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

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.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Homework, Week of May 1st

Monday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: IXL: Addition/Subtraction facts practice: E.6, E.11, E.12, E.15, F.8, F.11, F.13, F.14. Choose 2 of each to do. Also, practice x9 facts for quiz on Friday.

Testing Info: Smarter Balanced testing starts next week with English/Language Arts. They will be testing from 9:00-10:45 M,T,W,Th. Friday will be for make-ups. The following week they will have math on the same schedule. Please make sure they get some rest and have a good breakfast, if possible.

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes; read and answer the questions comparing India and the U.S.
Math: Practice x9 facts for Friday's quiz

NOTE: A small paper went home about the Electronics recycling happening this Saturday from 9:00-1:00 at the Stratham Fire Station. Many were left behind, so just an FYI.

Wednesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link 6.1; Practice x9 facts for Friday's quiz

Thursday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link 6.2; Practice x9 facts for Friday's quiz

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happenings

We're learning about...

Force and motion
Balanced and unbalanced forces
Friction
How to talk about and track our thinking when we read


Ask me about...

Unit and non-unit fractions
Multiplication strategies I use
The Sasquatch Escape
My book club and what we're reading

Important Updates

Vacation 4/22-4/29, back 5/1!

Homework, Week of April 17th

Monday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes; read and answer the questions about the tree
Math: Practice x9 facts for Friday's quiz

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Fun with x7 facts and practice x9 facts for Friday's quiz

Wednesday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Home Link or Lesson 5.11; practice x9 facts for Friday's quiz

Thursday
Reading: Read for at least 30 minutes
Math: Study x9 facts for Friday's quiz