Mr. Meyer

5th Grade

Archive for March, 2015

March 30th- April 3rd

News:

  • Math MCA on Tuesday March 31st. Get plenty of sleep the night before! Be confident in yourself!
  • We have this Friday and next Monday off! Enjoy the mini vacation!
  • No spelling this week due to short week and MCAs from last week and this week.
  • Tuesday is also class picture day. Bring in your order slip and dress nice!

Reading:

  • We will continue working with contractions.
  • We will introduce exaggerations and hyperboles.
  • We will have a reading test on Thursday this week. Study, study, study!
  • We are working with comparing and contrasting with our story, One Hundred Sixty Miles of Bad Weather.
  • Independent reading is very important. Please encourage your child to read at home also!

Writing:

  • We will start our 5 paragraph essay. Students brain stormed over the weekend so we will be starting our rough draft!

Social:

  • We will continue working with our lesson on the American Revolution. We will get through lesson 4 and 5. Test will be next week!
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March 23rd-27th

News:

  • MCA testing this week! Meyer-26th. Ament 27th. Get plenty of rest and be ready to rock the test!
  • Spelling test this week: Ament Thursday. Meyer Friday.
  • Full band on Wednesday.
  • Art on Friday.

Reading:

  • We are working with authors purpose this week!
  • New vocabulary words this week. Finish at home!
  • We will be concentrating on contractions this week. They reflect our spelling words!
  • We will be reading short stories to look for authors purpose and contractions.

Writing:

  • We will be working with our DLR’s.
  • Daily writing will occur as usual!
  • I will introducing how to write a 5 paragraph paper.
  • We will work on the writing process; prewriting, drafting, editing, proofreading, and publishing.

Social:

  • We will continue learning about the American Revolution.
  • We will be working in sections 2 and 3.
  • Test will be late next week!
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March 16th-20th

News:

  • Full band Wednesday!
  • Art is on Thursday again!
  • Friday is the last day of the quarter and the first day of Spring!
  • Spelling pre-test Wednesday. Spelling test Friday.

Reading:

  • We are starting Theme 10!
  • Our comprehension strategy is inferring the authors purpose this week!
  • We will continue talking about prefixes: pre and re!
  • We will talk about dialogue this week!
  • We will work with singular/plural nouns!

Social:

  • We are starting a new chapter this week talking about the cause of the Revolutionary War!
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March 9th- 13th

News:

  • Social Test on Tuesday for Meyer and Wednesday for Ament.
  • Reading test on Friday for both classes.
  • Art on Thursday.

Reading:

  • We will be working with prefixes; non, in and dis.
  • We will be reading a few interactive stories; Cumberland Gap and The Life and Travels of Jedediah Smith.
  • We will be doing a symbolism activity.
  • We will review on Thursday before the test.
  • The spelling words are on Spelling City, my word press site, our news letter, and I handed out a copy.

Social:

  • Test of Meyer on Tuesday. Ament is on Wednesday.
  • We will begin our next chapter towards the end of the week.

 

Student Survey

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March 1st-6th

News:

  • Mrs. Kern will be here Monday!
  • Thursday is our nutrition day and art!
  • Spelling words this week are a review of everything we learned this year!

Reading:

  • We will be starting a new theme this week!
  • Comprehension strategy this week is compare and contrast.
  • Vocabulary words: escape, colonization, compass, commence, and commotion.
  • We will be working with the prefix “UN”
  • Morning classes will continue to work with the book, The Tale of Despereaux. Both classes will need to finish their writing projects this week.

Social:

  • Social test this week!!! Study, study, study!
  • We will have a review one day this week and then the test the next.

 

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