Week of April 5- April 9.

Welcome back! I can’t believe we are in April as a 5th grade class.

Monday:
**Reminder- Tutoring Today until 4:30 PM*
In reading, we will practice on iReady to get our minutes in. We will spend time talking about the writing process and viewing prompts. We will also practice skills on IXL. In Social Studies, we will get project work time. In Math, we will practice on iReady and keep practicing with fractions. We will end the day with Science where we will talk about our state exam for Science!
Homework: Math Worksheet.

Tuesday:
We will spend our morning in ELA doing one last “Mock FSA” run through where we get 2 hours to read, plan, and write for our essay. When we return from lunch, we will talk about our experience and any last questions we have. We will continue to have project work time for Social Studies. In Math, we will work with fractions as a class and independently. We will end the day with Science where we will continue to review for our state exam.
Homework: Math Worksheet.

Wednesday:
**Early Release @ 1:30.**
We will spend our morning in ELA doing a reading lesson with a short story. We will ask any final questions we may have about the Writing FSA. We will also have time to practice on iReady. In Math, we will continue to work with fractions, mixed numbers, and practice simplifying! We will spend our time in Health setting goals for the FSA writing exam.

Thursday:
**FSA Writing Day**
We will spend our morning focusing on our FSA Writing. In the afternoon, we will get Social Studies project work time. We will play some Math games and we will end the day with Science where we will watch a video!

Friday:
We will spend our morning discussing our experience as writers on the FSA before doing a fun reading lesson to wrap up the week. We will get time to hear our class read aloud, “Tiger Rising.” We will have our last project work time in Social Studies before turning in our projects on Monday. We will have a fraction review day where we work in groups to review multiplying fractions with simplifying and creating mixed numbers out of improper fractions. We will end the day with a Science activity.

Week of March 29-April 2!

Another week to keep learning together! I am so excited and I can’t believe it is already April. I will cherish these last two months learning as a class!

Monday:
*Reminder, tutoring until 4:30 PM!*
With one week until our writing FSA, we will focus very heavily on writing essays this week! We will discuss the writing process and reflect on the essays we have written. We will practice iReady in Reading to warm up our brains for the day. In Social Studies, we will learn all about the project we are going to be working on this week. We will spend time on iReady in Math before working with simplifying fractions. In Science, we will read about the circulatory system and answer questions!
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it.
Math Worksheet.

Tuesday:
We will start the day getting our topic for the next informative essay. We will read to gather information as a class then begin to plan out our essay using outlines. We will begin writing and get as far as we can in the time we have to write. In Social Studies, we will continue to work on our project. In Math, we will have one more day to practice with simplifying fractions. In Science, we will begin to discuss different organs and their functions focusing on the skeleton, skin, and muscles.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it.
Math worksheet.

Wednesday:
*Reminder- Early Release at 1:30!*
In the morning, we will practice iReady Reading before continuing to write our informative essays. We will pace ourselves to finish our writing today so that we can discuss and reflect on the process. In Math, we will spend time practicing our iReady Math lessons. After, we will learn how to change an improper fraction to a mixed number. When we come back from P.E., we will end the day in Health discussing our goals.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it.
Finish Math Google classroom work.

Thursday:
*Reminder- Tutoring until 4:30 PM!*

Today, we will practice “on the spot” essay writing. When we come in, we will get our passages and our prompt. We will start to plan out independently and immediately start to write our essay. We will spend the whole morning composing and turn in our essays. In Social Studies, we will get project work time and check in with how far along we are in our projects. In Math, we will spend time practicing converting mixed numbers and improper fractions. We will end the day with Science where we continue to read about the skeleton, muscles, and skin. We will also talk about the quiz we will have Friday in Science about the respiratory system, circulatory system, and skin, muscles and the skeleton.
Homework: Science Study guide.

Friday:
*Science Quiz Today*
In the morning, we will practice again “on the spot essay writing. When we come in, we will get our passages and our prompt. We will start to plan out independently and immediately start to write our essay. We will spend the whole morning composing and turn in our essays. We will read some “Tiger Rising” as a reward for the hard work we did all week. In Social Studies, we will watch Episode 5 of Liberty Kids. In Math, we will review both simplifying and converting fractions and mixed numbers. We will end the day taking a short Science quiz.

Week of March 22-March 26!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a lovely break and I am excited to be back. We are in the final homestretch of the year!

Monday:
*Tutoring: 4:30 PM*
We will spend time Monday in ELA doing iReady, talking about informative essays, and reading about influential women to continue our discussion about Women’s History Month. We will watch an episode of Liberty Kids before starting our next chapter of Social Studies. In Math, we will practice working with mixed numbers. We will work on reducing, adding, and subtracting! We will also get time on iReady for Math. We will end the day finally getting to get into our textbooks for Science.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it.

Tuesday:
We will spend ELA getting our next topic for writing and reading about a powerful woman. We will write informative essays on different types of rocks. In Social Studies, we will continue to read about the Revolutionary War. During Math, we will continue to add and subtract mixed numbers. We will end the day continuing to talk about different plant systems.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it.

