Home Learning for September 16-20 (Week 5)

  1. Read for at least 30 minutes each night. Complete the online reading log OR one on paper. (Copies are available in class).
  2. Reflect back on Week 4, and complete the “Reflection: Learner Profile & Approaches to Learning” form.

Announcements

  1. Library is scheduled weekly on Thursdays.
  2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
    1. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
    2. Bring a water bottle
  3. Check your lunch card balance weekly.

Coming Soon

Below is a list of a few upcoming events of which to be aware.

  • September 18 – MAP Testing (Math)
  • September 27 – Elementary (ES) Assembly (CAC)

 

We’re on Twitter!

Follow TASOK @TASOKinshasa

Follow TASOK PYP @TASOKPYP

Follow Fourth Grade @Scholarsare

Hashtag #TASOK

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – INQUIRER


**Check back later in the week for additional homework related to in-class discussions and activities.

 

Home Learning for September 2-6 (Week 3)

  1. Read for at least 30 minutes each night. Complete the online reading log OR one on paper. (Copies are available in class).
  2. Reflect back on Week 2, and complete the “Reflection: Learner Profile & Approaches to Learning” form (A paper version is coming soon).

Announcements

  1. Library is scheduled weekly on Thursdays.
  2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
    1. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
    2. Bring a water bottle
  3. Check your lunch card balance weekly.

Coming Soon

Below is a list of a few upcoming events of which to be aware.

  • September 2 – Labor Day (No School)
  • September 4 – Elementary (ES) Back to School Night – 5:30-7:30 p.m. (CAC)
  • September 6 – Counseling Workshop – 8:00-9:30 a.m. (SS Lib)
  • September 8 – PTC Welcome Picnic – 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • September 9 – ASAs begin
  • September 10 – MAP Testing (Language)
  • September 13 – MAP Testing (Reading)
  • September 18 – MAP Testing (Math)
  • September 27 – Elementary (ES) Assembly (CAC)

We’re on Twitter!

Follow TASOK @TASOKinshasa

Follow TASOK PYP @TASOKPYP

Follow Fourth Grade @Scholarsare

Hashtag #TASOK

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – INQUIRER


**Check back later in the week for additional homework related to in-class discussions and activities.

 

Home Learning for August 26-30 (Week 2)

  1. Read for at least 30 minutes each night. Complete the online reading log OR one on paper. (Copies are available in class).
  2. Reflect back on Week 1, and complete the “Reflection: Learner Profile & Approaches to Learning” form (A paper version is coming soon).
  3. Note: Homework is due on Fridays.

Announcements

  1. Library is scheduled weekly on Thursdays.
  2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
    1. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
    2. Bring a water bottle
  3. Check your lunch card balance weekly.
  4. Please sign and return your Acceptable Use Policy.
  5. Don’t forget to complete the assignment for Ms. TaShawndra (which has a part for your parents, too)

Coming Soon

Below is a list of a few upcoming events of which to be aware.

  • August 30 – Elementary (ES) Assembly – 2:30 p.m. (CAC) (Facilitated by Fifth Grade)
  • September 2 – Labor Day (No School)
  • September 4 – Elementary (ES) Back to School Night – 5:30-7:30 p.m. (CAC)
  • September 6 – Counseling Workshop – 8:00-9:30 a.m. (SS Lib)
  • September 8 – PTC Welcome Picnic – 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • September 9 – ASAs begin
  • September 10 – MAP Testing (Language)
  • September 13 – MAP Testing (Reading)
  • September 18 – MAP Testing (Math)
  • September 27 – Elementary (ES) Assembly (CAC)

We’re on Twitter!

Follow TASOK @TASOKinshasa

Follow TASOK PYP @TASOKPYP

Follow Fourth Grade @Scholarsare

Hashtag #TASOK

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – INQUIRER


**Check back later in the week for additional homework related to in-class discussions and activities.

 

In Pursuit of… Problem Solvers

Today, we continued our inquiry into problem solvers by first accessing our prior knowledge. Students began by THINKing about 3 problem solvers (fictional or nonfictional) that they knew. Moms and dad were definitely at the top of many lists. Students then IDENTIFIED 2 qualities the problem solvers shared, and DESCRIBED 1 example of a problem encountered that has or has not been solved.

Once the THINKing had been done, students gathered in groups of 3 to SHARE their thoughts. As students compared listed, they realized that our family members, friends, teachers, and community members can be problem solvers. They also realized that they themselves can be problem solvers. Another big idea that came out of the discussion was that in order for there to be problem solvers, there first must be a problem. As we continue to inquire into our central idea, key concepts related to form, function, connection, perspective and reflection will be explored.

Once we had tapped into what we already know, we shared a read aloud entitled What Do You Do with a Problem by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom. We followed the journey of the main character who encountered a problem that quickly became overwhelming. We discovered, though, that when he became a RISK-TAKER and chose to face his problem, he realized it was really an opportunity. Being OPEN-MINDED, even about problems, can be transformative.

