Week of 8/21
English - We will continue working on plural nouns and have a quiz on Wednesday possibly. Wordly Wise lesson 2 A-E will be due Thursday and we will test on Friday. Students should be working on Wordly Wise throughout the week so that it doesn't overwhelm them on Wednesdays trying to complete it all at once.
Reading - We will continue reading Number the Stars and summarizing chapters. Be looking for a note home soon as we are getting close to finishing the novel. We have some fun activities lined up. Students should be reading their AR book every day for a minimum of 20 minutes, even on the weekends. They are expected to be at about 50% of their goal by progress report time.
Week of 8/14
English: This week we will be discussing and working with singular and plural nouns and begin forming the possessive form of each. Wordly Wise 1 lessons A-E are due Thursday. We will have a spelling and vocabulary test on Friday.
Reading: We will continue reading chapters from Number the Stars and discuss story elements and write brief chapter summaries.
Calendar of Events
August 10: Charleston Wrap Fundraiser begins
August 15: Mass at 1:40
August 18: Mobile Planetarium Grades 1-8
August 19: Back to School Picnic
August 21: Nashville / Solar Eclipse Field Trip
August 23: Mass at 7:40 in the gym. All are welcome.
August 25: Denim Day to benefit the Hernando Social Services
August 30: Mass at 7:40 in the gym. All are welcome.
September 4-5: Labor Day Holidays
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.
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.
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 every night, seven days a week (or an average of 20 minutes daily). 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 important information for class. I hope you have a great year!
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