**Work for Monday, January 16, 2017**

**James Mc, Seth, Nathan, Abby and Cooper**

**Reading-**

Students completed an independent informational text worksheet in class. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students were asked to think about an object (this could be a pet) that matters to you. They had the entire class period to write about this topic.

**Science-**

Students read and discussed the packet “Salt: The Rock We Eat. Students had the remainder of the class period to complete the packet. This is due tomorrow.

In the lab, students continued researching a mineral.

**Math-**

Students completed Lesson 3 and added 3 definitions to their vocabulary list…rate, unit rate and unit price. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. They are only required to complete 1-13.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their content worksheet for chapter 5. Students began chapter 6. They were asked to read lesson 1 silently and complete a five question worksheet that is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their signed Weekly Note.

**Scholorship opportunity**: Just a quick note today. I just received information in the mail about Kroger’s annual “I Can Make A Difference” scholarship in celebration of Black History Month.

The scholarship is open to all current 4th-12th grade Michigan student. The scholarship categories are: art, essay, music and poetry. There are $80,000 in prizes up for grabs, including some large scholarships towards future education.

Access full details, including theme, deadlines, etc. at www.ICanMakeHistory.com.

**Work for**

**Friday, January 13, 2017**

**Jaxson**

**Reading-**

Students discussed the answers to the Punch passage. Students listened and began discussing the nonfiction “Heart is in the Highlands” in the yellow book page 18-19. Students identified the main idea and we will continue looking at this piece Tuesday.

Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom.

**Writing-**

Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom.

**Science-**

Students began a concept map containing information from the reading. We will finish this on Tuesday.

Monday- AM ONLY we will be out of the classroom. Students will be completing a passage on Rock Salt. It is due Tuesday.

**Math-**

Students began Lesson 3. We will continue with this lesson on Monday.

**Social Studies-**

Students were asked to finish summarizing chapter five by responding in writing to our nine “I can” statements. This was due at the end of the class period.

**Students were given a content worksheet to complete that is due Monday. It counts as a test score.**

**Enrichment-**

Students organized their Friday folders and need to have their Weekly Note signed and returned Monday.

**Work for**

**Thursday, January 12, 2017**

**Kenna, Ethan E., Marquel**

**Reading-**

Students finished the practice identifying elements of nonfiction with the YOUTUBE passage. Students were given a worksheet about a dog named Punch to practice identifying these same nonfiction elements. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students had a class period to write to the topic… think about a place that matters to you. Zoom in and write about that place. Writer’s Notebooks were collected at the end of this hour.

**Science-**

Students continued the reading for activity 15 and completed the lab sheet. Students also began a concept map containing information from the reading.

In the lab, students are working on the research for their mineral project.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students review prime factorization and defined RATIO in their spirals.

Students complete a mcap probe.

**Social Studies-**

Students were asked to summarize chapter five by working in pairs, to respond in writing to our nine “I can” statements. Students are not yet done in their pairs; so, an additional period will be given tomorrow.

**Work for Wednesday, January 11, 2017**

**Reading-**

Students added notes about topic, topic sentence, main idea and supporting details. We began looking at a YOUTUBE passage to practice identifying these elements of nonfiction. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students had a class period to write to the topic..…think about a first time moment in your life. Zoom in and write about that moment. Writer’s Notebooks will be collected at the end of writing class tomorrow.

**Science-**

First, completed analysis 1-4 for activity 14 and complete the set-up for activity 15. They began reading in groups. We will continue this tomorrow.

In the lab, students completed a rough sketch of the mineral project display and began researching minerals.

**Math-**

Students continued with Lesson 2. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their lesson three worksheet. Students were asked to summarize chapter five by working in pairs, to respond in writing to our nine “I can” statements. Students will get one more class period tomorrow to complete this activity.

