Week of January 25- January 29.

Welcome back, 5th grade. I can’t believe we are in the last week of January already. Let’s have a great week!

Monday:
*Reminder: Tutoring until 4:30 PM!*
We will jump right back into learning with previewing our weekly text and discussing the constitution. We will get some iReady minutes in and also pick our reasons for our persuasive essay so we can start creating our outline. In Social Studies, we will do activities on Savvas related to the French and Indian War. In Math, we will review decimals place value and preview our next unit of division with decimals. We will also get some iReady math time in. In Science, we will watch a video about energy and have a discussion before previewing our next unit!
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it. Math worksheet.

Tuesday: Today we will be busy writing, reading, learning math, doing Science and so much more! We will start to read our weekly informational text, “The Bill of Rights” as well as answers our story questions about what we read. We will start to explain our reasons for our persuasive essay. In Social Studies, we will start reviewing for our Chapter test on Friday. In Math, we will continue to practice with decimals. In Science, we will start to discuss our next unit on force and motion!
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it. Math worksheet.

Wednesday:
*Reminder: Early Release at 1:30 PM!*
We will continue to explore our weekly nonfiction text as well as discuss text structures and text features. We will also get some iReady time. We will make progress on our outline, hopefully finishing and being ready to write Thursday and Friday. We will finally get into our next unit about division with decimals and practice with powers of 10s. We will have a health lesson where we discuss emotions and how to handle them!
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it. Math Additional Practice pg. 79 #1-18.

Thursday:
*Reminder: Tutoring until 4:30 PM!*
We will continue to work on our weekly story as well as explore another nonfiction text to practice with text features and text structure. We will start to independently write our persuasive essays that we have worked hard on planning! In Social Studies, we will review for our Chapter test on Friday. In Math, we will continue to practice division with decimals, this time working with estimating. We will end the day with Science where we will get into our Force and Motion chapter.
Homework: Study for Social Studies and Reading Tests on Friday.

Friday:
*Social Studies & Reading Tests today!*
We will be busy wrapping up our week. We will take a test on text feature and text structure in the morning before working on our writing. We will get time to listen to our class read aloud, “A Bridge to Terabithia”. In Social Studies, we will take our test on Chapter 4: Life in the Settlements. In Math, we will practice what we have worked on all week and do some 99math! We will end the day with Science where will continue to explore force and motion.
Homework: No homework! Enjoy your weekend.

Week of January 19-21!

Monday: NO SCHOOL! Enjoy the extra day to stay home and relax.

Tuesday!

Let’s start the week off right! We will spend reading workshop getting iReady minutes before previewing our reading for the week. We will be focusing on Historical Fiction and hear a short story of historical fiction read aloud. We will hear the topic for our persuasive essay and come up with our claim. In Social Studies, we will start to explore the French and Indian War. In Math, we will be practicing division all week to prepare for Friday’s chapter test. In Science, we will do some activities on energy to also review and prepare for Friday’s test.

Homework: Read 20 minutes and Math worksheet.

Wednesday!

Wednesday, we will get right to work in reading and spend the morning reading our weekly story. We will talk all about the different story elements as well as the plot as we read. In Math, we will continue to practice division and get some iReady time. Some of us will work with a partner, some of us will work with Ms. Zaremski. In Health, we will continue exploring how our emotions make us who we are.

Homework: Read 20 minutes and Math worksheet.

Thursday!
**Reminder, tutoring until 4:30 PM!**

We will spend Thursday’s reading workshop talking about our weekly story, “The Scarlet Stockings Spy”. We will determine the themes and make inferences using what we read and what we know. We will keep it up and writing our persuasive essay. In Social Studies, we will continue to read and talk about the French and Indian War. In Math, we will do a division escape room to prepare for tomorrow’s test. In Science, we will play a Kahoot to prepare for tomorrow’s test.

Homework: Study for Math and Science tests.

