Homework Due February 16

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Homework

Due: Friday, February 16, 2018

Name ____________________

Reading

 

 

·       All students read 30 minutes

·       Fill out PEAK reading log and get it signed daily.

English/Language Arts/Spelling

 

Words on The Vine  Gen

1.    Do both sides of sheet

2.    Learn words and definitions

3.    Write sentences or a story that uses all of the words.

4.    Be ready for a quiz on Thursday (I will give the definition.  You are expected to spell the word and put the write word.  2 points each word)

Words:

Gen–birth/origin–Quiz is on Thursday 2/15 because of the Symphony Field Trip

1.   Gender- the sex a person is born, male or female

2.  Generation- a group of people born around the same time

3.  Progeny- the students born to a person

4.  Indigenous- born in, growing naturally in a particular region

5.  Genuine- originating at one true source

6.  Generic – typical of an original, but not coming from the true source

7.  Generous- very giving, as if born with plenty of money

8.  Genteel – elegant, graceful, as typical of one born to the upper class

9.  Genius – a person born with great intelligence

10. Genesis—the birth or origin of something

 


Week of February 12

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We have 5 more days until break.  I hope that everyone is able to stay healthy this week.

Wednesday, February 14: Donuts with Dad (A-L) (7am-8am); Valentine’s Day

*****Please remember that if you are bringing a treat for Valentine’s Day, please bring one for the whole class.  We have 24 students.

Thursday, February 15: Donuts with Dad (M-Z) (7am-8am); Wellstar Presentation on Temper Tamers; Chorus Field Trip

Friday, February 16: Symphony Field Trip–Dress for Success; Bounce U 5th Grade Social

Reading

Mrs. Bintliff’s class: We will continue reading Number the Stars.  Students will read, discuss, and fill out their reflections based on the book.

Mrs. Kellam’s class:  We will continue reading Out of the Dust.  Students will read, discuss, and fill out their reflections based on the book.

ELA

Our vocab quiz will be on Thursday this week because of our field trip.  Our Latin Root is Gen.

In both classes, we are working on career projects and essays.  I am excited to see the finished products.


Greek and Latin Root Quiz with Gen

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Gen–birth/origin–Quiz is on Thursday 2/15 because of the Symphony Field Trip

  1. Gender- the sex a person is born, male or female
  2. Generation- a group of people born around the same time
  3. Progeny- the students born to a person
  4. Indigenous- born in, growing naturally in a particular region
  5. Genuine- originating at one true source
  6. Generic – typical of an original, but not coming from the true source
  7. Generous- very giving, as if born with plenty of money
  8. Genteel – elegant, graceful, as typical of one born to the upper class
  9. Genius – a person born with great intelligence
  10. Genesis—the birth or origin of something

PMES Student Council Used Book Drive

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Pickett’s Mill Elementary School – Student Council

Used Book Drive

2/12/18 – 2/16/18

What:  Collecting all types of used fiction/nonfiction books (except for medical books, textbooks, or encyclopedias).

Where:  K – 1 – 2:  Make donations in the Media Center.

3 – 4 – 5:  Make donations in Mr. Verity’s room downstairs (#404).

When:  Monday, February 12th – Friday, February 16th

The PMES Student Council is asking for donations of used books to support the American Kidney Services, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds generated from donations to offer direct financial assistance to kidney patients throughout the nation. For more information about AKS go to http://www.akspickup.org.


Homework due February 9th

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Homework

Due: Friday, February 9, 2018

Name ____________________

Reading

 

 

·       All students read 30 minutes

·       Most students complete log

·       Other students who have been instructed do post-its

English/Language Arts/Spelling

 

Words on The Vine  Mal–bad

1.    Do both sides of sheet

2.    Learn words and definitions

3.    Write sentences or a story that uses all of the words.

4.    Be ready for a quiz on Friday (I will give the definition.  You are expected to spell the word and put the write word.  2 points each word)

Words: Mal-Bad  The quiz will be on February 9, 2018.

1.   malevolent -having bad feelings towards someone or something; spite, hatred

2.  malapropism- a word used the wrong way; usually with humorous results

3.  malicious- desiring harm to someone or something else

4.  malodorous-bad-smelling

5.  malady- a bad health condition; a disease

6.  malaria-illness believed to be spread by bad air, actually spread by mosquitoes

7.  malediction -bad speech; a curse

8.  malefactor – one who does wrong; a villian

9.  malignant -bad or harmful; producing death

10. malpractice -performing one’s duty in a bad way

 


Week of February 5

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Hope that you are all having a great Superbowl Sunday.   I know that in my house, Superbowl Sunday is synonymous with yummy food and great family bonding.  The weather looks like it will not drop below freezing this week, so we will have another full week of school.  Imagine a Grover dancing emoji.  We have 2 more full weeks before another scheduled break.

There was a problem with the scholastic book order so I will not be submitting the order until 3pm on Monday.  If you wanted to make an order you still may.

Valentine’s Day:  Candygrams go on sale this week.  We typically do not do a whole class celebration in 5th grade.  Students can bring Valentine’s cards if they want for the class and then there will be time to pass them out.  We do not require Valentine’s Day cards, but if a child plans on bringing Valentine’s, please bring them for the entire class so no one feels left out.  We have 24 students in our homeroom.  If students want to make a Valentine’s Day box for their cards, they may, but we will not be using class time to make the craft.

Dates to keep in mind:

February 5: Mrs. Kellam’s Birthday (feel free to bring her a card or a treat.  She does not know that I put this on my blog <smile><wink>)

February 7: No Specials

February 8: SuperSpecials– STEM and PE

February 9: Progress Reports go home

February 14: Valentine’s Day; Counseling with Mr. Verity

February 15: Wellstar Visit; Chorus Field Trip

February 16: Symphony Field Trip

February 19-23: February Break

Reading

We will begin the Peak Challenge in both Mrs. Bintliff and Mrs. Kellam’s homeroom. I will give the details on Monday.  Each homeroom will be competing against the others to reach the top of the mountain.  Ask your children on Monday afternoon for more details.

