Homework for Mar. 18-22 (Week 28)

  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
      • *Angles (Z.1 – Z.5)
      • Data and Graphs (J.1 – J.8)
      • Logical Reasoning
      • Word Problems (R.15)
    • Language
      • Verb Tense (HH.1 – HH.8)
      • Greek and Latin Roots (S.1 – S.6)
      • Character Descriptions (F.1 – F.3)
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 3,658 questions and over 33 hours on IXL. Another great week of learning!
    • Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 4 and 5 can be reviewed.**
  3. Reflect back on Week 27 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!
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
      1. Alert: We will be SWIMMING this week.

 

Coming Soon

  • Mar. 20 – Eric Carle Exhibition – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Mar. 22 – Swim Gala

  • Mar. 25-Apr. 5 – Spring Break

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – RISK-TAKER

Homework for Mar. 11-15 (Week 27)

  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
      • *Add and Subtract Fractions with like denominators (Q.1 – Q.14)
      • Add and Subtract Fractions with unlike denominators (R.1 – R.7)
      • Logical Reasoning
      • Word Problems (R.15)
    • Language
      • Homophones (W.1 – W.3)
      • Supporting Details (N.3 – N.4)
      • Effects of Figurative Language on Meaning and Tone (E.6)
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 4,218 questions and almost 32 hours on IXL. WOW!!
  3. Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 4 and 5 can be reviewed.**
  4. Reflect back on Week 26 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  5. 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!
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
      1. Alert: We will be SWIMMING this week.

 

Coming Soon

  • Mar. 13 – Mix-it-Up Picnic
  • Mar. 15 – Elementary Talent Show
  • Mar. 17 – Cafe Music Smile Service Learning Event – CAC
  • Mar. 20 – Eric Carle Exhibition – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Mar. 22 – Swim Gala
  • Mar. 25-Apr. 5 – Spring Break

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – RISK-TAKER

Homework for Mar. 4 – 8 (Week 26)

  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
      • *Adding and Subtracting Fractions (Q.1 – Q.14)
      • Logical Reasoning
    • Language
      • Adjectives (JJ.1 – JJ.13)
      • Linking Words (M.1 – M.4)
      • Similes & Metaphors (E.2 – E.4)
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 2,586 questions and almost 22 hours on IXL. 
  3. Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 4 can be reviewed.**
  4. Reflect back on Week 25 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  5. 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!
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
    3. ASAs Resume this week.

Coming Soon

  • Mar. 4 – Trimester 3 ASAs begin
  • Mar. 8 – Parent Workshop (*Recommended in anticipation of next year’s Grade 5 Exhibition) – 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Mar. 13 – Mix-it-Up Picnic
  • Mar. 15 – Elementary Talent Show
  • Mar. 20 – Eric Carle Exhibition – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Mar. 22 – Swim Gala
  • Mar. 25-Apr. 5 – Spring Break

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – RISK-TAKER

Homework for Feb. 25 – Mar. 1 (Week 25)

  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:
    • *Fractions 
    • *Mixed Number Computation*
    • Measurement
    • Logical Reasoning
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 2,284 questions and almost 19 hours on IXL. 
  3. Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 4 can be reviewed.**
  4. Reflect back on Week 24 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  5. 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!
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
    3. Eighth Grade students have invited us to view their Natural Disasters Exhibit on Monday.
    4. We will be spending time with our buddies on Wednesday.
    5. Our big Eric Carle collaboration with our buddies will occur on Thursday or Friday.
    6. NO ASAs this week.
    7. The high school basketball tournament begins on Friday.

Coming Soon

  • Mar. 4 – Trimester 3 ASAs begin
  • Mar. 20 – Eric Carle Exhibition – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Mar. 22 – Swim Gala

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – CARING

Homework for Feb. 18-22 (Week 24)

  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:
    • *Metric Measurement*
    • *Multidigit Multiplication* (several strategies – partitioned rectangle, partial product, lattice)
    • Logical Reasoning
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 2,347 questions and almost 18 hours on IXL. 
  3. Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 3 and 4 can be reviewed.**
  4. Reflect back on Week 23 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  5. 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!
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.

Coming Soon

  • Feb. 23 – Dodgeball Tournament

  • Mar. 4 – Trimester 3 ASAs begin
  • Mar. 22 – Swim Gala

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – CARING

I “CARE” About Reading and Writing Week

Author of the Week: Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon

Challenge: Read and record books to add to our reading rainbow

Monday, February 18

  • Dress Up: Pajama Day
  • Kick0off Assembly: 8:15 a.m.
  • D.E.W.: Card of Caring (for classmate)

Tuesday, February 19

Wednesday, February 20

  • Dress Up: Hat Day
  • Mix-It Up Picnic: 11:15 a.m. (Read with Buddies) – Parents are invited to attend and read with you, as well
  • D.E.W.: Letter of Appreciation (to staff)

Thursday, February 21

  • Dress Up: Twin Day
  • D.E.W.: Venn Diagram and composition comparing author’s books

Friday, February 22

  • Celebratory Assembly: 8:15 a.m.
  • Dress Up: Rainbow Color (Sky / Light Blue)
  • D.E.W.: Reading / Writing Reflection

Homework for Feb. 11-15 (Week 23)

  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:
    • *Metric Measurement*
    • *Multidigit Multiplication* (several strategies)
    • Logical Reasoning
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 2,282 questions and spent just over 18 hours on IXL. 
  3. Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 3 and 4 can be reviewed.**
  4. Reflect back on Week 22 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  5. 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!
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.