Friday!
**Math test and Science test**

In Reading workshop, we will wrap up the week by talking about our reading. We will make some progress on our persuasive essay before getting time to listen to our class read aloud, “A Bridge to Terabithia”. In Social Studies, we will do some activities that will teach us more about we learned all week. Both Math and Science time will be spent taking our tests so we can move on to exciting new topics next week! I am excited to see the progress we have been making in all of our subjects.

No homework.

Week of January 11-January 15.

Welcome back. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Monday:
**Reminder Tutoring until 4:30 PM**
We will kick off the week strong! We will share about our weekends before gaining some iReady reading minutes. After, we will talk about The Underground Railroad and historical fiction. We will also get back into our shared, class essay. In Social Studies, we will continue to talk about slavery and how it became widespread in North America. In Math, we will also gain some iReady minutes before trying out a new division strategy. We will end the day with Science where we will take a practice quiz and preview the next chapter about electrical circuits.
Homework: Math Additional Practice pg. 69. & Read 20 minutes.

Tuesday:
We will begin the day in reading workshop diving into reading our historical fiction text for the week, “Keep Mr. John Holton Alive.” We will make predictions and discuss the plot as we read. We will answer some reading questions. Next, we will start to see our class essay come together and transform our outline into writing. In Social Studies, we will finish our chapter about slavery and talk about the main takeaways we learned. We will continue to practice partial product division in Math. In Science, we will start to read about electrical circuits!
Homework: Math- Finish Practice Buddy & Read 20 minutes.

Wednesday:
**Reminder early release at 1:30.**
We will continue to explore our weekly text, “Keep Mr. John Holton Alive.” We will look deeply at the characters and discuss their traits, motivations, and actions in the text. We will work at transforming our class essay in writing. We will gain some iReady reading lesson time. In Math, we will learn a new division strategy and keep practicing. We will also gain some iReady minutes. We will end the day talking about Health!
Homework: Math worksheet & Read 20 minutes.

Thursday:
**Reminder: Tutoring until 4:30.**
Thursday will be a busy day! In Reading workshop, we will look for text evidence and closely at the details in “Keep Mr. John Holton Alive.” We will talk about theme and try to determine themes for this story. We will start to revise and edit our class essay. In Social Studies, we will do activities from our Chapter about slavery to better understand this issue and time in History. In Math, we will review and practice division. If we are ready, we will learn our last strategy for dividing. In Science, we will read about electrical circuits and prepare for our experiment on Friday!
Homework: Math Additional Practice pg. 71. & Read 20 minutes.

Friday:
**Social Studies Quiz and Reading Quiz**.
Friday, we will prepare to show what we know on a couple of quizzes. In Reading, we will take a reading quiz about theme and characters. You will see some of your weekly vocabulary words on the quiz. We will wrap up our class essay and get it ready to give to the 4th grade class to give them a great example of a persuasive essay. In Social Studies, we will take a short quiz about slavery. Students can use their textbooks during the quiz for refreshers. In Math, we will do an Esti-Mystery before doing a division practice game independently. We will end the day with Science where we will experiment with an electrical circuit.

NO HOMEWORK! ENJOY YOUR 3 DAY WEEKEND.
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!

Happy New Year! Welcome back 5th grade. Week of Jan. 5- Jan. 8.

I have missed our classroom and learning together so much. I hope that everyone had a happy holiday season and got to enjoy some well deserved time to relax.

Monday- Reminder! No school for students.

Tuesday!
Welcome back and welcome to the second half of your 5th grade year. I am so happy to be back together. Today, we will meet our new student, Roberto and welcome him to our classroom. We will start to preview the type of reading we will be doing for the week. We will start to plan a small writing activity that we will work on throughout the week. In Social Studies, we will revisit life for the colonists. We will review what their life was like and how it was different in different areas. In Math, we will practice dividing by breaking up our numbers and using models. We will end the day with Science where we will keep working on energy, but focus on electrical energy and charges.

