Wednesday, November 15th - Friday, November 17th
What should I pack?
Important for parents:
If your child is not leaving school with you on Friday, November 17th, please send me the name of the person with whom your child will be traveling by Thursday, November 16th.
Things are moving quickly! We're on to Wordly Wise Lesson 3. The quiz is scheduled for next Friday, November 10th. Students have received a link to Quizlet in their emails, but they can also access it here: Wordly Wise Lesson 3 Quizlet. If you have trouble viewing the site, you can also copy and paste this link:
This Wednesday and Thursday, students have been assigned chapters 13, 14, and 15 of Walk Two Moons. This is in place of their 20 minutes of JRB reading (although reading is always encouraged!). In addition to reading these chapters, students need to write or draw a summary of each chapter. They have practiced this in class, and should be familiar with the process. If students have misplaced their worksheet, they can find it below.
To study for next Thursday's Wordly Wise quiz on Lesson 2, please visit the Wordly Wise Lesson 2 Quizlet website. If you have trouble viewing the site, you can also copy and paste this link: https://quizlet.com/1101731/wordly-wise-3000-book5-lesson-2-flash-cards/
At this time, students have received final grades for their "Best Thing I Ever Ate" writing assignment. Can I just say - WOW! What creative, descriptive, and expressive writers we have in 5th grade! I've never enjoyed (or been so hungry!) grading as much as I did this past weekend.
Students received comments on their work as well as a completed rubric. For your reference, the rubric is attached below.
Please note that the students' 3-D models are due in class by this Friday, October 20th. We will not be working on these in class, but students have been given the option of joining me during recess tomorrow or Thursday to work on their projects.
In order for students to have the opportunity to submit their very best work, I have extended the due date of our "Best Thing I Ever Ate" 3-D models to next week (exact due date TBD pending our progress today and tomorrow). Only published writing pieces will be due this Friday, October 13th.
Please note that your child can work on his/her draft at home using Google Docs. S/he can log-in using his/her school email and password. The link to Google Docs is below:
If your child has trouble logging in, please encourage him/her to comes see me during fitness/recess/lunch, so that I can walk him/her through it ~ sometimes it's easier to see it than read through directions :)
Students should be logging their reading in Biblionasium EVERY night. I will be pulling reports on "minutes logged" for every student 4 times this semester. The TOP 2 grades will be factored in to students' daily check grades (for example, a student who receives a 100%, 45%, 95%, and 20% will receive a 100% and a 95% as their two Biblionasium homework grades).
These grades are calculated based on percent of reading homework completed (to be complete, it must be logged!). For example, on most weeks, the students are assigned 20 minutes of reading for 4 nights (80 minutes total). That means that students should be reading and logging at least 60-80 minutes each week (I often give one grace day). So, if a student logs 40 minutes, s/he will receive a 66%. If a student logs 60 minutes or above, s/he will receive a 100%. That is 2 free 100% for logging reading! Again, I will be pulling the TOP 2 grades, so if a student has had trouble remembering to log his/her reading so far this semester and has earned a 0%, s/he still has a chance to make it up.
Please note: All students have been encouraged to come see me about their accounts if they are not working. There is no need to send me an email, just remind your child to come see me at fitness or lunch - I will make myself available!
Live Oak is just around the corner! As a reminder:
To study for this Friday's Wordly Wise quiz, please visit the Wordly Wise Lesson 1 Quizlet website. If you have trouble viewing the site, you can also copy and paste this link: https://quizlet.com/1071615/wordly-wise-3000-book-5-lesson-1-flash-cards/
8:40-9:05 Morning Meeting
9:50-11:05 Block I
11:05-12:20 Block II
1:25-2:50 Block III
11/7: Early Release
11/8: Musical Dress Rehearsal
11/9: Musical Parent Show
11/14: HBD Mrs. Mojica!
11/15-17: Live Oak trip
11/22: Student Holiday
11/23-26: Thanksgiving break
12/11: Happy Birthday Mrs. Saikin!
12/22: End of Q2
12/25-1/8: Winter break