Not only did we analyze the the text, but we also used our detective eyes to examine the illustrations. The author and illustrator collaborated to tell a powerful story about problems and problem solvers. By using our super secret agent skills, we were able to see some of the symbolism associated with this big idea. As you watch this read aloud… what do you notice?


Tomorrow, we will spend a bit more time talking about this text and discussing it through the lens of story elements.

After recess, we had a special guest join us. Ms. TaShawndra, our new elementary counselor, popped in for an introduction. She just happens to be… a PROBLEM SOLVER. She talked a bit about her role and types of problems she can help us solve here at TASOK. At the end of her time with us, she sent us away with a task to complete at home with our parents. Don’t forget, it is due on Monday!

As scholars, we know it is important to use multiple sources, so at the end of the day, we started to look at mathematical multiple sources. This lead to a discussion about tools we can use in our classroom to better understand and work with numbers. Two tools are included below.

Place Value Chart

Place Value Chart (Currency Connection)

 

Homework for August 19-23 (Week 1)

1. Explore Mrs. Rupp’s blog.

2. Complete the What is your favorite…? form below or use the same linked form on the “A Few Favorites” page (under “About” tab / menu).

3. Based on information gathered from the blog and your own experiences, respond to questions on the form below or on the same  Fun Facts form linked on the “Fun Facts” page (under “About” tab / menu).

4. Examine the word “scholar,” and reflect on the descriptors. Using the padlet below, jot down your thoughts about what A Scholar… is and would look like in our fourth grade classroom. (**Be sure to include your initials in the “Title,” so we can identify YOUR ideas).

Made with Padlet

Announcements

  1. Library is scheduled weekly on Thursdays
  2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays.
    1. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
    2. Bring a water bottle
  3. Check your lunch card balance weekly.
  4. Please sign and return your Acceptable Use Policy.

 

Coming Soon

Below is a list of a few upcoming events of which to be aware.

  • August 18 – First Day of School
  • August 30 – Elementary (ES) Assembly – 2:30 p.m. (CAC)
  • September 2 – Labor Day (No School)
  • September 4 – Elementary (ES) Back to School Night – 5:30-7:30 p.m. (CAC)
  • September 6 – Counseling Workshop – 8:00-9:30 a.m. (SS Lib)
  • September 8 – PTC Welcome Picnic – 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • September 9 – ASAs begin
  • September 10 – MAP Testing (Language)
  • September 13 – MAP Testing (Reading)
  • September 18 – MAP Testing (Math)
  • September 27 – Elementary (ES) Assembly (CAC)

 

We’re on Twitter!

Follow TASOK @TASOKinshasa

Follow TASOK PYP @TASOKPYP

Follow Fourth Grade @Scholarsare

Hashtag #TASOK

 

**Check back later in the week for additional homework related to in-class discussions and activities.

New Multiple Source: NoRedInk

Announcement

Scholars, a GREAT tool for the summer (and for soon-to-be sixth grade readers, writers, and thinkers) is NoRedInk. Your accounts have been created and linked to your Google Classroom account. If you follow the link to NoRedInk, and log in with Google, a diagnostic assessment is ready for you.

One of the fun features of NoRedInk is the ability to customize the interest settings, choosing from a wide variety of interest categories. Your choices will affect the subjects of the sentences and compositions you will work with.

As you work with this tool, reflect on how you are growing as a reader and writer. It is an AMAZING multiple source!

Homework for June 3-7 (Week 37)

  1. Read for at least 30 minutes each night. Complete the online reading log OR one on paper. (Copies are available in class).
  2. Explore some lessons on IXL.com and / or Khan Academy in the following areas:
    • Math
      • Explore Fifth Grade Topics
    • Language
      • Explore Fifth Grade Topics
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 3,093 questions and over 20 hours on IXL. 
    • Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 6 can be reviewed.**
  3. Reflect back on Week 36 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  4. Note: Homework is due on Fridays.**Check back later in the week for additional homework related to in-class discussions and activities.

Announcements

  1. Library books are due. All books must be returned to the library.
    • Be sure to bring your book bag!
  2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
    • Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.

Coming Soon

  • June 2 – Senior Speech Night
  • June 4 – Buddy Celebration
  • June 5 – Elementary Sports Day and Picnic (8:15-11:15 a.m.)
    • Bring your water bottle, hat, sun screen and bug spray.
  • June 5 – Mix-It-Up Picnic (11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • June 5 – High School Graduation
  • June 7 – Elementary Assembly (8:15 a.m.)
  • June 7 – Report Card Distribution
  • June 7 – Last Day of School (Early Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.)

