Monday, December 17, 2012

Week of December 17 - 21, 2012

Wednesday HW
1.  Grammar test on Sentences on Thursday December 20.  Students have four corrected packages from which to study for this multiply choice and paragraphing writing test.
2.  Book report # 2 is due on January 18.
3.  Students can bring some snack foods, that include fruit, on Friday afternoon.

Monday HW
1.  Math Text:  Show What You Know pp. 200-201 # 1-8 as practice for Wednesday's test.
2.  Unit 5 final test on Data Management on Wednesday December 19.
3.  Grammar test on sentences Thursday December 20.  Students have four corrected packages to study from for this test.
4.  $5 electronics afternoon fundraiser for Project Penda on Wednesday.  Students can bring their own electronic items or use school laptops/desktops.  We are prohibiting use of Facebook and Youtube during this time.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Week of December 10 - 14, 2012

Friday HW
1.  Math Data Management Test rescheduled to Wednesday December 19.
2.  MMS pages 74-75.  Most students completed this in class today.

I'm just in a state of disbelief after news of the school shooting in Connecticut.  Please spare a moment in your thoughts for the families of the children and teaching staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  There are no words....

Thursday HW
1.  Finish Journal touch up.  I prefer a pen copy for the polished version.
2.  Complete Mandala wheel art activity that we started last week and continued today.
3.  Final Data Management test for Unit 5 is scheduled tentatively for next Tuesday December 18.

This video from last night's Hurricane Sandy benefit had a few fans in the class:

Wednesday HW
1.  MMS pages 74-75
2.  Two page journal anecdote using story dice icons as a starting point:  "An unlikely day in a most unusual place."
3.  Final Data Management test for Unit 5 tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday, December 18.
An interesting video from the University of Nottingham.  They have a whole series on the periodic table of elements. 
Tuesday HW
1.  Story Dice journal due on Thursday.
2.  Social Studies booklet page 7.

Monday HW
1.  Mean, Median and miode 3.0 worksheet due tomorrow.
2.  Test Pack # 5 (distributed last Tuesday) is due tomorrow with corrections and a parent signature.
3.  Math makes Sense pages 72-73 if you haven't completed it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Week of December 3 - 7, 2012

Thursday HW
1.  Mean Median and Mode 2.0 practice sheet.  I marked all the ones that were handed in today and the common error was in the Median area.  Students were not re-ordering the set of data from smallest to greatest before locating the middle number.  As well, some students were not averaging the two middle numbers if the set had an even amount of numbers.
2.  MMS booklet pages 72-73.
3.  Data management quiz on Monday December 10 on Unit 5, Lessons 1,2 and 4.
4.  Test pack #5 with parent signature and corrections is due on Tuesday December 11.

Wednesday HW
1.  Journal on five senses based on The Giver.  Due tomorrow.
2.  Mean, Median and Mode practice sheet for tomorrow.
3.  Data Management quiz on unit 5, lessons 1,2 and 4 on Monday December 10.
4.  Test Pack #5 is due with a parent signature and corrections on Tuesday December 11.

Tuesday HW
1.  Spelling Text page 39 # 2,3; page 40 # 8; and page 41 (Haiku draft only, on your endangered animal).  We started this last week in class and worked on it again today.
2.  Grammar package #4, started in class today.  We are building an impressive background of sentence theory to improve our writing style (Simple, Compound and Complex sentences; Inverted and Natural order, Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative and Exclamatory styles).  Students should gradually be employing their understanding of these aspects to make changes in their writing.  We will be emphasizing their use in Journals.
3.  MMS pages 70-71.
4.  Test package # 5 was handed out today and is due (with corrections and a parent signature) on Tuesday December 11.  It contains three dictations,  a patterning unit test, a geometry quiz and unit test and a play critique rubric.  The critiques themselves are on our boards and contain written feedback.

Music on a Monday (on Tuesday).  I heard some kids whistling Queen songs today in class, so here we go...

Monday HW
1.  Science -- Formal letter practice draft is due tomorrow.
2.  Social Studies booklet page 5.