November 30th, 2016
Spelling: We reviewed the use of apostrophes for contractions, but not for possessive pronouns: they’re/their, it’s/its, you’re/your.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.
Writing: We talked focusing on just one main problem for the characters to solve, rather than writing about too many things.
Students also worked on prewriting conferences and continued prewriting for our next piece of writing, another fiction narrative, due Friday, December 16. Homework is to work on writing for at least 15 minutes and to finish prewriting. Your student should be prewriting the plot, characters, and setting at this point.
Math: Students continued to review division skills, focusing on finishing dividing with dividends and quotients that contain a zero, and dividing with remainders. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.
Students also looked at JupiterGrades to see if they had a missing assignments. Some students had several. We talked about focusing on trying to finish one missing assignment a night. Just one. Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is with one small step at a time. If students try to get one missing math assignment finished each night, they will be caught up by next week.
We are about to work on two-digit division, such as 1,354 / 17, so it’s important that students know fourth-grade division before they try to do the larger fifth-grade problems.
Here are some Khan Academy topics your students might have missing:
- Divide by 1-digit numbers (no remainders)
- Zeros in the dividend (no remainders)
- Zeros in the quotient (no remainders)
- Divide with remainders
Science: We reviewed our last experiment from yesterday.
Social Studies: None today due to our reading skills and AR practice time.
- The Pizza Kit Camp Fundraiser is due December 2.
- Have you set a Daily Homework Time for your student? Consider 15 minutes of math, 15 minutes of writing, and 20 minutes of something else to make a brain smarter!
- Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
- View links to all the websites we use in class.
- View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.