This Week We Are Learning . . .

NO END OF GRADE MILESTONE TESTING THIS WEEK.

 

MATH

We are reviewing all standards and preparing for the End Of Grade Milestone Test on April 22nd – 23rd.

 

ELA

We are working on our poetry unit.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

We are learning about the  Civil Rights Movement.

 

SS5H6 Describe the importance of key people, events, and developments between 1950- 1975.

  1. Analyze the effects of Jim Crow laws and practices.
  2. Explain the key events and people of the Civil Rights movement: Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Montgomery Bus Boycott, the March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and civil rights activities of Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon B. Johnson, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr. c. Describe the impact on American society of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. d. Discuss the significance of the technologies of television and space exploration.

 

READING

We are finishing up reading our Class Read-Out-Loud Novel Phantom Tollbooth. (Ch16-20)

Students continue to be responsible for the “Chapter by Chapter Comprehension Questions” and “Chapter Summary Notes”.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 

SCIENCE

We are reviewing and reteaching electricity, circuits, and insulators & conductors.

 

S5P2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate electricity. a. Obtain and combine information from multiple sources to explain the difference between naturally occurring electricity (static) and human-harnessed electricity.

  1. Design a complete, simple electric circuit, and explain all necessary components.
  2. Plan and carry out investigations on common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors of electricity.

 

NEXT WEEK END OF GRADE MILESTONE TESTING:

APRIL 22nd = Math SECTION 1

APRIL 23rd = Math SECTION 2

This week we are learning . . .

Sorry this is later than normal. I was out part of yesterday & all of today.

MATH

MATH.5.OA.B3. Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.

Monday- Friday:

  • Work on TIME Rotations.
  • Pull small groups as needed to work on instructing current standard & reteach previous standards.
  • T: Technology: game on Mrs. Pearson’s blog (select students are working on Fastt Math for multiplication fact mastery)
  • I: Independent: Spiral Review
  • M: Making Meaning: Versatile Game
  • E: Extension: Unit 7 milestone Review with partner

Thursday 3/28 Assessment

The above work is due by the end of class Friday. The TIME sheet & papers are sent home with graded papers.  The corresponding quiz is attached as well. Please look for this sheet, work and our comments.

ELA

ELA-L.W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

We are continuing to do writing workshop and work on our “Should chocolate milk be served in schools?” opinion piece.  We are taking the notes we took from the 2 articles last week as evidence for our paper.

We are focusing on

  • how to organize an opinion paper
  • including facts from supporting articles
  • including transitions

We are also preparing for the upcoming Milestone EOG test by reviewing how to read a prompt and determine if an informational, narrative or opinion piece should be written.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We are reviewing about Communism & the Cold War.

Students will take the units min-touchstone Tuesday.

 

SS5H5 Discuss the origins and consequences of the Cold War.

  1. Explain the origin and meaning of the term “Iron Curtain.”
  2. Explain how the United States sought to stop the spread of communism through the Berlin airlift, the Korean War, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  3. Identify Joseph McCarthy and Nikita Khrushchev.
  4. Discuss the importance of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.

READING

RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

We are reading the Phantom Tollbooth as a read-out-loud in class.  As of last Friday we have read through chapter 9.

Students are responsible for the following comprehension activities:

  • Chapter note/summaries (Just like we did for reading counts. The paper with the boxes) These will be turned in for a grade at the end of the novel.
  • Comprehension questions packets. We will work on these in class in small groups at intervals of the novel. These will be turned in for a grade at the end of the novel.

There is no current independent reading counts book.

SCIENCE

S5P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about magnetism and its relationship to electricity.

  1. Design a complete, simple electric circuit, and explain all necessary components.
  2. Plan and carry out investigations on common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors of electricity.

S5P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about magnetism and its relationship to electricity.

  1. Construct an argument based on experimental evidence to communicate the differences in function and purpose of an electromagnet and a magnet.
  2. Plan and carry out an investigation to observe the interaction between a magnetic field and a magnetic object.

 

We are learning about circuits, insulators & conductors, and magnets through videos, guided notes, and reading on Myon.

Students should have filled in fill-in-the-blank notes from class. These not only are a good study guide tool but will also be checked for a grade.

