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Word Study
Due Date: 9/22/2017
Subject: Writing

Students will continue to use the Words Their Way spelling program this year. 

In order to generalize the spelling patterns and not just learn the spelling words,  students should sort and copy their spelling words each night.  The students will  also be given a menu of sorts and spelling activities from which to choose.

One activity is a word hunt in which students are asked to find words in their reading that follow the same pattern they are studying, not necessarily  the same words.

Students keep their word sorts in school and bring a second list home.The spelling journal should travel between home and school each day.


Building A Reading Life
Due Date: 9/1/2017
Subject: Reading

I hope  you have been  busy reading this summer and are   anxious to create a "book buzz" with your classmates. Together we will continue to  build a reading life by increasing stamina, fluency, and engagement. I am looking forward to sharing  my reading life with you.

You will be expected to  actively participate  in mini lessons , reading conferences, sharing with a reading partner, and   reading independently each day. You are also required  to read  for at least 30 minutes  each nightand write post-it notes to make your thinking visible. You will be asked to complete a daily reading log to keep track of your progress. This reading log will travel between home and school each night.    Each time you complete a book, add it to the Books Completed Sheet in your reading folder.

Raz Kids
Due Date: 9/11/2015
Subject: Reading

Read at least one book and take one quiz this week.  Remember to read carefully.  Since this will count as your nightly reading, you should write post-it notes to record your thinking.

Math Facts
Due Date: 9/4/2015
Subject: Math

It is important to practice math facts each night.  It is the only way to build automaticity and be a successful math student. At times I will provide you with specific assignments, but you can easily practice  at home using flashcards or the Internet.   Test yourself to see how many facts you already know.  How many more can you learn before school begins?

This year I will provide you with a PIN Number so you can access  at home as well as in school.

You will take a pretest for each operation and based on your score,given problems to practice. Your progress will be reported each time you access  You will be awarded a certificate after you successfully complete each operation.   How quickly can you master each level?

The class goal is for each student to earn a certificate for all four operations.

Summer Souvenirs
Due Date: 9/2/2015
Subject: Projects

In order to learn more about each other as we begin the 2016-20167school year together, I am asking each student to bring in a souvenir from their summer vacation.  It can be a memento from a trip ,but it can also include an activity the student participated in  or something from a hobby they enjoyed this summer.  These are only suggestions.  We will discuss other ideas in class. Each student will tell about the souvenir and explain why it is important to him or her during Morning Meeting. The assignment is due on September 7th but feel free to bring your item in earlier. 

I will share my souvenir with you on September 1st and explain why it is important to me.

What is Behind Your Name
Due Date: 9/1/2015
Subject: Projects

As a class, we are continuing to learn about each other.  It is interesting to learn about the origins of each classmate's name. Complete the handout  "What is behind your name" and return  it to school on or before Tuesday September 1. Complete the paper carefully and practice your presentation at home. Be prepared to share information about your name during Morning Meeting.

Raz Kids
Due Date: 10/10/2014
Subject: Reading

Read at least one book on Raz Kids this week.   Write a summmary of the book in your reading notebook.

Word Study
Due Date: 10/6/2014
Subject: Writing

Sort  your words twice  and copy your spelling words.  Be sure to read the words in each column after you sort or copy them.


Word Hunt
Due Date: 9/23/2014
Subject: Writing

Today in class we reviewed a word hunt. Tonight after you sort and copy your spelling words, look through material that you have already read and find at least five words that follow this week's spelling pattern.   After you write the words, explain the pattern.  The spelling menu in your folder also explains this assignment.


Writing Numbers to 100,000
Due Date: 9/12/2014
Subject: Math

Math In Focus Workbook  Pages  3-6.  Follow the directions we reviewed in class.

Division Leftovers
Due Date: 3/30/2012
Subject: Math

The students have participated in an activity to help them understand the concept of division and remainders.   They are bringing the assignment sheet home .  It would be beneficial if each student could do this activity with someone at least once this week.   All that is required is a collection of objects and a die.  Thank you

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