Education Enrichment Campaign

first of all, TREMENDOUS thank you to those families who have already donated. Thank you for supporting our school!

Our class is only 18% of the way to our goal of raising $2600. AND only 18% of the way to winning a DJ party with Kona Ice! If you haven’t yet, please consider donating to the EEC to support our amazing little school 💘


week of oct 15


  • Early Release all week for Conference Week
  • Book Fair all week!


We’re continuing to work on dividing whole numbers this week


mon – p. 219-220

tues – p. 187-188

wed – p. 225-226

thurs – p. 231-232

fri – division quiz

AC Language Arts

This week we’re finishing our book clubs! Students will complete their reading response posters in class.

  • Read “How Pizza Conquered America” and “Sushi Takes Over” in Scholastic magazine by Thursday.
  • Finish book club novel by Friday (follow your reading schedule)
  • Bring 2 post-it topics to class on Friday.


week of oct 8

Congrats on completing an amazing first quarter of 5th grade!


  • Thursday is Early Release
  • Next week is conference week. I will send a reminder of your conference time in the Tuesday Tracker this week
  • Jekyll balance should be $100 at this time


This week we’re working on dividing by a one digit divisor.


mon – p 173-174

tues – worksheet

wed – p 205-206

thurs – p 213-214

fri – division quiz

AC Language Arts

This week we’re beginning book clubs that will last the next 2 weeks. On Monday, students will choose a book for their group and create a reading schedule. Students are expected to keep up with the reading schedule that their group creates. They will also have a reading response due on Friday. Students also need to read the short story “Brave Chicken” from scholastic magazine for a comprehension quiz on Thursday.


nightly book club reading assignment & post it topic response

“Brave Chicken” comprehension quiz on Thursday

book club reading response due Friday

Social Studies

This week we’re learning about America’s role in World War 1. We’ll be discussing why the US got involved in the fighting as well as the ways civilians experienced the war on the homefront.

week of oct 1

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing Fall Break and is ready to get back into our routine.


this week we’re continuing working on multiplying decimals. We will be reviewing steps to multiply decimals x whole numbers, and learning how to multiply decimal x decimals, as well as multiplying by powers of ten.


mon – reteach worksheet

tues – p. 415-416

wed – p. 407-408

thurs – p. finish shopping at the snack shop activity


This will be our last week working with Fish in a Tree. In class, we’ll be working on a choice board of activities to close out the novel study. Students will pick 2 activities to work on in class, and it is due Friday. They will also be working on their Ch. 35-51 comprehension questions, as well as reading the article “America’s Deadliest Disaster” in Scholastic magazine. We’re also beginning our grammar study of parts of speech, and will be focusing on nouns this week.


Comprehension questions due

2 choice board activities due

“America’s Deadliest Disaster” Quiz in class.

Social Studies

For the next few weeks we will be studying WW1. To begin, we will discuss the causes of the war in Europe.


Scholastic Book Orders

There will be a Scholastic order catalogue in the Tuesday Trackers this week. Any orders placed with our class will earn points that we can use toward building our class library!

Bonus: This month, you can pick a FREE Book (up to $5) when you place an online order of $25 or more!

As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.

Plus every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.

Thank you for your support and happy reading,


enter class code: MZRK3

sept 17-21


  • We have 2 more days of IOWA testing!
  • Synergy Squads will meet Thursday morning
  • We have a STEM day Friday. Thank you to those of you who have sent in materials!!
  • Fall Break is Sept 24-28


multiplying whole numbers with decimals, and decimals x decimals


mon – p. 383-384

tues – p 395-396

wed – p 401-402

thurs – worksheet

decimal operations


Discussing Ch. 18-34 of Fish in a Tree and finishing our personal narratives.

Ch. 18-34 Comprehension Questions and Reading Response Due Friday




Remember we are having IOWA testing this week. Please be sure to arrive at school on time!

Thursday – IOWA Reading

Friday – IOWA Language Arts

Monday – IOWA Math

Tuesday – IOWA Science/Social Studies


Fish in a Tree Ch. 1-17 comprehension questions and reading response due FRIDAY

Read Ch. 18-34 by MONDAY


The students are working so hard in preparation for Ellis Island Day on Friday!

ALL students must have:

  1. Food (disposable containers, with serving utensils if needed)
  2. Costume – I will attach some photos of last year for reference.
  3. Pencil
  4. Money – print or draw money from your country
  5. Your autobiographical information – know it 🙂  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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