 

 

CassidyCorley,M.S.Ed
5th Grade IRR Co-Teacher

Baker Elementary School

 

This Week We Are Learning . . .

*** Stone Mountain Field Trip Permission slips have been sent home. ALL students must have a signed permission regardless of if a parent is coming or if they have already paid. An additional $50 is NOT due. Students without a signed permission slip will not go regardless of if they have paid.

 

***Report Cards come home Friday.

 

***IEP Progress reports will be emailed out this week as well.

 

***Class Picture Day is coming up on March 28th. (Information has gone home)

 

***Book Fair is next week daily 7:15-2:5 & extended hours until 6 on the 28th. (Information has gone home)

 

 

 

MATH

We are learning about graphing ordered pairs.

5.GA.1 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).

 

Today – we took introductory notes and began working on the I assignments of our TIME rotations.

Rest of the Week – Groups on ordered pairs & review groups will be pulled while students work on TIME rotation work.

 

T- Blog Activity

I – Spiral Review & Graphing Ordered Pairs WS

M- Battleship Game

E- Amusement Park Planning

 

We will be assessing this standard Thursday.

***The above work and the TIME sheet is sent home with graded papers.  The corresponding quiz is attached as well. Please look for this sheet, work and our comments.

 

ELA

ELA-L.W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

 

We are switching gears this 4th quarter. We are working on opinion writing this 9 weeks.

 

This week we are working on an opinion piece about whether school should serve chocolate milk or not, and focusing on taking notes from articles to find evidence to support our opinion.

 

We are using the workshop model in writing: 1) Students patriciate & learn through a mini-lesson. 2) Students write independently & apply their new skill, while teachers conference with students. 3) The class comes back together for a brief closing to review.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

SS5H5 Discuss the origins and consequences of the Cold War.

  1. Explain how the United States sought to stop the spread of communism
  2. Discuss the importance of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.

 

We are focusing on understanding the importance of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the red scare, and how the Vietnam was protested through various simulations and cooperative activities.

 

READING

RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 

Students took the end of quarter ELA touchstone today.

We are reading Phantom Tollbooth as our read-out-loud class novel. We will be doing comprehension activities and questions in class as a whole group & in guided reading groups.

There is still no current assigned reading counts book.

 

SCIENCE

S5P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about magnetism and its relationship to electricity.

  1. Design a complete, simple electric circuit, and explain all necessary components.
  2. Plan and carry out investigations on common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors of electricity.

 

We are learning about circuits, insulators and conductors through videos, guided notes, and reading on Myon

Tuesday, we will have 4-H and students will build circuits.

This Week We Are Learning . . .

*** Stone Mountain Field Trip Permission slips are going home today. ALL students must have a signed permission regardless of if a parent is coming or if they have already paid. An additional $50 is NOT due. Students without a signed permission slip will not go regardless of if they have paid.  

***Wednesday is Early Release

***There is no tutoring Wednesday.

 

MATH

We are continuing to work on Line plots

5.MD.2BMake a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots.)

T- Lesson Planet Activity

I – Spiral Review & Line Plot WS

M- Line Plot Task Cards

E- (Previous Standard) Review Games

***The above work and the TIME sheet is sent home with graded papers.  The corresponding quiz is attached as well. Please look for this sheet, work and our comments.

 

ELA

ELA-L.W.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

We are continuing to work on expository & informational writing through writers workshop.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

SS5H5 Discuss the origins and consequences of the Cold War.

  1. Explain the origin and meaning of the term “Iron Curtain.”

We are focusing on understanding the difference between capitalism and communism; and the iron curtain.

 

READING

We are reading Phantom Tollbooth as our read-out-loud class novel. We will be doing comprehension activities and questions in class.

There is no current assigned reading counts book.

 

SCIENCE

S5P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about magnetism and its relationship to electricity.

We are going on our Performing Arts Field Trip this Friday.

MATH

We are continuing to work this week standards Monday 2/25 – Tuesday 3/5.

5.G.B.3 & 5.G.B.4 Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.

Monday – We worked on our TIME rotations and took a “mini-quiz” to check student’s progress.

Tuesday 3/5 – 2-D Figure Assessment

Wednesday & Thursday –  We are working on line-plots (5.MD.2BMake a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots.)

