Week 21: January 30-February 3

WOW! After eight weeks of work, we are ready to present our science projects! I am so excited to see what our kids have been up to! Please remember that the written report, journal, board and oral presentation is all due Monday morning. I will have the doors unlocked at 8:15 for drop off, or your student can bring them in after lining up outside.

Judging takes place on Wednesday morning and the open fair is Wednesday afternoon. You all received an invitation in the Friday folders. I have more copies if you’d like to invite grandparents or other relatives to the fair. I will announce the candidates for our the Santa Cruz County Science Fair on Thursday. Those asked to represent our school will receive an email with information of what to do next in order to register for the County Fair!

School Happenings:

  • February 1: Science Fair Judging
  • February 2: Chapel
  • February 10: New Date for Jog-a-Thon 
  • February 23: Open House

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday – Music at 11:45
  • Tuesday – Tech at 9:30
  • Wednesday– PE at 10:35
  • Thursday – Art at 11:45
  • Friday –  PE at 8:40, Spanish 2:30

Homework Due Dates:

  • Due on Monday: President biography book and organizer 2, science fair project, math worksheets, and any late or missing work or fix-it ticket
  • Due on Tuesday:Grammar worksheets (review for test), President biography book and organizer 2, math worksheet, any late or missing work, and unfinished classwork or fix-it ticket
  • Due on Wednesday: President biography book and organizer 2, math worksheet, any late or missing work, and unfinished classwork or fix-it ticket
  • Due on Thursday: President biography book and organizer 2, math worksheet, any late or missing work, and unfinished classwork or fix-it ticket
  • Due on Friday: President biography book and organizer 2, math worksheet, any late or missing work, and unfinished classwork or fix-it ticket

Study on Your Own Schedule:

  • Spelling list (see below)
  • Bible Verse (see below, or added to planner on Tuesday)
  • AR reading
  • Weekly Cursive Packet

Upcoming Quizzes/Tests:

  • Grammar Cumulative Test Tuesday (1-31-17)
  • Bible Verse & Lesson 21 Test Thursday (1-26-17)
  • Math Chapter Test 7 (2-3-17)
  • Spelling test Friday (2-3-17)
  • Reading and Vocab. Quiz  Friday (2-3-17)

Bible Verse:

1 Kings 2:3 New International Version (NIV)

“… observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.”

Spelling List:

  1. unusual                6. unfriendly                11. reunite                16. dishonest
  2. underwater         7. unfinished                12. rediscover         17. nonspecific
  3. regain                   8. unimportant            13. rewrap                18. misguide
  4. repaired               9. refreeze                     14. disconnect        19. overwhelm
  5. unaware              10. replenish                 15.discourage         20. submerge

Bonus:

  1. reputation
  2. character
  3. inevitable
  4. universal
  5. occurred

Science Fair Paper Help

I found a wonderful resource that will help in the formatting of the Science Report portion.

When your student opens up the google docs tab on their chrome book there is a list of templates available. If they click on the template that reads Report (The paper says Science Lab Report). They are absolutely allowed to use this template to write their paper!

I hope this helps!

Blessings.

Week 20: January 23-27

It is a very busy time of year for the fifth grade classes. We have two big projects we are working on, science fair and president biography reading.

Science Fair: The whole project is due next Monday (January 30th). Based on our recommended timeline, the experiment should be completed and the typed Science Report should be finished by Monday, January 23. This week the students should be working on the display board and oral report. We will be talking about these next steps in class this week.

President Report: The students should be finished reading their President Biography by Friday, the 27th. On Friday we discussed the graphic organizer 2 so those who are finished reading is able to move forward. Wednesday we will be discussing the final part of the project. It should be completed entirely in class, but your student will need crayons, colored pencils or markers to complete the process. I have some, but it would be helpful if you’d allow your student to bring some from home!

This coming Thursday, January 26th, is our school’s Middle School Vision Night. If you are planning on coming to TLCS, are still undecided or just want to know more about what our students have to look forward to, please plan on coming. It begins at 7pm. I look forward to seeing you there. Invite a friend!

School Happenings:

  • January 26: Middle School Vision Night 7pm
  • January 27: Jog-A-Thon Pep Rally
  • January 27: Half Day. Students dismissed at 12.
  • February 1: Science Fair Judging
  • February 10: New Date for Jog-a-Thon 

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday – Music at 11:45
  • Tuesday – Tech at 9:30
  • Wednesday– PE at 10:35
  • Thursday – Art at 11:45
  • Friday –  PE at 8:40, Spanish 2:30

Homework Due Dates:

  • Due on Monday: President biography book and organizer 1 (should be almost done reading), science fair project (goal is to work only on display board and oral presentations),  “How To” final paper emailed to me, and math worksheets (2 of them)
  • Due on Tuesday:President biography book and organizer 1 (should be almost done reading), science fair project (goal is to work only on display board and oral presentations),  and math worksheet
  • Due on Wednesday: President biography book and organizer 1 (should be almost done reading), science fair project (goal is to work only on display board and oral presentations),   math worksheet, and unfinished classwork
  • Due on Thursday: President biography book and organizer 1 (should be almost done reading), science fair project (goal is to work only on display board and oral presentations),  math worksheet, and unfinished classwork
  • Due on Friday: President biography book and organizer 1 (should be almost done reading), science fair project (goal is to work only on display board and oral presentations),  math worksheet, and unfinished classwork