**Work for**

**Monday, January 09, 2017**

**Elizabeth**

**Reading-**

Students finished taking notes from pages 4-7, Fiction vs Nonfiction. In addition, students were given 2 worksheets to add to their Reading spiral…topic sentence and a paragraph on YouTube. We will add notes to these pages tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students reviewed the purpose of their Writer’s Notebook and wrote to the topic…think about a person who matters to you. Begin by listing small, clear moments about this person. Now, zoom in on ONE of these moments and write about this one moment.

**Science-**

First, students shared analysis 3 for activity 13. Students completed the set-up for activity 14, finished the chart to the procedure and began analysis 1-4. We will continue this tomorrow.

In the lab, students began researching minerals.

**Math-**

Students added the definition of Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple. (see a buddy, your book or me) Students were introduced to Lesson 2…what is a ratio? We will continue this lesson tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued with chapter five. In pairs, students finished reading lesson 3 and were asked to complete both sides to the worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Signed Weekly Notes were turned in for checking.

**Work for**

**Friday, January 06, 2017**

**Abby, James Mc, Jaxson and Emersyn**

**Reading-**

Students began taking notes from pages 4-5, Fiction vs Nonfiction. We will continue this Monday.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their decorated Writer’s Notebook.

**Science-**

Students had a discussion about diamonds. We completed analysis 2 together in class and analysis 3 in our spirals for activity 13.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. Students added the Chapter 1 vocabulary words (page 4) to their spirals. We will add definitions as we are introduced to them. Please make sure to skip at least 5 lines between each word as you write them.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued with chapter five. In pairs, students read lesson 3 and were given a worksheet to begin. Students will get more time Monday to complete.

**Enrichment-**

Friday folders came home today. Signed Weekly Notes are due Monday.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, January 04, 2017**

**and Thursday, January 05, 2017**

**Jayden, Abby and Emersyn**

**Reading-**

**Wednesday:**Students turned in their Book Project. Students took their MAZE winter screener and were introduced to our next Reading Unit 1..Fiction vs Nonfiction.

**Thursday:**Students shared their Book Report Project with table mates. They had the remainder of the hour to read independently.

**Writing-**

**Wednesday:**Students had Library today.

**Thursday:**Students had the entire class period to decorate and personalize their writer’s notebook. These are due tomorrow.

**Science-**

**Wednesday:**Students completed the procedure for activity 13 and discussed the mineral property worksheet they completed.

**Thursday:**Students have an article and a ten question worksheet to complete. If lines are provided, they must answer in a complete sentence.

**Math-**

**Wednesday:**Students took their MCOMP and MCAP winter screeners.

**Thursday:**Students completed Lesson 1 of Chapter 1, Ratios and Rates. They have a skills worksheet to complete for Friday.

**Social Studies-**

**Wednesday:**Students continued with chapter five. Independently, students read lesson 2 and were given a ten question worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Thursday:**Students watched a video on Canada’s history. The viewer’s guide side of the worksheet is due tomorrow and will count as a grade. The pretest side of the worksheet should have been completed in class, but it is not going to be graded.

**Enrichment-**

**Wednesday:**In the lab, students continued a noun/adjective activity. This should have been completed by the end of the period. However, some students will get more time Friday to complete it.

**Work for Tuesday, January 03, 2017**

**Jayden, Abby, Emily and Hannah**

**Reading-**

Students had one final class period to work on their Book Project. Several students turned these in today. However, projects are due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students were introduced to our new writing unit, Personal Narrative. Students were introduced to their writer’s notebooks and completed a writing activity based on previously published personal narrative stories. Students need to bring in personal items from home that best represent themselves (pictures, stickers, computer printed pictures, duct tape) to personalize and decorate the cover page of their writer’s notebook for Thursday.

**Science-**

Students looked over activity 12 for completion. It will be collected tomorrow. Students also completed the set-up for activity 13.

**Math-**

Students took their Chapter 1 Pretest.

**Social Studies-**

Students began chapter five. Together, we read lesson 1.