***The above work and the TIME sheet is sent home with graded papers.  The corresponding quiz is attached as well. Please look for this sheet, work and our comments.

 

ELA

ELA-L.W.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

We are continuing to work on informational writing through writers workshop.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

SS5H5 Discuss the origins and consequences of the Cold War.

  1. Explain the origin and meaning of the term “Iron Curtain.”

We are focusing on understanding the difference between capitalism and communism; and the iron curtain.

 

READING

We are reading Phantom Tollbooth as our read-out-loud class novel. We will be doing comprehension activities and questions in class.

There is no current assigned reading counts book.

We are also pulling students to do Running Records (fluency & comprehension reading progress checks) & administering the RI.

 

SCIENCE

S5P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about magnetism and its relationship to electricity.

 

This Week We Are Learning. . .

MATH

We are working this week standards Monday 2/25 – Tuesday 3/5.

5.G.B.3 & 5.G.B.4 Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.

Monday – We introduced our new standard with notes and a cooperative activities.

Tuesday 2/26 – Monday 3/4 – We will work on 2-D figures in our TIME rotations.

T – Quizlet vocabulary practice

I – Task Cards & Spiral Review

M – the shape manipulatives

E – STEM Challenge – Volume!

Tuesday 3/5 – 2-D Figure Assessment

***The above work and the TIME sheet is sent home with graded papers.  The corresponding quiz is attached as well. Please look for this sheet, work and our comments.

 

ELA

ELA-L.W.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

We are continuing to work on informational writing through writers workshop.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

SS5H4 Explain America’s involvement in World War II.

  1. Describe German aggression in Europe and Japanese aggression in Asia.
  2. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.
  3. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. D
  4. Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.
  5. Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African Americans or Blacks; include “Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.
  6. Explain the role of Eleanor Roosevelt and the U.S. in the formation of the United Nations.

 

We are reviewing about WWII.

We are reviewing Monday and Tuesday and taking our mini-touchstone test Wednesday.

 

READING

We are reading Phantom Tollbooth as our read-out-loud class novel. We will be doing comprehension activities and questions in class.

There is no current assigned reading counts book.

 

SCIENCE

S5P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about magnetism and its relationship to electricity.

This Week We Are Learning . . .

MATH

We are working on standards Tuesday to Tuesday.

MATH.5.MD.C.4 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.

Monday – We finish our volume folder work.

Tuesday – We will quiz on Volume

The above work and the TIME sheet is sent home with graded papers.  The corresponding quiz is attached as well. Please look for this sheet, work and our comments.

ELA

ELA-L.W.5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

We are finishing up, revising, editing, and publishing our group writing pieces.

We are reviewing when we need to start a new paragraph in a piece of writing.

We are continuing daily constructive response practice using RACE.  Restate, Answer, Cite, & Explain.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We are reviewing about WWII

Students will take the units min-touchstone this week.

 

SS5H4 Explain America’s involvement in World War II.

  1. Describe German aggression in Europe and Japanese aggression in Asia.
  2. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.
  3. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. D

. Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.

  1. Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African Americans or Blacks; include “Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.
  2. Explain the role of Eleanor Roosevelt and the U.S. in the formation of the United Nations.

 

Extra credit on Mrs. Collins blog DUE 2-15.

READING

Students next  Reading Counts novel Stepping on the Cracks. Students are to read, take notes as they read,  and quiz has been extended and is DUE by Friday 2-15-19.

We will not start a new class novel until after February Break.

SCIENCE

S5P3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about magnetism and its relationship to electricity.

  1. Construct an argument based on experimental evidence to communicate the differences in function and purpose of an electromagnet and a magnet.

This week we are learning . . .

MATH

We are working on standards Tuesday to Tuesday.

MATH.5.MD.C.4 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.

Monday – We finish our customary measurement folder work.

Tuesday – We quizzed on Customary Measurement and began volume notes.

Wednesday – Monday – Students will practice independently and be pulled in small guided math groups. Student’s complete a TIME sheet each day to monitor and self-regulate their work progress.  Students are responsible for having all the following:

DUE the end of Math class Monday 2-11-19.