In both homerooms, last week, plans changed a bit.  I had done a reading check on the RACES strategy.  I saw that the students were still struggling.  On Monday of last week, I changed my plans to reteach and scaffold this strategy.  I am very pleased with the work that all of the students did.  I believe that they have a firmer grasp on the strategy.

In Mrs. Bintliff’s homeroom, we will continue reading Number the Stars.  We got to the beginning of Chapter 5 last week.  I am guessing that the quiz on Chapters 1-6 will be on Tuesday or on Thursday.   It will depend on what we are able to understand on Monday.  We finished our read aloud Measle and the Wrathmonk.  Our new genre is adventure.

In Mrs. Kellam’s homeroom, we will be working on 1 more pre-reading activity for Out of the Dust.  We will begin reading.  The 1st part of the book will be read in class together because it is something that the students have likely not seen before.  I want to make sure that they understand the story as we go.

ELA

Both classes will be working on their career essays.  Mrs. Kellam’s homeroom should be finishing by Tuesday.  My homeroom is just starting their essays.

The next vocabulary/spelling quiz will be on Friday.

 

 


Latin Root Mal Quiz Words

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This quiz will be on February 9

  1. malevolent -having bad feelings towards someone or something; spite, hatred
  2. malapropism- a word used the wrong way; usually with humorous results
  3. malicious- desiring harm to someone or something else
  4. malodorous-bad-smelling
  5. malady- a bad health condition; a disease
  6. malaria-illness believed to be spread by bad air, actually spread by mosquitoes
  7. malediction -bad speech; a curse
  8. malefactor – one who does wrong; a villian
  9. malignant -bad or harmful; producing death
  10. malpractice -performing one’s duty in a bad way

Instructions for Annotated Bibliography Mrs. Kellam’s Class

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Paired Text Research Activity                            Name______________________

 

Directions: Prior to reading, use online and print resources to find three primary source and two secondary sources related to the Great Depression or the Dust Bowl.  Create an annotated bibliography in the Modern Language Association (MLA) style using the references tools in Noodle Tools and export to Microsoft Word.  After creating the bibliography, insert a summary of each article after every citation.  Example of an annotated bibliography in MLA.  After reading complete the extended response.

 

Possible Sources

Wessel’s Living History Farm Primary sources and the history of farm technology by decades

Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl – PBS site with primary sources and interactives

Library of Congress – Teacher resources and primary sources, also available as a free eBook from the iTunes Store

Student social studies text – Secondary source

Any encyclopedia – Secondary sources

MackinVIA – Ask your media specialist to create a database of Dust Bowl resources.

                                                                                                                      

 

Constructed Response (prior to reading)

Part A: Enter the information for each source into a word document using the references tab.  Not every field can always be filled for each source, but complete as many as possible.

Part B: Write a rough draft of the summary for each source as it’s found.  Include the kind of resource and refer to the rubric and example as a guide.

Part C: After recording citations and summaries for at least five sources, create the final draft.  Use the Word document that has the bibliography in it to create the final draft.  Include a heading that is similar to the one in the example. Place the cursor at the end of a given citation, press enter and type the summary.  Do this for each citation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading Rubric for the Constructed Response

Indicator Initiating +1 Becoming +2 Achieving +3 Leading +4 Exceeding +5
Bibliography Few or no citations are complete and in proper MLA format. Some citations are complete and in proper MLA format. Most citations are complete and in proper MLA format. All citations are complete and in proper MLA format.
Summaries The summaries are incomplete. The summaries include some of the important information and interesting information from each source. The summaries include most of the important information and interesting information from each source. The summaries include all the important information and interesting information from each source.
Visual or video sources (primary) There are no visual or video resources. At least one source is a video or visual resource.
Lyric or poetic sources (primary) There are no sources that include lyrics or poetry. At least one source includes lyrics or poetry.
Primary textual sources There are no primary sources that are textual. There is at least one primary source that is textual.
Secondary sources There are no secondary sources. There is only one secondary source. There are at least two secondary sources.

Week of January 28

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It is going to be in the 50s this week, so it looks as though we will have a 2nd full week of school.  It was absolutely fabulous spending last week with your children.  I enjoy them so very much.

This week is another busy week of learning:

Wednesday, Jan. 31: STEM night from 6-7:30

Friday, February 2: Scholastic Book Orders due.  Our class code is Q6YCB.  Students from both classes may order.  When you order, I am able to get books for the classroom library that students from both homerooms use.

February 9: Progress Reports go home

February 16: Symphony Field Trip

Reading

In Mrs. Bintliff’s class, we are reading Number the Stars.  The students seem to be loving the book so far.  We will work on reading chapters 3-6 this week.  There will be a quiz on Friday.

In Mrs. Kellam’s class, the students will wrap up our book study on Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by completing a written assessment.  We worked on it in class on Friday and will work on it again on Monday. Students may work on it at home.  On Tuesday, we will begin our annotated bibliographies for our pre-reading activity for Out of the Dust.  I have a class set of these books so no one needs purchase one.  The actual reading of the book will begin next week.

Both classes will continue working on using the RACES strategy.  I will be meeting in small groups with students who seem to be struggling with the RACES concept.

ELA

Mrs. Bintliff’s class: We should finish our opinion essay by the end of the week and then we will start on our career essays.

Mrs. Kellam’s class: We finished our RBQs last week.  We began our career essays and will work on those this week.  When we finish our career essays, we will work on opinion essays.