Week of 5/8
We will finish up our unit on capitalization and punctuation this week. We will have a test Friday. We will continue to read Bud, Not Buddy and work on some reading comprehension skills.
Week of 5/1
Wordly Wise 20 due Monday. Spelling and Wordly Wise test Tuesday. Wednesday is the Living Wax Museum of American Historical Figures. We will discuss writing exam and work on adding supporting details Thursday. Writing Exam is Friday.
We will continue reading and discussing Bud, Not Buddy
Week of 4/24
Wordly Wise 19 due Monday. Spelling and vocabulary test Tuesday. Robert Frost poem recited Wednesday. Continue working with capitalization in writing on Thursday.
Race Day is Friday. Students should wear their green Race Day shirt. They may wear school appropriate shorts and tennis shoes. We will be outside most of the day, so please be mindful of the sun.
Week of 4/18
No Wordly Wise this week. We will go over the Writing Exam rubric and look at examples. Students will be given a packet to keep and review to prepare for the Writing Exam that will be at the end of April or first of May. We will do our final school practice exam and score it based on the rubric. We will begin reviewing and learning new capitalization skills. Students will be given a work packet with notes and practice.
Robert Frost poem is due next Wednesday.
Week of 4/10
This week begins Holy Week. We will dismiss Thursday at noon. There will be no lunch and no after care services. We will observe a Living Stations of the Cross production by the 8th grade students at 11:00.
Wordly Wise 18 due Monday and the test will be Tuesday. Wednesday we will begin discussing essay and rubric for the end of year writing test.
Students should know at least half of the Robert Frost poem by the end of the week.
Week of 4/3
English - Wordly Wise 17 due this week.
We will review all parts of the sentence and test Thursday.
April is National Poetry Month. Students will be required to learn and recite the Robert Frost poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". It will be due April 26. The poem is attached in my file at the bottom of the page.
Literature - We will read and discuss story elements from chapters of Bud, Not Buddy
Week of 3/27
WW16 Spelling and Vocabulary Test this week.
We will continue our unit on pronouns and work with pronoun/antecedant reference and indefinite pronouns
Mass is Monday at 9:45 with Bishop Kopacz
Denim Day is Friday benefitting Walls Food Pantry
Awards Day is Friday at 7:45
Week of 3/6
Last week before Spring Break!
We will be reviewing sequencing and reading comprehension skills along with parts of a sentence - subject, verbs, and prepositional phrases. We will have a test Wednesday on these parts. We will not test on WW16 until after Spring Break. PLEASE remember to use this time to work ahead on lessons and start studying early in order to be better prepared.
We will finish up book clubs by the end of the week.
100% of AR is due March 9th. Pancake Reward Breakfast is Friday!
Wordly Wise will be due on Mondays from now on and the test will be on Tuesdays.
So WW13 is due February 6th.
Spelling Help App
Anyone interested in spelling help, there is a free app called Vocabulary Spelling City. You need to create an account online at http://www.spellingcity.com then you can upload your spelling words into the app.
Reading and AR
We use Accelerated Reading at Sacred Heart to help improve reading skills. AR goals are set in my classroom based on individual reading levels. I allow students to read any book they choose, as long as it is within their ZPD range. Reading of any kind continues to develop fluency and comprehension. Students are allowed to use apps like "Audible" in order to listen to a book as they are reading. Please note, students MUST have the book in front of them to follow along, whether it is a paperback or e-reader. The whole goal is to increase READING skills. Following along with audible narration models fluency and intonation. However, just listening to a book on "tape" is NOT reading, therefore, not improving reading skills. Students are allowed to bring e-readers to school for reading purposes (Kindles, tablets, etc. - not phones) as long as they have headphones.
Welcome to 5th Grade Language Arts! This year we will be focusing on grammar, writing, and reading. Most of the grammar and writing will be done in class and the reading will be done independently at home. Each child is required to read at least 20 minutes for homework. We will have Spelling and Wordly Wise vocabulary tests every Friday and grammar tests randomly throughout the units. Please sign up for my text message Remind notifications so you are aware of homework as well as other important information for class. I hope you have a great year!
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