Mr. Meyer

5th Grade

Archive for April, 2015

April 27th- May 1st

News:

  • Reading test on Tuesday!
  • We will have music everyday this week starting at 1:20. Program on Friday!
  • Social tests back on Wednesday!

Reading:

  • Reading test Tuesday!
  • Review and all vocabulary pictures are due on Monday.
  • We will go through the test on Wednesday and introduce the new theme.
  • We will discuss idioms.
  • Vocabulary words!
  • Comprehension strategy for the week: Determine Importance.
  • We will read; America’s Champion Swimmer, Extreme Dogboarding, and Famour First.

Writing:

  • Papers due this week!
  • We will be working with poetry this week!

Social:

  • I will hand back tests. I need them returned by Wednesday.
  • We will introduce chapter 6 this week.
  • We will get through lesson 1 and 2 for both classes.
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April 20th- 24th

News:

  • Full band and art on Wednesday!
  • Test for social Friday!
  • It’s chilly this week so bring jackets for recess!

Reading:

  • We will have two sets of vocabulary words this week.
  • We will be reading What Comes Down, How Gravity was Invented, Walking in Space, and Out-of-this-world Vacation.
  • Comprehension strategy this week is visual cues. We will be working with that as we read our stories.
  • We will be working with pronouns all week.
  • We will continue working with our DLR’s throughout the week.

Writing:

  • Monday and Tuesday are the last days we will be working on our essays. They are due on Tuesday.
  • We will start writing observation logs to correlate with our story, What Comes Down.

Social:

  • Review for classes on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Tests on Thursday and Friday.
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April 13th-17th

News:

  • MCA reading testing this week Thursday! Get plenty of rest this week to better prepare yourself for the test!
  • Spelling test this week; pretest on Wednesday.
  • Nutrition this week Thursday.

Reading:

  • Our reading comprehension skill for the week is asking questions. We will be working with that throughout the week in our stories.
  • We will be working with abbreviations. Our spelling words reflect this.
  • I will be reading Mirette on the High Wire and What Comes Down this week to the class.
  • We will have new vocabulary words on Wednesday this week.
  • MCA practice questions!!!

Writing:

  • We will be proof reading and peer editing our papers today.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday we will type up our stories. They will be complete on Wednesday.

Social:

  • Social review Monday and Tuesday.
  • Test next week.
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April 7th- 9th

News:

  • Short week! School starts on Tuesday and we are done Thursday!
  • MCA Testing next week Thursday! Get plenty of sleep and be prepared!
  • Bring in March reading calendars!

Reading:

  • Reading test on Tuesday, April 7th.
  • Being it’s a short week and we have MCA testing on Thursday we will be working with MCA samplers to dig deep into what they are asking and how we can do our best on the test!
  • We will be introducing our new theme, What Goes Up Must Come Down. This unit will be about gravity and we will get more into it next week.

Writing:

  • Continue working on our 5 paragraph papers.
  • We will be aiming to have these down at the end of this week or early next week.
  • Remember to have it corrected by 2 students and even a parent before our final copy!

Social:

  • We will be closing out our chapter this week.
  • Review and test next week!
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