Week of 8/22/16 - 8/26/16

posted Aug 16, 2016, 9:45 AM by Angela Furnari
Welcome to 5th Grade!  It's going to be a great big year, and the Weekly Assignments section of our class website will help you to stay organized.

This week, we will:

Monday, 08/22/16

·         As it is the first day of school, students will design a nametag.  They should write their name clearly, and decorate their nametag with 3 favorite things.  They will introduce themselves to the class.

·         I will show the students a Powerpoint introducing myself, and giving a tour of the classroom. Through this I will also communicate my class expectations.  I will also explain Passport Global, introducing our first country.

·         I will pass out the expectation sheet for their binder.  Students will also label their Table of Contents, one for each of their major subjects.

HW: Have a parent sign the expectation sheet in binder.


Tuesday, 08/23/16

·         Students will take an Interest & Learning Styles Inventory that helps them recognize their individual strengths.  We will also use this information to help them set learning goals for themselves.

·         We will talk about what writing will look like this year.  Students will have one composition notebook, their Writer’s Notebook, and we will write in it at least two times a week.  We will talk about what good writing looks like, creating a list of what they learned in 4th grade about writing.  Students will then be given time to write a reflection on their summer, which they will share in pairs.

HW: Discuss your learning style with your parent.  Read 30 minutes.  Return first day paperwork.


Wednesday, 08/24/16

·         We will begin introducing Regions of the United States by defining words, 1 per table.  Students will be required to come up with a definition and how it relates to geography: region, landform, symbol, scale, elevation, and compass.  They will need to present to each group. 

·         We will begin our Short Story Unit with “Rikki Tikki Tavi”.  We will go through a PowerPoint presentation introducing the story, background, and literary elements, as well as reading the story through for the first time.

HW: Read 30 minutes.  Return first day paperwork.


Thursday, 08/25/16

·         We will continue reading “Rikki Tikki Tavi” as needed, and finish the PowerPoint presentation that comes with this.  We will review how events advance the plot forward.   

·         Students will answer comprehension questions based on the story.

HW: Read 30 minutes.  Return first day paperwork.


Friday, 08/26/16

·         Students will take a Spelling Inventory, to assist with proper placement in differentiated spelling groups.

·         Students will write about themselves, reflecting on their and providing evidence for each trait.

·         We will introduce Character Traits in literature.  We will have students create a Venn Diagram, where they compare and contrast themselves with their best friend.  To connect with the story, we will then have them compare and contrast Rikki Tikki with one of the villains from the story.  We will look at a master list of character traits, as well roles of characters (protagonist, antagonist). Students will also reread the story as needed.

HW:  Read & Rest.