Study on Your Own Schedule:

  • Spelling list (see below)
  • Bible Verse (see below, or added to planner on Tuesday)
  • Science Fair Research (experiment should be done and written report should be started…see packet for instructions)
  • President Biography Book
  • AR reading
  • Weekly Cursive Packet

Upcoming Quizzes/Tests:

  • Grammar Verb Quiz Tuesday (1-24-17)
  • Math mid-chapter quiz Wednesday (1-25-17)
  • Bible Verse & Lesson 21 Test Thursday (1-26-17)
  • Spelling test Friday (1-27-17)
  • Reading and Vocab. Quiz  Friday (1-27-17)

Bible Verse:

Romans 5:3-4 English Standard Version (ESV)

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope

Spelling List:

  1. slogan               6. lengthen               11. global                 16. pretzel
  2. woolen              7. captain                  12. bushel               17. fable
  3. listen                 8. mountain              13. marvel              18. chuckle
  4. heron                9. sandal                     14. barrel                19. angle
  5. frighten           10. signal                     15. practical          20. nozzle

Bonus:

  1. mercenary
  2. negotiate
  3. uninhabited
  4. omnipotent
  5. benevolent

Science Fair Schedule

The final science fair project is due January 30th; that’s just two weeks away. With it you should have the written report, a display board, an oral report ready and any display you’d like to add to the presentation. The rubric is in your science packet for more information on how you’ll be graded.

In order to keep ourselves from that frustration of last minute science fair projects we’ve all heard about, I have been encouraging our students to do a little bit each night. Below is a list to help us all keep our sanity as our students become scientists at home. This is an ideal timeline. By no means is it set in stone. If you’re child is behind in one are, they can certainly make up time. If your child is ahead of this time line that is great. We are all on our own path here with the same end date of January 30!

  • Research completed and hypothesis made by January 9th
  • Experiment completed and charts made in the journal by January 17th
  • Written report completed with typed paragraphs, charts and/or graphs by January 22nd
  • Board and oral presentation completed by January 30

Remember to keep referring to they science packet. If your child has made it home without this packet you may have them pull up a digital copy on their google classroom page.

I am looking forward to all the creative ways your children will be expressing science.

Week 19: January 17-20

Congratulations! You are now halfway through fifth grade! In 18 more school weeks you’ll be the parents of middle schoolers! How exciting is that?

To prepare for middle school, there are a few additions to the requirements in our class this quarter. We will be writing in cursive more, for one. All Bible and most spelling will be done in cursive from now on. I will not require the spelling test to be done in cursive to guarantee they are graded solely on spelling. However, during the week I will require they practice their spelling in cursive.  Another change that will take place is messy work or ripped pages will no longer be accepted for grading. They will be handed the messy page with a “Fix It” ticket attached. They will have one day to correct it or they will be given a 0 for the grade. Finally, no name pages will be thrown away after 5 days on the no name board. Please encourage your child to look there first, if they are missing work.

I have been asked by a couple parents about possibly having a homework club. I have been praying about offering time after school once or twice a week for a half hour for help with homework. If you are interested in signing your child up, please email me so I can see what the demand is.

This week is a new quarter. That means everyone is starting Tuesday morning with straight As. That is encouraging for all of us. A fresh start is welcomed, I’m sure! However, it happens to also be the sixth week in our English Language Arts Unit 3. Therefore it is an assessment week. Please be sure the students are getting well rested and have healthy snacks and lunches this week.

School Happenings:

  • January 19: Robin Hood Matinee
  • February 1: Science Fair Judging
  • February 10: New Date for Jog-a-Thon 

Classroom Happenings:

  • Tuesday – Tech at 9:30
  • Wednesday– PE at 10:35
  • Thursday – Art at 11:45, Play at 1:15
  • Friday –  PE at 8:40, Spanish 2:30

Homework Due Dates:

  • Due on Tuesday: President biography book and organizer 1, science fair project,  “How To” rough draft ready for peer editing, and math worksheets (3 of them)
  • Due on Wednesday: President biography book and organizer 1, science fair project,  “How To” edited paper, math worksheet, and unfinished classwork
  • Due on Thursday: President biography book and organizer 1, science fair project,  math worksheet, and unfinished classwork
  • Due on Friday: President biography book and organizer 1, science fair project,  “How To” final typed paper, math worksheet, and unfinished classwork

Study on Your Own Schedule:

  • Spelling list (see below)
  • Bible Verse (see below, or added to planner on Tuesday)
  • Science Fair Research (experiment should be done and written report should be started…see packet for instructions)

Upcoming Tests:

  • Unit 3 Reading/Writing assessment #1 Tuesday (1-17-17)
  • Unit 3 Reading/Writing assessment #2 Wednesday (1-18-17)
  • Math quiz Wednesday (1-18-17)
  • Unit 3 Fluency Reading assessment Wednesday and Thursday (1-18 & 19-17)
  • Bible Verse & Lesson 19 Test Thursday (1-19-17)
  • Spelling test Thursday (1-19-17)

Bible Verse:

1 Samuel 18:14

In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him.

