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This week students will be taking a "piloted" MAP survey to allow me to better evaluate where they need help and to help them move towards Mastery.
Currently we are working on place value from ones to millions.
Students can work on their Math on this fun website that will keep track of their questions and answers. Click this link: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/school/t0n4
Students will be taking part in MAP testing this year, which is a great alternative to the old ANET. MAP testing will allow students to utilize the computers to take this test and will give me the data in order to help my students in areas that they need guidance and support while challenging them in the areas I know they can master with a little help.
AGENDAS: Students each have their own Agenda and we discuss as a class how important they are this year as they will be even more important when they go into the Middle School. Please feel free to write me notes in your students Agenda as I see them everyday.
Students will be working with Social Studies - United States History the Early Years. Our first unit is learning about the 13 Colonies.
In this class, students will be not only reading in class but as groups and independently. Students will become familiar with closed reading and will create a Close Reading Journal to help them identify Key Ideas and Details, Vocabulary, and Craft and Structure. Students will be working with reading comprehension and strategies to my students in not only tests but in their own independent reading, common core curriculum, and other areas of their learning.
Students will be responsible for a weekly Reading Log - students must read for 20 minutes each night and have and adult initial the paper. The Reading Log is found below in File.
Scholastic Book Order has been sent home - due online or in class by September 25.
Students will be working diligently on Writing as Grade 5 takes part in the Long Composition part of the Spring MCAS. Students in my class will have practice journals in which we will work on mastery in Narrative Writing, Informative, and Opinions. Students have also taken part in the Telegram and Gazette's Happy Time as something fun and exciting. Students have a monthly prompt in which they write about, we start off with a graphic organizer for Main Idea, details and Conclusion, we then move to rough drafts, peer editing and end with a Final draft.
September's Happy Times prompt: Famous person I would like to meet - due October 4.
In this class, students will be working with spelling and phonics to help them with understanding sounds and being able to sound out multisyllabic words.
Students will have a spelling list on Monday to review both in class and at home for a Spelling Test on Friday.
Students are required to write each word 5 times each and hand that in prior to their test. In class, students create grammatically correct sentences using the spelling words and we discuss them in class.
Spelling List for week of September 14, 2015:
Students will be working with Scott Foresman Science books and we have started on Water. We will be working with Science on Mondays and Wednesdays and try to get to do as many science projects as possible.
Our first Unit will be reading/discussing/learning about Water and it's importance.
Students will be creating their own water cycle as a test grade and will be able to use their notes.
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