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – OPEN-MINDED

Homework for May 27-31 (Week 36)

  1. Read for at least 30 minutes each night. Complete the online reading log OR one on paper. (Copies are available in class).
  2. Explore some lessons on IXL.com and / or Khan Academy in the following areas:
    • Math
      • Explore Fifth Grade Topics
    • Language
      • Explore Fifth Grade Topics
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 3,826 questions and over 23 hours on IXL. 
    • Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 6 can be reviewed.**
  3. Reflect back on Week 35 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  4. Note: Homework is due on Fridays.**Check back later in the week for additional homework related to in-class discussions and activities.

Announcements

  1. Library books are due. All books must be returned to the library.
    • Be sure to bring your book bag!
  2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
    • Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
  3. Student-Led Conferences are on Monday, May 27.
    • Bring your parents and share the power of process as a fifth grade thinker!

Coming Soon

  • May 27 – Student-Led Conferences
  • May 27 – PYP Exhibition (5th Grade)
  • May 29 – Elementary Assembly (8:15 a.m.)
  • May 31 – Senior Sendoff
  • May 31 – ASAs End
  • May 31 – STUCO Dance
    • Cost: $10
    • Permission slips were due May 24.
  • June 5 – Elementary Sports Day and Picnic
  • June 7 – Elementary Assembly
  • June 7 – Report Card Distribution
  • June 7 – Last Day of School (Early Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.)

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – REFLECTIVE

Homework for May 20-24 (Week 35)

  1. Read for at least 30 minutes each night. Complete the online reading log OR one on paper. (Copies are available in class).
  2. Explore some lessons on IXL.com and / or Khan Academy in the following areas:
    • Math
      • Multiplying Fractions (S.1 – S.14)
      • Explore Fifth Grade Topics
    • Language
      • Sentences, Fragments, & Run-ons (CC.1 – CC.10) *STRUCTURE*
      • Sentence Variety (P.1)
      • Explore Fifth Grade Topics
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 3,439 questions and almost 23 hours on IXL. 
    • Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 6 can be reviewed.**
  3. Reflect back on Week 34 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  4. Note: Homework is due on Fridays.**Check back later in the week for additional homework related to in-class discussions and activities.

 

Announcements

  1. Library is scheduled weekly on Mondays from 9:30 – 10:10 a.m.
    • Be sure to bring your book bag!
    • Be ready to… BREAK OUT!
  2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
    • Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
  3. Fifth Grade is sponsoring a shoes and clothing drive to support Stand Proud.
    • May 14-20
    • Donate shoes and clothing, thoroughly cleaned and in good condition.
  4. We will be seeing our buddies on Wednesday.

Coming Soon

  • May 14-20 – Shoe and Clothing Drive
  • May 25 – Color Run (11:00 a.m.)
  • May 27 – Student-Led Conferences
  • May 31 – ASAs End
  • May 31 – STUCO Dance
    • Cost: $10
    • Permission slips due May 24
  • June 5 – Elementary Sports Day and Picnic
  • June 7 – Elementary Assembly
  • June 7 – Report Card Distribution
  • June 7 – Last Day of School (Early Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.)

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – REFLECTIVE

Homework for May 13-17 (Week 34)

  1. Read for at least 30 minutes each night. Complete the online reading log OR one on paper. (Copies are available in class).
  2. Explore some lessons on IXL.com and / or Khan Academy in the following areas:
    • Math
      • Three-Dimensional Figures (AA.1 – AA.5) **Multiple Source**
      • Units of Measurement (N.1 – N.19)
      • Multiplying Fractions (S.1 – S.14)
      • Word Problems
    • Language
      • Sentences, Fragments, & Run-ons (CC.1 – CC.10) *STRUCTURE*
      • Synonyms and Antonyms (V.1 – V.6)
      • Sentence Variety (P.1)
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 2,990 questions and over 27 hours on IXL. 
    • Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 6 can be reviewed.**
  3. Reflect back on Week 34 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  4. Note: Homework is due on Fridays.**Check back later in the week for additional homework related to in-class discussions and activities.

    Announcements

    1. We will not have Library at our regularly scheduled time this week due to MAP testing.
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
      • Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
    3. We will be doing the MAP Math Test on Monday.
      • Get a good sleep.
      • Eat a healthy breakfast.
      • Relax!
    4. Fifth Grade will be hosting a pool party on Wednesday, May 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
      • Cost: $7.00 ($5.00 is you bring a food donation to share)
      • Purpose: To raise money to support Stand Proud
      • Supervision will be provided
    5. Fifth Grade is sponsoring a shoes and clothing drive to support Stand Proud
      • May 14-20
      • Donate shoes and clothing, thoroughly clean and in good condition
    6. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 17, in recognition of Liberation Day.

 

Coming Soon

  • May 13 – MAP Testing (Math)
  • May 14-20 – Shoe and Clothing Drive
  • May 15 – Pool Party
  • May 17 – No School (Liberation Day)
  • May 27 – Student-Led Conferences
  • May 31 – ASAs End

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – REFLECTIVE

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