Spelling List: (Review of previous 5 week’s words)

  1. minus               6. profile               11. decent          16. loser

2. local                  7. linen                  12. humor          17. comet

3. legal                  8. closet                 13. vacant          18. panic

4. recent               9. punish               14. smoky          19. student

5. cavern              10. tyrant                15. equal            20. shiver

  1. video                 6. poet                 11. riot                   16. piano
  2. diary                  7. radio               12. ideas                17. ruin
  3. diet                    8. patriot            13. fluid                 18. rodeo
  4. cruel                  9. genuine         14. casual              19. trial
  5. fuel                   10. meteor          15. diameter         20. meander
  1. footprint              6. caution              11. applause            16. encounter
  2. laughter               7. southern           12. boundary           17. lawyer
  3. bleachers             8. fairground        13. roughness         18. grownup
  4. grouchy                9. appoint              14. although           19. faucet
  5. entertain             10. flawless            15. coastal               20. doubting
  1. stable               6. stumble               11. royal             16. vocal
  2. saddle              7. terrible                12. cripple          17. journal
  3. table                 8. beetle                  13. hospital        18. medal
  4. noble               9. kettle                   14. legal               19. several
  5. cattle              10. eagle                    15. label              20. sample
  1. sugar               6. scholar                11. crater             16. shatter
  2. gentler            7. saucer                 12. pillar              17. governor
  3. scissors           8. labor                   13. splendor        18. vapor
  4. founder           9. commander      14. peddler          19. equator
  5. director          10. error                   15. professor      20. soldier

Week 18: January 9-13, 2017

 

Happy New Year! It will take a while to get used to writing 2017, but I am so excited for the changes and growth this new year will bring in out class!

This is the last week of the second quarter, and there are several who still have some missing work to get in. Please look for the list of missing work that should be coming home each night this week!

School Happenings:

  • January 13: End of the second quarter.
  • January 16: No School: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • January 19: Peter Pan Matinee
  • January 27: Jog-A-Thon
  • February 1: Science Fair Judging

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday – Music at 11:45
  • Tuesday – Tech at 9:30
  • Wednesday– PE at 10:35
  • Thursday – Art at 11:45
  • Friday –  PE at 8:40, Spanish 2:30

Homework Due Dates:

  • Due on Monday: President biography, science fair research, and missing work
  • Due on Tuesday: Math,  unfinished classwork, and missing work
  • Due on Wednesday: Math, Writing (“How To” plan), unfinished classwork, and Last Day to Turn In Any Missing Work From Second Quarter!!!
  • Due on Thursday: Math, Writing (“How To” start writing), Completed Bible Lesson, and unfinished classwork
  • Due on Friday: Math, Science Journal with research, and unfinished classwork

Study on Your Own Schedule:

  • Spelling list (see below, or added to planner on Monday)
  • Bible Verse (see below, or added to planner on Monday)
  • Science Fair Research (must have minimum of 3 sources; see packet for information)

Extra Credit Opportunities: 

  •  Science: Research a famous scientist (possibly one you’ve read about in your science fair research). Write a 5 paragraph essay about his/her life including birth date, death date and what was the big discovery they made! Due Wednesday 1-11-17
  •  Math: Each student was given a math page on Friday as extra credit. It is a math puzzle. Due Tuesday 1-10-17
  • Writing: Do a 5 paragraph essay (Intro, 3 body paragraphs, and conclusion) about how different countries celebrate New Years Eve. Due Wednesday 1-11-17
  • Grammar: Find poor grammar around town (or on your trip). Email a picture to me or bring it in on Monday. Be able to explain how it should be. Due Thursday 1-12-17
  • Reading: Do an extra book report. Have you read a book of your reading level recently? After taking the AR Quiz, do a book report. It can be a book cover, a video review (google reading rainbow), a poster advertisement, a mobile, or a diorama. Be sure you include the main characters, the plot and your recommendation. Due Wednesday 1-11-17

Upcoming Tests:

  • Grammar quiz Wednesday (1-11-17)
  • Bible Verse & Lesson 19 Test Thursday (1-12-17)
  • Spelling test Friday (1-13-17)
  • Reading Comprehension Quiz Friday (1-13-17)

Bible Verse:

 

1 Samuel 15:22

But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”

Spelling List:

  1. sugar                  6. scholar               11. crater             16. shatter
  2. gentler              7. saucer                 12. pillar              17. governor
  3. scissors             8. labor                   13. splendor        18. vapor
  4. founder             9. commander      14. peddler          19. equator
  5. director            10. error                   15. professor      20. soldier

Bonus:

  1. committee
  2. chief
  3. vulnerable
  4. metamorphosis
  5. ubiquitous