**Enrichment-**

In the lab, students began a noun/adjective activity. We will work on this tomorrow as well.

**Work for Friday, December 16, 2016**

Jasmin and Abby

Students worked on their holiday song and reading projects. Students will get one more day in class to work on their reading projects.

**Have a safe and happy holiday break!**

Work for Thursday, December 15, 2016

Work for Thursday, December 15, 2016

**Danielle and Adrianna S.**

**Reading-**

Students had another class period to work on their Book Project. Students should be typing items for their project at home and bring into school to add tomorrow. These final projects are due January 4.

**Writing-**

Students had a locker clean out and made snowflakes to decorate our hall. In addition, students worked on their group song to print and present for tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students took their Chapter 4 test.

**Social Studies-**

Students took their chapter test.

**Enrichment-**

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

Motor coach $25.00 was due today.

**Work for Wednesday, December 14, 2016**

**Danielle**

**Reading-**

Students had another class period to work on their Book Project. Students should be typing items for their project at home and bring into school to add tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Battle Book Reports were due today.

**Math-**

Students went over last night’s Review Guide. The chapter 4 test is tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students correct last night’s review guide. The chapter test is tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for Tuesday, December 13, 2016**

**James M and Abby**

**Reading-**

Students had a class period to work on their Book Report. Students should be typing items for their project at home tonight.

**Writing-**

Students had a class period to begin final edits and revisions to create a publish story. We will have one more computer lab time tomorrow. These final copies are due at the end of the hour tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s Review Guide. Students had 2 period to review for Thursday’s test. Students have a review guide to compleye and return for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students worked on the chapter 4 review guide. This is due tomorrow, and the test is Thursday.

**Enrichment-**

Students began a holiday partner writing piece. Students will get more time to work on this tomorrow and Thursday.

**Weekly Notes were turned in today.**

**Adopt a Family items were due today.**

**Battle Book Report #2 - due tomorrow.**

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for Friday, December 09, 2016**

**James M, Sarah**

**Reading-**

Students began working on their Novel Book Report. They will continue this Monday.

**Science-**

Students completed Activity 12. Ask your child about an extra credit assignment for science due Tuesday.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment and worked on a review guide. This is due Monday.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their outlines, illustration and worksheet for Lesson 4.

**Enrichment-**

**Get your weekly note signed.**

**Adopt a Family items are Due December 13.**

**Battle Book Report #2 - due December 14**

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for Wednesday, December 07, 2016**

**and Thursday, December 08,2016**

**Michael and Abby**

**Reading-**

**Wednesday**: Student’s continued worked on their Book Group notes. These are due Friday. Students were introduced to their independent Novel Book Report.

**Thursday:**Students have the entire hour to finish working on their Book Group Notes. Once finished, these are turned in and students begin working independently on their book report brainstorm sheet.

**Writing-**

**Wednesday**:Students turned in their typed sloppy copies. Students had Library time.

**Thursday:**Students had the entire class period to improve their Descriptive Stories.

**Science-**

**Wednesday**:Students turned in their edited paragraph about the rocks they observed from Friday. Students began to complete the chart for Activity 12.

**Thursday:**Students continue watching “National Treasure”.

**Math-**

**Wednesday**:Students corrected last night’s assignment and were introduced to Lesson 8. They have a worksheet that is due tomorrow. ONLY problems 1-15.

**Thursday:**Students corrected last night’s assignment and were give a division review worksheet that is due Friday.

**Social Studies-**

**Wednesday**:Students had a class period to finish their outline for Lesson 4. This is due tomorrow.

**Thursday:**Students were given a worksheet for Lesson 4 and asked to complete an illustration based upon the Northwest Coast Indians. This is due Friday.

**Enrichment-**

**Adopt a Family items are Due December 13.**

**Battle Book Report #2 - due December 14**

Don’t forget about the extra credit opportunities (for term 2) posted on the class website.

**Work for Tuesday, December 06, 2016**