Wednesday:
*Reminder: Early Release at 1:30*
In both Math and Reading, we will spend time practicing on iReady. We will continue to work on researching women that have made history for Women’s History Month. We will begin writing our next essay which will be an informative essay about different types of rocks. In Math, we will continue to practice subtracting mixed numbers as well as reducing fractions. We will end the day with Health.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it.

Thursday:
*Reminder: Tutoring until 4:30 PM!*
We will continue to draft our informative essays and pace ourselves to finish them! We will continue to practice our reading skills as we read biographies and informational text about the lives of historic women. In Social Studies, we will continue to read our chapter about the Revolutionary Wars and work within our textbook. We will review adding and subtracting mixed numbers in Math to prepare for a test on Friday. We will end the day finishing reading the lesson in Science that we started on Tuesday!
Homework: Math Study Guide.

Friday!
In reading, we will finish reflecting on our essays as well as revise and edit anything that we want to change. We will wrap up our topic of Women’s History month and talk about the things we gained from learning about it. We will also get time to read our read aloud, “A Tiger Rising”. In Social Studies, we will do Savvas activities to reflect on the learning we did in the textbook. We will get plenty of time in Math to take our math quiz about fractions and mixed numbers. We will end the day by completing some Savvas activities about our first chapter in Science.

Have a great weekend! I will see everyone next week.

Week of March 8-March 11!

Monday:
*Reminder- Tutoring until 4:30 PM!*
Welcome back! It is our last week before Spring Break! Today in reading, we will talk about Women’s History Month. We will get information about the background and start to discuss influential women. We will talk about strong persuasive essays as a class and get some iReady time. In Social Studies, we will continue to talk about the battles of the American Revolution using our textbooks. In Math, we will talk about improper fractions and mixed numbers and get some iReady time. We will end the day with talking about our next unit for Science, the human body.

Tuesday:
In reading, we will continue to research about influential women using informational texts. We will as a class edit an argumentative essay to practice revisions. In Social Studies, we will do some Savvas activities to finish up our chapter about the battles of the American Revolution War. We will continue to work with mixed numbers and fractions in Math before we end the day exploring the human and plant systems.

Wednesday:
*Reminder early release at 1:30 PM!*
We will spend time in both subjects today practicing on iReady. In Reading, we will continue to discuss influential women and Women’s History Month. In Math, we will work on adding mixed numbers and changing improper fractions into mixed numbers. We will end the day talking about emotions in Health.

Thursday:
**Reminder- Tutoring until 4:30 PM!**
We will spend this time wrapping up our topics before our Spring Break! We will have a discussion and do some activities to finish discussing Women’s History Month. We will discuss the next type of essays that we will practice. We will spend time watching Liberty Kids in Social Studies. To celebrate how far we have come this year, we will watch a movie to end our day!

Friday- NO SCHOOL!

Week of March 1- March 5.

Welcome back! I can’t believe we are already in March.

Monday:
**Reminder: Tutoring until 4:30 PM today!**
In Reading, we will start to preview our genre of the week. We will be working with an informational text so we will review our anchor chart and start to discuss the topic. We will also start working on another essay that we will discuss Monday. In Social Studies, we will work in our books to learn about the effects of the American Revolution being in the homeland of the colonists. We will continue in Math to practice adding fractions and finding common denominators. We will end the day with Science where will start discussing our new topic of the Human and Plant Systems.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it. Additional Practice pg. 95.

Tuesday:
As always, Tuesday will be our busy reading day. We will read our weekly text, “Rocks and Fossils” and we will answer the Check for Understanding Questions. We will continue to talk and plan for our next essay. In Social Studies, we will continue to read about the battles on the homeland of the colonists. In Math, we will use what we know about common denominators to start subtracting fractions. We will end the day previewing our next unit for Science.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it. Additional Practice pg. 97.

Wednesday:
*Early Release at 1:30 PM!*
Today, we will continue to discuss our informational text about rocks and fossils. We will start to begin writing our next essay and do just as a great of a job as the last essay we completed. In Math, we will work on practicing adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. We will get time to practice our skills on iReady for both subjects.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and log it. Additional Practice pg. 99

Thursday!
**Reminder- Tutoring until 4:30 PM today.**
Today, we will continue to work on writing our essays. We will also continue to deep read our text and learn more about rocks and fossils. In Social Studies, we will finish reading about the battles on the homelands of the colonists and start to do some activities. In Math, we will review to practice for a quiz we will have on Friday about adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. We will end the day by starting our first lesson for the new chapter in Science.
Homework: Math Study Guide- Review Problems

Friday! Yay!
We will wrap up both our essays for the week as well as wrap up discussing our informational text. “Rocks and Fossils”. We will look at an example of a strong persuasive essay written by a fifth grade student. In Social Studies, we will watch the next episode of Liberty Kids. We will take a short quiz in Math about adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. We will end the day with a fun Science activity.
No homework! Have a great weekend.