## Homework and Assignments

**Created by Mrs. Bennett and Ms. Zarmakoupis**

__September 2 - 5__We celebrated our first day of school! Introductions were made and classroom procedures were established. We had a classroom snowball fight where each student wrote three facts about themselves and threw it. Whoever picked it up, had to guess who wrote it. This was a great activity for students to get to know one another!

Social Studies: Introduction to what we will be discussing this year: Native Americans, Explorers, Colonies, Revolutionary War, Simulation, etc. The school had a Constitution Day presentation in the gym and a reader's theatre was conducted.

Math: Overview on what is expected. Math Inventory was stretched into two days.

Reading: A read aloud called Fudge-A-Mama was read to the class along with a discussion on reading strategies.

Writing: A writing piece on who is your "Hero" was written. Two days were given to brainstorm and create a short final copy.

Spelling: Spelling Inventory was conducted.

Art: 5th Grade Portfolio Cover - students used a sharpie on white paper to create their names and designs for their front cover.

Social Studies: Introduction to what we will be discussing this year: Native Americans, Explorers, Colonies, Revolutionary War, Simulation, etc. The school had a Constitution Day presentation in the gym and a reader's theatre was conducted.

Math: Overview on what is expected. Math Inventory was stretched into two days.

Reading: A read aloud called Fudge-A-Mama was read to the class along with a discussion on reading strategies.

Writing: A writing piece on who is your "Hero" was written. Two days were given to brainstorm and create a short final copy.

Spelling: Spelling Inventory was conducted.

Art: 5th Grade Portfolio Cover - students used a sharpie on white paper to create their names and designs for their front cover.

__September 8 - 12__Social Studies: Introduction to Chapter 2 The Earliest Americans. We also added a September 11th Unit. We read "The Man who Walked between the Towers. We also discussed 9/11 then and now. Constitution Day followed and students were grouped for a reader's theatre.

Math: We covered the following lessons -- Lesson 1.1 Introduction into Chapter 1, Introduction into the Math Board, Lesson 1.2 Explain Equivalent Fractions, and Lesson 1.3 Equivalent Fractions and Multipliers Day 1.

Reading: We continued learning about new strategies and each student came up with goals that they wanted to conquer for the new school year.

Writing: A free write was allowed and students answered the prompt: Tell me about a moment in your life that you'll never forget.

Art: Students continued creating their portfolio covers.

Math: We covered the following lessons -- Lesson 1.1 Introduction into Chapter 1, Introduction into the Math Board, Lesson 1.2 Explain Equivalent Fractions, and Lesson 1.3 Equivalent Fractions and Multipliers Day 1.

Reading: We continued learning about new strategies and each student came up with goals that they wanted to conquer for the new school year.

Writing: A free write was allowed and students answered the prompt: Tell me about a moment in your life that you'll never forget.

Art: Students continued creating their portfolio covers.

__September 15 - 19__Social Studies: These are the lessons we covered this week -- Lesson 2.1 The First Americans, Lesson 2.2 Ancient Indians, Lesson 2.3 The Desert Southwest, and Lesson 2.4 The Northwest Coast and the Artic.

Math: The lessons we covered -- Lesson 1.3 Equivalent Fraction and Multiplies Day 2, Lesson 1.4 Strategies for Comparing Fractions, Lesson 1.5 Fractions Greater Than One, Lesson 1.6 Add and Subtract Like Mixed Numbers, and Lesson 1.7 Add Unlike Fractions Day 1.

Reading: We started a new read-aloud called "The Witches" by Ronald Dahl. Each student got their own personal book to read with the class.

Writing: Discussion questions for "The Witches" were answered by each student in their journals. Students also wrote personal narratives.

Art: We integrated Social Studies with art this week. Students created their own Native American totem pole. They drew different symbols to represent different things about themselves.

Science: Metals, Metalloids, Non Metals

Math: The lessons we covered -- Lesson 1.3 Equivalent Fraction and Multiplies Day 2, Lesson 1.4 Strategies for Comparing Fractions, Lesson 1.5 Fractions Greater Than One, Lesson 1.6 Add and Subtract Like Mixed Numbers, and Lesson 1.7 Add Unlike Fractions Day 1.

