ask me about....

My non-fiction, "expert" writing that we just finished
My favorite multiplication strategies
My multiplication facts
What I'm reading in class right now
Our class read aloud, Shredderman: Enemy Spy
The previous class read alouds, The Sasquatch Escape, and
Force and motion, and the experiments we're doing in class

Reminders...

-Smarter Balanced testing continues next week. We'll be tackling the math portion of the test. The schedule is the same, testing goes from 9:00-10:45 each day. Friday is for make-ups.
-Next Wednesday, 5/17, is an Early Release.
-Permission slips are due Thursday, 5/18. Please just include $5 if you would like to be a chaperone. You are welcome to ride the bus, if interested.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Homework, Week of May 8th

Monday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes

The class worked hard on the first part of the Smarter Balanced ELA
Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). They were persistent and worked very hard. Tomorrow we will complete the second half of this test. Wednesday we will start the Performance Task portion of the ELA.
Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and has a good breakfast!

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes

The class finished the CAT today. I think they were happy to be done. They did work very hard. Tomorrow they start the Performance Task for the ELA. That's over 2 days as well. Friday will be for any make-ups.
Thanks for your support!

Wellness Walk Reminder: It's tomorrow at 1:30. If you plan to join us, we will meet you outside then.

Wednesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes

Thursday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Please sign and return the field trip permission slip with payment of $10. If you'd like to chaperone, you're more than welcome. Just let me know and include $5.00 for your admission. Thank you!

Smarter Balanced testing is done for this week. They did so well today. It was challenging, but they took their time, gathered their thoughts, and typed their pieces. I am really proud of them for their hard work.