– Weekly Math Review – Q1:5 worksheet

– Volume worksheet

– Seesaw the building of rectangular prisims

– First In Math / Fastt Math

– Constructed Responses on volume and algebra

The above work and the TIME sheet is sent home with graded papers.  The corresponding quiz is attached as well. Please look for this sheet, work and our comments.

 

ELA

ELA-L.W.5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

We are finishing up, revising, editing, and publishing our group writing pieces.

We are reviewing when we need to start a new paragraph in a piece of writing.

We are continuing daily constructive response practice using RACE.  Restate, Answer, Cite, & Explain.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We are reviewing about WWII and focusing on the atomic bombing of Japan and the end of the war. Students will take the units min-touchstone next week.

SS5H4 Explain America’s involvement in World War II.

b. Describe major events in the war . . . include . . .  D-Day, VE and VJ Days . . .
c. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and
Nagasaki.

We are learning about primary and secondary sources.

Extra credit on Mrs. Collins blog DUE 2-15.

READING

Students continue Reading Counts novel Esperanza Rising. Students are to read, take notes as they read,  and quiz has been extended and is DUE by Friday 2-8-19.

Students next  Reading Counts novel Stepping on the Cracks. Students are to read, take notes as they read,  and quiz has been extended and is DUE by Friday 2-15-19.

We finished reading The Watson’s Go To Birmingham together and students are working on the Reading Counts Quiz. We are also watching the movie in class.

We will not start a new class novel until after February Break.

SCIENCE

We are continuing our Physical Science unit by learning about physical and chemical change.

S5P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the differences between a physical change and a chemical change.
a. Plan and carry out investigations of physical changes by manipulating, separating and mixing dry and liquid materials.
b. Construct an argument based on observations to support a claim that the physical changes in the state of water are due to temperature changes, which cause small particles that cannot be seen to move differently.
c. Plan and carry out an investigation to determine if a chemical change occurred based on observable evidence (color, gas, temperature change, odor, new substance produced).

We are reading about physical and chemical changes in our Science workbook pg 191-202. We are exploring in Z-space.

Weekly Update 1-29

MATH

We are working on Customary Conversions.

MATH.5.MD.A.1 Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

Monday – We watched a Brain Pop video and took notes in our interactive notebook. Students had 15 minutes to independently work today on the tasks below.

The rest of the week – Students will practice independently and be pulled in small guided math groups. Student’s complete a TIME sheet each day to monitor and self-regulate their work progress.  Students are responsible for having all the following:

DUE the end of Math class Friday 2-1-19.

– Weekly Math Review – Q1:4 worksheet

– Customary Conversion worksheet

– Word Problem Task Cards (complete & write answer on paper)

– Splash Math Game

– Gallon Man Poster

The above work and the TIME sheet is sent home with graded papers.  Please look for this sheet, work and our comments.

 

ELA

ELA-L.W.5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

We are finishing up, revising, editing, and publishing our group writing pieces.

We are reviewing when we need to start a new paragraph in a piece of writing.

We are continuing daily constructive response practice using RACE.  Restate, Answer, Cite, & Explain.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We are learning about the Holocaust and D-Day.

SS5H4 Explain America’s involvement in World War II. Describe major events in the war in Europe … include … D-Day . . . the Holocaust.

We are learning from picture books, personal accounts, biographies, letters, videos, and an integrated math activity.

READING

Students continue Reading Counts novel Esperanza Rising. Students are to read, take notes as they read,  and quiz DUE by Friday 2-1-19.

Here is a link for the audio on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPVoisau4I0&list=PLBxNz0c_Q1YbpHoi56qcwHUgElcFlWmJV

We are continuing to read The Watson’s Go To Birmingham together as our in class read-out-loud novel.

SCIENCE

We are beginning our Physical Science unit by learning about physical and chemical change.

S5P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the differences between a physical change and a chemical change.
a. Plan and carry out investigations of physical changes by manipulating, separating and mixing dry and liquid materials.
b. Construct an argument based on observations to support a claim that the physical changes in the state of water are due to temperature changes, which cause small particles that cannot be seen to move differently.
c. Plan and carry out an investigation to determine if a chemical change occurred based on observable evidence (color, gas, temperature change, odor, new substance produced).

Students are reading Chemical Reactions Experiments with Max Axiom on MyOn in class Wednesday 1-30-19.