Recap of Lucky #7

Hopefully Everyone was as lucky with the storm as the Homerhouse. After two days off, classes resumed on Wednesday. IOWA testing was deferred until Thursday so that meant testing was moved to Thursday, Friday, Monday & Tuesday.

As a result of the classes being on a testing schedule, students worked independently on their goals & objectives during the morning and afternoon class blocks. That will continue this week on Monday and Tuesday.

Please remember that we will be off of school next week, September 25-29 for Fall Break.

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MATH PREVIEW: finish up the rounding unit by Friday and continue to collect data for goals & objectives.

SOCIAL STUDIES PREVIEW: Monday is our rescheduled Wellstar visit. Tuesday and Wednesday we will continue our studies on Native Americans. Thursday will be used to put the finishing touches on the Entrepreneur project. Friday is Entrepreneur Day!! More information is available on Mrs. Poulos’ blog. Please let us know if you have any questions about the project. [email protected] or [email protected]

WRITING PREVIEW:Β On Wednesday we will continue to work on using dialogue in our writing and increasing our stamina for writing longer, more descriptive, pieces.

READING PREVIEW: We only have a couple students left to finish the DRA assessment, those will be done while students are working on their binders. Reading Lab will resume on Wednesday.

Goodbye Week 6

HEADLINE: Hurricane Irma Closes school Monday and TuesdayImage result for Hurricane Irma

Due to the school closures, IOWA testing for the 5th graders will be on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday this week and next. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast.

MATH: We spent the week working on rounding to 10. Β We build pages in our IANs and inputted our touchstone results into the iRespond.

MATH PREVIEW: Rounding is a difficult concept so we will work on it for a couple more days (rounding to 10 and then move on to rounding to 100)

Math Game Day includes tan-grams and bloxels,

more tan-grams,

getting the hang of these!

Bloxels is a great game to work on perimeter, area, addition, subtraction, multiplication and more.

WRITING: Students work on Quick Prompts (QPs) each day and put them into their journals. They have the option to share them with their classmates for glows and grows. This week we worked on character development.

WRITING PREVIEW: We will continue to work on character development by adding quotes and thoughts into our writing. We will use mentor sentences, word of the day and peer review to help us.

Reading a QP for peer review πŸ™‚

Thursday is spelling game day.

The games we use in class are available on my symbaloo website.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We went over economics and the expectations for the Entrepreneur Day project. Please let us know if you have any questions. Mrs. Poulos and I are here to help. We also finished up our map work in our IANs.

SOCIAL STUDIES PREVIEW: We will be looking at Native American Tribes and we have Guidance on Thursday.

MAP SKILLS TEST on Friday 9/15. The completed study guide is on Mrs. Polous’ blog.

READING: We are slowly getting through all of the DRAs. The good news is that everyone is doing well. The bad news is that makes more work for them. πŸ˜‰ “Grumble, Grumble’~Students

READING PREVIEW: We will try to finish DRAs and work in the Read 180 lab. Β We are getting close to finishing our Read Aloud: Stuart Little. We will have a comprehension quiz on that when we complete it.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. πŸ™‚

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Week 5 is in the books

Happy Labor Day!

Wallace hopes that everyone had a nice break and is ready to come back refreshed and ready to learn!

MATH: We continued working with comparing whole numbers. We also compared decimal numbers. We created games in our IANs to practice these skills.

MATH PREVIEW: We will be working on rounding whole numbers this week.

Our IAN games

Working together is more fun

Teams competed for the most correct combinations

Working hard!

More team members meant more combination possibilities.

SCIENCE: We completed our unit on weather and reviewed in class using our IANs. Students were given a study guide that we went over together. We also learned about weather maps and weather instruments. Our test was on Friday. You can check synergy for the grades.

SOCIAL STUDIES PREVIEW: We will continue with our map studies and look specifically at the US map and geography. Our map skills test will be on Friday, September 15th. The study guide will go home for all students but can also be found on Mrs. Poulos’ blog. We will also start our economics unit this week in preparation for our Entrepreneur Day on Friday, September 22nd.

READING: We continued to work on DRA assessments to see what progress has been made since spring.

READING PREVIEW: We will finish up the DRAs, we will do a touch stones assessment on a comprehension text piece and we will get into the Read 180 lab.

WRITING: We worked on our personal narratives using descriptive writing. The students shared their writing by choice and their peers offered glows and grows for encouragement and growth. We are also working on stamina. Many students that only wrote on the computer are now choosing to write in their journal instead. Way to go!! πŸ™‚

WRITING PREVIEW: We will continue our writing this week with realistic fiction. We will also concentrate on incorporating thoughts and dialog within our writing to connect more with our characters. I am excited to see what they come up with!

πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to visit my symbaloo for fun optional homework activities and support videos from class. The link is on the right hand side.

πŸ™‚ Also, please be sure to check your child’s homeroom blog for any homeroom specific announcements and deadlines.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns:

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