Friday, January 17

Reading:

MLK reading/discussion

Read To Self

Math:

Unit 5.3, Decompose non-unit fractions and represent them as a whole number times a unit fraction using tape diagrams.

Social Studies:

Map skills: legend, scale, longitude/latitude using desk-sized Washington State

Other:

2-hour late start

PE

Homework:

Read and log 20+

Signed Yellow Sheets and Planner

Market Day is set for Wednesday, January 29th

Thursday, January 16

Word Study:

Mountain Language

Reading:

Reading Rotations: small group focus, identifying author’s purpose

Math:

Unit 5.2

Engineering/Extensions

Writing:

Students began completing the format template to them organize their thesis/reasons/evidence

Other:  

Two hour delay 🙂

Music

Library

Homework:

Math 5.2 – all 🙂

Read and Log 20+

Friday, January 10

Word Study:

Spelling quiz

Mountain Language

Reading:

Read Aloud: Gregor The Overlander

Reading Rotations: small group focus, using context clues to help decipher difficult words in text

Math:

Unit 5.1, Decompose fractions as a sum of unit fractions using tape diagrams

Social Studies:

Lewis & Clark introduction; student presentations provided peers with background of people (both explorers/indigenous tribes), modes of transportation, and plants/animals

Other:

PE

Assembly – author, Simon Calcavecchia

Homework:

Read and log 20+

Signed Yellow Sheets and Planner

Thursday, January 9

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Mountain Language

Spelling work

Reading:

Read Aloud: Gregor The Overlander

Reading Rotations: small group focus, using context clues to help decipher difficult words in text

Math:

Unit 3 Assessment

Engineering/Extensions

Writing:

Students read past opinion pieces written by students and gave feedback 🙂

Social Studies:

Westward Expansion – research text and questions

How to use co-ordinates

Other:  

Music

Library

Homework:

No math tonight! Enjoy your break. 🙂

Read and Log 20+

Wednesday, January 8

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Math:

Unit 3 Practice Test – unit test is tomorrow

Reading:

Read Aloud: Gregor, The Overlander

Read To Self

Social Studies:

Fur Traders – summary/questions

Latitude

Other:

No specialists

Homework:

Read and log 20+

Unit 3 Assessment is tomorrow – students have a practice test to study by

Tuesday, January 7

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Mountain Language

Spelling work

Math:

Topics H & F quiz

Review of main concepts

Reading:

Rotations: small group focus was using context clues when figuring out difficult words

Reading responses – importance of setting

Read Aloud:  Gregor The Overlander

Social Studies:

Fur Traders – video, introduction

Forts across north western territories

Other:

Music

Homework:

Read & Log 20+

Math : multiplication area worksheet. Tomorrow students will be taking a practice test to help prepare  them for Thursday’s Unit assessment.

Monday, January 6

Word Study:

Spelling pretest

Mountain Language

Spelling work

Math:

Module 3.37: Transition from four partial products to the standard algorithm for two-digit by two-digit multiplication.

Reading:

Reading Rotations: Guided Reading focus, close reading

Read Aloud: Gregor The Overlander

Story Works: Vocabulary, quiz

Writing:

Opinion essay – structure; students worked on the structure of including a thesis/reasons/evidence, topic was “I Love Ice Cream”

Social Studies:

Understanding map degrees

Other:

PE

Homework:

Read & Log 20+

Math 3.37, Must Dos: 1, 3, 4 b&d

December Reading Log is due tomorrow! 🙂

Thursday, December 19

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Mountain Language

Spelling work

Reading:

Read Aloud: Ghost Canoe

Reading Rotations: small group focus, fluency

Math:

Unit 3.36, Multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers using four partial products.

Social Studies:

Earliest Washingtonians (essential questions) – quick essay, closing task for unit

Poles and hemispheres – completed

Other:  

Music

Library

Homework:

Unit 3.36 – Must Dos, even numbers

Read and Log 20+

Job Applications due tomorrow

Wednesday, December 18

Math:

Unit 3.35, Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using the area model.

Reading:

Read Aloud: Ghost Canoe

Read To Self

Social Studies:

Potlatch! Thank you parents for your generous snack donations

Native American unit response/reflection – quick essay

Other:

No specialists

Homework:

Read and log 20+

Potlatch gift from Mrs. McLemore – your math homework can be completed in class for Morning Work 🙂 Math 3.35 – odd numbers

Tuesday, December 17

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Math:

Module 3.34, Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using a place value chart.

Reading:

Hurricane – whole class focus lesson, inferring

Read Aloud: Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs

Social Studies:

Potlatch prep 🙂

Poles and Hemispheres – providing background knowledge before next unit begins after Winter Break

Other:

Music

Drama – the last time!

Homework:

Read & Log 20+

Math 3.34, 1 and 2 (do not have to do the place value chart) – focus on the associative property

Please bring lunch from home – Potlatch celebration is tomorrow