Weekly Update 1.14

Here’s the 411 on this week! 🙂

Reminders

  1. Guided reading responses are due Jan 17th. Book club entries due Jan 24th.
  2. Please return signed field trip permission slip forms and monies for our upcoming KSU field trip (going home today) AND the Chattanooga one (ASAP).
  3. Check Bloomz for last minute updates and communication. 🙂
  4. Behavior is now documented on Bloomz versus paper copies. Notifications are sent out at 6 p.m. daily. If you are not on Bloomz, I will contact via Synergy, if there is a behavior situation. 🙂
  5. Have your child check out the video sections on our blog for content-related information.

Dates:

 

Jan 15: Math Inventory Assessment (5th Grade)

Jan 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (NO SCHOOL)

Jan 25: Science Project Due (Cell Model)-See blog post prior to this one

February 1st: Behavior Celebration Day

 

Content

Math– We are classifying triangles by sides and angles, reviewing classifying 2-D polygons, and analyzing line plots with fractional parts.

Reading– We are continuing our poetry unit and will continue for the next 3 weeks. 🙂 Students are learning to mimic certain structures to create their own poems and learning how to utilize figurative language devices (metaphors, similes, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, hyperbole, irony, denotation/connotation, allusion, oxymoron)

Science- We are studying organisms and cell structure of plant and animals. We will also start our study of microorganisms as well.

Writing– Students are writing poetry and using figurative language in their poems

Cell Model Project (Due January 25th)

AT HOME CELL MODEL PROJECT

DUE DATE:  January 25, 2019

THIS WILL BE WORTH A TEST GRADE. 

Part 1.  ANIMAL   OR PLANT CELL MODEL: Create a model of an animal or plant cell.  Here are some ideas for creating your   animal or plant cell model:

  •   Draw a poster with a picture of your cell.
  •   Create a model out of clay or other materials.
  •   Make an edible cell. 🙂  You can bake a cake, make it out of Jello – use your imagination.
  •   Check with your teacher if you have another idea.
  •   PLEASE NOTE:    YOU MAY NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF AN ANIMAL OR PLANT CELL AND GLUE THEM TO A POSTER.  YOU MUST CREATE YOUR OWN MODEL.

 Your   model needs to be neat and colorful and as realistic as you can make it.

 

Part 2.  Written Explanation: Write a paragraph telling me the parts of your cell.    You should also describe each part and tell me what they do to help   the cell work.

  •   Somewhere on your model there should be flags or arrows or a key to identify each of the parts you labeled.

 

  •   Animal Cell – Should include the following parts… cell membrane, cytoplasm, vacuole,   nucleus, mitochondrion

 

  •   Plant Cell – Should include the following parts… cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm,   vacuole, nucleus, mitochondrion, chloroplast, and chlorophyll

Check your written explanation carefully for spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

 

Below you will find the rubric which will be used to grade your project.

PLANT      ANIMAL WOW! (4) ALMOST THERE   (3) ON THE WAY (2) NEEDS WORK (1)
COMPLETENESS Project   had all of the required information. Project   had almost all of the required information. Project   was missing several pieces of information. Project   had too much missing information.
ACCURACY OF   INFORMATION Information   was correct. Only   a few mistakes in information. Many   mistakes in information. Too   many mistakes in information.
SPELLING AND   CAPITALIZATION All   words were spelled and capitalized correctly. Most   words were spelled and capitalized correctly. Many   mistakes in spelling and capitalization. Too   many mistakes in spelling and capitalization.
NEATNESS  AND ORGANIZATION Project   was extremely neat and easy to read and understand. Project   was pretty neat and easy to understand. Project   was a little messy and hard to understand. Impossible   to understand project because it was so messy.

Score: _______________                                           Grade: _________________

Weekly Update 1.7

Here’s the 411 on this week! 🙂

Reminders

  1. Guided reading responses are due Jan 17th. Book Clubs will resume next week.
  2. Please return signed field trip permission slip forms and monies for our upcoming KSU field trip (going home today) AND the Chattanooga one (ASAP).
  3. Lots of club forms are going home today, along with a book order form (due tomorrow)
  4. Check Bloomz for last minute updates and communication. 🙂
  5. Behavior is now documented on Bloomz versus paper copies. Notifications are sent out at 6 p.m. daily. If you are not on Bloomz, I will contact via Synergy, if there is a behavior situation. 🙂
  6. Have your child check out the video sections on our blog for content-related information.

Dates:

Jan 11: Write Score Standardized Testing (5th grade)

Jan 11: Report Cards go home

Jan 10: 3rd Quarter Pre-Assessment

Jan 10: 4-H day and presentations (Jason and Ellie)

Jan 14: Math Inventory Assessment (5th Grade)

Jan 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (NO SCHOOL)

February 1st: Behavior Celebration Day

 

Content

Math– We are starting 3rd quarter content on geometry (parallel/perpendicular lines, parallelograms/quadrilaterals, categorizing polygons (by angles and sides), angle types

Reading– We are starting our poetry unit and will continue for the next 4 weeks. 🙂 Students are learning to mimic certain structures to create their own poems and learning how to utilize figurative language devices (metaphors, similes, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, hyperbole, irony, denotation/connotation, allusion, oxymoron)

Science- We are studying organisms and cell structure of plant and animals

Writing– Students are writing poetry and using figurative language in their poems.