Coming Soon

  • Feb. 18-22 – I Love to Read and Write Week
  • Feb. 23 – Dodgeball Tournament

  • Mar. 4 – Trimester 3 ASAs begin
  • Mar. 22 – Swim Gala

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – CARING

Homework for Feb. 4-8 (Week 22)

  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:
    • *Metric Measurement*
    • *Multidigit Multiplication*
    • Logical Reasoning
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 2,282 questions and spent just over 18 hours on IXL. 
  3. Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 3 and 4 can be reviewed.**
  4. Reflect back on Week 21 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  5. 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!
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen. (Welcome back Mr. Wilson! Thank you, Ms. Toni, for helping us learn badminton, while Mr. Wilson was away!)
    3. If you are participating in this years Talent Show, please return your permission slip as soon as possible. It is due on Thursday, Feb. 7.
    4.  We will be meeting with our buddies on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Coming Soon

  • Feb. 18-22 – I Love to Read and Write Week
  • Feb. 23 – Dodgeball Tournament

  • Mar. 4 – Trimester 3 ASAs begin
  • Mar. 22 – Swim Gala

 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month – CARING

Homework for Jan. 28-Feb. 1 (Week 21)

  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:
    • *Metric Measurement*
    • *Multidigit Multiplication*
    • Logical Reasoning
    • **A Scholar has a goal: This week, we answered 2,776 questions and spent almost 23 hours on IXL. 
  3. Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 3 can be reviewed.**
  4. Reflect back on Week 20 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.
  5. 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!
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen. (Welcome back Mr. Wilson! Thank you, Ms. Toni, for helping us learn badminton, while Mr. Wilson was away!)

Coming Soon

  1. Feb. 18-22 – I Love to Read and Write Week

Homework for Jan. 21-25 (Week 20)

Thank you to those who are faithfully checking the blog, pensively posting on the padlets, logging in to the various online resources, and carefully completing tasks on Google Classroom. Your efforts and engagement are appreciated!!!

    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:
      • *Metric Measurement*
      • *Multidigit Multiplication*
      • Logical Reasoning
      • **A Scholar has a goal: Over the break, we answered 3,732 questions and spent almost 43 hours on IXL. 
    3. Log on and “Launch” into some learning with Everyday Math. (Note: Log on information is in your planner.) **Alert: Any lessons in Unit 3 can be reviewed.**
    4. Reflect back on Week 19 and complete the “Reflection: Learning Habits” form.

    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.
      • Since we will miss our official library time this week, you will be able to check out books at another time. 
    2. P.E. is scheduled weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Come dressed to exercise – sneakers, hat, sunscreen.
    3. We will be spending time with our buddies on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m.
    4. Report Cards will be distributed on Wednesday.
    5. We will have our first elementary assembly of 2019 on Friday at 8:15 a.m.

Tackling Tough Topics with Technology

Tuesday was terrific as we tackled a few tough topics using technology today.

Which type of figurative language did was used in that first sentence?

Using the documents and resources on Google Classroom, we tried to expand our repertoire of figurative language. Personification and idioms proved to be the most challenging. An idiom is a phrase or expression that has a meaning different from what the words actually say.  Below is a list of additional resources that illustrate the literal meaning of idioms.

Challenge: Choose an idiom from one of the sites and illustrate the literal meaning. Be sure to include the written version of the idiom and it’s figurative meaning. When you are done, scan and send your image to Mrs. Rupp or bring in the hard copy when you return to school.

PERSONification is a form of figurative language very common in literature, animated movies, and advertising as writers bring inanimate (nonliving) objects to life. This form of figurative language is not too tricky to recognize, but it is somewhat challenging to craft effectively.

In the following video clip, the dishes are personified. If you were going to write a description of this scene, what would you say?

Mathematically, metric measurement merged with our work with decimals and fractions. We looked at how to represent measurements of centimeters and meters as decimals and fractions, and discussed how to convert these numbers in multiple ways. We also compared decimals and ensured that we could provide evidence in multiple ways.

Finally, we used two of our cardinal directions (north and south) in an activity related to our central idea of struggle and survival. First, we recorded our Stance (S) about struggle and survival. Sentence stems starting out as “I think that struggle /survival is…” or “I believe that struggle / survival is…” We then thought about what we Need (N) to know about struggle and survival. What questions or wondering we might have. We will look at the other directions (E / W) on Friday.

 

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