Week of September 21-25

Another week of school is ahead of us and I can’t wait! We have quite the week to look forward to.

Monday- In reading workshop, we will continue to explore how journeys change people. This week, we will read historical fiction so today we will learn what it means for a text to be historical fiction. We will review story elements like setting and character. In Social Studies, we will continue talking about the exploration age. We will learn the importance of The Columbian Exchange. In Math, we will practice rounding decimals again. We will also get some iReady lesson time. To end the day, we will focus on learning about the outer planets in our solar system. We will also learn about the project we will be doing this week.

MONDAY: Rounding Decimals Homework & Read 15 minutes

*Reminder- Tutoring until 4:30 on Mondays!

Tuesday- In reading workshop, we will begin to read our weekly story “Pedro’s Journal”. We will read through his journal and continue talking about characteristics of historical fiction. In Social Studies, we will finish talking about The Columbian Exchange and review the key facts from our lesson. In math, we will review for our math test coming up on Wednesday. In Science, we will finish up talking about the outer planets and their characteristics.

TUESDAY: Study for Math test & Read 15 minutes.

Wednesday- Reminder** Early release today! In reading workshop, we will continue to explore our weekly reading through a class discussion about the characters and by answering reading comprehension questions. In math, we will take our Unit 1 test and get some iReady Math lesson time. This week in health, we will talk about the benefits of supporting others.

WEDNESDAY: Finish Reading Workshop Questions.

Thursday- In reading workshop, we will make inferences using our own knowledge and everything we have discovered this week from the text. In Social Studies, we will start to review the Age of Exploration to prepare for our test on Friday. We will begin our new unit in math by refreshing our strategies for addition and subtraction to prepare to start adding and subtracting decimals. Science, we will spend time reviewing for the test about the solar system we will be taking on Friday.

*Reminder- Tutoring until 4:30 on Thursdays!

THURSDAY: Study for Social Studies & Science Test. Science project due tomorrow!

Friday- We will end the week by having a test day to tie up some of the topics we have been working on. We will have a reading workshop quiz and open ended question to answer to show what we learned from this week’s text. In Social Studies, we will take our test on the Age of Exploration. In Math, we will begin to estimate the sums and differences of decimals. We will end the week by taking our Science Test and starting to share our Science Project.

Week of September 14-18

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am looking forward to a full week of learning together!


Monday- Today we will keep talking about informational text. We will listen to a read aloud and explore different text features. We will preview our new Social Studies chapter about exploration. In math, we will continue to learn about decimals. We will end the day by playing a Matter Jeopardy!

*Reminder, tutoring starts today!

HOMEWORK: Read 15 minutes and log it, Study for science!

Tuesday- We will start our weekly reading and practice using our vocabulary words and answering reading questions. We will begin to look at the first lesson in our new Social Studies unit. We will start comparing decimals and will end the day with our Science Test!

Tuesday Homework: TUESDAY: Math Homework (Savvas), Read 15 minutes and log it, 10 spelling sentences.

Wednesday- We will continue to explore our weekly reading by analyzing text features and continue to talk about the six traits of writing in ELA. In Math, we will begin to round with decimals. In health, we will talk about the benefits of positive self-talk and positive affirmations.

Wednesday Homework: WEDNESDAY: Math Homework (Savvas), Read 15 minutes and log it.

Thursday- We will close read our weekly informational text again to start making inferences using our background knowledge and clues from the text. In Math, we will continue working with decimals by rounding. In Social Studies, we will start to talk about Spain Explorers. In Science, we will start to preview our next unit about space.

Thursday Homework: THURSDAY: Math Homework (Savvas), Read 15 minutes and log it. Study for math quiz tomorrow!

Friday- We will wrap up learning about our informational texts by discussing some of the takeaways we learned and making inferences. We will practice writing conventions like capitalization and punctuation! In Social Studies, we will start to talk about The Colombian Exchange. We will take a math quiz. In Science, we will start to look at parts of a galaxy.

Friday Homework: ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

I can’t wait for another awesome week in 5th grade! See you there.

Week of September 8-11!

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend! We are back and ready to learn. This week will be busy!

Tuesday- We will continue to learn about what it means to be a “paper son” by close reading “Louie Share Kim, Paper Son” & “The Path to Paper Son”. We will practice finding text evidence to support our ideas. We will also set writing goals for the year. In math, we will discuss exponents and powers of ten! We finished our Social Studies unit on Friday so we will review Tuesday! In Science, we will continue to talk about physical changes of matter.

Tuesday Homework: Math Worksheet

Wednesday- We will continue to learn about what it means to be a “paper son” by comparing our two texts “Louie Share Kim, Paper Son” & “The Path to Paper Son”. We will review what it means to write with a clear, focused idea. In Health, we will talk about the benefits of positive self-talk. We will start to review decimals in math too!

Wednesday Homework: Math Worksheet

Thursday- We will spend time reading an article of informational text that talks about litter on the beaches. In writing, we will review what makes an essay organized and review different genres of writing. Our Social Studies assessment will be on Thursday as well! In Science, we will talk about chemical changes of matter. In math, we will continue to talk about decimals and review place value of decimal places.

Thursday Homework: Read for 20 minutes and Math Worksheet.

Friday- We will continue to discuss informational texts through talking about the “Garbage Patch article”. We will also review text features and text structure. In writing, we will discuss what it means to have a personal writing voice. We will preview our next Social Studies unit about exploration. In math, we will use what we learned this week about decimal place value to compare decimals. In Science, we will continue to explore matter by looking at mixtures and solutions.

Friday Homework: ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

I can’t wait for another awesome week in 5th grade! See you there.

Week of August 24-28

Hi, everyone! We are finally getting into the swing of being back in school. This week, we will start exploring our textbooks and get ready to begin learning this year.

Monday, we will be creating our class rules and thinking about having the right mindset to succeed in fifth grade. We will also practice our multiplication facts and begin a goal setting project.

Tuesday and Wednesday, we will start and finish taking our baseline assessments. This will help us see what lessons we should start the year with. We will continue our project and present them this week!

Thursday, we will read a short story and talk about plot and characters. We will continue to work with multiplication and start a Social Studies unit about civic responsibilities. In science, we will start a unit on matter!

Friday, we will continue our story and continue exploring matter and civic responsibility. We will use rounding in our multiplication review and recap for the week before the weekend!

Let’s get started! Come learn with us!

Week of August 17-21

Our second full week of school is already here!

I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know each other last week and some of our fun Zoom activities. The All About Me projects were a great way for me to learn about the class. A lot of students even had hobbies in common!

This week, we will be learning all about our log-in information and the different programs we will use in fifth grade. Each day we will meet as a class at 9 AM. After our class session, each student will be told when to join a Zoom with Ms. Zaremski to practice logging in to our programs.

We will be working on creating another fun project this week that helps us set forth goals for 5th grade.

We will also play some fun Zoom games along the way! I can’t wait for another week of school.