Week of April 19- April 23.

The weeks of April are flying by! We are going to have a great week. We will not have homework this week or next week because we will work hard in class practicing for our FSA exams.

Monday:
*Tutoring until 4:30 PM!*
To begin our Monday in Reading, we will start with our iReady lessons. We will talk about test taking strategies for reading testing and set goals for our iReady Reading diagnostic. We will turn in our Social Studies project and begin to preview our next chapter about a whole new nation. We will start practicing different skills in Math to prepare for our FSA exam. We will also get time for our iReady Math lessons. We will also continue our practice worksheets in Science.

Tuesday:
This morning in reading, we will take our iReady Reading diagnostic. We will try our hardest so we can show everything we learned in 5th grade. We will continue exploring the United States after the war and see how the country is starting to be built up. We will continue practicing different skills in Math to prepare for our FSA exam. We will also continue our practice worksheets in Science.

Wednesday:
In Reading, we will have time to work through our iReady Reading diagnostic before doing a practice reading assignment. We will get time for our iReady lessons in Math before we continue to review the skills we went over earlier in the week on IXL. We will end the day with Ms. Natasha and Ms. Paige where we will talk about a self-care plan and mental health.

Thursday:
*Tutoring until 4:30 PM!*
We will debrief on our experience on our iReady diagnostic. We will give time for those of us who need to finish while others of us try out our new reading lessons on iReady. We will do a reading practice about Thunderstorms and then go over the correct answers. We will continue to discuss the United States and the process of building up their new, independent country. We will practice geometry in Math before ending the day with our practice worksheets in Science.

Friday! Yay!
We will have a reading comprehension quiz in the morning about all the different skills we have been practicing. We will have time to read our new read aloud. We will watch an episode of Liberty Kids as a Friday reward! Anyone who would like to share their projects will have a chance to share as well. We will practice with money in Math before ending our day with another Friday reward of Generation Genuis and a Kahoot!

Week of April 12- April 16

Hi panthers! Another great week ahead of us.

Monday:
**Tutoring until 4:30 PM**
Virtual students will come to Passport to complete their FSA Writes assessment. In the classroom, we will read and learn about the history of chocolate chip cookies to practice our reading skill. We will work on our iReady lessons and talk about the diagnostic we will be taking this week. We will continue to work on our Social Studies projects all week in class. In Math, we will review for a test we will take on Tuesday. We will practice for Science state testing using our study guides to end the day.

Tuesday!
We will spend time in the morning talking about test taking strategies before beginning our iReady Reading Diagnostic. In Social Studies, we will have project work time. We will take a Math test about multiplying fractions before we end the day with Science study guides!

Wednesday:
**Early Release @ 1:30 PM!*
We will spend time in the morning finishing our iReady diagnostic and working on iReady lessons for Reading. We will debrief by reading a story together as a class. In Math, we will talk about test taking strategies and practice multiplying mixed numbers. We will end the day with a Health lesson from Ms. Natasha and Ms. Paige about “self-care”.

Thursday:
*Reminder- Tutoring until 4:30 PM*
In the morning, we will practice our reading skills and review the different anchor charts for all the genres we have read all year. We will work on our Social Studies projects and do a progress check in on how far we are along in our project. We will spend Math time starting our iReady Math diagnostic before we end the day with Science where we are working through our practice FSA worksheets to prepare for our test.

Friday!
Yay! We made it through the week. In reading workshop, we will talk about different reading strategies and practice paying attention to details. We will get time for our read aloud “Tiger Rising”. When we return from lunch, we will watch an episode of “Liberty Kids” to unwind. We will continue taking our iReady Math diagnostic before we end the day in Science where we are working through our practice FSA worksheets to prepare for our test.


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.