Wednesday!
Reminder- Early Release @ 1:30!
Today, we will dive into our weekly realistic fiction story “Love & Art”. We will spend a good amount of our morning time both reading and discussing the story. We will revisit our writing and start to draft out our reasons and the explanations based on why we feel that way. In Math, we will continue to work with division. Today, we will learn how to use partial products to divide whole numbers. We will end the day with Health where we will talk about the importance of addressing our emotions.

Thursday!
Reminder- Tutoring today until 4:30 PM!
We will continue to discuss our weekly reading, “Love & Art”. We will talk about the plot, characters, and start to see if we can think of any themes the story shows. We will get some iReady time and start to use our outlines to write our persuasive writing piece. In Social Studies, we will start to talk about the hard topic of slavery in the life of the colonists. In Math, we will get some time practicing on iReady before continuing to practice division with partial products. In Science, we will continue to talk and experiment with electrical charges and electrical currents while we discuss electrical energy!

Friday!
We made it through our first week back!
We will wrap up the persuasive writing we have been doing for the week and finish up talking about our weekly story “Love & Art”. We will get to start our new chapter read aloud and learn a little bit about the next story we are reading together. We will continue to learn about the history of slavery in the colonies in Social Studies. In Math, we will continue to practice our division skills of dividing with either partial products or using models. In Science, we will wrap up our chapter about Electrical energy and share the main takeaways we learned.
If we have a great week, we can end the day with Toot or Boot and have some fun!

December 14-18!

Welcome back from the weekend! It is our last week before we are off for Winter break. I know it is going to be a great week in 5th grade as a class!

Monday- **Reminder** Tutoring until 4:30 PM!
Spirit Day- Winter Sock Day!

Monday-
We will spend time getting some iReady time and reading together as a class. We will explore different Winter holidays this week as well as talk about legends and dramas. In Social Studies, we will continue to talk about settlements and how daily life altered things for different people in different places. In Math, we will finish our diagnostic for iReady. In Science, we will finally start to explore electrical energy.
Homework- Read 20 minutes and log it.

Tuesday-
Spirit Day- Crazy Winter Hat Day
In Reading, we will continue to learn about Winter holidays. We will get some practice on IXL with different skills for different people! We will also practice learning about suffixes like last week. We will start a draft letter to our cow’s farm so Ms. Zaremski can send them to the farm over Winter break. In Social Studies, we will star to learn about how slavery was affecting the colonies. In Math, we will finally get to continue division! We will practice seeing our divisions using models. In Science, we will keep going with exploring our chapter about electrical energy!
Homework- Read 20 minutes and log it. Math Additional Practice pg. 67 #1-8.

Wednesday- **Reminder** Early release at 1:30 PM!
Spirit Day- Frozen Winter Wonderleand day
Today, we will get some time on iReady for our lessons in both Math and Reading. We will also continue to explore different Winter holidays and work with suffixes to learn even more endings of words. We will vote on our new read aloud book for when we return from break! In Math, we will learn a new strategy for multiplying decimals. In Health, we will talk about how emotions can be overwhelming and what we can do to cope with those feelings.
Homework- Read 20 minutes and log it. Math Additional Practice pg. 69 #1-13.

Thursday- **Reminder** Tutoring is cancelled!
Spirit Day- Ugly Sweater Day!
Today, we will continue to learn about Winter holidays by doing some reading activities. We will keep writing our letters to the cow’s farm and hopefully finish them and be ready to edit on Friday. We will continue to talk about settlements and slavery in Social Studies as we read and do activities in our textbook. In Math, we will practice our division skills. In Science, we will share what we learned about electrical energy and begin to explore electrical circuits.
Homework- Read 20 minutes and log it.

Friday! Last day before break!
Spirit Day- Candy Cane Day!
Happy Friday! We will finish up everything we need to do before enjoying our break! We will get to watch the film of “Wonder”, a book we have worked so hard to read through. We will do a few Social Studies activities to wrap up our discussion about settlements. We will have some fun reviewing Math with a Math game. We will end the day talking about Energy before we share what we are going to be up to for the break!
Homework- HAVE A FABULOUS WINTER BREAK!