Reading: We started a new read-aloud called "The Witches" by Ronald Dahl. Each student got their own personal book to read with the class.

Writing: Discussion questions for "The Witches" were answered by each student in their journals. Students also wrote personal narratives.

Art: We integrated Social Studies with art this week. Students created their own Native American totem pole. They drew different symbols to represent different things about themselves.

Science: Metals, Metalloids, Non Metals

__September 22 - 26__Social Studies: Student council speeches and voting. Lesson 2.5 The Plains which describe the types of settlement used by the Plain Indians, how they adapted to their environment, and learned about their customs and traditions. Students also got to brainstorm what their own Native American name would be and why.

Math: Lesson 1.7 Adding Unlike Fractions, Lesson 1.8 Subtracting Unlike Fractions, Lesson 1.9 Solve with Unlike Mixed Numbers, Lesson 1.10 Practice with Unlike Mixed Numbers, Lesson 1.11 Reasonable Answers which included estimating sums and differences of fractions and mixed numbers.

Reading: Finished the reading from "The Witches". Students wrote a the sequence of the story as well as silent reading to a book of their choice.

Writing: Unit 1 -- Personal Narratives were the focus this week. Conferencing and getting students to brainstorm details.

Spelling: Lesson 1 of Worldly Wise was introduced to the students.

Art: Students created their own Native American name, symbol, and person on a brown paper bag. They are hung outside the room and all look amazing!

Science: Chapter 9 review (due Monday)

Math: Lesson 1.7 Adding Unlike Fractions, Lesson 1.8 Subtracting Unlike Fractions, Lesson 1.9 Solve with Unlike Mixed Numbers, Lesson 1.10 Practice with Unlike Mixed Numbers, Lesson 1.11 Reasonable Answers which included estimating sums and differences of fractions and mixed numbers.

Reading: Finished the reading from "The Witches". Students wrote a the sequence of the story as well as silent reading to a book of their choice.

Writing: Unit 1 -- Personal Narratives were the focus this week. Conferencing and getting students to brainstorm details.

Spelling: Lesson 1 of Worldly Wise was introduced to the students.

Art: Students created their own Native American name, symbol, and person on a brown paper bag. They are hung outside the room and all look amazing!

Science: Chapter 9 review (due Monday)

****__September 29 - October 3__Social Studies: Lesson 2.6 The Eastern Woodlands was the last section in this chapter. As a review for chapter 2, students created a Native American chart that organized what they learned throughout the chapter into sections. We also broke the students up into small groups where they conducted skits about the type of Native Americans they chose. Chapter 2 test of The Earliest Americans was given.

Math: Lesson 1.12 Real World Problems and Lesson 1.13 Focus on Mathematical Practices. These lesson concluded our first chapter. The class had two days to review for the test. We answered any questions and played a review game. Chapter 1 test was given to the students. Finally, we had a discussion on how math workshop works in our classroom. Next chapter, we will be organizing the class into three centers for specific chapters.

Reading: Silent reading was a major focus this week. We talked about how to pick a "Good Fit Book".

Writing: We conducted individual conferences and re-organized binders. Lesson on Personal Narratives 5-8 was also taught.

Spelling: Our school's word study of Words Their Way (WTW) was introduced to the class.

Science: Chapter 9 test review and a presentation on recycling.

Math: Lesson 1.12 Real World Problems and Lesson 1.13 Focus on Mathematical Practices. These lesson concluded our first chapter. The class had two days to review for the test. We answered any questions and played a review game. Chapter 1 test was given to the students. Finally, we had a discussion on how math workshop works in our classroom. Next chapter, we will be organizing the class into three centers for specific chapters.

Reading: Silent reading was a major focus this week. We talked about how to pick a "Good Fit Book".

Writing: We conducted individual conferences and re-organized binders. Lesson on Personal Narratives 5-8 was also taught.

Spelling: Our school's word study of Words Their Way (WTW) was introduced to the class.

Science: Chapter 9 test review and a presentation on recycling.

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**October 6 - 10******